We spent the weekend at this charming B&B in historic Sharpsburg, a stone's throw from Antietam Battlefield. We chose the spacious General's Quarters room with its separate entrance, private porch facing a beautiful garden, queen-sized bed and double pull-out couch, ample bathroom, mini fridge, Wi-Fi/HD TV/DVD, with ample parking in the back. Joanne and Paul, the owners, couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating. Served at 8:30 am, the breakfasts were bountiful and delicious. Juice, homemade breads, fresh fruit, scrumptious savory or sweet entree and good coffee. In the afternoon you can help yourself to a cup of tea and homemade cookies. Joanne is a very good historian and will fill you in on the inn's history as well as other interesting stories. The inn is filled with historical items they've found on the property, too. If you choose to stay close for dinner, you can walk down the street to Captain Bender's which serves good basic food. Nutter's Ice Cream is a block away, serving the best ice cream around. There are very good restaurants in Shepherdstown as well, which is only 3 miles away. Joanne can also make reservations for you, plus advise you on personalized tours of the battlefield. There is so much history to soak up, and you can certainly combine your stay with a visit to Harpers Ferry which is about a half hour away. I recommend parking at the Visitor's Center and taking the shuttle, as there's very limited parking, especially on weekends. There's a $10 fee to the park. We also ventured to the Kennedy Farm (by appt. only) where John Brown hid out prior to the raid in 1859 and the Pry House close to the battlefield where General McCellan set up headquarters, which also turned into a Union hospital. Worth a visit and very interesting. Again, if you decide to visit Antietam, one of the most pristine Civil War battlefields left in the country, please run, don't walk, to the Jacob Rohrbach Inn. You won't be disappointed.
- 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