The Castle Bed & Breakfast

15925 Mt. Savage Road, Mount Savage, Maryland 21545
Innkeeper(s): Tony and Judi Perino
 
  • Introduction

    An Elegant Westerern Maryland Bed & Breakfast in Mt. Savage, MD.

    As guests you will be welcomed to The Castle with a four o'clock refreshment hour that is served either in the parlor or on the tiled front terrace. Your choice of fresh lemonade, iced tea or favorite wine is served with a delightful array of cookies, fresh fruit and assorted cheeses. In the crisp winter months there is always a selection of hot teas, coffee or a steaming mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream. While guests are relaxing, they may hear the haunting whistle of the Scenic Steam Train as it makes its way along the mountainside from Cumberland to Frostburg. During the chilly winter months, guests warm themselves by the fireplace in the comfort of the parlor. Perhaps making plans to dine at one of the fine eating establishments in the area.

    After this leisurely break, guests may experience the varied array of nearby attractions or ascend the main staircase to the second floor guest rooms. While each has a slightly different character, all of The Castle's six bedrooms offer period antique furniture, wood floors, crisp linens, soft towels, fluffy bathrobes, and a decanter of sherry.

    • We are pleased to offer Special private teas and parties!
    • Gift Certificates Available!
    • We also offer massages on site!!!
    • Free Wifi now available!

    Fall Dessert Tea- Oct 26 by reservation

    Thanksgiving Buffet on Thanksgiving Day by Reservation

    Christmas Tea Luncheons Dec 15 and 22nd

    Guests are awakened to the aroma of freshly brewed gourmet coffees or choice of teas. Let us pamper you with one of Tony's artfully arranged sumptuous breakfasts. A sample might include a bowl of fresh berries and melons followed by a shrimp and artichoke frittata with sliced tomatos and avocado. Be sure to let us know if you have any special dietary needs.

    Local Activities & Attractions

    • Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
    • C & O Canal and the Paw Paw Tunnel Hiking and biking in New Germany, Rocky Gap and Savage River State Parks
    • Antiquing in Cumberland and nearby Pennsylvania
    • Outdoor adventure: horseback riding, canoeing, whitewater rafting
    • Cross country skiing at New Germany; downhill skiing at Wisp
    • Historic walking tours, History House and Thrasher Carriage Museum
  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Judi Perino for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    It's a destination getaway for personal pleasure or events.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Being a historical landmark of Scottish tradition/beautiful grounds and privacy.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Beautiful mountains and changes of the season/historical area and scenic railroad.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    That we made them feel like a prince and princess.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    To find such a jewel in a remote area.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Hiking/cycling/skiing/live theatre/good dining/scenic railroad trips.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We are one mile from rail trail but most everything is within 4-9 miles.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Restaurante Ottiavani

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    mdmountainside.com

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have six rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    No pets;Stonehaven Kennels is a fabulous establishment with shuttle service.

     

  • Beautiful Grounds

     

     

  • Castle Weddings

    Have your Dream Wedding at The Castle. Contact us for more information

    The Castle is available for your special dream wedding. Our three acre grounds provide a beautiful setting for your special day. We accommodate up to 150 people for outdoor weddings and up to 40 inside The Castle.

    Castle Wedding Packages

    Package A:
    Ceremony only
    Use of Castle grounds for a maximum time of 3 hours
    Time includes: Set up, decorating, photography and time needed for dressing
    Directed parking by staff
    Use of grounds for 1 hour rehearsal, one day prior (appt necessary)
    Cost: $950.00

    Package B:
    6 hours that you choose between 11:00am & 8:00pm for:
    Dressing, Photography, Ceremony and Reception.
    Only bridal party, photographer, minister and parents of the bride and groom
    are allowed inside before the ceremony and during course of the wedding.

    Exception: Two bathrooms for guest use open on first floor by the
    porch door. Directed parking by staff.

    Use of cake table and food table along with tablecloths included.
    If wedding is 60 or less and you wish to use the porches for your reception
    tables and chairs are included.
    Cost: $1950.00

    Package C:
    1 Night Accommodations for 10 Guests (five rooms)
    6 hours that you choose between 11:00am & 8:00pm for:
    Dressing, Photography, Ceremony and Reception.

    Only bridal party, photographer, minister and parents of the bride and groom
    are allowed inside before the ceremony and during the course of the wedding.

    Use of cake table and food table along with tablecloths are included.
    Guests renting rooms may check in between 2 and 3 pm.
    Special wedding breakfast for 10
    Check out 11:00 am

    Cost: $2950.00

    Package D:
    2 Nights Accommodations for 10 Guests (five rooms)
    6 hours that you choose between 11:00am & 8:00pm for:
    Dressing, Photography, Ceremony and Reception.

    Only bridal party, photographer, minister and parents of the bride and groom
    are allowed inside before the ceremony and during the course of the wedding.

    Use of cake table and food table along with tablecloths are included.
    Guests renting rooms may check in between 2 and 3 pm.
    Special wedding breakfast for 10
    Check out 11:00 am
    Cost: $3750.00

    All prices please add 6% tax.
    Only overnight guests are allowed on the second floor.
    The inside of The Castle is only available for your guests
    to use restrooms which are located on first floor.

  • History

    The Past

    In 1840, The Castle began its life as a plain, yet substantial, stone house built by the Union Mining Company. Just before the turn of the century, the house was purchased by a young entrepeneur from Scotland, Andrew Ramsay. Ramsay was the owner of the Mt. Savage Enameled Brickworks Company which was enormously successful in producing a special colored, glazed brick that was highly sought after for its smooth, bright, easily cleaned surface. Mr. Ramsay used his new found wealth to convert the stone house into a replica of Craig Castle, which he had seen near his home in Scotland. Large verandahs and terraces of glazed tile were constructed around the house. Ramsay also added an entire third floor and a kitchen-library wing which almost doubled the size of the home. A large carriage house, formal gardens, and a tennis court were added to the two acre grounds. As a finishing touch, Ramsay surrounded the entire property with a sixteen foot stone wall. Mr. Ramsay and his family lived at The Castle until the Great Depression when his fortune was lost and the house was sold off.

    The Present

    The Castle endured many trying times after Ramsay's untimely departure. It was in the hands of private families for a while before it was sold off again and transformed into a dance hall, brothel, casino, and eventually into seven apartments. In 1984, the deteriorating structure was given a second chance to be the grand home of its past. After two years of grueling renovation, The Castle proudly opened its gates as a unique Bed & Breakfast.

  • Directions

    Closer than you think.
    Allegany County is only two hours from Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington, most conveniently reached from I-68, an east/west interstate that connects easily with I-79 and I-81.

    • Take I-68 to the Frostburg/Westernport exit (Exit 34). Take Route 36N toward Frostburg
    • At second traffic light, turn left toward Frostburg
    • At fourth traffic light, turn right onto Route 36N (Water Street).
    • Follow Route 36N four miles to The Castle's entrance
    • The Castle is on the left surrounded by a stone wall