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The Only Rental in the Heart of Downtown Harpers Ferry

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Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Harpers Ferry house description

This is the only vacation rental located in the heart of historic downtown Harper's Ferry, and in the middle of Harper's Ferry National Historical Park. 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 Grill). 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.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

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

              • Pets Considered:

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

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed

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

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


              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


              • 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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Plus, blender & coffee maker....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Child's Highchair
              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Seating for 10 people


              • Parking Off Street:

                2 spaces. 3 cars can fit in the 2 spaces (ask for details)...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

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

              • Air Conditioning:

                Window units....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:


              • Washing Machine:


              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided


              • Satellite / Cable:

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

              • Stereo
              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Television
              • Games
              • Books
              • Toys
              • Video Library


              • Internet
              • Free Long Distance
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

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


                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Village:

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

                  • Mountain View


                  • Museums
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Spelunking
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Rafting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Water Tubing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Playground
                  • Churches
                  • Ruins
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Hospital
                  • Whitewater Rafting


                  Write a review 5
                  from 46 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  May 26 - Aug 28, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $275 $350
                  Fri, Sat
                  Labor Day Weekend
                  Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  Sep 1 - Nov 6, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $275 $350
                  Fri, Sat
                  Veterans Weekend
                  Nov 7 - Nov 9, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  Nov 10 - Nov 26, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $275 $350
                  Fri, Sat
                  Nov 27 - Nov 29, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  Nov 30 - Dec 23, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $275 $350
                  Fri, Sat
                  Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  Winter Holiday
                  Dec 28 - Dec 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Tax Rate 9%


                  *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.

                  MasterCard, Visa and PayPal accepted. Personal checks accepted with advance reservations. $100 refundable reservation/damage deposit required upon booking; one half of total bill required 45 days prior to check-in; second half required 14 days prior to check-in.

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                  Last updated: 07/30/2014
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                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Dulles International
                  180 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  South Jersey Shore
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak/Marc (Harpers Ferry Station)
                  195 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Ocean City Md
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Potomac Grill, Town's Inn Pub & Eatery, etc

                  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.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  This is the ONLY vacation rental 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 (which Thomas Jefferson declared was 'worth a trip across the Atlantic'), Virginius Island, the Appalachian Trail, Maryland Height 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. If you don't bring your bike with you, there are bike rentals right in-town. 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.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • 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

                  • Kitchen


                  • Bedroom #2

                    Bedroom #2

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Living Room / Dining Room

                    Living Room / Dining Room

                  VRBO #265656

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  $275 - $350 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

                  View calendar: Updated 07/30/14
                  Minimum stay: 1-3 nights
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