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

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Last updated: 03/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Harpers Ferry house description

This vacation rental is 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 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 Inaccessible:

    there is limited wheelchair access on first floor....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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Village:

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

  • Water View:

    Potomac River Views...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-Sized....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Telephone:

    (4)...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full-Sized....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Plus, blender & coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

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

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 6 - May 21, 2015
2 night min stay
$235 $290
Fri, Sat
$1,575

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

Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 - May 24, 2015
3 night min stay
$350

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

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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 03/24/2015
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Location

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

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 addresses in 'Harpers Ferry', they are not actually IN historic downtown Harpers Ferry amongst the museums, natural beauty and history. But this one is!

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

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Living Room / Dining Room

    Living Room / Dining Room

VRBO #265656

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Date last modified - Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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Detailed Price

  • Sleeps
    9
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    House
  • Reviews
    51
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/24/2015
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(240) 372-0499 (Maryland, USA)

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Harpers Ferry #265656

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