Antietam Lookout Cottage

Cozy cabin with a view

Darling Cottage With A Beautiful 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 made the reservation, the owner told me all I needed to bring was a toothbrush…..and she was right.

Our first day there, we got lost trying to find a nearby restaurant. I called for directions and Sandy offered to come to us and lead us to our destination. It was like we had known them forever. Thank you both for making our stay so wonderful!

As for the Cottage: WOW! The pictures do not do it justice. First, let me say, we stopped staying at hotels 15 years ago and started renting cabins at State Parks, so my review is a comparison to what we have found in several states. The view on the wraparound porch is one of a kind. There are NICE lawn chairs and tables for sitting out and enjoying nature- a pair of binoculars and a fascinating book on birds is supplied for your use. There is a card table with chairs, with puzzles and board games for indoor activities. Have a young child? I noticed there was even a stroller in one of the closets! Oh, and I do not want to forget the Ping Pong table in the walk-out basement.

The Linens are very plush…not the ones you can nearly see through. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need to act live there if you wanted. In fact, after the first evening out, we bought groceries at a nearby grocery store and cooked most of our meals in. If you like to grill out, there is a nice gas grill and a picnic table on the lot. Hubby loved the wide screen television (a little too much). It was hard to get him off the couch some evenings. The Living Room Furniture is very nice ….not all lumpy and broken down. I found out quickly that the Love Seat reclined; very relaxing after a day out. The mattresses are firm… and again, no skimping on the bed linens. All the beds had nice sheets, blankets and quilts. The carpet and floors were very clean. For the first time EVER, I was comfortable walking around in my bare feet. All in all, the cottage is OUTSTANDING and in impeccable condition. I assure you, you will enjoy staying at “The Lookout”. Make your reservations soon….as we will be going back for future stays!!

I forgot to mention all of the sightseeing & shopping – Not to worry, they have that covered with a notebook!


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