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Welcome To The Wayside Inn

An Exceptional Bed & Breakfast near
Washington DC and Baltimore

Escape to the Past – The Wayside Inn is an Ellicott City bed and breakfast near Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington DC. With over two hundred years of history, our boutique inn is the perfect place for you to escape to the past. A stay here is an excellent alternative to hotels in Ellicott City and Columbia, as we’re close to all of the best things to do in Ellicott City, Columbia, Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington, DC.

Wayside Inn candleThe Wayside Inn of Ellicott City, MD, is not only historic (circa 1780), but is also a romantic retreat from everyday reality. Innkeepers Susan and David have created a luxurious oasis, a bed and breakfast near Washington DC and Baltimore’s fine and casual dining places and many entertainment choices. Yet once you are inside this Ellicott City bed and breakfast, the world retreats and you are surrounded with warmth, attention to detail, and most of all, comfort!

Even though our Ellicott City inn is historic, our accommodations are equipped with the most modern of amenities: free broadband WiFi, flat screen TVs with Fios cable (over 300 channels, including 50+ movies channels!), large double spa jetted tubs and separate showers. Most of the rooms also have fireplaces. Plush robes and silky sheets call out to you to snuggle warmly in your favorite room. Guests of our Maryland bed and breakfast enjoy outstanding, home-away-from-home hospitality. Your comfortable night’s sleep in one of our exquisite rooms or suites is followed by a multi-course, gourmet breakfast, created fresh that morning by the innkeepers.

At our bed and breakfast near Baltimore, Maryland, you have plenty of opportunities to experience all the area has to offer during your romantic weekend getaway near DC. Take advantage of the location of our luxury Maryland B&B and spend the day shopping in Historic Ellicott City, antiquing in Frederick, meandering through Annapolis, cruising on the Chesapeake Bay, or exploring Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor. You can even tour our nation’s capital after a short drive from our bed and breakfast near DC. In the evening, treat yourself to a fabulous dinner at one of the area’s many restaurants, wine bars or micro-breweries.

For more information about room reservations and vacation packages, please contact David and Susan Balderson.

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Rooms & Suites

  • The Pierpoint Suite

    This suite is the height of luxury! The large bedroom has a four poster queen size bed flanked by windows decorated with fine silk draperies. Mounted above the wood burning fireplace is a large LED television to watch FIOS Cable (Over 300 channels of TV, movies and music). Or relax in the large adjoining sitting […]

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  • The Terrace Room

    The Terrace Room is one of our most intimate and private rooms. This ground level room, which is contained in a new addition attached to the original Inn, has its own private entrance from a private terrace. When the weather is nice, enjoy the terrace overlooking the gardens and pond, savor a glass of wine […]

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  • The Banneker Room

    This light and airy room has an antique queen size four poster rice bed that is so tall we provide a step to get up on it! This room offers a wood-burning fireplace (fire log provided). The entertainment nook has an armoire which houses your Flat Screen Hi-Def TV with Fios Cable (Over 300 channels […]

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  • The Ellicott Room

    An artistic rendering of Main Street, Ellicott City in the middle 1800s, highlights the soft décor of this room, which has a beautiful queen size sleigh bed. Lounge in the cozy settee while reading or watching a movie. This room has a wood-burning fireplace (fire log provided). The large private bathroom has a large air […]

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  • Margo’s Suite

    This suite, with its French Country Blue decor, is one of our most popular.  The romantic two-room suite has a queen-sized bed, which has a beautiful padded fabric headboard.  The suite is accented with antique painted chests, pottery and cozy eyelid windows. The second room is a quaint sitting room, perfect for reading the morning […]

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  • Betty’s Suite

    A two-room suite filled with Federal Period antiques and reproductions. The queen-size pediment bed is beautifully fitted with down pillows and a warm, floral comforter. The second room is a charming sitting room with a large sofa for lounging during the day, which may be converted to an extra queen bed to turn this suite […]

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