Back Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

210 Alexander Lane, Solomons, Maryland 20688
Innkeeper(s): Carol Pennock
 
  • Introduction

    Back Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast - Solomons, Maryland

     

    "Celebrating 23 Years!"

    "Voted Best Dressed Holiday Business 2009"

    Only one hour south of Washington D.C. in Solomons, Maryland.

    For over 125 years, this waterman's home has stood on the tree-lined banks of Back Creek, one of southern Maryland's scenic waterways - first as a private residence and for the last 22 years as a special Bed & Breakfast Retreat.

    Located in the heart of historic southern Maryland, the Inn offers a unique blend of old traditions and modern conveniences.

    "One of the best reasons to come to Solomons is the Back Creek Inn." - Washingtonian

    "A riot of flowers beckons you down a narrow garden path." - Annapolis Magazine

    Allow our breathtaking waterfront view, private baths, botanical gardens, and full country breakfast to restore you. Absorb the sights, smells, savors and sounds of the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay.

  • 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 Carol Pennock for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Resort setting for relaxation on the water. Location, gardens and walking distance to fine restaurants, gift shops and water activities.

    What are you best known for?

    Service, staff and our signature breakfast; Eggs Benny.

    What makes your inn unique?

    Privacy, owner is an Artist (gardens, food presentation and accommodations reflect this artistic flare) and the blend of history and modern appointments in the 1880 home.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    The ability to share my home on the water, among gardens, sunrises and sunsets located in a well-appointed waterside community.

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

    We are not a city. We are a quiet escape, a Sanctuary with sounds of song birds to awake too, but not that far from metro areas.

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

    A bit of heaven and how well kept the whole inn and gardens are kept.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    So much to do and see on the western shore of the Chesapeake. Many local Festivals: Celtic, Seafood, County, River, Art and concerts. WDC, Ist and current state capitol of Maryland, Wakefield Planation and Stafford Hall, Fossil Hunting, Historic tours, Cultural Arts, Archeological digging, State Parks, Bike tours, Religious Heritage Tour, Wine Tours, Amish country, antiquing, charter fishing, sunset and night sailing, kayaking the creeks.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Everything!!! Day Spas, Dining, Antiques, gift shops, river walk / cone island ice cream shop, maritime museum, hour boat rides on historic skipjack boat, picked up at the Inn’s dock for fishing or sailing cruise.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Trails: www.somdtrails.com
    Calvert County: www.ChooseCalvert.com www.calvertchamber.org
    Solomons:www.solomonsbusiness.com

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Main house 4 bedrooms all with private baths and views of water or gardens. 2 Suites with private entrances, king beds, porches, water view or gas fireplace. 1 cottage, screened porch, waterview, gas fireplace, massage tub. All rooms have Wifi, cable Television, independent A/C, full breakfasts with seasonal fresh fruit and greens. Homemade cookies and Inn’s blend of coffee or iced tea.

    Do you accept pets?

    Two on Calvert side: Little Farm Kennel, http://www.littlefarmkennel.com Interlude Resort & Spa, http://www.interludepetresort.com two on St. Mary’s side: Countryside Pet Paradise, http://www.countrysidespetparadise.net, Chesapeake Pet Resort http://www.chessiepets.com

     

  • Breakfast

    Full Gourmet Breakfast

    Served every morning between 8:30-9:30 Monday through Saturday. This includes Back Creek Inn's delectable "Eggs Benny", one-of-a-kind Omelets topped with homemade salsa, fluffy French toast or waffles, and sausage. Sunday brunch from 9:00-9:30 a.m. offers Back Creek Inn's signature crab quiche (as seen on Maryland Public TV), baked French toast, or hardy spinach and ham casserole, along with seasonal fresh fruit.

     

     

    Business Continental Breakfast

    Provided every morning for those on the go. This includes Back Creek Inn special blend coffee, tea, juices, cereal, bagels, English muffins, homemade breakfast bread and fresh fruit; or at 7:00-8:30 A.M., a hot breakfast of bacon and eggs can be prepared for you. Please inform the innkeepers of your desire for a Business Continental Breakfast and it will be waiting for you when you need it.



     

    "Before Breakfast" Breakfast: Awaits guests every morning starting at 8:00. This includes Back Creek Inn special blend coffee, tea, juices and homemade coffeecake and can be found on the sideboard in the lounge area or "Commons."

    *To accommodate any dietary needs you may have (i.e., no dairy, vegetarian, etc.), please inform your innkeepers 24 hours before your arrival.

  • Amenities

    Boat Slips

    The Back Creek Inn offers two deep water (8 foot +) boat slips on our 70-foot pier. You'll find us at Mile Marker 5 in Back Creek.

    Internet

    Complimentary WiFi Internet access available in every room. You can even settle in our Adirondack chairs on the lawn, kick up your feet, sip iced tea, listen to the lap of the gentle waves along the shore, and type away on your laptop or handheld.

    Bicycles

    We also have two bicycles for your convenience.

    Access to Pool

    Ask about access to a pool at a local marina just two blocks away.

    Meeting Space

    We accommodate corporate groups, offering indoor meeting space as well as a waterfront lawn that cultivates creativity and open communication (Maximum 20). A lunch buffet can be provided from the Inn’s kitchen. Your team will thrive and rejuvenate in the Inn’s retreat/resort atmosphere.

    Catering Services

    Garden Teas are offered every third Thursday of the month from 2-4 p.m.  A reservation is required 3 days prior to the event.

    Picnic/box lunches are available. A reservation is required 3 days in advance. Menu otpions may be emailed upon request.

    Please contact Carol for recommendations on florists, charter fishing, kayaks or boat rides with a boxed lunch, and/or companies providing other event-related services.

  • Business Traveler

    We specialize in catering to the needs of our business travelers.  No need to worry, we have you in mind and are your home away from home.

    INTERNET

    For your convenience, we offer complimentary WiFi Internet access available in every room.  You may even take in the garden and Back Creek sights and sounds, as wireless is accessible outside on the deck all the way to the Adirondack chairs on the lawn. No shoes required!

     

    Rates and Policies for the Business Guest

    $102.00 Government rate, single occupancy  (Sunday through Thursday - holidays excluded)

    • VISA & Mastercard accepted
    • Late check-ins accommodated
    • Queen beds with private baths, cable TV, phone
    • 24-hour cancellation policy
    • Smoke-free environment
    • Room upgrades available, in our suites or cottage
    • Shuttle service available to Baltimore/Washington International, Reagan National or Dulles airports by Martin's Shuttle (301.373.4407).

    Continental Breakfast

    Business Continental Breakfast is provided every morning for those on the go.  This includes Back Creek Inn special blend coffee, tea, juices, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, cereal, bagels, English muffins, homemade breakfast bread and fresh fruit; or at 7:00 AM-8:30 AM, a hot breakfast of bacon and eggs can be prepared for you.  Please inform the innkeepers of your desire for a Business Continental Breakfast and it will be waiting for you when you need it.

    Corporate Events

    We accommodate corporate groups, offering indoor meeting space as well as a waterfront lawn that cultivates creativity and open communication. A lunch buffet can be provided from the Inn’s kitchen. Your team will thrive and rejuvenate in the Inn’s retreat/resort atmosphere. The Back Creek Inn offers up to 7 rooms for lodging and can accommodate up to 20 day visitors for corporate events. An evening stroll to one of the island restaurants will top off your successful and productive day.

    Please contact Carol for recommendations on florists, charter fishing, kayaks or boat rides with a boxed lunch, and/or companies providing other event-related services.

  • What Our Guests Say

    "This is the eighth BnB we have tried out  and by far the BEST! In fact, it’s PERFECT!”  Priscilla & John - Kensington, MD

    "You should rename this place from Back Creek Inn to a 'little bit of Heaven'!”
    Grace & Charles - Philadelphia, PA

    "My home away from home.” Les - Mt. Laurel, NJ

    "I sat out on the cottage’s porch ‘til 3am listening to the halyards in the wind.” Richard - Virginia

    "We love the cookies :)  :).  Gorgeous place!” Suz & David - Annapolis, MD

    "Our first BnB experience--we'll never stay in a hotel again!  Beautiful setting, friendly hosts and great food. Thanks so much!!" Linda & Mike - Clifton, VA

    "Our first trip here--wonderful people, food, atmosphere.  We will be back.  Lin’s cooking is fantastic!" Chris & Julie - Durien, CT

    "Completely unpretentious!” Daria - Catonsville, MD

  • About Solomons

    Solomons Island is rich in history, dating from prehistoric fossils; to Colonial settlements; to watermen commerce; to the establishment of the Patuxent Naval Air Warfare Center during World War II.

    Solomons and nearby areas provide many activities and sights in which to indulge. Explore the links below to enhance your Solomons adventure.

    Calvert County

    • Things to Do in Solomons
    • Things to Do in Calvert County
    • Calvert Marine Museum
    • Ann Marie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center
    • (in association with the Smithsonian Institution)
    • University of Maryland/Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
    • Patuxent Wine Trail
    • Solomons Current Weather Forecast

    For kayak rentals delivered to the Inn check out Patuxent Adventure Center. Kayak and bike rentals, local delivery $30.

    St. Mary's County

    • St. Mary's County Office of Tourism
    • Historic St. Mary's City
    • Sotterley Plantation

    Within Driving Distance

    • Sotterley Plantation
    • St. Mary's City
    • Calvert Cliffs State Park
    • Jefferson Patterson State Park
    • Point Lookout: Smith Island Cruises
    • Robert E. Lee's Birthplace, Stratford Hall
    • George Washington's Birthplace, Wakefield VA.
    • Annapolis, MD
    • Washington, D.C.
       
  • Directions

    Making your way to the Back Creek Inn is easy - whether by land, sea, or air!

    Using your GPS? Find us at: 210 Alexander Lane  Solomons, Maryland

    From Washington DC - Metro Area

    • From 495, take Exit 11a (Pennsylvania Avenue/Route 4 south)
    • Stay on Route 4 south for approximately 50 miles (it will merge with Route 2)
    • Exit right onto Solomons Island Road/Calvert Marine Museum exit, just before Governor Johnson Bridge
    • Turn left at the stop sign
    • Make a right/merge onto Old Solomons Island Road, continue four blocks to Alexander Lane. Turn left and go straight back two blocks into our driveway

    From Baltimore

    • Take Interstate 695 to Interstate 97 South to Route 301 South
    • Exit at Route 4 South, stay on Route 4 south for approximately 50 miles (it will merge with Route 2)
    • Exit right onto Solomons Island Road/Calvert Marine Museum exit, just before Governor Johnson Bridge
    • Turn left at the stop sign
    • Make a right/merge onto Old Solomons Island Road, continue four blocks to Alexander Lane. Turn left and go straight back two blocks into our driveway

    From Virginia

    • Take Exit 104 to Route 207 East/US 301 toward Baltimore
    • Continue straight on US 301 North
    • Turn Right onto Route 234 to Leonardtown Route 234 merges with Route 5 (Point Lookout Rd)
    • Continue straight.  Just passed town of Leonardtown
    • Take a left onto Route 4/St. Andrews Church Rd
    • Cross light at Route 235/Three Notch Rd
    • Once across the Governor Johnson Bridge, bear right, turn right at the stop sign and continue four blocks to Alexander Lane. Turn left and go straight back two blocks into our driveway

    If You’re Sailing From the Chesapeake Bay

    We are approximately a 2-hour sail from ports on the Eastern Shore and about a 4-hour sail from ports in and around Annapolis.  You'll find us at Mile Marker 5 in Back Creek. Enjoy your sail!