We're a middle-aged couple, rode from Homestead PA to DC, lots of rain and mud along the way. This was the best stay on the way, not even close. Bill came out to meet us, invited us to hose off our bikes and store them in the shed, gave us towels to wipe down panniers, showed us to laundry, newspapers for shoes, etc. The suite, and the whole place, is beautifully decorated with real antiques and really clean. Darlene makes sure you have everything you need to get you to your next stop. Breakfast is like a good country restaurant. We would stay here even if we weren't riding the trail, but it is a must for trail riders.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 1828 Trail Inn overlooks the historic Western Maryland Rail Trail and the Potomac River. Named for the date of the beginning of the race between railroad and canal builders to open up commerce between Maryland and the Ohio River Valley, our Craftsman style home offers a comfortable base for biking, antiquing, sightseeing, or just relaxing. Restaurants and shops are within walking distance, and we provide special services for bikers. ... more less