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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! Daffodils and Hyacinths are shyly […]

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 […]

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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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Howard County Restaurant Weeks: January 16 – 30, 2012

Here’s some gastronomically great news: Winter Restaurant Weeks in Howard County begin on Monday, January 16 and run through Monday, January 30, 2012. Howard County’s top restaurants and chefs are serving up savings and memorable dining experiences with international twists. With nearly 20 participating restaurants, residents and out-of-town guests can visit old favorites and try […]

Hate Those Holiday Shopping Lines?

We do, too. And, have you noticed how packed the mall parking lots have been? Susan and I were thinking of just walking from The Inn to the Columbia Mall (4.25 miles) and saving ourselves the time and aggravation of trying to find a parking spot (and, if we parked in a satellite lot, our […]

2011 Midnight Madness in Ellicott City

Today is Black Friday and we’re picturing wild shoppers pulling items off the shelves, loading their baskets up to the ceiling, zooming through the checkout and dashing out the door to their next destination! So, on this crazy day, we wanted to tell you about another upcoming exciting and festive shopping day: Midnight Madness in […]

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Victoria Gastro Pub

Dig out that appliqued Christmas sweater with the reindeer and elves that your Aunt Betty bought you six years ago! On December 24th, Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia is hosting an “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.”  Now, that sounds like fun! Additionally, they’re hosting a rockin’ New Year’s Eve party and recently added the 2012 Tasting […]

Holiday Magic at Historic Savage Mill

Oh, the holidays…what a magical time of year! Even if you’ve outgrown the giddiness you felt as a child, there’s still something that glows a bit brighter in all of us during this season. We’re scouting out holiday events around town and wanted to share some info about Holiday Magic at Savage Mill. Savage Mill […]

Book NOW for the Holidays

Okay, I don’t want to be too alarmist, but I’d like to recommend that you BOOK NOW FOR THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS!  Okay, I feel better and will sit back down to type the rest of this post. We’ve been having a lot of visitors to the Inn these days and wanted to get the word […]

This Fall, Count Your Way to Savings!

This fall, take a break from your hectic life with a visit to the Wayside Inn. Revel in the beauty of Ellicott City and enjoy the crisp, clean air and the shimmering fall foliage. And, from now until December 15th, 2011, count your way to savings when book your visit Sunday through Thursday nights and […]