The Wayside Inn Bed & Breakfast

4344 Columbia Road , Ellicott City, MD 21042-5910 USA (Show map)

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About

The Wayside Inn is an historic Bed and Breakfast nearby historic Ellicott City, the site of the first railway station in the United States. The Inn is within minutes of art galleries, museums, antique shops and award winning restaurants. It is a short hop to downtown Baltimore or to catch the Metro into exciting Washington, D.C., with all those cities have to offer. Yet the Wayside Inn is safely located in the tranquil hills of Ellicott City on two acres of landscaped property, with a beautiful pond amid mature trees(one White Oak certified to have been standing at the signing of the U.S Constitution)and stunning gardens. In the past few months the owners have completely renovated the second floor adding private baths with Jacuzzi style tubs to some rooms and adding a brand new Luxury suite. Your Comfort is our Passion!

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Comfy, cozy with a most amiable host!

5 on April 26, 2016

Wonderful accommodation in all dimensions as the house is gorgeously appointed, the room was precisely as advertised and depicted, the food was sublime and David was the consummate host. There were ample seating and lounging areas, which included a library sitting room of which we were especially enamored. We shall return!


Great stay

4.0 on April 20, 2016

Quiet, peaceful charming Inn. Only stayed one night this trip but will definitely be back


1st time at Wayside Inn

4.0 on April 15, 2016

My husband and I made a last minute reservation to stay overnight and were very happy that we did. The house was gorgeous and historical. We loved all the details that the owners kept even with all the major upgrades included. Our room was well decorated and clean. The only downside was that the room was along the front of the house which is right along the highway- lots of traffic noise. Overall the place was great to stay at and we will be back for sure!


Perfect place to rest your head in Ellicott City

5 on April 07, 2016

My husband and I spent 2 wonderful nights at this charming bed & breakfast. Dave & his wife have done a marvelous renovation with this 1780's charming home. He guided us to some wonderful places for lunch and dinner. No question...we would revisit Wayside Inn in the future.


Great Stay!

5 on March 28, 2016

My husband stayed there for two nights and could not have been happier or felt more at home. The rooms were beautiful and very clean, breakfast was delicious, and our host, David, was very helpful and welcoming. We would definitely stay there again!


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5 on March 23, 2016

Great place, great food, David and Susan are awesome!


Delightful!

5 on March 15, 2016

A great mix of the ambience of an historic inn, with the modern luxury of an updated bath, complete with Jacuzzi.


A wonderful & delectable choice for a weekend getaway!

4.8 on March 06, 2016

Our stay was a getaway weekend for my husband and I. The Inn was just as great as I expected from reading other reviews. Dave and his wife were very hospitable and personable! The breakfast food was wonderful and the accommodations were very comfortable. We stayed in the Terrace room with the gas fireplace and 2 person jetted tub. The location of the Inn was centrally located and convenient to our plans for the weekend. I would highly recommend this Inn and plan to return in the future!


Valentine's Day 2015

3.8 on February 28, 2016

My husband recently returned from a 7-month deployment and is stationed at Ft Bliss TX, so our time together is precious. I reserved the Terrace Room and requested massage information. David called and advised that the room was too small to accommodate that, but suggested a lovely boutique on Main Street, Ellicott City. We received a couples massage before checking into the lovely room at the Wayside Inn, and had dinner at the Stanford Grill (excellent). We then returned to the Inn for a romantic evening in. The only downsides were that we didn't have the code to order a movie for the evening, and we were only able to stay one evening. The snow and predicted ice the next morning prompted us to leave earlier than we had planned. Breakfast was delicious and quite filling. All in all, a lovely stay. We definitely recommend staying longer than one night to enjoy the cozy atmosphere.


Haunted or not, the Wayside Inn is the place to stay!

4.6 on February 17, 2016

We stayed here after hearing stories of hauntings and nightly ghost visits (we like the spooky stuff). We didn't experience anything like that, but we still enjoyed our stay! David and Susan are wonderful hosts, and phenomenal cooks! Be sure to get the Egg and Cheese casserole recipe from them. They are very knowledgable about the surrounding towns, and can recommend the best places to eat and visit. We stayed in the Margo suite. Plenty roomy, and with a very nice bathroom (the tub is small for a 2 person bubble bath, in case you're curious). All the amenities you could think of. The coffee/tea machine is a nice touch. It is a bit pricey to be sure, but our stay could not have been more enjoyable. The house and hosts are Outstanding, and we will visit again.


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Rooms & Rates

Terrace Room

This ground level room, which is contained in a new addition attached to the original Inn, has its own private entrance from a private terrace. When the weather is nice, enjoy the terrace overlooking the gardens and pond, enjoy a glass of wine and an afternoon snack (provided by your innkeeper upon request) or just sit and enjoy a good book from our library. The room has a Queen sized bed which faces a gas fireplace and a large Hi Def flat screen TV. The ensuite Bathroom has a huge air jetted tub for two (one of the largest made), and a separate shower with an overhead rainforest shower head and three body jets. The Terrace Room is perfect for Wedding Nights as well as for guests who may not want to walk up the flights of stairs to the rooms in the original Inn. It also has a private staircase leading up into our beautiful new, all season sun porch.

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

Margos Suite

Romantic suite with a sitting room with a private bath in the room (with a claw foot tub and shower). The sitting room has a small settee, a desk, a rocking chair and a dormer window looking out on the gardens in the back yard.

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

Bettys Suite

Our family suite. Has a queen size bed, a large sitting room with a full size sofa. Private bath Is in the hall a few steps away from the room. It has a tub/shower combination.

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

Ellicott Room

Romantic Sleigh Bed with luxury bath including 2-person air jetted spa tub. Wood Burning fireplace.

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

Banneker Room

Four-poster Rice Bed with luxury bath including 2-person jacuzzi tub.

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

Pierpoint Suite

2 Room Luxury suite with queen sized bed, a sitting room and an all new bath with a Luxurious shower. Both Sitting room and Bedroom have a wood burning fireplace. Sitting room has a sofa and chairs and a Bose Radio/CD Player. Bedroom has a Plasma TV over the fireplace

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

Meeting Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 30

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Location

Location Type

Small town, Suburban

Airport

Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 15 miles

Directions to property:

How to Get to the Wayside Inn: The Wayside Inn is located at 4344 Columbia Road. It is conveniently located in Ellicott City, between Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. From the North (I-95) Take 95 South to 100 West. Exit at US 29 South(a left exit) drive south one exit to Route 108 West (21B-Clarksville.) After exiting, stay toward the right and take your first right (at a stoplight-Columbia Road). Drive 1.5 miles to 4344 Columbia Road. The Inn is on your left. From the North (I-695) Take 695 South to I-70 West. Drive west two exits, to US 29South, a left exit. Drive south four exits to Route 108 West (Exit21B-Clarksville). After exiting take your first right (at a stoplight-Columbia Road). Drive 1.5 miles to 4344 Columbia Road. The Inn is on your left. From the South Take 95 North to 100 West. Exit at US 29 South(a left exit), drive south one exit to Route 108 West (21B-Clarksville.) After exiting,stay toward the right and take your first right (at a stoplight-Columbia Road). Drive 1.5 miles to 4344 Columbia Road. The Inn is on your left. From the West Take I-70 East, to US 29 South. Drive south four exits to Route 108 West. After exiting take your first right (a stoplight-Columbia Road). Drive 1.5 miles to 4344 Columbia Road. The Inn is on your left. A map of the region is available at MapQuest

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Health Spa / Massage , Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Desk, Turndown Service, Concierge, Bathtub - Oversized, Now! High Speed Wireless Internet Service!

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Children's Activities, Jogging Trails, Historic tours, Ghost Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 PM to 8 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children age 3 and older are charged at the same rate as ad
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A one night deposit is required upon booking your stay. We accept Visa, Mastercard or American Express for the deposit.
  • Cancellations: One night deposit required upon reservation. A seventy-two hour cancellation notice is required for a full refund; A one week cancellation notice is required for all major holidays or for special events for full refund. If arriving after 8:00PM or later than you told us you will arrive, please let us know so we can make arrangements to greet you properly

Innkeepers

Name(s)

David and Susan Balderson

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , no cats in the Inn proper

About the innkeepers

We love music, books, the beach (used to live in San Diego), cooking and meeting new people from all over the world. We also love travel and have travelled extensively around the U.S. Europe is next!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7:30 until 9:30
  • Serving Location: Our beautiful All weather sun Porch!, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , vegan; celiac


Signature Dish

Grand Marnier Fench Toast
A delicious breakfast dish with hand sliced egg challah bread which has been soaked in a mixture of eggs, cream, and orange liqueur. It is served piping hot with an Orange Rum Sauce to pour over the top. We usually accompany this with a smoked chicken and apple sausage. A guest favorite at the Wayside Inn!


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