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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 the best sites listing wonderful […]

A big rain in Ellicott City and beyond

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 hatches and getting ready. David […]

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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 season (yum!) is in full […]

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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 minutes from DC. If you’re […]

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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 honored that a past guest […]


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”, Fireworks and the First Friday […]


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, modeling their group after an […]

Merriweather Post

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 events that draw thousands of […]

Baltimore City

The “WhereTraveler” Website

We recently found this very appealing site we had to share:, which provides city guides and tourist information for many major US cities and even a handful of international cities. If you’re staying at The Wayside Inn, check out the Baltimore Guide (photo of Downtown Baltimore pictured to the left) and the Washington DC […]

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February’s NOT Boring Here

February is the shortest month (even with the extra day this year), yet it often feels like the l-o-n-g-e-s-t month. In this part of the country, the cold weather is slowing everyone down, and we can feel stuck in this “tweener” period between the winter holidays and the spring. What to do this month? What […]

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