Inn at Norwood

7514 Norwood Avenue , Sykesville, 21784 USA (Show map)
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The Inn at Norwood is located in the heart of Historic Sykesville, MD. Built in 1906, by J.H. Fowble the house retains much of its original charm. Mr. Fowble built many of the buildings in the town of Sykesville, the Inn was his families residence. Rock on the front porch overlooking the town or relax in the parlor with a good book. The Inn has 7 large guest rooms, all with private baths, Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, cable tv, dvd players and refrigerators.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Beautiful Bed and Breakfast

5 on August 31, 2018

This is a terrific place to stay. It is within walking distance to the town.

Never Again

1.4 on June 26, 2018

My wife and I booked the "Summer Room " for a two nights stay, June 21 & 22, and although paid in full we packed out bags and left after the first night's stay. The bed was so soft and mushy my wife was compelled to sleep on the floor, For myself, I found a spot in the middle of the mattress that allowed me to lie with the least back pain until the sun came up. This room also offers absolutely no privacy. The shower and tub have transparent walls and are located in the same room as the bed.. The ill fitting door to the water-closet allows every bodily function to be transmitted to your room mate. And the final insult: No one seemed concerned nor care as to why we were leaving early. I won't even comment on the non-existent breakfast at this so-called B&B.

Innkeeper Response
I am really sorry you were unhappy staying with us. It would have been very helpful if we had known you were unhappy in anyway. I am sure we could have let you change rooms. The only time I got to see you is when you handed me the keys to your room and left angry. Yes the room has very little privacy as it says on our website. It is designed for the romantic couple who likes the tub in the room. Yes, as it says on our website and in your confirmation we only serve muffins, cereal and snacks, no formal breakfast. Once again I am really sorry you did not communicate with us or read any of your info.

- Kelly crum (innkeeper)

Charming getaway in a delightful town

4.4 on April 15, 2018

First of all, the Winter room was amazing. Charm in every corner, and the bay window jacuzzi tub was perfect. Bedtime by firelight is cozy. The property itself is nestled in a hillside above classic main street with several nice restaurants within an easy stroll, and shops, a river, parks, and lovely scenery. I have every intention of making a tradition of spending time at Norwood! I came mid-week, off season, so there was no breakfast, but I was pleased to find snacks at my disposal, plus a fridge in my room. Everything was clean and well-organized.

A lovely B&B for a good price

4.4 on March 24, 2018

Lovely and spacious rooms, friendly host, nice decor - a good stay.

Loved my stay

4.8 on January 11, 2018

I spent 2 nights at the Norwood Inn and had a great experience. Check in was easy -- my phone number got me in the locked door for the Inn (keypad) and my key was in the door to the room. A large jetted tub combined with a shower (somehow) were in the bedroom and the toilet and sink were in what used to be a closet (plenty of room though). Bed was large and comfy with a down comforter, and I enjoyed the Victorian architecture. I never actually saw anyone other than another guest, but that is fine by me. Keurig coffee/tea was available, as well as some cupcakes/cookies in the main room. I didn't really explore the food options, but there was a mini-fridge and cork-screw in the room, in case you wanted to bring your own drinks, plus a bottle of water and some candies were left in the room. Personally, I don't usually like B&B's because I don't like feeling like I'm a guest in a stranger's house, but this really felt like a cool kwirky hotel, and less like a stranger's house. I would definitely come back.

Great Place

4.6 on January 04, 2018

One of the best B&Bs I have ever been to over the last 30 years. You're very much on your own, but they have everything you need. Four nights, most comfortable.

Inn at Norwood Charm and Loveliness

4.0 on December 31, 2017

Stayed in the Winter Room of this Inn which was perfect for me. It had a frig and bathtub. (Summer Room looked smallest but was roomy and uncluttered plus looks out on the town; Fall Room was about equal in size to the Winter Room and has a view toward the back; Spring Room also has a view toward the back and was the largest size with a day bed and a separated foyer/room to its bathroom). Winter Room's furniture and bedding were exquisite - looked queenly in a way and was plenty warm (a concern of mine), thanks to wonderful fireplace in there - which all the rooms delightfully have. Turned off the fireplace in middle of night when it got too warm, then on again in the morning and it was perfect. Bed was wonderfully comfortable, and the windows have probably the nicest high-up view of the town. If staying during the week, you can get a business rate reduced price which was helpful as they don't really serve a warm breakfast in the traditional B&B style, and they do state that on their web site. Plenty of coffee and snacks, though, plus usually fresh muffins in the morning which is enough for me, but there's always the French Twist crepe place just a block away. Steve and Kelly are friendly and the self check-in system they use worked fine for me. They are very responsive and helpful to both phone and email inquiries. It was very quiet and a pleasant retreat - I'd recommend it completely! And I loved exploring Sykesville, MD.

Excellent accommodations!

4.4 on November 05, 2017

Excellent rooms with a wonderful jacuzzi tub and gas fireplace! The breakfast included very tasty cinnamon muffins, but not much else.

Lovely little getaway

4.0 on October 25, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the cozy, small town feel of the Inn at Norwood and its environs. There were no meals on site, only beverages and snacks, but there are several places to eat just a couple blocks away, and we were informed of this when we reserved. Our 2nd floor room was cool, but had a gas fireplace, which compensated. Room was tidied up during the day, which we appreciated. My wife loved the decor. The Inn is centrally located in a small town, so we left the car parked and just walked around town for two days.

Inn at Norwood.

5 on October 18, 2017

What wonderful Innkeepers, so willing to help with anything to make the stay as perfect as possible. Delicious cookies and baked goods to enjoy each morning and throughout the day. Very clean and welcoming. Will happily return! Amy Garnjost

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Rooms & Rates

Summer Room

The Summer Room is beautifully decorated and reminiscent of being at a summer cottage. The rooms contains a queen size canopy bed, 2-person Jacuzzi tub, with a shower, an electric fireplace and a separate bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

Spring Room

The Spring Room is decorated in lovely pastels. This room has a queen-sized romantic carved bed, a Victorian electric fireplace as well as a private bathroom with a two-person Jacuzzi tub and a Doubled Headed Rain Shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

Fall Room

The Fall Room is decorated in spectacular autumn colors. Escape to the mountains and enjoy the cast iron fireplace, the Antique queen size bed, the 2-person Jacuzzi tub in a large private bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

The Loft

The Loft is the Inn's largest luxury suite, located behind the main house. Lose yourself in the king-sized Mahogany bed, sit quietly on your private deck or watch the roaring 3- sided fireplace from your large 2-person jacuzzi tub. This room is complete with a wet bar, refrigerator, a microwave, a CD player, and a TV/VCR.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

Secret Garden

The Secret Garden Room is the Inns best kept secret. It is just a stones throw away from the main house, giving you a private entrance to your romantic english cottage. The room contains an iron queen sized bed, our largest 2-person Jacuzzi tub, a warm and inviting fireplace and a large private bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Winter Room

The winter room is our most romantic. It is decorated in warm and inviting colors. The rooms contains an exquisite queen size 4 poster victorian canopy bed, 2-person Jacuzzi tub, a fabulous fireplace, and a private bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

Check Dates


Location Type

Small town


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 35 miles

Directions to property:

I 695 to I 70 West, take 3rd exit, Route 32 towards Sykesville, go 4 miles to Main Street, make a left, proceed to Church Street, make a left, house on hill straight ahead, park in rear.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Baltimore Inner Harbor, Catoctin Mountains, DC, Gettysbury, Harpers Ferry, New Market, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Fax Machine, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Golfing, Hiking trails, Antiquing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Suitable for Children 13 and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Small dog - Secret Garden Room and Loft
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Kelly & Steve Crum

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We love to collect antiques, go to auctions, travel, movies.

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To Go

  • Time Served: 8am - 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Choc. chip stuffed cookies