The Historic Inns of Annapolis
The Historic Inns of Annapolis
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25 Places to Stay, From the Mountains to the Shore

Whether you’re seeking the brisk mountain air of Western Maryland, the fun-in-the-sun of Ocean City, the historical and cultural attractions in the Central and Capital regions, or some quiet time in the southern part of the state, you can find top-notch accommodations close by. From homey Victorian inns to rustic lodges to elegant, art-filled hotels, Maryland has something to suit your lodging needs.

Here are 25 places to consider the next time you’re searching for a room, campsite, or cabin to rest your head during your travels.

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Carmel Cove Inn at Deep Creek Lake

1 Carmel Cove Inn, Deep Creek Lake

If you’re looking for that “Zen” experience, stay at this former monastery nestled in the quiet woods of Deep Creek Lake. Sit around the nightly bonfires. Meet fellow travelers in the inn’s common room. Enjoy the complimentary use of bikes, fishing gear, cross-country skis and more. Guests also receive a full breakfast and beverage bar.


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Location:
105 Monastery Way
Deep Creek Lake, MD 21561
301-387-0067


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Cabin at Deep Creek Lake

2 Deep Creek Rentals

Put the car keys away and get ready to relax because the Deep Creek experience brings you back to nature. Choose from a plethora of rental properties from companies including Railey Mountain Lake Vacations and Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations. Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty’s Water’s Edge is aptly named, as the lake gently laps at the property’s dock. Walk to nearby shops and restaurants, or grill some dinner and chill out by the fire pit. For true tranquility, enjoy the stunning views from Cabin in the Woods. After a long day of boating or skiing, spend the evening star-gazing from your hot tub. 

The Inn at Red Hill

3 The Inn at Red Hill, Keedysville

Hidden in the northern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains and overlooking the Antietam National Battlefield, this B&B provides you with easy access to the C&O Canal and Appalachian Trails, and gives you the sustenance (food and otherwise) you’ll need for your explorations.


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Type:
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Location:
4936 Red Hill Rd
Keedysville, MD 21756
301-730-2620


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4 Little Orleans Campground

Choose from tent and RV sites as well as cabins for rent at this campground located on 222 acres of land in the upper Potomac River valley. It’s the perfect home base for a day of hiking, horseback riding, or boating. There’s even a fishing pond on the property. 


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Type:
Cabins & Lodges


Location:
31661 Green Forest Dr., SE
Little Orleans, MD 21766
301-478-2325


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Rocky Gap Casino

5 The Rocky Gap Casino and Resort

Spend your day receiving a hot stone massage and an organic herbal body scrub in the spa, or hit the links at the resort’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. At night, check out the comedy club, musical performers, and slot machines and table games in the casino, then retire to your luxurious suite. This is living!

Make this your home base for exploring Bethesda, Rockville, D.C.

6 Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

This hotel provides lodging in close proximity to D.C. with budget-friendly rates. Located near the White Flint Metro Station, a short train ride gets you into downtown Bethesda, Rockville, and D.C. Enjoy on-site dining, a fitness center and a heated indoor pool, plus a Concierge level with a lounge that serves up continental breakfast, evening hors d'oeuvres and beverages. 


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Location:
5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852
301-822-9200


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The Bolger Center

7 The Bolger Center, Potomac

A campus-style retreat just 15 minutes from the White House, this center has a free shuttle to the metro station, but you may not get the chance to use it. With 83 acres of land, The Bolger has more than enough to keep you occupied, including nature trails, tennis and basketball courts, bike rentals, a Junior Olympic indoor pool, a team-building ropes course and more. 


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Type:
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Location:
9600 Newbridge Drive
Potomac, MD 20854
301-983-7000


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Pleasant Springs Farm Bed and Breakfast

8 Pleasant Springs Farm Bed and Breakfast, Boyds

Staying here means you’ve got 30 acres of gardens, woods and pastures all to yourself, as well as the charming, lovingly restored 18th-century house. There are sheep and hens right outside and ample fishing nearby, all located between D.C. and Frederick. The only catch (well, besides the fish): they’re only open April 1–October 31.


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Type:
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Location:
16112 Barnesville Rd
Boyds, MD 20841
301-972-3452


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Ole Mink Farm

9 Ole Mink Farm, Thurmont

Operated by the same family for five decades, this campground offers several rustic wood cabins with Wi-Fi and other modern amenities. There are also spots leased yearly for those looking to park their RVs and return weekend after weekend. 


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Location:
12806 Mink Farm Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788
301-271-7012


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Catoctin Guest Hideaway

10 Catoctin Guest Hideaway, Frederick

This rental property will let you truly commune with nature. It’s next to the Frederick City Watershed, which is bordered by Gambrill State Park on the south, and Cunningham Falls State Park on the north. Its convenient location makes it easy to get to Gettysburg, about 30 miles north, or Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, both 60 miles away.


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Type:
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Location:
10809 Gambrill Park Rd
Frederick, MD 21702
301-293-3065


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Hunt Valley Inn

11 Hunt Valley Inn

This hotel puts you smack in the middle of some of Baltimore County’s best hot spots. There’s excellent shopping and dining just a few hundred yards away. A few miles further is the course for the Maryland Hunt Cup, one of the world’s most difficult steeplechase races. There’s also Oregon Ridge Park, which annually hosts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Independence Day concert, complete with spectacular fireworks.


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Location:
245 Shawan Rd
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
410-785-7000


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The Historic Inns of Annapolis

12 The Historic Inns of Annapolis

Actually comprised of three boutique hotels housed in buildings dating back more than 200 years, this is quintessential Annapolis, filled with history. The Maryland Inn has hosted celebrities and presidents, and gives guests fine views of the Chesapeake Bay. The Governor Calvert House was home to two former governors. The Robert Johnson House overlooks the Maryland State House and Governor’s Mansion.


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Type:
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Location:
58 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-263-2641


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The Monaco Baltimore Hotel

13 The Monaco Baltimore Hotel

This hotel was formerly the historic B&O Railroad Headquarters near the Inner Harbor. Both elegant and modern, The Monaco hosts a complimentary wine hour each evening and is situated near tourist attractions such as the National Aquarium, Baltimore Convention Center, and Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Fancy doesn’t mean it’s not family-friendly, though—the hotel offers bunk bed rooms with video game systems for kids. 


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Location:
2 N. Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21202
443-692-6731


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Ramblin’ Pines Campground

14 Ramblin’ Pines Campground, Woodbine

This campground is situated close enough to tour either D.C. or Baltimore for a day while still returning to the tranquility of nature at night. With 200 RV spots, numerous cabins and several tent sites, the options are endless. There’s also a fishing pond, swimming pool, mini-golf, and something called a jumping pillow, which sounds like reason enough to visit.


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Location:
801 Hoods Mill Rd
Woodbine, MD 21797
410-795-5161


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The Spencer-Silver Mansion

15 The Spencer-Silver Mansion, Havre de Grace

Located in one of the “best small towns to visit” (so named by Smithsonian magazine), this B&B spares no detail. There are cozy parlor rooms and five fireplaces in the main house, and a double-occupancy whirlpool bath in the separate carriage house. All this just a short walk from the iconic Concorde Point Lighthouse—which has stood sentry over the majestic Chesapeake Bay since 1827. 


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Type:
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Location:
200 S Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
410-939-1485


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Chesapeake Charm - Point Lookout

16 Chesapeake Charm, Point Lookout

Sleeping up to nine people, this house sits on a 15-acre crop farm up against St. Jerome’s Creek, and provides crab pots, fishing rods and two kayaks for renters. You can stroll out onto your private dock to sip morning coffee, go crabbing, or jump in a boat (if you brought one).

Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa

17 Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa

You’ll go for the picturesque views out over the bay of Calvert Cliffs, but you’ll stay for the three restaurants and spa. Bring a group out to go finishing on a large charter fleet. There’s also gaming—via video tab pull machines and bingo—as well as an array of other outdoor activities.


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Type:
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Location:
4165 Mears Avenue
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
410-257-5596


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Cove Point Lighthouse

18 Cove Point Lighthouse

For a unique place to rest your head, stay in a refurbished lighthouse keeper’s house. Located at one of the narrowest points of the Chesapeake Bay, the views here are breathtaking. Though the functioning lighthouse still welcomes guests, there’s a private beach for renters. Best of all, revenue from the rental supports the Calvert Marine Museum.


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Type:
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Location:
3500 Lighthouse Blvd.
Lusby, MD 20657
410-326-2042, ext. 17


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19 Goose Bay Marina and Campground

For an avid camper, it doesn’t get better than camping right on the edge of the water. This site has 90 RV-ready spots available, plus three bath houses and other amenities. To accommodate boaters, there are three ramps and 250 wet slips available. 


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Type:
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Location:
9365 Goose Bay Ln
Welcome, MD 20693
301-934-3812


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Rosewood Manor in Port Tobacco

20 Rosewood Manor, Port Tobacco

This 1930's-style French mansion, located on three acres, has been lovingly restored to reflect period details. Start your day off right with a complimentary breakfast (the blueberry muffins get rave reviews from guests), and take advantage of the three multi-purpose rooms and peaceful gardens surrounding the property that make for a quiet retreat.


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Type:
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Location:
7825 Locust Place
Port Tobacco, MD 20677
240-640-3556


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Inn at Huntingfield Creek

21 Inn at Huntingfield Creek, Rock Hall

Water and nature lovers will find paradise here. Take a relaxing walk on the nearby trails through meadows and forests, then return to your guest room or fully-furnished private cottage. Visit the nearby Waterman’s Museum and learn about one of Maryland’s most vital and historic industries, then stop at Waterman’s Crab House and Dock Bar to taste the succulent seafood resulting from that labor.


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Type:
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Location:
4928 Eastern Neck Rd.
Rock Hall, MD 21661
410-639-7779


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Edge Hotel at Fager’s Island

22 Edge Hotel at Fager’s Island, Ocean City

These sophisticated rooms in 12 distinctive suites have one thing in common: the awe-inspiring views of the Bay through their expansive windows. There’s also easy access to Fager’s Island Restaurant, which has an extensive craft beer menu and second-to-none sunset views.


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Location:
200A 56th Street in the Bay
Ocean City, MD 21842
410-524-5400


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With a spa, golf club and proximity to outdoor activities, this resort has something for everyone.

23 Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, Cambridge

On the Choptank River in Cambridge, this 400-acre resort gives you access to one of the state’s best golf courses, The River Marsh Golf Club, as well as one of its most charming towns. 


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Type:
Conference Centers


Location:
100 Heron Blvd.
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-901-1234


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Historic Kent Manor Inn

24 Historic Kent Manor Inn, Stevensville

This stunning waterfront property, first built in 1820 and refurbished, sits on 220 acres of farmland, woods and waterfront, with 24 guest rooms. Wander the grounds for picturesque water views and gardens. Breakfast lovers beware: the inn provides a fresh complimentary deluxe continental breakfast for guests, and there’s also a Sunday champagne brunch buffet too.


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Type:
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Location:
500 Kent Manor Dr
Stevensville, MD 21666
410-643-5757


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Five Gables Inn and Spa

25 Five Gables Inn and Spa, St. Michaels

This inn is located in four historic houses. Take a short walk to nearby shops and restaurants, or spend the day exploring the Chesapeake Bay on a charter boat. Go for a swim in the indoor pool, then stop by the sauna and steam room. Your four-legged friends can join you in one of the pet-friendly rooms. Visit off-season and take advantage of their special off-season packages.


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Type:
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Location:
209 N Talbot St
St. Michaels, MD 21663
410-745-0100


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Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
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The Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels
Take in the tranquil water views at this popular Eastern Shore inn.
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Cabin
Get back to nature with the family (and have fun in the waterpark too!).
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Make this your home base for exploring Bethesda, Rockville, D.C.
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court
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