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“Great room, friendly owners” 4 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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“Great room, friendly owners”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Stayed 2 nights while we toured Antietam, Harper's Ferry, and Monocacy. Extremely friendly owners, enjoyed the company of the other guests, breakfast was wonderful. Very accomodating - made me a special pot of cocoa! Only a short distance to the battlefield and lots of good eating in town, Shepardstown, and Boonsboro. Never had a bad meal. Hope the bikers got back to DC OK!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great location to the battlefield and to a number of excellent restaurants. Hosts were great. Really enjoyed our breakfast "history lessons" about the battlefield, the inn, and the surrounding town. Had a great time.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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 May 26, 2014

We arrived around 5:30, and were asked whether we planned to visit the Antietam battlefield. When we said, unfortunately we are getting here so late that it just isn't possible. She told us that while the visitor's center was closed, the park would be open until dark and offered to lend us a CD of an audio guide to the battlefield. While we had to rush a bit, we were able to see much of the sites and get a good feel for what happened there and the significance. She also told us that Shepherdstown, West Virginia, just across the Potomac, was W.Va.'s oldest town and had a number of nice restaurants. So right after our drive through the park, we drove there to have dinner. A quick stroll down old bricked sidewalks, and a number of good choices. The House itself has a lot of character, the accomodations were very comfortable, and the breakfast was great. The guidance that we got though, is what made us feel as if we had visited the area rather than just passed through.

Room Tip: Our room was great, next to the door to the balcony, where it would have been nice to sit and relax...
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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 May 24, 2014

We stayed here a night while visiting Antietam and just prior to a long bike ride back to DC on the C&O Canal Trail, and had a wonderful time in this historic and friendly inn. The next morning we awoke to a superb and hearty breakfast to start the journey home.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The inn is a charming old house, right in town for easy walking to restuarant and ice cream shop, and just a few minutes' drive from the battlefield. Rooms set up as suites with sitting areas, lots of space for relaxing. Well furnished with everything one needs from hair dryer to flashlight and Kleenex by the bed, along with good TV and DVD, complimentary bottles of water. Joann is very friendly hostess and excellent cook. Delicious plentiful breakfast -- crumbcake outstanding. She is also knowledgeable about history of the house and the area. A good experience all in all. Would go back.

Green Features: Recycling is always good, and they have bin for water bottles right by the back door.
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Charlemont, Massachusetts
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We enjoyed our room at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn. It was spacious, clean, well appointed and we slept quite well. Since we stayed two nights, we had a chance to rate breakfast based on more than one experience. Both the soufflé and the quiche were served cold, or room temperature at best. Everything else, juice, coffee, breads and fruit were OK. I'd skip the cold stuff.

The Inn's website led us to a tour guide for Antietam battlefield. Bob is a gem who tailors his approach to his clients. Very worthwhile!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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JRIowner, Owner at Jacob Rohrbach Inn, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Your review says it is for a stay in May, but actually it was a weekend in April that you arrived in the same car with Bob H (next review) . We are sorry you didn't enjoy the entree's, however you said nothing at the time, so how could we fix it?
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The breakfast fruit and coffee were good but the the quiche was cold. The house is historic and interesting, but the bed squeaked. The Hostess was friendly but overly-talkative. Great location for Antietam Battlefield.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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JRIowner, Owner at Jacob Rohrbach Inn, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
You seemed like a self-confident adult but you stayed two nights, Saturday and Sunday, without mentioning any problems. You say there was a problem with your bed, had we known we could have remedied that right away. At breakfast on Sunday when asked you said the breakfast was excellent, but after leaving you write here about a problem with the food. The quiche you were served is a recipe that is traditionally served a room temperature. If you had mentioned it at the time we could have adjusted it for you right away. My wife takes pride in sharing her knowledge of the history of the the Rohrbach family, the murder of Jacob Rohrbach, the house, and how it all ties in with the Battle of Antietam. Most people appreciate her story.
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Additional Information about Jacob Rohrbach Inn

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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