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Prince George’s Couple Opens Vacation Retreat in Upper Marlboro

As fall descends upon Prince George’s County, nestled amid the beauty is the Wellspring Manor and Spa — a serene retreat destination on more than seven acres of nostalgic ambience dating back nearly three centuries.

More than a traditional bed and breakfast, the tastefully decorated colonial-style manor house, along with a luxury spa and exquisite art gallery reflect the detailed restoration efforts of owners Kevin and Lisa Alexander, who in March purchased the property formerly belonging to members of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s family.

The elegant living room at Wellspring Manor and Spa is decorated in muted colors that inspire an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation. (Dorothy Rowley/The Washington Informer)
The elegant living room at Wellspring Manor and Spa is decorated in muted colors that inspire an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation. (Dorothy Rowley/The Washington Informer)

“After looking at other places in the county that were also beautiful yet not very accessible, I finally discovered this property a year ago,” said Lisa Alexander of the first-class getaway that recently opened with a grand weekend-long reception. “Once I found this location, I excitedly called my husband and he rushed right over. It had been vacant for five or six years and our idea was to create another luxury destination for the county, because other than the MGM at National Harbor, there was no other vacation escape in Prince George’s County.”

Alexander said the previous owners made a feeble attempt to make much-needed upgrades to bring the place up to the couple’s expectations, so she and Kevin rolled up their sleeves and hired contractors in preparation for the extensive work.

“The sellers were very motivated, so now we are the beneficiaries,” Alexander said of the now-lavish five-bedroom abode, each of which has its own private bath.

She said that in addition to the chef on duty to prepare meals in the manor’s stunningly redesigned kitchen, the three-story house boasts an upscale restaurant-atmosphere basement the couple will use as rental space for a variety of social events.

For more information on Wellspring Manor and Spa, call 301-288-6002 or email info@wellspringmanor.com.

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Dorothy Rowley – Washington Informer Staff Writer

I knew I had to become a writer when at age nine I scribbled a note to my younger brother’s teacher saying I thought she was being too hard on him in class. Well, the teacher immediately contacted my mother, and with tears in her eyes, profusely apologized. Of course, my embarrassed mother dealt with me – but that didn’t stop me from pursuing my passion for words and writing. Nowadays, as a “semi-retiree,” I continue to work for the Washington Informer as a staff writer. Aside from that, I keep busy creating quirky videos for YouTube, participating in an actor’s guild and being part of my church’s praise dance team and adult choir. I’m a regular fixture at the gym, and I like to take long road trips that have included fun-filled treks to Miami, Florida and Jackson, Mississippi. I’m poised to take to the road again in early 2017, headed for New Orleans, Louisiana. This proud grandmother of two – who absolutely adores interior decorating – did her undergraduate studies at Virginia Union University and graduate work at Virginia State University.

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