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“Not Wowed!” 2 of 5 stars
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Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   30 Trevanion Rd, Taneytown, MD 21787   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Taneytown B&B and Inns
Baltimore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Not Wowed!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Let me start by saying, that my husband and I have stayed at many B&B's. We decided to stay at the Antrim 1844 in celebration of my birthday this year. We stayed in the Grant Suite which is the most expensive room on the property. The room was just so, so. The sitting room was very chilly and not useable so really a waste. Overall, I think this place is ok accommodation wise, however, it totally fails to impress from a cuisine aspect and one is limited with dining options being that it is a small town. The six course dinner was not worth the price....a fine restaurant will ask you if you mind if the filet mignon is butterflied. That was not the case and on top of that the filet was just not good quality as was the other food that was served. Breakfast was even worst. How can you screw up eggs? Sorry, Antrim, many other choices in the registery of Bed and Breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This is a very lovely hotel and event venue. Decor is fabulous and the grounds are very well maintained. Waitstaff and general workers were pleasant and helpful. Meals were delicious
with good sized servings. The lower rating is the result of lapses in managerial follow through.
The wonderful extravagance of a continental breakfast is terrific. This is usually left outside the rooms @ 8:00 am. We were departing at 7 am and told the person at the front desk. We were assured that our plate would be left by 7, so took our time packing the car. We finally left our room at 7:10. On our way out we met the worker who was bringing the breakfast trays...only to be told that not only did she NOT have our tray...she had been told that we'd already checked out. So she would not be able to give us a tray of muffins and fruit to take along with us, although she had at least 4 with her on the cart.
Needless to say, we were disappointed. We were also told that the morning coverage at the front desk began at 6 am....so when we went to return the key...the door to the office was locked. We then had to track someone down so we could turn in our key. Small glitches, but because they occurred during our final morning there we were left disappointed with our experience there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ruther Glen, Virginia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I can say without reservation that Antrim 1844 is one of the nicest Antebellum hotel/resturant properties in America. This elegant home was built in 1844 and has been carefully maintained as a classic of American architecture from that period. A number of the outbuildings have been transformed into very special guest accomodations, and the grounds are simply beautiful.

I can't believe that I'd never heard about Antrim 1844, until, we attended a wedding there last weekend. The staff provided a superlatively catered dinner , bar service and country breakfast the next day. Their French Toast was the best I've ever eaten.

Their intimate Pickwick Pub is delightful, and each of their guest suites are beautiful.

For those near Washington DC, Antrim offers the possibility of an absolutely elegant getaway at a very special place. (Hint: mid week rates are bargains.)

I am not easily impressed, but, Antrim 1844 is where my wife and I will spend our next wedding anniversary. It's that special! I'm looking forward to an evening cognac next to the fireplace in their pub:)

I'd rate Antrim at 6 stars, and I'm difficult to please.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We stayed at the Antrim for a girls' weekend away and enjoyed every minute we were there. The front desk staff couldn't have been more helpful or courteous when we were looking for places to eat or things to do. The rooms were beautifully decorated in period furniture and were spotlessly clean with an evening turn-down service that left us with a rose and chocolates. The food was exceptional both in quality and quantity and was served by a wonderfully knowledgable and polite staff. It was a wonderful time from start to finish!

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

My second trip to the Antrim and both times have been wonderful. The atmosphere, grounds, and dinning were all fantastic. It is always so much more than a meal at the Antrim, it is a true experience. I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We have dined at this inn many times for special occasions but this was the first time we have ever stayed overnight. The property is truly unique in it's historic origins and comfortable but beautiful renovation/restorations. We stayed in the Boucher suite, a group of rooms that included two bathrooms, two balconys, and a four poster bed with feather mattress and down pillows...beautiful and elegant! One bathroom included double sinks, a large whirlpool tub, a bidet and was the largest bathroom imaginable. Such fun!

Dinner at the inn is always special like being a guest in someone's home, beginning in the double parlor with drinks and passed hors d'ouvres, usually a piano player, sometimes a fire in the fireplace. The five course dinners are planned by the chef and have always been delicious with a choice of entree. This is one our favorite special occasion places.

The "Chef's Country Breakfast" which was a part of our overnight stay was very disappointing. None if it tasted freshly made and like it came from a mix or package or on a cheap buffet. Very surprising and unacceptable for an otherwise lovely experience.

The grounds are lovely in the spring and summer and the Christmas decor is always just great making dinner here at that time of year a holiday highlight.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Bel Air, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful dinner and beautiful grounds together with lovely rooms, really a great experience unlike few others.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 30 Trevanion Rd, Taneytown, MD 21787
Location: United States > Maryland > Taneytown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Taneytown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled at the foot of the rolling Catoctin Mountains in Central Maryland, this unique country house hotel is acclaimed for its cuisine and luxurious accommodations.Built in 1844, Antrim was once a thriving plantation and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Owners Dorothy and Richard Mollett have masterfully restored the mansion and the estate buildings on this 24-acre site. Visitors can enjoy first-hand the adaptive re-use of this exceptional restoration.Located just 15 minutes from Historic Gettysburg, Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel offers a spectacular setting for romantic getaways, fine dining, elegant weddings, family reunions or corporate meetings and events. ... more   less 
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