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!

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Overall
4.3

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

Incredible place. I will definitely come back

5 on February 09, 2016

Lovely B&B. Outstanding customer service and a totally relaxing atmosphere. I will definitely return for another stay


Cozy Getaway

4.6 on January 31, 2016

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.


My stay at elk forge

3.6 on January 25, 2016

Very nice property. The room was outstanding. The food service could've been better.


Great Getaway

5 on January 22, 2016

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!


Good place for a honeymoon

5 on January 09, 2016

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!


Charming Historic Home with potential

2.8 on December 31, 2015

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


Excellent Bed and Breakfast. Interesting thing, though...

3.6 on December 16, 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.


A Lovely Time

4.6 on December 10, 2015

Thank you for a wonderful stay! We really enjoyed it. Next time, we hope to try one of your beautiful suites!


One of our best weekend getaway!!!

5 on November 29, 2015

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.


our first anniversary at the elk fordge.

4.8 on November 28, 2015

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.


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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

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