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Antietam Overlook Farm
Based on 88 traveler reviews
95 acres of tranquility
Oct 20, 2014 by: BeachBumBev from Lavallette, New Jersey
Mark and the entire staff at the Overlook will make you feel as comfortable as if you were home. You'll completely relax in the tastefully decorated living room, sinking into the most comfortable couches. The rooms are immaculate, beds are very comfortable and the grounds are beautiful with stunning views. While staying at the Inn, we toured nearby Harpers Ferry , Antietam battlefield, the town of Boonsboro and Shepherdstown. If you plan a visit to this historic area, Antietam Overlook is the place to stay.
Oct 19, 2014 by: LJBowen from
Gorgeous views. Comfortable and clean B&B rich in history. Secluded location. Loved the in-room fireplace and country feel. Friendly staff. Comfy bed. Wonderful place to spend our wedding anniversary.
Good, Not Great
Oct 17, 2014 by: fender240 from Baltimore, Maryland
The "Good": Beautiful property. The views of the fields and Battlefield are hard to beat. The location is secluded and quiet, for the most part. The staff was very friendly and made us feel comfortable. They put out fresh baked cookies which were a nice touch, especially with my sweet tooth. Our room was clean and had a nice view of the battlefield area. I enjoyed my breakfast the mornings we were there and the portions were a good size. They also had free wifi which came in handy for planning our excursions. The great room was very nice with lots of Civil War items to explore. There was complimentary sodas and coffee which was nice. There was another couple there which we had great conversations with during breakfast and throughout our stay. The "Not Great": We stayed in the Battlefield View room. Again, clean and well kept. However, I was originally stoked about the screened in porch, but unfortunately it was next to the entrance of the B&B. Not exactly private. One of the main draws for my wife was the in-room soaking tub next to the fireplace. We were very disappointed to find the water pressure to be about half that of the sink. The bath would have taken 30-45 minutes to get to a point where you could use it. We brought this up with the innkeeper's who said we could use another room's bath if we wanted to. Fine, but I paid to have the bath in my suite, not one down the hall. When I showed the owner the problem he seemed inconvenienced by this request and even mocked the fact that my wife really wanted to use this feature of the room. I did not appreciate that. I ended up using a coffee pot to fill the tub up from the sink. Whatever, it worked. Breakfast was good for me because I love breakfast. However, they did not offer any choices which is surprising considering the many choices they have for dinner. They loaded the eggs with peppers and onions, which the other guest with us could not tolerate. Would it kill them to ask how one prefers their eggs be cooked? The breakfast server also was too involved in our breakfast. As much as I appreciated her attentiveness, she inserted herself too many times into the middle of our breakfast conversation. To me, a Bed & Breakfast would put big emphasis on the breakfast experience. I felt bad that my wife and the other guest couldn't finish their breakfast because of the preparations. Overall: We had a nice time, enjoyed the attractions, and made some new friends. The Inn was good but fell short of our expectations.
One of the Best B&B's Ever!
Sep 18, 2014 by: PatnJenCaveCreek_AZ from Cave Creek, AZ
Actually stayed at the Overloon Farm for 2 nights on a business retreat. The Farm has 5 rooms all with private screen proches, soaking tubs and fireplaces. The decor was very tasteful country farm/elegant rustic and the beds were very comfortable. You are really away from it all with a jaw dropping view of the battlefield and amazing sunsets. Since we took up all of the rooms we practically had the run of the place utilizing all the common spaces which were jsut as cozy as the sleeping rooms. The farm offers complimentary beverages and cookies all day and the breakfasts were amazing. I'm still dreaming of the homemade bread with homemade jams and jellies - wonderful. The inn also offers dinners by reservation which we took advantage of one night as well, this was also a wonderful meal. The staff are friendly and accomodating but not hovering. They catereed ansd anticipated our every need. Even Mr. Mewoser, the resident cat was very friendly. (don't worry those with allergies - he stayss outside the inn). Overall I'm very glad I was able to experience this hidden gem and hope to return someday with my Hubs for a personal visit.
A Trip back in Time
Sep 18, 2014 by: Carol M from
This in is located over looking the battle field of Antietam, where our forefathers fought for freedom of slavery. It is a beautiful setting and a beautiful Inn. The inn is very comfortable with a wonderful staff, that makes you feel very much at home. They are very welcoming and the food is delicious all the way from the home made bread, to the gourmet entrees. This inn features a wonderful jacuzzi, that over looks the whole valley, The rooms are beautiful with a great room with several fireplaces and a large screen TV. The overall experience was wonderful. Can't wait to go back.
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