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Historic, Charming, Luxurious Cottage with Views

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Back porch with rockers overlooks Potomac River

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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Harpers Ferry cottage description

Just a short drive (or train ride!) from the DC-Baltimore metro area yet a complete getaway for a weekend or longer, this charming, historic cottage is ideally located in the scenic "upper town" of Harpers Ferry with tri-state and river views. Leave the car and walk five minutes to the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, a treasure trove of pre-Civil War and Civil War history and one of the best-preserved 19th century towns anywhere, complete with living history presentations, museums, interactive exhibits, shops, restaurants, river sports, hiking, biking and much more. Harpers Ferry was the site of abolitionist John Brown's raid in 1859, one of the important triggers of the American Civil War. Visit the John Brown "fort" just a short walk from the cottage.

Relax in the rocking chairs on the back porch overlooking the Potomac River and Maryland Heights, or have your morning coffee while sitting on the comfy Adirondack chairs on the huge, secluded front porch. Gaze out over the river gap--the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers--from the sitting area in the spacious, beautifully decorated upstairs bedroom.

Freshly renovated and painted, this delightful cottage is tastefully appointed and has central A/C and heat, a full kitchen, a cozy and romantic gas fireplace, and intimate proportions that are ideal for a special weekend or week away.

Walk to nearby Jefferson Rock, where Thomas Jefferson declared the view "worth a trip across the Atlantic," and hike a little of the Appalachian Trail, which passes just 200 yards from the cottage. Or walk down to the historic lower town and take a dip in the Shenandoah. Cross the footbridge over the Potomac to the Maryland side of the river and you are on the C&O Canal towpath--a 184.5-mile-long national park that offers fabulous biking and hiking. Or try rafting, tubing, kayaking, or canoeing with one of the local outfitters. You will want to explore the gift shops, bookstores, restaurants and ice cream parlors that are part of the Harpers Ferry historical park, or try golfing or wine-tasting at local courses and vineyards. First-class thoroughbred racing is just four miles away at the Charles Town Race Track, and the Summit Point car races are about a 15-minute drive.

*Please note: due to the steep, curved stairs in our historic cottage, we do not recommend our property for families with toddlers or persons with limited mobility.

Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            well-mannered pets considered...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-size mattress, very comfortable, Crate & Barrel sleep couch...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Coffee/tea supplies and welcome amenities provided...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Gas Fireplace:

            cozy Franklin gas fireplace in dining room...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • Huge, shady front porch with Adirondack chairs. Back porch with rockers overlooks Potomac River and Maryland Heights. Dine on private, landscaped stone patio. Stay in a piece of history -- cozy cottage is circa 1840 and first floor has original wood floors from salvaged C&O canal boats. Enjoy the charm of yesteryear with all the conveniences of today. Large upstairs bedroom with sitting area and tri-state views of the mountains and river gap. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Wrought-iron dining set for four, with umbrella. Smaller breakfast set for two....moreless

              • Balcony:

                Rocking chairs overlooking the Potomac River...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

              • Village
              • Mountain View
              • Water View

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Rock Climbing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Water Tubing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Churches
              • Playground
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours
              • Rafting
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Mountain Biking
               

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              Year-round
              Feb 23 - Feb 28, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $200
              $1,200

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $20
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Three-night minimum stay on holiday weekends.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 07/28/2014
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              22 Today
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              Location

              Pre-Civil War cottage is perched just above the historic 'lower town' of Harpers Ferry. Five-minute walk (downhill) to historic attractions, shops, restaurants, river sports, C&O towpath, hiking and biking trails, etc. Near historic Storer College buildings which served as generals' headquarters during Civil War. Bolivar Heights Battlefield less than two miles away, and renowned Maryland Heights hike starts just across the Potomac River footbridge.

               

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              Photos

              • Back porch with rockers overlooks Potomac River

                Back porch with rockers overlooks Potomac River

              • Second floor bedroom with sitting area, views

                Second floor bedroom with sitting area, views

              • Dining room -- table can seat 8 when opened up

                Dining room -- table can seat 8 when opened up

              • Bright, cheery kitchen looks out onto stone patio

                Bright, cheery kitchen looks out onto stone patio

              • Early spring view of river gap from bedroom window

                Early spring view of river gap from bedroom window

              • The historic church and the Shenandoah River, about 2 minute walk from cottage

                The historic church and the Shenandoah River, about 2 minute walk from cottage

              • Front of cottage with Maryland Heights in the background

                Front of cottage with Maryland Heights in the background

              • Living room with queen-size sleep couch, picture window

                Living room with queen-size sleep couch, picture window

              • Franklin gas stove in dining area is cozy, warm and romantic

                Franklin gas stove in dining area is cozy, warm and romantic

              • Private stone patio with stone wall and landscaping

                Private stone patio with stone wall and landscaping

              • view of Harpers Ferry from Maryland Heights overlook

                view of Harpers Ferry from Maryland Heights overlook

              VRBO #201280

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              Date last modified - Saturday, March 15, 2014

              $200 per night (USD)
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              1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

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