Gramercy Mansion Bed & Breakfast
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Gramercy is located just 20 minutes from downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor. Fine restaurants, museums & historic sites, theatres, colleges & universities, shopping and all the cosmopolitan attractions of Baltimore are only minutes away. Its serene country ambience, tucked away in delightful seclusion in Greenspring Valley, is all the more treasured for its easy convenience to these amenities.
Plan a romantic getaway, corporate retreat or seminar, wedding, party or special celebration at Gramercy Mansion B&B and the Carriage House at Gramercy. Just minutes from Baltimore's Inner Harbor, museums, art galleries and fine dining and an hour from Washington D.C., the secluded location is even more treasured for its convenience!
A stay at Gramercy is not complete without enjoying a delicious breakfast prepared to order and included with your stay. A full American-style breakfast is served between 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at individual tables for two in the first-floor dining room, on the covered terrace or in the privacy of your guest room. Wake up to fresh fruit and home-baked breads by innkeeper Bill, served with a hot cup of coffee, herbal and specialty teas, mulled cider and a variety of fruit juices. Guest favorite breakfast menu offerings include thick slices of Italian bread French toast, buttermilk pancakes with blueberries, bananas, apples and chocolate chips, and the house omelet with Shitake mushrooms, onions, cheese, tomatoes, and fresh organic herbs from the property’s Koinonia Farm in season. Vegan and children’s menus are available upon request. We will do our best to accommodate guests with any dietary restrictions or allergies – please notify us upon reservation or at check in.
Fresh Kosher bagels with cream cheese and juices from Goldberg’s New York Bagels are available for Kosher guests upon request and with advance notice.
After a sumptuous gourmet breakfast by the dining room inglenook or out on the terrace, guests may wish to linger on the expansive porches overlooking Greenspring Valley. Or they may take advantage of the olympic size pool and tennis court, stroll along extensive woodland trails, by Honeybrook stream, through the orchard, flower and herb gardens, or visit the organic farm.
In addition to five spacious main floor rooms with fireplaces, furnished with antiques, oriental carpets and artwork, the mansion offers high ceilings, a stunning grand staircase with 20' "picture" landing with magnificent chandelier, and a garden terrace which is enclosed and heated in the wintertime.
All rooms include TV, fresh flowers, robes, coffee, tea, soda and a full gourmet breakfast, as well as use of the pool, tennis court, trails, etc. All rooms are non-smoking.
Gramercy's extensive landscaped gardens set the scene for romantic wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Mansion and grounds as well as a charming Carriage House may be reserved for corporate and private events year round.
Visit the specials page to view the room of the month, last-minute discounts, romance, spa, special occasion and elopement packages and to plan your stay. We look forward to welcoming you as our guests!
Park the car, meet our innkeepers and stay awhile. There's much to see and do on the property at Gramercy and we invite you to relax, unwind and enjoy. Spend a lazy summer afternoon by the outdoor pool or curl up on a bench in the shade garden with your favorite book. Stroll through the landscaped gardens, have a swing on our old-fashioned rope swing (fun for kids of all ages!) or entertain the little ones on the wooden playground, tennis and basketball courts. Our 45-acre estate is home to Koinonia Organic Farm and also a wildlife preserve - ask to borrow our binoculars and spy many species of birds in the woodlands.
Looking to venture out? Pick up a brochure with our Greenspring Valley scenic driving tour and explore our federally-designated historic district.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Jennifer Sullivan for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Most travelers visit us to celebrate a special occasion (wedding, anniversary or birthday) with a romantic getaway. We also welcome visitors to local schools and hospitals.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Gramercy is best known for its peacefully secluded location on 45 acres of woodlands and gardens... minutes from the attractions of Baltimore yet a world away. Anne, our owner, plans, designs and creates the stunning landscaped gardens and trails throughout the property and guests enjoy seasonal blooms from late-March through November. Our property is also home to Maryland's oldest organic farm, Koinonia Farm, specializing in culinary herbs that are distributed to local wholesalers. The historic Tudor mansion dates back to 1902 and features unique architectural details, original fireplaces with tile surrounds and hardwood floors. We love the country setting and charm and the romantic past of our historic B&B.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Baltimore's unique neighborhoods offer such a wide variety of options for entertainment, dining, shopping and exploring history. From the pubs and restaurants lining the cobblestone streets of historic Fells Point to the nationally renowned Aquarium and Science Center in the heart of the Inner Harbor, up and coming shops in revitalized Harbor East and the lesser known historical attractions and venues in between, there is something for everyone.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
We've had the pleasure of welcoming so many wonderful people as our guests over the past 25+ years as a B&B with countless compliments. A recent TripAdvisor.com review that stands out follows: "The Gramercy Mansion isn't just a bed and breakfast or an inn... it's an experience. Nestled in the woods, we were 45 minutes from home but a WORLD AWAY. The staff welcomes you like an old friend, no worries, no stresses - all is taken care of."
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
While we are conveniently located just two miles from the highway, a short drive puts you in the middle of Maryland horse country. Greenspring Valley and the surrounding valleys are home to horse farms, historic farm houses some of which have been converted to fine restaurants, and family-owned wineries. Guests can pick up a guide for a driving tour of the valley to explore the area during their stay.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
I recommend spending at least one day exploring the property - walk the trails, visit the organic farm, lounge by the outdoor pool, enjoy massages onsite by our certified therapist, and order a dinner basket delivered to your room for a relaxing night in. Venture out the next day with a trip into Baltimore. Depending on your interests, take a walking tour of historic attractions or a Charm City food tour. Attend a sporting event at the Camden Yards Sports Complex or a show at the Hippodrome Theatre. Spend another day on an outdoor adventure with our horseback riding package in Patapsco State Park.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Because we are located in a pretty rural area, the best means of transportation is by car.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
There are some amazing restaurants nearby including the Oregon Grille, a luxuriously renovated 19th century stone farmhouse featuring prime dry-aged steak and grilled fare.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
For details about upcoming events in Baltimore, travelers can visit www.visitbaltimore.com.
How many rooms does your inn have?
Gramercy offers eleven elegant rooms and suites, each with a unique theme and decor, many featuring fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and king beds.
Do you accept pets?
No, unfortunately we do not accept pets.
Weddings, Parties & Receptions at Gramercy
Furnished with artwork, antiques, oriental carpets; fireplaces; grand staircase; enclosed terrace (open in season) seats 150, up to 250 for cocktails or seated with additional tenting; beautiful gardens.
Call 410-486-2405 for further details on rates/availability.
Romantic Elopements & Vow Renewals
Overwhelmed by the chaos of planning an extravagant wedding ceremony and reception? Searching for a quietly romantic setting to exchange promises with the special person in your life or renew those vows for a truly memorable anniversary? Sit back, relax, and allow Gramercy's professional staff to make every arrangement for the elopement of your dreams!
Exchange your vows surrounded by the beauty of a landscaped garden or on the covered garden terrace, fireside in an antique-adorned public room, or on a balcony in your own private suite. Overnight accommodations may be selected from all available guest rooms. Pricing includes a ceremony for a maximum of 20 guests. Elopements may only be scheduled up to two months in advance. Exceptions may be made in some circumstances. Call for details - 410-486-2405.
Romantic Elopement Getaway
- Includes private non-denominational ceremony or vow renewal (personalized to your beliefs) performed by an ordained wedding officiant at the location of your choice on Gramercy's property (based on availability, up to 20 guests);
- A cd of wedding photos, taken by a professional wedding photographer before, during and/or after your ceremony (1-hour session);
- An elegant dinner for two at the Linwoods, Oregon Grille, Petit Louis, or Mia Carolina, some of the area's most romantic and highly-acclaimed restaurants, including a glass of wine with each of the first two courses, coffee and dessert, tax and gratuity (Based on availability; Dinner at Linwoods not available on Saturdays);
- One night stay in the room of your choice, complete with romantic votive candles and rose petals scattered throughout the room, a dozen long-stemmed roses and display of gourmet chocolates!
Package Rate: $1600.00 (Monday – Thursday); $1800.00 (Friday – Sunday)
Simple & Sweet - Ceremony Only
Includes private non-denominational ceremony or vow renewal (personalized to your beliefs) performed by an ordained wedding officiant at the location of your choice on Gramercy's property, based on availability. For ceremonies with 20 or fewer guests, indoor location options are limited to the living room or foyer.
$600.00 (20 guests or fewer)
$900.00 (21 – 150 guests)
Save $100 on your ceremony fee when reserving a B&B room for your wedding night!
Rehearsal (upon request): $100.00
Would you like to customize your package?
- Make it four dozen roses, add a small wedding or anniversary cake for two or a second night's stay at a discounted rate, or indulge in relaxing massages...
- We would be happy to make every arrangement for your dream wedding day or special celebration! Call for more details!
Marriage License Information
General Info for all Maryland Counties
If under 18 years of age, parental consent is required.
Residency is not required for bride or groom.
Couple must apply for a marriage license in the county where the ceremony will take place (Baltimore county for Gramercy wedding).
If previously married, individual must know the exact date (month, day, year) and location written on the divorce decree or death certificate.
There is a two day waiting period for your license to be valid and it remains valid for up to six months.
County Courts Building
401 Bosley Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
Gramercy Mansion Meetings
Gramercy Mansion, an historic Tudor-style mansion, offers a picturesque and stately atmosphere for corporate conferences, meetings, seminars, and executive retreats. Breathtaking gardens and extensive woodland trails create an environment of relaxation and contemplation.
The exquisite decor and secluded location make Gramercy an ideal setting for off-site business events conveniently just minutes from Baltimore.
Rental of the First Floor of the Mansion:
Includes the use of five fully-furnished rooms decorated in antiques as well as use of the terrace area, which is open to the gardens in season and enclosed and heated during the winter. Air-conditioning and two fireplaces available.
Accommodates up to 150 guests.
Rate: $150.00 per hour, 4-hour minimum rental.
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(When reserving 2 months or less in advance, rental may exceed 5 p.m.)
Rental of the Living Room & Terrace:
The spacious living room is decorated in antiques. The rich ambiance of the decor is enhanced with velvet draperies and American Renaissance-style cornices made of walnut. French doors open to the terrace which overlooks the flower gardens and swimming pool. Air-conditioning and fireplace available in season. The terrace is furnished with round tables and chiavari chairs.
Accommodates up to 60 guests.
$80 per hour, 4-hour minimum rental. Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(When reserving 2 months or less in advance, rental may exceed 5 p.m.)
Rental of Living Room
Groups may reserve just the living room for small meetings and seminars.
Accomdations up to 30 guests.
$50 per hour, 4-hour minimum rental.
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(When reserving 2 month or less in advance, rental may exceed 5 p.m.)
Basic Site Rental Includes:
Tables and chairs needed for meeting space. We will set-up rooms for you as requested. Food service is not included. You may choose a licensed and insured caterer with prior approval for food service. When renting the entire mansion, caterers may use our kitchen for an additional $150.00 for a three- hour time period.
Our fees do not include food service. You may hire an approved caterer and/or you may purchase refreshments from us.
Audio Visual Rentals:
DLP Projector @ $85
8' x 8' Screen @ $25.00
Flip Chart with Paper @ $30.00
Overhead Projector @ $30.00
Reserve your date:
A non-refundable 20% deposit is required to hold requested date. The balance is due two months prior to date.
Deposits are not transferable to different dates should you need to reschedule.
Contact us at 410-486-2405 to reserve your date today!
Gramercy Mansion is shown by appointment only.
Corporate bed & breakfast rates available Sunday - Thursday, $135 - $200 per night based on single occupancy. Please call for details.
Planning Your Stay
Introducing the Charm City Circulator, Baltimore's new convenient, eco-friendly and free shuttle! If you are planning to see the city, park at our downtown property, 1840s Carrollton Inn, just footsteps from the Albemarle Square stop, and hop on the circulator.
Join us for one of our monthly wine dinners catered by Chef's Expressions. Each fabulous feast features several courses accompanied by hand-selected wines with themes and cuisine from around the globe.
To view upcoming wine dinner details, menus and registration, visit www.chefsexpressions.com. Call Chef's Expressions for dinner reservations: 410-561-2433 and contact Gramercy's innkeepers for bed & breakfast reservations: 410-486-2405.
Gardens and Vineyards
If a stroll through the extensive gardens at Gramercy inspires more exploration, a visit to one of Baltimore's most famous gardens may be in order. Ladew Topiary Gardens has been named "the most outstanding topiary garden in America" by the Garden Club of America. Learn about other local gardens to visit during your stay, listed by the American Garden Museum, including Gramercy's own gardens.
If you are a wine connoisseur, nearby Boordy Vineyards offers winery tours, wine tastings and special events year-round. This summer, visit for Good Life Thursdays or their Midsummer concert series on Saturday Evenings. Basignani Winery, a family-owned vineyard just a few scenic miles from Gramercy, also offers tastings and special events in the summer.
High Tea and Tours
Planning a ladies day out? Book a house and garden tour for your group of 8 or more, $10 per person plus tax. Or make group reservations for a high tea and enjoy a delightful afternoon (minimum 15 guests, $35 per person plus tax and gratuity). House and garden tours and high teas by reservation only, based on availability. Call 410-486-2405 for details.
Baltimore has become a culinary destination, offering a diverse variety of cuisine. Whether planning a visit to Little Italy or a taste of Maryland's famous steamed blue crabs, your choices are limitless.
Want to stick close to Gramercy during your stay? We're just a few miles from some fabulous restaurants including Linwoods, Oregon Grille and the Milton Inn. For something more casual, try Tark's Grill at Greenspring Station or pick up some sandwiches and a bottle of wine for a picnic at Gramercy from The Wine Merchant.
Fresh locally-grown produce can be found at many farmer's markets in and around Baltimore, including the new market at Greenspring Station, just a mile and a half from Gramercy! Visit the outdoor market on Saturdays from 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. through mid-November.
Escape to Gramercy Mansion for your next golf retreat! We are just minutes from some of Baltimore's finest courses including Cave's Valley, The Woodlands, Diamond Ridge, Longview and Greystone.
For more information about our local courses, visit Baltimoregolfing.com or Maryland State Golf Association.
Check out some of the best female golf pros including Lorena Ochoa and Paula Creamer at the LPGA Championship at Bulle Rock Golf Course,
Museums and Attractions
Baltimore is brimming with museums and attractions fun for visitors of all ages. The Carroll Museums including the Carroll Mansion which was the winter home of Charles Carroll of Carrollton and the Phoenix Shot Tower, a well-known Baltimore landmark, are both must-see attractions along historic Jonestown's Heritage Walk. Art enthusiasts should check out The Baltimore Museum of Art where admission is free the first Thursday of every month, along with the American Visionary Art Museum, and the Walters Art Museum. Take in Baltimore's rich history and culture at attractions like the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Both the National Aquarium in Baltimore and the Maryland Science Center are world-renowned destinations, always offering an amazing experience to guests young and old. If you are interested in attending many different types of conventions, concerts or the annual Maryland State Fair at the end of summer, the Maryland State Fairgrounds (Timonium) is just a few miles from Gramercy.
Baltimore is home to the Baltimore Orioles baseball team and the Baltimore Ravens football team. If you are interested in going to a game while staying with us at the Gramercy, you can call 410-685-9800 for Orioles tickets or call 410-261-RAVE for schedule and ticket information for the Ravens and 410-481-SEAT for individual seats to a Ravens game.
The AMC Valley Center 9 Cinema is located just 10 minutes from Gramercy and Regal Cinema in Hunt Valley just a 15 minute drive, if you're in search of a rainy day movie.
If you prefer a live show, the historic Hippodrome Theatre, also known as the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, offers world-class concerts, shows and plays. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall along with special guests from around the globe.
1400 Greenspring Valley Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21153-0119
From downtown Baltimore: Take Rt. 83 north (Jones Falls Expwy) past the ramps for Rte. 695. Take left hand exit marked Falls Road. Take Falls Road to the 2nd traffic light. Make a left at the light onto Greenspring Valley Road. Drive one mile, through the light at Greenspring Avenue, to the first driveway on the right after the light.
From points south and west: Take 695 towards Pikesville/Towson. Take Exit 22, Greenspring Avenue North (follow signs for Stevenson University). Continue straight through four-way stop sign to the first traffic light at Greenspring Valley Road. Turn left onto Greenspring Valley and proceed to the first driveway on right.
From points east & north: Take 695 west to Exit 23B (Falls Road North). Take Falls Road to the second traffic light. Make a left at the light onto Greenspring Valley Road. Drive one mile, through the light at Greenspring Avenue, to the first driveway on right.