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On June 21, the Carriage House celebrated big renovations to one of Emmitsburg’s landmark restaurants with a grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting. Many friends of the beloved restaurant attended, including Emmitsburg Commissioner Tim O’Donnell.

Beginning construction in August of 2021 for the patio addition, and then the interior renovations in February 2022, Sharon Hance and her team have worked diligently through renovations to keep up with the demand for dining in, as well as catering. “I love how the new renovation kept the charm of the old 1857 building and just added new energy,” Manager Kristy Shriner said.

These updates included a spacious outdoor patio with ample seating, a brand-new bar to enjoy a beverage or a meal, and a fresh modern look to the classic dining space.

If you’re in the mood for a decadent meal or a nice casual dining experience, be sure to stop in or follow them on Facebook to see upcoming dining events, one-of-a-kind $10.00 burger specials on Wednesdays, and so much more!

Pictured from left are Commissioner Tim O’Donnell, Kristy Shriner, Sharon Hance, Teresa Vaugh, and Chef Tennille Middleton.

Mayor Don Briggs and members of the Emmitsburg Business and Professionals Association hosted the quarterly Emmitsburg Business Professionals Breakfast Meeting at the Carriage House Inn in Emmitsburg on May 23, 2019.

County Executive Jan Gardner was the featured speaker. She spoke about the importance of small businesses and the Frederick County Office of Economic Development indicating that over 100 small businesses operate in Emmitsburg. She was proud to announce that the FY 2020 Frederick County Budget passed with a 7-0 vote. She also gave an update on county-wide topics that impact our small towns including recycling, agriculture, green initiatives, economic development, professional development, etc.

Mayor Briggs and Zach Gulden, Emmitsburg’s Town Planner gave an update on several projects around town including the sidewalks, bridge, and sign ordinance. Sister Martha with the Seton Center indicated that many good things are under way at the center with a dental program, career education, and other programs in the planning stages.

Various members gave updates about business and invitations for activities and events. Wayne Slaughter, Michael Cantori, and Allen Knott, officers of the EBPA, updated members about plans and social events like happy hour at the Ott House on Tuesday evenings. For more information, please visit EBPA’s new website

The Emmitsburg Business and Professional Association (EBPA) is reaching out to residents and businesses in the Northern Frederick County Region (NFCR) to solicit their opinions on future community and economic development initiatives. To better understand your needs, they developed a brief survey that they have posted on the Town of Emmitsburg website. They are asking businesses and residents to complete the survey and submit it to them by March 15, 2018, in one of three drop off boxes. The boxes are located at: the Emmitsburg Jubilee Food Store customer service desk, the Emmitsburg Public Library, and the Emmitsburg Post Office.

To access the survey, please go to, click “Our Community,” then click “EBPA Survey,” or just go directly to Remember to download and print the survey to complete it. To show their appreciation, they are offering dinner at the Carriage House and tickets to the Frederick Keys to two survey respondents. Please make sure you provide your name and contact information on the survey in order to be eligible for these prizes. Winners will be notified by phone on March 19, 2018.