Elegant Bed and Breakfast in Converted 19th-Century Row Homes
A group of early 19th-century connected row homes stands next to a shaded central courtyard in the middle of historic Jonestown’s Heritage Walk and just steps from Baltimore’s Little Italy. This is where you’ll find the 1840s Carrollton Inn; with its red-brick and crisp white-wood façade, it looks like it was ripped from an early American history book. Fittingly, it’s right next door to the Carroll Mansion—former home of Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Inside the 1840s Carrollton Inn, each of the rooms features a marble-and-oak fireplace, a handcrafted Kingsdown mattress, and a glinting chandelier. Windows overlook the courtyard or President Street. The Carroll suite, meanwhile, boasts a separate sitting room, and the Scholar's room has a double whirlpool tub.
In the morning, you can enjoy a complimentary à la carte American breakfast that includes thick-sliced french toast, fruit-infused buttermilk pancakes, and house omelets filled with seasonal veggies from the nearby Gramercy Mansion's Koinonia Farm. Feel free to dine in the first-floor parlor, out in the courtyard, or in the privacy of your room.
Jonestown, Maryland: A Historic, Walkable Charm City Neighborhood
Jonestown—located a few blocks east of Baltimore's popular Inner Harbor—was settled in the 1660s, and it’s still lined with antiquated brick houses, tree-lined streets, and quaint shops. One block south of the inn, you can enjoy authentic European meals in any of Little Italy's nearly 30 restaurants and delis. Several eateries are within walking distance of the 1840s Carrollton Inn, and they serve traditional and modern interpretations of the region’s iconic steamed blue crabs.
The Charm City Circulator is a free shuttle service that ferries adventurers to attractions around Baltimore, and it has a stop just outside the Carrollton Inn's entrance. You can take it to the Historic Ships in Baltimore, including the famous 1854 USS Constellation, which features live daily cannonball firings. The nearby Heritage Walk stops at 20 historically significant spots near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, such as the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and the Friends Meeting House, one of the oldest Quaker meeting houses in existence.