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.
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.
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.
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.
Very nice get away. We will be coming back to this clean, peaceful, relaxing retreat.
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.
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.
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!
Truly enjoyed our stay. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make the stay enjoyable.
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!
Lovely B&B. Outstanding customer service and a totally relaxing atmosphere. I will definitely return for another stay
We stayed in the Valley Forge Suite after purchasing a Groupon deal for the property. The room was spacious and clean. The bed was exceptionally comfortable as was the jacuzzi tub, and the gas fireplace kept the room warm and cozy.
Very nice property. The room was outstanding. The food service could've been better.
We greatly enjoyed our stay at the facility. The Country Club suite was extremely cozy and the breakfast was top notch! We loved the 2 room suite and all it had to offer. The bed was nice, the bathroom was clean. All in all, we had a wonderful, relaxing time. We took a stroll on the grounds which was a nice breath of fresh air. The hospitality we recieved was amazing and everyone on the staff was courteous and kind. I would reccommend Elk Forge to anyone looking for a nice little retreat, 5 stars!
My wife and I had a short weekend honeymoon here, and it was a great experience! This is a renovated colonial mansion, which gives it a very interesting look and unique rooms. It was comfortable and well-maintained - we may come back here sometime!
My husband and I stayed for 2 nights in the Elkton Room with a whirlpool tub. The room has low slanted ceilings over the bed and tub, which could be problematic for tall individuals. It is moderately decorated with a small fireplace for ambiance, but lacks essential space to place your overnight bags. The bed was comfortable with it's soft sheets and the bathroom was very clean. It would have been nice to have a bar of soap or even some makeup remover wipes to give it that extra something. The overall look and feel of the Inn are charming and historic as expected. I only gave it a 3 star rating, because I think it could be amazing if they incorporate some practices that truly make their guests feel pampered. The breakfast was just ok...I didn't mind the buffet style, but I think they could have more variety in what they offer, since they aren't serving each individual. Maybe some homemade muffins, french toast, scones and cookies. Other B&B's I have been too, have some small snacks out for when new guests arrive and that really makes your stay feel extra special. I also think, it would be nice to have a K-cup machine, so guests can have coffee or tea of their choosing at all times. I think it would be a good practice to offer guests a Wifi logon. My husband and I used up 75% of our cell data roaming trying to look for things to do in the area. Stayed December 2015
The room at the Elk Forge was great complete with a fireplace, microwave, fridge, and large tub. Very cozy and comfortable. Service was extremely friendly but hard to find. There wasn't always someone at a main desk to help. The staff did make it clear that if you called the main line someone would always answer but we never used that option. If you are planning a trip to Elk Forge lodge around Christmas time, we would highly recommend calling and asking what is expected during the festival of lights and tour of the Inn. We were not aware ahead of time that we needed to pack our stuff and remove it from our room for several hours on a Saturday night so tourists could view all of the rooms. The festival was enjoyable event but having to pack up our stuff and move it was slightly disruptive and unusual. Other guests felt the same way. The spa/massages were excellent. There really should be two people giving massages for two people as opposed to one person going back and forth. Hot tub was a plus. We enjoyed the breakfast buffets. We would recommend Elk Forge to friends but again, advanced notice of inn tour expectations would have been helpful.
Thank you for a wonderful stay! We really enjoyed it. Next time, we hope to try one of your beautiful suites!
This place was absolutely amazing..... My husband and I enjoyed everything about this B&B aND aother did our daughter ..... we wanted to find a home away from home where we could relax and have fun. The house was lovely and the service was exceptional. We stayed in the brandywine suite that came with the tub that's actually featured on the site and it was everything we hoped for..... If your looking for a B&B that's beautiful, clean, with great views of the surrounding nature this is the place..... They have near by horse stables where u can ride, wine Vineyard, and beautiful hiking trails. I can't wait until we can go back.
It was an excellent experience and a great first anniversary. We had the couple massage the day of our anniversary and we had a awesome time to relax and spend time together.
I used a Groupon deal for a 3 day/2 night stay here and I'm glad that we did it. It's a cute little place, very intimate setting and the staff really does a good job of providing you with privacy. My only qualm with the place was that there was no one at the front desk to check us in for at least 20 minutes. Someone eventually pulled up tot house and helped us out. Breakfast is good, but is finished being served a little too early. Oh and they forgot to place the flowers I had ordered into my room so I had to remind them.
My wife loved this place. Staff was excellent and they made everything as possible to make our stay perfect. I would recommend this place to a good retreat.
The breakfast was very good but on the second day we thought some type of breakfast meat would have helped since all the foods offered where either eggs or bread related
My husband and I received a getaway to this lovely B&B in Cecil County for our anniversary. We were very pleasantly surprised and truly made to feel welcome and special by the staff. We will be back!
My son and his new wife enjoyed their stay at Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast Inn.
Went here for a little honeymoon because we're short on cash but it was definitely a great getaway from the norm of things. Immaculately clean and detailed historically kept property. Totally blew my mind with the age and originality of the building but it didn't smell like my grandparents basement! Wouldn't even know it was that old if you were blind. Really a beautiful place. And I'm the husband saying this!
Because weather diverted us from our original destination, we arrived in Newark, DE without a place to stay. Our daughter had biked past Elk Forge and thought it looked nice - and they had a room. So by luck, we discovered a wonderful B&B where we intend to stay each time we visit Newark. The inn is a beautiful historic building with comfortable rooms and spacious common areas with movies and games. Breakfast was excellent. The owner and staff were lovely. Highly, highly recommended.
Staff were accommodating when we knew we would be late. Room was clean and comfortable. Area was quiet and relaxing. Breakfast service and food were excellent.
Was a nice overnight getaway.
Great old house with lots of charm. A nice quiet getaway with a delicious breakfast and the most comfortable bed ever.