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Historic House Featured on Amazing Vacation Homes

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Serene, majestic, Civil War era farm on the Antietam Battlefield. The 1810 historic stone house is in the middle of a 120 acre working cattle farm on a bluff overlooking the C & O Canal and Potomac River. It is surrounded by open fields with beautiful vistas in every direction. Walking distance to C&O canal.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable family room, dining and living rooms, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Sleeps 10-12 comfortably.

The farm is adjacent to the Antietam Battlefield near many historic and scenic attractions including Gettysburg and other Civil War sites. The house was used as a hospital during the Antietam Civil War battle. In modern times it was featured on the Travel Channel's Amazing Vacation Homes.

Our guests have included girls' weekends, romantic getaways, and it’s perfect for families. We have hosted many weekends of long-time friends getting together to relax and reminisce. Washington, DC and Baltimore are within a 90 minute drive.

Hillenbruck farm is completely booked through the first week in November 2017.

Keywords: House, Farm, Sharpsburg, Maryland, Antietam, Harpers Ferry WV, Antietam Battlefield, Civil War, Civil War Heritage Area, Gettysburg Battlefield, Appalachian Trail, C&O Canal, History, Sightseeing, Hiking, Biking, Wineries, Vacation Rental, Lodging, Weekend Getaway, Family Reunion, Romantic Getaway

More Details

Hillenbrand Family
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2018

About Hillenbrand Family

Owner and daugter pictured in master bedroom.

I purchased the 1810 farm house and surrounding 118 acres in 1960. We named the property Hillenbruck Farm in 1979 when my lovely wife and I were married. It has served as a family retreat for decades. I hope that you will enjoy it as much as we have.

Hillenbrand Family purchased this house in 1960


Sharpsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Third floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bed & Futon - 3rd floor
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed (double) - 1st floor
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed (double) - 1st floor
    Third Floor Closet - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Inflatable mattress (queen)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting


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Historic House Featured on Amazing Vacation Homes
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Everything We Envisioned for our Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Trying to find the words to express how perfect this place was is difficult. All of the amenities in the house description where as they stated. the pictures do not do this place justice. we arrived Friday and started to unload. There was enough room to store all of our belongings and wedding items for 115 people. We had seven people in total stay and never did we feel cramped. The outside has views of the mountains in the background and pasture land. the barn itself is beautiful out of the back door. the fenced in yard was big enough to host not only the ceremony for our wedding but a 60X40 tent for our reception with plenty of room still left over for corn hole and several other games. Pierrette was so amazing to work with and very informative. She responded to all of questions and concerns quickly and helped to make our special day as seamless as possible, even reaching out to the farmers to have the cows moved to another pasture for the wedding. She went above and beyond the call and we are very appreciative of that. If you would like to view the property we had photos taken almost everywhere. you can find them at #JayZputaringonit on social media.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful early 19th century farm house overlooking the Potomac and C&O canal. Even over a bitterly cold weekend it was a gorgeous retreat, and the large outdoor fire pit kept us warm. Will be back in warmer months, as this would be a great home base for hiking or biking into nearby towns.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sag Harbor, New York

Amazing Setting

  • 2 of 5

The history of the area and views from the house are epic. We woke up early with coffee just to see the morning mist melt with the sunrise. The house is spacious and cozy... perfect for our family reunion and Birthday celebration. I was, however, quite disappointed with the condition and cleanliness of the house. Not to reflect on the lovely "Dottie" who greeted us... she and her husband are so welcoming and went over everything with me. This is beyond one person's capabilities. A cleaning crew needs to regularly maintain this property. Windows desperately need washing. Bannister needs strengthening... kitchen drawers need to be organized etc. This said... we looked beyond it and enjoyed the scenery and family time. Thank you for precious memories.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a lovely spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was the annual cousins weekend , and your great home and property set a very high standard for future outings. We walked the battlefield daily, but still managed the nice walk up the lane to the road turning up or down the road alternatively. We enjoyed a cocktail in the evening on the rock patio and grilled out most evenings. We found the historic home to our liking and well equipped. All in all it was a great week spent in a memorable setting.

Thanks for everything

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montvale, NJ

Clean, comfortable, historic, and a great workout!

  • 5 of 5

The Doyles are super hosts. Their vacation home is perfect. You are drawn back to the mid 1800's yet all the amenities of the 21st century. It's a quiet non-commercial look at the Battlefield and an opportunity to bike or hike on the C&O Canal Towpath with beautiful views of the Potomac River Valley.

A short ride across the river to West Virginia provides plenty of great restaurants. A deeply memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach,NY

A beautiful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 wonderful spring days in this beautiful house. The photos do not do it justice. It was perfect for our family reunion. We were 4 families- 6 adults, 1 teenager, 1 seven year old and 3 four year olds. There was plenty of room. The house was immaculate when we arrived. The kids (and adults, too) really enjoyed the cows. Rent this house and you will NOT be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2010
  • Stayed: March 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hiking on the Appalachian Trail or the C&O Canal are close by. History buffs can explore Antietam Battlefield, Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg. The area has plenty of antique stores and museums plus outlet shopping in Hagerstown. Enjoy dining at many restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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