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“A great welcome to America” 5 of 5 stars
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138 West Main Street, Sharpsburg, MD 21782   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Sharpsburg B&B and Inns
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“A great welcome to America”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Coming from UK for a tour of Civil War Battlefields, our first two nights at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn a wonderful introduction to American hospitality. We were made very welcome by Joanne the owner and shown to our rooms which were clean and spacious, with sitting areas and our own veranda. Having spent a comfortable night we were treated to a fantastic home cooked breakfast. This was served at a large dining table where we were introduced to other guests who were staying. This was a great idea so we could exchange experiences and generally get to know one another. The food was traditional American fare. Joanne gave us lots of information about local places of interest and even printed out detailed routes so that we didn't get lost. It was so convenient for Antietam battlefield and a lovely historic town with nearby vinyards.

We were travelling with friends and all agreed how nice the Inn was.
Thanks Joanne for starting our American tour in such style.

Room Tip: All rooms are good sized and have their own porch to sit out on. Harper's Ferry suite is superb...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Bergen County, NJ
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We (my wife, son and I) were heading down to Harrisonburg, VA, to visit JMU and decided to stop at Antietam for the first time. Chose Jacob Rohrbach Inn based on website, online reviews and proximity to battlefield and highway. Absolutely no regrets. Breakfast was excellent; innkeepers very knowledgeable and Joanne a good story teller; battlefield site extremely interesting. Nearby scenic Shepherdstown, WV (2 miles) was a pleasant surprise, offering several great restaurant options.

Room Tip: Harpers Ferry Room has a twin and a double bed which was just right for the 3 of us. It also has a s...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Joanne and her husband make you really feel at home in this 5 room B&B. The inn has its own historic value and Joanne will teach you about its place in that period. Fabulous breakfasts. Rooms have private entrances and there is room outside to relax with a bottle of wine after a day touring Antietam. Just 2 miles+ miles from historic and charming Shepherdstown, W.Va. with its great restaurants and shops. I've stayed at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn twice and hope to return.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This was our first stay in Antietam. I'd been looking at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn online for a few years and finally made reservations for my husband’s birthday. We stayed in the Antietam Suite, and our friends stayed in the Clara Barton Suite. It worked out great for us because of the adjoining door between the rooms. We found the Inn to be very charming and full of history. Joanne and Paul were very pleasant and accommodating! We took a battlefield tour with a local man, Bob Murphy, he was awesome!! (You can request him through the Inn). We will be back for sure!

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We enjoyed this Inn. The beds were comfortable and the room was charming. We spent some time in the living room drinking our wine and munching cookies that Joanne had made. Breakfast was good, but overwhelming. Joanne went out of her way to accommodate our vegan daughter and we appreciated that. And on the morning we left there was snow falling and snow on our car. I asked to borrow a snow scraper but Joanne went outside and scraped our car for us instead!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had a great experience at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn - Joanne and Paul were extremely friendly and helpful, and the Inn was lovely and comfortable - great beds! The location is great for all the sight-seeing in the area, and although Sharpsburg itself is pretty sleepy, we enjoyed a couple of good dinners in nearby Shepherdstown, which is a college town and has a cute downtown full of shops and restaurants. Breakfast at the Inn was delicious, and we enjoyed some of the civil war-themed DVDs they supplied in our room! It was pretty cold while we were there, or else we would have made use of their bicycle rental for touring the Antietam battlefield, but it's really nice that they offer that option. I'd highly recommend the Inn, and we hope to be back!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We visited the Jacob Rohrbach Inn based on the suggestion of National Geographic Traveler magazine in its edition covering Civil War historical sites. We ended up there on a whim, very last minute, booking same day. The Innkeepers, Joanne and Paul, truly do deserve the friendliest innkeeper award. They were very accommodating and welcoming. They provided us with driving tours for Civil War sites that they compiled themselves. They also shared an audio tour to use for the Antietam battlefield. We appreciated the binder full of local eateries menus to help navigate lunch and dinnertime. Breakfast was scrumptious and you never left hungry. This is an all-around great destination!

Room Tip: The General's Cottage is spacious and we enjoyed being separate from the house as we had our chi...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 138 West Main Street, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Location: United States > Maryland > Sharpsburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Sharpsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Sharpsburg landmark since 1804, historic ambiance with all modern amenities at the heart of the Antietam Historic Area. The privacy of a hotel with the charm, grace and comfort of a B&B. ... more   less 

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