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10 W Main St, Hancock, MD 21750-1415
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Hancock
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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.
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Self-serve laundry
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Rick v wrote a review May 2022
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The 1828 Trail Inn was the best stop on our recent bike trip from Pittsburgh to DC. We stayed here for 1 night after riding from Cumberland to Hancock, and our entire stay was absolutely perfect! Joe is a super friendly host who went out of his way to make our stay at the Inn as comfortable as possible. Upon our arrival, we were welcomed by Joe with cold Gatorades and a meat and cheese board, which was very much appreciated after our 60 mile bike ride of that day. Breakfast also couldn't have been better, with delicious freshly-baked homemade blueberry muffins, and the omelette and southwest bake that we got for breakfast were dynamite too! We even got to take as many blueberry muffins as we wanted for the road, as well as various fruit options, so we didn't even have to go and get snacks somewhere for the road. The entire Inn looks wonderful, and the rooms are perfect too. For the bike riders, there is secure storage for your bikes, as well as a hose and towels if you'd like to clean your bike, as well as bike pumps. Also great is that Buddy Lou's is right across the street, which is a great place to grab some food and beer, and relax after your bike ride. Would love to stay here again in the future!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Nick B wrote a review Dec 2021
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This was a fantastic place to stop on the C&O canal trail. I rode from DC to Cumberland; after 120ish miles, some of which were muddy and taxing, I rolled in here. Joe was there to greet me with a pressure washer to clean my bike and a cold Gatorade to hydrate. The shower was hot, the bed was soft, and Buddy Lou's is right across the street for food and beer. Before bed, you can sit in the comfy chair and read or watch TV. My poor aching legs loved it! Waking up the next morning, Joe will serve you a huge and delicious breakfast before setting out for your last day. It got me up and over the Paw Paw detour and all the way to Cumberland. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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stmalo7 wrote a review Nov 2021
Brookline, Massachusetts57 contributions31 helpful votes
I stayed here for one night on my 5-day bicycle trip from Washington DC to Cumberland, Maryland on the C & O Canal Trail. Joe is an extremely helpful, friendly host, and the Inn is in a beautiful, well-maintained and restored Arts and Crafts home from the late 19th century.with period-appropriate furnishings. Joe helped me with my bags, served me a delicious breakfast and just all around went out of his way to be friendly while at the same time not being intrusive. The Inn's location is excellent, particularly if you are traveling by bicycle, as it is right off the bike trail and is in the center of town. Another plus--there is a really funky, friendly casual restaurant with good food (Buddy Lou's) right across the street from the inn.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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NeilFG wrote a review Sep 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia2 contributions
Awesome place to stay and really well set up for cyclists riding the C&O trail. Comfortable rooms, excellent hospitality and incredible amenities to clean off and store the bikes. Highly recommended for all trail riders who need a place to stay in Hancock.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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13BarbP wrote a review Sep 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia50 contributions31 helpful votes
The house and rooms are lovely and comfortable, and there’s a cozy wide porch out front to sit, relax, talk. But the thing that stands out from the beginning is the hospitality, starting with the very warm welcome (and homemade muffins) on arrival. We were biking the GAP/C&O and in this beautiful inn Joe was totally set up for the needs of thru-riders: secure bike storage, floor pump, charger for electric bikes, bike wash, free guest laundry, a refrigerator filled with Gatorades, special towels for dusty shoes and bags, etc. I’m sure the same level of care would come your way no matter your reason for staying! The breakfast options are extensive and will cover any dietary needs or preferences, and the food was delicious and plentiful. Joe even sent us off with fresh muffins and local apples. This is where we’ll stay whenever in Hancock!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: There’s only 3 rooms, so book early
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RonH wrote a review Aug 2021
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My wife and I stayed here while biking on the C&O bike trail and it was a great experience. The room was very clean and had a spacious bathroom. There is a lockable bike shed for the bikes. The breakfast was very nicely done and they accommodated my gluten free needs. There is a restaurant (Buddylou's) within a 100 yds of the B&B that was quite good. You won't go wrong by staying here.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Michael C wrote a review Jul 2021
Placentia, California154 contributions90 helpful votes
This is an absolutely fabulous place to stay. The hosts are most gracious and just plain wonderfully friendly. My room is better than many 5 star hotels I’ve stayed at for far less money. I am riding the horrible C&O trail and can forget the bad riding by relaxing at this wonderful B&B. They have a locked building for my bike, provided a hose to wash off the mud and towels to dry the chain and bike. I hope to return and stay when I am not bicycle touring.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Try to book ahead as they only have 3 rooms available.
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L S wrote a review Jul 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia5 contributions3 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 1828 Trail Inn. It is a wonderful inn and we were very well taken care of the entire time by Joe. We highly recommend 1828 Trail Inn to all cyclists heading through Hancock.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Dan F wrote a review Jul 2021
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This place is wonderfully comfortable and welcoming. We stayed recently at the beginning of a bike trip, and the hospitality and generosity of the hosts, Joe and Carla Decker, was charming and helpful, and the breakfast was outstanding. Our highest recommendation is that we'd love to stay here again, and I hope we'll do so in the near future.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Kurt Arehart wrote a review Jun 2021
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Joe and Carla Decker offer an exceptionally pleasant stay along the historic C&O Canal Towpath. The grand old house is in fine condition and Joe was genuinely welcoming and helpful. He topped it off with a great breakfast, fueling our next day's ride. Bravo!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about The 1828 Trail Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The 1828 Trail Inn?
Nearby attractions include Buddylou's Almost Famous Farmers Market (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The 1828 Trail Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The 1828 Trail Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The 1828 Trail Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The 1828 Trail Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buddylou's Eats Drinks & Antiques, Potomac River Grill, and Weaver's Restaurant and Bakery.
Is The 1828 Trail Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Hancock.