We spent three nights staying in Joanne and Paul's lovely home. From the start we were made to feel welcome and our hosts couldn't have been more helpful with books, pamphlets and advice to help plan our visit.
We chose the Antietam room. It is a good size, lots of cupboard and drawer space and with its own private porch for that afternoon cup of tea. Needless to say, beautifully furnished and one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. It is reached by wooden steps from the outside which might prove troublesome to someone with mobility issues, especially when it has been raining.
As one would expect from an Inn of this quality, flat screen TV, DVD with a selection of movies including an Introduction to the Battle at Antietam and lots of books on related topics. Free wifi. There was an individual unit to heat or cool the room which proved valuable as it was cold the first day and rather warm the rest of our stay.
Breakfast is around a communal table which we like as you meet so many interesting people from all over the place. Excellent breakfasts as described by fellow reviewers. Flexibility to have Continental if leaving early or just not up to a full cooked offering. Hot water to make tea and coffee always available as well as a fridge with complimentary soft drinks where you can leave your own beverages. Did I nearly forget to mention the cookies? Home made and delicious. A stay of any length would not be good for the waistline.
But what really made this stay special was the hospitality of our hosts.Nothing was too much trouble. We even got a personal tour of a local church, normally kept locked, with magnificent Tiffany windows.
Highly recommended and if you do go look out for Dusty, the prettiest cat I have seen for a long time.
- 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