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By the Chimney with Care…

Well, once again, Susan and I assumed our seasonal jobs as elves and have been scurrying around The Inn putting up holiday decorations. We’ve put up the tree with the ornaments and lights, hung the wreaths in the windows and displayed our other decorations, including a reindeer donning sun glasses and a saxophone (hey, who […]

Wineries Near The Wayside Inn

What is it about this time of year that makes one think of wine? Is it the chill in the air? Is it the sensual nature of the season with all its colors, sounds and tastes? We’ve got “wine on the mind” and, in addition to this post, added a recent post about the new […]

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 […]

Small Business Saturday®

Have you heard about Small Business Saturday®? Well, here’s the scoop: “The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday® is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. On November 26, American Express is asking millions of Americans to Shop Small(sm) at their favorite local stores and help […]

Beaujolais Wines

Let that roll off the tongue a few times: Beaujolais wines, Beaujolais wines, Beaujolais wines… Now, let’s talk about how those wines can roll onto the tongue. We’re excited to share an event that will be hosted at Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant in Old Ellicott City in honor of the new Beaujolais wines.  Chef Michel writes: “At […]

It’s So Natural…

We’re excited to announce the opening of the new James and Anne Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, Maryland, located about eight miles from The Wayside Inn. The Robinson Nature Center is a nature education facility situated on eighteen acres of land near the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area, which provides more than one-thousand acres of forest, […]

B&Bs for Veterans

Here’s some great news from the website: “Innkeepers want to say thank you to those who’ve served their country by inviting veterans to wake up on 11-11-11 in a B&B. Inns and B&Bs throughout North America will open their doors to active and retired military and vets and one guest by offering a free room to […]

Music, Music, Music!

Are you a music lover? We’re music lovers, too!  This fall, why not take a trip to the Baltimore area and enjoy the wonderful happenings at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra? We’re particularly excited about Rachmaninoff’s Third, Joan of Arc at the Stake and Michael Feinstein Sings Sinatra. Can’t you just hear the great thumping sounds […]