Explore Frederick, Maryland & Beyond

There are many local attractions in the Frederick area. Here are some of the innkeepers’ personal favorites.


Frederick has such a wide variety of exceptional restaurants, it is difficult for us to select just a few.

  • Volt – an upscale restaurant owned and operated by TV chef Michael Voltaggio (advance reservations are recommended)
  • The Wine Kitchen – Modern seasonal style chophouse that features local, high quality cuts of meat and a farm-fresh menu
  • Ayse Meze Lounge – Large variety of Eastern Mediterranean classics in small portions (plenty of vegetarian choices)
  • Black Hog BBQ – Specializing in various styles of barbecue
  • Café Nola – Bistro best known for breakfast and lunch, but their infusion cocktails make their dinners mighty tasty also
  • Firestone’s Culinary Tavern – Fine food and beverages in a casual atmosphere
  • Isabella’s Taverna – Spanish cuisine and tapas bar (be prepared to share with your tablemates)
  • Pistarro’s – Traditional Naples style wood-fired gourmet pizza and handmade pastas
  • The Tasting Room – First-class steaks and chops, and a primo wine cellar; consistently voted “Best of Frederick”
  • Restaurant at Patowmack Farm – Dine in a glass conservatory or under an open-air tent while overlooking the Potomac River valley (many of the ingredients come directly from the organic farm)

Click here for more eatery suggestions.

Locally Crafted Spirits

  • Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard – Named “Best Winery” in the July 2014 Washingtonian magazine; won 4 medals at the 2015 International Eastern Wine Competition (closest winery to Frederick Inn Bed & Breakfast)
  • Flying Dog Brewery – With up to 20 beers and ales on tap at any given time, you will not want to miss a visit to the tasting room (tour reservations are recommended)
  • McClintock Distilling Company – Small batch, limited release whiskey, gin, and vodka

Click here for a complete guide of wineries, breweries and distilleries.  Or if you don’t feel like working out the details of your tour by yourself, just contact Paul at Frederick Hops & Vines Tours.

Outdoor Adventure

  • Sugarloaf Mountain Trails – Although it only reaches an elevation of 1282 feet, it is the biggest mountain around (and there are quartzite cliffs near the summit)
  • Cunningham Falls State Park – Includes a 78-foot waterfall, located in the picturesque Catoctin Mountains (swimming, hiking, fishing, and canoeing)

Antiques and Vintage Furnishings

Specialty Shops

  • Lebherz Emporium – Downtown Frederick has a unique shop that specializes in fine varieties of infused oils, aged vinegars and other types of condiments.
  • McCutcheons Fine Food Products – Family-owned factory store featuring preserves, jellies, relishes, and condiments of all types
  • Leesburg Premium Outlet Stores – For some folks a weekend is not complete without some serious shopping; 110 stores should fulfill that need

Other Unique Venues

Farm Markets

  • Mayne’s Farm – We love Mayne’s Farm because they have great produce, and they are only a stone’s throw from the inn; but you might like them mostly because you can cut down a fresh Christmas tree
  • Thanksgiving Farms – When you pass the pink and purple buildings, make sure to stop and check out the flowers, shrubs, garden novelties, and live parrots
  • Lewis Orchards – This is the place if you want to pick your own fruit

For more suggested activities, check out our blogs.