The Wayside Inn Bed & Breakfast

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




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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on October 16, 2016

This is I think our 4th stay at Wayside Inn. We love. We are only45 min away but it is great getaway without having to drive hours away. David is the best host and fantastic breakfast/ Mike and Nanette

Wonderful weekend away

5 on October 10, 2016

Three day long weekend stay and did not want to leave. Wonderful experience. Highly recommend to all. Rooms were more than comfortable and the inn was beyond words. Breakfast was everthing it could be and more. We will be going back in the future. David was spectacular and made the stay even more special. He even let us use the kitchen one evening to make tres leches. We shared. Again a wonderful experience and will be back. Highly recommend to all.

One of the best B&B's I've stayed at

4.8 on October 07, 2016

The Wayside Inn is full of charm and character. The rooms are quaint, spacious and very comfortable. The owner, David, is a fantastic host and makes fantastic breakfasts. If you're staying in the Ellicott City area this place is worth a stay.

A wonderful place to stay!

4.6 on September 22, 2016

We missed the cut off for staying at the designated resort for the wedding of a friend - and how awesome for us because we found the Wayside Inn online. From the first contact I had with David over the phone, the service was above and beyond for our whole experience. This is a beautiful property, lovingly tended and maintained, and completely welcoming to families. Our daughter was encouraged to explore the inn and the grounds which was great for a very curious eight year-old. The breakfasts were delicious. We have future plans to return to the area and these plans now include always staying at the Wayside Inn.

Really a gem

5 on September 21, 2016

This Inn was a lovely surprise. Excellent value for money, with surprisingly large rooms and bathrooms. Hosts David and Susan were gracious and solicitous, and the entire B&B is spotless (a big worry for me when I travel, because I have severe dust allergies). Although we live in the area, this was a real get away for us. I also admired the authentic restoration of their 1700s house. (I will note that the location is very pleasant but not rural, for people who might not know the area.) I would definitely stay here again and definitely recommend it to friends! Also: Outstanding breakfasts!! I loved the fresh croissants and the house-made fruit plate with vanilla glaze.

My Second Stay

4.8 on August 24, 2016

Every time I'm in Ellicott City or Baltimore, there is no doubt that I'll be staying at the Wayside Inn. It's a beautiful historic home owned and run by a lovely couple. I've stayed in two rooms so far and each have exceeded my expectations - particularly with the comfort of the bed and sheets. I'm actually purchasing the sheets that were on my bed last time I stayed there! Also, the breakfasts are phenomenal - think baked blueberry french toast, yogurt and granola, and warm coffee....they're also very sensitive to dietary needs!

A step in time

5 on August 17, 2016

When the Wayside Inn was first built in the 18th century, no one would have suspected that it would still host visitors in the 21st century. Yet, that's exactly what the hosts are doing with open arms, simplicity and grace. This spacious inn was renovated and furnished to reflect the period it was built in. Our stay in the Ellicott room took us back to the old days when time was moving at horse speed and people talked to each other without relying on technology. The rooms sits at the top of a creeking wooden staircase reminding one of the inn's noble heritage. It is flanked by a large bathroom outfitted with a whirlpool bathtub. Our hosts offered every comfort and convenience including a scrumptious and generous homemade breakfast served in the sunlit dining room overlooking the pond, kitchen garden and magestuous trees. A secluded, peaceful and authentic inn. You will not want to stay anywhere else.


5 on August 05, 2016

My wife and I spent two nights at the Wayside Inn and could not have asked for a more wonderful way to recharge and relax. From the moment David greeted us at the front door we could feel the stresses of everyday life melt away. The Inn has such a serene and peaceful feel to it that it is impossible not to want to stay there forever. David was a wonderful host, whipping up delicious breakfasts each morning, taking into account my wife's gluten sensitivity and dairy issues. We will defintely be back again and again. This is one of those "not to be missed" spots.

Will definitely stay at the Wayside Inn again

4.8 on August 03, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Wayside Inn and will definitely be back. It was not a normal stay because we were in Ellicot City during the flash flood on July 31st. The i keepers went above and beyond all expectations, including picking us up from the disaster site to bring us back to the inn, and then making a second trip to pick up my mother, sister and brother in law and driving them back to Columbia. I can't thank them enough for the wonderful stay and all of their help during a very stressful time.

Our Favorite Bed & Breakfast

5 on July 12, 2016

The Wayside Inn is a quiet and beautiful break from the everyday hectic routine. David and Susan are so very personable and serve a most delicious and always changing breakfast fare. Ellicott City is a quaint old town just minutes away and DC is within an hours ride and park.

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Rooms & Rates

Terrace 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. When the weather is nice, enjoy the terrace overlooking the gardens and pond, enjoy a glass of wine and an afternoon snack (provided by your innkeeper upon request) or just sit and enjoy a good book from our library. The room has a Queen sized bed which faces a gas fireplace and a large Hi Def flat screen TV. The ensuite Bathroom has a huge air jetted tub for two (one of the largest made), and a separate shower with an overhead rainforest shower head and three body jets. The Terrace Room is perfect for Wedding Nights as well as for guests who may not want to walk up the flights of stairs to the rooms in the original Inn. It also has a private staircase leading up into our beautiful new, all season sun porch.

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

Margos Suite

Romantic suite with a sitting room with a private bath in the room (with a claw foot tub and shower). The sitting room has a small settee, a desk, a rocking chair and a dormer window looking out on the gardens in the back yard.

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

Bettys Suite

Our family suite. Has a queen size bed, a large sitting room with a full size sofa. Private bath Is in the hall a few steps away from the room. It has a tub/shower combination.

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

Ellicott Room

Romantic Sleigh Bed with luxury bath including 2-person air jetted spa tub. Wood Burning fireplace.

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

Banneker Room

Four-poster Rice Bed with luxury bath including 2-person jacuzzi tub.

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

Pierpoint Suite

2 Room Luxury suite with queen sized bed, a sitting room and an all new bath with a Luxurious shower. Both Sitting room and Bedroom have a wood burning fireplace. Sitting room has a sofa and chairs and a Bose Radio/CD Player. Bedroom has a Plasma TV over the fireplace

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

Meeting Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 30

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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 AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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 vegan; 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!