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“Missed this the 1st trip to Hancock, wish we hadn't!” 5 of 5 stars
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The 1828 Trail Inn
10 West Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hancock B&B and Inns
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“Missed this the 1st trip to Hancock, wish we hadn't!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed at 1828, 2 nights ago, a starting point for a 2nd leg to our C and O canal towpath ongoing adventure. We weren't able to show up until 11pm (meet up and dinner with biking partners prevailed)and I don't know if they'd want me to say they were still receptive and welcoming at that late hour, but they were!! Our loss as we didn't get to take advantage of the amenities...the living room, porch, our 2nd floor deck or our friends sitting room, but we delayed our start the next morning a bit to do so. I would advise you to arrive early enough to enjoy the close of the day. Our room (Canal Room)was huge with a gas fp and a door out to top deck with chairs, and a large bathroom. Queen leather and wood sleigh bed, very comfy...very quiet and spotless place! I hate to give up this jewel but I don't ever want them out of business! Oh and the southwest casserole with peach muffins were amazing, thanks Bill and Darlene!!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

My wife and I spent 2 days riding our bicycles on the Western Maryland Bike Trail through Hancock. We stayed at The 1828 Trail Inn and we could not have chosen a more perfect place. The owners were very hospitable (cookies and tea late PM) and the breakfast was wonderful. AND the room we stayed in, The Doctor's Office, was fun and exciting - very comfortable.
I say exciting, because the B&B was actually a Doctor's residence 50+ years ago and his office was attached to the house - our room (no tools of the trade anymore). But, my wife recalled we had a friend in Baltimore that was originally from Hancock - we called her upon our return and she told us that at age 5, 75+ years ago, she had her tonsils out in that very room!
You will enjoy this place!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Spent the weekend at this wonderful B&B while biking on the western Maryland Rail Trail and the C &O canal. The inn keepers Bill and Darlene were professional, gracious and friendly; delicious wholesome breakfasts, muffins to take on the trail:). The inn is very clean and comfortable, we stayed in the Railroad Room which has a porch and its own door outside- very comfortable. You can lock your bikes in a safe shed overnight- they are used to folks biking through town and are very accommodating. I highly recommend this Inn if you are in Hancock MD.

Room Tip: Loved the porch on the Railroad Room!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is a wonderful oasis after a long day on the C&O. Secure bike storage, a wonderful room, spacious bathroom, cold water and Gatorade in the room. Darlene is very welcoming and handled our reservation very professionally. In the late afternoon we were able to visit with other guests in the living room and meet with Bill. The front porch is also a very comfortable and inviting space. Bill and Darlene are veteran hosts and are very welcoming. Bill fixes a great breakfast using locally grown and raised ingredients. We enjoyed talking to them about the Inn and the story of the place. This is a place to sit and relax, but we had more trail to cover.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Darlene and Bill operate an outstanding B&B that I would return to every time I'm on the C&O Canal trail. Not only is the property well maintained, the home is large and very accommodating for bikers and others. They have a secure facility for washing and storing the bikes. The amenities including Gatorade and water in every room as an extra benefit. Finally, Bill provided all guests with the best breakfast I have EVER tasted at a B&B. So, if you are in the area, stop and say hello to Darlene and Bill - you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

My husband and I first stayed at the inn in September of 2012 while biking from Pittsburgh to D.C. and loved it. We decided we wanted to go back to the area and visit the attractions you just have to pass by while biking to your next destination and we knew exactly where we were going to stay. We were welcomed back like old friends and able to enjoy the Inn a little bit more because this time we stayed two days. We biked the Western Maryland Trail and biked down to Fort Fredrick and spent a few hours there. We also spent some time in Fredrick and then left the Inn and traveled to Harpers Ferry for the day. It was a wonderful place to stay while enjoying the plethora of history in the area. Thanks Darlene and Bill I'm sure we will be seeing you again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Our experience with Darlene at 1828 Trail Inn has been exemplary. From our first call to inquire about reservations until we checked out after our stay, she was incredibly helpful.
She advised us of the Western Maryland Rail Trail that parallels the C&O Towpath for the last twelve miles into Hancock from the west. It was a welcome relief to be on a paved pathway after 210 miles on the gravel paths of the Greater Allegheny Passage and the C&O. There was locked strange for our bicycles and free use of a washer and dryer.
Her husband prepared a wonderful breakfast of a croissant omelette and Darlene was his server and sent us on our way with some oatmeal raison muffins for a snack. What a great way to begin the day.
Steve and Diana

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 10 West Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750
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Location: United States > Maryland > Hancock
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Hancock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 

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