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Romantic, Secluded Rustic Mountain Cabin

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Last updated: 12/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Harpers Ferry cabin description

Moonridge Cottage 'Almost Heaven'...closer than you think! Just 90 min. from both DC and Baltimore; 60 minutes from Dulles airport in the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia!

'Moonridge' is one of two art studios of artist and host, Bobby Ericsson, and is available for vacation rental during non-use periods by the artist.

2 bedrooms (master with 4 poster queen bed; 2nd bedroom - 2 singles; sleeper sofa with thick comfy mattress in living room); lots of toys, playhouse, rocking horse, in 'kid's room'; huge screened porch with porch swing and settee loaded with comfy cushions - great spot for morning coffee, watching the local deer.

Area Attractions:: Explore Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Appalachian Trail, Charles Town Races and Slots, Antietam Battlefield, tubing, canoeing and kayaking on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, white-water rafting, juried Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival (Sept.), fine dining, shopping and antiquing in quaint historic towns of Shepherdstown and Charles Town, WV, Leesburg, VA and Frederick, MD; hiking and biking along river roads and C&0 canal ~ or ~ simply relax with a good book from the extensive on-site library and a glass of iced tea or gourmet coffee on the screened porch, enjoying the mountain air and cool breezes.

Additional Information: Handicapped Accessible: The path to the house from the driveway is not smooth. There is one step going into the cabin. Bathroom doorway and bathroom are narrow. Driveway is steep and can be treacherous during winter months.

This is a very rustic 'prop-your-feet-on-the-furniture' type spot; make yourself totally at home. If you're squeamish about stink bugs, spiders and other little critters, this is probably not the place for you. We're right smack in the middle of the woods on a mountain, and despite having a pest control contract, this is their territory also and they don't give up easily! The cabin was built in the 40s so it's not your aseptic hotel room. It's only about 800 square feet so more than 4 people (and preferably not more than 2 adults) is going to be very tight and I don't recommend it.

Kid Friendly: Toy chest and kid's movies on site; kid's love building forts in the surrounding woods, sleeping on the porch in summertime and wading and rock-hopping in the Shenandoah River. Zip line available locally. There's lots of wildlife visible from the screened-in porch.

Smoking Not Allowed: No smoking on the screened porch either.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Children Welcome:

            Games/toys/kids videos provided; air mattresses and sleeping bags provided for 'sleep out' on screened porch; large wooden rocking horse that kids fall in love with; pack'nplay, high chair and bed rail available on site...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking on the screened porch either. Evidence of smoking will result in loss of deposit....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            $30 fee per small pet; $50 large pet; must sign rental rules agreement which covers rules for pets...moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            See 'handicapped accessible' Driveway is steep and may be inaccessible during winter months with snow or ice present. Assuming you are able to drive up the driveway, the path to the front door is uneven with slate stepping stones. There is one step into the cabin. Parking is available off road or at the bottom of the driveway but would require walking up either the driveway or a path with about 10 steps on the left side of the cabin. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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          • Living Area: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Kids enjoy sleeping on air mattresses on the screened porch high above the forest floor night sounds...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          Other Amenities

              • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer, Large screened porch; porch swing; 2 ceiling fans, table/chairs/ very comfy settee with lots of fluffy cushions (GREAT place to sleep, listening to all the night sounds in the woods). Winter view of the Shenandoah Valley with Shenandoah River snaking through the valley; trees obscure view in summer, but 'treehouse' effect in the summer. From the high porch, watch the deer and other wildlife meander through the woods; wifi; adjacent to Appalachian Trail; kayaking, hiking, fishing, biking, tubing, antiquing, civil war history, quaint mountain towns and country roads, 12 minutes from Charles Town Races and Slots. Pet Friendly: $30 fee per small pet; $50 per large pet; must sign rental rules agreement....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books:

                LARGE library...moreless

              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                local stations only...moreless

              • Toys:

                doll house, baby toys, wooden rocking horse...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                large assortments of movies - DVDs and videos...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View:

                Winter view of the Shenandoah Valley with Shenandoah River snaking through the valley; trees obscure view in summer, but 'treehouse' effect in the summer; you feel like you're in the tops of the trees. From the high porch, watch the deer and other wildlife meander through the woods. ...moreless

              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                window units in master bedroom and living area...moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Firewood
              • Free Long Distance
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                propane furnace; FAR infrared heater...moreless

              • Internet:

                wifi...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Shampoo
              • Telephone:

                Free long distance for continental US ...moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                secured ...moreless

              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Blender
              • Catering Available:

                gourmet/vegetarian/vegan meals available on request; special diets accommodated ($20 - $25 per person, kids - $10)...moreless

              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                very well equipped!...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchen:

                stocked with staples - ready for some serious cookin'!...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator:

                full size fridge in kitchen and 2nd small fridge on screened porch for cold drinks ...moreless

              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Large screened porch; porch swing; 2 ceiling fans, table/chairs/ very comfy settee with lots of fluffy cushions (GREAT place to sleep, listening to all the night sounds in the woods). ...moreless

              • Screen Porch / Veranda
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 53 traveler reviews
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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $195 $225
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,095

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Pet Fee $50 + tax
              • Tax Rate 6%

              Notes:

              Payment is due in full one month prior to occupancy by check

              3% surcharge for credit card/paypal payment


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              Last updated: 12/01/2014
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              Location

              Car: Necessary

              Just an hour and a half from Washington DC and Baltimore; 1 hour from Fairfax, VA.; relax amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains near Historic Harpers Ferry, WV, above the Shenandoah Valley and River; minutes hike from the Appalachian Trail. Enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty of God's country.

              Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, horse races/slots

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2000

              About the owner: Hi; Bobby here. We're Northern Virginia transplants to Wild and Wonderful West Virginia! About 15 years ago we purchased a weekend cabin near Harpers Ferry in the mountains (Shannondale) with a 50 mile view of the Shenandoah Valley below. We fell in love with this beautiful area and wonderful local people, and it didn't take long to switch from weekenders to permanent residents! I quickly discovered an abandoned 'shack' a short hike through the woods below our cabin - no doors or windows, holes in the roof, misc. critters living inside, including a few non-living. I purchased this adjoining property and embarked on a 3 month restoration project to turn it into my art studio. New roof, new heating, new plumbing, new windows, skylights - new everything! Shangri-la-de-da!! Thus, 'Moonridge' was created! All of our friends and family who stayed at Moonridge have absolutely LOVED IT, so we decided to share our delightful little hide-away with all of you! Come, relax, and enjoy! Let me pamper you a bit!

              Why the Owner Chose Harpers Ferry:
              We love the natural beauty of this area, the wildlife, the cultural heritage, the history, the quaint little towns, plus we're only an hour from Fairfax, Va., so even though we feel really remote, there is easy access to the big city. It's really the best of all worlds!


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • winter view of Shenandoah valley/river

                winter view of Shenandoah valley/river

              • living/dining/kitchen; wood stove, skylights

                living/dining/kitchen; wood stove, skylights

              • dining area; "cabinet art" by Bobby

                dining area; "cabinet art" by Bobby

              • quaint, romantic master (queen bed)

                quaint, romantic master (queen bed)

              • 2nd bedroom

                2nd bedroom

              • bathroom

                bathroom

              • screened porch

                screened porch

              • 2 young bucks resting daily under the deck this summer

                2 young bucks resting daily under the deck this summer

              • Harpers Ferry

                Harpers Ferry

              • view from Jefferson Rock, Harpers Ferry

                view from Jefferson Rock, Harpers Ferry

              • Foot bridge at Harpers Ferry

                Foot bridge at Harpers Ferry

              • outdoor restaurant in Harpers Ferry

                outdoor restaurant in Harpers Ferry

              • entry into Moonridge

                entry into Moonridge

              • artist's retreat

                artist's retreat

              • A warm, mountain welcome!

                A warm, mountain welcome!

              • master bedroom

                master bedroom

              • 2nd bedroom with twin beds

                2nd bedroom with twin beds

              • screened porch with swing, table/chairs, settee

                screened porch with swing, table/chairs, settee

              • screened porch; comfy settee for afternoon naps!

                screened porch; comfy settee for afternoon naps!

              • welcomed by local art

                welcomed by local art

              • view of Harpers Ferry from Maryland Heights hike

                view of Harpers Ferry from Maryland Heights hike

              • Shenandoah River at Harpers Ferry

                Shenandoah River at Harpers Ferry

              • playing on the Shenandoah River, Harpers Ferry

                playing on the Shenandoah River, Harpers Ferry

              • beautiful in winter too!

                beautiful in winter too!

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

              $195 - $225 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 12/01/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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