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 Keedysville, MD overlooking the Antietam battlefield. This is the perfect location for Civil War enthusiasts touring the sites mentioned above.
The listing and photos of The Lookout are accurate. The owner’s Brian and Sandy answered every question we had concerning the property prior to making reservations including additional photos. They met us upon our arrival on Sunday and answered our remaining questions before leaving us to enjoy our stay.
The property was clean and well maintained. We prepared most of our meals during our vacation in the kitchen. All the utensils you would need are available. We used the gas grill as well which was new and clean. We used the washer and dryer almost daily. We used the TV which has lots of channels to choose from.
The highlight of our stay at The Lookout was the deck that overlooks from a distance the Antietam battlefield. With binoculars, which are provided, you can clearly see the Observation tower near the Sunken Road and the Visitors center. The deck faces west so you are able to watch the sunset each evening. Every night we saw deer on the property or next to it at feeding time.
All in all, we enjoyed all the conveniences of home at The Lookout allowing us to focus on sites which we had come to see for the first time. I would recommend The Lookout to anyone with a similar vacation in mind.