We stayed here on an early Fall evening as we cycled our way south on the C&O Canal trail. The innkeeper provided us easy to follow directions from the bike trail and excellent and secure garage accommodations for our bikes, which we really appreciated. We stayed in the Harper's Ferry room which included a separate, small sitting area with TV and CD player. The innkeeper thoughtfully pointed out several CDs on Antietam and the Civil War. We watched the recommended one-hour CD on Antietam which greatly enhanced our visit to the battlefield the next day. The house was filled with lovely period furnishings. Our bed was comfortable and cozy and we also enjoyed the spacious and comfortable back porch. In the morning we feasted on a delicious and filling breakfast, featuring baked French toast and a huge platter of various fresh fruits. To personalize our visit the innkeeper had made a point of learning every guest's name. She introduced everyone at breakfast, and then gave us a fascinating history of the house and the area as we began our breakfast. The house is just a mile from the main entrance to the Antietam battlefield, making it a convenient stop for anyone planning to visit the park or touring on the C&O bike trail. Our only complaint was the woeful showerhead in our bathroom. As nice as everything else in the house was, it seems past time to upgrade the showerhead.
- 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