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The Columbia Inn at Peralynna Manor

10605 Route 108 , Columbia, MD 21044 USA (Show map)
4.6
487 Reviews
$110 - $350
per night

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Gift Certificates Always Available!! THe perfect Year-round gift- one size fits all! May be used for Dinner Dance tickets or rooms. Must call to purchase. 410-715-4600. Free Shipping!!!! Built by the owner's son Brandon Kemplin, and reclaiming much of the wood beams from the existing 100 year old house, David and Dr. Cynthia Lynn created an oasis in bustling Howard County. The Columbia Inn at Peralynna stands as a local landmark and overlooks the gentle rolling hills of Clark's Elioak Farm in Columbia, Maryland. The Inn is conveniently located within easy reach of the major cities of Baltimore and Washington DC, historic Ellicott City, Fort Meade, and Annapolis, the state capital is situated on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay a leisurely 35 minute drive from Columbia. Farm to table breakfast from the Utz Family Farm included with every stay! This Columbia Hotel is nearby to the Iron Bridge Wine Bar, Hobbitt's Glen Golf Course, Bob Lucido Soccer Field, Clark's Elioak Farm Petting Zoo, Merriweather Post Pavillion, Wine in the Woods, Elk Run Winery, Black Ankle Winery, Historic Old Town Ellicott City, Savage Mill Mall, Ten Oaks Ballroom, Howard County Fairgrounds, The Howard County Wool and Sheep Festival, the Iron Girl Triathalons at Centennial Park. Nestled in a private estate and the rolling hills in Howard County, named by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 25 Places to Live Well in America, The Columbia Inn at Peralynna is a boutique hotel unlike any other. Our inn features a unique blend of chic and elegant style, exceptional world-class amenities and gracious hospitality. The Inn at Peralynna's Conference & Retreat Center serves the Baltimore/ Washington area and features small weddings, elopement weddings, conferences, business retreats, tea parties, bridal and baby showers.

Rooms & Rates

King Suite 'X'

This Deluxe Villa features Fusains décor in bronze and gold. The King size bed has a beautiful leather headboard. This suite offers a 10-foot ceiling, fireplace, Plasma TV, VCR/DVD combo, granite wet bar, microwave, refrigerator and coffee center. This room features a leather recliner, table for two, desk and a private balcony entrance. The bathroom features a private marble tiled bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower unit with a glass block wall. The King size bed offers a Tempurpedic Mattress and imported 380 thread-count linens. All rooms are based on double occupancy and that there is a $65 per person charge for each additional guest. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone that we feel fails to follow the rules set by the establishment, in order to ensure a pleasurable stay for our guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $225

'J' Suite

This King room is located on the second floor with contemporary decor in yellow and burgundy. This room offers a cathedral ceiling with fan and two-story palladium windows for wonderful morning light. The bathroom offers a private tiled bath with tub and shower combo. The room also features a walk-in closet, TV/VCR, fireplace, fluffy robes, desk, leather recliner and dresser. The King size bed offers imported 380 thread count linens. A sunny south side facing balcony overlooks the garden. High-speed internet access is available. All rooms are based on double occupancy and that there is a $65 per person charge for each additional guest. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone that we feel fails to follow the rules set by the establishment, in order to ensure a pleasurable stay for our guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $199

Opulent Jacuzzi 'O'Suite

This suite features a King Tempurpedic bed with leather headboard and chandeliers adorning the wall on either side of the bed, Italian leather chairs, a granite wet bar, and a dining and chess table in the window alcove overlooking the magnificent sheep farm. The crème de la crème is the gorgeous marble bathroom with double vanities, glassed in spa shower and separate Jacuzzi tub for two with jets and chroma therapy lights! The O Suite has a private balcony. All rooms are based on double occupancy and that there is a $65 per person charge for each additional guest. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone that we feel fails to follow the rules set by the establishment, in order to ensure a pleasurable stay for our guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $350

2 Bedroom Residential 'B

The Executive Apartment B features a king size Tempurpedic mattress and TV in the master bedroom, two twin beds in the study with a TV and French doors that easily access the outside from the study. A lounge sofa in the iving room has a queen pull out bed. The living room has leather recliners, a flat screen TV, electric fireplace and full size dining room with a fully stocked kitchen. All rooms are based on double occupancy and that there is a $65 per person charge for each additional guest. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone that we feel fails to follow the rules set by the establishment, in order to ensure a pleasurable stay for our guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $200 - $275

Family Studio 'T'

The T Suite is on the lower basement level off of the game room and features two Queen size Tempurpedic beds, leather recliner, sofa, dining table, fridge, microwave, coffee maker and en suite bathroom with large seated shower and terrace. All rooms are based on double occupancy and that there is a $65 per person charge for each additional guest. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone that we feel fails to follow the rules set by the establishment, in order to ensure a pleasurable stay for our guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $199

Queen 'K' Suite

This Queen room is located on the second floor with contemporary decor in greens and yellows, cathedral ceiling and large windows for wonderful morning light. The Queen size bed has a Tempurpedic mattress with imported 380 thread count linens. The bathroom has a private tiled bath with tub and shower combo. This room features a walk-in closet, TV/VCR, fireplace, fluffy robes, table & chair and a down filled chair and a half with ottoman. Large bay windows, a private balcony entrance and High-speed internet access is also available. All rooms are based on double occupancy and that there is a $65 per person charge for each additional guest. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone that we feel fails to follow the rules set by the establishment, in order to ensure a pleasurable stay for our guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $199

Petite Suite 'D'

This Deluxe Suite is on the second floor has contemporary décor, in burgundy and gold. The King size bed has a beautiful carved wood headboard, and the vaulted ceiling creates an European feeling. This suit features an electric fireplace, Plasma TV, VCR/DVD combo, granite wet bar, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker providing all the comforts of home. The suite's private bathroom with marble tile and Japanes style soaking tub and shower relax your muscles and soothe your mind. A King size bed with Tempurpedic Mattress and luxury linens complete the allure of the D Suite. All rooms are based on double occupancy and that there is a $65 per person charge for each additional guest. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone that we feel fails to follow the rules set by the establishment, in order to ensure a pleasurable stay for our guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $225

Royal King 'C'

The C suite is our Renaissance Suite and is the largest of the Royal Suites. This second floor suite features a large soaring turreted ceiling, two balconies, two sofas in the living area with a large fireplace, flat screen TV, dining area and wet bar. The bath features a shell shaped two-person Jacuzzi, seated shower and private dressing room with a massage area. All rooms are based on double occupancy and that there is a $65 per person charge for each additional guest. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone that we feel fails to follow the rules set by the establishment, in order to ensure a pleasurable stay for our guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $350

Luxury Jacuzzi Suite 'A'

The A Suite, our Peacock Suite, is on the first floor and features a separate bedroom with a 6' round Magnolia Jacuzzi Tub for two under a chandelier. The living area of the suite has an electric fireplace, flat screen TV, a down filled sofa, dining area and granite wet bar. The living area leads you to the second bathroom with a seated grotto shower. This suite has a private entrance with its own parking space and is accessible for the mobility impaired. The A Suite is one of our most luxurious suites. All rooms are based on double occupancy and that there is a $65 per person charge for each additional guest. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone that we feel fails to follow the rules set by the establishment, in order to ensure a pleasurable stay for our guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $350

Queen Suite 'Z'

The Queen size bed has a beautiful dark cherry wood and leather headboard. This suite features a 14-foot ceiling, fireplace, Plasma TV, VCR/DVD combo, granite wet bar, microwave, refrigerator, coffee center and a private balcony entrance. The bathroom offers a private marble tiled bath with bath tub sized Jacuzzi tub and shower unit with glass block wall. The Queen size bed offers a Tempurpedic Mattress and has imported 380 thread-count linens. Fluffy robes, private phone line and high-speed internet access is available.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $225

Deluxe King 'S'

The S suite is a two-room suite on the second floor with a separate bedroom with flat screen TV, electric fireplace and marble master bath featuring a Jacuzzi tub. A glassed in spa shower with jets will help you relax and melt the tension away. The bedroom has french doors to close it off from the living area. The living room features a leather chair and queen pull out leather sofa with Tempurpedic top. This suite offers a dining table, marble wet bar, flat screen TV, a second bathroom and access to the balcony. This suite has individual heat and air. All rooms are based on double occupancy and that there is a $65 per person charge for each additional guest. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone that we feel fails to follow the rules set by the establishment, in order to ensure a pleasurable stay for our guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $275

Petite Suite G- Suite

The G suite is our Cinderella suite under the eaves on the third floor and has a private locked hall bath. It features a lovely double Tempurpedic bed, fireplace, TV, leather recliner and individual heat and air. All rooms are based on double occupancy and that there is a $65 per person charge for each additional guest. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone that we feel fails to follow the rules set by the establishment, in order to ensure a pleasurable stay for our guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $145

'P' Suite

The P Suite is our Chesapeake Suite and although on the lower basement level, tends to be bright and sunny. It features two queen beds, sofa, 45" TV, fridge, microwave and coffee maker. It also has a private locked hall bath with a tub/shower. Warning! This room is not for late sleepers as it is under the kitchen, which opens at 6:00 am. All rooms are based on double occupancy and that there is a $65 per person charge for each additional guest. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone that we feel fails to follow the rules set by the establishment, in order to ensure a pleasurable stay for our guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $145

King Suite Y

This Deluxe Jacuzzi Villa features Fusains décor in crimson and gold. The King size bed has a beautiful wood headboard. This suite offers a ten foot ceiling, fireplace, Plasma TV, VCR/DVD combo, granite wet bar, microwave, refrigerator and coffee center. This suite also features a suede recliner, table for two, desk and a private balcony entrance. The bathroom offers a private marble tiled bath with bath tub sized Jacuzzi and shower unit with glass block wall. The King size bed offers a Tempurpedic mattress and has imported 380 thread-count linens. All rooms are based on double occupancy and that there is a $65 per person charge for each additional guest. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone that we feel fails to follow the rules set by the establishment, in order to ensure a pleasurable stay for our guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $225

Petite Suite R

Located on the second floor with French Renaissance décor in burgundy and gold. This suite has a King size bed with a beautifully carved wood headboard, vaulted ceiling, fireplace, Plasma TV, VCR/DVD combo, granite wet bar, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. The R and D suites face the south and have sunlit mornings with a shared balcony. A large private marble tiled bath with Japanese soaking tub for one in the bathroom will help melt the stress away. A king size bed with Tempurpedic Mattress has luxury linens. The R Suite has a connecting door to the D Suite. All rooms are based on double occupancy and that there is a $65 per person charge for each additional guest. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone that we feel fails to follow the rules set by the establishment, in order to ensure a pleasurable stay for our guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $225

V Suite

This suite has Scottish Highland decor in green, black and silver. This suite offers a cathedral ceiling and large windows for wonderful afternoon light overlooking the sheep farm. The suite features a private tiled shower, walk in closet, TV/VCR, fluffy robes, desk and chair, fireplace, love seat and mirrored armoire. The King size Tempurpedic Mattress offers imported 380 thread count linens. The suite features two balconies overlooking the sheep farm, high-speed Internet access and private phone line.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $199

L Suite

The L suite is our Penthouse Suite on the third floor. The L Suite features a window wall in the living area overlooking the four story great room!. A King size bed sits under a barrel ceiling and overlooks the Juliet balcony and the 1,100 acre Clark Farm. The sheep are usually in the fields and create a breathtaking view. The bathroom features a wonderfully large and deep soaking tub and a set in a bay window overlooking the trees. This Suite also has a dining area, wet bar, fireplace and flat screen TV. The L Suite has a Loft option, and is great for the families traveling with teens.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $275

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Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.5

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Staycation

4.4 on October 20, 2014

Wonderful B&B and this was my second visit. Even with the renovations not being completed in my suite, my stay was worth it. Thank you Sabrina and all other staff for making this stay extra great. Will be back soon for a more luxurious suite.

Innkeeper Response
We truly appreciate your kind words. We cannot wait for you to return and see our amazing renovation complete. Sabrina is a true asset to our team, and I will be sure to share this with her and the entire staff.


Great find!

4.4 on October 15, 2014

Discovered this B&B "around the corner" from my sister's place. The staff is exceptionally helpful and courteous, and my room - which was one of their small ones - was spacious and well-equipped. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. Lovely common areas indoors and out. Breakfast offerings are generous - my only comment is that I would have preferred more health-conscious options (yogurt without added sugar, whole grain breads,etc.)

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! We truly appreciate your beautiful review. We will definitely look into providing more healthy options for our daily breakfast. We hope you will stay with us again soon.


Great staff, beautiful building. great retreat from DC

3.6 on October 04, 2014

Stayed 2 nights while visiting Grandaughter at GW university in DC. Room was clean staff and cook were GREAT. Room could be much better with a little maintenance. ( staff informed us that a maintenance person had just been hired to address these problems)

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. Yes, our new engineer is now on the job and working hard to maintain our beautiful home. We can assure you that your next visit will be perfect. We hope to see you again soon.


Our home away from home

4.6 on September 29, 2014

This was the perfect place for my wife and I to enjoy our week vacation. Columbia is 30 minutes from Baltimore which is close enough to enjoy the sites but far enough away to escape the high living costs. We stayed here during the week (Monday-Thursday) and found our suite to be very affordable and very comfortable (tempur-pedic beds!). The made to order breakfast was the butter cream frosting on the cake. Truly an "over and above" service that we will definitely take advantage again. Highly recommended. I also wanted to note that it rained Thursday so we decided to stay in and read in the library... cabin fever? heck no! Thank you David and Cynthia for a wonderful stay.

Innkeeper Response
You and your wife were truly wonderful guests! Thank you for this beautiful review. We look forward to your return and providing you with the same amazing service.


Very pleasant stay

4.0 on September 28, 2014

Enjoyed our stay. We arrived early and they checked us right in. Staff were all very nice and friendly. We were in L Suite and the sitting area and sleeping area were very nice. The bed was very comfortable.

Innkeeper Response
We truly adore the L Suite as well! And we loved having you as a guest. Please stay with us again soon for the same amazing service.


very good

4.0 on September 21, 2014

absolutely ok

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for you quick and kind review. We hope that you will stay with us again soon!


A small hotel with grand pretensions

2.8 on September 09, 2014

We've given it 3 stars (ie - met our expectations) because in general it was actually pretty much what we expected, but that's because we didn't really believe all the hype with which it surrounds itself. What it is, is a decent small hotel and a pleasant enough place to spend the night. Unfortunately it does not live up to it's somewhat more grandiose pretensions. As to those, if you consider helping yourself to tepid cheap boxed wine and tucking into the same few dips and chips that were on the table the night before, to be an elevating experience then you'll be impressed by the evening free wine & cheese on offer. Equally, if you consider that a rubbery, hard yellow mass constitutes a gourmet version of scrambled eggs and don't you don't mind waiting half an hour to eat it amongst the crumbs left by a previous guest you'll be equally happy. In summary then, our advice would be, take the Bed, which is fine and comfy. Grab a bottle of wine and some nibbles in the supermarket and have your own midnight feast in the room. Then skip the "Gourmet Breakfast", and head out and find a diner that knows how to serve a decent, honest breakfast of the non gourmet variety.


Wonderful B&B

4.4 on September 08, 2014

This was our 3rd stay at the Columbia Inn. As always the staff were friendly and accommodating. The beds there are the most comfortable I have ever slept in.

Innkeeper Response
We truly appreciate your kind words. We agree, our beds are simply wonderful and provide an amazing night of sleep. We look forward to having you as our guest again soon!


Beautiful property and great people. I would definitely return.

5 on September 04, 2014

This property in Columbia is close to the city, but feels like you are miles away. I really enjoyed the Z suite with the patio out front and the spacious room. Breakfast was great and the staff was outstanding.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. I will be sure to share this with the entire staff. Please stay with us again soon!


First Visit - Exceptional Room, Excellent Staff, Beautiful Environment!

5 on September 02, 2014

My visit this past weekend to The Columbia Inn far exceeded my expectations! My room was amazing. I was pleasantly surprised that my room had a glassed in steam room in the spa shower. This was not in the description of the room and I loved it. I went from the Jacuzzi tub with jets to the steam room and spa shower with ease and all my stress and tension just melted away. I will be returning in 2 weeks for another stay as for the price and the amenities, there is nothing like it in a 3 state radios. Amazing!!!

Innkeeper Response
We truly appreciate your kind words. We are very excited for your return, and we look forward to providing you with the same amazing service!


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Location

Location Type

Columbia, Ellicott City, Laurel, Fort Meade, Clarksville, Baltimore, Airport, Countryside, Small town, Suburban, Wine country

Airport

Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 15 miles

Directions to property:

From Baltimore, at I-95, go south for approximately 8 miles. Exit at Route 175, toward Columbia. Stay on Route 175 until the exit for Route 29. Take Route 29 north until the next exit, which will be Route 198. Take Route 108 West for 2.5 miles. We are on the left hand side of the road, just before Elliot"s Oak Rd. If you reach the Veterinarian's, make a u-turn and go back a 100 yards!

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Hippodrome Theatre, Myerhoff Theatre, Merriweather Post Pavillion, Toby's dinner Theatre, NSA, APL, Fort Meade, Honeywell, Northrup Grumann, Golf, roller/& ice skating, horseback riding, Laurel Race Track, Old Town Ellicott City & Oella, Iron Bridge Wine Bar, Asean Bistro, Jordans Steak, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Homestay

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Secretarial services, TV Video games, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Tempurpedic Mattresses!, Hospitality served every evening, Jacuzzis and steam showers, Fireplaces and Flat screen TV's, Hot gourmet breakfast included with stay, Lucious robes

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Centennial Park- 1 mile; running, hiking, Hobbits Glenn Golf Course- 1 mile, Miles of Hiking Trails in our National Forest, Merriweather Post Pavillion-hear the Stars!, Antiquing in Old Town Ellicott City, Award winning Toby's Dinner Theatre, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

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: 100% non-refundable deposit required at the time of making reservation.
  • Cancellations: Reservations are non-refundable. If you find that you must reschedule your reservation for any reason and we have 24 hours notice, we will issue you an house credit; House Credit will be or the full amount and can be re-used for your next stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

David & Cynthia Lynn

Languages spoken

English, German, Japanese

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

We like to have our house filled with music, fun and stimulating discussion. David will regale you with our genealogy & Cynthia can share her experiences in designing Peralynna, basing it on a home she had lived in, in Europe. Our son, Brandon, was the builder of this 22,0000 sq. ft. building, at age 22. He was a child prodigy with no formal training, and impressed every inspector & engineer working with him, with his innate abilities, skills & decisive management style. We are still in awe!

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Meals

Breakfast

Farm Fresh Breakfast

  • Time Served: 6am-9am Mon-Fri, 7am-10am Sat
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , by request, at time of booking


Signature Dish

Berries in a Cloud
BERRIES IN A CLOUD 3 egg whites 1 tsp vanilla ¼ tsp cream of tartar 1 cup granulated sugar ½ cup finely chopped almonds, toasted 1 3-oz package cream cheese, softened ½ cups packed brown sugar ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tbsp milk ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 cup whipping cream 3 cups fresh whole strawberries, stems and caps removed 2 oz semisweet chocolate, cut up 2 tsp shortening Let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Cover a baking sheet parchment paper. Draw a 9 inch circle on the paper; set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine egg whites, 1 tsp vanilla, and cream of tartar. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed till soft peaks form. Gradually add granulated sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, beating on high speed till very stiff peaks form and sugar is almost dissolved. Fold in almonds. Spread over circle drawn on paper, building sides up taller than center to form a shell. Bake in a 300 degree oven for 45 minutes. Turn off oven; let meringue dry in oven with door closed at least 1 hour (do not open oven door). Remove from oven. Lift Meringue and carefully peel off paper; transfer to a serving platter. (Or store in an airtight container overnight.) For cocoa mousse, in a small mixing bowl beat cream cheese and brown sugar till smooth. Add cocoa powder, milk, and the ½ tsp vanilla; beat till smooth. In another chilled, small mixing bowl beat whipping cream with chilled beaters of an electric mixer on medium speed to soft peaks; fold into cocoa mixture. Carefully spoon cocoa mousse into the meringue shell. Press whole berries, stem side down, into the mousse. In a heavy small sauce pan melt semisweet chocolate and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly. Drizzle over berries, filling and meringue. Serve immediately, or cover and chill filled meringue for up to 2 hours. To serve cut into wedges, dipping knife into water between cuts. Serves 10.


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10605 Route 108 , Columbia, MD 21044 USA (Show map)

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