Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast Inn, Retreat & Day Spa

807 Elk Mills Road , Elkton, MD 21921 USA (Show map)
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Elk Forge is a beautiful stone manor house built c.1760 nestled on 5 acres of wood and gardens along banks of the Big Elk Creek. We are located between Elkton, Maryland and Newark, Delaware in the serene village of Elk Mills. The area is rich with history and natural beauty and is less than three miles from I-95, twenty minutes to Wilmington Delaware. We are half-way between NYC and DC. We love to host meetings, weddings and receptions here. The property is extremely versatile and would be able to accomodate any other event type you can think of!



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Awesome Stay!

5 on April 26, 2018

We loved the atmosphere and the accommodations were absolutely perfect for what we were looking for as a getaway!

Wonderful weekend

4.8 on April 23, 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Elk Forge and are planning another visit in the fall.

Inviting B&B

4.4 on April 13, 2018

Wonderful food, great staff and very accommodating.

Happy 2oth

4.8 on January 24, 2018

stayed for our 20th anniversary and it was amazing! Looking foward to staying again when we have something special to celebrate or just want to get away.

A new thanksgiving tradition!

5 on December 10, 2017

As we travel from Boston MA TO Raleigh NC to visit family for a Thanksgiving week, exact halfway is at the Elk Forge B&B! A lovely and welcoming resting spot, where each room is uniquely designed and decorated like a countryside estate. It takes you to a different time and place and they serves the best mix of homemade breakfast treats. The owners of the Inn, Harry and LeAnn Lenderman have thought of everything to consistently make our stay comfortable! Thanks to both of you! Ric and Denise Peterson

Hidden Treasure

5 on December 10, 2017

My Fiance and I stayed here for her birthday and we had a nice quiet and peaceful stay. We woke up to Scottish breakfast delight's and the blueberry waffles we're magnificent. I took her to dinner on her birthday at a nice pub a couple miles away and I ordered the romantic package. When we returned from dinner the room was layed out in rose pedals and tea candles and the bed was turned down and there was also a surprise gift package on the bed which had chocolate's, sparkling cider and other surprise's. My Fiance and I had a wonderful time and will definitely be returning. My Fiance refered to it as a Hallmark movie. We definitely will visit again!!!

Chesapeake Charm, History and Gracious Host

5 on November 25, 2017

We wish we had more time to enjoy this exceptional BnB with its giant sunroom and gorgeous outdoor trails. We arrived after dark on a blustery November evening; we were so grateful that the wind stayed outside and the indoors were warm and not drafty!! Our room key was right at the front table tucked in a darling little bag of chocolates with my name on it and a "welcome, pick up the phone here if you need ANYTHING; your room us up the stairs and around the corner." This made me smile and my 12 year old daughter joyous (for the chocolate of course.) Our room was charming (not a large one as we knew from the website) and absolutely everything we could ever need was in it, including ample power strips for computers (I had work to do) and iPads and phones. The room was spotless, including the bathroom. The bed was VERY comfortable and the sheets were very nice. Our host very kindly helped me find the best wifi to do a bit of work (Rural country is not Comcast's finest advertisement - I've seen this before as i'm sure you have; our host was persistent and sweet in solving, which he did.) There are several super highlights here: one is the sunroom - even in our dark-night arrival, the sunroom draws you in and transports you to another time, bright and garden-y. At breakfast the rolling hills reveal themselves in the morning sunlight. Even if you are not a walker, you'll feel as though you have tasted the outdoors. The breakfast is home-made with love and varied - someone bakes and cooks and then serves on very pretty old patterns of special dishware. And finally, the grounds and trails: truly lovely for strolls or longer walks. I snuck out while my daughter was still sleeping and all i'll tell you is I wanted stay all day or more. We shall definitely be back.

Quiet and romantic

4.0 on November 13, 2017

We visited here for our anniversary and were very pleased with our room and the surrounding grounds. Although the breakfast was better than in most hotels, the same dish was prepared for our two mornings and was not replenished on the second morning when it was finished by 8am. Also, sadly, for a bnb with a tea shoppe connected, there was only one type of tea (Earl Grey) on offer at breakfast and apparently nothing else available. Still, we very much enjoyed our stay!

Our anniversary

5 on November 09, 2017

What a beautiful place to spend our anniversary. Everyone was so friendly food was delicious. Loved walking the grounds.

It feels like home

5 on October 30, 2017

This place is amazing, quaint and lovely. When you first walk in, it feels like you are home. It was surprisingly quiet, i assumed that being a B&B it would be a bit loud with people coming and going but it was actually not that at all. Each room has such character, the breakfast area is perfect, with the sun coming in through the glass windows and doors. You have decks to lounge in, areas where you can pick a book and read or just sit and enjoy "me" time. Everyone there makes you feel like family and no matter how busy they are they still take time and take care of your needs. I am definitely going back.

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Rooms & Rates

Valley Forge

Martha Washington’s own bedroom at Valley Forge inspired this décor in pale green and floral toile. Roomy two-room suite with King Size bed, whirlpool and two fireplaces walks out into the Rose Garden. Pet friendly suite.

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

Surrey Carriage Suite

2 Bedroom suite in the Carriage House. One room with a queen size bed and one with a full size bed. 2 Person Jacuzzi, private bathroom, large living room with vaulted ceilings, electric fireplace, large flat-screen tv. Full kitchen with private deck. Handicap accessible. Pet friendly suite.

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

Coach Carriage Suite

2 Bedroom suite in the Carriage House. One room with a queen size bed and one with a full size bed. Private bathroom, large living room with vaulted ceilings, electric fireplace, large flat-screen tv. Full kitchen with private deck. Handicap accessible. Pet friendly suite.

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

Elkton Room

Warm oak antiques fill this rosy Victorian boudoir and front dormer window. Queen bed, fireplace and private bathroom. Victorian Decor, Queen Size Bed, Fireplace, Private Whirlpool, Front Dormer WIndow.

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

Chesapeake Room

A Nautical Room with a breathtaking view of the surrounding woodlands. Cheasapeake features a private bath and fireplace, fit for a king with a seafaring decor. Queen Bed, Large Double Dormer View Window, Fireplace, Whirlpool, Private Bath.

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

Fair Hill Room

A charming room with an equestrian flair. Painted and decorated with the spirit of Fair Hill, an area nearby consisiting of country rolling hills, woodlands and equine training grounds. Equestrian Decor, Country Queen Bed, Fireplace, Large View Window, Private Bath and Whirlpool.

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

Wilmington Room

Delightful Scandinavian inspired decor with a view and cozy furnishings make this room a favorite of returning guests. Scandanavian Decor, Queen Size Bed, Fireplace, Whirlpool for two.

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

Lancaster Room

A room designed with the modest style of the Pennsylvania Dutch in mind. Exudes a conservative but comfortable agricultural feel. Pennsylvania Dutch Room, Large Victorian Soaking Tub with Hand Shower, Fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Philadelphia Room

This elegant American Empire/Colonial room has a bay window with view, king bed and private bathroom with a single whirlpool tub, and fireplace.

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

Strasburg Room

A room with the spirit of historical Strasburg, fashioned with the commemorative style of the quarters of train conductors throughout Pennsylvania. Victorian Decor, Queen Size Bed, Fireplace, Private Bath, Jacuzzi.

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

Brandywine Suite

This two-room suite features a mural of George Washington and the Brandywine Valley. Curl up in front of the fireplace in your private sitting room complete with a whirlpool, and large view windows. King Bed, Sitting Room, Fireplace, Whirlpool, Private Bath, Large View Windows.

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

Longwood Suite

Enjoy your own whirlpool, sunroom, fireplaces, sitting room, and private balcony overlooking the rose garden. Garden-inspired three-room suite. King Size Bed, 2 Fireplaces, 3 Garden Rooms and Terrace, Whirlpool.

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

Country Club Suite

Elk Forge is surrounded by world-class country clubs and recreation. This turn-of-the-century suite captures the delight of those fleeting leisure hours spent at grown-up play. Whirlpool, gas fireplace and semi-private deck. Handicap access. 1st floor, King sized bed, 2 room suite. Pet friendly suite.

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

Baltimore Room

The blue bedroom at historic Mt. Pleasant Mansion in Baltimore inspired this decor of rich colonial style. Large view windows and draped four-poster canopy queen-sized bed, fireplace, and private bath. Colonial Bed and Breakfast Room, Large View Windows, Canopy Queen Bed, Private Bath, Fireplace.

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

Winghaven Suite

Winghaven Suite

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

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Location Type

Near Elkton Maryland, Near Newark Delaware, Near Wilmington Delaware, Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Rural, Secluded, Small town, Wine country


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From I-95 take exit 109b, Newark/Elkton Road proceed toward Newark, Delaware. One mile, Turn Left on Fletchwood Road (WaWa Market)
Proceed 2 miles, straight through blinking light (name of road changes to Elk Mills Road at the light) , Elk Forge is on your right after crossing Big Elk Creek.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Cecil County Attractions, Ice Skating, University of Delaware, Outlets, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Historic Inn, Homestay, Spa, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Movie library, Parking, Secretarial services, Spa, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Free Wireless Internet, Meeting/Conference Rooms, Event Hall, Day Spa on Property, Gift Baskets, Tea Room on property

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Putting green, Nature trails, Day Spa, Tea Room, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3 to 8 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outdoor areas only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Please pre-approve with innkeepers.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required In Surrey, Coach, Valley Forge and Country Club Suites.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stays require full advanced payment.
Two or more nights require a 50% deposit minimum.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations affect us significantly because of our small size, but we'll gladly refund a deposit in full for cancellations if at least 10 day notice is given. A minimum of $15 fee for any cancellation.



Harry and LeAnn

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  • Time Served: daily @ 7:00 am S/S 8:30-10 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian