Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast Inn, Retreat & Day Spa

807 Elk Mills Road , Elkton, MD 21921 USA (Show map)

About

Elk Forge is a beautiful stone manor house built c.1760 nestled on 5 acres of wood and gardens along banks of the Big Elk Creek. We are located between Elkton, Maryland and Newark, Delaware in the serene village of Elk Mills. The area is rich with history and natural beauty and is less than three miles from I-95, twenty minutes to Wilmington Delaware. We are half-way between NYC and DC. We love to host meetings, weddings and receptions here. The property is extremely versatile and would be able to accomodate any other event type you can think of!

Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.0

A bit disappointing

2.4 on April 22, 2016

The positives - property grounds are great. Especially if traveling with a dog. Person who greeted us was friendly and helpful. Room was quite large. The disappointing - room didn't smell "clean". It was a pet friendly room on lower level so I suppose some mustiness to be expected. There appeared to be some water stains on ceiling, and possibly some mold around it. Would like at least one bar of bath/facial soap, rather than everything liquid out of a bottle. No tissues. The main rooms of the inn could be great, but this one was not.


Lovely place to spend quality time!

4.0 on April 18, 2016

This was a great place for an anniversary celebration. I selected the romantic package which included extras such as setting up the room during dinner with roses and candles throughout. We did not have onsite dining, but the package included a gift certificate at a local restaurant which was fabulous! My expectations were met and far exceeded what I anticipated. The weekend we stayed, the spa was closed. That was the only other thing I wished was available to us.


Great get away!

5 on April 16, 2016

Very inviting and cozy. Quiet, the grounds are beautiful. Service and amenities are awesome. Best time was the hot tub! And walking the trails especially down by the creek.


Relaxing Getaway!

5 on March 21, 2016

My stay was very relaxing and enjoyable. If you're looking to take a break, this is the place to go. The staff made you feel at home and they made delicious breakfast. There are various attractions nearby and the B&B also had many amenities for everyone to enjoy.


We will be coming back.

4.0 on March 17, 2016

Very nice get away. We will be coming back to this clean, peaceful, relaxing retreat.


Misleading

1.6 on March 16, 2016

No one to see me in upon arrival; greeted only by an envelope; no clarity where to park (with other residence-look alike structures being adjacent); no hot breakfast as customary for B&B establishments (offering a mere Continental Breakfast is far below the expected quality of the only inlcuded meal, especially, when the accommodation cost is taken into consideration) and then to offer it within an unreasonable time frame (7:00AM breakfast starting hour are found in abundance at hotels, 9:30AM finishing hour is also largely unheard of for B&Bs; ignored/not acknowledged as a paying guest just like those who received careful attention and orientation after my almost 2 full-day stay; no notification of a friend's long distance purchase and personal note arrangement with someone from the inn for a bottle of wine -until that friend mentioned her gift during my casual phone conversation with her on my last evening at the inn - in sum: too many details about this B&B were and are uncalled for. This stay was not my first or second at this type of establishment. It will, however, be my last at this particular inn.


A nice weekend get away

4.6 on March 14, 2016

Was a very nice stay with a lot to offer. Our first time here and we will be back. Was a nice change of pace from the everyday hotel. Close to attractions and a very helpful and friendly staff.


Welcoming and Romantic

4.8 on February 29, 2016

The atmosphere at Elk Forge is so welcoming! You really do feel like you're just part of the family living in a large estate. We didn't get to explore much of the grounds due to weather but the view made it look like it would be a nice walk/hike. We stayed in the Chespeake room. Everything was so clean and the bed and linens were super comfy! The water pressure left something to be desired but it's honestly the only criticism I can muster. The breakfast was so tasty and they keep a little dish of pastries and cookies out for that midnight snack :) We have already discussed making this a yearly tradition just as a time to reconnect. We loved it!


Great Experience!

4.4 on February 25, 2016

Truly enjoyed our stay. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make the stay enjoyable.


Great first time at a B&B

3.8 on February 11, 2016

The breakfast wasn't anything to rave home about, but the hospitality of the staff was! Everyone was super nice and attentive! The rooms were clean and space with one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on. I would definitely recommend Elk Forge as a great place to stay and plan on coming back!


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Rooms & Rates

Valley Forge

Martha Washington’s own bedroom at Valley Forge inspired this décor in pale green and floral toile. Roomy two-room suite with King Size bed, whirlpool and two fireplaces walks out into the Rose Garden. Pet friendly suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Surrey Carriage Suite

2 Bedroom suite in the Carriage House. One room with a queen size bed and one with a full size bed. 2 Person Jacuzzi, private bathroom, large living room with vaulted ceilings, electric fireplace, large flat-screen tv. Full kitchen with private deck. Handicap accessible. Pet friendly suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Coach Carriage Suite

2 Bedroom suite in the Carriage House. One room with a queen size bed and one with a full size bed. Private bathroom, large living room with vaulted ceilings, electric fireplace, large flat-screen tv. Full kitchen with private deck. Handicap accessible. Pet friendly suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Elkton Room

Warm oak antiques fill this rosy Victorian boudoir and front dormer window. Queen bed, fireplace and private bathroom. Victorian Decor, Queen Size Bed, Fireplace, Private Whirlpool, Front Dormer WIndow.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Chesapeake Room

A Nautical Room with a breathtaking view of the surrounding woodlands. Cheasapeake features a private bath and fireplace, fit for a king with a seafaring decor. Queen Bed, Large Double Dormer View Window, Fireplace, Whirlpool, Private Bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Fair Hill Room

A charming room with an equestrian flair. Painted and decorated with the spirit of Fair Hill, an area nearby consisiting of country rolling hills, woodlands and equine training grounds. Equestrian Decor, Country Queen Bed, Fireplace, Large View Window, Private Bath and Whirlpool.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Wilmington Room

Delightful Scandinavian inspired decor with a view and cozy furnishings make this room a favorite of returning guests. Scandanavian Decor, Queen Size Bed, Fireplace, Whirlpool for two.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Lancaster Room

A room designed with the modest style of the Pennsylvania Dutch in mind. Exudes a conservative but comfortable agricultural feel. Pennsylvania Dutch Room, Large Victorian Soaking Tub with Hand Shower, Fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Philadelphia Room

This elegant American Empire/Colonial room has a bay window with view, king bed and private bathroom with a single whirlpool tub, and fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Strasburg Room

A room with the spirit of historical Strasburg, fashioned with the commemorative style of the quarters of train conductors throughout Pennsylvania. Victorian Decor, Queen Size Bed, Fireplace, Private Bath, Jacuzzi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Brandywine Suite

This two-room suite features a mural of George Washington and the Brandywine Valley. Curl up in front of the fireplace in your private sitting room complete with a whirlpool, and large view windows. King Bed, Sitting Room, Fireplace, Whirlpool, Private Bath, Large View Windows.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Longwood Suite

Enjoy your own whirlpool, sunroom, fireplaces, sitting room, and private balcony overlooking the rose garden. Garden-inspired three-room suite. King Size Bed, 2 Fireplaces, 3 Garden Rooms and Terrace, Whirlpool.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Country Club Suite

Elk Forge is surrounded by world-class country clubs and recreation. This turn-of-the-century suite captures the delight of those fleeting leisure hours spent at grown-up play. Whirlpool, gas fireplace and semi-private deck. Handicap access. 1st floor, King sized bed, 2 room suite. Pet friendly suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Baltimore Room

The blue bedroom at historic Mt. Pleasant Mansion in Baltimore inspired this decor of rich colonial style. Large view windows and draped four-poster canopy queen-sized bed, fireplace, and private bath. Colonial Bed and Breakfast Room, Large View Windows, Canopy Queen Bed, Private Bath, Fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Green Gables Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location

Location Type

Near Elkton Maryland, Near Newark Delaware, Near Wilmington Delaware, Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Suburban, Village, Wine country

Airport

Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From I-95 take exit 109b, Newark/Elkton Road proceed toward Newark, Delaware. One mile, Turn Left on Fletchwood Road (WaWa Market)
Proceed 2 miles, straight through blinking light (name of road changes to Elk Mills Road at the light) , Elk Forge is on your right after crossing Big Elk Creek.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Cecil County Attractions, Ice Skating, University of Delaware, Outlets, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Homestay, Spa

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Secretarial services, Spa, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Free Wireless Internet, Meeting/Conference Rooms, Event Hall, Day Spa on Property, Gift Baskets, Tea Room on property

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Putting green, Nature trails, Day Spa, Tea Room, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 to 8 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outdoor areas only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Please pre-approve with innkeepers.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required In Surrey, Coach, Valley Forge and Country Club Suites.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stays require full advanced payment.
Two or more nights require a 50% deposit minimum.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations affect us significantly because of our small size, but we'll gladly refund a deposit in full for cancellations if at least 10 day notice is given. A minimum of $15 fee for any cancellation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Harry and LeAnn

Languages spoken

Russian, English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: daily @ 7:00 am S/S 8:30-10 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian