Though Charm City’s many attractions beckon, you may find it hard to leave the delights inside The Ivy: a luxurious massage or facial in the Spa, the extravagant afternoon high tea, the delights of a new favorite book from well-stocked shelves. After dinner, a glass of port by the fire or out on the terrace, a game of billiards, or the challenge of a handcrafted wooden puzzle awaits you. At day’s end, a soothing soak in the deep tub, and so to bed, enveloped by feather bed and cushioned in down.
Restaurant Magdalena is a culinary jewel and destination, the menu dynamic and globally inspired. One could dine in Magdalena each night and have a singular experience each time. Your mood might dictate whether you dine in The Garden Room, looking out to The Ivy’s walled courtyard, the intimate and romantic Treasury, the whimsical Tasting Room, perfect for sampling from the curated whiskey collection, or the Wine Cellar where you and up to thirteen guests may choose from dozens of 100 point wines to accompany your meal.
Step through the Ivy’s front doors into historic Mount Vernon, a National Heritage Area. With a knowledgeable guide or on your own, stroll down charming tree-lined streets, past Gilded Age mansions, pocket parks and monuments, and into the renowned Walter’s Art Museum and gorgeous Peabody Library. Back at The Ivy, there is much fascinating history to hear, from its time as the home of three important 19th century families to its reawakened, inspirited present.