The Columbia Inn at Peralynna Manor

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Jacuzzi's in 9 of our 19 rooms, Tempurpedic mattresses, soft sheets, great breakfasts, amazing service and lots of love. Special Events, Short & Long term stays. Military & Govt rates Built by the owner's son, and reclaiming much of the wood beams from the previous 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. Locally sourced food whenever possible... 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 Pavilion, 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 Triathlons 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. 410-715-4600 Gift Certificates always available!!



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

One night stay

3.6 on May 19, 2018

Stayed one night. Staff was friendly. Room was clean.

Needs a total remodel

1.4 on May 17, 2018

We had great expectations and unfortunately none were met. The property looks nice from the pictures ... needs a lot of work. Their were bugs in our room, no tissues, no face soap, mold in the shower, no make up mirror, burnt out light bulbs. The attention to detail was lacking. Breakfast was confusing, we didn't know that we would have to find the cook to place our food order, the process was not discussed and we waited 30 minutes for our eggs, and to top it off the order was not correct.

Gracious and accommodating host

4.8 on February 20, 2018

Cynthia was a Godsend when my family needed a place to stay while my family member was hospitalized. She worked with me to find the best accommodations for my mother and my brother. She reorganized reservations on-the-spot to help us. The Inn was tranquil and relaxing. We would definitely visit again.

Our Stay at the Columbia Inn at Peralynna Manor

5 on December 16, 2016

We heard about this special Bed an Breakfast from a co-worker 5 years ago and they were very pleased with their stay and had the Best breakfast and classy scenery along with a live pianist. Every employee was very friendly and professional. We really enjoyed our stay. Can't wait to get back there during the summer. Donald and Mary

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, Donald and Mary. We loved having you as our guest, and we all look forward to your return. You can expect the same great service and experience next time!

- Cynthia Lynn (innkeeper)

A Delightful Gem

4.8 on November 04, 2016

This was my second visit to the Columbia Inn at Peralynna and once again it did not disappoint. The owner's grandson greeted me on my arrival and was extremely personable. My room was lovely and breakfast was a delight. I highly recommend this delightful gem of a B&B.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review. We do our best to greet each and every guest and make their stay as wonderful as yours. We look forward to your return!

- Cynthia Lynn (innkeeper)

Good stay, except for disruptive housekeeping

3.4 on October 17, 2016

Overall, our stay at the Columbia Inn was pretty nice. The building is beautiful, the room was nice, and service at the beginning was attentive. Food in the morning was also good. The negative part of the experience was the fact that housekeeping walked into our room FOUR times while we were in bed or using the restroom - 3 times before standard checkout at 11, and once more before our delayed checkout (which had been approved by management) at noon. The interruptions made the stay pretty stressful, and management needs to address it. Otherwise, the stay was enjoyable.

Incredible Service and Great Staff

5 on May 25, 2016

The staff is absolutely incredible. It's a beautiful and very comfortable place to stay. I am delighted that I found it as I had been staying at the chain hotels in Columbia when I come up on business. This is considerably nicer. One of the great things is that each room is different - all are very comfortable - and the staff is incredible (bears repeating!)

Innkeeper Response
We could not agree with you more. We are an excellent alternative to the chain hotels. We hope that you return soon to experience the same excellent service. Thank you for sharing your kind words.

- Cynthia Lynn (innkeeper)

Very pleasant family run place

3.6 on March 10, 2016

We enjoyed our stay. The staff was very nice if a bit quiet. Which does seem to be the norm here in the East. Not the most social of folks. The hotel itself was comfortable and pleasant. The library and game room seemed fun. The grounds were also very relaxing and the breakfast was great. Just like home cooking! I do have two negatives. There was no phone in the room to reach someone at the front desk. And the neighbors were arguing all night long. We didnt want to leave our room as it was a romantic getaway. It would have been nioce to have a room with not fighting neighbors or some way to reach the front desk to have them come and ask the neighbors to be respectful.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your kind words regarding our staff, food and atmosphere. We truly are the ideal romantic getaway in Maryland. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced by not having a phone in your guest room. After 19 years of providing phones we recently had them all removed for lack of use. Our front desk number is printed on all of our guest's registration cards if they need anything at all. I'm sorry our phone number wasn't pointed out to you. We also want to sincerely apologize for any distribution from your neighboring guests. This is a rare occurrence at our Inn. We would love for you to reach out to us to discuss this further and in some way make it up to you. My direct line is 410-227-8479. I hope that you will reach out soon. Thank you again for sharing your experience.

- Cynthia Lynn (innkeeper)

I love this place. I stayed a month and a week

5 on December 19, 2015

I was starting a new job, owner is great place is great. I felt at home. I recommend this is anyone everywhere.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled your stay felt just like home. We look forward to your return soon!

- Cynthia Lynn (innkeeper)

One of a kind European elegance hospitality

5 on December 10, 2015

I traveled for business in December 2015 and selected The Columbia Inn for location convenience and for the customer high rating. To my pleasant surprise, I found the Columbia Inn to be the most relaxing and home feeling experience from all my busy travels in the last three months, where I had to be in a new place almost every day. Refreshing and comforting, the suite I stayed in was furnished with high taste and quality, a fireplace in each room, a dining table, microwave and fridge, two bathrooms equipped with jet tub and multiple jet showers, a balcony with great views. The breakfast was freshly prepared by the cook on order, and it was deliciously fresh and tasty. The dining area is furnished in an European elegant style, with large tables covered with tablecloth, and french doors leading to the private deck with outdoor sitting, where you could enjoy the nicely maintained back yard. Every evening after 6pm the owners entertain a complementary snack and wine tasting. I had a reservation at the Columbia Inn few weeks prior made through a booking agency on line, and never made it due to business travel changes. The owners were so nice to call me back to let me know that if I chose to stay at their Inn another time, they were offering me a free night for the night I could not come last time. I came few weeks later and I benefited of one night free besides the night I booked for the trip. What an awesome experience, it never happened to me such a pleasant thing before. Overall I was totally pleased and very happy with my stay at the Columbia Inn at Peralynna. After two months of very busy travel, I finally found a place that made me feel at home and relaxed, a place that brought back deep European melancholia... Many thanks to the owners and staff for the distinguished efforts to make this happen! Five out of five stars!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for this beautiful and detailed review. We truly enjoyed having you as our guest. We are so glad we could provide you with some relaxation and comfort during your travels. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

- Cynthia Lynn (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates


2 Twin beds recliner half bath porch

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

A, C , O -Grand Spa Suite

Two person Jacuzzi, separate specialty shower, King size Tempurpedic mattress, separate sitting area, wet bar, balcony, electric fireplace, flat screen cable TV, WIFI, luxurious silky sheets, down comforters

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

R, D, X,Y Cozy Dream Jacuzzi Suites

King Size Tempurpedic Beds One person Jacuzzi- marble bathrooms Fireplace Wet Bar Balcony Monogrammed Robes No sitting area

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

K- Queen Castle Suite

K - Suite Queen Size Tempurpedic Bed Private sunny Balcony Tub/shower 2nd Floor

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

G- Cinderella Suite

Queen Bed- Third Floor Private Hall Bath Monogrammed bathrobes Leather recliner desk Individually controlled Heat and Air

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

B-Family Apartment

1 King, 2 twins, full living room with queen pullout sofa, full kitchen, dining area, ensuite bath with walk in shower and patio, fireplace, flat screen tv

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

P- Family Suite

1 Queen and 1 twin bed, sofa Private hall bath fridge, microwave and Keurig Coffee Pot

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

S & L Continental Suites

Fireplace King Size Tempurpedic Bed Wet Bar

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

M, J, V Castle Suites - King

King Size Tempurpedic bed Big windows, High Turreted Ceilings Microwave, Keurig Coffee Pot, Fridge Desk, LEather easy Chair Balcony

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

T- Family Suites-

T Suite- Lower level next to game room 2 Queen beds ( 1 Tempurpedic) sofa Patio Ensuite bathroom- walk n seated shower

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

B-2, G Family Suite

B-2 Queen Tempurpedic bed 1 Twin Day bed Wet bar Walk in Shower

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

Z- 2 Queens with Jacuzzi

2 Queen beds ( 1 Tempuredic) Wet Bar Marble Bath with one person Jacuzzi- First floor- Villa Entrance

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

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Location Type

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


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, Night life, 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, River, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, 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, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Sauna, Spa, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, 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

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

Terms and Conditions

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David & Cynthia Lynn

Languages spoken

English, German, Japanese

Resident Pets

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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  • Time Served: 6-9am Mon-Fri, 7-10am Sat/Sun
  • Serving Location: Pre-Planned Events, 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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