Looking for women-owned dining, retailers and experience makers in Mountain Maryland?

From 100% owned by a woman to spouse duos to a team of females owners, we are so proud that these businesses call Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland home. To celebrate female-led business owners, we have rounded up a list and welcome your patronage. 

Frostburg Freeze

Dining Business Owners:

  • 118 Baltimore St

We are a French Macaron & Gourmet Cookie Boutique offering a unique dessert experience you can't find anywhere else.

  • 52 N Mechanic Street
  • (240) 362-7303

Southern-inspired fast-food serving smoked meats, vegetarian options, and comfort foods.

  • 82 E Main Street

Cupcakes, cookies, cakes, and confections in the heart of downtown Frostburg, Maryland.

  • 37 Baltimore Street
  • (301) 777-0037

A trendy coffee cafe, serving specialty drinks, baked goods, breakfast, and lunch. Cafe Mark offers a wide variety of flavored coffees, pastries, muffins, and delicious breakfast and lunch menus. Call today to request details for catering!

  • 10701 New Georges Creek RD SW

An Asian inspired cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • 59 Baltimore Street
  • (301) 722-9800

Locally owned since 1999. Over 100 years of combined employee service. House-made desserts, dressings, and soups. Gold Level Certified Angus Brand Beed. Unique weeknight specials. The regulars call the restaurant 'Cheers.' Just a three-minute walk from the Ramada Hotel or…

  • 2 Decatur Street
  • (301) 724-5211

Locally owned deli featuring daily specials, pies, cookies and more.

  • 225 W Main Street
  • (301) 689-3020

The Frostburg Freeze has been the area's best place for a burger and shakes since 1954, offering a wide variety of ice cream and sandwich selections, including the old-fashioned favorites such as the Boston Shakes and Big T's, as well as new menu additions, such as flavor bursts…

  • 11 Bowery Street
  • (301) 689-2220

Initially, the restaurant primarily catered to college students from the Frostburg State campus. Over time, Giuseppe's transformed into a full-service restaurant and bar. Giuseppe's understands the importance of food quality and traceability. As much as possible, food is locally…

  • 13106 Warrior Drive
  • (240) 362-7549

We serve New York Style Bagels. Espresso & Specialty Drinks served hot or iced. Serving Breakfast & Lunch. Friday's are Pizza Day with "Made from Scratch" Fresh Dough. Also, check out Betsy's Bakery.

  • 1118 Virginia Avenue

Burgers, fries, sandwiches, soups, and more for dine-in or carry-out. Beer and wine available.

  • 113 E Main Street
  • (301) 687-0210

The pizza dough is made fresh daily, the sauce is a blend of Italian plum tomatoes with fresh herbs chopped in-house, and pizzas are topped with a perfect four cheese blend made from blocks of imported cheeses. All bread, sub rolls, and buns are made in-house and baked fresh…

  • 13125 Warrior Drive
  • (301) 707-6367

Known for their rotating soft-serve 'flavors of the day' like yellow cake batter and salted caramel, their generous portion sizes, and indulgent sundaes like the 'Start your diet tomorrow' sundae or the 'Half Nuts' sundae, Livvy's is a Cresaptown-area favorite stop. Nestled in a…

  • 31706 Old Adams Road NE
  • (301) 697-3519

Locust Post Brewery is Allegany County, Maryland’s award winning, craft beer destination. Located on the beautiful, wooded property with eyes on the Appalachian Mountains, the brewery includes a complete brewing system, a taproom for taste testing, and plenty of room for exciting…

  • 60 East Main Street
  • (301) 687-0808

Mountain City Coffeehouse & Creamery is located in the heart of Historic Frostburg, Maryland, also known as Mountain City and home to Frostburg State University. Established in 1882 and rebuilt in 1938, the building stands as a treasure to the downtown landscape and enchants…

  • 1103 Oldtown Road
  • (301) 724-7827

Oscar's has been providing quality dining in greater Cumberland and surrounding areas of Maryland since 1993, featuring a large selection of quality entrée with superb service that will enhance your dining experience. Full catering services available for special events.

  • 12 West Main Street
  • (301) 689-1680

Princess Restaurant has been serving fine meals, at reasonable prices, for over 78 years and four generations. George Pappas, Sr. first started the business in 1939. In the beginning, the business existed, primarily, as a confectionary with homemade candies and a Businessman's…

  • 138 Baltimore Street
  • (301) 777-0011

Offering Cumberland, Maryland, the best homemade frozen custard in town! With their ever-changing daily flavors, they are certain that you will find your own personal favorite (or two, or three!) Their deli serves the highest quality sandwiches, soups, and salads, featuring…

  • 11 W Main Street
  • (240) 558-9463

After successfully running The Toasted Goat Winery, Donny and Kristan expanded into the brewing and distilling world. Route 40 Brewing & Distilling Co is located in the historic Hotel Gunter on Main Street in the mountain community of Frostburg, Maryland. Hotel Gunter, originally…

  • 202 Main Street
  • (240) 226-0273

Sam’s Sweets is a full service bakery located in Westernport, MD. We have a wide variety of pastries and desserts available in the shopfront daily, and complete custom orders for special events.

  • 188 West Main Street
  • (301) 689-8085

A family owned and operated restaurant established in 1994 offering great steaks, seafood, pasta, ribs and much more! Located in beautiful Frostburg, Maryland. Open 7 days a week serving lunch and dinner.

  • 14502 New Georges Creek Road SW
  • (240) 284-2431

Ten Cows Creamery and Coffee is a small-town creamery and coffee bistro offering coffee, ice cream, cheeses and a cafe-style menu and convenient service.

  • 14 S Broadway

We source our bulk dried herbs from organic growers and ethical wildcrafters, and support local growers and gatherers whenever possible. We carry a variety of herbs and herbal products, all-natural soaps, herbal teas and tea-making supplies, botanical gifts, pet items, books…

  • 147 E. Main Street
  • (301) 689-8071

Part of The Frostburg Inn, The Outback Lounge serves cold beverages--both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

  • 11 W. Main Street
  • (240) 558-9463

As one of Maryland's newest wineries, the Toasted Goat tasting room is located in the Hotel Gunter in Historic Frostburg, Maryland, in the middle of the growing Arts and Entertainment District. The Hotel Gunter has a rich and colorful history. A landmark on Frostburg's Main…

  • 68 E Main Street
  • (301) 689-6670

At The Pursuit, we want to make it easy to pursue healthy choices every day. So we make smoothies and fresh-squeezed juices that add to your health profile and give you what you need to have a happy brain and body while making your taste buds happy too!




A woman with a red hat and vibrant blue hair displays a red and black top and black shirt outfit on a mannequin.

Retail Business Owners:

  • 220 N Mechanic Street
  • (240) 609-7538

From preemie to teen and everything in between. Bella's Bargains buys and sells kids clothing and items, with a wide variety of merchandise available at reasonable prices.

  • 415 N. Centre Street
  • (301) 707-0369

Affordable elegance! Buttercup Boutique has grown to 3,200 square feet with 12 rooms of items selected to please our customers. They are a Lindsay Phillips destination store with the best selection of Switchflops and straps within 300 miles! They sell Mariana and Sorrelli…

  • 19 Broadway
  • (304) 813-4267

Cauldron Vintage is a very small, curated vintage shop in the heart of downtown Frostburg, hosting kitsch and classic styles alike.

  • 17 Howard Street Canal Place

Come in and taste their extra virgin olive oils, infused olive oils, and balsamic vinegars. Located across from Charis Winery and Distillery at the Shops at Canal Place.

  • 89 E Main Street
  • (240) 284-2154

Providing local makers with quality fiber supplies and educational opportunities. The shop specializes in American-made yarn and roving, with select yarns from international makers, and a line up of classes for beginners and experienced artists.

  • 19 East Main Street

Step into the inviting atmosphere of the General Art Store, and be greeted by friendly staff, ready to assist you with all your custom framing needs. You'll find a wide variety of mats and frames for your consideration. Whether its a photograph of a recent vacation, a favorite…

  • 10 E Main Street
  • (443) 600-7762

Small town family owned and operated toy store. We offer toys that cater to many generations.

  • 19 Depot Street
  • (301) 876-7529

Get Out & Play! Outfitters is a full service guide and outfitter, including retail. Located at the junction of the Great Allegany Passage and the C&O Canal Towpath, on the second floor of the Western Maryland Railway Station, Get Out & Play offers bike shuttles from Pittsburgh…

  • 9 W Main Street
  • (301) 265-5703

The Gladstone Mercantile Wine and Spirits is a boutique-style liquor store offering customers a wide range of wines, beers, spirits, barware, and so much more! You will also find our very own Toasted Goat Winery and Route 40 Brewing and Distilling products made right here on…

  • 294 East Main Street

Seasonal potted plants, annuals, perennials, vegetables, seed, and house plants. Victorian gift shop with silk and dried arrangements, furniture, jewelry, novelty items, cards, concrete and resin statuary, and more! Wedding consultants, sympathy flowers, holiday, event and…

  • Frostburg Business Center
  • (301) 689-6211

Since 1995 J&S Pawn and Gun has provided the highest standard of integrity, quality, value and service in the pawn loan industry. As a customer you are the most important part of our business. We promise to continue serving you with excellence by leading pawn loan industry in…

  • 10 E Main Street

Not only is Ladybug Boutique your one-stop LuLaRoe dressing room, but it is your one-stop gift shop as well. Stop by and see what products are currently being carried for your gift-giving needs. We specialize in gifts for a cause (donation for each item purchased) as well as…

  • 17 W Main Street

Madison Paige Boutique is a women's clothing store specializing in trendy and chic women's clothing and accessories. Madison Paige Boutique is a chic little boutique located in Frostburg, MD. Abby Lindner opened Madison Paige in March 2018. Owners, Gary and Abby live in Frostburg…

  • 2 E. Main Street
  • (301) 689-5605

Established in 1989, Main Street Books is an essential stop when visiting Frostburg, Maryland, offering a unique variety of new books, cards, calendars, crafts, games, journals, music and more. Check out the changing window display, and stop in to see what's new. The friendly…

  • 50 N Centre Street
  • (240) 362-7273

Myla & Maple | Style Bar & Boutique is gearing up to redefine style and elegance in the Queen City. Get ready for a shopping experience like no other.

  • 55 Baltimore Street
  • (240) 478-5989

Artful and Exotic Interiors... in miniature! Handcrafted boxes: finely detailed and decoratively painted. By themselves, the boxes make an artful statement, but their fanciful exteriors mask the real magic of the work~ that which lies within. It isn’t until one peers through…

  • 26 W Main Street
  • (240) 284-2453

Muddy Creek Crafts is a shabby chic home decor and custom design retail store. Our purpose is to provide a friendly and engaging experience to our customers to assist them in decorating their homes inside and out as well as providing our customers with a unique and relaxed…

  • 7 W Main Street
  • (301) 265-5704

The Old Forty Trading Co. is an apparel shop that focuses on outdoor outfitting and adventures. Our focus is on local adventure in our Mountain Town- The Gap Trail, local streams and rivers, fly fishing, kayaking, biking, etc. We house brands such as Simply Southern, Camelbak…

  • 212 N Centre Street
  • (301) 876-2820

A special retail experience created to inspire & nurture our desire to live a beautiful life. We have created a sweet, modern sanctuary to gather, connect and enjoy a specially chosen selection of elevated lifestyle offerings - thoughtful home goods, jewelry & apparel, clean…

  • 135 E Main Street

Offering custom and personalized items, local team gear, apparel, decor, jewelry and gifts, and items from talented tri-state residents.

  • 37 E Main Street
  • (301) 689-3909

Helping your pets live the longest, healthiest lives possible all starts with feeding them healthy, fresh food. Pet Wants' carefully developed proprietary pet food is slow-cooked in small batches with fresh, high-quality ingredients once per month, so every kibble is guaranteed…

  • 18 E Main Street
  • (301) 876-7862

Runners' Wings is a specialty running and fitness store offering shoes, insoles, apparel, and other accessories that are accessible to everyone — from seasoned runners to first timers and walkers and even those with movement limitations. We offer the best in brands (like Brooks…

  • 9 East Main Street
  • (301) 689-9748

Spectrum Designs, LLC is the residential and commercial interior design firm of Heather Lancaster. Heather studied interior design at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and has extensive experience in multiple areas of interior design including residential, commercial, and model…

  • 15 North Centre Street
  • (301) 722-2284

Offering a full line of new and used general interest and regional/local history titles along with the latest best-sellers. Established over 50 years ago as a magazine wholesaler and newsstand, The Book Centre continues the connection today - offering the areas' largest magazine…

  • 14 S Broadway

We source our bulk dried herbs from organic growers and ethical wildcrafters, and support local growers and gatherers whenever possible. We carry a variety of herbs and herbal products, all-natural soaps, herbal teas and tea-making supplies, botanical gifts, pet items, books…

  • 22 South Water Street
  • (301) 689-6500

The Vapor Room is an independently owned e-cigarette company with four locations! TVR was the first full service brick and mortar store in Maryland and one of the first in the nation in 2010! The business started out of pure love for the product and it's benefits, with the sole…

  • 56 N Centre Street
  • (240) 580-8545

Toil & Trouble, LLC is a destination shopping experience located in Historic Downtown Cumberland, MD. We offer unique, magical, and curious items to delight children and adults, alike! With an online store, events, and contests, Toil & Trouble has something for all ages.

  • 22 S Water Street
  • (240) 284-2035

Yellow K Records is a label built by brothers. Dedicated to the memory of a brother lost and ran by brothers found. Yellow K Records music and vinyl shop is located in Frostburg, Maryland. The owners of Yellow K Records have a special connection with music and are proud to…



A man and woman stand in front of a red door holding a bright blue bike.

Experience Focused Business Owners:

  • 20020 Potomac Overlook

Alpacas at River's Edge Farm breeds and boards alpacas on 35+ acres nestled in the picturesque mountains of Western Maryland overlooking the Potomac River. Their work is both a lifestyle and a passion, serious quality in a fun environment - full of happy critters and nice people…

  • 15613 Trimble Road NW
  • (301) 687-0664

This historic farm, located just outside Mt. Savage, was established over 200 years ago. It includes three museums (the Farmhouse Museum, Agricultural Museum in the c.1783 barn, and the Coal Camp Museum) plus acres of gardens, greenhouses, a sawmill, and three outdoor pavilions…

  • 3 Pershing St

Your group will look for clues, open locks, decipher messages, solve puzzles all while trying to complete your mission and beat the clock! Mobile rooms available!

  • 157 Baltimore Street

Now offering a wide variety of fun! Visit the premier, private axe-throwing, and golf simulator experience lounge located in Downtown Cumberland, MD. Fore Axes is the only facility in western Maryland that gives our guests private throwing lanes and golf bays packaged with 1-on-1…

  • 108 Decatur Street
  • (301) 722-4887

Packaging trips along the C&O Canal and the Great Allegany Passage and all points between. Whether it's a weekend getaway or the full trek from Pittsburgh to Washington, we handle all the details; lodging (B&B Inns and the finer hotels), delicious gourmet meals and attractions…

  • 25 East Main Street
  • (301) 687-8040

Mountain City Traditional Arts is dedicated to the education, sales, documentation, and perpetuation of regional art and cultural heritage. Located at 25 East Main Street, in Downtown Frostburg's Arts & Entertainment District, Mountain City Traditional Arts features a diverse…

  • 1313 National Hwy Ste 14
  • (240) 707-0770

Stop in at Mr. Toad's Pottery's freshly renovated and centrally located DIY Art Studio in LaVale, Maryland. You can make your next masterpiece anytime, no reservations required (except for classes, field trips, birthday parties, and events). They carry a huge selection of already…

  • 19 Depot Street

This 2-hour round trip takes you through idyllic mountain scenery, alongside a famous cycling trail, and back to the historic Frostburg train depot. The tour is not physically strenuous and it is suitable for all ages and abilities!

  • 86 Baltimore Street

Wheelzup Adventures is an outdoor adventure store located right downtown historic downtown Cumberland. We carry top brand outdoor apparel like Helly Hansen, Smartwool, Kavu, Mountain Khakis to name a few. We offer bicycles, water sports and walking tours. We are you one stop shop…

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