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):
- 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