While visiting Antietam National Battlefield I was able to stay close by at Antietam Overlook Farm. Located near Keedysville, Maryland, it is about a 10 minute drive from the site of the Battle of Antietam.
My new cat friend guarding the palace, aka, Antietam Overlook Farm:
My new friend liked to rub on my legs and hopped in my car to help me unload my luggage. I asked her if she wanted to come home with me but she decided to stay and guard the farm.
Views from Antietam Overlook Farm:
If you know what you are looking for you can see part of the battlefield and Burnside’s Bridge. In the fall this would be the most gorgeous view with all the leaves changing colors!
I spent the morning at Antietam Battlefield until I could take the cold and wind no more and did some shopping at the outlets in nearby Hagerstown and saw a movie. Dinner was extra special- a Pittsburgh favorite had just opened in the area- Primanti Brothers!
The original Primanti in Pittsburgh was better but it was still a fairly cheap, delicious, and gigantic sandwich.
While the weather had turned sunny, it had also turned very windy and cold. My host and innkeeper, Henry, make sure I stayed toasty warm by the fire, baked sugar cookies (for this non-chocolate lover) while I drank complimentary Diet Coke and watched playoff football-all of my favorite things!
The main house has a distinct homey and cabin-y feel. Wood walls, floors, ceilings, blankets on every couch and chair, complimentary brandy and chardonnay, and fires rolling in 2 different fireplaces make Antietam Overlook Farm an excellent cold weather retreat. It is also a memeber of the exclusive bed and breakfast group- Select Registry– known for high quality inns.
Many of the rooms are quite large with soaker tubs.
The wind howled all night and the temperature dropped even more. I was very happy to be warm and cozy on the inside of house with hot coffee and a delicious breakfast waiting for me when I woke up. Henry started off our 3 course breakfast with yogurt, fruit and granola with orange juice, coffee, and water.
The New York Times was on the breakfast table as well. I love the New York Times and reading the actual newspaper in the morning over breakfast! It reminds me of mornings with my dad growing up. We would always split the paper with me getting the comics and sports section first and then trading as we finished our sections.
Memories aside: the main course of breakfast was awesome! Eggs, super-delicious crispy bacon, pierogies, and fruit really hit the spot.
There was even dessert at this breakfast because Henry had made a few desserts the day before- one of which was cheesecake! Don’t mind if I do!
I had a lovely, cozy stay at Antietam Overlook Farm. The hospitality of the staff here was amazing! They really do think of everything in giving their guests a great experience.
Reader question: Have you ever had pierogies for breakfast? Is your football team still in the playoffs?
Disclaimer: My stay was compliments of Select Registry but all opinions are truthful and are my own.