Our stay at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn was perfect from start to finish. The online booking was quickly confirmed by an email and then a postcard. The website pictures and details are totally accurate. Joanne and Paul were completely friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was divine - we requested an egg dish and received it. We had a delicious egg bake, a variety of fresh fruits and homemade breads and berry spreads, crisp bacon, flavorful strong coffee, a variety of juices. We stayed in the summer kitchen cottage. We loved the private atmosphere of the cottage; the front porch was much used. The cottage was very comfortable for four of us (though the sleeper sofa isn't great - but no sleeper sofas are!). The decor is lovely - all the modern conveniences but done with a period touch. We appreciated all the CW books and movies as well as the Fawlty Towers option! The grounds are lovely and we enjoyed touring the lovely garden. A handy book is provided that tells you all your eating options in Sharpsburg and nearby Shepherdstown, WV. I hope to return to Sharpsburg soon as I'm a CW buff, and I will definitely stay at the Rohrbach Inn. Everything was perfect. Joanne even lent us wine glasses and a corkscrew as we wished to enjoy a bottle of wine on the porch before dinner.
- 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