Commodore Joshua Barney House
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The historic Commodore Joshua Barney House, a gated estate, in the old mill town of SAVAGE, Maryland sits on 6+ exquisitely landscaped acres backing to the Little Patuxent River.
Conveniently located between Washington, DC and Baltimore, Historic Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay are about 22 miles to the southeast. BWI airport, Ellicott City, Columnbia, Laurel and Ft. Meade are only a short 5 - 15 minute ride.
(University of Maryland), Beltsville , Greenbelt and Silver Spring can be reached in twenty minutes or less.
Both the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) and the Washington Beltway (I-495) are within 15 minutes of the Joshua Barney House. History surrounds us!
The Inn is beautiful, peaceful and very private yet, nearby, you'll find hundreds of RESTAURANTS (trendy, ethnic, traditional, elegant or simple fare) and, of course, famous Maryland crab cakes!
The historic part of the home is for the enjoyment, comfort and exclusive use of our guests. If it is your pleasure, privacy and anonymity are easy here. Relax by the fire in deep leather wing chairs, play a game of chess, watch a movie, choose a book from the hundreds in the library or enjoy the fresh air on the covered porch. The historic house features a very large living room (off the foyer) which will be open later this year. This room has the original wood floors, 6 huge windows and a fireplace. The owner is in residence in a private wing of the new addition.
The Commodore Joshua Barney House is a perfect spot for corporate retreats or business meetings.
Many of the amenities, furnishings and decorative accessories are available for purchase.
"Recipient of AAA Triple Diamond Award"
Recipient of The INNside Scoop's "Sunflower Award," the highest rating given to inns
reviewed or recomomended by The INNside Scoop and considered to be an "inn extraordinaire."
Gardens & Grounds
Abundant gardens dot the landscape and provide seasonal color. Hundreds of snowdrops, crocus, daffodils and tulips announce the rebirth of Spring with dozens of azaleas bursting into bold color as April turns into May. Wisteria, antique English boxwood, and majestic old trees gently contrast with the texture and soft green of pine trees in the distance. Hundreds of perennials come to life early and continue the riot of color from May well into Autumn. Tall Rubdeckia and butterfly bushes, roses and Oriental lilies, iris and day lilies, lavender and Russian sage name just a few.
Specimen trees include pin oaks, beech, holly, red maple, weeping willow, magnolia and crepe myrtle. In late Fall, burning bushes turn a deep, vibrant red, pyracantha berries are a rich burnt orange. Asters and Chrysanthemums expand the autumn color palette. Trumpet vines herald the coming winter as the last blossoms fade. Colorful leaves fall from the trees to expose strong, sinewy branches. For just a few short months, bare branch trees sleep and, along with beautiful evergreens, create a peaceful beauty...a time to renew.
Koi play under the waterfall in the linear pond where rock outcroppings and many varieties of fern enhance the woodland setting. On the south lawn, the gazebo and deck overlook the peaceful water garden featuring lotus and water lilies. There are wonderful open areas for lawn games and cool wooded settings with hammocks for napping. Walk along the Little Patuxent River, just below the property, or simply enjoy resting in old-fashioned rocking chairs on the front terrace.
A Gift Certificate to The Joshua Barney House is The Perfect Gift For Any Occasion.
Attractions: (5 - 30 minutes)
- Historic Savage Mill - Restaurants, Shops (25+), Antiques and more -- approximately 1 mile
- Arundel Mills shopping mecca
- Baltimore -- Convention Center, Baltimore Inner Harbor, Camden Yard
- Fort McHenry
- Walters Art Gallery
- National Aquarium
- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy, Historic sites, State Capitol
- Chesapeake Bay & Bay Bridge
- Antique Malls
- Washington, DC -- Nation's Capitol,
- National Monuments, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Museums, National Zoo
The historic Commodore Joshua Barney House is conveniently located between Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland. History is all around us! Day tripping is so easy train/metro stations to these two cities within minutes of the Inn. Drive to Historic Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay - about 22 miles to the southeast. BWI airport, Elliott City, Columbia, Laurel, and Ft. Meade are only a short 5 - 15 minute drive. College Park, Beltsville , Greenbelt and Silver Spring can be reached in twenty minutes or less. Both the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) and the Washington Beltway (I-495) are within 15 minutes of the Joshua Barney House.
Nearby, you'll find hundreds of restaurants (trendy, ethnic, traditional, elegant or simple fare) and, of course, famous Maryland crab cakes!
The surrounding the area is a Mecca of Antique Shops (Savage Mill, Ellicott City, Laurel, Frederick, and more) , Museums (Spy Museum, Smithsonian Institution Museums, Air & Space Museum, Star Spangled Banner Museum, B & O Railroad Museum), Symphonies (Meyerhoff, National Symphony, Lyric Opera House), Art Galleries (National Gallery of Art, Walters Art Gallery, Corcoran, the Phillips Collection), Monuments (Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson Memorials, Holocaust, WWII, Ft McHenry),
Univerisites (Maryland University, Johns Hopkins, Naval Academy, Georgetown University, Theatres (Kennedy Center, First Mariner Arena, Ford's Theater, Hippodrome Performing Arts Center), Sporting Venues (Camden Yard, Fed Ex field, MCI Center,
Laurel/Preakness/Pimlico Race Tracks), Libraries (Enoch Pratt, Library of Congress, Folger-Shakespeare Library), Historic Homes (Mt. Vernon, William Paca House, Dumbarton House, Woodlawn Plantation), Festivals, Zoos and Aquariums, Historic Villages and Waterfront Towns. There is no scarcity of shopping - (Savage Mill, Arundel Mills, Baltimore's Inner Harbor); big malls and little shops abound.