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Nov 17, 2014 by: Judy J from Owings Mills, Maryland
First, I want to say that I have never read a Nora Roberts’ book (she is a prolific author and owner of the Inn). All the other guests at the Inn were very much fans of Nora. This was fun because I got to ask their opinions on their favorite books and characters. The Inn, which I was told by the guests, is written about in a trilogy of Nora’s books which many of the guests thought was a fictional location. As a Bed & Breakfast lover, I read reviews and researched the Inn for the location and amenities and the Inn did not disappoint. It is in Western Maryland, minutes away from Antietam Battlefield, Harpers Ferry, WV and Shepherdstown, WV, all rich with history. The Inn, from the moment we walked it the door, sparkled. It was the cleanest place I have ever seen (including my own home). My husband remarked that even the A/C vents on the ceiling were glistening. We were given a tour of the Inn which had a lovely kitchen (open to the guests), beautiful dining area (cookies and muffins snacks) and then the Lounge with games and a TV and the upstairs Library with a Keurig and Jameson whiskey. Next we were taken to our room, the Nick and Nora room (characters from the Thin Man book). In the Art Deco style, our room had fresh flowers, DVD of the Thin Man, flat screen TV, chocolates on our welcome material, its own scents and bath amenities, heated bathroom floor, beautiful clear glass sink, large soaking tub, large multi jet rain shower and the toilet. It is not just a toilet it is “THE” toilet. The toilet has a heated seat, auto up and down lid and many other features that I am at a loss of how to explain. We had a queen bed with luxurious linens and a lot of pillows. Between 6:00 and 7:00 P.M., they have a social hour for the guests in the Lounge with wine, cheese, sausage and crackers and much conversation about Nora, the Inn and Boonsboro. It was lovely to meet so many nice people. The breakfast is served between 8:00 and 9:30 A.M. Our first morning we had fruit and then stuffed French toast and bacon and the second morning we had fruit and pumpkin pancakes with sausage. Both were yummy! There is only one downside – the Inn is on the intersection of two busy roads and the road noise at night can be disturbing to sleepy guests. Other than that, this Inn is just perfect. Kudos to Nora! (PS – I bought two of her books to read!)
I have returned...
Nov 17, 2014 by: Kimo688889 from Chicago, Illinois
Like a big ugly swallow visiting Capistrano, I returned. Wife and I so enjoyed our two day stay in the Princess Bride Suite. We were saddened to not find our former innkeeper from a year ago (Lynn) but Bob and Barbara were the best "Inn Sitters" and we so enjoyed talking to Bob. I get the feeling that the high turnover rate among innkeepers is problematic and symbolic of the author's pecuniary paying of less than fair market value to her most important employee, her staff. But, the breakfast was great, pancakes day one and eggs and fruit day 2. We so enjoyed the cocktail hour at 6pm with wine and cheese and met the most lovely 7 ladies enjoying their college reunion. Barbara did a great job with the social hour. The shower with 5 nozzles was fantastic but the hot water had a restrictor on it to keep it from getting really hot, which I like. The warmed toilet seat made me king of the throne. Abundance of soft towels. Warm gas fireplace helped after walking around outside in cold Nov. air. One minus: the yoga and Zulu people across the parking lot take all the spots in the evening and if you come back from dinner, there is nowhere to park. I would return but would hope that the next innkeepers are more permanent. the Inn is still the place to celebrate or just relax and might be the best B & B in the Maryland/Va area. Oh yes, forgot to mention the Volunteer Fire Dept Alarm, located right next to the Inn. It will knock you out of your bed at 4am. Have to deal with it and hope you are not the one on fire.
Luxurious and historic
Oct 15, 2014 by: Donna M from Cincinnati, Ohio
We stayed at the Inn BB in September. Everything was first class. The breakfasts were amazingly prepared with fruit and vegetables along with waffles, eggs, crepes, bacon and sausage. The wine and cheese parties at 6:00 pm were a great way to find out about the area, get to know the other guests and the innkeepers and have some interesting snacks. I loved the bathroom with the heated floor and towel racks. The toilet was entertaining with the self lifting lid, heated seat and bidet functions. My husband did not like the heated seat but I really appreciated it. I liked being able to make a cup of coffee whenever I wanted in the Library, I even added some Jameson! The bed was wonderful and the down alternative comforter was just right. The chairs in our Eve and Roarke room looked like they might not be comfortable but they were great. I liked the special special scent for each room and bought the body wash, lotion and body spray for Eve adn Roarke (lavendar and patchouli) at the gift shop across the street. The interim innkeepers Barb and Bob were so friendly and helpful. The history of the Inn was interesting. The chance to see Antietam, Harper's Ferry and Sharpsburg should not be missed. The overall experience was exceptional and included fresh flowers in every room.
Best place to stay
Sep 25, 2014 by: VDLMB from Mineral Wells, Texas
The inn is beautiful. Every detail has been thought of. Fresh flowers and magnificent smells throughout the inn. Cookies, tea and coffee anytime. Wine and cheese at happy hour. Excellent place to stay. Especially wonderful if you are a Nora Roberts fan. The interim Inn Keepers Barb and Bob were very friendly and helpful.
Lovely Historic Inn
Aug 20, 2014 by: oregonmimi1 from Grants Pass, Oregon
Staying at this B&B was on my bucket list from the day it opened. Huge Nora fan and loved the trilogy about the Inn. This was my big splurge on my Civil War battlefields tour. The Inn is located just a few miles from Antietam and makes a great home base for touring other battlefields and points of interest. I stayed in the Marguerite & Percy room and it was lovely but very small to accommodate 2 twin beds that had their headboards against the windows. The bathroom was large and tastefully decorated with specialized toiletries and every other amenity. Customer service was excellent and the public rooms just beautiful. Especially enjoyed meeting the other guests at the complimentary wine and appetizer reception. The only disappointment was the breakfast entree. I was told to expect a very special gourmet french toast dish but instead it was a poorly prepared egg dish.
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