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Carriage House Inn
200 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Emmitsburg B&B and Inns
Mpls., MN
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We were there for a family dinner, part of a group of a dozen. The wait staff was very good at handling a lively group, not always paying attention. The food was excellent. We have been to the Carriage House before on such occasions and they have never disappointed with the skill of wait staff or the quality food. Crab is the specialty and always the best choice, but we have sampled other items on the menu and it was all very good.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, MD
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

My wife, children and I were spending the night in nearby Thurmont and found the Carriage House on Tripadvisor. We had my wife's birthday dinner there on Saturday, and it could not have been better. The service was absolutely perfect. The waiter overheard us talking about the birthday and surprised us with a dessert with a birthday candle. The food was excellent. Among the five of us we had the stuffed shrimp, the filet, the crabcake and two salmon dishes. All were very well done - cooked just right and very ample portions. They ended the evening with a rose for each of the ladies, which is a nice touch.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfax, VA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

My husband and I were traveling back from New Hampshire to VIrginia. Needed to find a nice dinner after a weary day. Through google search found the Carriage House Inn. Enjoyed a wonderful meal. The crabcakes were as advertised - all crabmeat and no filler. The dressing on the Caesar Salad was delicious. I would return here again. The rose at the end of the meal was a lovely touch. Thank you.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arlington, VA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

I am so sorry to tell you that this restaurant might possibly be the worse restaurant I have ever been to. The atmosphere was nice enough (well, except for the two obnoxious drunks at the table next to ours) but the food was just horrible and expensive to boot! Some of the entrees were not even as advertised. The "Rockfish" was some thin sad generic fillet covered in jarred pesto sauce, the "fillet tips" were chopped stew meat in brown sauce over penne and the scallop dish was so salty with it's overbearing inclusion of Virginia Ham (not pancetta) to make it unfortunately, inedible. The side dishes were straight out of the freezer, warmed over in the steam pan and, the lame attempt at garnish (a chunky slab of red pepper on top of an apple slice given the kiss of death with a spear of rosemary) made the whole meal sad sad sad. The lone decent dish was the crab cake which is their specialty. I had the sense it was the only item that was actually prepared from scratch in the kitchen. Everything else? frozen, jarred, canned yuck. Made a reservation as I thought it would be a busy night; we were one of 3 other tables there all evening. More sadness.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Biglerville, PA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009

The Carriage House Inn catered my son's wedding on 1 August, 2009 at the Hauser Estate Winery. The catering service was exceptional. They are professional, efficient, and will do whatever it takes to make your event a success. They went beyond the requirements of their catering service to coordinate with the florist and the Hauser Estate Winery to ensure the dinner meal would be spectacular. They were very attentive to all needs. Their service to the guests was perfect. Everything was prepared on site so the meal was fresh. They compensated for the shortfalls of others to ensure the presentation of the meal was on time and delicious.

  • Stayed August 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sussex, New jersey
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135 reviews 135 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009

Carriage House Inn was recommended by B&B as nice place for dinner. Food was excellent and well presented. Staff was attentive. The custom of giving each female guest a rose is a nice touch. Menu selection was varied and good value for the amount.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia Pa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2003

Emmitsburg is a small town with an old fashioned Main Street. They barely have street lights and a trip up Main street will take you right back to Pennsylvania in a few minutes. The town has shops (and metered parking) but I didn't get to see the shops. I did get to have dinner at the Carriage House Inn which is a great restaurant with friendly service and excellent food. Emmitsburg is close to Rt. 15 and just a few minutes from Gettysburg, Pa. It's a quaint, quiet town to spend a relaxing weekend in but close enough to activities and tourist sites.

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Additional Information about Carriage House Inn

Address: 200 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Location: United States > Maryland > Emmitsburg
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Emmitsburg
Also Known As:
Carriage House Hotel Emmitsburg

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