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“Charming Friendly Inn” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jacob Rohrbach Inn

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Jacob Rohrbach Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Sharpsburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Stevensville, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Charming Friendly Inn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

We chose the Jacob Rohrbach Inn to stay the night after visiting Antietam and Shephardstowm after viewing Trip Advisor recommendations. Our room was large, well furnished, and spotless. Our innkeepers were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The Inn has a perfect location to visit history-rich sites for the civil war, enjoy biking, hiking, and river activities, and take avantage of the numerous excellent restaurants available in the area. Our breakfast at the Inn was delicious and served family style....our dinner at the Bavarian Inn Ratskeller in nearby Shepardstown was delicious, attractive and accomodated casually dressed tourists as welcomed guests. We will definitely choose The Jacob Rohrbach Inn again when we visit this area next year.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Leslie G
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  • Location
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

My husband Dave and I stayed in the Antietam Room. There was a private porch and a clean, nice sized,,pretty room with reading materials on the existing Inn and area. Breakfast was excellent including coffee,teas, juices fresh baked goods( baked onsite by Joanne), peaches from the yard and homemade pancakes, eggs and sausage and other delights ,which Paul and Joanne whipped up to order! We've been to many other bed and breakfast around the country and feel this was the best service and comfort we have ever received z11

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Suzan W
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London
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

I seldom write reviews but this place gets top marks - five stars in every category
Had a lovely evening and night's stay at the Jacob Rohrbach in Sharpsburg after a busy day's sightseeing at Antietam and Harper's Ferry for which this place is perfectly situated. There's a good bar/restaurant just 200 yards away and a fantastic ice-cream parlour where most of the town was gathered on a balmy summer's evening in June.
For a visiting Brit the whole experience was perfect and for me, a real feeling of being IN America rather than in a dreary chain hotel. The General's Quarters were great - very atmospheric and with my own porch, a perfect spot for relaxing.
We run our own B&B in the UK (www.thebarnatroundhurst.com) and I certainly took away some tips from Joanne - the breakfast was delicious and her informal history chat was fascinating, but I won't spoil the story - go and hear it yourself.

Room Tip: All the rooms look lovely but the General's Quarters is the real deal!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank connmail
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

What a beautiful comfy B&B, every detail was thought of from the porch with comfortable seating to the elegant towels. Joannes' breakfast were so beautifully presented each morning, and delicious too. We will definatly come back and stay at this Inn.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Marjorie273
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

I always stay at this place whenever I am traveling from NC to NY. It is always about halfway for me, and honestly I absolutely love staying here. Joanne is lovely and always helpful. Not to mention her breakfast is amazing! The rooms are older in style, because they are historical recreations. However they are always clean and comfortable. The beds are also very comfortable. I have stayed in almost every room there, and recommend getting one with a porch access if possible. I love to just sit in the backyard, view the garden and read. It is very relaxing. Another great thing is that just a few minutes down the road are some great restaurants. They are in a small nearby town, and I would highly recommend The Press Room. I love staying here and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay and relax or see some historical sites.

Room Tip: Get a porch access room. Bike rentals are available.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lindsey M
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Norwalk, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

We stayed in the Jackson Room which is very spacious and comfortable and having the separate entrance with a private patio was a plus. Joanne's breakfasts were wonderful and her knowledge of the area and helpful hints of where to go and what to do "behind the scenes" were extremely helpful.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank JoeGail
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Woodbury nj
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

I would recommend staying here if you are in this area. We stayed in the General's Quarter's room, which is in a separate building from the main house. It was so private and comfortable.
Joanne was so friendly and helpful and generous. The breakfast was delicious and she shared her receipes with us.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ann5634
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Property: 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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) 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):
An eyewitness to history since 1804 this award winning Bed & Breakfast at Antietam Battlefield offers a luxurious accommodations that are brimming with historic charm and gracious hospitality. Guests enjoy our spacious landscaped grounds and gardens located in the center of an historic village, little changed since the Civil War. Five lovingly restored guest rooms are within walking distance of a restaurant, an ice cream parlor, a bakery, and of course the Antietam Battlefield. Just a short drive from the Inn are several wineries, a distillery, and a microbrewery, all of which offer a diverse tasting experience sure to please any palate. Shopping opportunities abound in the surrounding area, from antique and vintage stores to the Prime Outlet Mall, you will be sure to find something special. Within minutes of the Inn guests can visit four national parks; Antietam Battlefield, the C&O Canal, the Appalachian Trail, and Harpers Ferry, as well as South Mountain State Park. Bicycles are available for guests to explore the parks and scenic countryside. The Sharpsburg area includes many outstanding restaurants. From a casual meal to a fine dining experience, there is something here for everyone. Just across the river is Shepherdstown, West Virginia, home of Shepherd University, where you will find a great place to enjoy live music, festivals and other cultural events throughout the year. Within an hour’s drive, scenic country roads lead you to Gettysburg, Berkeley Springs, Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah National Park. Just 90 minutes from Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington DC, the Inn is the perfect destination for a weekend excursion or an extended vacation. Make the Jacob Rohrbach Inn your home away from home as you wander through the countryside and explore the Mid-Atlantic, knowing that at the end of the day you will be returning to a relaxed and welcoming retreat. ... more   less 

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