Turn of the Century Victorian

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Last updated: 11/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Step back in time to 1914, to a lovely solid brick Victorian. Enjoy the spacious rooms; the wrap-around porch; the summer porch overlooking the Victorian garden; and much more. The setting is Ranson, West Virginia - the neighboring hamlet of Charles Town,WV. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, The Robinson House guest home offers an alternative to a motel and to the bed and breakfast inns. Our guests have the opportunity to rent the entire home. If you are a business traveler; vacationing in the historical Shenandoah Valley; or just in the area for a get-away weekend, you can enjoy the amenities and privacy of your home away from home.

The Robinson House is the perfect setting for the couple wanting to experience the historical flavor of the area; for a family attending a wedding, or reunion; the business traveler; or a writer needing quiet inspiration. We can also accommodate your business retreat; meeting; party; or small reception.

Keywords: Two Story Brick Victorian


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults 21 years and older...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not allowed inside or on the the premises for fire safety. If guests are found smoking they will be asked to leave and will forfeit their damage deposit....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    We do not recommend the property for younger guests....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    NO PETS ALLOWED - FIRM...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Queen size Beds (2) Features one queen poster bed; one queen iron bed;, Double Beds (1) Features one brass double bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is additional attic bedroom complete with a day bed and trundle for additional charge...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Walking distance of historical areas; one mile from Charles Town Races and Slots; approximately six miles to Summitt Point Raceway; eight miles from historical Harpers Ferry Nat'l Park; half hour to Antietam Nat'l Battlefield; Approximately one hour to Gettysburg, PA...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Duel Zoned...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    For extended stay guests...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Dual Zoned Heat Pumps and backup oil furnace for severe winter weather...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    On street parking limited to four vehicles in front and on side street...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    For extended stay guests only...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart Coffee Maker; Keurig K Cup Coffee Machine...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Includes spices; salt, pepper; olive oil; wax paper; aluminum foil; plastic wrap; plastic food bags; trash bags; condiments; coffee and tea...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Jenn Air Glass Top Range w/oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Sleepy Hollow Golf Course; Locust Hill...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Local rentals available...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Seasonal; Guests assume all liability ...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015 Season
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$180 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,260 $5,250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$180 $25
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,260 $5,250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $50 - $100 $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 13%


Rates are subject to change until confirmation of the reservation is made. A cleaning fee may be applicable for two or more guests. Guests who plan to entertain unpaid guests or host an event would need prior written consent and may incur additional fees. The monthly rate includes up to four guests. Please note this is a non-smoking property - in and on the premises.

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Last updated: 11/18/2015
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43 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dulles Int'l
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Harpers Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 340
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Charles Town

Car: Necessary

The Property is Sixty Minutes W. Of Dulles Int'l Airport

Other Activities: White water rafting; Charles Town Races and Slots- Hollywood Casino; Historical Harpers Ferry; Outdoor Adventure Center

Golf: Locust Hill; Sleepy Hollow; Cress Creek


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: A native of Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Joyce was educated at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. She has made West Virginia her home for 44 years. She and her husband purchased The Robinson House in 2005 from the former owners who were moving to a retirement community. The plan was to make the home into an extended stay. After working on the home for over a year, Joyce decided she wanted to share the history of the area and house with others. Thus was born the idea of the 'guest house' - a home away from home. The home is Joyce's version of a bed and breakfast without actually serving breakfast. Gourmet food is stocked in the refrigerator and guests enjoy the home and food at their leisure.

Why the Owner Chose Charles Town:
Too many old homes are destroyed to make room for parking or offices buildings. I wanted to preserve an example of quality craftsmanship and character that is lost on newer homes today. The Robinson House has the original woodwork and varnish; plaster walls; light fixtures and bathrooms. It does have updated electric, plumbing and heating (heat pumps).

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One could say The Robinson House is my doll house! I love the wrap-around front porch with the rocking chairs; the rose garden; the old flower beds filled with perennials from a by gone era and the fish pond. The home represents to me a special time in history where life moved at a slower pace and people cared about their friends and neighbors.

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Speaks: english

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Foyer


  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Back Bedroom

    Back Bedroom

  • Rose Garden

    Rose Garden

  • Rose Garden

    Rose Garden

  • Pool View

    Pool View

  • Pool


  • Back Porch

    Back Porch

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • English Tea

    English Tea

  • Sun Room

    Sun Room

  • Middle Bedroom

    Middle Bedroom

  • Study


  • Gardens


  • Resident cat 'Willie'

    Resident cat 'Willie'

  • Pool


  • Deck around Pool

    Deck around Pool

  • Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?

    Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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