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Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast

Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast

Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast is located in Solomons, Maryland, and offers four suites to prospective guests. The suites have two classifications: king suites and queen suites. Both of the king suites are located on the second floor and feature amenities such as a private balcony and an in-room mini-fridge, whereas the queen suites are located on the third floor and share a mini-fridge in the hall. All suites have Wi-Fi access, climate control on each floor, and a coffee service station situated outside the room in the hall. It should also be noted that breakfast is served each morning between 8:30 and 10:00 in the dining room on the first floor. As the island of Solomons is relatively small, many restaurants and some attractions are within walking distance, and due to the property’s position near the shore of the bay, an on-site pier is available for those who travel by boat.


According to Regan, the innkeeper of Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast, the property’s architectural style is Charleston Colonial, with exposed brick on the building’s exterior. Other notable features on the quarter-acre property include on-site parking corresponding to the four guest suites available for reservation, a backyard with a picnic table and lounge chairs, and a path down to a pier where guests can dock their boats with 30- and 50-amp hookups. As the bed and breakfast is located on a relatively small island, Regan notes that water can be seen from almost every window of the establishment, and those who want to engage in aquatic activities can do so from the pier, including paddleboarding and fishing off the dock. Additionally, bikes are available for people who may have arrived by boat and don’t have a car or for those who simply want to explore the island without a car.

With regard to the four suites, two of them are designated as king suites on the second floor, and the other two are queen suites on the third. The main difference between these suites is the size, with the king suites featuring a king-size bed and the queen suites having queens, as their names would imply. Other amenities found in only the king suites include private balconies that overlook the Harbor, double vanities in the ensuite bathrooms, and minifridges. Suite #1 is unique from the rest of the offered rooms in that it has a walk-in marble steam shower and an additional reading area. Both of the queen suites also have access to a minifridge, which is shared by the two rooms in a common area on the third floor. Finally, outside of each room is a coffee service station that guests are welcome to use at their leisure throughout their stay.

Breakfast is served between 8:30 and 10:00 each morning by Regan. Prior to one’s stay at the Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast, Regan asks patrons if they have any food allergies or dietary restrictions she should keep in mind for meals while they are staying there. Common items served at breakfast include a variety of pastries, freshly baked bread, and omelets, among others. When talking about how she decides what to make each morning, Regan says she walks into the kitchen and thinks, “What do I want to cook this morning?” Requests can be made for breakfast to be served at an earlier time in the morning if arrangements are made with Regan beforehand.

The dining room, where breakfast is served, is part of the main common area of the Blue Heron Inn on the first floor. This living space can also be used to host events. For smaller groups of up to 45 people. Any event consisting of over ten people to a maximum of 45 must be catered by an outside caterer, of which a list can be provided by Regan of local restaurants capable of doing so.


Solomons Island, the location of the Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast, has a number of restaurants that Regan often recommends for people to try during their stay. These include the Island Hideaway, which is a local bistro known for its cocktails, pasta, and desserts; The Pier, with a dock that extends out over the Patuxent River; and the Charles Street Brasserie, which serves American bistro cuisine. Aside from eateries, there are some other nearby attractions that are popular with guests, most notably the Calvert Marine Museum. The museum has a number of displays showcasing the region’s maritime history as well as offering access to the Drum Point Lighthouse. Those who may be staying at the bed and breakfast with their own boat or similar vessel can access both the aforementioned Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay from the pier, as well as the other inlets along the shoreline.

Many of the guests who are staying in the region are there on business, according to Regan. A large portion of her patrons are business travelers or government employees attending meetings in the region or traveling to the nearby naval base. As such, the property offers a special rate for those visitors. Repeat guests, both business and leisure, are roughly 80% of her business. The Blue Heron Inn is open year-round, with the busiest season occurring throughout most of the summer and fall from April through the end of December. Regan says that there are one or two weeks, usually at the beginning of January, when the inn will close for maintenance and renovations.

A number of positive reviews have been left by people who have stayed at the property. Many of these reviews praise the views of the water from the bed and breakfast, with one person recalling, “We loved staying here. We had a beautiful balcony overlooking the water, and we were able to walk to all of the local bars and restaurants during our stay.” Other patrons expressed their gratitude for Regan’s hospitality, with a common sentiment being that the innkeepers were “friendly and helpful folks.”

Regan grew up in the area, and as a result, she says that she is knowledgeable about many of the things people can do locally. She describes the community of Solomons as a “sleepy little quiet, super safe community.” This somewhat reflects the policies of the Blue Heron Inn, with Regan saying it is a “flexible, casual type of place.” The only important policy she stresses is that smoking must be done outside the house, but the bed and breakfast is otherwise both pet- and child-friendly.


Originally built in 1996, the Blue Heron Inn began in 2002. Regan’s parents built the house with the intention of turning it into a bed and breakfast once they had grown up and moved out on their own. The building functioned as the family’s home for a few years before making the transition. Regan recalls that her family has been in the hospitality industry for many years, starting with her grandfather opening a motel nearby. He expanded to opening more chain hotels in the region, many of which are still owned by the family’s company, Simpson Land Co., which is also the main entity that owns Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast.

For the past ten years, Regan has been the innkeeper of the establishment, and she states that her favorite part of her job is getting to meet the guests who choose to stay with her. It’s a “totally different dynamic than being a regular hotel,” Regan says. Some changes have been made to the property over the years; however, most of these changes have been general maintenance and repair. Most recently, the bathrooms in the suites were renovated. Future plans include replacing the current pier and porches facing the harbor.

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14614 H G Trueman Rd
Solomons, Maryland 20688
United States


Charleston Colonial


Simpson Land Co.

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