Top 18 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Ellicott City, Maryland - Updated 2022

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Ellicott City, MD is part of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area, but it has its own distinctive character. There is a downtown historic center and at its heart is Main Street which is where the oldest town structures are located. The charm of Main Street is what landed Ellicott City, in 2009, on the “Top 25 Most Uniquely American Cities and Towns”. The city has also been ranked four times since 2005 by Money Magazine and CNNMoney.com among the top “20 Best Places to Live in the United States”. Considered one of the best places to visit in Maryland, Ellicott City also has another claim to fame. It has been called “one of the most haunted small towns on the East Coast”. If you’re interested in paranormal activity, the Howard County Tourism Council has a Ghost Tour that visits several sites including the historic mansions of Lilburn, Hayden House, and Mt. Ida and locations such as the B&O railroad bridge that crosses Main Street and the old Ellicott City Firehouse. And whether you’re looking for charming cottages or cabins for rent in Ellicott City, Airbnb has you covered! Choose to stay in one of these top 11 Airbnbs in Ellicott City, Maryland. You don’t have to worry, they’re not on the Ghost Tour.

1. Basement suite with private backyard (from USD 99)

Spacious and private, this basement suite is an independent rental featuring a private entrance. It has one bedroom and one bedroom which make it an ideal accommodation for up to four guests. Its kitchen is fully equipped with cooking basics and appliances. Other amenities include central heating, air conditioning, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, a travel crib, and a TV with premium cable. Outside, guests can relax in the private backyard with seating and a dining area.

Its strategic location provides guests with easy access to downtown Columbia and downtown Baltimore, which are just 5.6 mi (9 km) and 16 mi (25.7 km) away, respectively.

Spacious Basement Suite
Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
51 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the sofabed in the ‘study room’ is a great addition - perfect for kids
the ease of access into the quiet and comfortable suite helped us rest easily
Cleanliness:
very clean tidy and top class
rafia's place was beautiful clean and cozy
place was neat and clean and comfortable more beautiful than pictures
this is too clean & worth it to be true
rafia's place is wonderful it was very clean spacious and comfortable
Host:
they extended the most kindness of any host
she is a very gracious and generous host
great host easy to communicate clear check in instructions
couldn’t have asked for a better host
the host respects your privacy while still making sure you want for nothing
Location:
i would definitely come back again if i find this place vacant
i came back to rafia’s place for a second stay having enjoyed the first one so much
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2. Bright accommodation with private entrance (from USD 48)

Suitable for one or two guests, this rental features a private entrance and a smart lock for self-check-in. The rental also offers one bedroom with a double-size bed and a full bathroom with bath essentials. A portable heater is provided for guests’ comfort. Wi-Fi and a smart TV are available for entertainment as well. Outside, guests can hang out in the shared backyard and enjoy the surrounding views. Guests with cars can park in a nearby designated area for free.

CHEERFUL STUDIO W/ PRIVATE ENTRANCE & PARKING
66 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
very clean and nice place to stay
cleanliness is better than other hotels
the house was exactly as described and very clean
the place is very clean and have everything you need for a comfy stay
great clean cute place to stay right outside of ellicott city
Host:
great host great place and affordable price one of the best airbnb i stayed so far
Location:
great host great place and great location
i loved staying at this place
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3. Tiny house with free parking (from USD 90)

This cozy vacation rental is an ideal place to stay for couples and solo travelers. It is located close to the village center, where a grocery store, pizza place, and coffee shop are found. Centennial Park is also just within walking distance of this property.

Convenient amenities such as heating, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a TV with standard cable are provided for guests. The attic-style bedroom comes with a queen-size bed and the full bathroom is equipped with bath essentials. Other accessible areas also include a furnished kitchen and a spacious backyard. Guests can park their cars on both the streets and the premises for free.

Tiny House in Ellicott City! *Great Location*
Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
26 reviews  Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was very comfortable for sleeping and toiletries bottled water coffee etc
the bed was a super comfy plush foam queen mattress with lots of pillows and blankets
marilyn's place was very comfortable and homey i enjoyed my time staying there
Cleanliness:
rooms were clean and tidy
clean and cozy adorable house with everything you need for your stay
the bathroom was spacious and also well equipped with soaps and towels and really nice personal touches
Host:
the hosts were great
marilyn was a perfect host
marilyn is a fantastic host
marilyn is a wonderful host she responds quickly and is very accommodating
wonderful cozy and romantic place host was amazing very accommodating
Location:
we really enjoyed centennial park which is less than a mile away
excellent stay the home is clean conveniently located well equipped and is a perfect place to stay
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4. Hillside stone house with river views (from USD 241)

Built into the granite hillside, this stone home provides a pleasant accommodation ideal for up to six guests and their pets. The beautiful Patapsco River runs beside the property, providing guests with nice water views from the porch. Nature lovers can enjoy easy access to outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, tubing, and biking.

This rental offers two bedrooms, a full bathroom, a furnished kitchen, and an outdoor patio area with a charcoal grill. Two fireplace heaters are provided for comfort. Guests can enjoy plenty of entertainment options as well, including Wi-Fi, books, toys, and a TV with standard cable.

The Patapsco/Mello-Ray River House
Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
92 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds and furniture were very comfortable and there was plenty of room
the beds were comfortable and i loved having ceiling fans and tvs in the bedrooms
the games in the back room were a nice touch for down time
lovely old home with modern comforts and plenty of room to socialize
i especially loved the sitting room on the second floor with access to the terrace
Cleanliness:
beautiful house very clean super cozy to stay at
very clean and well-appointed for anyone looking to spend a night or longer
the house was sparkling clean and we felt very much at home
Host:
the host was fabulous
host is very responsive
the host was very responsive and quick
the host was amazing and very responsive
you can tell the host really cares about this home and your having an exceptional stay
Location:
close to amazing downtown ec
great location and such an interesting house
perfect location to explore ellicott from
the close proximity to the old city was perfect for sightseeing and shopping/dining
the short short distance to old ellicott walking was awesome
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5. Historic home overlooking Patapsco River and the Patapsco State Park (from USD 120)

This historic home may be built in the 1900s but it provides modern amenities for a great stay. It features a kitchen with cooking basics and appliances. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a separate dining room. A total of three guests can comfortably sleep here. Other amenities include heating, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a TV with a standard cable. This multi-level home also offers a large deck overlooking the Patapsco River and the Patapsco State Park.

Guests of this rental can enjoy easy access to the historic Main Street, where there are plenty of shops and restaurants abound. It’s a great starting point for exploring Ellicot City.

Historic Charm - Walk to Main Street!
Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
15 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 3 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Host:
melanie is a lovely host she is very responsive to messages
melanie was friendly communicative helpful and kind
the host was responsive when i would text for anything and get it to the house right away
Location:
close to downtown ellicott city was a huge plus
not far (i would not say walking distance) from historic ellicott city that has cute shops
and so close to main street of such an adorable little town
awesome location and great property melanie is prompt and attentive to all your needs
great host and a great place cool location in a unique historic district
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6. Tiny house with family-friendly amenities (from USD 123)

Nestled in Font Hill, this charming tiny house can accommodate up to four guests. It features one bedroom with a queen-size bed and one full bathroom with a dual shower. The place also offers a kitchen with cooking basics and appliances. In addition to a portable heater and air conditioning, there are books, Wi-Fi, and an Apple TV provided as well. Amenities such as outlet covers, children’s toys, and a crib also make this a family-friendly place to stay.

Guests can enjoy easy access to a park and some restaurants located just within walking distance of this property. It is also close to Turf Valley Resort and Spa, Merriweather Concert Pavilion, and Baltimore City.

The Duchess of Font Hill {a tiny house}
Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
127 reviews  Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quiet very comfortable living space
Cleanliness:
comfortable clean and cozy
nice spot very clean and warm
super clean private and comfy
the tiny house is every bit as advertised clean and well equiped
excellent place to stay super clean and much roomier than expected
Host:
maggie was a great host easy to reach with quick response time
this was such a lovely little home and the hosting family was amazing
great tiny house bigger than we thought amazing host already booked a 2nd visit highly recommend
to top it off the owners are kind as can be and very responsive
and the hosts were incredibly responsive and helpful as needed throughout our stay
Location:
the location was perfect
this tiny house was in a perfect location
stylish great location with close access to baltimore especially for those going to hopkins
we enjoyed walking in the neighborhood and exploring the wetland park at the end of the street
this place was great it was so cute
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7. Centrally located rental near Centennial Park (from USD 67)

Centrally located in Ellicott City, this lower-level suite makes an ideal starting point for travelers. It is close to the beautiful Centennial Park, not to mention the major highways, attractions, and dining options in the surrounding area.

With one bedroom and an attached bathroom, this vacation rental makes an ideal accommodation for up to three guests. Guests can also access a dining area and a spacious backyard that is perfect for birdwatching. Amenities in this rental include air conditioning, central heating, and exercise equipment. For entertainment, guests are provided with books, toys, and a TV as well.

Suite with access to backyard - Lower Level
Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
27 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful spacious and cozy room with a wonderful view of the woods
Cleanliness:
i enjoyed coming here the inside is very clean and the bed was very comfortable
very nice and clean place comfortable bed and very smooth with check-in process i love the plants
bonus for cleanliness and sweet scented home
bed was comfortable and room was inviting and clean
the room was cozy clean and fresh with all the comforts of home
Host:
the host was also very kind
sarfraz is a very welcoming host
they were both extremely hospitable and friendly
sarfraz and his wife are charming helpful and gracious hosts
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8. Private yacht rental in Canton (from USD 85)

This beautiful, 26-foot (8-meter) cabin cruiser is outfitted with elegant leather furnishings and wood paneling. It is located in Canton and convenient to Fells Point, many bars, restaurants, and attractions all within walking distance. The yacht has secure dock access and there is private parking. In the main cabin, there is a corner sofa which converts into a bed, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a TV. There is also a separate bedroom with a queen-size bed and bathroom with shower. Enjoy the night lights of the harbor while lounging on the top deck.

Private Yacht Rental
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
370 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the sleeping cabins are very comfortable
a/c worked well too
portable ac units throughout the cabin kept it at a comfortable temperature
the fans and air conditioners were perfect for keeping a comfortable temperature throughout the cabin
we loved sitting in the open night air and watching the city from our cozy place to stay
Cleanliness:
awesome time on cristhian’s boat clean and comfy
the cabin offered a clean cool escape from the heat
cristhan gave very precise instructions upon arrival yacht was clean and the beds were very comfy
the yacht was private clean and in a safe location
Host:
host was awesome from onset of reservation
great stay with a great host
hosts are great and respond quickly
the host is incredible and will make sure you have any and all information needed quickly
christian is a great host
Location:
the location is safe and within easy walking distance to great restaurants and retail
great place to stay close to everything
walking distance from many great restaurants and fun bars
great location cozy and relaxing
great location felt very safe
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9. Two-room guest suite in Catonsville (from USD 85)

Located in picturesque Catonsville, Maryland is this 90-year-old brick Colonial house with a private, two-room guest suite. Downtown Baltimore is 20 minutes away, BWI airport and Amtrak station 15 minutes, and the street is located on a bus route. You can take a beautiful 3.5-mile (5.6-kilometer) walk to historic Ellicott City. The suite’s living room and bedroom are furnished with a mixture of Colonial style and modern furniture. The living room is spacious and comfortable with a fireplace, cable TV, skylights and sofa bed. The bedroom has a double bed, desk, armoire and built-in shelving. The bedroom and living room are adjoined to a full bath with a whirlpool tub. There are a mini-fridge, coffee maker and microwave in the suite, but no kitchen. Storage space is available (closet and chest of drawers, luggage rack). Outside, the beautifully landscaped backyard has a private patio with a table and chairs and a swimming pool.

Rollingside: Two-Room Guest Suite
Catonsville, Maryland, United States
407 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the couch was especially comfortable
the space is beautiful with bright natural light during the day and a warm cozy vibe
very clean and comfortable with a nice view of the gardens
very nice quiet 2 room suite
enjoyed their swimming pool and the backyard for an overnight staycation
Cleanliness:
clean room and bathroom
super clean private and really nice
so clean so relaxing and so many personal touches
it was so clean beautiful convenient and comfortable
everything is sparkling clean and very cozy
Host:
the hosts are gracious and accommodating
kind hosts and a great place
the hosts are friendly amenable flexible and helpful
cal and colleen are wonderful hosts
beautiful guest house with friendly hosts
Location:
convenient location and comfortable stay
quiet neighborhood near lovely old town
great place nice location
great location loved my stay would recommend
cal and colleen were very welcoming and close proximity to airport
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10. Private guest suite close to downtown Baltimore (from USD 70)

Solo adventurers, business travelers or couples would love to stay at this private guest suite in a home that is very conveniently located. The suite has a private entrance and offers a studio setup. It has a comfortable queen-size bed, a flat-screen TV, a full bathroom, storage space, a kitchenette, and a workspace. The local light rail station is at a walking distance from this property while downtown Baltimore is a mere 15 minutes’ drive away.

Private Guest Suite; Just A Few Minutes from BWI!
Linthicum Heights, Maryland, United States
354 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no kitchen sink but we survived
comfortable bed too
an amazing and cozy little space i plan on attempting to get this space whenever i’m in town
Cleanliness:
very clean and good value
bathroom was nice and clean
it was clean and inviting and very stylish
this is an awesome host clean apartment and excellent communication
there are so many thoughtful personal touches in the space and it was super clean and comfortable
Host:
the host was very nice
great host enjoyed my stay
good place the host is very nice
wonderful space and the host was terrific
she is kind and responsive
Location:
great place close to the airport
bwi is super close
a sweet little private suite close to bwi
it’s super close to eateries and not far from the airport
everything was made easy location is great very close to bwi which is what we needed
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11. Charming cottage in Ellicott City

If you’re looking for cottages for rent in Ellicott City, then this property is perfect for you. This charming cottage has retained its character and sense of history. It was originally a blacksmith shop built in 1855 but has been converted to a lovely 1100-square foot (102-square meter) detached cottage featuring open, hand-axed beams, stone walls and decorated in a rustic style. The cottage is essentially three rooms: an eat-in kitchen, a ladder-accessible loft with queen bed above the kitchen, and a large great room. The large great room TV/lounge area has a sectional couch, leather chair, wood stove, two queen beds, and even a ping-pong table. There is one full bathroom with a shower. In the rear of the cottage is a private, covered porch and another in front which is less private, but a nice spot to greet the morning sun.

Charming Cottage in Ellicott City
Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
432 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice quit cottage for a little get away fit our family of four and was cozy
kitchen is user friendly with all amenities
it was a wonderful and cozy cottage we really enjoyed our stay
the cottage was cute and cozy with more room than the pictures show
my sister and i were more than comfortable
Cleanliness:
the place was clean and as advertised
clean and comfortable
very clean and cozy
the house had charm comfort and cleanliness
photos do no justice for the immese charm and uniqueness this space offers immaculate cleanliness and beautiful neighborhood
Host:
the hosts were super helpful when we had questions
they were very responsive when we had questions
hosts were nice and accommodating
jen & dave were great hosts
our hosts went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful
Location:
great location
it is a great location
it's in a great location for access to baltimore
this location offered the best of both worlds
really nice and cozy cottage close to old town elicott city
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12. Spacious room in historic Ellicott City

Those looking for vacation rentals in Ellicott City will be interested in this listing. In an area with an eclectic blend of pastoral farms, historic towns, and suburban communities, you can enjoy at home living in this spacious second-story bedroom with a private bath. The bedroom has everything to make your stay comfortable and convenient. There is a queen bed, wing back chair, desk and chair, and a large window that brightens up the room. Adjoining the bedroom is a private, full bathroom with a shower. Guests have access to a second-story balcony with barbecue and table and chairs. There is also a swimming pool.

Spacious Rm W/ Private Bath in the Rm
Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
90 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed and bedding were especially comfortable and the ceiling fan also added to the room's comfort
a place to rest to shower have some snacks coffee peace and quiet
we were provided a queen bed with a separate mattress on the ground which was very comfortable
my favorite part was waking up to coffee and breakfast every morning
the room was huge quite and comfortable you barely knew that mikaela and lou were there
Cleanliness:
exceptionally clean and comfortable
quiet neat and clean place
the room is clean and cozy
clean quiet comfortable and affordable
quite neat and clean place
Host:
mikaela is a great host
very gracious host
very gracious host
mikaela is a wonderful host very kind and accommodating
mikaela was a great host very informative and accommodating
Location:
very easy location and beautiful
mikaela’s home is located in a safe neighborhood very convenient and close to several shopping centers
it is an ideal place for a peaceful weekend getaway
location is especially convenient with nice places to go for a run or walk
it a big room with a bathroom very affordable in a great location near old ellicot city
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13. Two-story colonial home

You will feel right at home in this lovely two-story colonial home on an intimate, wooded, cul-de-sac. There are walking trails and fishing nearby. The private bedroom with queen-size bed has lots of natural light. Room amenities include a 32-inch TV, wireless access, chest of drawers, closet with a laundry basket, hangers, an iron and ironing board. The full bathroom has a shower/tub combo and linen closet with fresh bed linens, towels, and cleaning supplies. Outside on the property is a gazebo and pond.

Country Oasis Getaway
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
67 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
check in was a breeze wifi was great and tara and brian are wonderful hosts
the bed & bath linens were excellent
tara's place allowed me to get the comfortable rest i needed during a very arduous work week
nice tv as in the picture
the room was equipped with the necessities that made our stay relaxing and enjoyable i
Cleanliness:
guaranteed a super clean cozy stay
the room and adjoining bathroom were very clean and comfortable
the room is very clean and super comfortable with a clean private attached bath
clean comfortable room and private bath
the room and bathroom were clean and inviting
Host:
hosts were very friendly
our host was very helpful kind and responsive
the hosts were friendly and helpful
hosts are amazing and the hospitality is out of this world
great host with a great place
Location:
i recommend this location to all
it was quite and the location was fantastic
great quiet neighborhood but close to everything we wanted to do in the area
the neighborhood is beautiful and quiet
i have to say the house and location offer serenity and peacefulness
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14. Comfy room

If you need a comfortable and spacious private room that is conveniently close to historic downtown Ellicott City, downtown Baltimore and BWI, this spacious apartment in a quiet suburban neighborhood is worth checking out. The apartment is decorated in monochromatic tones of black, gray and white and furnished with contemporary furniture. The bedroom has a comfortable queen bed. The shared bathroom has a tub/shower. The open plan living/kitchen area has a sofa, dining table and chairs, a desk, and a kitchen island between the living area and the fully-equipped kitchen. Your host provides all needed amenities including coffee, bagels and assorted soft drinks in the morning.

Comfy room by Columbia, Bmore, BWI & Merriweather
50 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

15. Cozy room in suburban apartment

This is private, queen bedroom is in the same apartment as described in number five. The bedroom is comfortable and spacious with a walk-in closet and a shared bathroom. The apartment is convenient to everywhere, with historic downtown Ellicott City, downtown Baltimore, BWI, Columbia Mall, and Merriweather Post Pavilion all within 20 minutes.

Cozy room in suburban apartment
50 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

16. Quiet room close to BWI and downtown

This is an additional bedroom option that is available in the house in a quiet suburban neighborhood in listing number four. The bedroom has a double bed with a shared bathroom. You will love this accommodation because of the location and views. The house is close to the BWI airport, Centennial, and Patapsco Parks.

Quite Rm Close to BWI & Downtown
49 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

17. Lower level suite

You will have this private basement apartment all to yourself. Everything you need, including a large living room, one bedroom with a queen-size bed and a large closet are at your disposal. The suite also has a den with a single bed and wardrobe and a bathroom with a standing shower. The fully-stocked eat-in kitchen has a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, four burner range with oven, and a full-size refrigerator. You will also have a private entrance and on-site parking.

Private One Bedroom and a Den Lower Level Suite
9 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 4 Guests

18. Comfortable room in private basement

You will have everything you need in this newly completed 1200-square-foot basement. The shared living room area has a large TV, leather couches and four recliners, a dining table and chairs. There is a mini kitchen with coffee maker, toaster oven, and large refrigerator. The bedroom has a queen-size bed, a 32-inch TV and a large private bathroom with tub/shower. Outside is a covered patio and large fenced-in yard with a hot tub that is open year round. There is also a heated swimming pool. This accommodation is very quiet for a peaceful and enjoyable getaway.

Heated pool, hot tub, private room and bath oasis
Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
47 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

A historic and quaint destination

Part of the Baltimore metropolitan area and close to Washington, DC, Ellicott City is a historical and quaint option for sightseeing. Centennial Park, the B&O Ellicott City Station Museum, and other such attractions are some of the best things to do in Ellicott City. And the vacation homes in Ellicott City mentioned above would be a welcome and relaxing stay for business travelers or tourists. Come see why Ellicott City is one of the top 20 best places to live in the United States.

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