About the Flag House Inn
The two townhouses comprising the Inn were built in 1879, and served a number of roles through the years. Relatives of the original builder say it passed through several generations of their family well into the 20th century. We have traced the ownership in State Archives/ property records back to the early 1900’s
The two townhouses eventually become boarding houses, we have been told by several visitors that occupants were typically young ladies known as “drags” in Navy slang, and the male Midshipmen would call on the ladies in the sitting room. No visitors allowed upstairs! This type of arrangement faded as women were initially admitted to USNA starting in the mid 1970’s and now make up ~30% of each class.
In 1992, the family owning #26 Randall St purchased #24 and converted it into a bed and breakfast. In 1997 Charlotte & Bill Schmickle purchased the properties and ran the Inn for 21 years, developing it into the well appointed Inn that guests will experience today. It has been decorated with love and attention to historical detail. Every item in the Inn has a story behind it!
The Inn is now owned by Marty & Carmel Etzel, who have entered the business after a career in the corporate (Marty) and education (Carmel) world. They bring their many experiences from personal & corporate travel, property management, marketing and a deep knowledge of Baltimore, Washington DC and the Eastern Shore and can make many recommendations on what to do in and around Annapolis. While keeping the traditional decor that’s appropriate to downtown historic Annapolis, they also bring their own touches for food, music and new traditions.
Check-in is typically 4-6pm, and check out is 11am. With notice, and depending on the situation, often guests can park earlier than check-in time and enjoy the afternoon around Annapolis. Similarly, while check out is 11am, often guests will be able to leave their cars for a few more hours for some final shopping or sightseeing. Always check with the Innkeepers in advance to confirm any early arrival or late departure.
When you book online with our state of the art reservation system, you get immediate confirmation of your reservation as well as a 3 day advance reminder of your stay.
Breakfast is served 8:30 – 9:30 am, we will usually have coffee available by 7:00-7:15 am (also a Keurig is available 24 hours). With notice, we can have breakfast available earlier or later, always discuss this with the Innkeepers.
Deposit, Cancellation & Refund Policy:
Deposit: An advance deposit with check or credit card is required to confirm your reservation. Single night stays require full rate plus tax at time of reservation. Stays of two nights or more require a 50% deposit. Reservations paid by check will only be confirmed once the check has cleared our bank
Payment: Rooms are held with either a Visa, MasterCard or deposit check.
Maximum guests per room for the twin and the king rooms is two people. The suite can accommodate a maximum of three people.
Child policy: We welcome guests over 13 years old. In certain situations the Inn will welcome younger children, this should always be agreed by phone with the Inn.
This is a non-smoking home. While we love animals, we cannot accommodate your pets for your stay with us.
Cancellation policy: Advance deposits will be refunded (minus $30 processing fee) if cancellation is made 10 days or more prior to arrival. (Exceptions – 30 day cancellation for Commissioning Week, home Navy football games & the 2 fall boat shows).
Refund policy: If you cancel your reservation within the 10 days (30 days for peak events) period prior to arrival, your advance deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel your reservation within 48 hours of your anticipated arrival date (4:00 p.m check-in), you are responsible for the entire stay and your credit card will be charged the full amount of the stay including taxes.