Yellow Turtle Inn Bed and Brunch

111 S Springdale Avenue , New Windsor, MD 21776 USA (Show map)


New Windsor posses a small town charm and serene atmosphere. It is the hub of the wheel with spokes leading to Gettysburg Battle Grounds, Baltimore Inner Harbor, Frederick - all within 45 minutes. Just minutes to Wineries, Bike Routes, McDaniel College & Lacrosse Tournaments A natural beauty serenely nestled amongst trees and rolling hills with a view of 100 acres of farmland. The Yellow Turtle Inn is the perfect picture of beauty and serenity to celebrate your wedding, honeymoon, romantic getaway or just a personal retreat. Experience a Couples Massage followed by a Catered Candlelit Dinner for Two, roses and then off to your whirlpool suite! Scrumptious brunch served at 10:00AM. Private dining available. Early risers, we can have the dining refrigerator ready with food for breakfast at your convenience. On the Civil War Spirit Trail~ Only an hour to Washington DC~ 40 minutes to Gettysburg,PA~ 45 minutes to Baltimore~ 25 minutes to Frederick~ 5 minutes to Westminster~ The Turtle carries his home with him throughout his travels always providing him with a safe, comfortable escape. If you could package this contentedness, you might just bundle it up and call it the Yellow Turtle Inn.




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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Weekend Getaway

5 on January 21, 2016

My husband and I wanted a quick weekend trip but didn't want to have to drive 3+ hours to any of our normal B&Bs. The photos of the Queens Sweet don't do it justice. Joan met us personally at the front door, escorted us to our room, and gave us directions for different restaurants (along with a brochure that listed them) which was extremely helpful since we weren't familiar with the area. She went above and beyond to make us comfortable and put up with me being a picky eater (don't like eggs) and made us delicious pancakes, french toast, and waffles each of the 3 mornings we were there. We were not hungry after breakfast. We loved the fact that brunch was served at 10am instead of earlier, like many B&Bs. I also loved that she provided refreshments and snacks each day for her guests (I have not seen that anywhere else but southern B&Bs). The entire Inn had interesting decor which was pleasant to look at and our room had a lot of interesting reading material for love/brides/etc. There were also games in our room that were fun. The only drawback to our stay was the weather. The wind was howling against the windows which resulted in a whistling/screaming sound that was disturbing and reminded me of horror movies. The jacuzzi tub was perfect and very romantic. Overall, we had an amazing time and will definitely be returning!

Great place to stay!

4.8 on March 05, 2013

We stayed in the "Whispering Love" room for a mini-honeymoon and it was great. Joan is super nice and an excellent cook, and the room was really cute and very clean. The breakfasts were delicious, and it was nice to be able to sleep in and relax instead of having to get up at 7 or 8 am to eat like most other B&Bs. There is coffee in the rooms and snacks downstairs if you want to eat earlier, but when we're on vacation we like to relax and sleep in. The Inn is located close to Frederick, Westminster, Mt. Airy etc so easy access to shopping, wineries, restaurants, etc. The only downside I can see is that the other rooms (not Whispering Love) have Jacuzzi tubs but not showers, and I always like to shower after a soak. We loved our room though!

Our son's wedding event 9-10-11

5 on September 15, 2011

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Yellow Turtle Inn. We had a great time. Our son had his wedding ceremony and reception at the Yellow Turtle Inn. Joan, the innkeeper was very helpful and the event was fun time. Thank you Joan for all your help.

Comfort and serenity in one place!

4.0 on September 11, 2011

It is a lovely place, it feels as if you have been there before, so comfy cozy, like an old friends home welcoming you back! So close to town and many options of activities to do. We went to Linganore Wineries, had a great time. We enjoyed sitting on the wrap around porch. Ms. Joan was an awesome woman, very caring and funny as well. Go here to step back in time, you will not be sorry you did!

We love Ms. Joan!

4.0 on June 15, 2011

My husband and I have stayed here 3 times now, while visiting one of the winery's in the area. I believe we enjoy it more each time. For anyone who just wants to get away, relax and reconnect. It's the perfect place.

A little pricey but a wonderful place to stay

4.2 on April 21, 2011

The hostess was great and made our stay wonderful. The house is very old so you should go in expecting the late night creaks and radiator moans (it can get a bit noisy some times), and there's train tracks not too far away but those are pretty minor complaints. Other then that, the house is beautiful, the service is amazing (the breakfasts were surprisingly well thought out and prepared) and Joan really went out of her way to make it a pleasant stay for me and my wife. Highly recommended to friends and family.

Yellow Turtle Inn--A Fun Getaway!

4.0 on April 18, 2011

I stayed at the Yellow Turtle Inn with my girlfriend during a spring getaway weekend in April 2011, and it was cozy and charming! New Windsor has a historic district right down the street, and the inn is also very close to Westminister, antique shops, and several wineries. The innkeeper is really friendly and attentive to guests. If you're looking for a quiet, charming getaway spot, check it out!

Yellow turtle

3.4 on March 01, 2011

Very relaxing, nice stay. My husband and I really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere, every thing was nice and clean..... but the radiators bumped and pinged all night.

Amazing place.

4.4 on February 23, 2011

It was more then what I expected. The room was spacious, and the pictures did not do it justice. Joan was extremely helpful and pleasant. She was able to suggest places for dinner, and give directions to the areas where we wanted to go. Breakfast was amazing, much better then going out somewhere. Would definitely go back again.

Queen's Suite review

5 on February 09, 2011

We had a wonderful week end. Joan was very friendly and helpful. I loved the Queens Suite, my husband says next time we have to stay in the Bishop's Suite to offset the overtly feminine queen.

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Rooms & Rates

Queens Sweet

Discover the Queen in you with all the elegance. Enjoy an oval whirlpool big enough to accommodate two. As you sit in your tub, you are looking out over the courtyard where wedding receptions are celebrated. Besides a King sized bed in the first room, there is a Double bed in the whirlpool room. Wireless access, refrigerator, microwave. In Room Champagne Brunch, roses, balloons in tub available. The Queen's Sweet invites you to celebrate your honeymoon, anniversary or just the specialness of your loved one. There is a regal air to this room. For extensive info visit www.yellowturtleinn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $185 - $205

Bishop's Suite

The Bishop's Suite with a feeling of intimate seclusion and clearly everyone's favorite. Views of the Gazebo Garden and weddings invites romance into your lives. Add a couples massage and roses to make everything perfect. Experience a large whirlpool for two and a king sized bed. For extensive info, discounts and pictures and to make reservations please go to

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $185 - $205

Sweet Serenity

The Sweet Serenity Room has been decorated with simplicity in mind. You just might experience a quiet peacefulness. There are two beds - queen and Twin, a private bathroom with a shower, a refrigerator, microwave, TV, internet access as well for your convenience. Book a couples massage and find true tranquility. I invite you to visit my site for information on discounts, extended stays, photos and complete information.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $155 - $175

Whispering Love

Whispering Love -A quaint room with a view, queen bed, wireless internet, refrig, microwave, private bathroom with shower.I ask guests why they always come back to this room and they tell me, it's the view. Whispering love has the feeling of the 1930's and '40's. For discounts, complete information visit

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $165

Angels Promise

Angels Promise has a feeling of a garden with it's Angel mural painted on a curved wall. Take advantage of the original Victorian Claw Foot Tub (with shower) to soak in bubbles. Book a massage, intimate dinner and order roses for a perfect date. A queen sized bed, refrigerator, microwave, TV and wireless internet available. Visit for extensive information, discounts, photos and complete information.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $155

Samuals Library

Samuals Library is on the first floor so no stairs to climb. You will enjoy a double sized bed and private bathroom with a clawfoot tub for wonderful soaking. Your private bathroom is adjacent to your room. An interesting selection of books are available. Relax with the view of the Gazebo Garden. Right next to the room is a parlor for your use. Refrig, microwave, TV, wireless internet are included. Book a massage, intimate dinner and order roses for a perfect date. Visit for extensive information, discounts, photos and complete information.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $135


Location Type

3 rolling acres with view of 100 acres farmland, Romantic strolls after your catered dinner, Romantic memories created on the front porch swing, massages followed by a candlelit dinner, 15 minutes to wineries, Wine Festival, Countryside, Small town, Village, Wine country


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 40 miles

Directions to property:

I am located in Carroll County in the Quaint Town of New Windsor - Westminster's bedroom community From Washington DC (1 1/2hour) 495,270,27,407,31,Springdale Avenue From Baltimore (45 mins ) 695,795,140,31,Springdale Avenue From Gettysburg (45 mins) 97South,140West,31,Springdale Avenue

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Train Rides-Horse Riding, Carroll County Farm Museum, Wine Tours-, Westminster Antique Mall, Lacrosse Tournaments, Civil War Trail-, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Homestay, Spa

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Fireplace, Internet Service, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Chocolate Chip Cookies Delivered to Your Room, Garden Weddings and Covered Courtyard Receptions, Roses delivered to Your Room, Catered Candlelit Dinner for Two, Massage Therapist, Balloons & a Champaign Spliti by Tub

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Catered Dinner for Two, Health Spa / Massage, Roses in the Room, Gift Baskets, Reiki Energy Work, Weddings/Receptions, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 5 PM
  • Check Out:: 2 PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed in outside designated area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Please call 410 635 3000
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card to hold room. Card charged 7 days prior arrival. Cancellations must be received at least 7 days before arrival. All other payment must be received two weeks before arrival (No cash back)
  • Cancellations: Cancellation must be received at least 7 days before arrival. Massage cancellation must be received at least 48 hours before time of appointment. You must receive a cancellation code to verify receipt of cancelation. Call between 10AM and 7PM, During peak occupancy, special events, Valentine's Week, holidays and weddings, refunds will NOT be given.




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About the innkeepers

And to think this all came about from a dream of Yellow Turtles. I costumed theatrical productions from my costume shoppe before this dream. The Inn reflects this theatrical flair of mine. This has become an incredible journey for me to follow my dream.

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  • Time Served: Coffee at 9:30- Brunch 10:00
  • Serving Location: Early Birds Breakfast in the Dining Room refrig, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Call for more information 410 635 3000


Hot Deal

Wedding Deal of a Life Time

Regular Rate: $2000 now $800 (60% Savings:)

This Wedding Special is a deal of a life time. Come get married at the yellow Turtle Inn with this no stress wedding. Have your own caterer. I will coordinate everything for you. You just arrive in your gown and get married with a reception following for 45 people in our lovely Glassed In Garden Room. I will have the room decorated and ready for you. See my website for complete information, requirements and details .yellowturtleinn or call me 410 635 3000 You provide your caterer, minister and gown.; You must book your wedding on our first tour and it must take place 6 weeks from our first meeting. This is over $1200 savings $800 Facility Rental .yellowturtleinn Please contact the inn directly at 1 4106353000 to redeem this deal.

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Special Package

Not A Breakfast Person? Save$

So you are not a breakfast person and just want to sleep inn.................. Well here is what I can offer you: You can sleep till the cows come home and miss breakfast and I will give you $10 off your room charge. Just let me know in advance so I don't go shopping for you. To receive this discount, reservations must be made through my official site - or by phone. This offer is not valid with last minute reservations or other discounts.

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