We have stayed at the Lake Pointe Inn in McHenry, Maryland eighteen times since out first stay in January of 2012. Our last visit was the second weekend of April 2017. In October of 2016, the Inn changes hands from Linda and George (long time owners) to Lenina and Scott. We were optimistic that Linda and George would make an excellent choice. Our first impressions of the new proprietors were delightful and as we got to know Lenina and Scott better we are positive they love the Inn just as much as we do. On one of our trips we went to the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market in Oakland, the Simon Pearce Glass factory store and stopped by the Four Storm Gallery for a glass blowing demonstration. We chilled at the Inn and had many amusing conversations with the other guests. We also enjoyed just sitting by the fire pit at night roasting homemade marshmallows. In the winter season, Wisp Resort is open and we go for the snow tubing. We planned an offsite massage but we think we will have one in the Inn at some point. One visit, the weather was icy and our thoughtful hosts, Lenina and Scott, made lunch for the house so we all could wait until it warmed up. The breakfasts are top notch and very big. There are always cookies and other tidbits out for the guest to nosh on. The beer, wine, sodas and all sorts of coffees flow all day long and the afternoon “snacks” are more like a light dinner and we often pass on going out to dinner. Lake Pointe Inn is in good hands. Lenina and Scott are an enthusiastic couple. They comprehend the guest’s fondness for this very extraordinary place.
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Bruce House Inn in December, 2013. Pam, our hostess had a nice warm fire in the common room. Our room was lovely…..the fireplace was warm, bed was comfortable and the bathroom/shower was very nice. Sunday morning breakfast was exceptional. We had a lovely time at the Bruce House Inn.
What can I say, other than that the Bruce House is fantastic. Pam, our host, was outgoing and friendly. Our room was charming, tastefully decorated, and had the most luxurious bathroom I've ever encountered at a B&B, as well as having the most comfortable mattress of any B&B. The most welcome surprise was Pam's ability to accommodate vegetarians. The bacon wasn't just absent from the plate, but was replaced with veggie sausage. This says everything about a hostess. A true find.
We were very surprised by the spacious room and exceptional retreat within a historic small town. The host did a great job helping us figure out what to see and do. Her breakfast was exquisite - unique and tasty. We have recommended this B&B to others passing through Cumberland.
Arrived on a rainy, cold evening to a welcoming hostess and fire in the fireplace. We had just traveled through some terrible sleety weather and were glad to enter the front door to such a warm welcome. Pam was so kind and helpful in every way. Our room was cozy and comfortable. Pam had thought of all the little extras that made our stay enjoyable. Breakfast was delicious and so elegantly done. We recommend this B&B and hope to return and explore Cumberland and all it has to offer a tourist.
We were warmly greeted by Pam. After showing us to our room she offered us a glass of wine and gave recommendations for dinner. Breakfast was very good with seconds offered. The rooms were beautifully decorated and very clean.
The Bruce House provided us with a charming room, excellent service and delicous, elegantly served breakfasts. Our goal on this trip was to ride bicycles on the Great Allegheny Passage, and C&O towpath, and the location of the Bruce was perfect. The Innkeeper was pleasant and attentive to our every need. Overall, a great geataway.
My girlfriend came to Cumberland to visit a friend and were delightfully surprised at the quality and hospitality of the Bruce House Inn. It was the perfect weekend getaway! Pam does a wonderful job!
I have stayed here a number of times and every time it's been wonderful. Beautiful historic home, lovely furnishings, comfortable beds, absolutely delicious breakfasts! Pam is an excellent hostess and very knowledgeable about the area. Anything you think you might need or want, she has thought of!
we stopped at the bruce house inn on our way to the dc area. the inn was such an unexpected delight along a route we travel quite often. our hostess met us at the door, gave us a tour of the house, checked us into our rooms, and invited us to make ourselves at home. after a lovely dinner out, we returned to sit by the fire and enjoyed a glass of port that had been left for us by the innkeeper. the rooms are beautifully decorated and welcoming. our breakfast the next morning was delightfully delicious! prepared with many local ingredients, we were treated to a first class meal! i would recommend staying at the bruce house inn to all who travel through western maryland! we are looking forward to our next stay in the new year!
The Bruce House is elegant and my room was large and well appointed with period furnishings tastefully put together. The innkeeper was gracious and helpful and breakfast was superb. I would highly recommend it. The only drawback was the church bells somewhere in the neighborhood that chimed every hour all night.
The inn was lovely and provided a pleasant place for our group of friends to visit together. Sleeping accommodations were luxurious, and the breakfast was delicious. But the best feature was the friendliness and helpfulness of the Innkeeper, who also made arrangements for our rail and bike trip.