Historic home with all modern conveniences (but no TV or dishwasher) in historic town (with no stoplights). Three levels rented to one party at a time. The 1856 home survived the Civil War's bloodiest day's battle. In addition to the Antietam National Battlefield, the house is within biking distance of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, the Magnificent Ditch that is now a 184.5 mile national park. The house is on a quiet street in a quiet town most noted in this part of Maryland for Nutters' Ice Cream Shop, the place to be at the end of the day.
We supply all linens, completely furnished kitchen, a back deck and a front porch, off-street parking, and more that you can read about at our web (website hidden) (email hidden)/168499 (email hidden)/195162 Love to hear from you, please call (phone number hidden) or (phone number hidden)
The price includes all taxes; $139 is for one night for two adults. Extra $25 per additional adult. Dogs, $10 per night per dog. No charge for children under 18. $100 discount for 7-night stay.
Guests have full access to the house and the 1/2 acre yard.
We rarely meet our guests. We have full communication with email and telephones.
The house is one block off Main Street and is therefore quiet and convenient. It offers all the privacy one desires.
Getting around Sharpsburg is done on foot, only 8 streets in town. Bicycles are common.
We have supplied many brochures, maps, and flyers about the Sharpsburg and the surrounding trii-state area. Free high speed Wi-Fi in the house.
Our group of 8 had a lovely short stay in Vernell and Tim's super-quaint house. They even supplied us with a complimentary breakfast and coffee and tea, which we are so grateful for! Directions and instructions were very clear and we had no trouble finding and entering the place in the dark at 5am. If we'd had a longer stay, we would definitely have taken advantage of the grill, the board games, and the wealth of interesting local maps and reading material around the house.
We didn't have much time to take in local attractions (we were there to attend a wedding 45 minutes away), but we were able to check out the Antietam battlefield, a deli, a hat shop, and the nearby university town of Shepherdstown, WV, where we had a most delicious brunch at the Blue Moon Cafe.
Thank you again for everything!
Great place to stay really close to Antietam battlefield. Cozy house that was there during the battle. Inside you can see it was originally made with log beams and plaster. Quiet neighborhood. Plenty of restaurants, shopping & supermarket two miles away across the river in Shepherdstown, (website hidden). Nice kitchen, well stocked, good shower, gas grill outside. With fold out couches I think you could sleep maybe 8. Bike shed out back. Well stocked, thoughtful hosts, clean, would stay there again. Good base to explore Antietam, Harper's Ferry, Frederick. Wi-fi.
Vernell and Tim had a very nice and comfortable home with ample sleeping. They left bagels, cream cheese and OJ in the fridge and coffee on the table which was much appreciated!
The home was easy to find. They gave good directions and responded quickly to my initial inquiry. Very easy to book with.
Only feedback would be the additional $25 per person fee (after first two people) that is included is included in the upfront cost (see guidelines on their website). Even if it is comparable to other homes in the area, it becomes a bit expensive for a large family or group of friends.
Overall, good experience. I recommend.
We had a great stay at Vernell's house, and would come back any time. It's a beautiful house with nice architecture and a lot of history to it. Vernell was very nice to accept our last minute booking (we went skiing close by) and came earlier on the day to shovel the snow around the house and in the parking spots. We didn't manage to meet in person but the communication was very easy.
Thanks again for a nice stay!
Incredible host’s who attended to our needs, with simple check in and breakfast bagels, milk coffee etc.. We highly recommend this place for a unique stay. Very clean rental with a good shower and laundry facility and a great atmosphere. They obviously love the property and have made tremendous efforts to restore it authentically. This is a great location near the Antietam battlefield with Gettysburg a nice ride 1.3 hours north. No need for host feedback we would not change a thing! We hope to be back with them again, Eric & Melinda.
The Antietam house is charmingly rustic and very comfortable. The stonework on the first floor is amazing, and the front porch was perfect to enjoy an astonishingly warm January afternoon.
There are two beds - one full, one twin - in a bedroom upstairs. There are also a number of pull-out couches on different floors. Only the bedroom has a door. It was perfect for a group of close platonic friends (and I think it would be great for a family), but might not be the ideal getaway for multiple couples.
Vernell supplied us with a lovely breakfast spread - bagels and cream cheese, English muffins, instant oatmeal, granola bars and OJ, which was fantastic to wake up to after a late night arrival.
The house is very close to Antietam Battlefield and Shepherdstown, WV, which has a cute downtown full of shops and cafes. Vernell provides a lot of helpful information, including maps of the battlefield and a book that she and her husband wrote about the area.
A few other notes - there is a fire station across the street, which sounded its alarm twice on our full day there, including once before 7 am. The alarm didn't last long, but is very loud when it sounds. The house also has no internet and sometimes spotty cellphone service. (which makes it a great escape!)
I would absolutely recommend the Antietam Guest House to others!
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