Based on the many positive reviews on Trip Advisor, I booked two nights at the Etta Mae Inn on March 12 and 13 and was delighted that I did. I believe this Inn is a real treasure find. It's intimate with currently only two guest rooms. Because of the Inn's popularity, the owner, Francoise, is planning to add a third guest room. The Inn itself is set on a large property well back from the road in a quiet, safe neighborhood. The bed in my room was incredibly comfortable. I go to bed early and I appreciated what a sound sleep I had both nights. As others have mentioned, the heated marble floor in the bathroom was wonderful. The breakfasts were delicious and served individually at the time the guests request. On the days I were there breakfast included fresh fruit (cantelope) two juices, bacon and eggs made to order, gourmet muffins, special jams and jellies, and coffee or tea plus cereal if one chose. One day (after it stopped raining) I chose to walk to the Takoma Park Metro Station which took me about 20 minutes through beautiful neighborhoods. (I understand the Silver Spring Metro is even closer but I already knew the way to Takoma Park) From there, the Metro ride to Union Station and the Mall was only another 20 minutes. As a solo traveler, I appreciated that Francoise was there to greet me both evenings. She is friendly without being intrusive and made me feel very welcome. Her dog Haley never barked and her cats were unobtrusive (and never allowed into guest rooms.) Her Inn provides a wonderful respite and I highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Etta Mae Inn Bed & Breakfast is located in beautiful Victorian Takoma Park with easy access to metro, downtown Washington DC, Silver Spring, shopping, and good restaurants. 3 comfortable and cosy guest rooms feature generous amenities, warm inviting décor, antique furnishings and private bathrooms. Parlour with romantic fireplace, cosy reading room with library of books, TV and antique furniture, formal dining room with antique furniture, wrap around porch with ceiling fans and seating area, pergola with grape vines for outdoor seating, free off-street parking, sumptuous breakfast every morning, complimentary Wi-Fi in all areas, excellent location in Victorian Takoma Park and close to Silver Springs in the Washington DC area. ... more less