I live about 15 minutes west of Hagerstown, MD. Nora Roberts lives about 15 minutes on the other side of Hagerstown. She and her husband are getting ready to open a really cool Inn called the Inn Boonsboro. Below are some details and a link for more info. If you live nearby or are visiting the east coast (Washington, DC and Baltimore are only about an hour away) it might be interesting to check it out.
Eight guest rooms include a penthouse and seven themed rooms named for literary couples. They include Nick and Nora Charles of “The Thin Man” series; Jane and Rochester from “Jane Eyre”; Elizabeth and Darcy from “Pride and Prejudice”; Marguerite and Percy from “The Scarlet Pimpernel”; Titania and Oberon from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; Westley and Buttercup from “The Princess Bride”; and Roberts’ own characters, Eve and Roarke, from her “In Death” novels written under the name J.D. Robb.
Rooms range in price from $220 to $300 per night depending on the night of the week and the room. A Web site promo for the inn advises the establishment is not suitable for children under 12 or pets with the exception of service animals.
The $3 million renovation project for Inn BoonsBoro was nearly derailed when a fire swept through the 1 N. Main St., building on Feb. 22, 2008. But the work to rebuild the historic structure began almost immediately, leading up to the grand opening.