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Charming, Pre-Civil War Cottage with River Views--Great Harpers Ferry Location

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Back porch with rockers overlooks Potomac River

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Last updated: 02/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 4)

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 scenic 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.

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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    minimum age of 25...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    well-mannered pets considered...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

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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

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

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    An easy 5-minute walk downhill to the historical national park of Harpers Ferry...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    You can see three states from our property--you are in West Virginia but see across the rivers to Maryland Heights, as well as Loudon Heights in Virginia...moreless

  • Water View:

    Great views of the river gap, where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers converge...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    cozy Franklin gas fireplace in dining room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully stocked kitchen...moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Rocking chairs overlooking the Potomac River...moreless

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
year round
Dec 5 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$200
$1,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200
$1,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $60
  • Pet Fee $20
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Three-night minimum stay on holiday weekends.

Get seven nights for the price of six! $1,200 for a seven-night stay.

$200 refundable security deposit


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 02/20/2017
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Location

Car: Recommended

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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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

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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

  • 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

  • bead board trim in master bath, overlooking Potomac River (seasonal)

    bead board trim in master bath, overlooking Potomac River (seasonal)

  • 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

  • comfortable queen-size bed in upstairs bedroom

    comfortable queen-size bed in upstairs bedroom

  • 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

  • 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

  • relax on the back porch rocking chairs with seasonal view of the Potomac River

    relax on the back porch rocking chairs with seasonal view of the Potomac River

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017

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