Yellow Turtle Inn

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

    Sweet Serenity Room

  • A wonderful Holiday setting to celebrate with your family

    A wonderful Holiday setting to celebrate with your family

  • Weddings, Receptions, Parties in the Garden Room

    Weddings, Receptions, Parties in the Garden Room

  • Couples Massage in Our Renovated 'Summer Kitchen'

    Couples Massage in Our Renovated 'Summer Kitchen'

  • Delightful Shower in the Garden Room

    Delightful Shower in the Garden Room

  • Gazebo Garden for Your Garden Wedding Ceremony

    Gazebo Garden for Your Garden Wedding Ceremony

  • Queens Sweet Whirlpool Suite to celebrate or just relax

    Queens Sweet Whirlpool Suite to celebrate or just relax

  • Samuals Library for Reading enthusiasts

    Samuals Library for Reading enthusiasts

 
  • Introduction

    Sitting on three acres of rolling country landscape, the Inn is the perfect picture of beauty and serenity. The main parlors come alive with conversational pieces, pastoral views and a romantic ambience.

    Discover our Nature Friendly Seven Circuit Labyrinth as a meditative walk while you experience tranquility and perhaps begin your own walk to Inner Peace

    My guests keep coming back since I opened July 3,1998.  What I hear from my lovely guests is "I feel the love that has been put into every detail of this delightful Inn.


    On the first floor as you enter you will discover two parlors  Ian's Courting Parlor and Joseph's Social Room which are divided by pocket doors. The rooms are all romantically and Victorian eclectically decorated with vintage  furnishings.

    Across the hall you will find Celest's Dining Room and Olivia's Tea Room with the tables set  ready for serving scrumptious brunches.

    In the Dining Room I put out refreshments in the afternoon for you to nibble on. I have Tea set out everywhere. The guest rooms have refrigerators for you to  store food or chill your own bottle of fine wine. We have tried to think of everything so all you have to do is remember your toothbrush. Woops! We have that too if you forget.

     


    If you are wondering where all those names came from.....Well I lead an interesting life and those are all my Angels' names! If you are still curious, you will have to come here and talk to me in person! Much of my property is left natural to allow nature to survive. I never promise perfection as we humans are never perfect. I just do everything with love. Complimentary Brunch is included with all rooms.


     

    Accommodations:

    • Two Whirlpool suites
    • All eight rooms have private baths

    We graciously host:

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

    For those who are used to seeing yards perfect and manicured, you may ask why I have chosen to let Mother Nature recapture a corner of her earth here at the Yellow Turtle Inn. I have watched subdivisions spring up right behind me and seen animals hungry because we humans have stolen what was originally theirs.

    I purposefully let the berries, nuts, bushes and trees grow to create a safe haven for the birds, bees and animals and send oxygen back into the planet. Lawns are not fertilized with chemicals to pollute the streams and our drinking water.

    Because “civilization” sprung up around the Inn, I chose to create a safe haven for those wishing to meditate without watching the neighbors. I know it is a foreign concept for those being used to a Holiday Inn atmosphere.

    Nature! It is the Inn thing now! Without it, you and I will die!

    So I invite you to take delight in a natural surrounds. See how many berries you can find.

    Can you find the hawks and their nests? Have you ever seen a squirrel’s nest?
    And the ground hogs, mother natures irrigators,
    are the clowns and us the fools for getting rid of them.
    They burrow holes so that the huge trees can be watered deep and
    not have the water run off after a huge storm.
    God really did have a plan for each animal.
    We just somehow got screwed up when we humans started to think we were God and landscaped and paved everything out of existence.

    I invite you to give a small part of your yard back to nature.

     
  • 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 BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    I am more often than not THE DESTINATION. People stay here for Romantic Visits, Reunions, Half Way meetings (I am halfway between most sites), business, long term stays from visiting nurses/teachers/relationship changes, Weddings, and showers.

    What are you best known for? 

    Warm caring atmosphere, 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.

    What do you love most about your inn? 

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

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

    The Yellow Turtle Inn

     

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

    I have a basket full of compliments 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.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

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

    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.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    I have links on my site to many things to see and do: www.yellowturtleinn.net

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 8 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We accept pets on a case by case request.

     

  • Brunch Options

    • Complimentary Brunch in the Dining Room at 10:00 AM Or
    • Intimate Catered breakfast in your room at 10:00AM.
    • A bottle of complimentary champagne will be delivered with your breakfast
    • Charge $35
    • For my early risers, we can have breakfast waiting for you in your refrigerator with fresh fruit, cereal, milk, yogurt and danish so that you may eat at your convenience
    • Some of my guests prefer privacy. If you would like to enjoy a quiet table away from others, please let me know
  • Intimate Garden Weddings, Receptions, and Bridal & Baby Showers

     

    Nestled on three beautiful rolling acresThe Yellow Turtle Inn is a lovely manor welcoming your guests to a Tranquil, Unique Setting for an intimate personally styled wedding for 2 to 75.We take time to listen to you.

    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


    As we wander together in our minds, we will plan a ceremony and gathering that will be comfortable for you and your guests.

    Intimate Gazebo Garden

    The Gazebo is beautifully placed in Our Garden.
    This  Setting is perfect to exchange the language of your heart.
    There are a number of locations on the grounds for even more intimate ceremonies.

    Lovely Glass Enclosed Air Conditioned Garden Room

    Our Glass Enclosed  Reception Garden Room is a magical backdrop with sounds of fountains, music and warmly enhanced with twinkle lights.
    I can accommodate from 2 to 75 people.

    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".

    You have the Inn for 6 hours.  Two hours before your ceremony for you to get ready and take pictures. Then 4 hours for your ceremony and reception.
    If you choose to have a rehearsal dinner at the Inn, you will receive additional decorating time the day before your wedding.

    Tour Appointments Welcomed
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday -Noon to 8PM
    410-635-3000

    Please call between 10 AM and 8 PM
    Or 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.

    I specialize in Garden weddings for  2 to 75 people.

     

    Gracing the grounds is a lovely Gazebo Garden for your ceremony and a Glassed in Garden Room for your reception.


    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 her best.

    If you book  within two weeks of our first meeting, I will give you a whirlpool suite complimentary for your first night following your reception.

     
  • We Host Private Parties

    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.

    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.

    We Graciously Host:

    Showers ~ Parties ~ Rehearsal Dinners  

    Garden Room Facility Rental

    For Parties other than weddings

    For showers

    ~$199 for the first three hours~‚Äč
    ~ Each additional hour $65 ~

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

     

  • Extended Stay

    We recognize that some times you might need a roof over your head for work, personal life changes or creative needs.

    We offer a quiet place where you can get a good nights rest and feel peaceful about your choice in location.

    Ideal for:

    • Relocating
    • Consulting work
    • Contract work
    • Intern stay
    • Traveling Nurses/Therapists
    • Personal Retreat
    • Artistic Retreat
    • Marital Separations
  • Directions

    From Baltimore

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

    From Frederick

    • I-70 East to Route 75 North
    • Turn Right onto Route 26
    • You will be going thru Libertytown
    • Almost immediately thru Libertytown turn left onto Route 31
    • Travel on 31 for about 10 minutes
    • Cross the railroad tracks
    • Enter the town of New Windsor
    • Across from K and B Restaurant -Turn Right onto Church Street
    • At the 7-11 Store stop sign, take a left back onto Rt 31
    • Take an immediate right onto Springdale Avenue (GPS may say Main St)
    • We are 5 houses up on the Right -look for the big Yellow house
    • 111 Springdale Avenue
    • It takes me about 25 minutes

    From Washington, DC

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

     
    OR 

    From the 495 Washington Beltway

    • Exit onto 270
    • Exit onto Route 27 North at the Father Hurley Blvd Exit 16A
    • Take a right at  stop sign to get onto Rt 27
    • (Travel 7 miles)
    • Travel past Damascus, Mt Airy, Taylorsville
    • (Approx 20 Miles)
    • (At intersection of Rt 27 and Rt 26 Will be a Shell Station and 7-11 Store)
    • Turn left onto Rt 26
    • Turn right onto Rt 31
    • Travel about 10 minutes
    • Cross the railroad tracks
    • Enter the town of New Windsor
    • Across from K and B Restaurant -Turn Right onto Church Street
    • At the 7-11 Store stop sign, take a left back onto Rt 31
    • Take an immediate right onto Springdale Avenue (GPS may say Main St)
    • We are 5 houses up on the right
    • 111 Springdale Avenue
    • It takes me one hour from New Windsor to Glen Echo Exit

    From Gettysburg

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

    From BWI Airport

    • Follow signs exiting airport
    • Follow 195 and 95 West signs
    • Exit onto  95North at Exit 4A
    • On 95 you will have to get to the far LEFT to exit onto 695 West (Baltimore Beltway)
    • This is a LEFT EXIT and a little hairy to get all the way across the lanes)
    • The signs will say to TOWSON
    • You are now on the 695 Baltimore Beltway  going West
    • Take Exit 19 - 795 NorthWest Expressway
    • Take Exit 9 B to Westminster  Rt. 140
    • (travel time approx 20 mins)
    • Left onto Rt 31 at the blinking arrow (GPS may say New Windsor Rd)
    • Pass 7-11 convenience store
    • Immediate right onto Springdale Avenue (GPS may say Main St)
    •  We are 5 houses up on right
    • 111 Springdale Avenue
    • New Windsor, Md. 21776
    • 410-635-3000
    • It takes me about an hour from BWI


    Limo Services from BWI Airport
    Rohrbaugh  -800 543 9090   or 410 239 8000
    Private Car - Limo Service