Historic Jacob Rohrbach Inn
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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.
DiningYou’ll love the Sharpsburg, Maryland dining opportunities in and near our historic B&B inn at Antietam. Enjoy the delicious multi-course breakfast that comes with your stay as well as all the varied cuisine, cafes, restaurants and pubs in this historic area.Our country-style breakfast is served in the dining room at 8:30am and features freshly prepared, seasonal and locally sourced food. It is always our goal to bring you the best breakfast in Sharpsburg, Maryland so that you can start your day’s adventures (or relaxation) off right.Let the aroma of baking scones, sizzling meat,andfresh ground coffee greet you as you begin your day. Our multi-course breakfast starts with your choice of juice, followed by fresh fruit and a pastry. Entrees are chef’s choice and alternate daily between a sweet or savory dish. The main entree is always accompanied with a side such as our signature apple-maple sausage, thick-sliced bacon or hickory smoked ham.Early risers can kick off the morning with a mug of coffee, hot tea or specialty cocoa at our comfort station beginning at 7:00am.Our individual tables are perfect for two, comfortable for four, and provide a personal and intimate dining experience. The Inn’s gardens supply not only flowers, but many of our herbs and fruits, such as seasonal strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and peaches.The Gathering Room also features a 24-hour “comfort station” with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks, home made cookies, and other snacks. For that extra something special or small group gathering, we are also happy to arrange a fruit and cheese plate or truffles and cider, just let us know what you would like, and we’ll take care of you!
The Inn is located in the Blue Ridge of Western Maryland. Founded in 1763, Sharpsburg is best known for the Antietam Civil War Battlefield, renowned as the most preserved of all Civil War sites. Many of Sharpsburg's homes and churches, including the Jacob Rohrbach Inn were damaged by artillery during the battle, and many buildings still display their scars.
The 184 mile long Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Park trail passes by Sharpsburg and Harpers Ferry National Park is only 12 miles away down the old "John Brown Road", while the Appalachian Trail traverses the South Mountain Battlefield just 8 miles from the Inn.
An Itinerary for a Short Visit
- Antietam National Battlefield Park
- Antietam Battlefield Hiking Guide
- Antietam Battlefield 2015 Event Calendar
- Pry House Field Hospital Museum
- Antietam Battlefield Bike Tour
- South Mountain Battlefield Driving Tour
- The Kennedy Farm (John Brown's HQ) .
- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Call the Inn to arrange Private Historian Led Battlefield Tours of Antietam, South Mountain, or Harper's Ferry. We will arrange for a knowledgeable guide to meet you after breakfast. (Advanced Notice Required).