Quiet Getaway in Secluded Baltimore County Community
At the foot of a cobbled path, neatly groomed evergreens nuzzle a gabled roof set against a backdrop of quiet Maryland countryside. In the lobby of Hunt Valley Inn, a Wyndham Affiliate, a rustic sensibility blends with modern touches: wooden beams line a ceiling accented by lanterns, and a fireplace roars near stylish couches.
In guest rooms, light spills from floor-to-ceiling windows, illuminating pillow-top mattresses dressed in plush linens and pillows. Cardio equipment and free weights line the onsite fitness room, which is accessible by flashing a guest-room key card or shouting last week’s winning lottery numbers. The Cinnamon Tree restaurant helps fuel early-morning workouts or sightseeing excursions with hot, fresh fare. After a long day out, guests can relax in the indoor-outdoor pool.
Highlights of Hunt Valley, Maryland
Off the beaten path: Hunt Valley does not appear on most maps; the unincorporated town provides a quiet escape from nearby Baltimore
Oregon Ridge Nature Centerhosts events including maple-syrup weekends, honey-harvest festivals, music in the woods, and full-moon hikes.
Year-round fun: The Maryland State Fairgrounds stage events such as motorcycle races, robotics conventions, and car shows in addition to the annual state celebration.
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor—crisscrossed by convenient water taxis—bustles with cultural and historical attractions. The city’s trademark crab cakes are served at many restaurants along the water.