We would like to congratulate Dennis Guignet and his lovely new wife Maria on their wedding at Elk Forge this past weekend. It was a pleasure having the two of you and your families here for this wonderful occasion. It really was a beautiful event! Dennis and Maria had their wedding ceremony in our conservatory. Followed by a cozy reception with about 20 of their close friends and family.
Maria was from South America and even though she knew English very well, not all of her family did, so our staff had the wonderful opportunity to brush up on our Spanish as well (what little we know!). Harry, the Innkeeper/Officient even did part of the ceremony in Spanish (in hopes to impress Maria’s family, not sure if he succeeded or not, lol).
The food was all wonderful, with pork medallions, chicken marsala, and tasty sides. Usually we don’t do wedding cakes, but Dennis and Maria wanted a cheesecake for their wedding cake, so we were able to make them a homemade strawberry cheesecake for their wedding cake (YUM!). The wedding party booked most of the rooms at the B&B as well, so after the reception they were all able to relax in our lounges before retiring to their rooms.
Good luck to Mr. and Mrs. Guignet! It was a pleasure having you and your family here and we hope to see you again soon
By: The Staff at Elk ForgeRead More
Our Beautiful Pink Magnolia
Many of our guests marvel at the beautiful trees that are on and around our 250 year old property. Having lived here since I was six years old I’ve become more than familiar with them, from the Black Walnuts (my least favorite) to the Osage Orange Trees (one of which is the largest in Maryland). My favorite, however, has always been the 40 foot Pink Magnolia Tree on the right side of the house near the road.
What I always loved the most about it while I was growing up was how fun it was to climb, with thick, low branches that could even support an adult, it was always fun to see how high my brothers and I could climb. The feature that most people notice is the pink tulip blossoms that bloom at the beginning of every spring. Unfortunately this phenomenon only lasts for about a week until all of the petals have fallen and the tree is all green for the summer.
In July of 1994 a tornado came through our property and tore down hundreds of trees on the property. One of the trees which were damaged was our beautiful magnolia tree that we all loved. We were worried that the damage was severe, but luckily the branches all grew back and it is as healthy as ever.
I’ve included a few pictures that I took just 2 days ago, and our guests this weekend get to see it in full bloom. Although anyone else wishing to see it better stop by within the next 2 or 3 days, otherwise you’ll have to wait till next year to see our favorite tree.
By: Andrew Whitley
Winter Weddings at Elk Forge
Congratulations to the Holts on having a beautiful January wedding reception here at Elk Forge yesterday! It was a pleasure having you and your family here.Read More
Bunbury’s Tea Room & Shop at Elk Forge
Today we are excited to start the ‘soft’ opening of Bunbury’s Tea Room & Shop at Elk Forge. The ‘soft’ opening will be this week, Jan 11-14, and next week, Jan 18-21, from 11am -5pm. We are also taking groups of 8 or more at any time Wednesday through Saturday. Call Elk Forge at 410-392-9007 to make your reservation today!
Some samples from our menu:
Teas – Cherry Almond, Chocolate Mint, Orange Cream, Caramel Rose Rooibus, Peppermint Leaves, Chamomile Flowers
Sandwiches – The Londoner (Chicken & Bacon Panini and Cucumber Salad), The Governess (Avocado and Tender Sprout Sandwich)
High Tea – A Pot of Tea and Scones, Lemon Cream Soup, Londoner Sandwich, Three Sweets Plate (snowball truffle, lemon cream cheese square, chocolate coconut drop), and a slice of Snowdrift CakeRead More