As I planned my route from DC to Pittsburgh it seemed that Little Orleans was a good stop for that day.
The Town Hill Bed and Breakfast is a sure luxury after riding the dirt of the C&O Canal Towpath for a day. The owners are easy going and pleasant people with many stories to tell. The husband is a storyteller for sure.
The reservations were easy with a phone call answered very personably. I was even given very clear directions as to how to leave the C&O trail, get to the only restaurant in town and to call for the $6.00 ride to the B&B. Bikes are stored under a cover in the the back yard.
My room was $129 plus taxes for a shared bath and twin bed. It did seem a bit steep but there really isn't anywhere else to stay. The room and bed were, however, very comfortable and clean. The shared bath turned out to be easy as there weren't any other guests staying in my section of the facility.
The breakfast part of the B&B was very good with four selections of eggs and quiche as well as juice and coffee. An added bonus was the good conversation with fellow cyclists around a community table.
For another $6.00 the owner then took all of us back to the trailhead to start our day riding.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our beautiful, historic property consists of many opportunities to relax and enjoy the vast mountains of Western Maryland. Relax on our large front porch, gazebo, pavilion, or fire pit. Enjoy our overlook where you can see Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia. Our Inn is the host to many weddings, parties, conferences, and banquets. Check out our new website! ... more less