The Wash House
A Cozy Log Cabin in Sharpsburg, MD

The Wash House is a restored early 19th century log cabin in Sharpsburg, Maryland. It was originally built as a wash house (hence the name) in Keedysville, Maryland. The owner wanted it torn down. We obliged him, moved it log by log to Sharpsburg, and rebuilt it using the original materials. The story upstairs is reached by the original steep corner stairway and now serves as the bedroom. We have built a shed extension on the rear to house the kitchen and bathroom. The Wash House is positioned as an out building (along with a barn, chicken house, and corn crib) behind Clipp’s Mill, another of our Rustic Retreats. Over time, we plan to recreate a the type of kitchen garden and small farm yard that a typical Sharpsburg house would have had a century ago.

The Wash House is an ideal relaxed, romantic get-away for a couple. It is close enough to Antietam Battlefield that a house across the street has cannon ball damage. Sharpsburg is close to South Mountain and the Potomac River in beautiful rolling countryside that can be explored by car, by bicycle, or on foot.

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The Wash House features:   

  • One bedroom with a queen-sized bed
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Full bathroom with a clawfoot tub and a shower
  • Living room
  • 1/2 acre lot - table, chairs, picnic blanket provided.

Within 2 to 10 minutes you can reach:

  • Lots of lanes to explore
  • A Mennonite bakery, ice cream shop, local tavern and cafe and wine bar.
  • Antietam Battlefield with its visitor center and special events
  • A large playground and picnic/grilling area
  • Snyder's Landing, a beautiful spot for picnicking and canoeing on the C&O canal
  • Greenbrier State Park
  • West Virginia
  • Historic Shepherdstown
  • Historic Boonsboro
  • Boonsboro Family Recreation Park for bumper boats etc.
  • Crystal Grottoes
  • Scenic rural roads that are excellent for cycling

Within 10 to 20 minutes, you can reach:

  • The Appalachian Trail for hiking and biking
  • Historic Harpers Ferry
  • Historic Hagerstown and other historic towns in Washington County
  • Several state and county parks
  • Canoeing, kayaking, or rafting on Antietam Creek or the Potomac River
  • Numerous antique shops and a funky flea market or two
  • Outlet malls in Hagerstown

The Wash House is located at:
110 East Chapline Street
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

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