Perhaps the most important difference between a Maryland bed and breakfast association member and any other lodging is our system of quality assurance. Our members are inspected by an independent inspector ,with years of experience in the hospitality industry. The inspection is standardize and the same for all member Inns Inns are critiqued on a number of categories from the visibility of innkeepers and staff ,to posting Inn policies and rates. All inns must comply with all state and local regulations and have their licenses visibly posted. Our inspectors make sure everyone complies. All of our members take pride in their properties, their breakfast and their ability to create a unique and enjoyable experience for their guests.
The Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast, located in Elkton, MD is close to plenty of interesting and fun attractions for both couples and families to enjoy. 14 luxurious rooms with private bathrooms, free high speed wifi, and an on site day spa can persuade guests to not leave Elk Forge’s scenic property. However, for the movers and shakers, Elk Forge is just a short drive away from Newark, DE, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and The Fair Hill Nature Reserve. Whether you remain at Elk Forge for your entire stay, or travel to the local attractions, guests staying at this MBBA member will not be disappointed.
On Saturday May 16th Elk Forge will host A Lady Godiva Tea Party. Participants will learn the art of tea tasting and pairing and enjoy an endless pot of tea and assorted sweet treats. Additionally, on May 16h in Northeast, MD, the 7th annual Marines Helping Marines Fishing Tournament will be taking place. Anchor Marina will host the tournament and after the fisherman return to shore, a party with a raffle and BBQ will ensue. All proceeds go to the Marines Helping Marines non-profit organization. On the same Saturday, the 55th annual Colonial Highland Gathering will be taking at Fair Hill Race Track in Fair Hill, MD. Events include a highland dancing, piping, and drumming competitions. Also, fiddling competitions, live music, and food and craft vendors will also be showcased. Prost German Restaurant in Port Deposit, MD will have a Springfest the weekend of May 29th. Events will include live music, beer trucks, prizes, giveaways, a whole pig roast, and much more. Also, Downtown Elkton will have their Memorial Day Parade on Saturday May 23rd starting at 10 am.
Elk Forge will be honoring Military Appreciation Month by offering 30% off the nightly room rate, as well as a free bottle of wine and chocolates for all military, government, or veteran guests. Don’t miss your chance for a relaxing and enjoyable late spring/early summer weekend getaway at The Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast!
Maryland’s Western Region contains some of the most picturesque and beautiful scenery in all of Maryland. The Appalachian Mountains and waterways of the Western Region allow for some great hiking, fishing, hunting, and aquatic activities. The Waters Run Guest House & Suite B&B is the place to stay for any guests visiting our Western Region, as Swallow Falls and Deep Creek Lake State Parks are just a short drive away.
On Saturday June 6th, The Mountain State Brewing Company will be hosting “The Bark and Brew Festival” starting at 3pm. Located in McHenry, MD, the festival will feature over 40 craft beer samples, dog events, and live entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the HART for animals foundation and admission for people under 21 and non-drinkers is free. Dog talent and fashion shows will also be showcased, visit the Bark and Brew ticket website to purchase tickets.
The town of Friendsville is celebrating their 250th anniversary this summer and will host special events all summer long. On June 20th Friendsville will conduct the “Art Along the River Flotilla and Rubber Ducky Race”. The Youghiogheny River and Bear Creek will host races of makeshift rafts. The Youghiogheny will host the flotilla, while Bear Creek will have a rubber ducky race for children. Artwork will be featured along the river and a hidden treasure is to be sought for at the town-wide yard sale. Other events throughout the summer will include music, movie, and popcorn in the park, fireworks displays, and the big celebration of Friendsville’s 250th Birthday! Visit the Friendsville Events Page for a list of full events going on this summer.
The lower Eastern Shore and Ocean City allow for a great spring weekend getaway for couples and families. There are plenty of interesting things to do in the month of April for guests of: The Atlantic House Bed and Breakfast, The Inn on the Ocean, The Whitehaven Hotel, and The River Gem BnB.
On Saturday April 18th from 11am to 4pm, Pocomoke City will have their downtown Spring Festival. The event will feature live entertainment, food vendors, face painting, and free admission to Pocomoke City Museums. Salisbury, MD will be hosting their annual Pork in the Park event on April 24th and 25th. Winterplace Park will host live entertainment, rides and games, unique craft vendors, delicious bbq, food, and beverages all weekend long. Admission is only $3 and kids under age 12 are free. Pig and “hot dog” racing will be going on all weekend and Saturday will feature a day long “kids zone” as well as the Eastern Shore Wing War, and the 5th annual corn hole tournament.Visit the Pork in the Park Website for more information and a full list of events.
Aside from a quiet and relaxing escape to the coast, Ocean City, MD also has some great events during April. Ocean City Restaurant Week runs from April 19th to May 3rd and $10, $20, $30, and $40 fixed price menu options are available. The 4th annual Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure will be on Sunday April 19th with all proceeds benefiting breast cancer research. The 21st Annual Maryland International Kite Expo will run from April 24th to 26th right on the boardwalk. Exhibitions and demonstrations including stunt and power kite lessons will be featured all weekend long. Some of the best kite flyers from around the world will be showcased along with massive character and theme based kites as well.
Guests of the Victorian Candle and Brictoria Cottage, will not be disappointed with spending an April weekend at one of these great MBBA establishments. Victorian Candle located in St. Mary’s County and Brictoria Cottage in Charles county, not only allow for a quiet weekend getaway, but also are close to some great events and activities in the month of April.
St. Mary’s County is featuring an antique flea market and a classic car show. The Maryland Antique Center in Leonardtown is hosting a flea market on April 18th and 19th starting at 8am. The antique flea market will run rain or shine and is located at 26005 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, MD. Leonardtown is also the Spring Fling Car Show on Sunday April 26h starting at 8am. Over 300 antique and classic cars will be showcased at Leonardtown Square, with proceeds benefiting the hospice of St. Mary’s.
Charles County is hosting a once in a lifetime historical experience. The Lincoln 150 On The Trail of the Assassin Commemoration Weekend runs from April 17th-19th. Follow the escape path of the infamous John Wilkes Booth as he fled from authorities after assassinating the beloved 16th President of the United States. There are plenty of unique and informative events running all weekend long. Including a historical Charles County in the Civil War lecture and a global view of Booth’s escape path using digital dome and science on a sphere technology. There will also be historical re-enactments, shows, music, and historical excavations all throughout the weekend. Don’t miss this unique and historic weekend, visit the Lincoln 150 Website for more information as well as a full list of events and activities.
Maryland’s State Capital provides guests staying in our Annapolis B&Bs plenty of things to do. Whether its shopping, dining, or visiting historic landmarks, America’s Sailing Capital will not disappoint. Flag House Inn, Two-O-One Bed and Breakfast, and Georgian House Bed and Breakfast are all historic themselves and uniquely Annapolitan.
Main St. and the Annapolis City Dock host great shopping and dining. Visit the United States Naval Academy or the newly remodeled historic State House. The State House is the oldest state capitol building in continuous legislative use and also the largest free standing wooden dome in the country. George Washington resigned his commission there before the Continental Congress in 1783. The new remodeling of the State House, now allows visitors to stand in the same room where Washington made this famous resignation speech!
There are plenty of events and activities for guests staying in Annapolis during the month of March. The inaugural Annapolis Irish week runs from March 7th-17th, and features great events, activities, and contests. Highlighted by the Annapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 8th, the week also includes a best Irish coffee contest, free guinness glass engravings, and live Irish music all over town. Visit the Irish Week website for more information.
Celebrate Maryland Day in Annapolis from March 20th-22nd. There are plenty of fun and interesting activities all over town and the surrounding areas. Including exclusive tours of Annapolis’s museums and the newly remodeled State House. Visit the Maryland Day Website for a full list of the activities and more information. The State Capital will also be hosting the Annapolis Film Festival with over 70 films from March 26th-29th. Visit the Annapolis Film Festival website for more information.
Waters Run B&B in our Western Region, is just a short drive away from some of Maryland’s most beautiful State Parks (Deep Creek Lake, Herrington Manor, and Swallow Falls ) as well as Wisp Mountain Ski Resort. Spend your ski weekend at a personal and intimate bed and breakfast instead of an expensive cabin or hotel room at the resort.
On March 1 from 2-5, Wisp will be hosting Heritage Tubing Night. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome to the top of the mountain for exciting snow tube rides and pizza. No lessons or rentals are necessary for this snow activity, just show up, hop in the tube, and head down the hill! Tickets cost $20 and include 3 hours of tubing, a slice of pizza, and a drink. Call 301-387-4386 for more information.
All Earth Eco Tours puts on snowshoe tours of the beautiful mountainous region of Western Maryland. Day tours take place on the weekend, Saturday and Sunday at 10 am and 1 pm. Headlamp night tours run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:30-8:30pm. Admission includes snowshoe rental, hot chocolate, and tour guide. The hike tours the beautiful and scenic Swallow Falls State Park. Don’t miss this unique look at Western Maryland’s beautiful scenery. Call 1-800-446-7554 or visit the All Earth Eco Tour website for ticket prices and more information.
The Inn at Norwood and The Atlee House Bed and Breakfast offer guests easy access to some of Carroll County’s best events. The towns of Westminster and Sykesville not only host historical sites and museums, but also great shopping, restaurants, and events. March and April in our Central Region provide potential guests plenty of things to keep busy with.
Carroll County’s proximity to the Mason Dixon Line allowed for the county to have a historical and influential impact on the Civil War. The county offers both walking and driving tours that highlight this influence. Sykesville and Westminster also host several interesting museums and attractions for people to visit, including the Carroll County Farm Museum, Western Maryland Railroad Museum, Sykesville Gate House Museum, The Strawbridge Shrine, and the Sykesville Schoolhouse which was built in 1903.
The Carroll County Farmers Market Spring Fling begins March 21st and runs from 8am-2pm. The market features 75 Carroll County vendors, showcasing handmade crafts, home baked goods, and local produce. The farmers market is held at the Carroll County Agricultural Center in Westminster, MD. The Westminster Fire Hall is holding a coin and currency show on Sunday April 12th. The show runs from 9am-4pm and refreshments will be offered. The Westminster Fire Hall is located at 28 John St. in Westminster and admission and parking are free.
IMA World Health and McDaniel College are hosting The Local Goes Global: Homegrown Talent Healing the World Blues Concert on March 6th. The concert features the best local Carroll County musical talent and raises both money and awareness for global health emergencies. The show will feature blues, jazz, and tango artists such as Tim Jenkins, Jon Seligman, Alice Tung, Shelley Ensor, and Christopher James. Tickets to the show cost $25 and there is also a pre-concert reception that costs $50. The concert is being held at the Carroll Arts Center, located at 91 West Main St. in Westminster, MD. Visit the concert website for more details and ticket buying information.
For guests interested in visiting our Eastern Shore Region B&Bs, the towns of St. Michael’s and Easton offer plenty of entertainment. Guests of Combsberry Inn, J.S. McDaniel House, and Bishops House are encouraged to visit these two historic towns and take in the food, shopping, and culture.
The Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival showcases over 25 local artisans and takes place during the last weekend of March. (28th and 29th) The festival runs from 10am-4pm and two day admission tickets cost $5. The festival will be hosted and held at Ophiuroidea and the Old Mill District in St. Michael’s, MD. Purchasing a wristband/ticket gets you discounted access to select St. Michael’s restaurants, shops, and museums.
St. Michael’s beautiful and historic waterfront offers guests great restaurants and shopping. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum celebrates the Bay’s boats, seafood, history, and culture. The Museum is open daily from 10am-4pm and tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $6 for kids ages 6-17. Visit Olivins on Saturday mornings from 10-12 for free coffee tastings and the Eastern Shore Brewing Company is also a neat place to check out for any craft beer enthusiasts. St. Michael’s also offers a self guided walking tour of the historic Chesapeake Bay town.
Much like St. Michael’s, Easton, MD also offers great restaurants and shopping combined with unique Maryland History. Ranked the 8th best small town in the country, Easton features classic shops, museums, and restaurants. The Eating Easton Food Tour runs every Friday and Saturday from 11:30-2:30, and features some of the great cuisine from this historic Maryland town. Tickets cost $49, and include food and drink sampling from at least 4 of Easton’s best restaurants.
Calvert County Restaurant Week and a one of a kind Maryland wine experience, are just two things for guests staying in our Southern Region B&Bs to enjoy. Guests of Solomons Victorian Inn, Back Creek Inn, and Victorian Candle Bed and Breakfast, will be able to enjoy these two great activities during the final two weeks of February.
Calvert County Restaurant Week runs from 2/20-3/1 and 38 restaurants are participating. Enjoy special restaurant week menus for both lunch and dinner. Participating restaurants feature all types of cuisine including steakhouses, Italian, Asian, and Mexican. Visit the restaurant week website for a list of participating restaurants and their lunch and dinner menus.
The Maryland Wine Passport Experience is a unique and interactive tour of Maryland’s best vineyards and wineries. The tour is self guided and takes place during the last two weekends in February from 12-5 pm. Tickets for the wine experience are $27 and the tickets are good for both weekends. The wine experience is broken up into 6 Maryland wine trails: Antietam Highlands, Carroll, Chesapeake, Frederick, Patuxent, and Piedmont. MBBA members, Back Creek Inn and Solomons Victorian Inn, are participating in the Patuxent Trail portion of the experience. Back Creek Inn will offer guests participating in the event 50% off their 2nd night stay. While Solomons Victorian Inn is offering 20% off to guests participating in the wine tour. Tickets include: access to all participating wineries for both weekends, complimentary wine tasting at each winery, souvenir wine glasses, 10% off all wine purchased on the trail, and much more. Some wineries will offer food or chocolate pairings with the wine tastings as well as other special activities. For more information and FAQ visit the Maryland Wine Passport Experience website.
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There is no shortage of things to do in Baltimore City as the Inner Harbor, National Aquarium, and the various historical sites scattered around the city offer plenty of options for people to keep busy. However, for guests of our Central Region who are looking for something different and less “touristy”, the last weekend in February offers three unique events to enjoy. Guests of The Inn at 2920 and Scarborough Fair B&B, are lucky enough to visit two unique museum exhibits and can also see how maple syrup is made, right here in Baltimore.
On Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 pm, park rangers from Robert E. Lee Park will showcase the process of turning sap from trees into maple syrup. The event costs $3 and attendees will take a hike to extract sap from trees, watch that sap be cooked into syrup, and then taste the syrup! Robert E. Lee Park is located at 1000 Lakeside Drive Baltimore, MD. 21201. To register for the event call 410-877-4156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, opened in 1934 and features 35,000 art objects ranging from the third millenium B.C. all the way to the 20th century. In addition to enjoying the aforementioned historical art, the museum is showcasing an exhibit highlighting the revolutionary impact of the printing press. From Pen to Press: Experimentation and Innovation in the Age of Print, explores the contentious time period created by the invention of Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press. The printing press is arguably one of the most influential inventions in all of history. The exhibit highlights both the failed and successful experiments of printing and the mixing and matching of printing techniques that branched off from the printing press. The Walters Art Museum is located at 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, and admission is free although donations are accepted and encouraged. For more information on the exhibit and all the other artifacts at the museum visit The Walters Art Museum website.
The Jewish Museum of Maryland has a unique exhibit profiling the made for movie life of “The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen”. This little known Baltimorean led a life similar to Forrest Gump, as Cohen was present for many historical and influential events. These events ranged from Baltimore and all throughout America; all the way to Paris, The Vatican, and The Nile River. A banker, soldier, adventurer, and explorer; Cohen was the first American tourist to visit Jerusalem and was at Ft. Mchenry for the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812. These are only two of the amazing events that Cohen was present for. The exhibit helps to tell the extraordinary story of the unknown American patriot and just how “A-Mazing” Mendes Cohen really was. The Jewish Museum of Maryland is located at 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 and admission is also free but donations are encouraged and accepted. For more information on the Museum and all of the exhibits, including the Mendes Cohen exhibit, visit Jewish Museum of Maryland website.
There are plenty of things to do for guests staying at B&Bs in the Eastern Shore region, during the last weekend of January. (1/23-1/25) This region includes: Brampton Inn, Crowfarmstay B&B, Great Oak Inn, Inn at Huntingfield Creek, and Moonlight Bay. A wine and chocolate pairing, a local production of Lost in Yonkers, and a live classical concert will keep guests of these B&Bs busy all weekend long.
Crow Farm and Vineyard is having a wine and chocolate pairing on Saturday the 24th from 12-5pm. Tickets for the event are $10 and features award winning Crow Wine varieties coupled with fine chocolates from Nolia Chocolates. The vidal blanc wine will be paired with the rosy goat truffle. While the rose wine will go along with either the lemon pepper or triple vanilla truffle. The Crow Farm barbera will be paired with either sea salt caramel or raspberry champagne truffle. And the sparkling vidal blanc will be coupled with the blood orange buttercream heart. Call 302-304-0551 or visit the Crow Farm and Vineyard website to RSVP.
The Churchill Theatre in Churchill, MD is putting on a rendition of the famous Lost in Yonkers comedic drama written by Neil Simon. This memory play runs through mid February and has shows on Friday and Saturday at 8pm and one show on Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for Churchill Theatre members, and $10 for students. The Churchill Theatre is located at 103 Walnut St. in Churchill, MD. Visit the Churchill Theatre website for tickets and more information.
Kent Chamber Music is putting on a concert showcasing a harp and flute duo on Saturday the 24th at 7pm. Tickets can be bought at the event for $15, and the concert is located at Washington College in the Hotchkiss Hall and Gibson Center for the Arts. Visit the Kent Chamber Music website for more information on the concert and the artists that will be performing.
Guests visiting our capital region B&Bs, Pleasant Springs Farm or Morningside Inn, are just a short drive away from two unique events taking place during MLK weekend.
Every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, Gaithersburg hosts their Main St. Farmers Market. Located at 301 Main St. in downtown Gaithersburg, this farmers market provides the freshest local winter produce as well as meats, breads, crab cakes, honey, jams, and hot beverages.
Orchid Cellar Winery in Middleton, MD also offers a unique activity for wine enthusiasts or a couple just looking for something to do. Orchid Cellar Meadery & Winery, located between Frederick and Hagerstown, has a special barrel tasting and tour of their scenic winery. Two tours go off daily from Saturday through Monday, one starting at 2 pm and the other at 4 pm. Tickets are $12 each and includes tastings pulled right out of the “French Oakies”, which are the new Orchid Cellar barrels. 21 and over to drink or taste but children and teens are welcome on the tour. Below is a link to the Orchid Cellar website and also a link to buy tickets and view frequently asked questions.
Bed and Breakfast Business Building Conference – March 23, 2015
Fullybookedinn.com is hosting its 1st Annual Bed and Breakfast Business Building Conference in Ashburn, Va. The one day event will show innkeepers how to increase bookings in all seasons and implement business systems that maximize results while minimizing hands on effort. Keynote speakers include internationally recognized speaker and author, Heloise and Ellen Goldberg, owner of the Briar Patch B&B in Middleburg, Va. For more information and register, visit www.businessbuildingconference.com .
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The B&B Business Building conference represents an opportunity for innkeepers to discover new ways to grow their businesses with interactive sessions. At a typical conference, you listen to several speakers, take pages of notes and try to remember what you wanted to implement after you get back home. At this conference, you’ll receive an official Conference Workbook that will contain all of the important highlights and notes from the training, fill in the blank forms, and tips on how to implement your ideas after you leave. It’s not a seminar, but an interactive event that will be filled with practical, repeatable strategies and tactics to promote your bed and breakfast inn.
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Bed and Breakfast Business Building Conference – March 23, 2015
Fullybookedinn.com is hosting its 1st Annual Bed and Breakfast Business Building Conference in Ashburn, Va. The one day event will show innkeepers how to increase bookings in all seasons and implement business systems that maximize results while minimizing hands on effort. Keynote speakers include internationally recognized speaker and author, Heloise and Ellen Goldberg, owner of the Briar Patch B&B in Middleburg, Va. For more information and register, visit www.businessbuildingconference.com . Maryland B&B Association members will receive a special discounted rate of only $47. Contact Association President Brian for more details
Non member B&B’s and Inns are welcome to attend our annual meeting on Oct 21 at Crow Farm B&B beginning @8:30 am till 3:00pm.
For more info and to RSVP email us at info @marylandbb.com
Maryland Bed and Breakfast Association Announces Website Relaunch
The Maryland Bed and Breakfast Association (MBBA) has announced the re-launch of their website. Developed with the input of the MBBA membership, the improved site offers new features designed to increase visitation and bookings for Maryland inns, enhance user experience, and improve the site’s aesthetics.
MBBA, which began in 1992, redesigned the site to attract more visitors to Maryland inns through updated content and streamlined navigation. The WordPress-designed site allows MBBA Members access to customize their individual profiles, upload and resize photos and update special offers at their inns. It has a direct RSS feed to the Maryland Department of Tourism Development allowing visitors to see current events on the State’s calendar. In addition to the calendar, visitors can link to other Maryland association that have interesting member events like wineries, craft brewers and others.
Members can also write about special events unique to their inns and post them on the Blog and Facebook page. An “Innkeeper’s Corner” has links to helpful vendors, e.g., Insurance Services United, Bushnell and Bushnell (a licensed real estate broker offering nationwide innkeeping consulting and valuation services), and information from BnBFinder.
MBBA is a non-profit organization whose members are owners of small inns, guest houses and bed & breakfasts. MBBA inns are inspected for health, safety and appearance by an independent inspector, and must comply with all state and local regulations.
Please visit the new MBBA website at www.marylandbb.com
Whether you want to soak in the colonial heritage of the United States first capital from 1783-1784, set sail in the Sailing Capital of the World, or enjoy the thriving art scene, the vibrant city of Annapolis, Maryland offers something for everyone, including relaxing and historic Annapolis, Maryland bed and breakfasts. The more than four million people who visit this historic city each year can’t be wrong!
This month, Annapolis shines a spotlight on the craftsmen, artisans, and furniture makers that are an important part of this city’s history. Annapolis thrived as a result of these businesses. The Annual Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival will take place June 8 & 9, 2013 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Enjoy the paintings, sculptures, and jewelry from more than 200 artists. After sipping some Maryland wine and toasting the artists’ inspirational work, make your way back to The Flag House Inn and unwind on the large front porch. Located in the National Historic District, this inn is one of the largest private homes near the waterfront. Enjoy the nautical art and memorabilia, fine paintings, and antiques on display in your room before retiring for the night.
End your stay in Annapolis at a rockin’ musical arts scene. Eastport A Rockin’ taking place on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, is known as the local music festival of the summer. Three stages will feature 25 local bands from the Chesapeake region performing rock, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and funk. When you’re done rockin’ out, escape to the quaint, friendly setting at Chez Amis Bed and Breakfast (translation is “House of Friends”). Just like close friends, this inn embraces guests with its French country-styled common area designed for reading, conversation, and indulging in homemade goodies. Wake up each morning to a three-course gourmet breakfast before exploring the State Capitol, antique shops and fabulous dining all located just steps from the inn.
Visitors need look no further than Maryland for a getaway that will satisfy history buffs and everyone in between. Make your way to Annapolis this month to celebrate art at its finest. You’ll enjoy the work of these present-day artists even as you encounter history and B&Bs located in the charming Annapolis Region.
Searching for an early season travel discount on a getaway in Western Maryland?
Look no further.
Now through May 13, 2013, eleven lodging properties located in the Deep Creek Lake area have teamed up with the
Garrett County Chamber of Commerce for the
3-2-1 Lodging and Activity Promotion and it is quite the deal.
Stay 3 nights for the price of 2 between now and May 13, 2013.
We would of course recommend you stay with our member inn, Waters Run Guest House & Suite Bed & Breakfast located in Swanton, MD. They are offering their Guest House at $250 plus tax and their Suite for $190 plus tax for 3 nights for 2 persons per unit staying 3 consecutive days.
Note: there is a charge for a each additional person, and cannot be combined with a gift certificate.
Spring in Maryland is a wonderful time to visit. Temperatures tend towards the moderate side, and with a light jacket you can enjoy a hike or bike ride along our many trails, dust off the golf clubs for a round at one of our many courses, and its always a perfect time to see whats on the menu at our many fine dining locations.
Just ask the innkeepers at Waters Run Guest House & Suite Bed & Breakfast what they would recommend when you book your visit with them, or any of the other fine member innkeepers of the Maryland Bed & Breakfast Association!
Maryland reawakens in April from its long winter slumber, springing back to life with a great assortment of festivals and events that delight both our local residents and visiting guests. Innkeepers have completed their spring cleaning, and are ready to welcome you for your next visit!
We’d like to share two upcoming events scheduled for mid-April 2013 and let you know about the Maryland Bed & Breakfast Association members conveniently located near these activities.
April 12-14, 2013
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Also check in our “Places to Stay” section of the Maryland Bed & Breakfast Association website to find other member inns.
April 19-21, 2013
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival
Check back next week for more happenings in Maryland!
Maryland innkeepers understand that in this day and age of internet marketing, achieving instant rapport with a prospective guest is essential and your website is the crucial portal to your future success.
Professional photography of your inn including special features and your food service is easy, but what about a photo of you? Most innkeepers don’t consider good portraiture of themselves as a key component of the sales process, but people want to put a human face on the experience they are about to enjoy!
The guest’s overnight experience involves more than just selecting the room they want to stay in. They are choosing you as well! It is your labor & love of the world of innkeeping that makes your inn a warm and inviting destination. Your guest is seeking the unique experience of a bed and breakfast, and that includes choosing “a unique place and a friendly face”.
A professionally produced environmental portrait is an essential component of unique branding. There is no other you!
What exactly is an environmental portrait? Simply put, it is an image placing you in your element reflecting the image you want to portray of your inn.
If your inn style is casual, then our photo shoot will be casual. If your style is formal and upscale, your portrait will reflect that. If you have a strikingly unique feature to your inn, we will make that the focal point in our portrait of you.
When contracting the professional to photograph you in your establishment, an additional qualification to consider is that photographer’s ability to bring out the best in you. Looking at the photographer’s portfolio will showcase how well they capture the individual in their environment.
It is an old axiom but a true one: you only get one chance to make a good first impression.
You are your inn, so remember to let your future guests see you both at your best through the lens of a professional photographer!
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