I know I said I would post about my business trip this past weekend, but time just got away from me and I’ve been busy with Christmas traditions, which I hope to post about as well.
Anyway, last week I went on a business trip and I stayed at the beautiful Inn pictured above. It is my new favorite place near Baltimore, and I will be staying there again!
The inside was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the Inn is filled with all kinds of cool, old artifacts!
Between 6-9 every night they have “Happy Hour,” where they serve complimentary white wine, cheese, fruit, and desserts in the beautiful dinning hall.
The gentleman, David who runs the Inn told me that the lady who had stayed in my room earlier this year wrote a series called “The Lilac Code,” and it was based on this Inn. He proceeded to tell me that the story was about the people who were staying at the Inn who all happened to be undercover CIA agents. He also told me that his wife, Cynthia was born in Germany and raised in a CIA home and the design of the Inn was based off of said CIA home. The Inn is very old, I believe it belonged to Cynthia’s grandparents, and I’m assuming they owned the home she grew up in, in Germany as well, but I’m not sure. Apparently there is a secret passageway at this Inn that no one has discovered since the 1960’s. So of course, I walked around picking up every candle stick, pushing on all of the walls, running my foot along the baseboards. I want to go back when I have more time to actually spend at the Inn where I can truly go exploring!!
I felt like I was in one of those Hallmark Christmas movies where the guests all get together and the owners serve hot cocoa and cookies and everyone acts as if they are old friends. That’s the vibe I got from this place, the people were all so lovely, the food was delicious, and to say the staff was hospitable would be an understatement.
All of the rooms are equipped with either Jacuzzi tubs or walk-in showers, robes (which excited me more than it should have,) and Tempurpedic mattresses! My suite was known as the “Renaissance Suite,” and I could easily make myself at home. I could definitely understand how an author would spark creativity by staying there. There were parts of the Inn that got my creative juices flowing too, and I came away with a new idea for a book!
If you ever find yourself in or around Columbia, Maryland I highly recommend this Inn. As I was leaving, David shook my hand and told me he hoped to see me again. I told him I was already making plans for my return and that it was an absolute pleasure meeting him and his lovely wife. He then asked me if I knew what they said about the Inn. “We call this this hotel Maryland,” he said, “It’s like the hotel California, only here you can leave, but you must come back.” It made me chuckle! He was so delightful!
I’ll leave you with some of my favorite pictures of the place.
Love & life lessons,