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 was traveling with my two older children (age six and four), so we needed more than a single hotel room. I’ve had great luck with VRBO in the past and sure enough, The Lookout showed up in the search results with two bedrooms and two full baths. What a great place it turned out to be. The photos don’t do it justice. Both full baths were newly renovated and the entire house was immaculate. The owners were a lovely couple who met us there and made us immediately feel at home. The deck overlooking Antietam battlefield was fantastic. Listening to the wildlife and watching the stars (minus my usual city light pollution) was a highlight of the trip. Both my children and I were sorry to leave. I would highly recommend The Lookout for anyone’s stay in Sharpsburg.