From the moment we entered the gate and drove up the driveway, then saw the view, we could feel ourselves begin to relax. Then we met Michelle, the innkeeper, and felt even better. She is so outgoing and friendly and immediately makes you feel like a longtime friend. She showed us around the lovely home, which was beautifully decorated for the fall season. Tina, the gal responsible for keeping the place clean, was as busy as ever tidying up our room since we arrived early to take advantage of the gorgeous day. It's all about having a good time here and that we did. There were ten of us staying the last night, all different ages and backgrounds. We sat around the fire that Michelle had built, some sipping wine which is graciously provided, along with beer, soda (or pop if you're from Pittsburgh!) cider, coffee,or tea. We had a blast laughing, sharing funny stories, and just kicking back and relaxing. It was the most fun we've ever had at a bed and breakfast.
Some previous guests were put off by the stinkbugs that were quite prolific upstairs because of the warm fall weather. These guys just wanted to come in and enjoy the ambience, too. This is no fault of the innkeepers because they did everything they could to get rid of them. Once the weather gets cooler, they'll be long gone much to everyone's relief.
Michelle and Tina work very hard to prepare and serve a hearty breakfast and see that everyone is satisfied. That speaks volumes to couples like us who stay at B&Bs because they usually are so much friendlier than a hotel. Anything we needed, we just had to ask. Our room was always very clean and tidy. The towels were thick and plentiful, and the sheets soft and comfy. We both enjoyed a soak in the tub after a long day of sightseeing. Michelle's recommendations for restaurants in the area were spot on. We totally enjoyed Bistro 112 and the Press Room in Shepherdstown along with Dan's Restaurant and Tap Room in Boonsboro. Visiting Antietam Battlefield is a must and for wine lovers, Breaux Winery was very nice. Nutter's Ice Cream shop in Sharpsburg serves up the biggest cones we've ever had. Yum!
We had a lovely two-night stay in the Overlook Room. We walked around the beautiful grounds, sat in the Adirondack chairs looking out on the magnificent views, and enjoyed the company of Michelle, Tina, and the other guests. We came to relax and unwind and this B&B totally fit the bill.
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