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'New old house' in Keedysville offers beds, breakfast, history

November 13, 2011
  • Cindy Neugebauer owns Inn at Red Hill at 4936 Red Hill Road in Keedysville.
By Joe Crocetta, Staff Photographer

Name of business: Inn at Red Hill

Owner: Cindy Neugebauer

Address: 4936 Red Hill Road, Keedysville

Opening date: Oct. 27, 2011

Products and services: Bed and breakfast featuring elegant lodging, and freshly prepared, hot breakfasts served each morning. Whenever possible, locally grown foods will be used. The inn is ideal for wedding photos, small business meetings, getaways for couples, and girls' or guys' getaway weekends.

Target market: Weekend travelers from the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas; visitors to sites such as Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, the Appalachian Trail and Shepherdstown, W.Va.; and recreation enthusiasts such as cyclists, hikers, kayakers and rafters.

How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? In the early 1990s, I spent a lot of summers on Cape Cod. I remember staying at a bed and breakfast called Bradford Gardens and thinking, "I can do this!" I'm very passionate about gardening, cooking and antiquing. My dream was to have a job where I could stay at home and do all of these things. Opening a small inn was the perfect fit. I love entertaining and meeting new people. The concept of the bed and breakfast creates an intimate, individualized style of lodging that I enjoy as a traveler. I look forward to providing that type of environment for folks visiting this beautiful part of the country. The land on which the inn sits was selected because of all the history and natural beauty that surrounds it. Red Hill is like a "new old house," a 20th-century structure surrounded by vintage decor and old-fashioned cottage gardens.

Previous business experience: I am a retired schoolteacher, and have had a lot of experience working and networking with people.

Number of employees: One

Hours: Open year-round by appointment only. Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Phone number: 301-730-2620

Email: stay@innatredhill.com

Website: www.innatredhill.com

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