The Wayside Inn

Located in Ellicott City between Baltimore, Maryland & Washington D.C.

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Pilgrims!

So anyone who has a third grade sense of humor (and I have been accused of that more than once) knows that “Pilgrims!” is the answer to this riddle: “If April showers bring May flowers, what to may flowers bring? Pilgrims!” And what the heck does that have to do…

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Spring has SPRUNG!

Yes, it’s finally spring, and young people’s minds turn to, well, we already know what they turn to, but we are here to talk about fun things to do while you are visiting beautiful, historic Ellicott City. First and most importantly, The Wayside Inn gardens are slowly coming to life!…

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So Much to Enjoy This Holiday Season in Ellicott City and Howard County, Maryland

Wow! Thanksgiving has come and gone, so it’s time to get out and start celebrating the winter holidays. As usual, there’s no shortage of things to do and see in Ellicott City and Howard County, Maryland. We’ve scoured the web (thanks to our friend Google) and have come up with…

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A BIG Rainstorm in Ellicott City (aka Hurricane Sandy)

Well, by now you’ve heard the news. Hurricane Sandy is hitting the East Coast hard. We’re having some big rain here in Ellicott City, along with very strong wind gusts. As of this writing, the news and weatherpeople are telling us there’s more to come, so we’re battening down the…

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“Pick Your Own” Farms Near Baltimore and DC

Being situated between Baltimore and DC offers our guests an abundance of outstanding activities right outside our doorstep. This time of year, it’s especially enchanting to make a trip to a “pick your own” farm to, well, pick your own fruits and veggies. And, with the weather cooling down, apple…

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Something for Everyone: Art Museums in DC and Baltimore

DC and Baltimore offer so many things: politics, sports (which could be considered one in the same), dining, music, shows, a vast array of cultural events and art museums, which really do offer something for everyone. The Wayside Inn is about a 30 minute drive from Baltimore and about 45-60…

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Thank You for Your Referrals

As we head into the second half of 2012, we’d like to take a moment to thank our clients and fellow business people for their referrals so far this year. Susan and I are always thrilled when a new guest comes to us by way of personal recommendation. Firstly, we’re…

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Summer Fun: “Beer and Fear”, Fireworks and First Fridays

Like our guests, Susan and I are doers. It’s hard for us to sit still, so we’re glad to be in Howard County, Maryland because there’s so much to do during the summer months (and every season of the year). Here, residents and visitors enjoy events like “Beer and Fear”,…

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Atlantic Reed Consort

We recently found out about an eclectic group of chamber musicians called Atlantic Reed Consort and had a chance to speak with Bassonist Eddie Sanders about their work. The group’s members met while playing in the US Air Force Band and formed Atlantic Reed Consort (ARC) about two years ago,…

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A Treasure in Our Backyard: Merriweather Post Pavilion

A mere fifteen minutes from The Wayside Inn in Columbia, MD, lives an amazing amphitheater nestled within the 40 preserved acres of Symphony Woods: Merriweather Post Pavilion.  Named after the American socialite and founder of General Foods, Marjorie Merriweather Post, the venue offers an spectacular array of concerts and other…

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