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The Wayside Inn Bed & Breakfast

4344 Columbia Road , Ellicott City, MD 21042-5910 USA (Show map)
225 Reviews
$159 - $219
per night

Check Dates Diamond Collection

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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!

Rooms & Rates

Margo's Suite

A romantic two-room suite with a queen-size bed which has a beautiful padded fabric headboard, antique painted chests, and cozy eyelid windows. The second room is a quaint sitting room, perfect for reading the morning paper over coffee or tea, doing a jigsaw puzzle, or just catching up with each other. Both rooms have been newly wallpapered. There is a private bath with an antique claw-foot bathtub (bubble bath included, of course!) to which we have added an antique brass shower. This is one of our most popular room especially for honeymooners!

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

Nightly Rate: $169/$169

Betty's Suite

A two- room suite filled with federal period antiques and reproductions. The queen-size pediment bed is beautifully fitted with down pillows and a warm floral comforter. A down duvet is added for you to snuggle under at night. The second room is a charming sitting room with a large sofa for lounging during the day, which may be converted to an extra queen-size bed , turning this suite into a luxurious Family Suite. This room has its own hall private bath with a shower and tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $159/$159

The Banneker Room

This light and airy room has an antique queen size four poster rice bed that is so tall we provide a step to get up on it! This room offers a wood-burning fireplace (fire log provided). The new entertainment nook has an armoire which houses your TV/VCR with full cable (three channels of HBO!) The new private Bathroom has a large double Jacuzzi style tub, a separate shower with an overhead Rain Forest showerhead and a marble top vanity with a seating area for makeup preparations.

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

Nightly Rate: $199/$199

Ellicott Room

An artistic rendering of Main Street, Ellicott City in the middle 1800s, highlights the soft décor of this room, which has a beautiful queen size sleigh bed. Lounge in the cozy settee while reading or watching a movie. This room has a wood-burning fireplace (fire log provided). The large private bathroom has a large Jacuzzi style tub for two plus a large glass enclosed shower with a seat and an overhead Rain Forest showerhead! There is also a large marble top vanity big enough for two to get ready for a night out at one of Ellicott City’s fine restaurants.

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

Nightly Rate: $199/$199

The Pierpoint Suite

This all new suite is the height of luxury! The large bedroom has a four poster queen size bed flanked by windows decorated with fine silk draperies. Above the wood burning fireplace, a louvered cabinet may be opened to reveal a large plasma television to watch cable TV or one of our many movies we have at your disposal. Or relax in the large adjoining sitting room which has a full size sofa, chairs and lighting perfect for reading, playing games or a having an intimate conversation. Please feel free to borrow from our extensive selection of Classical CD’s to play on your Bose CD/Radio player. And surprise…… the sitting room has a fireplace too! The suite has an ensuite, newly remodeled bathroom with a HUGE shower for two. This shower has an overhead Rain Forest showerhead, three adjustable body jets, and a seat. Pamper yourself in this beautiful suite for a night you will never forget!

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

Nightly Rate: $219/$219

Terrace Room

The Terrace Room is our newest, most intimate and private 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. The bedroom has a Queen sized bed which faces a gas fireplace and a large Hi Def flat screen TV. The Inn has Verizon Fios Cable with over 400 music, movie and tv channels. The Bathroom has a huge jetted spa tub for two and a separate shower w/ over head rainforest and body jets.

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

Nightly Rate: $209/$209

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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Best B&B we have ever stayed in and this was our fourth Preferred Inn!

5 on April 17, 2014

Personable service with excellent breakfast and cozy comfortable room made for a great one-night stay that will be repeated at this charming inn.

Special Place to Stay for a Special Occasion

5 on April 13, 2014

Because we didn't want to have to travel a long distance to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary, we decided to stay at the Wayside Inn Bed & Breakfast, having read many excellent reviews for it over the years. It more than lived up to its excellent reputation. Our hosts were very helpful in providing suggestions about what to see in the area and where to dine, and they made us feel very welcome. We absolutely want to return.

Our second stay here - we will be back.

5 on March 17, 2014

Our stay at the Wayside Inn was again a step into the quaint and peaceful atmosphere of rustic days gone by, yet filled with the amenities of our modern day life. The antique looks have been preserved and offer a glimpse of the past. And yet the hot tub, rain shower, iPhone hookup for personal music, coffee and tea on demand - all add to the dynamics of this beautiful inn. The breakfast meals are presented with the same expert care with which they are prepared. With all of these settings it is only natural to forget all stresses of everyday life and lose ourselves in the ambiance of this wonderful inn.

Comfortable B&B

3.8 on March 13, 2014

Nearby gourmet restaurants. Despite its proximity, no noise was heard from Route 29.

Valentines day stay

5 on March 08, 2014

The house is beautiful and the owners were so friendly and welcoming. The accommodations were wonderful. Our room had a classic feel with a modern bathroom complete with a jacuzzi. The fire place had a log ready for us to burn. The breakfast was delicious and still health conscious. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast for anyone visiting ellicott city.

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Location Type

Small town, Suburban


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Follow airport exit to I95 South(Washington). Go to Route 100 West(Ellicott City) and exit. Go approximately 5 1/2 miles to where Rt. 100 dead-ends at Rt. 29. Exit LEFT onto Rt. 29 south. On Rt. 29, move to the right to exit at Rt. 108 West (exit 21B). Go 1 block to the first traffic light and turn right onto Columbia Road. Go 1 1/2 miles to the Inn on your left. Look for a large black country size mailbox with our address, 4344, and a white lamppost at the front of the Driveway. Our sign is currently under review by the local govenment, so it is not up.

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Other

On-site amenities

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

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, Jogging Trails, Historic tours, Ghost Tours, Children's Activities, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


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

Terms and Conditions

  • 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



David and Susan Balderson

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Cats , no cats in the Inn proper Others

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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  • 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 , 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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Regular Rate: $199 now $159 (20% Savings:)

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

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