Gunter Hotel
11 W Main St, Frostburg, MD, USA
240-657-0500
http://www.gunterhotel.net/

The Hotel Gunter has a rich history beginning in 1897 when it opened as the Hotel Gladstone. It boasted 100 rooms, a barbershop and a cafe, along with tennis courts and a petting farm complete with a tame fawn. A fifth-floor observation deck offered majestic views of the town of Frostburg and the surrounding Allegheny Mountains.
While the initial venture was not a success, the hotel was purchased in 1903 by William Gunter for the grand total of $35,000. He renamed it Hotel Gunter and spent the next twenty years making additions including electrical lighting, a 175-seat dining room and a pressed tin ceiling and mahogany bar. By that time, Hotel Gunter was, by one account, “one of the finest hotels and restaurants between Baltimore and Pittsburgh.”
The hotel offered even more intrigue during the early 20th century. Because federal agents were transporting prisoners from the Midwest to Washington, DC, Gunter built a jail cell in the basement. While not in use, the cell is still part of the hotel. During Prohibition, Mr. Gunter ran a speakeasy that doubled as a cockfighting arena.
Today, Hotel Gunter is home to Toasted Goat Winery, featuring locally made wine. Open 7 days a week, guests of the winery can sample a variety of wines and enjoy lunch and or dinner.
The hotel also features an event venue that is perfect for weddings, parties, reunions and more. Chef Phil is on hand to design the perfect menu.
There are still 12 rooms available for over night accommodations. History, comfort and style are all part of the Hotel Gunter charm.

Gunter Hotel

11 W Main St, Frostburg, MD, USA

240-657-0500

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