The Ivy: Your Private Mansion

By Rona Berg / January 17, 2018

The Ivy is a unique boutique hotel in historic Mount Vernon, a tony Baltimore neighborhood with quiet streets, quaint shops and 19th-century homes. Originally built as a private mansion 125 years ago, The Ivy is now a Relais & Chateaux that offers the intimacy of a bed and breakfast with the amenities of a five-star luxury hotel.

Beautiful—and thoughtful—touches are everywhere. Jazz Age murals adorn the walls in the Tea Room, where guests enjoy lavish, complimentary Afternoon High Tea, while sinking into plump, cushioned settees by a marble fireplace. Join friends in the living room with a drink from the well-stocked Honor Bar. Savor a delicious meal with craft cocktails at Magdalena, or dine outdoors on the charming terrace, where an opulent breakfast is included with the room. Bathrooms feature heated limestone floors, deep soaking tubs and luxurious showers. And The Spa at The Ivy, a polished jewel overlooking the hotel’s leafy courtyard, is a perfect respite where travelers can enjoy a cup of tea and a multilayered spa treatment, like the Urban Zen.

In fact, The Ivy is such a relaxing and romantic oasis, you may never want to step outside. But if you do, you’ll get to see how the city of Baltimore has taken steps to implement green initiatives, from planting trees to expanding urban gardens. As a fellow guest was heard to say: “F. Scott Fitzgerald would feel right at home here.” And so will you.



Rona Berg

Rona Berg

Editor-In-Chief at Organic Spa Magazine
Editor-in-chief of Organic Spa Media, longtime journalist and best-selling author of Beauty: The New Basics and Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes (Workman Publishing), Rona Berg is the former Editorial Director of ELLE and Deputy Style Editor for the New York Times Magazine. She has been cited as an industry expert by Huffington Post, Fox News and New York Magazine and contributed to and been quoted in dozens of publications. Berg co-chairs the Personal Care Committee of the non-profit Green Spa Network, is a Charter Advisory Board Member of the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe.
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