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.
Pets allowed - $10 per day per pet$10 per day per pet
No smoking - Tobacco-free house. Tobacco-free house.
Max guests: 6
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Nice stay in Sharpsburg
This property worked well for us, esp. as it was centrally located relative to the things we wanted to do: C&O Canal biking, hiking, and battlefield. We were grateful too for the pet friendly policy.
Our stay at Antietam Guest House was just for one night, but it was wonderful & we wished we could have stayed longer & hope to come back. It is truly a historic house, with modern conveniences. And the Owners have provided brochures & info of area sites, restaurants & local history.
Very close to Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry, and other civil war sites. Hopefully we can come back in the fall!
The kitchen was dirty. The fridge, ovens, microwave, dishrack was gross. Water backed up in shower
Looks great from the outside. Would never stay there again. Hire a better cleaning service.
I have no idea why we received this review. Karen made no mention of any problem while she was in the house; neither does she mention any specific issues. Other guests have expressed satisfaction with the state of the house, and we are proud of the condition we keep.
Unique, Quaint Property
This is a very interesting house with lots of charm! It is located right near the center of town yet in a quiet neighborhood. The owners have stocked it full of fascinating things to look at - from books to pictures on the walls. We were warm and cozy thanks to the multiple heaters located on every floor. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need including a nice breakfast left by the owner. The rock wall in the lower level living room is a sight to behold. It was beautiful! Communication with Vernell was very easy. There were many brochures and menus to help guide you around the area. An absolute "must" is Nutters ice cream shop. You won't believe the size of the servings for the price! Everyone we talked to in town was very friendly. This property is a great home base for exploring the surrounding historic area.
Thank you for your visit and your kind remarks. We are happy to have met your expectations.
Vernell and Tim
Antietam Guest House
Amazing stay in a very unique home. The Antietam Guest House was cozy and wonderful. We loved the quirkiness since we also live in a 200+ year old home. Our pups loved it as well. We hope to visit again in the future.
Lovely home, great location.
Absolutely charming old home with a great location. If you can’t handle stairs, don’t try. But otherwise delightful house. Battlefield literally in the back yard. Charming.
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.