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The Wayside Inn Bed & Breakfast

4344 Columbia Road , Ellicott City, MD 21042-5910 USA (Show map)
252 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

$209 - $209 Nightly Rate: $209 - $209

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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Missed David and Susan

4.0 on October 15, 2014

One of our favorite parts about the Wayside Inn has always been our interaction with David and Susan, the innkeepers. Their presence would have made our weekend more perfect.

A pleasant overnight get away

5 on October 10, 2014

My mom and two friends from out of town shared Betty's Suite and it was perfect! The surroundings were relaxing, David was such a gracious host, and the breakfast was delicious.

A nice place to return

4.2 on September 24, 2014

Excellent location between DC ann Baltimore Inn Keepers were helpful Excellent breakfast

Great stay at Wayside Inn

5 on September 22, 2014

Marvelous stay; lovely inn, welcoming host, great location...and huge and tasty breakfasts. Overall, a truly excellent experience

Pinpoint Room (9/6/14)

5 on September 10, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Wayside Inn Bed & Breakfast. David greeted us upon our arrival and was a fantastic host. We would most definitely stay at Wayside again if we find ourselves in the Baltimore area.

A Nice Time

4.0 on September 09, 2014

It was one of the nicer B & Bs, though the location is not quite as quaint as I had expected. A very busy highway and sound wall are across the street. Beyond that, the house and yard are beautiful; and the breakfast, superb.

Anniversay Stay

4.6 on September 03, 2014

At this historic B&B, we stayed in a very beautifully decorated room. Very large in-room bathroom with everything you need. The bed itself was very comfortable. We were welcomed by a courteous inn keeper, who provided a most delicious breakfast. It was a most enjoyable stay.

I wish I could give 6 stars!

5 on August 29, 2014

This was one of the nicest B&B's I have stayed in. It was immaculate. The food was great and Dave, the innkeeper, was so friendly and accommodating. We really enjoyed speaking with him, but he would be savvy enough to leave you alone, if that is what you wanted. The bedding was great, as well as the décor.

Anniversary Stay

5 on August 20, 2014

Wonderful stay at a beautiful inn.

Great place between DC and Baltimore.

5 on August 18, 2014

Awesome host. Loves what he does. Great breakfast included.

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Location Type

Small town, Suburban


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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  • 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 S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • 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

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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  • 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!



Hot Deal

"Fall" into Autumn Savings!

Regular Rate: $209 now $167 (20% Savings:)

Enjoy our beautiful fall colors at the Wayside Inn. Take 20% off any room or suite Sunday through Thursday. This rate still includes our famous full breakfast! Take advantage of this great discount today!

expires Wednesday

Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $75 gift card with a $250+ gift card purchase