Antietam Lookout Cottage

Our Guests

Beautiful Cottage for Washington County, MD Visit

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your cottage. We found that your cottage had everything that we needed plus items (games, ping pong table) for extra fun or for supplements for meals (easier for gluten, dairy, and nut-free diet). The bedrooms and living room sleeping arrangements were plenty spacious for us. The views from the… Read more “Beautiful Cottage for Washington County, MD Visit”

Allen & Ann Beard & Family
December 29, 2019 to January 2, 2020

Amazing sunset!

We have stayed at The Lookout several times. It is always clean and comfortable! The deck with the view of the battlefield is always incredible. We were blessed this year to see an absolutely stunning sunset one of our evenings there. Brian and Sandy are great hosts and eager to make your stay pleasant.

Ruth Milliken
May 20-23, 2019

Wonderful Place to Stay !

Very clean, well maintained, beautiful view and relaxing atmosphere; that’s what we love about staying at the Antietam Lookout Cottage. This was our 3rd stay and we couldn’t have been more pleased. We’ve enjoyed getting to to know the owners and look forward to returning again soon.

Jane Keenan
05/10/19 – 05/14/19

The Perfect Getaway!

My husband and I were celebrating our 42 wedding anniversary. We wanted a quiet, peaceful place to be together and that’s exactly what we found at the Lookout Cottage. The cottage was spotless and the bed was very comfortable. We managed to get in some hilarious rounds of table tennis too (it’s been years since… Read more “The Perfect Getaway!”

Carolyn Koerber
June 12-17, 2018

Stay at The Lookout!

Beautiful Vistas at Antietam Outlook Cottage

We were searching for a place to stay with our son and grandson (for a special 13th birthday trip for him).
He was interested in Gettysburg and we thought Washington D.C. would be a natural tie-in. We are from Washington State, so we were hoping to find a place to stay that worked well… Read more “Stay at The Lookout!”

Don and Michele Power
June 18 – 24, 2018

Stay at The Lookout!

Family Retreat at Antietam Lookout Cottage

My wife and I were looking for a long time to find a place to stay for this special trip.
We had planned to take our son and grandson (for his 13th birthday) to a historic place of his choosing.
He wanted to see Gettysburg and Washington D.C.
We are in Washington… Read more “Stay at The Lookout!”

Don and Michele Power
June 18 -24, 2018

Beautiful setting and cottage

I stayed for 2 nights with a friend that I hadn’t seen in 4 years. We are both busy wives, moms and teachers and enjoyed getting away at this cottage for 2 nights. The setting is beautiful. The cottage was very clean, comfortable, and decorated very nicely. Although we chose to only do a little… Read more “Beautiful setting and cottage”

Debbie Pessaro
June 29-July 1 (2 nights)

Cozy Cabin With A View

Cozy cabin with a view

We stayed in this cozy cabin with a view for 3 nights after finding cheap flights to Baltimore and deciding to spend a weekend touring historic civil war sites.  We were lucky to stumble upon this place overlooking the Antietam Battlefield.  The cottage is cozy, we enjoyed the satellite TV to watch football while we… Read more “Cozy Cabin With A View”

October 2017

A Welcoming Retreat

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Antietam Lookout Cottage is a wonderful retreat.  The view is breathtaking and the surrounding area is a joy to explore.  Sandy and Brian are very easy to work with and respond very promptly to all inquiries.  The notebook in the house contains an extensive list of the many restaurants and activities in the area.  This house… Read more “A Welcoming Retreat”

October 20, 2017

Wonderful Stay!

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The Lookout was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. The house was extremely clean and cozy and the view was fantastic. We had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend away. Sandy was very helpful in recommending local places to eat and events going on in the area. We had fun exploring and would… Read more “Wonderful Stay!”

Julianne M
March 30 2017

What A Lovely Place!

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  Our family really enjoyed staying at The Lookout, which was very clean, comfortable, and welcoming. The views were incredible! The house was well-stocked, and the ping-pong table in the basement was a fun surprise. Sandy was very responsive, friendly, and kind at every step. When we arrived she greeted us with many ideas for… Read more “What A Lovely Place!”

Amy B
Mach 2 2017


Cozy cabin with a view

  Loved the lookout. View was amazing, everything needed was there. Very relaxing. Enjoyed the ping pong table and information book. Nutters ice cream is the best. Close to Harper’s Ferry, Washington Mounument in Boonesboro, and battlefield. Thanks hope to come again!

July 31 2016

Wonderful Time

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  The moment I contacted Sandy about renting the Lookout the experience was wonderful. Sandy and Brian are very hospitable and really make their guest a top priority. The house is a great home away from home. It was the perfect place for my parents and I during our vacation as we traveled around the… Read more “Wonderful Time”

Leanna M
July 24 2016


Cozy cabin with a view

  The place was just breath taking….watching the sun rise and set–PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!! A MUST STAY IN MARYLAND…..if you seek tranquility and peace, this is the place to refresh from the hustle and bustle of the city lights. Sandy and Brian were great host that go out of their way to make you comfortable and welcomed.

Maherminia M
June 2 2016


Cozy cabin with a view

Love, love, love this place! The owners were very welcoming, the house was charming and the view is SPECTACULAR!! My Dad and I stayed here to work on the AT trail (we hiked all of MD, and a little of WV), and then I totally immersed myself in the Battle at Antietam! I would highly… Read more “EXCELLENT!”

Carole B
Sept 19 2015


Cozy cabin with a view

My husband and I recently stayed at The Lookout while visiting several Civil War battlefields. It took us about 2 minutes to KNOW that we had found the perfect place for our week-long stay! I can only reiterate what the 44 preceding reviews have said…the location is awesome, the view is gorgeous, the house is… Read more “Perfect!”

Peg C
May 26 1015

Exceeded Expectations

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  My brother and I stayed in The Lookout during our trip in April to retrace our grandfather’s journey during the Civil War. The location is ideal. Very quiet and well located minutes from Antietam. The Lookout has an amazing view from the kitchen and deck looking West over Antietam. Comfortable, quiet, meticulously clean. Well… Read more “Exceeded Expectations”

April 12 2015

Bicycling The C & O Towpath

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  My husband and I stayed at The Lookout while enjoying a bicycling trip to the C & O Towpath this past fall. It was a wonderful private, and quiet spot. We had short drives to access the Towpath from there. Although we had some liquid sunshine during our stay, we biked everyday but two… Read more “Bicycling The C & O Towpath”

Tennessee Bikers
Oct 12 2014

You Won’t Be Disappointed

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I’m tempted to give “The Lookout” a poor rating so that I can keep this special place to myself! However, I’m resisting temptation and giving it the rating it deserves – excellent! “The Lookout” is the perfect place to relax, sightsee, enjoy friends and family and reflect upon the tremendous sacrifice that so many have… Read more “You Won’t Be Disappointed”

Sept 25 2014

Incredible Sunsets Over Antietam

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After spending too much time searching for what would be the “ideal” spot to shelter for a civil war history tour, and seeing the “Lookout” early on in that search, I quickly realized upon arrival that the right choice had been made, and I had wasted a lot of time. Upon stepping out of the… Read more “Incredible Sunsets Over Antietam”

Incredible Sunsets Over Antietam
Sept 4 2014

Your Idaho Friends

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  This was our second stay and it was just as we left it a year before. We felt as if was our own home, it is so comfortable. Sandy and Brian have thought of everything right down to the soft towels and silky sheets. You can’t come at a off season, for no matter… Read more “Your Idaho Friends”

Phil & Ronnie
Aug 31 2014

As Promised

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Several of us stayed at The Lookout for a few days before heading into Baltimore for our son’s wedding. It was perfect! The accommodations were comfortable, the location was convenient, the house was equipped with everything we needed & then some; it was spotless (VERY important to our group!); & we thoroughly enjoyed meeting Sandy… Read more “As Promised”

Karyn M
June 27 2014

Quiet With Quite A View!

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The Lookout offers tasteful and comfortable accommodations with a great view of the battlefields and beyond. Each night provided a different “painted sky” through the patio doors. The owners take excellent care of the property and provide a comfy place to relax and enjoy your stay.

Jerry S
June 17 2014

Perfection Personified

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The Lookout, as it’s owners Sandy and Brian, reflects a dedication to a peaceful, historical venue complete with go-home soulful surroundings. Every consideration is covered. We felt so welcome and secure from the first moment we arrived. Their attention to detail is unmatched. In addition, surrounding historical villages make you want to never leave. We… Read more “Perfection Personified”

Linda J
May 3 2014

Perfect Weekend Escape

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Two of my friends and I stayed at The Lookout in early March. We were looking for an escape from the city and some time to catch up and relax. The Lookout provided exactly what we needed. Sandy responded very soon after I sent the rental inquiry and was easy to work with throughout the… Read more “Perfect Weekend Escape”

Megan C
Mach 6 2014


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My husband and I were down during the snow storm of 2014, 2-14. Sandy and Brian showed concern for us during the storm. Sandy had called to see if we were ok and they made sure that the driveway was plowed out for us. Sandy was gracious to allow us to come down a day… Read more “AWESOME!”

Snow Bunnie
Feb 11 2014

Our Home Away From Home

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My husband and I recently rented “The Lookout” for a week in November. It was our first “vrbo” rental and we couldn’t have been happier with our experience. First of all, the cottage is in pristine condition. We joked that it was so clean that we could have eaten off of the floors. Every comfort… Read more “Our Home Away From Home”

Bernadette N
Nov 16 2013

A Home Away From Home

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My husband and I had the most romantic vacation ever in the cabin. The sunsets are like no other. This cabin is so well stocked that you should take an inventory before heading out to buy the things you think you might need. Sandy has thought of everything from the soap for laundry to razors… Read more “A Home Away From Home”

Aug 24 2013

Perfect Family Getaway!

Cozy cabin with a view

My husband and I and our two daughters (ages 9 and 14) stayed at The Lookout for four nights. The past reviewers have said it all–immaculately clean, comfortable, and with everything you’d need for a relaxed getaway for four. We had breakfast and all our dinners at the cabin, and the kitchen is well-stocked with… Read more “Perfect Family Getaway!”

Leslie J
Aug 10 2013


Cozy cabin with a view

My husband and I, along with our daughter and her boyfriend had a wonderful time staying in this beautiful house. It was exactly what we were looking for–a beautiful, quiet place that was not too far from some of the area’s Civil War sites. The view of the Antietam Battlefield is breathtaking and really makes… Read more “PERFECT!”

Waterman, IL
July 2013

Crossroads Of The Civil War – Civil War Buff

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For some time one of my close friends and I had discussed visiting Civil War sites in the East, including Gettysburg, Antietam, and Harper’s Ferry. We sought a base which would allow us to travel to each of these locations within an hour or less drive. Fortunately for us we discovered The Lookout, located in… Read more “Crossroads Of The Civil War – Civil War Buff”

Nixa, Mo
July 2013

Darling Cottage With A Beautiful View!

Cozy cabin with a view

What a great little vacation home/cottage! The Lookout is all you could ask for when looking for a place to relax and get away from all the chaos. The owners, Sandy & Brian, are extremely friendly and helpful and have gone out of their way to make sure your stay is the best. When I… Read more “Darling Cottage With A Beautiful View!”

Donnita M
May 2013

Quiet Retreat

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A lovely home – very clean, quiet and comfortable. For the birder, it is a great location – we saw many different birds including a bald eagle. (bring a scope if you have one – I imagine this location would be ideal for fall hawk migration.) For the history buff, the location is perfect. The… Read more “Quiet Retreat”

Trish H
May 2013

Exceeds Expectations!

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The Lookout definitely lives up to both the photographs and other comments posted here. A captivating view of the battleground and mountains beyond, wonderfully friendly hosts Sandy and Brian, well-appointed home with everything visitors might require, and tremendous variety of activities in surrounding towns and countryside. Most people know of the Civil War sites around… Read more “Exceeds Expectations!”

April 2013

JFK 50

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Wonderful place to stay! Very Clean! Great location spot for JFK 50 runners. The view is amazing and relaxing. We will be back in near future. Thank you for everything:)  

Red Southington OH
Nov 2012

A Top Notch Place To Stay!

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My husband and I were looking for a place to stay while sightseeing in Gettysburg, Antietam and Harper’s Ferry during Oct. 1 – 6. What a perfect spot! The pictures on VRBO are exactly what the house looks like, but it is even better when you get there. The owner greeted us in person with… Read more “A Top Notch Place To Stay!”

Suwanee, GA

A Week To Remember!

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What an appropriate name for this immaculate home with such great views! Brian and Sandy have thought of every detail to make us feel like “home away from home” from the welcoming basket of coffee, popcorn, fresh honey harvested from their own bees and sparkling grape juice in celebration of our anniversaries to the provided… Read more “A Week To Remember!”

October 2012

Great Escape From Baltimore

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My husband and I just came back from our two night stay at The Lookout. We like to find off the beaten path mom & pop motels, but thought it would be nice to try a rental. I think we found our new way of travel. It was great to hear birds and trees, not… Read more “Great Escape From Baltimore”

Aug 2012

Wonderful Home With A Beautiful View

Cozy cabin with a view

We spent two nights here while sightseeing in Sharpsburg. The view is really amazing. It was the highlight of our vacation. Our hosts were very pleasant and provided a lot of great tips about the area. Highly recommended.

Joan from Richmond
July 2012

Don’t Pass This Place Up! PERFECT!

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You CANNOT beat the price of this immaculate, beautiful home with a spectacular view!!! My husband, friends and I found many small towns to explore–Brunswick is wonderful small town (“Beans in the Belfry” & “Antiques and Old Stuff” are a must), Sharpsburg is charming & of course, we visited the Antietam Battlefield. We loved the… Read more “Don’t Pass This Place Up! PERFECT!”

Mechanicsburg, PA
June 2012
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June 2012

Wonderful Vacation Getaway!

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My first visit to Washington County, MD was 5 years ago and we’ve fallen in love with the area. This is the best place we have ever stayed in the Sharpsburg area. I echo all of the comments in previously posted reviews. The owners have gone out of their way to make this a cozy,… Read more “Wonderful Vacation Getaway!”

Lancaster County, PA
June 2012


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The Lookout was wonderful. The owner has thought of absolutely everything that you could need during your stay. The place is immaculate. It’s a great central location and so peaceful. We spent many hours on the back porch enjoying the view and tranquility.  

Butler, PA
June 2012

Very Clean!

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The kids enjoyed looking over the battlefield and spotting the train through the binoculars. Ping Pong in the basement was a hit too. The home was cozy and quiet. We also visited the Crystal Grottoes Caverns just down the street and had a great tour guide. The local Library is just minutes away. The owners… Read more “Very Clean!”

Hollywood, MD
April 2012

Perfect Location For Exploring The Battlefields

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This property is perfectly located for exploring all of the Civil War history in the area. It is very clean and exactly as it appears in the photos. We stayed at The Lookout with another couple and with the two bedrooms and two baths it is ideal. The owners are very easy to work with… Read more “Perfect Location For Exploring The Battlefields”

Nancy R
April 2012

Great Owners AND Great View

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We absolutely loved The Lookout and our hosts couldn’t have been more pleasant—they thought of everything from fluffy towels to splenda. The cottage was immaculate and the kitchen was perfectly stocked. We even had a Christmas tree and a present of homemade jam and honey—thanks! I grew up nearby, but never knew about this wonderful… Read more “Great Owners AND Great View”

Dec. 2011

Thanksgiving Stay

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We had a great few days in this historic and beautiful area. The house was clean and comfortable and owners courteous and helpful. Give it a try.  

Nov. 2011

What A Wonderful Place

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The Lookout is an immaculate home with a breathtaking view of the battlefield. It was cozy and comfortable and our host was wonderful. The place was truly a delight, and I would definitely recommend it as either a weekend escape or a vacation spot. There is a plethora of information about the surrounding area provided… Read more “What A Wonderful Place”

Churchton, MD
Dec 2011

The Lookout Stay Was Wonderful

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View is outstanding for those who are interested in the Battlefield at Antietam. Accomodations very comfortable and we particularly enjoyed staying with all we needed on one floor level. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay again in the not too distant future.  


Gorgeous View And Immaculate Home

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The owners could not have been nicer. They met us there and briefed us on the house and made good recommendations about what to see and do in the area. The home was immaculately clean and just as described and pictured. Everything appears brand-new or recently renovated. The best feature is the deck out back… Read more “Gorgeous View And Immaculate Home”



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My husband & I spent our anniversary at the Lookout over the weekend. It was just beautiful! Especially overlooking the battlefield from the deck. It was very quiet & relaxing. Would highly recommend to everyone! We will definitely be back! Loved it!!! Lancaster, PA    

Lancaster, PA
Sept. 2011

Great Place!

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We have stayed at many VRBO homes, and this one really delivered! The location can’t be beat – incredible views and close to many areas we explored: Antietam, Appalachian Trail, Washington Monument (great place to watch raptors as they migrate), Harper’s Ferry, Shepherdstown and much more. The home was immaculate, with many extras including super-soft… Read more “Great Place!”

Sept. 2011

What A Great Place To Stay

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I had a couple of weeks off of work due to changing jobs and decided to pursue my recent revived interest in Civil War history. Antietam, Harper’s Ferry and Gettysburg battlefields were three of the locations that I’ve always wanted to visit and I decided to stay at the more central location of Sharpsburg. I… Read more “What A Great Place To Stay”

August 2011

Excellent Getaway

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We had a wonderful time staying at The Lookout for the weekend. It is a beautifully decorated and equipped vacation house with an excellent view from the deck overlooking the Antietam Battlefield just as the pictures portrayed. It is situated on a wooded lot making it a quiet place to listen to the birds, see… Read more “Excellent Getaway”

Pauline & Wayne
August 27,2011

Great Cottage And A Wonderful View

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My wife and I stayed at The Lookout twice in the past year.  The only time I saw a view like this was from Skyland at Skyline Drive.  Of course, we had to spend a lot of money in the restaurants. At The Lookout, you can cook your own meals and save your money for… Read more “Great Cottage And A Wonderful View”

July 2011

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