This 1856 home is perfect get-a-way or home base to explore the historical and natural features of Washington County, MD, and Shepherdstown, WV. The Civil War, the C&O Canal, hiking, biking, canoeing, history- Wi-Fi & TV. Cook or eat out
Historic home with all modern conveniences 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; $140.45 is for one night for two adults. Extra $25.50 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.
Interaction with Guests
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.
Other Things to Note
We have supplied many brochures, maps, and flyers about the Sharpsburg and the surrounding tri-state area. Free high speed Wi-Fi in the house. Breakfast foods in the house for your first morning, usually include some pastry, orange juice, coffee, half and half, tea, oatmeal, butter, jelly, cream cheese. Just enough to get you started without having to go shopping the day before.
Read the house guidelines that you find on the table. Be careful. Have a good time. Remember this old house is a non-smoking residence.
The Antietam Guesthouse is a gem. Everything about our stay was easy and comfortable. The house is easily accessible and is well-stocked with anything you'd need. We appreciate Tim and Vernell preserving and sharing their special piece of history with us. Highly recommend.
This guesthouse was wonderful and so was Vernell. The reservation process, her directions and the house were user-friendly, with a lovely attention to detail like half & half and orange juice in the fridge. She had clearly thought of everything that we would possibly need and accounted for it in her laminated notes around the house. The keyless entry was also a plus! As for the house, it was a gorgeous historic home, with plenty of guide books/ information on the house itself and the surrounding area. For Civil War enthusiasts, this a must-stay. The piano and board games were also a great addition. I would absolutely stay here again.
This is probably one of the best places to stay for an immersive civil war experience out there. The house is full of history, and Antietam is right down the road. It is very cozy in the house (definitely built when people were smaller), so I don't know if I would recommend more than a few people staying at a time. If you are a history buff of any sort, this is the place for you.
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We had a great night at the Antietam Guest House! We really enjoyed cooking out on the grill and spending time on the back patio. Wonderful hosts!
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.
Your dogs are welcome. The charge is $10 per dog per night. There is no place to put this information on the pricing page. We love hosting bicyclists. We say rest and relax at Antietam Guest House. Park your bike and put up your feet. We usually do not meet our guests, and that can add to your true getting away feeling. When we do meet our guests, we have wonderful exchanges and new friends. Either way, we would love to have you stay at our house, other details at the Vacation Rentals by Owner site. Thanks for your time.