House, 1.5 Baths, Sleeps 7, 1/2 acre yard, laundry, free parking, dog friendly
Tim and Vernell Doyle
About Tim 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 and Vernell Doyle purchased this House in 2006
Why Tim and Vernell Doyle chose Sharpsburg
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.
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I felt right at home and that’s a plus
I felt right at home and that’s a plus. If I’m ever in the area again I will definitely be renting this home away from home.
Fantastic, quaint home
It's hard to believe that behind the doors in this very historic house once lived a family that was in some way affected by the Civil War. This house has the historic elements I was hoping for! From the very small stairs that were common 163 years ago to the original stone wall in the basement, this house is as good as it gets if you want to stay somewhere that is historic. We happened to go the same weekend the DC/MD area reached our own "historic" temperatures as it was over 104 degrees outside. As such we sadly couldn't enjoy their very quiet and beautiful back deck. We also chose to sleep in the basement as the top level of the house was just too warm (I'd of likely done the same in my own house in Washington DC!!!!) But we found a fan in the upper level, set it down in the basement with us and we settled in for a days worth of relaxation in front of the tv. We immediately cooled down once we got situated in the basement. I highly recommend this place - maybe just not if you know it's going to be extremely hot out since - as a VERY old house - their AC is not what most Americans might be used to. But either way, it will be easy to enjoy this house any time of year. And with Antietam and Harpers Ferry and Shepardstown literally just down the street, you could make a full weekend or even week out of this stay!!!
Historic and beautiful
I fell in love with Sharpsburg and the Antietam Guest House. It exceeded my expectations in every way. So nice when a rental over-delivers. The area is lovely, with fun activities.
The home was adorable! The house was very clean with everything you think you could possibly need. The property had so much character and was extremely comfortable. I loved that the property to the back of the home had cows! The owners were quick to respond to issues. If you bring bikes, I cannot stress enough to pay attention to the diagram the owners provide on the fridge for the location of the bike shed. It will save you an embarrassing phone call. The location is awesome. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Antietam Guest House. Be sure to take one of the ghost tours with Mark and Julia!! We can’t wait to head back for another stay!
I could not imagine a better place to stay with a family when visiting the Sharpsburg area! The owners were responsive and customer focused and provided extras, like bagels for that first morning's breakfast and orange juice, that made the stay that much nicer. The home was original to the Civil War period and very comfortably fit a family of 4. Great place to stay when visiting Sharpsburg, Sherpardstown or Harpers Ferry! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
This little house is neat and cozy and has a great feel to it, beautiful yard, great place to walk and loved the farm behind the house. Hosts are thoughtful and have thought of everything! Loved the map and seeing how many folks from all over the US have visited. Love the cleanliness of the house and all the provided linens!
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.