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


5 on August 01, 2018

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Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your wonderful review! Taking care of our guests is our passion and it is always our pleasure to have the opportunity to make new friends. We appreciate the time you took to let us know that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back at Peralynna, often! Cynthia and David

- Cynthia and David Lynn (innkeeper)

Average Accommodations But Overpriced -I won't be back

3.0 on July 31, 2018

Rooms: If you enjoy an European/Victorian aesthetic, then this may be your "cup of tea". The duvet, drapes and decorative pillows are dated. The carpet in the room does need to be deep cleaned or replaced at a minimum. The "Ac" is a portable standing unit and functions well enough, but is not pleasing to view or to listen to at night. The "fire place" inserts are a nice touch for atmosphere but a bit out of place. It did provide some heat and ambiance. The "tub"(Jacuzzi) is very dated with the white caulking molding cracking. In general, the room appearance is not what I go for and I should have paid closer attention to the photos provided by the establishment on line. The photos are an accurate representation of the accommodations. Service:The kitchen help was excellent to prepare a basic hot breakfast. Desk help was a bit odd and scattered but pleasant with very good attempts to be helpful and attentive. Value: In my opinion, 50% over price. I have stayed at 4-5 star for $500-1000 a night so when I pay $300-400/ night here, it is too much. I would rate this a 3 star property. Cleanliness- Acceptable. Our room was clean. The bedding was fresh and odor free. The carpet was vacuumed but has old stains so replacing carpeting throughout the facility would be refreshing. The common area was clean, as was the kitchen area. Our bath area was clean but also dated and needs updating and remodeling. Onsite Dining- Adequate and no complaints for a basic "hot" breakfast. They offer eggs, omelets, bacon, french toast, sausage links as hot items (no pancakes, waffles). Odd reservation/refund/cancellation policy-Make sure that this is your kind of place to stay because the owner makes it very clear that No refund will be given if you cancel your reservation. She will offer you a voucher with no expiration to return so you can "use" your money and not lose your payment. However, I wouldn't be interested in a return visit.

Probably won’t be back

2.2 on July 27, 2018

Was a little disappointed

Innkeeper Response
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to share your your stay with us. Caring for our guests is our passion- we look forward to meeting each new guest. We are always crushed when we don't fully meet our guests expectations and always hope to have a 2nd chance to to so. We are in the middle of renovations, in order to better serve our guests. When our additions and renovations are complete, we hope that you will try us again. Please call me directly if you would, so that we can best accommodate your needs. Cynthia and David

- Cynthia and David (innkeeper)

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.

Innkeeper Response
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to share your your stay with us. Caring for our guests is our passion- we look forward to meeting each new guest. We are always crushed when we don't fully meet our guests expectations and always hope to have a 2nd chance to to so. We are in the middle of renovations, in order to better serve our guests. When our additions and renovations are complete, we hope that you will try us again. Please call me directly if you would, so that we can best accommodate your needs. Cynthia and David Cynthia and David, innkeeper

- David and Cynthia Lynn (innkeeper)

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)

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Rooms & Rates


2 Twin beds recliner half bath porch

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

A, & 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

C- Grand Spa Presidential Suite

The C suite is our Presidential 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 steam room/ shower and private dressing room with a massage area. This suite also includes independent heat and air conditioning system. This suite is located on the second floor - (the Inn does not have elevators yet) and has large picture windows and high ceilings. The balcony is north & South facing and overlooks the 1100 acre sheep farm. We offer a hot breakfast made-to-order as well as a continental breakfast option. All rooms are based on double occupancy and that there is a $65 per person charge for each additional guest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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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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