D.C. January 08, 2017
The Unique Town Near Washington DC That’s Anything But Ordinary
Most people dream of living in a romance novel but what if you could visit a place that practically is a romance novel? Boonsboro Maryland is a quaint small town of 3,500 residents with historic Civil War roots and a fantastic romantic heart. This unique town is really is anything but ordinary.
Boonsboro is 63 miles outside of Washington DC nestled in the mountains between Hagerstown and Frederick.
Boonsboro was founded in 1792 by George and William Boone, who were cousins of the famous explorer Daniel Boone.
Boonsboro is not far from one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, Anietam. Locals of Boonsboro tended to wounded soldiers from the battle and there are many tributes and reenactments to that important battle in Boonsboro.
Nature enthusiasts can hike the nearby Appalachian trail or the South Mountain to see the historic Washington Monument. The monnument was built by the citizens of Boonsboro in 1827 as a tribute to George Washington.
If you prefer to go down underground as opposed to up high. The Crystal Grottoes Caverns, the only commercial cave in Maryland is also in Boonsboro.
With rich roots and a beautiful surrounding area, Boonsboro is a charming place but what makes it truly unique is its most famous resident.
Nora Roberts is a New York Times bestselling author who has published more than 215 novels. Born in Silver Spring, Nora has called Boonsboro home for 30 years. In the last decade, she became more than a resident but also became a small business owner.
Roberts purchased the Inn BoonsBoro on Main Street. She renovated the hotel and it is now a literary lovers favorite destination. The rooms are inspired by famous literary couples, such as Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy.
Boonsboro and Inn BoonsBoro star in Roberts’ trilogy of books, The Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy. Readers of the trilogy love visiting the setting of the book and often visit the town and inn to see the town they’ve read about.
Coincidentally, you can pick up a copies of the Inn BoonsBoro books at the Turn the Page Bookstore and Cafe in Boonsboro, which is owned by Roberts’ husband, Bruce.
If you are looking for a small town that is actually out of the pages of a novel and offers history, nature, shopping and dining, then you must visit Boonsboro.
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