I’m sure many of you are reading the title and thinking, “Cumber-where?”… It’s definitely a small town more or less in the middle of nowhere, but it’s a great respite when you’ve been living with family for too long while you’re waiting to move in to your new house. Not that I would know anything about that. Nope. Not me!
On this particular weekend adventure, I wanted to visit a town in the mountains without being relegated to a tent (which my husband despises), a roadside motel (which I despise), or a creepy house that shouldn’t rightfully be called a B&B (which we both despise). I found the perfect solution at The Bruce House Inn, located in the town of Cumberland, MD.
This newly-renovated historical property is the brainchild of Pam Reynolds, who combined her cosmopolitan sensibilities with her flair for subdued vintage decor into this beautiful bed and breakfast. The rooms are large, comfortably appointed, and elegantly decorated. The bed in the Robert Bruce Suite was like a supportive cloud dressed in soft linens.
From this location you can visit the small art galleries and antique shops in town, take a ride on the scenic railway, or get in touch with nature… the opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, white water rafting, and the like appear endless. We didn’t have a chance to fit in any of those activities, but our limited time there was still very enjoyable with pleasant dinner (at Puccini Restaurant) and sightseeing in town. We also appreciated Pam’s wine and cheese hour, along with her delicious breakfast the following morning.
Overall, the value offered at the Bruce House is unbeatable, and we won’t hesitate to come back again for the hospitality and peaceful surroundings!
Link to my TripAdvisor Review and others for this hotel
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