Make yourself at home at The Inn at Brome Howard, on the grounds of Historic St. Mary's City, a National Historic Landmark. Surrounded by fields and forests on the banks of the St. Mary's River, the 1840s Inn is the perfect retreat for weddings, birthdays, corporate events, a family adventure, or a romantic getaway.
This perfect example of a mid-nineteenth century gentleman's plantation house was built by Dr. Brome for his new bride in 1840. The house was the cornerstone of a 3,000 acre tobacco and wheat plantation and was the center of life in St. Mary's City. It was passed down through three generations and was used both as a full-time residence by the Howard family and a summer retreat to the Bennett and Howard families.
In 1980, the State of Maryland bought the house from the Howard family. It had been built over one of the most historic sites in Maryland history, thus protecting the 17th-century remains of the state's first capital. In an effort to reconstruct the original St. Maries City, the house was moved to its present location in 1994. The area where the Brome Howard house now sits is part of Greene's Freehold, the home of Maryland's second governor.
Enjoy the original charm and grace of this beautiful home and step back to a time when quiet, civilized and gracious living prevailed. Stroll the formal gardens and delight in the beauty and scents. Snip some fresh chamomile and lavender for your tea or bath… read a book, or simply watch the tide come in.
Relax in the quiet comfort of one of four serene bedrooms tastefully decorated with heirloom furniture, luxury linens, antiques, and period artwork. Room amenities include; private baths, CD player clock radios, hair dryers, as well as, use of the parlor which includes a fireplace, games, a library of historical and current books and wireless high-speed internet.
In the morning you are greeted with an Innkeepers choice hot breakfast served at 9:00 am daily. Continental breakfast is served otherwise.
Note to brides: Please do not rely on "Check Availability" above for the property’s availability for weddings and overnights. We have set aside many weekends in the coming year as potential wedding dates. Please contact HSMC's Event Manager for wedding availability - 240-895-4991.