Travel reviews by
Based on 62 traveler reviews
A Couples' Midsummer (or winter) Dream!
Jan 02, 2015 by: Scott p from New Milford, New Jersey
My wife and I stayed here as a Christmas present to each other. This was probably the most expensive B&B that we stayed in, but it was worth every dollar. We stayed in the T & O room located towards the front of the Inn on the second floor. As soon as you walked into the room you can tell that attention was given to every detail in the planning of this bed-and-breakfast. Each room comes with its own signature scent. Ours was a lovely lemongrass that was not overpowering. Everyone will tell you that one of the main attractions of this B and B are the bathrooms and they are right. With heated floors, oversize copper tubs, oversized shower with multiple jets and the most expensive toilet ever, you will find yourself spending a lot of time in the bathroom. Our room was located in the front of the Inn, which tends to be the noisier section with the outside traffic. This didn't bother us as we are used to it. But if you're looking for a more quiet experience, make sure you select the room towards the rear of the Inn. Our room also featured access to the second floor porch. It is my understanding that during the summer months people do gather outside, and you may find this awkward as they are right outside your room. When we arrived, the innkeeper was very pleasant offering refreshments and giving us a tour of the inn as she led us to our room. The Inn features several common areas, such as the lounge on the first floor and the library on the second floor as well as several outdoor spaces. you will find free refreshments such as sodas, water, and juices, available throughout the day in the lounge. Also some sweet treats are available in the dining area for your enjoyment. From 6 PM to 7 PM every night the Inn hosts a wine and cheese gathering for their guests. Take full advantage of this feature. The wine was quite good and the cheese display was excellent. It is a good time to get to know some of the other guests. We met a lovely couple who we wound up going to dinner with that night. The library features a wide selection of books not only from Nora Roberts, but from other popular authors as well. It also has a full computer station for your use. And they offer free coffee service with a Keurig machine and they make available a decanter of Jamison for your pleasure. One night after dinner, my wife and I used one of the Scrabble board games available in the lounge to end the night with a friendly game. The immediate area of Boonsboro is rich with history and local shops. Nora Roberts owns the bookstore in the gift shop across the street as well as to nearby restaurants: Dan's taphouse and Vesta Pizzeria. Breakfast is served daily from 8 to 9:30 AM. I would've liked to have seen an extended period for breakfast but it was not an issue. It is my understanding that they have changed from a buffet style breakfast to a served plate breakfast. Each morning we started out with a small dish followed by a main course. The breakfasts were both creative and delicious. Overall the value, experience, and the luxury of the Inn, are well worth every penny we spent. We will try to stay in the Wesley and Buttercup room on our next visit. We got to visit the room while speaking with another couple who were staying in it. It offers a private sitting area, fireplace, and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi style tub. This is a must visit for any Nora Roberts fan who has read her books, or any husband who wishes to take his wife away for romantic night or two.
Sisters birthday get away
Dec 11, 2014 by: Erin H from S. Windsor, CT
We booked the stay back in March when we heard about this inn via a Facebook post on Nora Roberts fan page. We drove the 6.5-7 hrs here from CT. We booked the Marguerite & Percy room (only room with two beds) along with the birthday package. Arriving we were shown our room with all the package items waiting... A bottle of champagne, cake, gift cards and full size shower/bath products of our rooms scent. The room was perfect for the 2of us to share. The bathroom shower with the different shower jets was amazing, the soft fluffy huge towels (on a towel warmer) we a nice touch. The inn has many quite areas to curl up to read/relax too. The breakfast was amazing on our 1st morning of a apple crape, pancakes, eggs and bacon...yum! The downside to our room is while sleeping you do hear the traffic from the street and for it being a small town, a lot of cars go by at all hours. But we dealt with it. The dinner options of Vesta and Dan's tap house are right across the street. Would come again!
Nov 17, 2014 by: Judy J from Owings Mills, Maryland
First, I want to say that I have never read a Nora Roberts’ book (she is a prolific author and owner of the Inn). All the other guests at the Inn were very much fans of Nora. This was fun because I got to ask their opinions on their favorite books and characters. The Inn, which I was told by the guests, is written about in a trilogy of Nora’s books which many of the guests thought was a fictional location. As a Bed & Breakfast lover, I read reviews and researched the Inn for the location and amenities and the Inn did not disappoint. It is in Western Maryland, minutes away from Antietam Battlefield, Harpers Ferry, WV and Shepherdstown, WV, all rich with history. The Inn, from the moment we walked it the door, sparkled. It was the cleanest place I have ever seen (including my own home). My husband remarked that even the A/C vents on the ceiling were glistening. We were given a tour of the Inn which had a lovely kitchen (open to the guests), beautiful dining area (cookies and muffins snacks) and then the Lounge with games and a TV and the upstairs Library with a Keurig and Jameson whiskey. Next we were taken to our room, the Nick and Nora room (characters from the Thin Man book). In the Art Deco style, our room had fresh flowers, DVD of the Thin Man, flat screen TV, chocolates on our welcome material, its own scents and bath amenities, heated bathroom floor, beautiful clear glass sink, large soaking tub, large multi jet rain shower and the toilet. It is not just a toilet it is “THE” toilet. The toilet has a heated seat, auto up and down lid and many other features that I am at a loss of how to explain. We had a queen bed with luxurious linens and a lot of pillows. Between 6:00 and 7:00 P.M., they have a social hour for the guests in the Lounge with wine, cheese, sausage and crackers and much conversation about Nora, the Inn and Boonsboro. It was lovely to meet so many nice people. The breakfast is served between 8:00 and 9:30 A.M. Our first morning we had fruit and then stuffed French toast and bacon and the second morning we had fruit and pumpkin pancakes with sausage. Both were yummy! There is only one downside – the Inn is on the intersection of two busy roads and the road noise at night can be disturbing to sleepy guests. Other than that, this Inn is just perfect. Kudos to Nora! (PS – I bought two of her books to read!)
I have returned...
Nov 17, 2014 by: Kimo688889 from Chicago, Illinois
Like a big ugly swallow visiting Capistrano, I returned. Wife and I so enjoyed our two day stay in the Princess Bride Suite. We were saddened to not find our former innkeeper from a year ago (Lynn) but Bob and Barbara were the best "Inn Sitters" and we so enjoyed talking to Bob. I get the feeling that the high turnover rate among innkeepers is problematic and symbolic of the author's pecuniary paying of less than fair market value to her most important employee, her staff. But, the breakfast was great, pancakes day one and eggs and fruit day 2. We so enjoyed the cocktail hour at 6pm with wine and cheese and met the most lovely 7 ladies enjoying their college reunion. Barbara did a great job with the social hour. The shower with 5 nozzles was fantastic but the hot water had a restrictor on it to keep it from getting really hot, which I like. The warmed toilet seat made me king of the throne. Abundance of soft towels. Warm gas fireplace helped after walking around outside in cold Nov. air. One minus: the yoga and Zulu people across the parking lot take all the spots in the evening and if you come back from dinner, there is nowhere to park. I would return but would hope that the next innkeepers are more permanent. the Inn is still the place to celebrate or just relax and might be the best B & B in the Maryland/Va area. Oh yes, forgot to mention the Volunteer Fire Dept Alarm, located right next to the Inn. It will knock you out of your bed at 4am. Have to deal with it and hope you are not the one on fire.
Luxurious and historic
Oct 15, 2014 by: Donna M from Cincinnati, Ohio
We stayed at the Inn BB in September. Everything was first class. The breakfasts were amazingly prepared with fruit and vegetables along with waffles, eggs, crepes, bacon and sausage. The wine and cheese parties at 6:00 pm were a great way to find out about the area, get to know the other guests and the innkeepers and have some interesting snacks. I loved the bathroom with the heated floor and towel racks. The toilet was entertaining with the self lifting lid, heated seat and bidet functions. My husband did not like the heated seat but I really appreciated it. I liked being able to make a cup of coffee whenever I wanted in the Library, I even added some Jameson! The bed was wonderful and the down alternative comforter was just right. The chairs in our Eve and Roarke room looked like they might not be comfortable but they were great. I liked the special special scent for each room and bought the body wash, lotion and body spray for Eve adn Roarke (lavendar and patchouli) at the gift shop across the street. The interim innkeepers Barb and Bob were so friendly and helpful. The history of the Inn was interesting. The chance to see Antietam, Harper's Ferry and Sharpsburg should not be missed. The overall experience was exceptional and included fresh flowers in every room.
Read more reviews on the TripAdvisor page for this accommodation.