Historic Accommodations in Washington County, MD
Historic Bed & Breakfasts – Guest Houses – Overnight AccommodationsIf you are visiting Washington County, Maryland for the history, why not make the adventure complete. Overnight, over the weekend, or for the week, the guest accommodations in some of our historic homes are memorable. Since we must refrain from recommending, the inns are listed by estimated construction date . . .
Inn Boons Boro – Circa 1790 (National Register of Historic Places)
With the warmth and welcome of a bed and breakfast combined with the luxury of a boutique hotel, Inn BoonsBoro offers you an unforgettable experience. Housed in the first stone building constructed in the historic town of Boonsboro, the inn was updated in 2008 with a three-million dollar remodel and renovation. Throughout this extensive renovation, we have honored the dignity and charm of this historic site while designing a small hotel to meet the most discerning guests’ expectations.
Our guests can choose from among eight rooms, including two suites and a ground-floor ADA compliant guest room. With the exception of The Penthouse, all our rooms have been inspired by literary romantic couples.
Jacob Rohrbach Inn – 1804
A Sharpsburg landmark since 1804 this award winning Bed & Breakfast Inn at Antietam Battlefield is brimming with historic charm and gracious hospitality. Guests enjoy our spacious landscaped grounds and gardens located in the center of an historic village little changed since the Civil War.
Our five lovingly restored guest rooms are within walking distance of restaurants, an ice cream parlor, a bakery, and local taverns. Guests are surrounded by national and state parks: the Antietam National Battlefield, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C & O Canal); the Appalachian National Scenic Trail; Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park, South Mountain State Park [MD], and the Kennedy Farmhouse, also known as John Brown’s Headquarters. All of these historic sites are within twelve miles of the Inn. Bicycles are available for guests to explore the parks, and surrounding country roads.
Stoney Creek Farm – Circa 1835
Since the purchase in November of 2004, friends of Stoney Creek have worked tirelessly to create what you see today. Four and a half baths have been added and a fifth totally remodeled. The rooms have been painted, papered, sanded, and decorated to flow with the heritage of the home yet to bring it into the 21st century. All the flooring throughout the house has been replaced, sanded, or reconditioned using as much material as possible from the farm, such as the wood planks on the floor of the dining room that were formally in the attic. The list of improvements is endless.
With both comfort and convenience in mind, Stoney Creek offers guests the luxurious get-away experience you expect.
Candlelight Inn – Circa 1850
Located in Historic Williamsport, Maryland only two blocks from the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C & O Canal) and walking distance to museum, park, and antique shop.
Antietam Guest House – 1856
111 W. Chapline Street, Sharpsburg, Maryland 21782
It is the 1856 home of the Bender family. All males of the family were C & O Canal boat captains, the best known is Raleigh Bender, whose tavern still stands after 80 years on Sharpsburg’s Main Street. The house is log on an exposed stone basement foundation and sits on one of the original town 1/2 acre lots laid out by Joseph Chapline in 1763.
Historic home with contemporary updates. Close to Civil War sites, recreation, culture, and good food. One block from Sharpsburg Main Street, one mile from Antietam National Battlefield, 1 1/2 miles from C&O Canal towpath and Potomac River, four miles from Shepherdstown, WV, 10 miles to Premium Outlets, 20 minutes to Harpers Ferry, one hour to Gettysburg.Sleeps 8. Dogs OK. Children free.
For details, calendar, and reservations, please call 301 992 9767 or 301 992 9017
Elmwood Farm – 1858 (National Register of Historic Places)
Elmwood Farm is a restored 1858 pre Civil War farmhouse that enjoys a new life as a Bed and Breakfast for visitors. Innkeepers, Andrew and Selena Wilkes Tory, purchased Elmwood in 2011 from a land development group to bring the farm back into the Kendle Family. Elmwood Farm has been in the Kendle Family for over 100 years. Selena is the great great-granddaughter of John M. Kendle (4th generation). In 2012, the elegant 19th century Greek Revival estate was nominated and added to the National Register of Historic Places. Andrew and Selena have carried out their vision to fully restore the farmhouse to its original character while discreetly adding modern amenities to comfortably serve their B&B guests. With guidance and some assistance from subcontractors, Andrew and Selena have successfully completed most of the restoration work themselves. Phone: 240-707-0772
Riverrun Bed & Breakfast – 1878
We are within easy walking distance to the C & O Bicycle Shop, the Potomac River boat ramp, restaurants, food stores, bars, parks, town swimming pool and more.
All rooms have full private baths. We also have a library and sitting room on the second floor. The view is fantastic.
Extended continental breakfast. Simple decor – no doilies.
The 1828 Trail Inn – 1896
10 W. Main Street, Hancock, Maryland 21750
The 1828 Trail Inn at 10 West Main Street, Hancock, MD, overlooks the historic C & O Canal, Rail Trail (former Western Maryland Railroad), and the Potomac River. Named for the date of the beginning of the race between railroad and canal builders to open up commerce between Maryland and the Ohio River Valley, our homes offer a comfortable base for biking, canoeing, antiquing, siteseeing, or just relaxing our the wraparound porch or back deck. Bikers feel comfortable using our secure bike storage. Be greeted with afternoon refreshments, settle into your comfortable room to watch TV, use your laptop with our wireless connection, or walk to restaurants for dinner before retiring. Wake in the morning to early coffee in the dining room before enjoying a full chef’s choice breakfast to start your day.
The Inn at Antietam – Circa 1900
The Inn sits amidst the hallowed ground of the Civil War’s Antietam Battlefield. Furnishings of Victorian grace and vintage define the gentler pace of life.
Come partake of the beauty of pastoral surroundings and a gracious past. Let the Inn at Antietam impart its magic and rare perspective on Civil War times. The views from the porch are of farmland that rolls away to mountains so misty blue they are called “Blue Ridge.”
The placid sweep is unchanged in more than a century, but for the monuments. Of marble and bronze and granite, they stand sentinel in Sharpsburg’s fields and lanes to tell the story of the single most devastating day of conflict in American History.