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Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This B&B is in an extremely peaceful and beautiful setting. It is very comfortable and the owner, Ellen, extends great hospitality. Breakfasts are unusual and flavoursome and Ellen always has something sweet in the dining-room to which guests are offered to help themselves. The rooms are all large and airy. We stayed in the Patapsco Suite on the ground floor...

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Plover, WI
Reviewed 24 September 2014

We stayed at The Wilderness while in Catonsville for a high school reunion. The location was perfect for us, but it would be pretty fine for visitors with very different agendas in the area too. It is only minutes off the beltway, but remarkably quiet and secluded. Our Blue and Gold Suite was clean, comfortable, and remarkably large, but we...

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 August 2014

The Wilderness is a beautifully decorated and charming old farmhouse with enormous suites in a very quiet area of Catonsville that feels remote but is 5 minutes from town. The innkeeper is very friendly and prepares terrific big breakfasts each day. The place is meticulously maintained and has a very fresh and airy feel to it. There is an excellent...

Thank linda e
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 15 May 2014

My sisters and I decided, once again, to run away for Mother's Day 2014 and we selected the Wilderness B&B in Catonsville, Maryland mainly because it was close to home, shopping and restaurants. And the location did not disappoint. The B&B itself is very sweet -- tended to by Ellen and her three cats -- surrounded, literally, by the Patapsco...

2Thank Zehndi
Hope, NJ
Reviewed 15 October 2012

My husband and I travelled from New Jerey to Maryland for a birthday party and found this wonderful B&B in the woods which turned out to be this huge mansion owned and operated by the most wonderful woman Ellen. She single-handedly operates this B&B while working fulltime. Our room was extremely clean - the mansion is filled with antiques and...

Thank ilix310
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 5 August 2012

My husband and I made a last minute reservation here for an overnight and were very pleased with our stay. The suite was beautifully decorated--comfortable and clean. Wilderness owner Ellen Sawaya prepared us a delicious breakfast and made us feel very welcome here. What a treat to stay in a mansion surrounded by park land (access to Patapsco Park hiking...

1Thank Joanne60811
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 15 July 2012

We loved this B & B, set back from the road and surrounded by woods. The manion has been lovingly restored by its owner and has won numerous preservation awards. The antiques that fiil the room lend a sense of style and grace. The suites are very spacious. Our daughter had her own room while we had the large master...

1Thank DLS01
Lancaster OH
Reviewed 17 August 2010

Each year, a few guys from high school get together somewhere in between our home locations to take in a ball game, hit some golf balls, but mostly retell stories, renew friendship, have a few beers etc. The Wilderness was a great place to do this - a great facility. It only took us about 20 minutes to get to...

2Thank BizandNell
Reviewed 11 July 2009

Very beautiful and quiet place inside a state park and only 15 minutes away from BWI airport and downtown Baltimore. Breakfast was delicious

1Thank Peace2000

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled between the rolling hills of the Patapsco Valley State Park, outside of historic Ellicott City, The Wilderness Bed and Breakfast offers a tranquil, rural setting for guests seeking to "get away from it all". Conveniently located 15 minutes from downtown Baltimore and BWI airport, 35 minutes from Washington, DC, it is a short drive to many Maryland landmarks. Catering to historic house lovers, The Wilderness Bed and Breakfast has been lovingly restored to its former country manor atmosphere. Although the original home on the site dates to 1799, the current structure is the result of a major addition and renovation by a wealthy Baltimore industrialist in 1899. You will find peace, quiet, great home baked goods, comfortable beds and an opportunity to abandon routine - come out for a visit and get lost in your dreams! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Wilderness

Address: 2 Thistle Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228-5532
Region: United States > Maryland > Catonsville
Price Range: £98 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“We saw each room. Each is unique, and all look fine.”
 of 5 bubbles lindae275, 10 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The Dugan Suite doesn't have a TV, so if you need or want that, be sure to ask Ellen for a different room.”
 of 5 bubbles Zehndi, 15 May 2014 | Read review
“All rooms have a view - wildlife included - peaceful”
 of 5 bubbles ilix310, 15 Oct 2012 | Read review
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