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Frostburg Inn

Frostburg Inn is currently under the ownership of John Wampler and his daughter, Stephanie Wampler. The property's 16 accommodations are open year-round for visitors to reserve, each of which contains basic kitchen amenities, such as a mini fridge and a microwave. The establishment features an adjoining bar called the Outback Lounge that has a selection of food and drinks available for purchase from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. every day. Outside the inn, the surrounding city of Frostburg has a few attractions that may appeal to patrons. Frostburg State University (FSU), Great Allegheny Passage Trail (GAP Trail), and Rocky Gap are a few specific sites that people can visit during their stay.


Located in the city center of Frostburg, Maryland, Frostburg Inn offers a total of 16 rooms for visitors to occupy. The accommodations are divided into two categories: single rooms and double rooms. With the exception of the provided bed size, the two types of rooms generally contain fairly similar amenities, including a mini fridge, microwave, and private bathroom. While the double rooms feature double beds, the single rooms are equipped with queen-size beds. 

In addition to the accommodations that guests can reserve, the inn comprises a few indoor and outdoor common areas. One such common area is the Outback Lounge, which has a bar open to the general public. A pool table, darts, and a game machine are all supplied at the Outback Lounge, and it should be noted that a selection of food and drinks is available for purchase from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Attached to this common area is a balcony that protrudes from the front of the inn, overlooking the downtown main street. The balcony also has a few bistro tables, and it is adorned with flowers. Furthermore, a number of seating areas are provided in various parts of the establishment. A porch where people can relax is at the back of the building. One of the owners of Frostburg Inn, Stephanie Wampler, mentions that they plan on adding a fenced-in seating area with a gravel layout and round tables.

Beyond the premises, several attractions can be found in the city of Frostburg. One of the most notable tourist draws is the Great Allegheny Passage Trail (GAP Trail), which extends through Frostburg, Maryland; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Baltimore, Maryland. Many of the attractions in the vicinity may pique the interest of those who enjoy visiting nature-oriented sites that offer outdoor recreation. For instance, Stephanie suggests that her guests go to Deep Creek Lake, about a 40-minute drive away. According to her, Deep Creek Lake is most commonly known for its waterfalls, the lake, and the opportunities available for hikers and bikers. Outdoor recreational activities can also be undertaken at Rocky Gap, which is found about a 15-minute drive from the property. As for sites that visitors can tour in Frostburg, the inn is situated fairly close to Frostburg State University (FSU) campus. Stephanie observes that those attending FSU for the school season constitute a fraction of her patrons. Along with these previously listed tourist sites, the inn is encompassed by numerous restaurants. A few specific dining options that Stephanie suggests her guests visit are Ristorante Ottaviani, Fratelli's Restaurant & Bar, and Henny's Grill & Bar.


Stephanie Wampler—one of the owners of Frostburg Inn—wants her guests to feel safe. As a reflection of this, she notes that surveillance cameras are set up throughout the property to help those staying at the inn feel a sense of security. Stephanie adds that her goal is for her patrons to be "happy to have found this place," as she strives to make Frostburg Inn "a little gem" in the city. In a further effort to help everyone feel safe and comfortable, the owners try to interact with their visitors frequently. Stephanie believes that "[her] personality adds a personal touch to every guest's experience at the inn, and [she tries] to treat people with respect." One person commented on the owners' hospitality in a review, as they stated, "Very friendly and welcoming owners. It's in the mountains. Small, private-owned motel sitting right on the main street in historic downtown Frostburg, Maryland."

For those hoping to host an event at Frostburg Inn, the entire establishment can be rented out for such gatherings. In the past, the inn has served as the setting for birthday parties, college events, and other similar celebrations. Regardless of whether people plan on hosting an event or simply staying in one of the guestrooms overnight, everyone is expected to abide by the policies that are enforced at Frostburg Inn. Stephanie emphasizes that smoking inside any of the accommodations is strictly prohibited; however, there is a designated outdoor smoking area for those who would like to smoke. Frostburg Inn is pet-friendly, under the discretion of Stephanie's approval on a case-by-case basis, primarily depending on the dog's behavior and cleanliness. To rent a room, visitors must be over the age of 18, and they must have a valid ID, driver's license, and credit card. Children are permitted to stay at the inn as well. Lastly, the inn implements quiet hours every night starting at 2:00 a.m.

As an establishment that remains open year-round for patrons to reserve rooms, Frostburg Inn typically experiences its busiest season of operation in the spring and summer. Stephanie attributes the influx of guests during these seasons to her observation that people tend to travel more and visit the bike trails while the weather is comparatively reasonable. Generally speaking, the demographic of those who stay at the inn varies, as reported by Stephanie. People who are in the area to bike on the GAP Trail constitute a considerable fraction of the demographic as well as several repeat guests.


Prior to becoming the present-day Frostburg Inn, the establishment had formerly been known as Al's Motel in the 1960s. At that time, the building had an adjoining restaurant. It wasn't until circa 1993 that the inn was purchased by John Wampler, the current co-owner of the property, who utilized the building as a place of residence before converting it into a lodging business. Eventually, his daughter, Stephanie—the other co-owner—started to take charge of management over the inn. Since becoming the owners, John and Stephanie have conducted multiple updates to the establishment. As the accommodations had previously been "crammed" with various storage items, Stephanie says that these rooms were gutted, and all of them were newly renovated. The owners also cleaned up the bar area before opening it to the general public. Stephanie has discovered that her favorite part about her job as one of the owners is "the lifestyle." "I enjoy being with people that I love and care for," Stephanie expresses.
With regard to future plans, John and Stephanie will be adding an outdoor dining area on the grounds as well as an outdoor stage and two fire pits. They also hope to convert a section of the bar into a restaurant where they would sell seafood meals. Considering the many plans that the owners have in store for Frostburg Inn, Stephanie remarks that she foresees the property becoming "a nice modern place to stay" when it's complete.

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147 E Main Street
Frostburg, Maryland 21532
United States


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