Yellow Turtle Inn

111 S Springdale Avenue, New Windsor, Maryland 21776
Innkeeper(s): Joan
  • Introduction

    Yellow Turtle Inn, introduction

    Sitting on three acres of rolling country landscape in New Windsor, Maryland. Yellow Turtle Inn is the perfect picture of beauty and serenity The main parlors come alive with conversational pieces, pastoral views and a romantic ambiance.

    My guests keep coming back since I opened 1998. What I hear from my lovely guests is "I feel the love that has been put into every detail of this delightful Inn."

  • 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 Joan for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    My lovely guests arrive here for so many reasons. Some to just get away and others to meet friends or celebrate a special occasion like an anniversary or honeymoon. Others come to the Inn for contract work or relocation. They all belong here and are all welcomed.

    What are you best known for?

    Warm caring atmosphere,writers escapes, women's retreats, Angels, romantic weekends, historical building 1840.

    What makes your inn unique?

    The Yellow Turtle Inn is capable of handling so many different requests for the use of its space such as showers and rehearsal dinners.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    The Turtle has a charm all of it's own, just like it's owner.

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

    The Yellow Turtle Inn is the #1 reason! It is unique, creative and welcoming.  I am the destination in a quaint historic town.

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

    I have a baskets full of notes that guests have left for me. I keep the guests' letters in drawers in the rooms because I have so many of them. They feel like they have been watched over by the Angels.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    I have to admit that the Yellow Turtle Inn IS the best kept secret.

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

    This would depend on the season. I have links on my site. Gettysburg, Baltimore Inner Harbor, McDanial College, Frederick and Carroll County wineries.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The quaint town of New Windsor with its bell towers architecture are charming.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    I provide a whole list of restaurants in every room for the guests to select from. I love Italian food but I always ask the guest what kind of food they like before I recommend. I also serve a very intimate dinner for two that you can reserve in advance.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    I have links on my website to many things to see and do.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 8 rooms and 6 are available to the guests.

    Do you accept pets?

    We accept pets on a case by case request.


  • About Our Inn

    Yellow Turtle Inn, front porch

    We welcome you to a tree filled sanctuary to just relax and enjoy the serenity and romance of a life long ago.

    The Yellow Turtle Inn was built in 1840 as a log cabin and is now a 4 story mansion.

  • Brunch Options

    Yellow Turtle Inn, brunch Join us for a complimentary Brunch in the Dining Room, Tea Room or front porch at 10:00 AM. Or request an Intimate Catered breakfast in your room with champagne.

    Some of my guests prefer privacy. If you would like to enjoy a quiet table away from others, please let me know. 

    Breakfast for Early Risers

    We can have breakfast waiting for you in the Dining Room refrigerator with fresh fruit, cereal, milk, yogurt and danish so that you may eat at your convenience.


    Visit our website for more options to make your stay even more memorable.

  • About Our Accommodations

    Yellow Turtle Inn, accommodations Before I entered into this world, I was in theatrical costuming. So when I began decorating I had a play running in my mind and I decorated each room as a set and you the actors.

    The guest rooms all have their own private bathroom. A refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot are in each room. The coffee pot in the dining room is ready as well!

  • Intimate Garden Weddings, Receptions, Bridal & Baby Showers

    Yellow Turtle Inn, weddings

    Yellow Turtle Inn, wedding

    Yellow Turtle Inn, reception Yellow Turtle Inn, Intimate Wedding

    Yellow Turtle Inn, Wedding Reception

    Yellow Turtle Inn, private shower Nestled on three beautiful rolling acres, the Yellow Turtle Inn is a lovely manor welcoming your guests. They will enjoy a tranquil, unique setting for an intimate personally designed wedding for 2 to 75.

    For more information please visit our websiteand our Facebook page.

    We offer a Total Wedding Experience

    • Wedding Showers
    • Rehearsal Dinners
    • Bridal Dressing Area
    • Couples Massage
    • Guest Overnight Accommodations in creatively decorated rooms with private baths or whirlpools
    • Brunch for your overnight guests
    • Brunch available for friends of guests the following morning


    Intimate Gazebo Garden

    The Gazebo is beautifully placed in Our Garden. This setting is perfect to exchange the language of your heart.

    Lovely Glass Enclosed Air Conditioned Garden Room

    Our Glass Enclosed Reception Garden Room is a magical backdrop with  music and warmly enhanced with twinkle lights.


    Over Night Accommodation

    Whirlpool Suites available to celebrate your first wedded night. As a thank you gift, if you book within two weeks of our first meeting a whirlpool suite will be given to you complimentary for your "First Night".

    Tour Appointments Welcomed

    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday -Noon to 8PM
    • Please call between 10 AM and 8 PM
    • Better yet email me at anytime

    Please tell me how many people you are planning to invite and the date you hope to celebrate your wedding.

    Walk with me as we plan your simple but elegant intimate wedding at the Yellow Turtle Inn. A beautiful mansion with a wrap around porch greets your guests as they arrive for your wedding. I can accommodate your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner as well as your first night following the wedding. It is elegant simplicity at it's best.

  • Extended Stay

    Yellow Turtle Inn, patio

    We offer extended stay rates for those needing a longer stay.

    Visit our website for more detailed information or call us - 410 635 3000

    Ideal For

    • Relocating
    • Consulting work
    • Contract work
    • Intern stay
    • Traveling nurses/therapists
    • Personal retreat
    • Artistic retreat
  • We Host Private Parties

    Yellow Turtle Inn, private party

    Yellow Turtle Inn, baby shower

    The Glassed in Garden Room and Patio welcome your guests to a unique space that makes your guests feel truly welcomed. Guests relax and enjoy the surroundings so much that they wish they could stay forever! This Garden Room is so versatile, just ask and we can create your inspirations.

    Inside the Manor you may hostess an elegant party as well. Always decorated to celebrate the seasons.

    Tell me what you want to do and we can work together to make it happen. You may hire a caterer or provide your own food. Your guests are invited to come into the stately Victorian Manor or just sit on our wraparound sitting porch. Many love to stroll arm in arm about the 3 acres filled with large trees and natural gardens.  For more photos, please visit our Facebook page. 

    We Graciously Host

    • Showers
    • Parties
    • Rehearsal Dinners
    • Ceremonies and Receptions
    • Honeymoons
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Old Fashioned Christmas (Rent the whole Inn for Christmas or Thanksgiving)
    • Personal Retreats
    • Group Retreats
    • Reunions
    • Graduation Parties
    • Baby & Wedding Showers

    Garden Room Facility Rental

    • For Parties other than weddings

    For Showers

    All events are allowed at least 2 hours before your party to set up and 1 hour following your fun to clean up

    • $199 for the first three hours
    • $40 for each additional hour
  • Directions

    Close enough to be near

    Far enough to be away

    We are about 45 minutes from everything

    From Baltimore

    1. 695 North
    2. Exit onto 795 (Northwest Expressway)
    3. Exit onto Rt 140 Westminster
    4. Turn left onto Rt. 31 at blinking arrow light (GPS may say New Windsor Rd)
    5. Travel 7 miles
    6. Immediately past the 7-11 convenience store turn a sharp right onto Springdale Ave (GPS may say MAIN St)
    7. We are 5 houses up on the right side
    8. 111 Springdale Avenue
    9. It takes me about 45 minutes depending on traffic

    From Washington, DC

    1. Follow Route 97 North (Georgia Avenue) for about an hour
    2. Turn left onto Route 26
    3. Turn right onto Rt 31
    4. Cross the railroad tracks
    5. Enter the town of New Windsor
    6. Across from K and B Restaurant -Turn Right onto Church Street
    7. At the 7-11 Store stop sign, take a left back onto Rt 31
    8. Take an immediate right onto Springdale Avenue (GPS may say Main St)
    9. We are 5 houses up on the right
    10. 111 Springdale Avenue

    From Gettysburg

    1. Route 97 South
    2. Left onto Route 140 West (Towards Taneytown)
    3. Get in left lane immediately
    4. Left onto Route 31 at blinking arrow light (GPS may say New Windsor Rd)
    5. Travel 7 miles
    6. Immediately past the 7-11 convenience store
    7. Turn a SHARP right onto Springdale Avenue (GPS may say Main St)
    8. We are 5 houses up on the right
    9. 111 Springdale Avenue
    10. It takes me about 40 minutes from New Windsor to Gettysburg

    From BWI Airport

    1. Follow signs exiting airport
    2. Follow 195 and 95 West signs
    3. Exit onto 95 North at Exit 4A
    4. On 95 you will have to get to the far left to exit onto 695 West (Baltimore Beltway)
    5. This is a left exit and a little hairy to get all the way across the lanes)
    6. The signs will say to Towson
    7. You are now on the 695 Baltimore Beltway going West
    8. Take Exit 19 - 795 North West Expressway
    9. Take Exit 9 B to Westminster Rt. 140 (travel time approx 20 mins)
    10. Left onto Rt 31 at the blinking arrow (GPS may say New Windsor Rd)
    11. Pass 7-11 convenience store
    12. Immediate right onto Springdale Avenue (GPS may say Main St)
    13. We are 5 houses up on right
    14. 111 Springdale Avenue New Windsor, MD 21776 (410-635-3000)
    15. It takes me about an hour from BWI
    16. Limo Services from BWI Airport
    17. Rohrbaugh-800 543 9090 or 410 239 8000
    18. Private Car - Limo Service