"A labor of love" is how Terry and Chris Kirtz describe the restoration of the 1892 Victorian "Thompson House" at 104 Russell Avenue in historic Gaithersburg, Maryland. Entering The Gaithersburg Inn is like stepping back in time as one is surrounded by period Victorian antiques, beautifully carved woodwork, gleaming original heart of pine floors, and lace curtains at every window.
Chris drew on his 40 years experience in working with old house restoration to meticulously rennovate this 1892 jewel, maintaining old world charm while adding modern comforts. Each of the two inviting guest bedrooms has its own high four-poster queen-size bed, private bath, closet, mini-fridge, cable tv, and internet access. The half acre grounds have been completely landscaped, adding two handicapped accessable ramped bricked walkway entries to the house and a custom built 20 by 14 foot gazebo. The Inn also includes a formal front parlor, dining room, sitting room with fireplace, as well as open and closed porches.
An exceptional cook and baker, Terry is also knowledgeable in the art of serving a proper afternoon tea. Each overnight guest is treated to a delightful breakfast prepared at the Inn. Guests can choose to enjoy tea or wine and cheese in the afternoon.
Terry and Chris feel the Inn is more than a simple Bed and Breakfast. Rather, they describe it as a "Bed and Breakfast and Beyond". In addition to being an elegant and distinctively charming bed and breakfast, the Inn is ideally suited for intimate gatherings or larger events. Guests may arrange to use a portion or all of the Inn, including the grounds, for occasions of any size such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, or business meetings.
The Kirtzes can assist guests in fashioning events tailored to their individual needs, drawing upon their relationships with a wide range of local professionals such as caterers, florists, and photographers.
Guests of the Inn may choose to venture into Old Towne Gaithersburg, located just over a block away, to explore the various shops and restuarants. Asbury Methodist Village retirement community is quite nearby, as is Lakeforest Mall, and a full service fitness facility. The Inn is less than a half mile from the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, the site of numerous cultural and entertainment events throughout the year. Also in area are The Gaithersburg Arts Barn, The Montgomery Playhouse, Strathmore Center For The Performing Arts and Black Rock Center for the Arts.
The Inn is conveniently located near highway I-270, exit 11, the MARC train, and the Metro for easy travel to the heart of Washington, DC.
For more information, contact Terry or Chris at (301) 330-1331, (800) 771-0282 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org