About Us

The Carriage House Inn would like to extend an invitation to you and your family! Please join our award-winning chefs and gracious staff for lunch or dinner. Dine by the fireplace in our elegant country atmosphere. We encourage you to start your meal with our signature Cream of Crab soup, and then sample our Prime Rib au jus or Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes. Make sure to save room for one of “Nancy’s Pies”. If you happen to visit on Friday or Saturday evenings, enjoy music from our live pianist. We are located in the historic and charming town of Emmitsburg, Maryland, nestled in the foothills of the Catoctin Mountains and only minutes from Gettysburg, PA Battlefields. We look forward to seeing you soon!

History: The Carriage House Inn, Circa 1857

The Carriage House Inn is located in the historic district of Emmitsburg, Maryland. Built circa 1857, the building became the Zimmerman and Maxwell Feed and Grain Warehouse in 1877. After the turn of the century, it served as a broom factory, tomato canning company and later a bus depot. The building first became a restaurant named the White House in 1953. Three decades later it was purchased by the Hance family and The Carriage House Inn was born.

In 1998, Joann’s Ballroom was completed on the second floor of the restaurant accommodating receptions, parties and business meetings with seating up to 150 by rustic elegance. Historic Emmitsburg, Maryland is home to the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine, Grotto of Lourdes, Mount St. Mary’s University and the National Fire Academy. Located 15 minutes from the Historic Battlefields of Gettysburg, Pa. Emmitsburg is only 30 minutes from Frederick, Hagerstown, and Westminster and just 1 hour from Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD.

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