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Tim Doyle and Vernell Doyle

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

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

32 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house

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Overview

Sharpsburg House Rental Photos and Description

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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tim Doyle and Vernell Doyle (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tim Doyle and Vernell Doyle

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 Doyle and Vernell Doyle purchased this house in 2006

Why Tim Doyle and Vernell Doyle 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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 32 traveler reviews

Sharpsburg Retreat--Civil War Home Near Antietam Battlefield, C&O Canal Towpath
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews
5

A superb home-base

  • 5 of 5

We recently visited the area to explore the Antietam National Battlefield and ride the C&O canal tow path.

This was a comfortable and convenient base of operations for our stay. Both the Antietam Battlefield and tow path access are just minutes away.

We were out of the house way more than at it, but found it quite comfortable, quiet, and a delightful place to stay. Morning coffee on the porch, before heading out on our day's mission, was a great way to start the day. And though we never cooked meals there, the kitchen was well appointed to do so.

Nutters ice cream is a short walk, Burkholders Baked Goods is in town and worth a visit for a little "something sweet" to start the day, and just across the river in Sheperdstown are as many dining choices as you could ask for.

We also took the train into DC for a day, - plenty of parking at the Brunswick train station, and only about a 20 minute drive.

A delightful area to explore - and this is a fine place to stay smack dab in the middle of it all!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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4

Interesting property in a small town

  • 4 of 5

Booking this property was straightforward with all communication being quick and easy, including a change to our dates - thank you Vernell. Finding the property was straightforward and our stay was enjoyable. We liked the open plan layout of the main floor, but we didn't really use the lower floor - it did seem quite dark and a little less welcoming. If you like your privacy be aware the bathroom opens directly off the main living area. There was lots of local information available, as well as games, books and magazines. Also a starter breakfast pack - thanks again. We loved Nutters ice cream - as did many locals! I needed more time to try other flavours. We also ate at Captain Benders tavern and had good food and service. There is a lot to see in the area - particularly if you are interested in the civil war. We were a little disappointed in the C&O canal - we hadn't realised it was completely disused and dry (although there is a small section with water at Williamsport). Harpers Ferry is definitely worth a visit, and we also caught a concert at the Western Maryland Blues Fest in Hagerstown. Overall a successful trip

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Fantastic place for cyclist on the C&O Canal

  • 5 of 5

The Antietam Guest House was ideal for us! We were in our second day of cycling the tow path and, after reading 115 miles, having a welcoming, comfortable, air conditioned place to stay with beds and showers was perfect. We had a place for both our bodies and our bikes to be comfortable. We recommend the Antietam Guest House and will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Fantastic Historical Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Antietam House over Memorial Day Weekend. It was our "pit stop" while riding the C&O Canal to Harpers Ferry. The location is great. It's not too far off the trail. It is a pretty long uphill to get into town, then a nice downhill to the house. The house was great. Clean, organized and well appointed. The perfect size for the three of us. (Husband, me and 11 year old.) There's a bedroom upstairs, with a sitting around outside of it with 2 pull out ottoman/chairs. My son loved the pull out. The house is only a block from great food and ice cream. Perfect. Loved this place and hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

A house out of the history books

  • 5 of 5

What a classic charming unique house! The owners bent over backwards to make our stay enjoyable and relaxing. I can not recommend this house more....thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Oh What A Night!

  • 4 of 5

My British friend and I stayed over one night on our road trip from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Sharpsburg was a great contrast from the city. We enjoyed our layover very much. It was quiet and restful. We left ice cream from Nutters in the freezer. We bought way too much and hope the next occupants got to enjoy it.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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 Convention and Visitors Bureau for up-to-the minute activities. 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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Sharpsburg House Rental Rates

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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.

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Amenities

Sharpsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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