First off, this is a B&B is in transition, but the innkeeper, Leigh, was super friendly and helpful. The breakfast was amazing and the view to the St. Mary's River cannot be beat. That said, a few things that might help would be to have a sitting out area for the guests, there is a great library room facing the river just meant for reading a good book - but at present the whole first floor is devoted to the restaurant which is not a part of the inn. The restaurant has sort of taken over at the inn's expense - just a personal thought. Also, maybe a small television in the rooms - or even in the common room, would be nice to catch the weather or just lounge since there is no "nightlife" within 10-15 miles. Another thought would be to the person/persons responsible for the grounds, here is a beautiful 1840s historic home with a wonderful setting and the landscaping is definitely suburban track home. One would expect trees and lawn with the requisite brick patio for wedding receptions, but the concrete, overgrown shrubs against the house - well you get the picture - does not compliment this gem. That said, cannot wait to return in a few years and see how things have progressed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic St. Mary's City's Inn at Brome Howard is the best lodging option for people visiting St. Mary's City. Rest easy at this restored 1840s home furnished with many period pieces. Enjoy views of the serene St. Mary's River, starry nights, and the quiet comfort of one of four serene bedrooms tastefully decorated with heirloom furniture, luxury linens, antiques, and period artwork. Plan a small gathering in the restored plantation house or formal garden, or decorate our on-site party tent for a larger celebration. Full coordination of your event, from furnishings to flowers and everything in between, can be flawlessly presented at affordable prices. A day away, a weekend event, whatever you're planning -- we are ready to help make it happen. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Brome Howard Hotel Saint Mary`s City