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Jacob Rohrbach Inn
Based on 268 traveler reviews
Wonderful historic home with exceptional breakfasts near Antietam
Feb 04, 2015 by: Victor F from Houston, Texas, United States
This was a lovely place for a winter weekend of exploring Antietam and Sharpsburg. The historic home is cozy and interesting and the accommodations quite comfortable. The highlights were the amazing breakfasts and the knowledgeable innkeepers. We had our son with us (ten) and it was a great trip for him.
Great B and B in the Sharpsburg, MD. area. We highly recommend.
Dec 28, 2014 by: John W from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, United States
We enjoyed the accommodations and the innkeepers, Paul and Joanne. Very convenient location. The breakfasts were excellent. Come hungry! Beautiful house which is very historic. Most of it pre-dates the Civil War.
Dec 26, 2014 by: John S from
This was a return trip and as expected -- was excellent! Joanne and Paul are wonderful hosts. The food was great and the conversation even better. My wife is vegan and Joanne put together a breakfast to accommodate -- very well done. We like to side trip into Shepherdstown -- what a treat during the holiday season. We will return -- again!
Bike Riding and Ghost Tour in Sharpsburg
Nov 09, 2014 by: Drue B from Lititz, Pennsylvania
We stayed at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn Bed and Breakfast the last weekend in October. We arrived in the late morning and were greeted by the housekeeper who quickly introduced us to Paul, one of the proprietors. Soon we also made the acquaintance of Joanne, Paul's wife and the other innkeeper. Paul helped find me a bike the fit me, and set us both up with helmets. I had just bought my fiance a new bike and we were going to Sharpsburg to ride on the C & O canal. Once our bikes were all set up, Joanne showed us to our room, the Clara Barton suite. The room was quite nice, and very, very clean. Paul got out some maps for us and gave us specific directions to points of interests and possible bike ride loops from the Inn. He even set us up with free water bottles and loaned us bike locks. We traveled first to the visitors center at Antietam Battlefield. We soon discovered the geography was very hilly and we were hoping for more leisurely riding. We followed Paul's directions and set out for the C & O canal tow path. The ride in the shade on a sunny and warm day with a light breeze was exactly what we wanted. We could have rode to Washington D.C. with how easy and enjoyable the riding was! One long ride up what seemed an endless hill, and we were back in Sharpsburg and at the inn. We pulled our bikes to the back porch and Paul was kind enough to put them in the garage overnight. We required a small snack and a drink, so we went next door to Pete's Tavern. This is not what one would call a refined dining or cocktail type of place, but the people were very kind and the service was friendly and fast. A couple of beers and a "Steamer" (Sloppy Joe) platter was exactly what we wanted. We spent a relaxing late afternoon in our room completely undisturbed and quite peacefully enjoying the sitting room and warmth of the late afternoon light on the west side of the building. For dinner we booked a meal and a Ghost Tour with the "Gravediggers and Ghost Tours" special at Captain Bender's Public House. The food there was good, but not outstanding. The service was again, reasonable but not outstanding. The Ghost Tour was pretty interesting. The Jacob Rohrbach Inn was a feature in the storytelling of the tour but I won't give any spoilers about the story! I'll say to check it out for yourself! You'll be glad you did. We slept great, and my fiance even bought sheets like the ones on the bed once we got home-- clearly they impressed her! In the morning, we had a very nice group for breakfast. Joanne made a breakfast which was both delicious and filling. She also helped to bring conversation to life about the inn and the area. She makes amazing cookies as well! I'd say if you were on the fence about staying in the Inn, to give it a chance. We were certainly very fortunate to have found this great place to stay for my fiance's birthday weekend. We enjoyed exploring the battlefield on Sunday, and on the way home we at at a wonderful German restaurant in Hagerstown calle Schmankerl Stube- we recommend that as well! The inn is and continues to be a conduit through which one can experience the history of the Civil War and live within that history if only just for a short time.
Oct 31, 2014 by: ridetbred9393 from Sharpsburg, Maryland
my best girlfriend and i treated ourselves to a haunted halloween sleepover at the rohrbach inn, after doing a terrific ghost tour of sharpsburg. we stayed in the clara barton room, and were absolutely spellbound by its charm and comfort. joann, our innkeeper, was warm and welcoming and had pretty much thought of everything we might need. no ghosties visited us (we keep hoping) but we loved our moonlit walk in the beautiful gardens, curling up in the sitting room for a long late-night talk, and waking to the smell of bacon and some of the best coffee i've ever had wafting up the staircase. we were treated like queens, making it pretty difficult to return to mundane lives. we're thinking of making this an annual girlie getaway. this is one of sharpsburg's true gems.
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