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Jacob Rohrbach Inn
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A place worth visiting
Oct 21, 2014 by: sjcita from Olney, Maryland
This historic inn is run by a very nice couple named Joanne and Paul. The building is situated on the main highway, and is about a 10-minute drive from Shepherdstown, WV (handy, since all of the restaurants and shops are located there). We didn’t stay in the main building – we reserved the private cottage which sits in the backyard, beside of the main building. It’s about the size of a very large apartment and has been renovated with a good-sized addition onto the original historic ‘kitchen’ building. It now has a roomy modern bedroom, bathroom, and small pantry area with mini-fridge and countertop. The cottage is comfortable and convenient to stay in, just a short walk to the main building where breakfast is served. Lovely landscaping and gardens complete the relaxing backyard. The cottage also boasts French doors leading to a sitting porch with rocking chairs. The resident cat, who has one non-functioning leg , likes to jump onto your lap. Joanne is quite friendly and loves to keep everyone engaged in lively conversation as she serves breakfast. The food is quite good and presented in an attractive way – fresh fruit, French toast, hot cereal, eggs, coffee, tea and so on, depending on dietary needs. Keep in mind that there are only a few downsides: (1) the air conditioning unit for the cottage is extremely loud and woke us up several times when we thought there was a heavy rainstorm happening, (2) the cottage is near the guest gravel parking lot and the side street, which happens to be near a biker bar, so if you’re a light sleeper, keep that in mind. We enjoyed this inn for the food and the convenient location to Shepherdstown, WV. Highly-recommended.
Great 2 Day Trip
Oct 18, 2014 by: Dave D from Butler, Pennsylvania
my wife & I had a great stay. Great rooms that were very clean. The breakfasts were excellent. Enjoyed the conversations with guests after breakfasts. Joanne & Paul were very knowledgeable and helpful with anything we needed. We would go back again if in the area & would recommend this place very highly.
Just as excellent as our first stay seven years ago!
Oct 14, 2014 by: Jackie W from London, United Kingdom
This was our second visit to the Jacob Rohrbach Inn and it as very bit as good as it was when we visited seven years. The rooms are big and have all sorts of interesting artefacts. Breakfast is fantastic with home made cakes, bread, preserves and even coffee made from beans roasted at the inn. Joanne and Paul are not only excellent hosts they are also very knowledgable about the area and the American Civil War.. We stayed in the Antietam room which is upstairs. Although some may feel it is pricey, it is worth every penny/cent.
A Great Surprise for a Last Minute Stay
Oct 03, 2014 by: Michelle D from Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
What a wonderful place to stay! This was a last minute reservation, but so worth the stay! Being a bed and breakfast owner myself, I tend to look closer than most. This place was just want I hoped for. Close to my point of interest (Antietam), wonderful hostess and host (Joann and Paul) and an amazing historic home (1802). I got the pleasure in staying in the 1820 Summer Kitchen. It was comfortable and wonderful having my own private place in the house. I arrived later in the evening, but Joann spent the time taking me from room to room, showing me this wonderful house. I couldn't help but wonder at who might have walked through these halls. With Antietam just a few short miles from this Sharpsburg home, I am sure the Civil War touched this house as it did those in Gettysburg. Breakfast was amazing! Pumpkin Cream Roll, Omelet, and Home-Made Bread with Home-Made Grape Jelly and Earl Grey. Since I was the first in for breakfast, Joann and I compared notes and talked about her 16 years in business! Paul shared their many artifacts that have been uncovered on the property. A quick walk about and off I went to my point of interest. It was a delight coming to this home and I would highly recommend a stay.
Great B & B
Sep 30, 2014 by: TonyA1954 from Rochelle Park, New Jersey
We stayed at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn for the first time this past weekend at the recommendation of a friend. We wanted something close to the Antietam Battlefield. The owners, JoAnn and Paul are wonderful hosts. We stayed in the Thomas Jackson room which we chose due to it being on the first floor. The room was very spacious, comfortable, clean and nicely decorated, including period antiques. There are plenty of area related magazines to read and some DVD's in the room as well. The bathroom was clean and well supplied with all the essentials. There was a shower stall rather than a tub which we didn't mind at all. You can sit outside on the front porch for morning coffee or on the rear patio overseeing the backyard garden area as well. The breakfast each morning was delicious with fresh pastries, jams and jellies, fruits, bread, sausage, eggs, waffles, juices, coffee and tea served. Paul and Joann have a great deal of knowledge of the surrounding areas history as well as their home which dates back to the very early 1800's. We wouldn't hesitate to stay with them again and will certainly do so on our next visit to the area.
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