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We’ve received rave reviews from press, bloggers and guests, and we’d like to share them with you so you can see for yourself how truly special this place is. Happy reading!
The Baltimore Sun
Sitting atop the rolling hills of rural Howard County is a large, luxurious, European-style manor house. Built as a private residence, the house was transformed into a boutique hotel. Since then, the establishment has undergone major renovations, won national awards and been featured on several television programs.
In the last decade the house, called the Inn at Peralynna Manor, has been voted the Best Bed and Breakfast/Inn in North America in 2005 and 2006, and the Best Bed and Breakfast/Inn in the U.S.A. in 2004, by Arrington's Inn Traveler magazine. And recently it has been featured twice on HGTVs Dream Builders program, the Travel Channel and a travel show for US Airways. Read the article.
December 26th, 2012
I just spend my second annual Christmas Eve and Christmas Day retreat at the Columbia Inn at Peralynna Manor, and I have to say that the second time was as good as the first. The staff is extremely kind, welcoming and gracious. Christmas Day, both David and Cynthia mingled, greeted and chatted with the guests. Just like last year, I was able to spend Christmas Day relaxing on one of the sofas by the Christmas Tree, watching movies and listening to music on my tablet. A sumptuous dinner of roast turkey, mashed sweet potatoes, scalloped potatoes, dressing, rolls and gravy was ready promptly by 5pm. I went back throughout the night for seconds, thirds, and midnight snack. Btw, the staff worked early in the morning to make the delicious chocolate cake, cookies, and beautifully decorated red velvet and vanilla cupcakes. Breakfast cooked to order is top notch. Thanks to David, Cynthia, and the entire staff for making my stay enjoyable. This will be an annual tradition for me.
November 29th, 2012
Exceeded my expectations! We enjoyed our stay and plan to visit again!
November 25th, 2012
My wife and I stayed here the night after our wedding before heading off on our honeymoon. The room was exactly as advertised on the inn's website, and it actually felt a little larger due to the cathedral ceilings we couldn't see on the photos. The amenities package that I ordered was a very nice touch, and the room was very nice and romantic. If it had cost a bit less I would be more than happy to make a repeat visit for a longer stay - maybe later, if our budget can afford it! The made-to-order breakfast was very good and the inn had a very comfortable, friendly feel to it. If you haven't been to an inn before this is definitely a great one to try out. It's not the cheapest place to spend the night in the area, but it is definitely a worthwhile experience if you haven't done it before!
October 4th, 2012
We had the pleasure of staying at Peralynna at the end of May 2012 to the second week of June 2012. We traveled with our 11 year old daughter and 8 month old son, and we stayed in one of the basement apartments. The apartment itself was huge, much more like a large one bedroom apartment than a room available in a bed and breakfast. We had a full kitchen, living room, master bedroom area, and second bedroom area with 2 beds and its own exit outside. We were also situated outside of the game room that had a large television, comfy squishy couches, and pool table. It was great, quiet and plenty of freedom. I had no problem letting my 11 year old hang out around the inn, and everyone loved our baby. Breakfast every morning was great, the choices were excellent, and of the 2 weeks we stayed there, I think my husband had a different meal every day. There were also snacks available in the afternoon, like cheese, crackers,and fruit, with a different sweet under the cake glass every day. Unlimited wine available all day went great with the cheese and crackers. :) In the afternoons we explored the "countryside" and went to the petting zoo down the road, and in the evenings, we caught fireflies in the large backyard, or grabbed a dvd from their large selection and had the option of sitting in our own living room or in the game room with the giant television. It was great. Definitely a spoiling experience!
August 17th, 2012
We stayed at the Inn as part of our 31st anniversary celebration based on the recommendation of my sister. It is an absolutely charming place, with exceptional food. It was easy to access and the staff very cordial. We would come again.
Daniel and Danielle- I loved the room. I enjoyed the stay so much I will return.
Angela- I needed a little break from the house and work and came here. I did not want to leave. I love this place. I already told people about this place, and the food was great!
Terry and Julie- Thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Inn. The room was spacious and comfortable. The Inn is close to the 'real world,' but provides the atmosphere of being away. Thank you for helping my husband and me escape.
Hadas- loved the room. Great decor. We enjoyed our stay immensely. Thank you again!
Hattie- Thanks, David, Renee, and Harry for a one-night getaway that was so pleasant and peaceful.
Brain and Crystal- Our stay was an absolute delight! For a romantic getaway, we could not have asked for more!
Troy- I thought the visit was outstanding, I will recommend the Inn at Peralynna.
Frantz- The weekend was superb. The food was excellent and the hosts were warm and friendly.
Joyce- Quiet and peaceful.
Bob and Fran- Great getaway weekend!
Cassandra- Wonderful time, something new and different great people and wine & food. Awesome :)
Jay and Susan- Superb accommodations and time.
John-Very Beautiful place, comfortable beds exquisite taste in decor. Delicious food! Friendly people.
Mike and Jen- Peralynna is a modern-day mansion bed and breakfast that meets and exceeds all expectations. Thoroughly elegant, beautifully furnished with all the amenities and great service. We will recommend Peralynna to our friends and family!
Steven- The room was spacious and clean. the bathroom and jacuzzi area was clean and fresh. Very accommodating staff! Thank you!
Brain- Room was huge and beautifully decorated. Tub and shower were great and bed was big and extremely comfy. Wish we had woken up for breakfast. Everything was great, thanks!
Azucena- my stay was absolutely amazing. I fell in love. The staff is super nice :)
Vinh- I enjoyed the visit. Staff was friendly and service was excellent.
Lori- The Inn at Peralynna is beautifully appointed with special touches throughout. The rooms are spacious, the grounds offer many pictures, and the beds are incredibly comfortable. Staff was polite and courteous and the breakfast to order was a special treat.
Ted- The facility was excellent. The service was outstanding and the staff are friendly. I would suggest this location to anyone.
Michael- All I can say is my stay was excellent. The room was beautifully appointed and the service was great.
Debbie- Rooms were outstanding - Loved the diversity of each room. Decor was wonderful.
Joe- Great staff. Place was nice.
Bill- Great place for a group meeting - both business and social! Thank you.
Anna- I really enjoyed this establishment. Friendly, made me feel right at home! Kudos to the staff!
Betty- Everything was lovely - friendly staff, beautiful surrounding, and great accommodations!
Susan- Super stay!
Emil- Very cozy, friendly, and clean.
Truth- Great service!!! Great stay!!! Will be returning.
Gayle- Excellent service from homemade breakfasts to wine and snack bar.
Nick and Tiffany- Overall excellent experience!
Vincent- Very nice place!
Brendan- My wife and I came down for our 1st anniversary. We were treated like family. Warm welcome, friendly faces, and it was an enjoyable weekend. Thank you so much for everything.
Sonjia- Stayed here for my 7th wedding anniversary and had a lovely time. The suite was absolutely beautiful and there are lots of fun things to do here. The breakfast in the morning was the absolute best. I would highly recommend.
Keval- Amazing place! Cannot wait to visit again!
Janushe- Had a great stay. Service was awesome and the suite was gorgeous.
Matthew- Beautiful location and luxury rooms. My wife and I wanted a great weekend escape and we got it at the Peralynna. Very accommodating and relaxing.
Cristy- We had a wonderful stay! Thank you. The breakfast was delicious and everything was perfect. First time at a B&B, and we really enjoyed it.
Brain- Lovely hosts. Beautiful accommodations. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Robert- It's a dream come true. Place looks great and the service was the best I've ever had!
Kimberly- From the beginning of our stay, until the end Harry was very helpful, nice and made me feel like I met a new friend! The entire stay was spectacular, thank you :)
Angela- I needed rest, reflection, and renewal. Staying at Peralynna provided the absolute best environment for all three. I left renewed and refreshed. The staff and atmosphere was superb!
Britta- We really enjoyed our stay. The Inn is beautiful, the dinner/dance was fun, breakfast was lovely but the best are the staff! Everyone is just fantastic! And I love that the Inn is "family friendly". My kids and nanny enjoyed themselves too!
Wendy- I love suite C - so bright!
TeShawna- The suite was very clean, comfortable, and situated very well. We enjoyed the bed and soaking in the tub the most. I will definitely recommend this B&B to family and friends.
Jacquelyne- Room was amazing - staff was very nice and helpful. We will definitely be back.
Shannon- We enjoyed a great nights stay and a wonderful breakfast.
Lisa- This was perfect! More than I expected. Great!! Appreciative.
Tom- Nice room, excellent breakfast.
Carol- Excellent service/personable staff. Small details taken care of at every turn. No request large or small was denied. Dining recommendations outstanding.
Corensa and Cassandra- We really enjoyed are stay here, it was the perfect place to end our wedding night. The room was very nice and the bed, shower was simply divine. We will return for a longer stay.
April- Everything was great. Looking forward to coming back very soon.
Latoiya- Excellent stay. One of the best I have stayed at. Breakfast was awesome! Great, friendly staff.
Antoinette- We had a great time during our stay here. Harry welcomed us and he made sure we were having a good time, he took good care of us. We would recommend this B&B to friends and family. It is three hours from where we are from so it is an easy getaway for us.
Villiere- It was a very peaceful experience. Something we don't do too often. The park up the road from here was the best. Nice time.
Laura- We had a great time. Felt like home!
Beth- Fabulous! Cynthia and team were outstanding hosts. The property is wonderful.
Andrea and Brian- We had a wonderful stay, hospitality excellent. Everyone was inviting and gracious. We loved the architecture, beautiful house, and lots of nice perks too!
Michael and Sheri- Had a great time- generous hospitality! Have never seen a unique B&B as this one, especially the decorating.
Nicholas and Jennifer- This place was amazing. Very warm, peaceful, and we felt welcomed. We stayed for our wedding night and it was great we loved the suite it was romantic and peaceful. Will definitely stay again.
Oscar- Wonderful stay, enjoyed the room, very relaxing. We will be coming back.
Ferrante- Great stay! Room was really comfy!
Keith and Yulanda- The inn was beautiful and very relaxing. Everyone was very friendly. Service was beyond great. The room was very appealing and loved the whole set-up.
Joe- So many nooks and cranny's. Everywhere you turn is a unique space for just you or for meeting others so inclined. Intimate and welcoming!! Find a reason to go!
Imani- Very nice staff, an all around lovely place to stay.
Bill- An absolutely outstanding hotel! It felt much more like staying at a wealthy friend's home who wanted us to make ourselves at home!
Helen- Loved it. Best staff ever. Cleanest room. Great breakfast! Perfect
Christopher- AMAZING!!! Clean, romantic, and very relaxing atmosphere. Very friendly staff!
Jimmy- Thank you so much for your hospitality. This place is amazing!
Arti- The rooms were all wonderful. The honeymoon suite was beautiful. Fresh flowers, petals, Jacuzzi, decorating was so thoughtful. It was clean and quiet- very private. Thank you for everything!
Jay- Absolutely magnificent! Stunning setting, warmth and hospitality and a service second to none! Thanks!
Calvin & Ruby- We had a great time together. The Manor is everything and more. Very relaxing and friendly, we shall remember our stay and return. Thank you.
Jamie- We felt so welcome as if we were family! The place was gorgeous, clean, and relaxing! We hope to return within a year!
Britny & Paul- The room was beautiful and the bed very comfy. Everyone was so very nice and accommodating. We really enjoyed the complimentary wine. Breakfast was delicious.
Samantha & Kasey- We had an amazing room at the end of an amazing wedding day. The staff and food were wonderful!
Roger- Absolutely exceptional. We come here for our anniversary every year and tell all our friends about it. Howard County’s best secret.
Tom- The facility is spacious and beautifully decorated. The common rooms are actually inviting. Grounds are groomed and interesting. Staff is superb and very informed and helpful. We will return to this Inn.
Corrin and Joe- This was one of the most beautiful B&B’s I have ever been to. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Justin- We enjoyed our stay. The room was beautiful and peaceful. It was the perfect way to celebrate our anniversary.
Nancy- Beautiful, restful, refreshing, and very relaxing. Amenities allow you to read, watch, and regenerate. This trip was the first and will NOT be the last. Thank you!
Kevin- The Inn was beautiful and the room was cozy and comfortable. Food was great and staff was very friendly and accommodating.
Matt and Julie- The Inn is absolutely beautiful and the service and staff was outstanding. The amenities were amazing, especially the complimentary white wine, sodas, and snacks. We will definitely refer this to our friends and definitely return to the Inn. It really made our first wedding anniversary so lovely and special. :)
Eric- We had a wonderful stay with excellent service. It was great to get away from the noise of the city, thanks for everything!
Joseph- We had an fantastic stay! It is very close to Baltimore and worth the drive into town.
Rob- I stay here at least six times a year and love the wonderful, warm hospitality. I am away on business, but feel like I am at home!
Dow- When my girlfriend told me to pack a bag for my birthday I had no idea she was bringing me here. Boy was I surprised- from the rose pedals to the champagne we had a ball. 10 stars!!
Bill- The facility was wonderfully decorated and had an excellent staff. Breakfast was great. I would stay here again.
Charlie- Awesome!!! Beautiful furnishing. Lovely, kind, and helpful staff. Couldn’t be better. I will be back.
Robbie- Great place and outstanding service! “Loved” it “Loved” it!
Mike- I was only looking for a place to stay after a concert at Meriwether Post Pavilion. Peralynna Manor was close and competitively priced. My fiancé and I were completely taken by surprise! Beautiful facility, wonderful staff, and gorgeous room! I cannot overstate how much we enjoyed our stay!
John- Very accommodating Inn, with friendly services. The suite was exceptionally clean and very comfortable. The tempurpedic bed was magnificent!!!
Julie- The room was beautiful and the staff was friendly. All of our needs were met quickly and happily.
Marilyn- What a totally wonderful experience. From the jacuzzi to the powerful breakfasts-and super-fast maintenance services- the Peralynna Inn was perfect in every way.
Xenia- I really enjoyed my stay. My husband and I chose Peralynna as our after wedding lodging. I highly recommend this Inn to all newlyweds! The food was fabulous!
Jennifer- A real hidden treasure! Comfortable and gracious. All you could want for a lovely weekend.
Julie- Lovely property- great amenities, friendly helpful staff, clean, terrific breakfast, wine and cheese! Relaxing experience. We will come back and recommend to others!
Elizabeth- Relaxing and comfortable-like staying at a friend’s home.
Miguel- This was our second stay at Peralynna B&B. We loved our stay. The breakfast was also quite good-fresh fruit.
This place was wonderful! We spent our wedding night in the L suite and we will be coming back shortly!
Andrew- Better than the Hampton-Inns and Holiday Inn Express by a lot. Very homey feel.
Arlene- Awesome. Relaxing, much more than expected.
Tierra Johnson- Great place! Great food! Great staff, they were very friendly. I would recommend everyone to stay at this establishment.
Donna- We had a great time. The people are very nice. I will visit again.
Randy- The Peralynna is a lovely B&B. We slept comfortably and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. We will definitely be back and will enthusiastically recommend it to our friends and family when they are in the area.
Tarsha- Great, will refer my family and friends! Thank you!
Kelly- Great story- cannot wait to visit again.
Michael and Lannie- We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we look forward to returning sometime soon. This was for our honeymoon and we don't think we could have stayed anywhere better!
Pam- A charming and well-run establishment! Fun, too!
Aja- Beautiful property to stay on. If you're looking for a nice place to take pictures for in the spring, this inn is perfect.
Paul and Anita- so pleasant and relaxed.
Michael and Naomi- Excellent get away.
Peter- Thank you for a delightful and caring stay. The hospitality and offerings stood out! We will return!
Theresa- everything was great-wonderful hospitality!!
Deborah- Everyone was very pleasant. I had a great time with my fiancé after a long day of birthday celebration.
Michael and Jeni- First Time at a B&B, awesome experience!
Becky- The rooms were very quaint, clean and welcoming. There was complimentary fresh fruit and vegetables as well as cheese and crackers and wine for me upon my arrival. everything could not have been nicer. I look forward to planning a few days away here again.
William- Excellent facility-very homey feel, excellent, concerned, attentive staff.
Gene- The room was nice and the food amazing. We will definitely come back.
Wonderful stay- wishes for a longer time. Harry was terrific-what a find you have in him.
Jane- Fantastic getaway weekend! Accommodations were terrific, the staff extremely attentive and friendly, and the food was superb. The afternoon treats were a much appreciated bonus. Would love to return.
Duane- This is our second time and we have found our new home away from home, "Suite A"
Daniel- My wife and I delayed our anniversary weekend to stay in the C suite and we were glad that we did. The room was fantastic and the staff was wonderfully friendly. We will definitely consider staying here again.
Michelle- Nice vacation close to home. Comfy accommodations, lots of amenities, good food. Thank you!
Brian and Dee- Very Nice Staff!
Rose Ann- The hospitality and comfort was the best ever. we'll talk about our stay for a long time and hope to return. Thanks!
Seth and Charlotte- Incredible! We keep coming back!
Sara- Very pleasant, unexpected surprise!
Anton- Mr. Davis was wonderful. Amazing service and a golden will to make my stay great. I am truly pleased.
Leeann- The Best ever!!! I really enjoyed myself!
John- The best Inn I have ever been in, totally a 10+.
Russ- fun, small but huge at same time. Super friendly, great food, spacious rooms, WIFI, etc. All Here!
Jaclyn- Wonderful B&B-staff was wonderful and breakfast was delicious! Would highly recommend to friends and family.
Rodtico and Karen- The Best ever!!
Michael- The opulence of this superb Inn is exceeded only by the superb service of the management and service staff!
Excellent David, Connie, Helen and Harry made our trip for us, and at home environment. Loved it!
Eleanor- Great place-such fun! The history is fascinating-close to wonderful attractions-staff was superbly helpful and friendly.
Naomi- Wonderful! Thank you
Tricia- Our room was better than expected! We enjoyed our privacy and all the special accommodations, especially the jacuzzi! It was the perfect place for our vacation.
Steven- Wonderful B&B. Welcoming staff, delicious food, relaxing ambience, highly recommended. Will return!
Linda-Absolutely wonderful-much more than we expected. Will definitely return.
Fran- very comfortable room and bed. Very clean linens and bathroom. Delicious breakfast and kind staff.
Janet- Lovely hospitality, great breakfast & treats. Thank you Connie. Room was clean.
Melinda- This was a wonderful experience. The pictures online did not even begin to justify this wonderful room.