Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast

637 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Innkeeper(s): Linda Smith
  • Introduction

    Rachael's Dowry, dining area

    About the Inn 

    Located in the impeccably restored home of a brick baron, Rachael’s Dowry is as elegant today as it was when it hosted George & Martha Washington in 1798. With beautiful gardens, a comfortable library and parlor, and a quiet location right in downtown Baltimore, you’ll want to call Rachael’s Dowry home.

    Privately owned and renovated, Rachael’s Dowry BnB opened in April 2010, following a complete restoration of the historic home.  The six guest rooms are uniquely furnished with authentic antiques to reflect the original architectural style of a home built in the 18th Century.  Many of Baltimore’s attractions including the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium, University of Maryland Medical Center/professional schools, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Ravens M&T stadium are within a short walk.

    Let us help you plan your stay in Charm City. Extended-stays and business accommodations available. Call us for information at (410) 752-0805.

  • 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 Jacob Canal for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Location (business travelers convention center, leisure travelers visit the harbor, Oriole games at the stadium)

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Attention to detail (restoration), our first class service, quiet despite being in the city, using this historical property

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

    Inner harbor or sports venue

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

    A guest simply saying how good we've made them feel

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Baltimore Grand Prix

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

    Inner harbor and art museums (vision, walters, art), water taxi and Fort Mchenry, baseball games, the national aquarium

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    NFL Football Stadium, MLB Baseball Stadium, University Maryland, Hippodrome

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Corner bistro wine bar, Pickles Pub, Charleston, Woodberry Kitchen

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?


    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 6 Rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    No pets, but we do have our B&B cat, Bootsy.


  • Bed and Breakfast Amenities

    Rachael's Dowry, grand staircase and entrance

    On site Services and Amenities

    • Large parlor/sitting room.
    • Library with seating and work-space.
    • Front and rear gardens with outside tables and seating.
    • Wireless internet included in room rate.
    • Fresh home cooked breakfast using local and organic produce, individually served in an elegant dining room.
    • Ice machine and refrigerator.
    • Tea kettle and Keurig machine.
    • Off-street parking available ($20 fee applies)

    All Guest in Rooms Offer These Amenities

    • All rooms air conditioned with individually controlled auxiliary heat, fireplaces and ceiling fans.
    • Private baths in each room: either large walk-in marble showers, suites with full baths / soaking tubs.
    • DirecTV and clock radios
    • Work space in each guest room and library.
    • White noise machine.
    • Hair dryer.
  • Breakfast

    Rachel' Dowry, breakfast

    Greet your morning with a two-course gourmet breakfast cooked from scratch with local and seasonal ingredients. Our "foodie" cook was raised in Lancaster's Amish country, so fresh ingredients and healthy portions are standard, but her recipes are not.

    A freshly baked starter (muffin, scone, doughnut, bread or biscuit) accompanies a seasonal fruit dish with yogurt or another homemade topping, our own granola, or maybe a surprise. Favorite main dishes include Eggs Rachael (an exceptional benedict variation), maple-cream stuffed french toast with seasonal fruit compotes or gooey homemade caramel pecan sauce, pancake stacks with variations like carrot cake, pumpkin spice or lemon ricotta. And of course enough sides to ensure you won't leave hungry.

    We serve excellent locally-roasted Orinoco coffee and a great selection of Harney & Sons fine teas. In the afternoons you can treat yourself to homemade cookies or other delectables, and there's always a tipple of very tasty Brandy in the Library for your evening nightcap.

    Breakfast is served from 8-9am in the dining room, and to-go bags are available for those with early meetings. We're happy to accommodate most dietary restrictions (please tell us ahead of time), and specialize in gluten free meals and baked goods that will delight!

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