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Downtown Harpers Ferry - in the Heart of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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Last updated: 05/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Mountainside Lodge is located in the heart of historic downtown Harper's Ferry, and in the middle of Harper's Ferry National Historical Park. Don't be fooled by other vacation rentals and B&B's claiming to be in Harpers Ferry when they are not! This one-of-a-kind vacation rental is located in a 2-1/2 story brick federal-period building built in the 1830's, and renovated in 2004-2005. The house shares the building with a boutique wine shop (Harpers Ferry Wine & Gourmet) and a family-style restaurant (Potomac Grille). The house was originally 2 townhouses, and the center walls were removed in the 1970s to create a large open space on the 1st floor. While the house's exterior painting scheme reflects this original configuration and looks like 2 separate units, the vacation rental spans both spaces (see photo). The building was used during the civil war by both Confederate and Union Armies, primarily as an infirmary/hospital, and is a stop on the Harpers Ferry Ghost Tour.

The first floor of the house features a large open living room/dining room, a full modern kitchen, 1/2 bath, and a large porch with fantastic mountain and river views and views of Harpers Ferry gap. The inside space features hard-wood floors, exposed brick walls, an exposed beam ceiling (many of the beams are original hand-hewn), and large windows looking onto the mountains and the Potomac River. There is a TV, DVD player, VCR, games and toys, and a 10-seat dining table on the 1st floor. A highchair is available upon request. In addition to modern amenities, the house is decorated in fantastic period antiques.

The second floor has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a laundry room w/ full-sized washer and dryer, and offers views of the Potomac River. The master bedroom has a Queen bed and a comfortable full-size futon (comfortable for 1 adult or 2 children). The second bedroom has a Queen bed, and the 3rd bedroom has a twin/full bunk bed (twin on top; full on bottom). The configuration is ideal for two families (4 adults and up to 5 kids), 2-3 couples, or 6-7 friends! All three bedrooms have TVs and DVD players and comfy sheets, mattresses and pillows.

The building sits atop a steep hill, and there are 65 stairs leading down to the 2 parking spaces reserved for the vacation rental in the rear of the building. The front-door to the house is at street-level, so door-to-door drop-off of luggage is possible.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids (and train-loving grown-ups) LOVE watching the trains pass on the very active rail line!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Up to 2 pets MAY be allowed. Additional $15 per night per pet. Please inquire w/ owner....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is limited wheelchair access on first floor only....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    twin on top, full on bottom...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Pack 'n Play and/or bedrail available upon request, Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Twin on top/full on bottom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Have questions? We have worked in the hospitality industry for over 20 years! We can help you plan a trip to Washington DC or Baltimore, as well as Civil War sites, the beach or skiing in the mountains! Major corridors (81, 70, 95) are close by. The AMTRAK trains stops twice a day in Harpers Ferry between Chicago and Washington, the MARC commuter train to DC makes 5 stops in Harpers Ferry in the morning and returning in the evening. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a massive transportation library focusing on B&O Railroad history. There are also many books on local history, Civil War history as well as guides to hiking and bicycling and kid's books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Games and puzzles for the whole family!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    4 TVs total. 1 in each bedroom/1 in Great Room....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen in living area. All bedrooms have TV and cable as well as DVD players. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    There are a few toys for small children....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    A small children's video library is available. ...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    This vacation home is located in downtown Harper's Ferry, surrounded by the National Park. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The house is located in the Blue Ridge Mountain section of the extensive Appalachian Mountain Range that extends from Quebec south to Alabama. The mountains we see today rose 360 million years ago....moreless

  • Village:

    In the center of the downtown historic village of Harpers Ferry...moreless

  • Water View:

    Potomac River Views...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining area is part of the open floor plan of the lodge. Please see pics for further detail. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-Sized....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiators with 2 zone thermostats and some heated floors. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided and a second set is available. The house has a large washer and dryer on 2nd floor. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 spaces are reserved for our guests, however if needed additional spaces can be arranges. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    2 spaces. 3 cars can fit in the 2 spaces (ask for details) and additional parking may be available if needed. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (4)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    There are plenty of towels for guests, however if you decide to swim in the river, please provide additional towels for drying off and the occasional muddy feet! :) ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full-Sized....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Pellet Stove w/ glass front for enjoying the fire....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and grinder. We supply filters only. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need for a party of 10!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, toaster, microwave, George Forman outdoor grill, utensils, napkins, paper towels, hand soap, dish soap, dishwasher soap & small assortment of spices. Bring food!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large over the stove. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Large with broiler....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We stock basic spices for our guests. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Filtered water and ice dispenser, oversized refrigerator. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stove with lights and vent fan. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Large porch overlooking mountains, river, Harpers Ferry gap & renovated historic Harpers Ferry Train Station....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    An electric outdoor George Foreman grill is kept in the kitchen. Instructions and an extension cord is included for use on the rear deck. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    The nearest ski resort is an hour away. There are 5 within 2 1/2 hours of the lodge. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 25 - Sep 3, 2015
2 night min stay
$275 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,850

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$350

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 7 - Oct 8, 2015
2 night min stay
$275 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,850

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 9 - Oct 11, 2015
3 night min stay
$350

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Oct 12 - Dec 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$275 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,850

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

New Year's Eve
Dec 31 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$350

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $30 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

*2-night minimum applies to weekends only.

*3-night minimum for all holiday weekends (MLK, President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, and New Years Day). Weekend rate applies to all holidays.

*Dogs welcome. $15 per night per pet fee applies.


Cancellation policy:

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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dulles International
180 Miles
Nearest Ferry
South Jersey Shore
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sleepy Hollow
40 Metres
Nearest Train
Amtrak/Marc (Harpers Ferry Station)
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
340, 81, 70, 270, 355
8 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Potomac Grill, Town's Inn Pub & Eatery, etc
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
White Tail Resort
195 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean City Md

We are in the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Views of the Potomac River. Numerous hiking opportunities, tubing & whitewater rafting; zip line; aerial adventure park; bicycle rentals in-town; ghost tour; Charles Town Races and Hollywood Casino (7-miles).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: The owners purchased this property in 2004 and lived there for 4 years while they completed restoration of the building.

Why the Owner Chose Harpers Ferry:
Location! While you will find many vacation homes with an address of 'Harpers Ferry', they are not actually IN historic downtown Harpers Ferry amongst the museums, natural beauty and history. But this one is, check out the map.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This vacation rental is located in the heart of downtown historic Harpers Ferry and in the middle of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. It offers fantastic views, historic charm and significance, and prime location. It is amongst museums, shops & restaurants, steps from the Potomac & Shenandoah Rivers, the C&O canal towpath, Jefferson Rock, Virginius Island, the Appalachian Trail, Maryland Heights and Loudoun Heights. Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is a short drive away, as are a number of Virginia Wineries. There is a large porch that looks onto the mountains, the Potomac River, and Harpers Ferry gap. Kids (and train-loving grown-ups) love to watch the trains pass on the very active rail line and you can even ride the train to this destination, as it is in walking distance to the Harpers Ferry train station, which services both MARC and AMTRAK. The house is bicycle friendly (there is ample space inside to store bikes), and being within walking distance to the C&O canal towpath, is a perfect spot for towpath riders. There are fantastic hikes, from easy to strenuous, right outside the front door (no need to drive). The house offers a large open floor plan perfect for larger gatherings, and the whole home is clean, nicely furnished and maintained. We strive for customer service and try to provide everything that a guest might need, including detergents and hand soaps, sugar, salt, pepper, basic spices, coffee filters, toilet paper, papertowels, napkins, etc., etc., etc. Our guests tell us over and over that this is the most well-stocked vacation rental that they have ever visited.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Front of building

    Front of building

  • View from porch looking onto MD Heights & restored Harpers Ferry Train Station

    View from porch looking onto MD Heights & restored Harpers Ferry Train Station

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Living / Dining Room

    Living / Dining Room

  • View from rear porch overlooking mountains and river.

    View from rear porch overlooking mountains and river.

  • Harpers Ferry through the morning fog in Fall from Maryland Heights.

    Harpers Ferry through the morning fog in Fall from Maryland Heights.

  • Rear of building from train station parking lot.

    Rear of building from train station parking lot.

  • View towards the gap in Winter.

    View towards the gap in Winter.

  • take the train! AMTRAK and MARC make weekday and weekend stops in Harpers Ferry!

    take the train! AMTRAK and MARC make weekday and weekend stops in Harpers Ferry!

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Living Room / Dining Room

    Living Room / Dining Room

  • View down High Street, Mountainside Lodge on the left.

    View down High Street, Mountainside Lodge on the left.

  • Private parking lot for our employees and guests behind the building.

    Private parking lot for our employees and guests behind the building.

  • the restaurant deck under the Lodge deck- lots of good food and drink!

    the restaurant deck under the Lodge deck- lots of good food and drink!

  • relaxing views....

    relaxing views....

  • -morning coffee.

    -morning coffee.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/27/2015
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Harpers Ferry #265656

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