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- Guest room4.5
- Onsite Dining4.5
A night a way from home
on April 13, 2015
The Columbia Inn at Peralynna Manor is a beautiful historic property. My wife and I wanted a night away from the kids to celebrate our anniversary and this place met all our needs. We stayed in the Y suite. If you are looking for a bed and breakfast to blow your mind, this is not the place to go. The breakfast was good, but not impressive. The rooms had everything they described, but wasn't as you expected. For example, a fireplace in our room, was a pilot heater with fake flames. Also, be sure to ask for a tour of the place. When we arrived, we were given a tour of only the first floor. After an evening out, my wife and I explored the property a bit, but did not know of the billiard room downstairs. If you are looking for a place close to Baltimore and Washington DC, but away from the city noise, then this place is your answer.
Thank you for sharing your experiences with us and your recommendation of our Inn.
We really appreciate your feedback and sincerely apologize for not meeting all of your expectations during your stay - We realize how difficult it can be to get a night away and we want to make every visit to Peralynna a special one.
We originally built the Inn with gas lines to each room for gas fireplaces but were advised by our fire inspector that real fireplaces and gas fireplaces in bedrooms would be a potential fire hazard, so the gas lines were capped off and electric fireplaces installed.
We have also reviewed your gracious feedback in detail with our staff and reiterated the importance of touring our guests.
We are delighted to hear that you will be returning to visit us again in the near future and look forward to spoiling you with our award winning service and exceeding your expectations.
Undercover Best Get Away Around
on February 23, 2015
The staff at the Inn was absolutely phenomenal. Ted, the front desk man, was hilariously quirky and accommodating. We went the day after Valentine's Day and they had a jazz trio playing and wine for the guests to enjoy during the show! The room was simple yet cozy and very warm in the cold winter. The bed was the best bed ever- including my own. Our room had a detached private bathroom, which we were nervous about, but ended up being no trouble at all. The breakfast the next morning was the bomb- I recommend the pancakes WITH ENTHUSIASM! I literally have nothing bad to say about the Inn.
Thank you for such a kind review. We truly loved having you as our guest for such a special weekend. Ted is an amazing asset to our team, I will be sure to share this review with him. We hope that you will stay with us again soon for another amazing experience (and the pancakes)!
One night getaway
on February 21, 2015
There are both pros and cons for this B&B, just like any other place. If you are looking for a good home cooked breakfast, some live entertainment (at times), friendly staff members, an intimate atmosphere, cleanliness, and a place that is conveniently located to a historic city, then this inn is the place for you. If you are more interested in an elegant, fancy setting, updated decor, upkept landscape (especially for the amount you will pay for a room), then you may want to look elsewhere.
Hope this helps!
When are we going back?
on February 13, 2015
Let me be very clear: this was, hands down, the best time I've ever had at a B&B. My husband took me there for Valentine's day this year. We stayed for 5 days. I'm already planning to go back for our anniversary.
The rooms are all unique, and all have their own character. We stayed in the C suite, which was absolutely gorgeous, and included a king size bed, with Tempurpedic mattress, living room with fireplace, bathroom fireplace, gigantic bathroom with round Jacuzzi garden tub and separate steam shower, and a huge walk in closet.
The inn is full of split levels and sitting areas like the well-stocked library, or the alcove on the side of the dining room, where you can just sit down with a book, or a drink. Then there is the game room. You have pretty much full access to most of the house. You can also grab a soda from the fridge in the library. Or serve yourself a cup of coffee or tea from the coffee bar. Want a snack at 1am? Go nibble on some cheese and crackers they lay for you every evening.
The owners and staff will treat you like family and truly bend over backwards to make your stay as wonderful as it can be. They want you to be happy, and in our case they really went out of their way and did way more than the extra mile to make sure we enjoyed our stay.
The location is for lack of a better word, perfect. Not even half an hour from Baltimore, it’s close enough for a spur of the moment getaway. You feel like you are secluded and away from everything, in that gorgeous romantic timeless house. At the same time, you are less than 10 minutes away from an AMC mall and a Cheesecake factory, and if you don't care for chains, enough good restaurants around to satisfy the toughest foodies.
To summarize, there was simply zero downside to our romantic getaway at the Columbia Inn at Peralynna. We fully intend to come back next year for Valentine week, and probably before that, too.
I'd go on, but I’m all out of available characters
We are extremely proud of this truly amazing review. Your kind words speak volumes to our hard work and dedication. We look forward to having you as a guest in our home again soon. We wish for every guest to feel this way when they stay with us. Thank you so much for this beautiful review.
lovely getaway weekend
on December 13, 2014
Lovely accommodations; gorgeous property; wonderful breakfast; stayed in the "L" suite, very roomy and relaxing.
Thank you for this amazing review. The L Suite is always a guest favorite! Please stay with us again soon for the same great service and luxury!
on December 12, 2014
We just stayed for one night, but we had a really nice time and really enjoyed the beautiful room. Everything was very clean and up to date. We didn't eat the meals there, but the breakfast spread looked very appetizing.
Thank you for this review. We hope you can join us for breakfast during your next stay. We appreciate your kind words, and we look forward to your return.
Great place, needs some work on minor details
on November 12, 2014
We went for an anniversary getaway.
The family that runs this is still running strong a couple of decades after it was built, but the place needs some upkeep. Our room needed spackle and paint in a few places, and there was a picture missing from one wall (hooks there, picture missing). The TV should have been mounted or at least the wires should have been hidden. Overall it's looking a little run down. A fairly small investment in spiffing it up would derive significant benefits.
I was surprised by how tight the room was, tho. I should have read the description better - cozy is right! That said, we pretty much spent the whole day lounging in bed, so it didn't really matter. Would have been nice if there were a way to bring a hot breakfast up to our room.
The walls are a little thinner than I'd like (though listening our very vocal neighbor was quite titillating, and we learned that the restaurant we had planned to attend had no reservations available - saved us a call!).
All in all a nice place and convenient location but not a place we loved so much we want to return to it again.
hank you for your review. You said it best, our super comfy Tempurpedic mattresses are comfortable enough to lounge in bed all day. This is truly a highlight for all our guests. Please note that your room was newly renovated, and we have just discovered that the contractor left the insulating wallboard out, among a few other things. We truly appreciate the feedback, and with the help of our new contractor we will be correcting the wall and replacing the artwork as soon as the room becomes vacant.
We would like to invite you back to try one of our more luxurious, larger rooms, since you were in the smallest room. Most rooms are considerably larger- and several are nearly 1,000 square feet. We also invite you to breakfast in bed for your next stay, an amenity that we do offer and we truly apologize for not receiving your request.
Again, thank you for your review and feedback. We look forward to your return soon.
on October 29, 2014
This inn is BEAUTIFUL upon driving up. Walking in, we were immediately greeted, checked in, given our keys and had a tour of the common areas. The receptionist then walked us to our room and gave us all of the information we needed. She was very informative and friendly.
The room was great. We stayed in the R suite. You walk into a small kitchenette with a tall breakfast table. Great for more extended stays. Then, the room itself seemed a little small, but this may have just been because of the king-sized bed. (Which was also AMAZING.) I wish the decorations had more a personal touch, it just seemed mish-moshed and felt a little more like a hotel than an inn.
Then we went into the bathroom. This was HUGE! VERY tall ceilings, very well decorated. The jacuzzi tub was amazing. The bathroom was surprising and it definitely MADE the room. (Just wish the rest of it was as nice/well put-together.)
We wound up going into Baltimore for a bit. This was also a great location - it only took about 30 min to get into the city. Good to be away from it, but still close enough. On the way out, we stopped by the snack table - which was well stocked with vegetables, dips, and cookies. As well as the coffee/tea bar, which had plenty of choices. This was a nice touch.
The sleep on this king bed was great. Onto the food: The chef was very warm and welcoming. She immediately took our orders (from a surprisingly sizable menu). There was also a counter with pastries, fruits, yogurt, coffee, etc. So we grabbed a few little things while waiting - which also took no time at all. And the food was GREAT.
When we checked out, we had a different receptionist who was also very friendly. She asked about our stay and welcomed us to please come back. We certainly will!
Overall, this was an AMAZING stay at a GREAT inn. It was certainly worth all its value! Thank you so much for this experience!
on October 20, 2014
Wonderful B&B and this was my second visit. Even with the renovations not being completed in my suite, my stay was worth it. Thank you Sabrina and all other staff for making this stay extra great. Will be back soon for a more luxurious suite.
We truly appreciate your kind words. We cannot wait for you to return and see our amazing renovation complete. Sabrina is a true asset to our team, and I will be sure to share this with her and the entire staff.
on October 15, 2014
Discovered this B&B "around the corner" from my sister's place. The staff is exceptionally helpful and courteous, and my room - which was one of their small ones - was spacious and well-equipped. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. Lovely common areas indoors and out. Breakfast offerings are generous - my only comment is that I would have preferred more health-conscious options (yogurt without added sugar, whole grain breads,etc.)
Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! We truly appreciate your beautiful review. We will definitely look into providing more healthy options for our daily breakfast. We hope you will stay with us again soon.
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