A new tourism attraction in Montgomery County’s 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve has arrived. Under new ownership and sporting a freshly completed renovation, The Comus Inn has made good on its promise back in August to become a community gathering place for visitors and residents.
Inspired by his father’s “have some fun today” motto, owner Doug Yurechko was determined to transform the 5.26-acre property into a unique dining destination that was representative of Upcounty‘s “untucked elegance” vibe without swaying too far from the surrounding countryside’s historic charm and ambiance.
“Comus Inn is, first and foremost, a community recreation and entertainment destination,” says Yurechko. “I want guests and their four-legged friends to hang out and leisurely spend a day in good company, while enjoying our culinary team’s highly creative menu.”
The Comus Inn will soft open to the public on Wednesday, October 28. Hours will be Wednesday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. On Saturday from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Here is an Exclusive Peak Inside The Comus Inn:
The entryway features high ceilings and a cozy seating area. The rustic light fixture and artwork are a nod to the farms in the Agricultural Reserve.
There is a variety of seating throughout the property that are sure to satisfy everyone in your group. The Comus Inn does not offer traditional seated service. Food and drinks are ordered and paid via a QR code. Servers then deliver your order directly to the table.
There is a lower level dining room with a welcoming bar area and friendly bartenders ready to serve you a local beer or glass of wine.
Adjacent to the bar area on the lower level is additional seating for guests looking to gather at communal tables.
The patio was transformed into an expansive beer garden, complete with sweeping views of Sugarloaf Mountain. Past the pergola, a bubbling pond surrounded by Adirondack chairs is a perfect place to soak in the landscape, while the corn hole and life-size chess games will keep you entertained for hours.
The overhead string lighting gives the space a romantic glow as the sun dips into the horizon. A stage is sure to become the hub of many future local performers.
Start your meal with a plate of loaded totes. But these aren’t just any loaded tots. They are called Everything Tots and feature smoked salmon ribbons, crème freche, salmon caviar, dill, pickled onions, capers and chopped egg.
Much like the tots, Comus Inn isn’t serving just any kind of wedge salad. It’s a true “knife and fork” salad. This version of a wedge is topped with hearty chunks of candied bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and chunky blue cheese dressing. If you look closely, edible flowers dot the crisp iceberg lettuce.
If you’ve ever wanted to eat a BLT sandwich the length of your arm, then order Chef Sammy D’s XXXL Two Handed BLTA. While made for two, this beast will certainly satisfy one BIG appetite. Crusty sourdough bread is piled high with thick cut bacon, fresh spinach, beefsteak tomatoes, chipotle mayo and sliced avocado.
Of course, wash down your meal with a cold draft from a local brewery featured on the Tastemakers Trail. We recommend the Bunkhouse by Waredaca Brewing Company or the Scrum & Hooker by True Respite Brewing Company.
Looking for things to do near the Comus Inn? Check out these posts: Take a Scenic Drive and Discover UpCounty, Reasons to Hike Sugarloaf Mountain, and Chef Sammy D is Coming to Comus Inn & Shares a Recipe to Celebrate.