Like many people this past year, home improvement projects took on new focus with the Coronavirus and the shutdown. Initially at the beginning of the year we had closed to complete a few planned projects like the Antietam Room renovation, the painting of the Generals Quarters and the back foyer entrance. These projects were finished just in time for guests to return in February; and then the shutdown occurred. So we decided to take advantage of the ‘time off’ and complete some smaller projects as well.
While Amy went to work full time at the hospital, Chris focused on outside yard work. First was cleaning out flower beds with a little help from Maya and Zoey.
Next came some repair work of the brick sidewalk. Really Chris was just playing in the sand.
Since we were not able to go forward with our patio project, we decided just to turn it into a grass seating area. We cleared out the old flower bed and laid 25 rolls of sod. Chris was having flashbacks to his golf course days and was really hoping to build a putting green, but Amy said ‘NO’.
Fortunately, we were able to wrap up these projects before things started to open up again in late summer and only had one more on the schedule. Since purchasing the Inn in 2015 we had been wanting to pave the parking area and recoat the driveway and 2020 was the year. It looks more inviting when pulling in and is so much easier for guests to park. It is definitely much easier for the snow removal then the old gravel was.
As usual we have a few projects lined up for this year so stay tuned and we’ll see what 2021 brings.
Nothing is better than fresh Strawberries – and May is National Strawberry Month!
We love them so much we even have a patch, or three, at the Inn and try to serve them every chance we get. This super easy recipe makes the best jam you have ever eaten.
Mix crushed strawberries with sugar, and let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, stir the pectin into the water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Immediately pour the boiling pectin mixture onto the strawberries. Mix for approximately 3 minutes or until sugar is totally dissolved before pouring into jars or other storage containers.
Place tops on the containers and leave at room temperature until set. Can be left at room temperature for a maximum of 24 hours, but it usually only takes a few hours to solidify. Place into freezer, and store frozen until ready to use.
Makes 4 cups
- 2 cups fresh strawberries – crushed
- 4 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 (1.75 ounce) package dry pectin
This strawberry freezer jam is quick, easy and delicious on toast, ice cream or even in milkshakes. Keep jars of this in the freezer and take them out when you are ready to use them. Once thawed, the jam will technically last about 1 month in the refrigerator, but we have never had a jar not disappear in a week!
August is National Peach Month. That’s right, peaches are so fabulous that they get to have their very own month!
Peaches are so popular in our area that the Annual Leitersburg Peach Festival is held every August. Not only can you get your fill of fresh, local peaches, there are craft vendors, demonstrations, music, a tractor show and of course the crowning of the Peach Princess.
We are so lucky that we have two mature peach trees in our garden. The good news is that they did great this year and the bad news is that they did great this year. It seemed like everyday we were picking peaches, and now what do you do with all those peaches?? Peach pie, peach cobbler, peach cakes… those are all delicious but not necessarily for breakfast. (Well….not GUEST breakfast!)
Of course we used the peaches to make a few different types of scones and we did a few peach tarts, and just cut up some fresh. Naturally I made some jam, (actually lots of jam, 30 pints to be exact) but I really wanted to try something different for our returning guests. So I racked my brain and scoured good ole Google and after a few trials and errors I created a chilled peach soup! It is amazing and so easy to make, I feel like that mom from the old rice krispies commercials. (You know, where you throw some flour on your face like you’ve been working for hours but were really just watching HGTV/Food Network) I’ll post the recipe below – it really is simple!
2 Lg Peaches – peaches and sliced/diced
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup of peach juice*
1 T honey/sugar (to taste)
* substitute orange juice if you can’t find peach
Add all of the above to a blender and puree until smooth. Chill in fridge for at least an hour and can be made the night before. I made a raspberry coulis for in ours but you could just garnish it with a raspberry, mint spring or slices of peach.
Our goal at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn is to provide every guest with warm hospitality, comfortable accommodations, and gracious service. Before you book your stay with us, take a moment to read what our past guests have to say about their stay. We know you won’t be disappointed.
We wanted to take a minute to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at the Rohrbach House. We had a great week lovey celebration of our 50th Wedding Anniversary and I can honestly say Sharpsburg and our visit with the two of you was the highlight. Thanks, so very much. Reviewed by Doug & Barbara, August 2020 via thank you note.
My daughter and I just got home from spending three nights at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn in Sharpsburg, MD. We stayed in the Harpers Ferry Room. After spending the previous four nights of our road trip in cookie-cutter hotels, I can’t say enough about the JR Inn. Check-in was super easy. The room was spacious and comfy. The beds were absolutely perfect. My back was bothering me after the previous four nights on beds that were too soft. Our beds were nice and firm and we both slept soundly all night every night. Breakfast was fantastic. Coffee, fresh fruit, juice, & scones to start. The main course followed and was as delicious as it was pleasing to the eye. Chris & Amy are a wealth of knowledge on the area and very accommodating. We had a 12-hour drive home and had an early start. They packed us breakfast to go the night before. It was awesome. The Inn was spotless, the food was delicious, and the hosts could not have been better. – Reviewed by Dank, August 2020 via Facebook.
Excellent B&B in a very historic house in a quaint, historic town. – Reviewed by Craig, August 2020 via Google.
We stayed in the General’s quarters which was very nice. Breakfast was delicious and the homemade scones were fantastic.
It is a great location for getting to Antietam and many other close by attractions. – Reviewed by Don, August 2020 via Google.
We had a wonderful couple of days here I’m the General’s Quarters! Chris and Amy are great and breakfast was absolutely amazing! Amy creates the best scones!! This inn is perfect for visiting Antietam and the wineries in the area and Chris is super knowledgeable about the battlefield since he also runs some of the tours. – Reviewed by Katheryn, July 2020 via Facebook.
First and foremost, we could not have felt safer during CoVid at this lovely establishment during our three-night stay last weekend! Amy and Chris pay very close attention to cleanliness and protecting their guests. They also have an auto-dispensing hand sanitizer inside the door as you enter public spaces, strict mask policy and wipes for pre and post use of coffee station. The guest rooms all have Clorox wipes in the bathrooms so that we could wipe everything down for our own peace of mind. The Antietam Room, an upper en-suite room with balcony overlooking the well-maintained gardens, was sumptuous. The bathroom is new and the king bed so comfortable. Breakfasts were incredible and more than one course. To ensure you do not overfill, you are offered plastic bags for the amazing homemade scones in case you want to snack on them later. Along with wonderful food, you can gain great insights into history through conversations with knowledgeable and accommodating hosts. Thank you, Amy and Chris for making our anniversary trip one we will always remember. Your hospitality is unparalleled! We will be back! A highly recommended stay! – Reviewed by Julie, June 2020 via Facebook.
Love everything about it. The atmosphere is quite, relaxing and quaint. Hearty homemade breakfast. 24 comfort station. Generous amount of toiletries. Interior and exterior of the property is very clean. Within minutes of the battlefield, harper ferry, shopping centers. Friendly hosts. And the biggest thing is- The mattress and bedding are super comfortable. We could rest all day! There’s no shortcut in this b&b. Very satisfied. – Reviewed by Devita, June 2020 via Google.
Great B&B. Very clean rooms and excellent service. The breakfast was delicious. Would highly recommend! – Reviewed by Jason, May 2020 via Google.
Such a charming bed and breakfast with friendly, courteous innkeepers! Delicious cuisine and all around amazing stay! – Reviewed by Heather, January 2020 via Google.
Thank you for our stay. You both were very nice and made our vacation feel like a home. Also the food was delicious and we loved all the town had to offer. Good luck in the near future. I will be recommending you to friends and family. Reviewed by anonymous guest, December 2019 via note.
Under new, delightful management ! Loved what they have done ! Breakfast was delicious and Chris and Amy engaging and entertaining !! We love B and B ‘s and this is a favorite !! Rooms are absolutely lovely !! – Reviewed by Christina, October 2019 via YELP.
Everything was perfect. Gracious & interesting hosts, great food, beautiful rooms, perfect location. Highly recommend. – Reviewed by Cindy, October 2019 via Facebook.
Perfect B&B. Large suites, updated baths, spotlessly clean; thoughtful owners anticipate your every need. Great location. Accommodated gluten free beautifully. Cute gift shop. We had a great time! Thank you Chris and Amy. – Reviewed by Marian, September 2019 via Facebook.
Thank you for a great stay. The bed was a welcome relief from a long day’s drive, and the breakfast was delicious! We will definitely keep this place in mind! – Reviewed by Merl & Judi, September 2019 via Guest note.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thank you both for your hospitality and attention to detail. God bless your future endeavors. – Reviewed by Tom & Amy, September 2019 via Guest note.
Jacob Rohrbach Inn is a stunning B&B that is meticulously kept. We reserved the Antietam room which was very large,comfortable and nicely decorated! The room had a very large spacious porch that we spent a few evenings relaxing on,after a long day, and it was awesome! Chris & Amy were excellent hosts and very accommodating for us. Breakfasts were great and the conversation with Chris, Amy and other travelers during that time was fantastic and we learned alot of the the area and civil war times. We were lucky to be able to make it to a Wednesday evening civil war lecture in the back yard of the Inn,and it was very interesting and so glad we stopped by to listen!! And with a special mention of Maya and Zooey (the official greeters of the Inn,haha!), they are more than happy to accept a belly rub if you’re willing! Definitely will return when back in the area. Thank you for a great stay! – Reviewed by Mark, July 2019 via Facebook.
What a wonderful place! The owners are wonderful people the food fantastic! Our first visit here will not be our last. – Reviewed by Jo Ann, June 2019 via Facebook.
We had a wonderful stay at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn. The Inn is very well kept and Chris and Amy were perfect hosts. Chris with his wealth of knowledge on the Civil War and Amy preparing a wonderful breakfast, we couldn’t have asked for a better stay. We will definitely be returning in the near future. – Reviewed by Joseph, May 2019 via Facebook.
What another fabulous stay! The innkeepers Chris and Amy have outdone themselves once again! We have already booked for next year!!! The hospitality is gracious, the rooms are emaculate, and the breakfasts are amazing!!! Thank you so very much! – Reviewed by Carolyn, May 2019 via Facebook.
We had a wonderful experience at the Inn. We stayed in the Antietam Room, which was spacious, clean and very comfortable. We loved the whole atmosphere of the Inn. Breakfast was amazing every time! Chris was a very knowledgeable guide on our battlefield tour. If we come back to the area, we will definitely stay again. Thank you Amy and Chris – Reviewed by Sherri, May 2019 via Facebook.
I’m loving the area and loving generals quarters – Reviewed by Phil, May 2019 via Facebook.
I highly recommend Jacob Rohrbach inn. We stayed two nights in the General’s quarters and I can’t thank Amy and Chris enough for their hospitality. The inn is beautiful and very clean. Amy’s breakfast food was amazing. Chris and Amy have thought of everything and are very knowledgeable about the area. We really felt at home and will visit again. – Reviewed by Kim and Clint, April 2019 via Facebook.
We enjoyed an amazing stay in the General’s Quarters the night of our wedding! Chris and Amy were very welcoming and accommodating. We also enjoyed some love from Maya and Zoey. Breakfast was delicious and we had lovely conversation with the owners. We will definitely be visiting again! Thank you for a memorable stay! – Reviewed by Jennifer, March 2019 via Facebook.
We loved staying in the General’s Quarters room. The owners are very inviting and our breakfast was wonderful. The rooms are very well appointed and comfortable. We will definitely be back it’s a great place to stay when visiting the battlefield. – Reviewed by Nancy, November 2018 via Facebook.
Had a lovely time with Chris and Amy. Chris is very knowledgeable of the history of the battlefield. Stayed in the General’s Quarters. Very clean, the bed was very comfortable, the sheets fine cotton. Breakfast was more than ample. Adorable little dogs Zoey and Maya. Location perfect, there is also a little front room to hang out as well as outdoor seating that is very pleasant. Would definitely recommend, would definitely stay there again. – Reviewed by Christina, October 2018 via Yelp.
What a team! You, Chris and Amy, are among the best teams we’ve ever met and seen! What a duo—you’re on time always with breakfast, you work so well together, and you provide your guests with an excellent breakfast every day! And you are so cheerful throughout. And: our room was super-comfy. We appreciate you very much. We had a wonderful stay with you for three days and still talk about them. When any of our friends tell us they’re going your way, we’ll tell them there’s only one place to stay—with you! Warmest regards,
– Reviewed by Carl and Peggy, October 2018 via Email note.
Thank you Chris & Amy for a great weekend getaway and for making it extra special for my birthday! You have a beautiful B&B! – Reviewed by Stephanie and Mike, October 2018 via Guest Note.
Amy & Chris, Thank you for making our trip to celebrate my 60th B-day extra special. Your B&B is amazing. – Reviewed by Barb and Mike, October 2018 via Guest Note.
A great place to spend a relaxing, history filled weekend. Chris & Amy are delightful, and their breakfasts are the perfect way to start a day. We will be back. – Reviewed by Thomas, September 2018 via Facebook.
Wonderful stay and excellent breakfast. Best wishes for the future. – Reviewed by Susan and Michael, September 2018 via Guest Note.
What a beautiful inn. My husband and I stayed for my birthday weekend and had a great time. It’s beautifully kept and very clean. We stayed in the General’s Quarters, and couldn’t have asked for better. The hospitality of Amy and Chris was wonderful and greatly appreciated. The breakfast was delicious and beautifully presented. I would highly recommended the Jacob Rohrbach Inn to all my friends and acquaintances. – Reviewed by Cheryl, September 2018 via Facebook.
The breakfast was wonderful each morning, the inn was so clean and neat!!!! Thank you for a perfect getaway for my husband and myself. Oh, and I can’t forget about the visits from the 2 babies each morning!!!! – Reviewed by Georgella, August 2018 via Facebook.
Amazing breakfast and amazing innkeepers! Thank you for a perfect historical vacation! – Reviewed by Sherri, July 2018 via Facebook.
We stayed at this B&B in the Jackson Room & thoroughly enjoyed it. Breakfast each morning was delicious. Chris & Amy are gracious hosts. Only five minutes to the battlefield. You will not be disappointed! – Reviewed by Joe, July 2018 via Facebook.
If you love history and first class amenities, this bed and breakfast is the holy grail. My 3 year old and I stayed here and everything was PERFECT. You can’t beat waking up in a room that witnessed the battle of Antietam and then eating a 5 star breakfast on your way out to see the battlefield. The innkeepers are very friendly and hospitable and so are their two little dogs. We can’t wait to go back! – Reviewed by Kevin, June 2018 via Facebook.
I had the most pleasant experience at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn! The innkeepers have done a wonderful job appointing the guest rooms and common space! The breakfast this morning was fresh and tasty; it was a foodie’s delight and included an individual cheese soufflé, bacon, toasted cheese bread, and diced/flavored tomato garnish! It was preceded by a fresh serving of peaches and raspberries, as well as a home-baked petite scone. I appreciated the professional, exceptional, and friendly interaction with Chris and Amy. I definitely plan to patronize them again in future trips to DC. Thank you for a relaxing and memorable stay! – Reviewed by Lorena, June 2018 via Facebook.
We visited the Jacob Rohrbach Inn with friends and immediately felt like a part of the family with innkeepers Chris & Amy! My husband and I stayed in the Clara Barton Suite and I must say it was the most comfortable room I’ve ever experienced…from the perfect mattress to the luxurious sheets, it was heavenly!! – Reviewed by Suzi, May 2018 via Facebook.
Great place to stay if you are visiting the battlefield. My wife and I enjoyed our stay in the Jackson room. One of the better breakfasts we have had at B&Bs. – Reviewed by Mike, February 2018 via Facebook.
We stayed in the Thomas Jackson room. It was wonderful! Can’t wait to go back. – Reviewed by Ashton, February 2018 via Facebook.
I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying this place….beautiful place inside and out. Wonderful room, breakfast and hospitality. One of the best B&B’s we’ve every stayed. – Reviewed by Barbara, November 2017 via Facebook.
My husband, my mother and myself had a fabulous experience at the inn. The Clara Barton suite was perfect for the three of us. Chris and Amy were so welcoming and took care of our every need while staying with them. The accommodations were comfortable and spotless. The breakfast we received each morning was delicious. I would highly recommend staying at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn and we plan to return there again. – Reviewed by Karen, November 2017 via Facebook.
Great B&B. Room was very nice and clean. Bed was extremely comfortable. Inn keepers were very nice. That stay was exactly what I needed. / Beautiful place. The innkeepers are very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this bed & breakfast to everyone who wants a relaxing getaway. – Reviewed by Richard & Dawn, November 2017 via Facebook.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Generals Quarters was perfect for the two of us and our Goldendoodle Sophie. The suite included a small kennel (although we travel with our own), and full accessories for your canine companion😀 They even had a flashlight for those late night or early morning outings. I have a bad back and many allergies and I am hesitant to stay at many B&B’s. The Jacob Rohrbach Inn gets an excellent review from me. The pet free room was very clean and the bed very comfortable even for a princess and a pea type of person😀 The breakfasts at the Inn each morning were truly amazing. We will be back! – Reviewed by Darlene, October 2017 via Facebook.
Thanks so much, we had a wonderful stay, so relaxing. Can’t wait to come back! – Reviewed by Virginia, Patrick, & Sean, September 2017 via Guest Note.
Everything was wonderful – thanks very much… P.S. + the puppies too & breakfast was lovely. – Reviewed by Paula & David, September 2017 via Guest Note.
Wonderful place. Definitely one of the best ever that we have stayed in. The room was General Quarters and really was a suite. The owners are fantastic people and what a wonderful breakfast the have. Can’t say enough good things about this place the two dogs are adorable too. – Reviewed by Evelyn, September 2017 via Facebook.
We enjoyed our stay so much! Our only complaint, we couldn’t stay longer… you are much gracious hosts (all 4 of you!). We would highly recommend this B&B. Y’all just think of everything for you guests and make them feel like family. – Reviewed by Bill & Sheila, September 2017 via Guest Note.
This is our 2nd visit here and we love it! We’ll be back! – Reviewed by Cathy, September 2017 via Facebook.
Amy and Chris were very friendly and welcoming to their establishment. They had great recommendations for the area. The B&B was clean and breakfast was delicious! It is definitely a must stay when in the area! – Reviewed by Stephenie & David, September 2017 via Facebook.
Amazing b&b wonderful owners and fabulous breakfast. Can’t wait to go back – Reviewed by Greta, September 2017 via Facebook.
We stayed there for a few days for our 30th wedding anniversary. We couldn’t have been more pleased with our accommodations and food. Chris and Amy are wonderful. We absolutely adore Zoey and Maya….they are little sweethearts. We will definitely be going back often. – Reviewed by Ed and Becky, August 2017 via Facebook.
This place is awesome! Super sweet people! Clean rooms, historical but modern conveniences. Easy to work with if you have special needs. Food is AMAZING…my boys like scones now! Highly recommend! – Reviewed by Jamie, August 2017 via Facebook.
Great place to stay if you are visiting the the battlefield. My family and I highly recommend it! – Reviewed by Shawn, August 2017 via Facebook.
Fantastic inn with cozy sheets and yummy breakfast. – Reviewed by Julie, August 2017 via Facebook.
My husband and I and our 2 dogs really enjoyed our stay! The General’s Quarters were perfect, breakfast was amazing (french toast made from homemade raisin bread and homemade sausage!), my dietary restrictions were accommodated with a smile. Its obvious that Amy and Chris love what they do. It all made for the perfect relaxing getaway! – Reviewed by Kate, June 2017 via Facebook.
Beautiful building and grounds, excellent food and wonderful owners. We will definitely be back! – Reviewed by Connie, June 2017 via Facebook.
We had a wonderful overnight at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn in Sharpsburg! The historic building is beautifully configured for guests, Chris & Amy Vincent are welcoming hosts and informed about all of the many attractions in the area, and the breakfast was fabulous!! – Reviewed by Janet, June 2017 via Facebook.
Had another great stay at the inn! Their great breakfasts will power you through a long day of touring all the sights. Looking forward to staying again. – Reviewed by Randal, May 2017 via Facebook.
Lovely yet Quaint. Perfect location to tour Antietam and Harpers Ferry plus SO much more. Hosts Amy and Chris are VERY nice and SO knowledgeable about the area. We stayed in the Generals Quarters. Love everything about it! – Reviewed by Nancy, May 2017 via Facebook.
I am in love with this building and it’s wonderful owners Amy and Chris! Such a warm and welcoming place to stay! The rooms are fantastic, modern conveniences with a historic feel. And the food? So inventive and different, yet down home and flavorful! The location is perfect too. Had such a great time and I look forward to coming back! And I will for sure! – Reviewed by Lauren, May 2017 via Facebook.
Very much enjoyed our two nights here & hope to stay longer next time. Recommend bike rental to see Antietam (save the long hills for driving in auto later!) plus few C&O trail miles. Convenient to Shepherdstown. – Reviewed by Becky, May 2017 via Facebook.
We would highly recommend the Jacob Rohrbach Inn. We’ve traveled all over the world and stayed in a variety of places – yours was a top spot. – Reviewed by Barbara & Chris, March 2017 via Thank You note.
My husband, daughter, and I were driving home from a college visit and decided to stay in Antietam. Amy and Chris took us in at the last minute and it was wonderful!! We had the inn (and innkeepers and puppy dogs) to ourselves. We fell in love with the Harper’s Ferry room; it was perfect for our family of 3. We had ice cream at Nutter’s and then settled in for the night. Breakfast was delicious with fruit, scones, egg casserole, cheese toast, herb tomatoes, sausage, and juice. Once we got home my daughter said her favorite part of the trip was sitting in the common room with Amy Monday night drinking tea and talking and playing with Maya and Zoey. We’ve already booked a return trip for April. See you soon Amy and Chris (and Maya and Zoey)!!! – Reviewed by Mary, January 2017 via Facebook.
Beautiful place, amazing food and wonderful owners. Kid and dog friendly. – Reviewed by Mary, January 2017 via Facebook.
Beautiful Inn operated by Amy and Chris Vincent – great place to stay and enjoy comfortable pampered lodgings and outstanding breakfasts. Thank you for hosting our veterans. – Reviewed by Sharon, November 2016 via Facebook.
What a great experience the four of us had at the Jacob Rohrbach B&B during our stay Oct 28th, 29th and 30th of this year. The Owner’s Chris and Amy were everything great Innkeepers you hope and expect from a stay at a great B&B. Clean, beautifully decorated throughout inside and for Halloween a bonus of outside tasteful decorations that not only delighted the guests but the Town of Sharpsburg’s residents. Breakfast were especially unique with creations of homemade scones, biscuits, egg casserole, French toast, apple bacon sliced thick from local butchers, your choice of juices and fresh fruit especially prepared to complement your complete breakfast. Their knowledge and recommendations for seeing the area history of the Antietam Battlefields were extremely helpful especially with Chris’ history and involvement with volunteering. They provided excellent recommendations for area restaurants that included their special ice cream parlor there in town. We will be sure to return for another visit to these wonderful folks. – Reviewed by Bob, Debbie, Bill & Susan, October 2016 via Facebook.
Thanks you for all your hospitality and delicious food. Added pleasure – Maya & Zoey! – Reviewed by Marianne & Perry, October 2016 via Guest Survey.
The hosts Amy and Chris are amazing and the food is excellent. Highly recommend! Reviewed by Dana, October 2016 via Facebook.
We enjoyed our stay at this lovely inn. Chris and Amy made us feel right at home. Our room, the General’s Quarters, was wonderful. Breakfast was delicious along with the afternoon cookies- even accommodating my ovo-vegetarian diet.The inn is conveniently located to all the historical sites. I highly recommend this inn for a getaway! – Reviewed by Stacy, October 2016 via Facebook.
Excellent, Hospitable Welcoming, well worth a Second Visit, Need I say more, First Class. – Reviewed by Catherine, October 2016 via Facebook.
We recently arrived home from our seven week odyssey and have to say that the evening at your Inn and the tour of the Battlefield with you were highlights on our trip. Thank you so much for the hospitality the accommodations, and your incredible knowledge and presentation of the Battle. – Reviewed by Rebecca, September 2016 via email.
It is a wonderful place to stay and the breakfast is outstanding. – Reviewed by Christina, September 2016 via Facebook.
Great place with great history! The hosts (including the dogs) are very accommodating. Highly recommended. Reviewed by Dan, September 2016 via Facebook.
We just spent 3 days here for my husbands 60th Birthday. Love the Inn and its hosts Chris & Amy. They were so welcoming and accommodating. Atmosphere and food were awesome. The location sets right in the middle of this historic area and adds to your experience. My husband is a Civil War enthusiast and his friend Ken, who also is, and Peg from North Carolina came to stay here for two days and tour Antietam Battlefield. A great time was had by all. – Reviewed by Donna, August 2016 via Facebook.
Wonderful stay, cordial hosts, delicious breakfast & interesting battle discussion. It was a comfort to return to the Rohrbach Inn after the sadness of the Antietam Battlefield tour. The rooms are lovely and luxurious without being froo-froo. Hosts Chris and Amy are cordial with smiles and conversation, skillful with a delicious breakfast, and interesting with a vast knowledge of the Civil War. We’d go again in a heartbeat if we didn’t live 1,000 miles away. Come to think of it, we might come anyway and stay longer. – Reviewed by Kate & Julien, August 2016 via Guest Survey/Facebook.
My husband and I just spent a night at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn and we were blown away by the experience. The room was immaculate and expertly decorated and the breakfast was absolutely delicious. The best part of the experience by far was the warm and welcoming Innkeepers, Chris and Amy. You can really tell that they put love into every aspect of the Inn. We will definitely be booking at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn in the future. Reviewed by Felicia, August 2016 via Facebook.
My wife and I just returned home after spending 3 delightful nights at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn in Sharpsburg, Md. The Inn is comfortable and very cozy, centrally located, and the innkeepers are the best. If you love history, and want to stay at a historic property close to the Antietam battlefield and Harpers Ferry, you need to come to Sharpsburg, Md. and definitely stay with Chris and Amy at their Inn! By the way, breakfast is delicious! Reviewed by Allen, August 2016 via Facebook.
My husband and I just returned from a weekend stay at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn. Our stay could not have been more delightful! The inn itself is brimming with historical character and lovely gardens. And Amy and Chris, the owners and hosts, are totally charming and really good cooks! – Reviewed by Dee, July 2016 via Facebook.
Our stay at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn was relaxing and delightful all around. During our most recent trips to Maryland to visit our daughter, we stayed in hotels. Our time at the B&B was much more of a vacation. My husband loved the multi-course gourmet breakfasts and we enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. The covered deck was perfect for early morning reading or a glass of wine at the end of the day. The beautiful gardens, historic attractions, and charming main street were also highlights of our trip … and the sweet and friendly little dogs were an added treat. – Reviewed by Carolyn & Tom, June 2016 via Guest Survey.
We stayed for a weekend with our daughter. An amazing inn and an amazing home cooked breakfast everyday. Great location and so beautiful! A must stay!! Reviewed by Susie, June 2016 via Facebook.
We highly recommend this beautiful B&B as a great place to start our exploration of the National Park and the surrounding historic area. The Inn Keepers, Amy and Chris, are great hosts providing comfortable beds, lots of Civil War reading material, a full snack bar, lovely grounds and delicious breakfast. Reviewed by Janet, June 2016 via Facebook.
A great place to stay with wonderful hosts, Amy and Chris. – Reviewed by Bill, June 2016 via Facebook.
Could not be happier with lovely rooms and grounds of the Inn. We enjoyed our stay very much and are booked to return in July. Our enjoyment of the surrounding was only exceeded by the graciousness of our host and hostess. – Reviewed by Anna, June 2016
We loved our stay at the Inn! The innkeepers were amazing, friendly and knowledgeable and the food was awesome. It was perfectly secluded for our wedding night in the General’s quarters. I would recommend this place to anyone. It was a night I will never forget and I’m glad that we spent it here. – Reviewed by Holly, June 2016 via Facebook.
First stay at a B&B and loved it, very personalized service. Rooms are nice size, Civil war memorabilia everywhere gives it a nice unique flavor. And breakfast of cherry and chocolate scone, strawberries and blackberries, with egg soufflé and bacon was delicious. Will be back. – Reviewed by Debbie, June 2016 via Facebook.
A beautiful, bed and breakfast, the room was outstanding, we chose the General’s Quarters. The owners are friendly and attentive, ask about food allergies, 24 hour beverages and snacks. Wonderful experience, highly recommend. – Reviewed by Dee H. May 2016 via Facebook.
The accommodations, food and location are excellent. Chris made us feel welcomed from the start. We look forward to returning in the future. – Reviewed by Gina, May 2016 via Facebook.
We had a wonderful stay! It was the perfect getaway for our anniversary. We have stayed in a few B&Bs, this is our favorite! Loved the outside entrance from the rooms and breakfast was delicious! – Reviewed May 2015 via Guest Survey.
Amazing place with wonderful accommodations! Innkeepers Amy & Chris are a delight and very knowledgeable about the area. Breakfast was outstanding!!! I would recommend this place in a heartbeat!! – Reviewed by Kathleen, March 2015 via Facebook.
Lovely, comfortable rooms, friendly innkeeper, Chris and Amy. Great breakfasts, beautiful grounds. We enjoyed our stay there very much. – Reviewed by Kathy, April 2015 via Facebook.
We decided to do a visual blog this month since these pictures are just too pretty to muddle with a bunch of words! Be sure to let us know what your favorite summer flowers are. And as always……if you have something unique, we love to share and trade!
(click on the flowers to enlarge them)
It has been a busy first half of the year at the Inn with all the updates, additions and changes. Here is a little peek at what’s been happening.
Unfortunately, we had to remove two trees this spring, the Maple tree by the parking lot and the Ash tree in the backyard. Our friends as Prefered Arbor Care in Hagerstown did a great job. With the parking lot opened up, we decided to put in a new rock wall and flower bed along the front to welcome guests as they pulled in.
An over grown bush was removed to open the view to the Spring House. As we were leveling out the ground what we thought was a rock turned out to be an old pipe. It looks really good with the new sod in place.
At the end of the walk, we thought it would be the perfect spot for a new seating area.
With the addition of the new seating area and the Ash tree gone, we moved the old pump closer to the house and designed a new flower bed around the old maple tree.
We added a few more blueberry bushes, some other vegetables to go with the tomatoes and peppers; added the herb garden and the strawberries took off like wildfire.
With most of the major projects done outside, we had time for a few updates inside. We upgraded the mini-fridge in the General’s Quarters and moved that smaller one to the Harpers Ferry Suite. The flat screen TVs in both the Clara Barton Suite and the Thomas Jackson Room were upgraded. And finally, just in time to beat the summer heat, both the Jackson Room and the Clara Barton Suite received their own individually controlled high efficiency cooling and heating systems. These two Mitsubishi wall-mounted, ductless systems were installed by McCrea Heating & Air Conditioning along with Steenburg Electrical Services. In a few hours these guys had completed both rooms and it was a comfortable 65 degrees, outstanding job!
Well, that’s all the updates for now. Check back in the fall to see more of the changes around the Inn.
Everyone that stays at the Inn comments on the yard, almost always like this: “Wow, this is beautiful!”, “Do you do all of this yourselves?”, “This is a lot of work!” The response to those comments is: “YES!” Yes, it is beautiful and yes, it is a lot of work, but we can’t say we do it all ourselves. Mother Nature has provided some outstanding helpers, our friends the pollinators! If you didn’t know, National Pollinator Week was this month (June 20-26) and I thought it would be fun to do a photo blog of some of our garden assistants hard at work in the flower beds.