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Sharpsburg Retreat--Civil War Home Near Antietam Battlefield, C&O Canal Towpath

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace

Overview

About the property

House, 1.5 Baths, Sleeps 7, 1/2 acre yard, laundry, free parking, dog friendly

Antietam Guest House is a historic log and stone home in the quiet rural town of Sharpsburg, best known for its proximity to the Antietam National Battlefield, site of the famous Civil War battle. The house has three levels. Sleeping areas are on the first and third level, a total of five separate beds. Happy to answer any questions about the sleeping arrangements. Middle level has kitchen and sitting room. Bathroom with shower is on middle level. Front porch and back deck have chairs and table for outside weather times. Motion detected flood lights at back porch for nighttime security.

Sharpsburg is a designated Canal Town, part of the trail experience between Georgetown and Cumberland and Pittsburg on the C&O Canal Towpath and the Great Allegheny Passage Trail.

Free, unlimited Wi-Fi keeps guests connected to the unbounded internet world. Full kitchen with dishwasher. All linens supplied. Washer and drier with laundry soap. Central air conditioning and heating keep the house comfortable. A fan and ceiling fan help move air through the house. Supplemental heating systems can be turned on if the weather is frightful.

Deck furniture, with umbrella, and porch seating extend the space to the outdoors, Outside lighting creates safe nighttime backyard and deck activities. Both a charcoal grill and a gas grill are at the back deck.

The house accommodates seven. Beds are on the top and bottom levels. On the top level is the bedroom with a queen bed. The bedroom has a half bath. On the top level, on the landing at the top of the steps, two ottoman sleepers (twin size) add sleeping space. On the bottom level, there is a queen pull out sofa (with an inflatable pillow top) and a twin pull out sofa. The Pack 'n Play is usually set up on the landing area. Two baby gates are ready to set at the top or bottom of the stairs to keep your toddlers or dogs safe.

The house is one block off Main Street, 4.1 miles from Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 10 miles from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and 13 miles from Hagerstown, Maryland. Harpers Ferry is about 14 miles from the house. Gettsyburg National Military Park is about one hour from Sharpsburg.

The house is within walking distance to casual and fine dining and the famous Nutters Ice Cream Shop.. The house is 1.7 miles from the Potomac River and the C&O Canal and towpath. Bikers have an up-hill ride from Snyders Landing to Chapline Street (1.5 miles) and a down-hill coast for the final two blocks to Antietam Guest House. The half-acre lot offers plenty of room for outside activity.

The house and location are perfect for weekend getaways and family vacations. Three levels offer privacy and convenience at the same time. The downstairs level features a 'living' rock wall foundation and a 'candleplace,' the stone fireplace transformed to hold real candles for the feel of a fire and romance without ashes and soot. The cable TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs, board games, and a piano are on this level for your entertainment. Check out books and other materials from the local library using

Antietam Guest House (Vernell Doyle) name.

Sharpsburg is a quiet, residential town of about 700. Its location makes it a great home base for exploring the wine trails and historical sites in Western Maryland, southern Pennsylvania, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

In addition to the Antietam National Battlefield and Cemetery, you will find the Newcomer House Visitor and Information Center, the headquarters of the Sharpsburg District Historical Society, the Pry House Field Hospital Museum of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, John Brown's headquarters at the Kennedy Farm, the Antietam Iron Works, and Ferry Hill Plantation, home of Henry Kyd Douglas, Confederate officer who 'rode with Stonewall Jackson.'

Shepherdstown, WV, is filled with unique shops and outstanding restaurants. It is the home of Shepherd University and the Contemporary American Theater Festival, and a put-in spot for Potomac River activities.

For those who wish to venture farther from the immediate area, several state parks on the eastern border of Washington County offer other recreational opportunities. Those who wish to shop will find Hagerstown a mecca of shopping malls and Premium Outlets easily reached from main roads and Interstate highways.

Gift certificates available. call 301 992 9767.

Keywords: Guest House, Vacation Rental, Cottage, B&B with continental breakfast

More Details

Owner
Tim and Vernell Doyle Call 301 992 9767
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Tim and Vernell Doyle Call 301 992 9767

Tim and Vernell are both retired. He worked as a newspaper journalist; she worked as a teacher, the last 23 years in adult education. Vernell is the current president of the Sharpsburg District Historical Society; she and Tim are National Park volunteers helping at the Newcomer House Visitor and Information Center. They are also Certified Travel Advisers for the Journey Through Hallowed Ground national heritage area.

We have just published 'Sharpsburg,' a volume in the Images of America Series. Copies of the book are available from us or at businesses in Sharpsburg. We'll be glad to sign the book for you.

Tim and Vernell Doyle Call 301 992 9767 purchased this house in 2006

Why Tim and Vernell Doyle Call 301 992 9767 chose Western Maryland

We bought this wonderful little house in 2006 for several reasons. We wanted to preserve it and share it with others. We enjoy meeting our guests when they come to Sharpsburg to explore its place in history, to enjoy the area, to celebrate special occasions with friends and family. or simply to get-away.

What makes this house unique

Our guests and their dogs enjoy Antietam National Battlefield and its trails, exploring the town founded in 1763 with many of the homes and churches dating from the 1800s. They love the ice cream at Nutters and the restaurant and bar at Benders Public House. Outdoors folks appreciate being near the Appalachian Trail, the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, which offer hiking, biking, and water fun for canoeing and tubing. The house is a perfect home base for Civil War enthusiasts who can visit the other battlefields within one hour's drive of Sharpsburg. The Sharpsburg Historical Society is happy to help researchers with their family history. The town fills with visitors for the Memorial Day Parade and program and for the Illumination at the Antietam National Battlefield in December. At other times of the year, the town is quiet and ready to welcome its visitors. The house is convenient, private, and quiet. Dogs are welcome to stay, no charge for children, and the whole house is for your party alone.

Gift certificates available, no extra charge.

Amenities

Sharpsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1.5 Main floor has bathroom with shower and the washer/dryer. 2nd floor has half-bath . Toilet on the 2nd floor is a mascerating toilet, operates like a regular toilet by engaging a small motor that runs for about 20 seconds.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , pack and play available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed in bedroom on top level. Convertible queen sofa on first level. Convertible twin sofa/chair and a half on first level. Two convertible ottomans (twin size) on landing on top level.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Continental breakfast supplied for the first morning of your stay. Juice, coffee, tea, and some kind of bread or pastry, oatmeal, too. Original heart of pine flooring, horse hair plaster walls, out buildings made of canal boat boards, limestone bedrock in wall of first level. Walking guides to Sharpsburg. Use of town library with our library card. Piano and sheet music; board and card games; books and some magazines. Jigsaw puzzles. Cable TV service. Wi-Fi. Weather radio band to keep you up to date on weather conditions. Shed to lock bikes.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Sharpsburg Retreat--Civil War Home Near Antietam Battlefield, C&O Canal Towpath
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 39 reviews
Northville, Mi
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Local flavor

  • 4 of 5

Nice location to experience history, the Antietam battle, Harper's Ferry, Shepardstown.

Quiet place, stairs could be challenging for some. Bob Murphy of RCM Tours provided a great civil war battle tour of the entire area.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for mentioning the stairs as a challenge. We specify in our description that the house is not handicapped accessible, three levels and two sets of stairs. The 1856 house has stairs typical of the time, meaning narrower treads than are now the norm. People had smaller feet back then. We always caution our guests to be careful on the stairs and to always hold the railing. Reinforcement of that instruction is much appreciated.
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5

I'd do it all over again

  • 5 of 5

Superb setting with a historic vibe. Great location in village and close to everything. Loved the back porch, well maintained grill and back yard setting.

Slept like babies in this quiet house.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway for history buffs.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful historic house with lots of quirky charm. Close to Antietam battlefield and several quaint communities.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay for a memorable event

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Antietam Guest House to experience the illumination of 23,000 candles honoring the soldiers killed, injured, or missing on that terrible day on the Antietam battlefield. It was a very moving experience. The guest house was a perfect location to be involved in the events and the hosts had it well supplied. On Saturday morning we had a private tour by Bob Murphy of RCM History tours that added greatly to our experience. He is knowledgeable and brings the battle to life explaining how the troops arrival affected the small town prior, during, and after the battle. We had a full weekend of Civil War experiences.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy, cute, historical home with everything you need to stay in or venture out and about. Loved it. Thanks

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Historic Home!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second trip to the Sharpsburg area and to stay at the Antietam house. Love the location. The house has all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Love the historic charm this house offers, so cozy yet roomy. I could write a book about all the things I love about visiting here!

Tim and Vernell have thought of everything needed for our stay. Thanks again and we will definitely be back again sooner then later next time!

Karen and Bob Malloy

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Hagerstown Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Whites Ferry
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Hagerstown Greens public course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Shepherdstownm WV
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 70
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
White Tail, PA
Car: necessary

Contact the Hagerstown Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau for up-to-the minute activities and for our phone numbers . For bikers leaving the C&O Canal Towpath at Snyders Landing, the road to Chapline Street is an up-hill ride, about 1.5 milesh. The last two blocks on Chapline Street to Antietam Guest House give you a free down-hill coast; Premium Outlets shopping 12 miles north; Appalachian Trail is five miles east. Shepherd University, three miles to the south, offers many activities (sports events, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, and a great cafeteria). Visitor and information centers at Antietam National Battlefield (Route 65) and the Newcomer House (MD 34, Sharpsburg East Main Street). Antique shopping in Hagerstown. Art Museum and City Park for summer time concerts Sunday evenings. Winery Trail throughout Washington County. Sharpsburg Historical Society for family and town research.

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Rates & Availability

Sharpsburg House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
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$693
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $25
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

No charge for children, defined as dependents who have not finished high school. $10 per dog per day. 7th day free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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