The Inn at Norwood Bed & Breakfast
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The Inn at Norwood Bed and Breakfast is centrally located in the heart of Historic Sykesville, Maryland. Built in 1906 by the architect J.H. Fowble, the Inn at Norwood is a Colonial Revival home retaining much of its original charm and offers an atmosphere of warmth, tranquility, and elegance. Mr. Fowble built many of the buildings in the town of Sykesville, but he built the Inn as his family's residence. Relax on the front porch overlooking the town, or just snuggle up in the parlor next to our corn burning stove with a good book. The large guest rooms all contain private baths, cable television, DVD & CD players, air conditioning, and Free wireless internet. All our rooms have large Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, and the highest quality linens.
We are a Great Value compared to a Hotel:
- Free breakfast
- Free calls
- Free wireless internet
- Free coffee, Tea, Soda, Water and snacks
- Don't forget the homemade cookies!
The Town of Sykesville, located in Carroll County, is on the National Register of Historic places. The quaint town was named for James Sykes, who purchased the land from George Patterson. The town has a completely restored Railroad Station which was originally built in 1884 and is now a restaurant. Sykesville has much to offer: great restaurants, a museum, festivals throughout the year, hiking and many bike trails, fishing, antique shops and much more.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Kelly & Steve Crum for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?Most travelers stay for a romantic getaway or a special occasion (wedding, anniversary, bday, engagement). What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Romance and our stuffed chocolate chip cookies set us apart. I like our guest rooms because they have jetted tubs, fireplaces, and are very romantic.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Quite, peaceful country living is the #1 reason to visit.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
Our Inn has saved a lot of marriages but the best compliment is seeing couples renew their love for each other.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Good crab cakes at E.W. Becks,
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Travelers could rest or see Baltimore or Washington. We are a hub for many attractions.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Yes, historic Main street is 1 block away with shopping and restuarants and many other attractions.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Crab cakes at E.W. Becks.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
Maryland and Carroll County and Sykesville all have websites.
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 6 bed and breakfast guest rooms and 1 long term stay apartment.
Do you accept pets?
Yes, in our Secret Garden Room.
Our Game Room
Come play or just marvel at the collection of antique coin operated games and toys, some dating back to the early 1900's. You can spend hours reminiscing about your childhood memories. We have over 10 working coin operated games that have been collected from all over the United States. We have spent many years acquiring our collection. Challenge your partner to a game of bowling, ask the Kissing Kupids your fate, or let the Love Tester rate your mate. Come and enjoy them all.
Breakfast at The Inn at Norwood is truly a wonderful experience. Breakfast includes a 3 course meal. The first course consists of homemade breads, muffins or cakes. The second course is fresh fruit. This may be hot or cold depending on the season. The third course could contain Baked French Toast or Egg Soufle with crispy bacon, pancakes (orange or apple), and many other scrumptious dishes.
We have a refrigerator in our dining room for your use, a refreshment bar where hot water can be used for teas, cocoa and instant coffee, and snacks available around the clock.
We will do our best to accommodate any special dietary needs. Please let us know in advance if you need anything.
Beyond the comfort and spaciousness of the living areas, guests of the Inn at Norwood, a Maryland bed and breakfast, may choose from seven spacious guest rooms with distinct personalities. Beautiful, comfortable rooms - each room has been individually decorated. Our Bed & Breakfast is a welcome alternative to hotel lodging anywhere.
The seven guest room accommodations have:
- Private baths
- Ceiling fans
- Cable TV
- DVD players
- Clock radio
- CD player
- Free high speed wireless internet
- Luxurious high count bed linens
- Steam iron and ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Soaps and shampoos
- Air conditioning
- Oversized Whirlpool tubs (with rubber ducks)
The guests also have access to:
- A microwave oven
- Coffee maker
- Ice maker
- Selection of teas, hot chocolate, sodas, water and snacks
Plus, don't forget to try one of our famous homemade stuffed chocolate chips cookies!
About The Innkeepers
Stevon and Kelly Crum & Kelly's mom Eva opened the Bed & Breakfast on June 2, 2001. The idea of the Bed & Breakfast came about because Kelly and Stevon in their first year of dating traveled to different Bed & Breakfast's each month for a romantic getaway. Kelly and Stevon fell in love with the concept of Bed & Breakfast's. The people they met and the food they enjoyed was fabulous. They took all the things they loved from each Bed & Breakfast and incorporated it into the Inn at Norwood. Stevon always wanted to re-furbish an old home. This was the perfect house. Everything needed to be redone. During your stay at the Inn, you can see the before and after pictures. It is unbelievable what it once looked like. Kelly and Stevon each have other jobs as well as running the Inn. Kelly is a Travel Agent (and would love to help you plan your next escape!), and Stevon owns a local Carpet Cleaning business.
Macey is the Inn's Mascot. She is a Labradoodle - half Lab half Poodle. Kelly and Stevon did a lot of research before picking the perfect B&B dog. The Labradoodle is a breed originated in Australia. She has Poodle hair (No Allergies) and a Lab personality. She is the perfect dog for the Inn, friendly and loving to everyone. Don't be surprised if Macey greets you upon arrival.
- Ellicott City - 15 Miles
- New Market - Antiquing - 20 Miles
- Baltimore Inner Harbor - 25 Miles
- Frederick - 30 Miles
- Wineries (Frederick Wine Trail is great!)
- Catoctin Mountain - 30 Miles
- Washington DC - 40 Miles
- Historic Gettysburg, PA - 40 Miles
- Harpers Ferry, WV - 50 Miles
- Hagerstown Outlets - 55 Miles
- Golf Courses (we can reserve times)
- Day Spa (we can make your appointment) - Within walking distance
How to Find Us
From Interstate 695 & I-70:
- Take the Baltimore beltway 695 to I-70 West Frederick (exit #16)
- Take I-70 to exit #80 MD-32 North Sykesville
- Turn right coming off the exit
- Go approx. 3.5 miles then turn left at Sykesville - Main Street
- Go 1/2 mile and make the 3rd left which is Church Street
- The house is straight ahead of you
- Turn right onto Norwood Avenue and a quick left to the parking lot in the rear