The Bruce House Inn

201 Fayette St , Cumberland, MD 21502 USA (Show map)


Whether you are planning a quiet romantic getaway or an active weekend of cycling or cross country skiing, the 1840 Bruce House is the perfect place to stay. Conveniently located in the lovely historic district, the Bruce House features five beautifully decorated rooms, each with private period-style baths, superbly comfortable beds, cable TV and free wi-fi. Relax by the fire with a glass of port or cup of tea, and enjoy a book from our library or spin some classic vinyl on our turntable. In the morning enjoy a gourmet two-course breakfast in the elegant breakfast room, or relax in bed with a continental tray delivered to your room. We are within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, live theatres, art galleries and the scenic railroad. Located three blocks from two major bike trails, we provide secure bike parking and cleaning facilities. Find out why the New York Post called the Tripadvisor top-rated Bruce House a 'chic B&B' that is 'a find'!



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Loved this place!

4.8 on July 06, 2014

My husband booked a weekend in Cumberland with one night at The Bruce House Inn. Pam was very accommodating with a beautiful room, awesome breakfast and within walking distance to the train station.

An Excellent and Enjoyable Weekend at The Bruce House Inn

5 on December 16, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Bruce House Inn in December, 2013. Pam, our hostess had a nice warm fire in the common room. Our room was lovely…..the fireplace was warm, bed was comfortable and the bathroom/shower was very nice. Sunday morning breakfast was exceptional. We had a lovely time at the Bruce House Inn.

A Diamond in Coal Country

5 on October 14, 2013

What can I say, other than that the Bruce House is fantastic. Pam, our host, was outgoing and friendly. Our room was charming, tastefully decorated, and had the most luxurious bathroom I've ever encountered at a B&B, as well as having the most comfortable mattress of any B&B. The most welcome surprise was Pam's ability to accommodate vegetarians. The bacon wasn't just absent from the plate, but was replaced with veggie sausage. This says everything about a hostess. A true find.

Very lovely historic home

4.8 on August 14, 2013

We were very surprised by the spacious room and exceptional retreat within a historic small town. The host did a great job helping us figure out what to see and do. Her breakfast was exquisite - unique and tasty. We have recommended this B&B to others passing through Cumberland.

Welcoming Retreat

5 on January 02, 2013

Arrived on a rainy, cold evening to a welcoming hostess and fire in the fireplace. We had just traveled through some terrible sleety weather and were glad to enter the front door to such a warm welcome. Pam was so kind and helpful in every way. Our room was cozy and comfortable. Pam had thought of all the little extras that made our stay enjoyable. Breakfast was delicious and so elegantly done. We recommend this B&B and hope to return and explore Cumberland and all it has to offer a tourist.


5 on September 19, 2012

We were warmly greeted by Pam. After showing us to our room she offered us a glass of wine and gave recommendations for dinner. Breakfast was very good with seconds offered. The rooms were beautifully decorated and very clean.

Bruce House Inn

4.8 on July 27, 2012

Charming in every way. Innkeeper pays attention to every detail. Strategically located and a must do in the area.

Great place to stay.

5 on May 23, 2012

The Bruce House provided us with a charming room, excellent service and delicous, elegantly served breakfasts. Our goal on this trip was to ride bicycles on the Great Allegheny Passage, and C&O towpath, and the location of the Bruce was perfect. The Innkeeper was pleasant and attentive to our every need. Overall, a great geataway.

A Great Plaec to Stay

5 on May 07, 2012

Beautiful and clean rooms. Incredibly delicious breakfasts. Warm and inviting host. I would highly recommend Bruce House Inn to anyone. We'll definitely be back!

Wonderful Weekend at Bruce House

4.6 on May 07, 2012

My girlfriend came to Cumberland to visit a friend and were delightfully surprised at the quality and hospitality of the Bruce House Inn. It was the perfect weekend getaway! Pam does a wonderful job!

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Rooms & Rates

Robert Bruce Suite

Named for one of Bruce House’s original owners, reputed to be a descendant of the Scottish hero Robert the Bruce, this grand two-room English library-style suite features high ceilings, intricate 19th century wood paneling, a queen-size antiqued-brass bed, and separate dressing room featuring an elegant lighted vanity.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $169

George Washington Room

Named after Cumberland’s most famous resident and inspired by the décor of Mount Vernon, this stunning Colonial style room boasts high ceilings, an extravagant queen-sized canopy bed, and a spacious bathroom with antique clawfoot soaking tub. Nighttime views of lighted church steeples give the room a serene atmosphere.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $155

La Salle des Freres

Named for the monks that occupied the third floor when the Bruce House was the home of the La Salle Catholic boys’ school, this spacious attic room is decorated in French country style as a nod to the origins of the De la Salle Christian Brothers order. Its soothing green toile décor, king-sized bed, and nighttime views of lighted church steeples make it the perfect getaway from the day’s stress. While soaking in the antique pedestal tub, enjoy an expansive view of the town below and the rolling hillsides above.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $155

La Salle du Soleil

This cozy attic room is perched high with a view of the Narrows, gateway to the West. Decorated in cheerful yellow tones, its twin beds make it the perfect room for friends traveling together. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spacious clawfoot tub after a long day’s cycling or sightseeing.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $129

Columbia Bruce Room

A bright, sunny room accented with colorful local art, the beautiful Columbia Bruce Room is conveniently located on the first floor. Our newest room, it features 14 ft. ceilings, a queen sized bed, gas fireplace, sitting area, a large tiled shower, and a beautiful view of an historic church steeple and the hills beyond.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $115

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Location Type

Mountains, Small town

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Scenic Railroad, Cycling Trails, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Parking , Green cleaning products used, Towel Warmers in some rooms, Plush robes, Environmentally-sensitive Spa Amenities, and iPhone chargers.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3-7 pm
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children under 12 are welcome in our 1st floor suite
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night minimum for holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card required to hold reservation
  • Cancellations: 7 days notice required to receive full refund. Less than 7 days notice incurs a charge equal to 1st nights stay. No-shows charged full amount of reservation.
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gourmet hot

  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free, Vegan, Diabetic


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