Welcome to the Inn at Antietam, a warm and welcoming bed and breakfast in the heart of Sharpsburg, Maryland. Innkeepers Miriam & Will Cunningham look forward to welcoming you to the Inn.
After taking ownership of the Inn in 2016, the Cunninghams carefully and thoughtfully renovated each of the well-appointed suites. While there is plenty of history to experience and explore during your visit to Antietam, we hope you’ll also take some time to relax. Enjoy tea on the large, wraparound porch or warm baked bread, baked fresh each morning. Stroll through the property’s 7 acres that overlooks the Civil War battlefield. Crack open a book and learn about the exploits of Civil War generals, soldiers, and spies.
The Antietam National Battlefield and National Cemetery surround the Inn and honor those who fought here on September 17, 1862, in what became the bloodiest single-day battle ever fought by the U.S. The first major battle to be fought on Union soil, Major General George McClellan narrowly defeated General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. This “victory” claimed a very steep price: more than 22,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or missing at the day’s end. Towns near the line of fire were turned into army hospitals overnight. The battle, though, offered President Abraham Lincoln an opportunity to issue the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. The Proclamation went into effect January 1, 1863.
Come and see the battlefield, the town hospitals, the various sights of war in Sharpsburg, Shepherdstown, Harpers Ferry, and Monocacy. Enjoy the historic homes and places that surround the area. Hunt for marvelous antiques in Frederick or Emmitsburg. Tour Camp David or try the bunny slope at White Tail. You can do it all while staying at the Inn at Antietam!
We welcome families, couples, and dogs! We also have a super charger available for guests who drive either Tesla cars and other models of electric vehicles.
Do you want to host an event here, such as a birthday, a writers’ retreat, or a reception? Contact us about hosting such events!
The Potomac suite features a king bed and a separate dressing area. It has a built-in desk as well as small dressing area. The en suite bathroom has a regular tub & shower.
The Antietam suite features a large brick fireplace, a king bed, and a loft with a twin bed. The en suite bathroom features a clawfoot tub with handheld shower.
We love to host special events at the Inn. Our beautiful home and our vast acreage allows for the perfect backdrop for whatever your special event may be.
Learn more about Antietam from one of the various historic tours available in Sharpsburg. Guided walking tours and horse-led carriage tours available.
In addition to the famous Battlefield, there are also a variety of other landmarks and historical sights located in Sharpsburg and surrounding areas.
After all the sightseeing, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Eat at one of the many wonderful restaurants in Sharpsburg or Shepherdstown.
Cups of Coffee Brewed
History Lessons Given