Overview of Sharpsburg Retreat--civil War Home Near Antietam Battlefield, C&O Canal Towpath

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens
Fridge, microwave, stovetop, dishwasher

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • 72-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationAntietam National Battlefield2 min drive
    Popular LocationBurnside's Bridge6 min drive
    Popular LocationCress Creek Golf Club8 min drive
    AirportHagerstown, MD (HGR-Hagerstown Regional)28 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
1200 sq ft
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common area
1 queen bed
3 twin/single beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
No shower or bathtub

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About this area


Located in Sharpsburg, this vacation home is in the city center. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Tolson's Chapel are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Crystal Grottoes Caverns and Hagerstown Suns Municipal Stadium. For the Kids, By George Children's Museum and Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum are also worth visiting. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's location for the sightseeing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Antietam National Battlefield - 2 min drive
  • Burnside's Bridge - 6 min drive
  • Cress Creek Golf Club - 8 min drive
  • Rumsey Monument - 8 min drive
  • Morgan's Grove Park - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Martinsburg Station - 28 min drive
  • AirportHagerstown, MD (HGR-Hagerstown Regional) - 28 min drive


  • Nutter's Ice Cream — 4 min walk
  • Captain Benders — 4 min walk
  • Battleview Market - Diner — 7 min walk
  • Burkholder's Baked Goods — 9 min walk
  • Shaharazade's Restaurant & Tea Room — 7 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

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

Historic vacation home in Sharpsburg
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. Keywords: Guest House, Vacation Rental, Cottage, B&B with continental breakfast
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Tim and Vernell Doyle
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Property is kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking
  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Stair gate


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1.5 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Music library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the city center
  • In a rural location
  • Near outlet shopping
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Cycling nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1200 sq ft (111 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Retreat--civil War Home Antietam Battlefield C&O Canal Towpath
Retreat--civil War Home Antietam Battlefield C&O Canal Towpath

Frequently asked questions

Is Sharpsburg Retreat--civil War Home Near Antietam Battlefield, C&O Canal Towpath pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Sharpsburg Retreat--civil War Home Near Antietam Battlefield, C&O Canal Towpath?
Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Sharpsburg Retreat--civil War Home Near Antietam Battlefield, C&O Canal Towpath?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Sharpsburg Retreat--civil War Home Near Antietam Battlefield, C&O Canal Towpath located?
Located in the heart of Sharpsburg, this historic vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tolson's Chapel and Antietam National Battlefield. Burnside's Bridge and Pry House Field Hospital Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Great get away
Property is a nice peek back into an older house and very well maintained. Many great bike riding places to go to as well. Very close to the battlefield,Ice cream is nearby as well.

5/5 Excellent

Historic and charming home
We had a great time in this historical area visiting the Civil War battlefield and riding our bikes on the CNO canal. The house has so much personality and was authentic to the time it was built yet also having modern conveniences .

5/5 Excellent

Perfect location
We really enjoyed staying in this old home during our fall break road trip. Easy access to points of interest. Cozy home with everything you might need!

5/5 Excellent

wonderful stay!
This is a great, unique property. It has all the comforts, and access to the C and O canal and the Appalachian Trail. Nearby Farmer's Markets, pumpkin patches, beautiful views, hiking, Antietam battlefield and near enough to groceries and city amenities in nearby cities make this an easy base for daytrips. I was hesitant about being so close to the fire dept but we just heard our second alarm of our 2 week stay so its a nonissue.

5/5 Excellent

Delightful Find
We loved staying in this beautiful old house. The owners have obviously spent a lot time thinking about how to make the space comfortable for renters. Our brief stay has been a highlight of our road trip up the East Coast.

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