The Western Maryland college town of Frostburg charms me every time I go. It’s not just because my artist brother (M Edelman Art) lives there, but because the town is so quirky and teeny tiny (population in 2010 was just a smidgen over 9,000). Tucked into the Appalachians, the scenery is simply stunning with gentle mountains dotted with homes.
Downtown Frostburg, which began to pop up in the late 1800s, still holds tight to an historic vibe. Its easy to stroll Main Street and have the ghosts of the past walk by my side. And, I love that.
The historic Failingers Hotel Gunter was built in 1896. Unique to the property was a jail and a cock-fighting arena, and later a speakeasy during the Prohibition Era.