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The Wayside Inn
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We have stayed in many inns and B&Bs throughout the USA and Europe and, without a doubt, The Wayside Inn experience was one of our best. We recently spent two warm and cozy nights at the inn on a special occasion get-away. From David's first friendly greeting to our final good-bye, we enjoyed the welcoming ambience of this beautifully restored historic house, the pampered comfort and amenities of the Banneker Room with adjoining spa-like bathroom, and the delicious breakfasts served along with David's great conversation. Ellicott City and the surrounding area provided plenty of opportunity for shopping, dining, entertainment, and exploring historic sites. We highly recommend The Wayside Inn as a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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David B, Owner at The Wayside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

Your recommendation is music to my ears, Judith! Thanks for staying with us, and thanks for following up with such a touching review. I hope you'll keep us in mind next time you're planning a getaway!

Best,
David

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

My three day stay at the Wayside Inn was excellent all the WAY around! The Inn with its warmth and charm was just what was needed for a girl's getaway. There are several options for visiting downstairs in common rooms, however we had the two top floor bedrooms with adjoining sitting rooms all to ourselves -two private baths, as well. David and Susan made us feel at home and comfortable, giving assistance with directions and reservations as needed. The breakfasts were delicious and different each day. The beds and linens were remarkably comfortable! The Inn was a delightful getaway with easy access to Baltimore or D.C. However, Ellicot City, was all that was needed on this girl's weekend retreat. The historic district was quite charming with shopping, dining, a bakery and chocolate shop, wine bars, and breweries. A nearby lake with walking trails provided outdoor activity and a spa day completed the indulgences. The Wayside Inn comes highy recommended for a relaxing bed and breakfast stay. I'll be back!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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David B, Owner at The Wayside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

And we can't wait to have you back! Thanks for following up with us after your girls' trip to Ellicott City. It was a pleasure having you here, and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much!

Best,
David

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Just spent a girls weekend at this wonderful B&B. Reminded me so much of my New England roots,but that aside,David and Susan,the innkeepers were great! They were so hospitable-there when we needed information about the area which they were very knowledgeable about and great to chat with,but by no means intrusive. We came and went freely. The Inn itself, was wonderfully appointed with spacious rooms. We so enjoyed the sitting rooms off the bedrooms in which we spent much girl time catching up!. Breakfasts were wonderful and kept us fortified for our days adventures. Ellicot City is a wonderful little gem of a historic town and so fun to explore.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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David B, Owner at The Wayside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2014

Thanks for thinking of us when you were planning your girls' trip, Judy! It was a pleasure having you here, and I'm thrilled you were able to explore all Ellicott City has to offer. We'd love to have you back next time you need a getaway!

Best,
David

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Reviewed 19 January 2014

This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast and we celebrated our anniversary during our stay. After having dinner nearby, we arrived at 6pm and were welcomed by David who got us acquainted with all of the amenities. After that it was a relaxing night in the Banneker Room. Winding down in the jetted tub, warming up by the fire and enjoying a few movies on the comfy bed. In the morning we were refreshed by the rainfall shower and enjoyed a hot chocolate and french vanilla coffee from the beverage machine just outside our room.

We opted for the later breakfast at 9:30am and it was amazing. Fresh blueberries, strawberries and whipped cream, a large selection of hot teas and juices, blueberry almond french toast and thick grilled ham enjoyed in the sun room with views of the lake.

We will definitely stay again! I am scared to go anywhere else since I think we experienced the best already! Thank you David and Susan!

- Bernard and Vanessa Adkins
Severn, Maryland

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David B, Owner at The Wayside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2014

Great to hear from you, Bernard! Thank you so much for following up with us after your stay. Reading that you think you experienced the best B&Bs have to offer at our place means more to me than you know — that's a compliment we won't soon forget!

Until next time,
David

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We were with you on Dec. 14 & 15. It was wonderful: convenient, comfortable, welcoming and enjoyable. The history of the area and the Inn itself made the stay especially interesting to us, but above all, the breakfasts sold us. They were both imaginative and delicious. In fact, we just downloaded your recipe for the french toast and we look forward to trying to match your rendition of it. I hope we can repeat the whole experience.

Ken and Jane Boren

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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David B, Owner at The Wayside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2014

We hope you can repeat the experience too, Ken! Thank you so much for this thoughtful recommendation. Let us know how your French toast turns out!

Until next time,
Wayside Inn Management

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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

Super comfy room, bed, pillows, towels, etc. Breakfast was varied and delicious... the B&B is very close to Ellicot City which is a little, quaint town with a couple of amazing restaurants and interesting, little stores. We will visit again next year...

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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David B, Owner at The Wayside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2014

You had us at "perfect suite!" Thank you so much for following up with us after your stay. We're already looking forward to having you back next year!

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Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

This is hands down our favorite b&b thus far!! Absolutely amazing! Beautifully restored and remodled the innkeepers are amazing super friendly folks felt like home. We stayed for my wife's 30th birthday and could not have imagined a better place to stay! As we walked in the front door we could smell the homemade chocolate chip cookies that had just come out of the oven, which were delicious! The room we stayed in was as beautiful as the rest of the inn and super clean. Breakfast was wonderful! Best we have had in a long time and not the normal plain old breakfast either, 3-4 course spread of delicious-ness, yum!!! We will definitely be going back soon!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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David B, Owner at The Wayside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Your favorite B&B thus far? We're honored! Thank you so much for celebrating your wife's birthday with us. We're already looking forward to your next visit!

'Til then,
David, Owner

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Additional Information about The Wayside Inn

Address: 4344 Columbia Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042-5910
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Region: United States > Maryland > Ellicott City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Ellicott City
Price Range: £125 - £161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Wayside Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two hundred years of history await you at the Wayside Inn. Conveniently located in historic Ellicott City, Maryland, and within a short drive of either Baltimore or Washington, D.C., the Wayside Inn is the perfect place for you to escape to the past. A historic building providing modern amenities and fabulous, full breakfasts combine for an unforgettable escape. ... more   less 
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