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“Robert E. Lee Would Have Loved the Place!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Inn at Antietam
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220 East Main Street, Sharpsburg, MD 21782   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Sharpsburg B&B and Inns
Chicago, Illinois
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“Robert E. Lee Would Have Loved the Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

If you are a Civil War buff, as we are, and you are visiting the Antietam battlefield, as we have on several occasions, there are only two places to stay--the Inn at Antietam, which is located on the battlefield, and the Bavarian Inn, located a few miles away on the Potomac River in Shepardstown, West Virginia. We have stayed at the Inn at Antietam on three occasions, the penthouse twice. Bob and Charles are superb hosts. The breakfasts are wonderful. In three days, we had plenty of time to cover the entire battlefield, visit the adjacent National Cemetery, nearby South Mountain and the Pry and Douglas homes, shop in Shepardstown and take a trip to historic Harper's Ferry. Read the new book, "The Long Road to Antietam" by Richard Slotkin, then check in at Inn at Antietam and visit the Cornfield, West Woods, Bloody Lane and Burnside's Bridge and it will all come to life before your eyes. Sharpsburg hasn't changed much since 1862. Oh, and don't forget to stop at Robert E. Lee's headquarters. He would have loved to stay at Inn at Antietam.

Room Tip: The penthouse is comfortable and spacious.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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North Plymouth, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Our group( all family) rented all the rooms last weekend - 2 More stayed down the street at the much more hospitable "Jacob Rohrbach Inn". When they came to join us to discuss dinner plans, they were not allowed in - registered guest only. We were told we could not congregate and were sent outdoors in the cool weather. My sister-in-law, a 63 year old librarian, was lectured 3 times.
Hampton Inn looks better and better.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The location of the Inn at Antietam is perfect for history buffs visiting the park -- and it's close to other historical sites as well. Bob and Charles were delightful -- great stories, dry humor, really caring. Room was attractive and comfortable. Food was excellent. Advice was too. We stay at B&Bs whenever we can and this is among the best. Great value for the money in an area known to be expensive. Wish we could have stayed more than a couple of days. Trees were beautiful at this time of year and I loved the picturesque vistas wherever we drove.

Room Tip: Garden Room was very comfortable.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gorleston-on-Sea, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The inn was charming with lovely period rooms. The location was excellent for the Antietam battlefield site. There are numerous restaurants within a 5 to 10 minute drive. The delicious multi-course breakfast was wonderful and the hosts were lovely, as was their little dog Amy.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oyster Bay, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed two nights in the penthouse, which was renovated with an eye towards detail. There was a small TV provided, no internet access, but the bed was extremely comfortable, and there was a separate sitting room with a view of the rear of the property. Charles and Robert were very friendly, had some good stories to share, and made a nice breakfast each morning. Don't expect a large hungry man meal, however we found the house and the owners to be charming, and fit in with the historic flavor of the area. The location is perfect for visiting the battle field, and Shepherdstown and Harpers Ferry are in close proximity.

Room Tip: We also looked at the Rose room, which is $40 cheaper and also has a separate sitting room, however...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Inn and found it to be very charming in it's decor. It's clean and serene in the setting. I liked the location for us to tour the battlefield, and also visit Shepherdstown and the bike trail. You get a nice breakfast - not a lot of food, but adequate. The one gentleman was very nice, but the other one was not very friendly. I have been to many bed and breakfast establishments, and I do feel this is a bit overpriced also.

Room Tip: We had the Rose Room - first floor, nice size and nicely styled.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

This inn is charming and right next to the Antietam cemetery. Breakfast was delicious (my teenage son said it was the highlight of his trip) and the coffee kept coming! Bob and Charles are delightful -- with many entertainment stories to tell. You can be quiet and come and go as you please -- or spend time getting to know these delightful fellas! Amy the dog was so sweet -- and while others have noted the inn owners are "mature" -- they still have a twinkle in their eye and know how to make you feel at home with small touches like Andes mints at night and sodas in the solarium if you need them. We stayed in the Bluebird Suite -- perfect for hubby and I -- with a small, comfy suite and day bed for my teenage son. The inn is for sale as Bob and Charles plan to retire. This gem is very clean -- and while there was no TV in the rooms or even Internet access -- my husband and I found it to be part of the charm!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 220 East Main Street, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Location: United States > Maryland > Sharpsburg
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Sharpsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
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