|Minimum Stay||1 night|
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Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Historic, Romantic, Mountain, Town|
Description from the owner
Charming 1780's log house with fireplace adjacent to Antietam National Battlefield and National Cemetery. Enjoy a step back in time for your short or long term stay in the historic, Civil War town of Sharpsburg.
The Mary Hill house was used as a temporary field hospital following the bloody day of battle on September 17, 1862. Two Confederate officers were killed at the house. A large blood stain in front of the fireplace marks the spot where they were likely laid out before being removed.
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Historic Mary Hill House at Antietam Battlefield
Additional Location Information
Location Type Mountain, Town
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$110||$110 - $120||$660 - $680||$0||1 night|
|May. 1 2012 - Oct. 31 2012
|All Other Dates||$110||$110||$660||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate - 0.12% of rental - Tax
- Additional guests - $25 - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
$25/night pet fee
$5 bundle firewood in season
No fee for children under 12
Special rates - College students, active duty military
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 13, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Raynette and Bernie
A wonderfully tranquil visit to such an historic area.
We were very pleased with our stay at the Mary Hill House. We were able to take a step back in history while maintaining all the conviences we utilize daily. The kitchen is equipped with very modern appliances and fully stocked with necessities such as coffee, tea, milk, cereal and a coffee maker that makes coffee pretty quickly in the morning.
Jennifer is a very lovely person who takes great pride in the Mary Hill house. The house is so immaculately clean!
We would like to thank you, Jennifer, for the lovely plate of cookies that welcomed us upon our arrival. The cookies were very "yummy"! You have such a wonderfully beautiful house. We are honored to have been able to expereinced our stay at the Mary Hill House.
For the price and location, this is a steal. The house is in excellent condition and quite comfortable. Of course, you cannot expect resort amenities or spa-like environs, but the house offers comfortable bedrooms, charm, and history with modern conveniences. Bathrooms and kitchen have been totally redone. All new appliances in kitchen. Kitchen also was stocked full of things to make it feel like home, including wine glasses, coffee maker, cork screw, teas, milk, bread, bananas, clementines, etc. etc. Ceilings are low, so be careful, but the house is not claustrophobic. Tv is a small flatscreen, but it comes with a DVD player and cable. The proprieter keeps this house very clean and clearly manages it very well. I highly recommend staying here and going into the very pleasant town of Shepherdstown, WV. Blue Moon is a great restaurant there, and there are plenty of cool, whacky shops to visit. Bavaria Inn is superb for Sunday brunch.
Mount Airy, North Carolina
Absolutely wonderful place to stay
My husband and I along with another couple stayed here for two nights and had an absolute wonderful time. The rooms are decorated in a way that makes you feel like you're in another time period (House was built in 1700's), yet it's very comfortable and the owners were so accommodating to make sure we had everything we needed. We had a wonderful surprise in the frig when we arrived (a plate with slices of whole grain bread, preserves, butter, orange juice and milk). The kitchen counter had a large basket filled with all kinds of cereal, jars of coffee, and not sure what else since we brought our own food to prepare. The kitchen is large and therefore was fun to prepare our meals in. This would be a fun house to live permanently in.
Stillman Valley, IL
Adorable historic home with caring proprietor
I stayed 3 nights at the Mary Hill House with 2 girlfriends. We traveled to the area for a Nora Roberts book signing in Boonsboro. We each had our own bedroom and slept comfortably every night. Fans in each room masked the road noise outside. Two of us shared a bathroom. We ate our meals either in Boonsboro or Shepherdstown, WV. We had 2 meals at Dan's Tap House in Boonsboro and they were very good. Dinner at the Press Room in Shepherdstown was amazing. Blue Moon Cafe was quirky and comforting, with a great variety on the menu. We visited the antietam Battlefield. The owner & proprietor, Jennifer, was a font of information on the area and checked regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. A wonderful place to stay and very affordable. Highly recommended!
Response from The Mary Hill House in Sharpsburg MD - 12/09/2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice review with such helpful information. I'm very appreciative of the feedback, and pleased that you had such a pleasant experience. I enjoyed meeting you all and hanging out during jammie time and learning so much more about Nora Roberts. Isn't she amazing?
Wonderful and charming piece of history
This beautiful house is an historic gem. Perfect location for anyone interested in Civil War or local history. The house even played a documented part in the battle of antietam. It truly feels like home and has such charming furnishings. Even if a person isn't interested in the Civil War, this would be an ideal location for a quiet getaway or a louder getaway with an entire family. Can't wait to go back and escape!
Response from The Mary Hill House in Sharpsburg MD - 08/08/2012
Thank you for the positive review Rachel. You and Nathan were such pleasant, charming and conversational guests. Your love for history is obvious, you were fascinating to talk with. Thanks for sharing the background on the lovely historic town of Fredericksburg, Va. It is now a destination on the radar. Come back again.
Perfect Blend of american History and Modern amenities at Mary H
The Mary Hill House at antietam absolutely enchanted and impressed us. The home's history makes it uniquely special, but the up-to-date amenities (including air conditioning, a 1st floor handicapped-accessible shower, free wifi, and the thoroughly modern kitchen) make it accommodating and comfortable. Perhaps the best part was the owner's warm hospitality and thoughtfulness. Freshly baked cookies from the local Mennonite bakery greeted us on arrival, the kitchen was already stocked with coffee and tea service for our mornings, and she had brochures, books, and Dvds with lots of information about the area's history and attractions, as well as a binder of menus from local restaurants. Everything in the house was also immaculately clean. The Mary Hill House is a perfect place for a group of 2-8 and provides a wonderful and very memorable setting for any get-away or gathering. I'm not sure when or how, but I know we'll be back!!
Response from The Mary Hill House in Sharpsburg MD - 08/02/2012
Thank you Jaime for taking the time to write a review, and such a lovely one, thank you. It was a joy to host your family for your reunion. Thank you also for being good caretakers of the house. We appreciate that.
The idea of staying in a house with ties to The Civil War was exciting! I wasn't sure what to expect for such an old house, but this was one of the loveliest homes I have ever seen!! The house was charming, cozy, and comfortable. The owner was very gracious and accommodating. I couldn't have been more pleased with our stay. It was only two days, but I wish it was longer! Antietam is very close, and we even ventured out to Gettysburg. After spending two days immersed in Civil War history, coming home to the Mary Hill House was just a continuation of the historical experience. I would highly recommend staying here. You should also poke around in the cemetery across the street! Lots of history there too.
Response from The Mary Hill House in Sharpsburg MD - 07/05/2012
THank you Jodi, it was nice of you to take time to write a review. Thanks for being flexible and working with the dates we had available. Maybe we'll see you again with your group! You can stay in touch with us on FB too.
What a great find!
Our recent stay at the Mary Hill House could not have been better! Our interest in all things Civil War makes the location and history of the house perfect. And Jennifer and Scott have made a tremendous effort to update the house for comfort, while still maintaining its charm. The kitchen is spacious and had everything we needed. The rooms are comfortable and thoughtfully decorated. The house is on a busy road, so there's traffic noise--though addition of fans in the bedrooms masked it well at night. Jennifer has a wealth of information about the area; destinations, suggestions, directions, etc. We can't wait to go back!
2011 Civil War Battlefield Tours
What a great place! The Mary Hill House was our "base of operations" for our 2011 Fall Civil War Battlefields tour. We visited over 25 battlefields in 8 days and the Mary Hill House was the center for it all! A very charming and cozy piece of american history! The antietam National Cemetary is just a few blocks away, and the atietam Battlefield is literally within "cannon shot" of the home. The owners of the house are just as great as the house itself! When staying here, getting the story of the home is an absolute must! Not only is the home charming and cozy, but it has been updated and contains all the modern amenities one would need. Unlike Robert E. Lee and the Confederate army, we will be returning to Sharpsburg and we hope to stay at the Mary Hill House again when we do return!
Sorry we couldn't stay longer
Great location for both the battlefield and the town of Sharpsburg. Jennifer was wonderful - she worked with us to fit us in (we could only stay 1 night) and was hard at work even though she was under the weather (hope you're feeling better). House is very cute - with new central air upstairs - that works very well and a window unit downstairs. Bed was very confortable, the history of the house is interesting - and the price is very reasonable. Recommendations for both dinner and Nutter's Ice Cream were both spot on!
What a wonderful stay!
The Mary Hill House was a wonderful way to begin our Maryland vacation. The owners went out of their way to check in on us and make sure we had everything we needed, which we did. The kitchen was wonderful. We enjoyed making breakfasts and dinners there. The parlor was a perfect quiet place to journal about the days' events of walking the battleground and the different towns around. It was like having a home away from home. Thanks!
We loved the stories that went along with the Mary hill House. We recommend that people staying at Mary Hill go to the Battlefield and the cemeteries around the house before reading anything in the parlor...then on your last day there read about the Mary Hill House and discover for yourself.
The owners do an excellent job at preserving history. If you like history; this is the place to stay. We have encouraged our co-workers, family, friends and local CW reenactors to visit.
Everything we were hoping it would be!
Never underestimate the power of a dream! Mary Hill House shows just how much fulfilling one dream can bless those around you! Jennifer graciously welcomed us to her wonderfully renovated 1780 circut guest house. It was a great balance of modern and past. You can't ever find such a wonderful place that's packed with so much history and with all the modern ammenities for the price! I recommend it to a single or family.. It offers all the privacy you would ever want but it's so close to all the area tourist attractions and antietam battlefield.
Civil War Trail Vacation
We kicked off our historic vacation week with a 2 night stay at the Mary Hill House in Sharpsburg, MD. The four of us (including my 9 year old daughter) thoroughly enjoyed this historic house. The kitchen was modern but had a rustic feeling that I loved. Having 2 full, spacious baths and laundry was a great plus. The beds were comfortable although all three bedrooms are situated in the front of the house which faces the main road (there was a surprising amount of truck traffic). Even so we slept well and woke rested and ready to tour the nearby battlefields and Civil War cemetary. These sites are close but were not close enough to walk to due to the July heat. Jennifer, our hostess, was ready with friendly recommendations for dining and swimming (a nearby state park). There is a wonderful ice cream parlour in town (Nutter's) but only one restaurant which has a pub/pool table atmosphere (the food was really good though). Can't remember the name but you can't miss it on the main street (Capt something or other's pub or tavern). Sharpsburg is all about history. There is almost nothing else to do in the town at all. Try Shepardstown, WV (10 minutes away by car) for dining (Bue Moon was FaB) and shopping. It's a quaint, historic college town with lots of shops, cafes and art. Harper's Ferry and Gettysburg are very close so it is conceivable that you could stay here and see all three battlefields without picking up and moving to other lodging.
We have stayed at The Mary Hill House four or five times now and will continue to stay when we can. Jennifer and Scott have restored this beautiful little house to make it one of the most comfortable places we have stayed. When i say "Beautifully Imperfect" I mean they have maintained all of the crooked, quirky character of this old house while giving you all the comforts and conveniences of a brand new modern kitchen and two full modern bathrooms. I am six foot one and have to duck under the door ways and I love it...Rates are reasonable and there is plenty to do around the area.
Historic, Beautiful, Comfortable and affordable
We stayed at the Mary Hill House for three nights May 13-16th. What a fantastic find this was. There were 4 adults and 2 children, one of them being a 1 year old. we were able to spread out and the kids could play.
The house retained it's charm, still exposed log walls and bloodstain in sitting room under the rug. It wasn't too stuffy that we were afraid to let the kids run around. Jennifer provided alot of little touches like coffee and tea in the modern and well furnished kitchen.
You are right down the street from the antietam National Cemetary, and maybe a mile from the Battlefield entrance. We spent several hours touring and going back several times. We decided to go to Burnside Bridge Sunday around dusk and I captured an image on my camera though none of us saw with the naked eye.
This was definitely a memorable trip and would stay there again. Btw you are close to Washington D.C, Baltimore, Harper's Ferry and Gettysburg.
Response from The Mary Hill House in Sharpsburg MD - 06/24/2011
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for taking the time to prepare and submit such a nice review for us. It is truly heartwarming to find guests have enjoyed themselves, been comfortable, and felt well cared for. This is a joy for me personally. I enjoyed meeting you all and perhaps I'll see you another time. God bless.
James D and Susi S
The Mary Hill House was ideal for our young family of four. We felt immediately at home and gained a sense of connection with the history of the region due to the manner in which the house has been restored. Mary Hill House had everything we needed or wanted and its location was ideal. I mean this in both a small and large scale - we could easily walk anywhere in the small town of Sharpsburg - and Sharpsburg itself is located such that you can easily drive to the attractions of MD, Va and WVa. Jennifer, the proprietor, went out of her way to give us information about the area, make us feel welcome and settle us in after our journey.
I cannot recommend Mary Hill house strongly enough.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Great Weekend Get-away with our Dog
We enjoyed the Mary Hill House as a home base for exploring antietam Battlefield and the C and O canal trails. It was convenient to shops and restaurants and we appreciated that our dog was welcome. It was a unique experience to be able to spend the weekend in such an historic house while still enjoying modern comforts.
A perfect mix of Modern and Yesterday.
The house is redone to the time period, until you enter the kitchen and bathrooms, which are modern. It's a quaint, romantic home with room for family too. You feel like home when you first walk in.
A wonderful place for all seasons. There is so much to do in that area, 5 days wasn't enough.
The owners are real nice people with real knowledge of the area. They let you know that while you're there, it is your home. From the reservation process on was very smooth, even with us reserving last minute.
Would stay again in a heartbeat!
Little Rock, South Carolina
Perfect for our unique needs
The owners could not have been nicer and the house was perfect for an extended family with a wedding to attend in Boonsboro. We greatly enjoyed the historical house and comfortable amenities (if you need ice, just walk to the gas station at the corner).
We had one runner who hit antietam, and a couple of history buffs who elected to drive through.
Battleview Market up Route 65 is great for reasonably priced light meals as well as quick provisions for preparing meals at home.
We also enjoyed meeting the owners, who are very interesting folks. A couple of us even managed to hit the last blue grass show of the season at a local church complete with lots of good snacks and coffee, and nice area residents.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Mary Hill House and our hosts.
The most perfect weekend
The Mary Hill House was the perfect solution to the
challenge of where to have my mother's 70th
birthday celebration. We were looking for a
charming place with a lodge-like feel, where
everyone could gather together to talk, laugh, eat,
play games. Someplace reasonably priced, in a
rural/small town setting, with lots to do in the
area, and within easy driving distance from the
airports. And historic, too. Mary Hill totally
fit the bill - far better than we could have
With a large kitchen, we were able to have large
meals for 16 people, and everyone kept talking
about how perfect, beautiful, comfortable,
wonderful it was. Our long-planned weekend
coincided with one of the region's largest
snowstorms in recorded history - but what could
have been a disaster was made even more wonderful
by everything that the Mary Hill House offered.
Jennifer and Scott could NOT have been nicer, more
generous, or more welcoming - everyone felt like we
had found our own little home in Western
Maryland...which happened to be owned by our new
I can not recommend the Mary Hill House highly