If you plan to visit Antietam to see the Civil War Battlefield and looking for a perfect place to stay while you are in the area, I strongly recommend the Jacob Rohrbach Inn. My wife and I stayed there and we can't say enough good things about Inn keepers Joanne and Paul Breitenbach. We had been to Colonial Williamsburg earlier in the day and we hoped to be in Sharpsburg late afternoon. Well, we spent more time in Williamsburg than we had planned so we called Joanne to tell her we would be coming in around 9:00-9:30 pm. She said not to worry--should would be there and to drive safely. Sure enough when we arrived Joanne was there to greet us and she couldn't have been nicer. Rather than put us in the main inn, she put us in the Governor's quarters which was set off from the inn. She was concerned we would disturb the guests if we brought our baggage to the room we had reserved. Very thoughtful!!! The Governor's quarters were incredible. You walked into a large living room that led to a large bedroom that led to a large bathroom. It was an incredible room!!! Then in the morning, we had an outstanding breakfast--French toast, sausage, fresh fruit, and a delicious hot apple topping for the French toast--very delicious. Then, after breakfast, Joanne gave us about a 15-20 minute history of the house which really added a lot to our stay...For us, the Jacob Rohrbach Inn was an excellent B&B. We are sure it will be for you as well.
- 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