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Join us for our Mother’s Day Tea!

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Celebrate spring with the special women in your life. Join us for a high tea while the beautiful gardens are in bloom, in honor of mothers everywhere!

Sunday, May 11, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$35 per person plus tax & gratuity

Gramercy Mansion
1400 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, MD  211153

Tea Menu:
Enjoy an elegantly presented afternoon tea in the atrium surrounded by breathtaking spring gardens.

First Course
Cinnamon Pecan Scones and Blueberry Scones served with Lemon Curd, Raspberry Jam and Clotted Cream

Second Course
Mini Quiche Florentine
Classic Deviled Eggs
Cucumber with Herbed Cream Cheese Rounds

Third Course
Chicken Salad served on Mini Rolls
Smoked Turkey on Orange Muffins
Open-Faced Herbed Cream Cheese Sandwiches served with Raspberries

Fourth Course
Seasonal Fruit Skewer
Lemon Squares
Raspberry Crumb Bars

Teas to be Served
Plantation Mint, Earl Grey Herbal Tea
Tea Menu prepared by Sascha’s Catering and presented by the Innkeepers at Gramercy Mansion.

$35 per person plus tax and service.
By reservation only.
Call 410-486-2405 to reserve your space!
Non-refundable payment required in advance.
Special rates available for groups of 8 or more.
Limited availability.  Rain or Shine.

Tuesdays with Anne

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Join owner Anne Pomykala for a personal tour of Gramercy’s landscaped gardens followed by a picnic lunch on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. ($15 per person).

With vibrant color from April through November, the blooms are constantly changing throughout the spring, summer and fall.  Anne delights visitors with her insights, gardening tips and extensive knowledge of local flora.

Tuesdays with Anne

April 15, 22

May 6, 13, 20, 27

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Check back for additional dates through October!

$15 per person including lunch!

Call 410-486-2405 or e-mail info@gramercymansion.com by the Monday before to reserve.

A path behind the Mansion winds from a shade garden complete with marble gazebo to a large oval wedding garden.  A heart-shaped garden showcases colorful tulips in early spring. An Edwardian-inspired front garden separates the Mansion and Carriage House.  Over-layered early and late blooming perennials and annuals add depth to borders boasting a continuous wave of color from February’s first snow drops through November.  Whimsical statues, benches, sculptures, sun dials and fountains add to the abounding charm of the property’s gardens.  On a beautiful day, or even a drizzly spring morning, you’ll find Anne tending her gardens.  The Pomykalas purchased the 45-acre estate in 1985 but with much restoration work required in the Mansion itself, the endeavor of creating gardens and landscape to compliment the historic home was not truly underway until ten years later. While much of the property is wooded and seven acres are dedicated to organic farming, about three acres surround the Mansion, Carriage House and cottages with landscaped gardens sprung from Anne’s creativity and passion for nature’s beauty.

Hundreds of couples have celebrated weddings in Gramercy’s gardens and countless B&B guests wander the meandering paths, spying hummingbirds over their morning coffee.  Anne couldn’t be more delighted to share her gardens and she invites you to join her on Tuesday mornings.

Happy Girl Scout Week!

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Happy Girl Scout Week!  Our owner Anne Pomykala has been a huge supporter of the Girl Scouts, creating and leading the Washington DC area’s largest senior troop in the 1970′s and earning the Girl Scout’s highest volunteer award.  Check out these fun photos of her troop after a caving adventure in the mid-70′s!  #Throwback Thursday #tbt

Winter Restaurant Week is Here!

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Oregon Grille

The Oregon Grille

The tastiest week of winter has arrived!  If the snow kept you tucked in last week, celebrate with your Valentine this week at one of Baltimore’s best restaurants.  Three-course restaurant week dinner menus are available at $20 and $30 and two-course lunch and brunch menus at $10 and $15.  You can’t beat a deal like that!  Visit AbsolutelyFebulous.com for a list of all participating restaurants.

Baltimore is truly a culinary mecca boasting a wide variety of local and International cuisine.  Whether you’re a foodie or planning a special occasion dinner, you’re sure to find something to please your palate.  Check out a few of Gramercy Mansion‘s innkeepers’ favorite Baltimore restaurants on the Restaurant Week radar this week.

The Oregon Grille - It’s unanimous around here… this is the place to go for a romantic dinner in our neck of the woods (just a 10-minute drive north of Gramercy Mansion in Maryland’s scenic horse country).  Dry-aged steaks, fine grilled fare and an extensive wine list – all served in an elegant historic stone farm house.  Visit again in the spring and dine al fresco in the charming garden courtyard.

Sascha’s Café – Located in the fun and eclectic Mt. Vernon neighborhood footsteps from Center Stage Theatre, Sascha’s menu features creative American cuisine infused with global inspiration.  Bill’s favorite is the fried chicken and Amanda likes the chopped salad.  Enjoy a tasty dinner then take in a show for a fun night out.

The Food Market – On the Avenue in Hampden, this contemporary hot spot features decadent comfort food with flair.  Dinner is served nightly and brunch on weekends and free valet parking is available – a major plus for this busy neighborhood.  While we have not yet dined here, we’ve heard amazing things and it’s on our must-try list… so add two to your reservation, please! Or let us know about your visit.

Valentine’s Day Adventures for Two

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Valentine’s Day is always surrounded with hype and high standards when you have that special someone in your life. Here are some fun ideas for you and your love this Valentine’s Day weekend.

  • Lunch/Dinner Cruise (Spirit Cruises) - Spend your day or evening out on the water with champagne, roses and a meal. Reservations for 2/14-2/16 can be made online at http://www.spiritcruisesbaltimore.com/Baltimore/valentinesday or you can call 1-866-312-2469.
  • Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique” (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra) - Enjoy a beautiful performance at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall of Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique” with your sweetie on Feb 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are still available. More information can be found at http://www.bsomusic.org/main.taf?p=1,1,1,3&PerfNo=11747.
  • Dinner for Two (The Milton Inn) - A four-course meal, which can include anything from filet Chesapeake or seafood martini, is what The Milton Inn offers for Valentine’s Day Weekend (2/14-2/15). $90 per person, which includes dessert, as well. Reservations can be made at http://www.opentable.com/milton-inn-reservations-sparks?rid=5313&restref=5313.
  • Ice Skating (Reisterstown Sportsplex) - Spend a romantic evening with your love ice-skating, holding hands and reminiscing at the Reisterstown Sportsplex. Public skating prices are $8 for nights, weekends and holidays and $4 for skate rental. Hours can be found at http://www.rtownsports.com/public_skating.htm.
  • Fishing for Love (Baltimore Aquarium) - On Feb. 15, the Baltimore Aquarium is holding a “Fishing for Love” event specifically for adults (21 and older), which includes live music, an open bar, exhibits free of crowds, and a complimentary glass of champagne. Tickets are $69 for member couples and $99 for non-member couples. You can buy tickets and find out more information at http://aqua.org/love.
  • Couples Massage (Spa Lounge) - Relax and enjoy a night of massages, snacks and wine with your special someone with the “You and Me=The Best” event at Spa Lounge. Call 410-427-9556 or email spalounge12@gmail.com to book this special evening. Find out more information at http://www.spa-lounge.org/Valentines-Day.html.
  • Couples Owl Prowl (Carrie Murray Nature Center) - A unique experience for any couple who loves the outdoors. Enjoy a night hike learning about owls with marshmallow roasting and hot chocolate on Feb. 14 starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are just $10 per couple. More information can be found by calling 410-396-0808 or by visiting the website: http://www.carriemurraynaturecenter.org/.

Although Gramercy Mansion is booked for Valentine’s Day weekend, you don’t need a holiday to celebrate your love! Take advantage of our winter rates and surprise your sweetie with a mid-week escape or an extended stay over President’s day weekend to Gramercy Mansion. Every day is Valentine’s Day for those in love.

Bridal Tea and Beauty Workshop

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Save the date for an exclusive

Bridal Tea and Beauty Workshop at Gramercy Mansion!

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.


Join us for Francesca’s Bridal designer gowns, advice for choosing the perfect wedding dress for your body type, wedding day make-up and hair demonstrations by Up Do’s For I Do’s, and an elegant 4-course afternoon tea by Sascha’s Catering.  Bring your bridal party, best friends, family and future in-laws for a fun and informative afternoon!

Feel free to stick around after tea for tours of the Mansion and Carriage House.  Our innkeepers are happy to answer questions about the wedding and special event venues and check availability.

$50 per person plus tax and gratuity.

$40 per person plus tax and gratuity for groups of 6 or more!

By reservation only, payment required in advance. For reservations, call 410-486-2405.

Valentine Afternoon Tea

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Gramercy Mansion

Sunday, February 16, 2014

1-3 p.m.

$40 per person

plus tax & gratuity

Call 410-486-2405 for reservations.

Surprise your sweetie or share a fun afternoon with your favorite ladies!  A delicious four-course afternoon tea, delightful conversation, crackling fireplaces…

what better way to spend a day.

First Course

Leek and Onion Tart

Dried Cherry Scones served with lemon curd, raspberry jam and clotted cream

Second Course

Caviar and Egg Salad Tartlets

Cucumber with Herbed Cream Cheese Rounds

Smoked Salmon with Dill on Pumpernickel

Third Course

Goat Cheese and Pesto Torte served with Flatbreads

Smoked Turkey on Orange Muffins

Fresh Strawberries with Sweetened Creme Fraiche

Fourth Course

Lemon Squares

Miniature Cheesecakes

Chocolate Squares

Served with

A variety of English and herbal teas

Tea menu prepared by Sascha’s Catering

and presented by the innkeepers at Gramercy Mansion.

Save The Date…

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Gramercy Mansion’s Winter Bridal Open House

Saturday, January 11, 2014

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

1400 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153

*Our Winter Bridal Open House is absolutely free to attend but we do ask that you RSVP to amanda@gramercymansion.com or 410-486-2405 by January 4 , 2014.

Sample some tasty tidbits from Linwoods, Chef’s Expressions and Sascha’s Catering.

Music by Dance Masters Entertainment

Meet Artful Weddings by Sachs Photography.

Try tasty treats from Flavor Cupcakery .

View the beautiful creations by Radebaugh Florist.

Beautiful table linen by Gala Cloths.

Espresso, Cappuccino and Coffee Bar by Travelling Bean.

Bridal Hair and Airbrush Makeup by Ariel.

Live music by Antares Musicians.

Have fun with Your Moment Photo Booth.

Designer Bridal gowns by Francesca’s Bridal Salon.

Check back for a complete list of participating vendors.

Festive Holiday Afternoon Tea

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Join us for a festive holiday afternoon tea! Enjoy a delicious three-course meal served with a selection of hot teas followed by tours of our beautifully-decorated home for the holidays. Browse gift shop items available for last-minute shoppers.


December 15th & 29th, 2013
1 – 3 p.m.

$40 per person, plus tax & service
Payment required at time of reservation. Space is limited.
Call 410-486-2405 for reservations!

Tea Menu

Tea menu prepared by Rouge Catering and presented by the innkeepers at Gramercy Mansion

First Course:

Chocolate Chip Scones

Blueberry Scones

Served with Lemon Curd, Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream

Lorraine Quiche

Spinach, Caramelized Onion, Bacon & Gruyere

Second Course:

Classic Deviled Eggs

Smoked Paprika and Fried Capers

Insalata Caprese Skewer

Cherry tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella garnished with Fresh Basil & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Shrimp Salad Sandwich

served on a croissant

Classic Chicken Salad

served on a mini French Bread Roll

Third Course

Fresh Fruit Skewer

Drizzled with Coconut Rum

Giant Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Lemon Blueberry Crumble Pie


A variety of English and herbal teas will be served

Baltimore County Events This Weekend

Friday, September 6th, 2013

As the summer days come to an end, we celebrate the beginning of September as the kick off to Fall. Baltimore County has an abundant number of events taking place through September. Here are a few taking place this weekend, September 6- 8th.

  • Defenders Day: Battle of North Point Reenactment, September 7th and 8th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Fort Howard Park. Come commemorate the Battle of North Point in 1812 with war reenactments, history, children’s games, theatrical productions, refreshments and more. Admission and parking are free. For more information visit http://www.dundalkhistory.org/defenders-day.html.
  • Feet on Street on Allegheny Ave in Towson tonight, Friday September 6th from 6 p.m. to 9:30 pm. Enjoy live music, children’s moon bounces, activities and vendors. Food and wine available for purchase. Remember your beach chair for your evening under the stars!
  • The Reisterstown Festival is ready to celebrate their last week of summer with another year of family fun. September 7th and 8th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. take joy in live music, car  and motorcycle show, a parade, local vendors, children’s area and fireworks. http://www.dundalkhistory.org/defenders-day.html.