About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Quiet and Lovely
It was just what we needed to get out of the bustling city to this peaceful, charming cottage.
I found it to be charming and perfectly located to explore Harper’s Ferry.
The cottage was perfectly decorated and equipped. Only stayed two nights but thoughly enjoyed our time there. The stairs up to the bedroom were very steep and not easily navigated. If you have a guest that is not the most stable, it could be a drawback. Otherwise, I think most individuals will be very pleased with this cottage.
Thanks for pointing that out, we do mention several times in our description that due to the historic nature of the house (steep stairs!), we do not recommend the cottage for anyone with mobility issues or with toddlers.
Cozy house in a beautiful location
We were within walking distance of all of the attractions in Harper's Ferry. Patricia was very responsive to all of our needs. Loved staying here and highly recommend it.
Very cool little cottage, in a great location. Perfect for a weekend getaway.
Nicely finished pre-civil war cottage with lots of character with all the needed amenities. Highly recommend this little getaway!!
This home is very charming!
We enjoyed our stay in this home. Is is close to everything we wanted to see and do. The interior was very clean and comfortable. If it wasn't so hot and humid we could have enjoyed the 3 outside areas. We hope to stay in this home when we visit again.
A cozy place to stay and explore the the area .
We had a lovely time biking along the C&O canal and walking around Harpers Ferry.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Three-night minimum stay on holiday weekends. Discount! Get seven nights for the price of six! $1,200 for a seven-night stay. PLEASE NOTE that pet fee of $25 is per night, per pet. Dogs must be crated if left alone in the cottage. To help us cover the costs of additional linens, water usage, etc. we have a per-stay fee of $25.00 per person up to 4 persons, for guests more than 2.