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Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast Inn, Retreat & Day Spa

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

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

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Charming and quiet B&B

4.8 on June 08, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast for our anniversary getaway. We had a wonderful time at the inn. Our room accommodations were so nice, and breakfast each morning was delicious! We also purchased the romance package which was beautifully done. A dozen roses, bottle of wine, chocolates, roses petals throughout the room and a lovely basket which consisted of a candle, chocolates, bath soaps/lotions. We will definitely recommend your inn and hopefully be back in the near future.


A Most Wonderful Stay

5 on June 06, 2015

My fiance and I were celebrating our last anniversary of dating before we will be celebrating marriage anniversaries, and we decided we just wanted a quiet little stay away from Baltimore. When booking the room online, the pictures of the rooms were just lovely -- but they were even BETTER in person! All staff we interacted with were so helpful, friendly, and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. We were even upgraded to the Brandywine suite, which was very romantic (fireplace, whirlpool tub, soft bed). Since we were the only guests that evening on a cold, rainy day, we were even given the option of what time we'd like breakfast. THAT really impressed me, since I used to work in hospitality and am used to the strict breakfast hours. Breakfast had a great selection and was delicious; try the teas they have out! And check out their gift shop, where you can buy tea, teapots, and souvenirs. We took a walk around the grounds down to the stream and through the woods before we left, such a lovely area. Their set up for weddings/events looks really nice as well. Overall, AMAZING experience and we will be back!


1 Year Wedding Anniversary

4.2 on June 01, 2015

We had planned to go back to Cancun to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. Being educators within Baltimore City Public School System just made it hard for both of us to take the time off, this year. So I have a dilemma, where shall I take my wife to celebrate our 1 year? I reviewed the comments and decided RSVP for three days and two nights...... Andrew who was on duty was OUTSANDING!!! The atmosphere, the grounds AND the couple massage was incredible....... Also the sweetheart package was wonderful.... my wife loved it!! I scored some major points this past Memorial Day weekend!!! I highly recommend staying at this Bed and Breakfast if you need to relax and get away..... Christopher and Sherri


Two night honeymoon stay.

3.4 on May 27, 2015

After a quick wedding we wanted to stay near our home for the weekend as to not be far away in case of emergencies with the kids. So I picked this B&B north of Elkton. We stayed in the carriage house suite. Very large, nice room. Zero complaints with the suite. We thought the staff was amazing, super friendly, and eager to please. They were fantastic. The only thing I was not a fan of was the breakfast portion of it. It was just meh. Ok I guess, certainly not great. Seemed to me like they were trying to be overly fancy with a spinach quiche when everyone would have been happier with eggs and bacon. "french toast cassarole"?? Again... just scrambled eggs and sausage would be fine. If you are some sorta weird health nut there was plenty of breads, and granola, and fruits. But considering its a "bed and breakfast" I found the breakfast part lacking. Other than that it was a great little 2 day getaway. Would recommend.


Elk Forge review

3.4 on May 26, 2015

It was nice and clean, but nothing spectacular. There was free wifi, but other than that it seemed that nothing else had been updated in the last 20 years or so. We appreciated the flexible eating time for breakfast, but there wasn't an overabundance of food. We felt we has to get to breakfast early on the second morning before they ran out of fruit!


Wonderful attention to details

5 on May 25, 2015

This is a quiet, peaceful spot to stay when you are in the Newark area. The inn was elegant and comfortable. We loved the attention to details. Every corner of the inn's common areas had delightful surprises awaiting -- a chessboard, a beautiful fountain, historic stained glass windows, charming accent pieces. We had a great weekend and are looking forward to visiting again.


We will stay again!

3.8 on May 09, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay. It was very peaceful and a come as you go approach. For example, when we arrived, our keys were left at the front desk with a letter describing where our room was located and what times breakfast was served along with other important info we needed to know. We liked not having to actually deal with anyone. Of course if someone was needed, they could be reached. We will definitely go back. When we arrived, we were also upgraded to a nicer room, still unsure as to why, but definitely no complaints.


A Quaint Location

4.0 on April 29, 2015

I enjoyed staying at Elk Forge. Check in was a breeze, no forms to fill out or any kind of hassle. We were able to check in early with no penalty and our room was ready. The facility is older but extremely clean. The staff was friendly and non evasive. When we were told we had the run of the place, they meant it. There was no hovering or bothering us all the time. If we needed something the staff was easy to locate and quick to be helpful. Breakfast could have been a little more extensive. An a la carte could be offered to those who wish to have bacon or sausage without having to get the egg casserole provided. Also having more than one waffle maker might be helpful. There was a long wait one morning. Over all I enjoyed our time there and hope to return.


Peaceful

3.8 on April 24, 2015

This was my 1st time staying at a bed and breakfast and I enjoyed every moment with my husband. We have 3 kids and the 2 days and 2 nights were very peaceful and relaxing. We did not take advantage of the massage therapy, but we took advantage of the whirlpool inside the room. If you are looking for a close, but secluded place to get away... This is the place to go -- It was an hour away from my home, but far enough from the kids...


great night out

4.2 on April 22, 2015

My wife and i stayed here as a belated valentines trip. What a nice view, clean grounds, and friendly staff.


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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

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


Details

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

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