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201 Fayette St, Cumberland, MD 21502-2832
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Cumberland
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Enjoy the romance of the past, with the conveniences of the present. The Bruce House is an 1840 Federal home located in the beautiful historic district. Beautifully furnished rooms all have private baths. Enjoy our famous gourmet breakfast, or savor a glass of wine by the fireplace. Free wi-fi, secure bike parking, walking distance to all major attractions. Find out why the New York Post called us 'a chic B&B that is a find!'
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Franki7766 wrote a review Oct 2017
Arlington, Virginia66 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband and I both said, "this is the quietest nights rest we could remember!!" There was a decanter of delish port and chocolate chip cookies waiting upon our check in. The breakfast was lovely with "cloud-like" muffins, etc. Very close to the Maryland Scenic Railroad which is why we were in Cumberland. Hope to return!! franki & Merle
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We were on the first floor which was remodeled former library.
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John H wrote a review Sep 2017
Marshallville, Ohio62 contributions18 helpful votes
My wife and I were bicycling through town and made reservations at Bruce House for the night. After being seriously being turned around and disorientated by the small travelers map , we finally got our bearings worked out -- and yes, of course, we learned we had to climb the steepest hill in town to get to the place -- A little rough after a long bike ride. We found the room exceptionally clean and wonderful. No issues at all. Complementary big cookies -- something this biker always encourages in B&Bs -- even a sip or three of port was made available. Comfortable, quiet, and a lovely view. I'd recommend a few things: venture out in the evening ... have dinner at a WONDERFUL Italian place in town (and a lovely short walk) -- it was the Ristorante Ottaviani. Go see a play at the local playhouse (one block away)-- it was the Cumberland Theatre. And, for sure, see the THINGS flying around the local lighted church steeple late in the evening. If you know what they are I'd be very interested (BATS? -- yeah, but they appeared to be of South American size, not the little mousey things I'm use to). My guess -- swallow/bat high-breeds caused by some strange radiation leak!!! (jkd) THE BREAKFAST -- Cooked upstairs and portaged down to the dinning room (!!!) was excellent. Somehow, the lady that let us in in the evening didn't communicate to the owner we wanted as early breakfast as possible (we had a long -- long ride ahead of us that day) -- we could see the breakfast was going to be late -- we stayed cause I can't pass up Eggs Benedict. We ate with the other non-biker guests at 8:30am and left at 9am -- but with those eggs in our bellys.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Room Tip: Columbia Brice Room -- was excellent.
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Conrad0628 wrote a review Sep 2017
Tigard, Oregon21 contributions23 helpful votes
My husband and I are avid cyclists who cycle the US/overseas. We were greeted by the owners worker (sorry, can't remember her name) who helped us park our bikes in the inn's garage. We were grateful that we had a secure and safe place to park our touring bikes. Right away, she offered to do our laundry as she knew we had been cycling the towpath. We had the top floor Monk's room, which is spacious and very comfortable. The breakfast the next morning consisted of fruit, toast, and a baked egg omelette. The owner was warm and friendly. We would definitely recommend this B&B.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Dylan P wrote a review Jun 2017
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania15 contributions13 helpful votes
My wife and I are huge fans of B&Bs. This was our fifth B&B experience and the first that I regretfully cannot award five stars to. Upon arrival, Pam (the owner) let us into the Inn, greeted us, and explained that she was running late because she was busy at a Pub she had recently opened. She was nice, but lacked that sense of enthusiasm and passion you typically expect from owners of an Inn. She went over a few things like how to operate the front door, suggested a restaurant for dinner, and apologized that there were no cookies out for us, which she would bake while we were out for us to enjoy upon returning to the Inn that night. She showed us to our rooms and let us know we could call the office phone which would forward to her cell if we needed anything. We had left the Inn to go for a hike. Upon returning, Pam was no where to be found and neither were the promised cookies. Also, the water cooler was empty, and the mini fridge was un-stocked aside from a half bottle of coke and carton of creamer. Of all the inns we have ever been to, even Hotels, there were an assortment of drinks, and snacks, available to guests at all times. We had neither available to us. We left for dinner, hoping that she had just over-looked it and that drinks would be restocked and some snacks, at least cookies, would be available upon our return. They weren't. Very disappointing. The rooms were nice and looked similar to, but not as inviting, as the pictures online. We stayed in the Washington Room. The mattress is certainly showing it's age... you could feel the springs pushing through the top. The sheets, though, were soft and comfortable. Our friends stayed on the third floor in The Monks Room. It was very hot and muggy, and the window unit (there to supplement the central air flow into that room) did little to help cool the room. Granted it was a 90-degree day, our friends found it very hard to cool down. Other than that, the room amenities were as described. At breakfast, the owner apologized for not baking cookies. She explained that she was needed at the Pub and didn't have time, and that she was up until 1am and had to get up at 6am to make breakfast for the other guests. She packed us a couple for the ride home. Breakfast itself, eggs, bacon, and waffles with berries, was presentable and delicious. However, the butter packets served on our plates were so old that the seal had broken and they had opened, dried out, and discolored. Same can be said about the creamer which was equally as old, curdled when we put it into our coffee, and tasted horrible. These things happen, sure, but when paying a premium to stay at a B&B, they shouldn't. This just further reinforced the fact that the owner's heart isn't in it and the little details, at this point, are just over-looked. The Inn, in general, lacked that cozy, at-home, feel. The decor was sparse and there was no common room for guests other than the breakfast area, which was uninviting. The building itself seems to have a lot of potential, but is not getting the attention it deserves. It feels empty inside. It 's as though the owner continues to run it as a source of income, but is truly focused, maybe even distracted by, the Pub she has recently opened, which is a shame, because we expected so much more after reading through the excellent reviews from others. I hate to be harsh and Pam seemed like a sweet lady, but It is evident that things have begun to decline. I can only hope that she puts her heart back into the Inn or hires someone to run the show while she manages the Pub.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Third floor rooms are very hot in the summer.
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Karleen S wrote a review Jan 2017
Nottingham, Maryland21 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed at Bruce House to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. The Columbia Bruce room was cozy, quiet, and relaxing. Pam provided us with lots of recommendations about what to do and where to eat during our stay. Breakfast was scrumptious and filling! Port wine and cookies also added a nice touch. We hope to make it back at some point to ride on the Allegheny Passage bike trail.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bruce House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Bruce House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Great Allegheny Passage (0.4 km), Allegany Museum (0.6 km), and Gordon-Roberts House (0.2 km).
Is parking available at Bruce House Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bruce House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Ottaviani, Queen City Creamery & Deli, and Cafe Mark.
Is Bruce House Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Cumberland.
Are there any historical sites close to Bruce House Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gordon-Roberts House (0.2 km) and George Washington's Headquarters (0.4 km).