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 and that is what draws many to visit this area. So history buffs can spend hours on The Lookout deck studying the panoramic view of Antietam. But it is only a short drive to other fascinating places: Harper’s Ferry and the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, the C&O Canal Parks, Cunningham Falls, the Appalachian Trail, and great small towns for walking, shopping and dining.
But the area should also appeal to fans of popular romance writer Nora Roberts. She lives in Keedysville, where The Lookout is located, and she and her family are actively involved with nearby Boonsboro. Her husband owns a bookstore there and her son recently opened a fantastic restaurant there. Try to visit Dan’s at least once while in the area!
So the area has something for everyone: history buffs, readers, outdoors enthusiasts, foodies and general travelers. And The Lookout puts one right in the center of it all!