Posts Tagged ‘Gramercy Mansion’

And We Have A Winner…

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Bill Duffy standing proud with one of his many tomatoes

Congratulations to Bill Duffy, our Executive Innkeeper, for winning the tomato wars this season!

Anne promises next year to deliver a victorious win and gain her title back as “Tomato Queen.”

Can anyone out there in the Bed and Breakfast business or with a culinary garden beat out Bill’s 2.3 lb tomato? We would love to hear from you.

Last night's pick of Bill's tomatoes

Introducing Wedding Workshops

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Save the date for our upcoming fall wedding workshop at Gramercy Mansion!

Bring your fiance, maid of honor, mom, future in-law or special guest and join us for a jump start on your wedding plans.  Meet the pros, learn about the latest wedding trends, and soak up tips from the experts to make the planning process fun and your big day a true reflection of you.  What better way to spend an autumn evening than wrapped in the warmth of our historic home, cocktail in hand, planning your I-Do’s!  We’re excited to feature presentations by Drew Vandlandingham, owner of Vanlandingham Design Studios, Event Design Consultant Bonny Opper of Chef’s Expressions Catering and Kaitlin Radebaugh of Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses.

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6- 8 p.m.

Call 410-486-2405 to register.

Join us for a Fall Bridal Open House

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Planning an upcoming wedding ceremony, reception or special event?  Join us to tour the Mansion, Carriage House, bed & breakfast rooms and gorgeous fall gardens.  Sample some tasty tidbits from our preferred caterers and mingle with a variety of experienced wedding and event professionals.

Gramercy Mansion’s Fall Bridal Open House

Saturday, November 2, 2013

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

1400 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153

*Our Fall Bridal Open House is absolutely free to attend but we do ask that you rsvp to amanda@gramercymansion.com or 410-486-2405 by October 26, 2013.


Participating wedding professionals include

Chef’s Expressions Catering, Zeffert & Gold Catering,

Innovative Gourmet, Sascha’s Catering, Blue Sage Florist, Shutterbooth, John Zito Photography,

Kathy Freundel Photography, La Cakerie,

Antares Musicians, Dance Masters, Bayside Limo… and more!

Join us at 2:30 in the Carriage House for a special dance lesson with Sue and Don from Dance Masters Entertainment!


July Gardens in Bloom

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Flowers are key for Gramercy Mansion Bed & Breakfast in July & August. Explore the many paths winding beneath canopies of mature trees and behind the property’s Olympic-sized outdoor pool.  Take a refreshing dip to escape Maryland’s hot and humid summer afternoons.  Relax on a charming garden bench in the shade for peaceful birdwatching and butterfly-gazing.

Lower Garden Pathway

Connector Path with Blue Bench

Wedding walk entry to porch with daylilies

West side of house with daisies

Fragrance of Summer Tea & Garden Tour

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Fragrance of Summer High Tea and Garden Tour

at Gramercy Mansion

June 2nd

&

June 30th

1-4 pm

Join us for an afternoon in the gardens at Gramercy! Enjoy a delightful three- course high tea followed by guided tours of the Mansion and beautiful gardens. Come experience all the wonderful fragrances of summer! Our summer tea is open to the public but space is limited so make your reservations now!

$35 per person plus tax and service.

Reservations and payment required in advance.

Contact Maria at 410-486-2405

Menu soon to follow…

A Mother’s Day Tea & Garden Tour

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

SOLD OUT!

*Menu Update*

Join us to celebrate the special women in your life with a tasty afternoon tea followed by tours of our historic home and the gorgeous spring gardens this Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 12th

1-4 pm

Gramercy Mansion

1400 Greenspring Valley Rd

Stevenson, MD 21153

$35 per person plus tax and gratuity

Space is limited, reservations and payment required in advance. This event is sure to sell out quickly so reserve your space now!

Call 410-486-2405 for reservations!

High Tea Menu

Menu prepared by Rouge Fine Catering

and presented by the innkeepers of Gramercy Mansion

Hors D’oeuvres

Classic Deviled Eggs

Smoked Paprika and Fried Capers

Insalata Caprese Skewer

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

Plain Croissants

Rich Buttery Pastry

Fruit Skewers

Watermelon, Pineapple, Strawberries & Honeydew

Tea Sandwiches

Chicken Salad Mini Sandwich

on Whole Wheat Bread

Roasted Vegetable Slider

Zucchini, Eggplant, Roma Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Pesto on Seven Grain Bread.

Fried Green Tomato BLT Slider

Cornmeal Crusted Fried Green Tomato,

Applewood Bacon & Creamy Cole Slaw on Rye Bread.

Desserts

Giant Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Sun-Ripened Strawberries hand dipped with White and Dark Chocolate

Mini Cheese Cakes

House-made, delicious Mini-Cheese Cakes, topped with Fresh Strawberries, Blueberries and Blackberries

Served with a variety of English and herbal teas

Opening Day at Ladew Gardens

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Ladew Gardens opens today, Monday, April 1, 2013, for the start of it’s 42nd season delighting visitors from near and far! Named one of the top 5 gardens in North America in 2012, Ladew is a must-see.  The topiary is always amazing and the spring flowers are blossoming.

Upcoming events at Ladew include My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Races (April 13th) and the Garden Festival (May 4th).  Throughout the spring and summer, attend a Garden Series lecture, bring the kids for Storytime in the Garden, or share a fun-filled time with the entire family at a Sunday evening summer concert.

Just a 30-minute drive separates Ladew’s lovely topiaries and Gramercy Mansion‘s landscaped gardens and Koinonia organic farm (the oldest organic farm in Maryland).  A true retreat for garden lovers… book your B&B stay at Gramercy and wander the gardens and farm at your leisure, then hop in the car for a scenic drive to Ladew Gardens.  Enjoy two of the most beautiful gardens in Baltimore county!

Hope to see you tiptoeing among the tulips this spring!

Early Spring Gardens

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Happy Spring!  While the east coast’s most famous groundhog and notorious weather prognosticator “Punxsutawney Phil”  may have predicted an early spring this year, it looks like some chilly winter temperatures are sticking around through this first week of the season in the Baltimore area.  Not to worry, our daring daffodils are peeking out along the driveway and in the front garden beds and the fresh, lovely colors of more spring blooms are sure to follow soon!

Plan your April visit to Gramercy Mansion Bed & Breakfast and enjoy these lovely spring flowers in the gardens during your stay…

Magnolia tree at Gramercy Mansion

Blooming magnolia tree

Daffodils at Gramercy Mansion

Sunny daffodils welcoming spring

The shade garden boasts vinca vine, star magnolia, and daffodils lesser celandine

Garden border at Gramercy Mansion

Deputy Dawg guards the border

Gramercy’s Winter Gardens

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

With acres of landscaped gardens adorning Gramercy’s property, even in the cold of Maryland’s winter we’re enjoying snow-dusted evergreens and looking ahead.  Snowdrops peek out along garden paths.  Winter song birds chirp in the morning sunlight.  Tender seedlings are taking root in the basement’s plant room. Plan a stay in the coming months and here’s some of what you’ll discover on the grounds.

Gazebo in February with Mahonia

Did you know Gramercy is a Bird Sanctuary?

Winter walkways

February snowdrops

Just ask and we'll be pleased to show you what's coming in the Spring!

Days of Reflection at Gramercy

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Aging from a Christian Standpoint

A Seminar Series Presented by Sister Carol Clare Czyzewski

ButterflyPlease join us for a moving and inspirational series of seminars at Gramercy Mansion presented by our special guest.

Followers of Jesus Christ are called to live in faith during all stages of life.  This series of reflection days aims to deepen one’s faith through a focus on the later years of life.

Participants will consider the scriptural, sacramental, and communal dimensions of aging.  Each day’s agenda will include the speaker’s presentation, prayer, silence, and group discussion based on the day’s theme.

Monday, September 10, 2012, 4 – 6 p.m., Wisdom and The Cross

The wisdom of God – Jesus Christ – leads us to the folly of the cross.  How can faith help us to make sense of the sufferings in life?

Monday, October 8, 2012, 4 – 6 p.m., Joy and Change

Joy conveys confidence in the teachings of Jesus.  How can our embrace of Jesus’ good news free us to die to self, to change?

Monday, November 12, 2012, 4—6 p.m., Simplicity and Loss

The virtue of simplicity centers believers on the truth that “all is grace, all is gift.”  How can this holy perspective inform our approach to illness or death?

Monday, December 10, 2012,  4—6 p.m., Love and Humility

The love of God, revealed in the incarnation and life of Jesus, identifies “who I am as a human person.”  How can this mystery clarify the virtue of humility that aging requires?

Seminar Cost:  $15 per person/per seminar or $55 per person/entire series

Click here to request a registration form or contact Sister Carol at 410-823-8585 x223 or carolfssj@gmail.com.