Welcome to Your Mansion in the City
The West Room: A large one bedroom with queen size bed and private bath in an owner-occupied guest house in historic landmark.
The 12 ft. ceilings and 8 ft. tall windows enhances the open atmosphere of an already generously sized bedroom. The private bath consists of a separate powder room and shower room, each with it’s own sink. This configuration is ideal for a couple getting ready for the day, or a night on the town. The antique bed is fitted with a queen sized mattress and high thread count linens.
When booking The West Room, you get more than just a place to sleep. All guests are welcome to enjoy the entire first floor of the house. Relax and enjoy a book, or access our Wifi network with your portable device, in the front or rear parlors. The butler’s pantry, located off the dining room, is set up as a fully equipped kitchenette for guests to prepare snacks or small meals.
One off street parking space
Towels and high thread count sheets
High speed internet access over wireless network
Flexible check in time by prior arrangement
Complimentary coffee and beverages in the butler’s pantry
Iron and ironing board available
Interaction with Guests
I live here, but it's a really big house, so after I check you in, you may not see me much until check out. As you will not be passing through my personal living space, you are fee to come and go as you please. However, I am always a cell phone call away if you need anything. When I do see guests, I am happy to talk about my house, my neighborhood, and my city, if it seems to me that you are open to that. Otherwise I'lll let you go about your business.
Located in Baltimore’s hip and historic Mount Vernon, we offer visitors a unique blend of Victorian charm, modern elegance, and downtown Baltimore convenience. Nestled on a pretty tree-lined side street, we are only steps from everything historic Mount Vernon has to offer, including restaurants, theatre, museums, symphony hall, and nightlife.
The central location also makes the this an ideal hub from which to explore the rest of the city, and the region. Stops for the MARC, Amtrak, Lightrail, The FREE Charm City Circulator ((email hidden)), as well as the Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland shuttles are all within walking distance. There's a Zipcar station right in front of the house, and two more within a block. Interstate 83 is only a four block drive from your off street parking space behind the house.
This bedroom is suitable for two people MAXIMUM. We will not provide air mattresses or sleeping bags for friends or family or children or whatever.
The first floor is open to all guests. Your are welcome to relax or quietly entertain a friend or two in any of these rooms.
KITCHEN USE: The butler's pantry, off the dining room, is set up as a kitchenette for you to store food, make coffee, and cook small meals. This kitchen is for guests, you will not have to share it with us. There is a small refrigerator, gas cooktop, microwave, dishwasher, and everything you need to cook and serve. Please wash whatever you use before you depart.
PARKING: One off street parking space, behind the house, comes with the suite. If you will be using this space, please let us know the make and color of your car so that we know it's you that's parking back there.
Fantastic stay in an exceptionally beautiful home. The owners have done an amazing job at restoring their house and I only wish I could have stayed longer.
My husband and I spent one night in Baltimore for a concert and had the Pleasure of staying at this Beautiful Brownstone! The interior was Breathtaking, the location was great and the host was kind and eager to offer assistance with recommendations for restaurants in the area when asked.
We had a great experience at Thomas' home. Our room was spacious and comfortable, Thomas was very accessible and friendly, and the location was great for exploring the city. Our only regret was that we didn't stay longer!
Amazing space in Mt Vernon (near downtown). If you want a pretty stately and comfortable experience in Baltimore near most of the sights (complete with parking), this is is a great option. Thomas was also flexible with our arrival, much appreciated on a busy holiday weekend.
Tom's mansion was amazing. The detail and restoration work was perfect. Tom was a super host who was very easy to communicate with about booking details and provided great local spots to check out. He was very accommodating! Highly recommend Empire House.
Everything was as it was listed. Very nice host who was prompt and friendly. The neighborhood was metropolitan and the building was rich with history. We enjoyed our stay and wish we had stayed longer. It felt luxurious.
As always, Thomas is very welcoming and accommodating, from suggesting places to eat and shop, to lending you his snow shovel! This is our second stay at his place and we look forward to coming yet again. The beautifully restored historic home is the type I dream of someday owning, and would never even think of staying anyplace else when in Baltimore!
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I'm a burnt out graphic designer starting a new life as an innkeeper. Larry and I have put a lot of ourselves into the restoration of our historic home. Sadly, Larry is no longer with us, but I will continue to share what we had created together with others. We were both very proud of our city and our neighborhood and I look forward to sharing with guests all they have to offer. This is a Gay household where everyone is welcome.