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Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast Inn, Retreat & Day Spa

807 Elk Mills Road , Elkton, MD 21921 USA (Show map)
4.3
107 Reviews
$129 - $299
per night

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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!

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Overall
4.3

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

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Anniversary Get away July 2014

3.0 on December 11, 2014

I was skeptical about Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast but once I got in room it was lovely. We stayed in the Brandywine room for our anniversay getaway. I love the atmosphere, the decor and the quaintness. The rooms were clean, but the shower needed some maintenance, because the set up that they tried to put in place I had to do some maneurving to take a shower, thank goodness for the bath. The breakfast was great the first morning, the second morning not sure what they tried to put together but it wasn't nothing to write home about, thank goodness for the cereal and toast. Also the wine selection was nothing as it was listed and we had to settle for something else and it wasn't chilled either. Had to settle for something that they had in stock. We overall enjoyed our stayed but will ensure when we come back we have somethings in place. The staff overall was friendly and nice. I would recommend the Inn to friends and my wife is still talking about our trip.


Exceeded all of my expectations!

5 on December 07, 2014

We live in Philadelphia and just wanted an easy getaway in the middle of the week. It was everything we wanted and more! Everybody was so nice, and the building was so charming. We will definitely be back!


A very nice stay at a beautiful inn.

4.0 on October 28, 2014

My wife and I spent 2 nights in the middle of October 2014, stayed in the Wilmington room. I felt the room was a little small, but bed was very comfortable and room was clean as was the bathroom. The doors to the bathroom were not snug nor soundproof though. Breakfast was very nice both mornings, only complaint is the coffee is in those over sized thermoses and really didn't hold the heat. This is a very old building and is kept nicely as is the property, the staff is very friendly and engaging, asking you how you slept, what you did that day etc. I would go back if we were spending time in that area again.


Enjoyable experience...

3.0 on September 30, 2014

Beautiful building, beautiful grounds, overpriced. Sometimes to get a little class you have to pay for it!


Birthday Weekend

4.2 on September 26, 2014

I had one of the cottages and it was fabulous. Very spacious and made me feel at home. I love the vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans in every room.


Peaceful B&B

4.0 on September 16, 2014

Extremely pleasant stay. Very relaxing and just overall perfect. Only problem I had was that the fireplace wasn't working but since I didn't stay to long it wasn't a very big deal.


nice place!

4.6 on September 07, 2014

First, I must say this is a great place. I was pleasantly surprised to find something so nice this nice close to Elkton. It's also nice that it's only 15 min or so from Christiana mall. I was slightly disappointed with how small our room was because I imagined it slightly larger from the very few pictures online. There are very nice suites but they were sold out, so I settled for one of the third floor rooms. But only slightly disappointed. It was a nice, clean room and had everything we needed for a romantic retreat: bed and hot tub. Something so simple (and with an old tv, with spotty cable, some channels missing sound) could be cheaper, but overall, the whole place is very nice, and I certainly don't apply the cable issue necessarily to the B&B. If one goes to a place like this for the cable, that's kinda sad anyway, but I'd recommend new tvs in the coming months. I read other reviews that criticised the food. they must have remedied this. The food is excellent! It is a continental breakfast with many options, including a delicious homemade granola. I must say that if you are one who enjoys being served scant portions of exotic type, gourmet food and chit chatting with the inn keeper, this is not the place for you. The inn keepers are very hospitable and friendly but since I wasn't there to chat, I liked being left alone too. They have movies and games and very nice sitting areas. Solid 4.5 out of 5. I'd go back .


dissapointed

2.4 on August 25, 2014

purchased a package for our anniversary. called ahead as planned so the room could be set up. no one got the message. As a result nothing was done. I went to the front desk to inquire. The attendant was unaware of our package, did not listen to the voice mail that was left. The result was him handing me what should have been in our room and saying sorry, but I did not have the chance to listen to the message that was left. I can get the same this at a La Quinta hotel. I expected a little more for the price of the room. On a whole the Inn was OK, but the cost and below average service does not equal a return visit.


Quaint B & B.

2.8 on July 13, 2014

Our room had very interesting decor! Didn't see a rose garden as talked about in other reviews and online site. Exterior needs a little sprucing up. Loved all the little common area sitting rooms. Hot water in carafe was a little brown. I think I might return.


Elk Forge B&B

3.6 on June 10, 2014

Mid week stay was just what my spouse needed as a break from her work routine. For me a real plus was the putting green just beyond the parking area.


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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, In-room internet, 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

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


Details

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

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