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Wine Away the Weekend Event

It’s all about wine time with this exclusive new IBB event weekend, launching on May 1st and 2nd.  Guests will arrive Friday night and meet their fellow vino connoisseurs over a friendly little trivia competition.  This pub quiz style game night will include crazy categories, wine & charcuterie, and prizes for the winning team.  Saturday starts with a hearty breakfast before the group is picked up for a day of exploring the Antietam Wine Trail.   Your guided adventure through three beautiful local wineries, with transportation and lunch provided, will be led by the wonderful concierge team at Vino 301 and will include tastings at each stop and keepsake souvenirs.  Guests will be returning to the Inn by 5:30pm to you relax and enjoy the rest of their evening!     

WHEN: Friday, May 1st check-in beginning at 3:00pm

Pricing $149 per person.  Requires 14-day advanced booking – payment for the package due at time of reservation and room deposit per event weekend policy (*see website). Events fees will not be refundable unless canceled 30 days prior to the event check-in.  Taxes and room fees not included – 2-night stay required.  Please call to book this package, not available on-line.

**Must be 21 or older – Photo ID is required

Package includes: 

  • Wine Trivia Welcome – compete as teams against other guests in a trivia quiz game, snacks & drinks provided
  • Guided tour of 3 local vineyards with transportation included. Light snacks and water provided by tour guide, with a packed lunch provided to be enjoyed at one of the vineyard stops
  • Keepsake wineglass for each person
  • 4 bottle tote bag for each person

For guests planning an extended stay, please see our list of package add-ons that you might choose to include.  You may enjoy additional indulgences such as spa massages, facials, or reiki treatments to complete your weekend of relaxation and fun.

We’re in a January state of mind…

Confessions of an Innkeeper: 

My name is Michelle and I don’t make “resolutions.”  I prefer to set intentions – not just for the new year, but life in general.  So, each year, I think about who I intend to be as a person.  Intending to do good things seems to be less of a rigid rule and more of a purpose for the next phase of me.  Doors open, as do all the possibilities for the next chapter, and I like walking through open doors.  In 2020, I intend to travel more frequently to local destinations, sightseeing in my own neighborhood.  I also pick a word of the year for fun.  Last year was journey and I’m still deciding for this year but I’ve narrowed it down to My Top Two.  What’s something you intend to do or be this year?

Quote: “What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.”
Vern McLellan

Fun fact:  

January is named after Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology.  While it is on average the coldest month of the year in the Northern hemisphere, it is also the warmest month of the year in the Southern hemisphere.  Does that mean that people in the Southern hemisphere are seeing sweaters at their local department store in the same way the bathing suits are on sale now in Maryland?  Here at IBB we spend the winter months practicing our ninja skills with the thermostat – someone turns it up, someone turns it down – it’s like war of the roses.  There’s no clear winner – yet – as the battle wages on.


If you’re interested in reading our monthly book pick and joining the book club, please ask to join our private Facebook group, The Innkeeper’s Book Club, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/IBBbookclub/ .  We’ll scheduled an online group chat to talk about the book.

January book pick:The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

The Innkeeper’s Book Club virtual chat will be held on Feb 19th at 7:00pm EST.

Until next time,

The Innkeeper

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