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Panoramic view of fall color! Private mt. top 3/2 cabin

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 story cedar cottage with million dollar view

Experience the Shenandoah Valley from the top of the mountain in fall color!

Skyline Cottage, located at 789 Skyline Trail, Harpers Ferry, WV, is a charming, very private, 1600 sq. ft. cottage with an expansive overlook of the Shenandoah Valley from the living area, master bedroom loft, and deck. Located within walking distance of the Appalachian Trail. Paved roads all the way. Just 12 minutes from restaurants, grocery stores, and points of interest. About 18 minutes from Harpers Ferry Historic Park.

Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom; loaded with warm country charm; lots of original art, Encore wood stove, central air/heat, deck with jacuzzi, gazebo covering table and chairs, chiminea and 75 mile view of the Shenandoah Valley.

Sleeps 6 - one queen bed in the loft master bedroom; queen bed in downstairs bedroom and two twins in 2nd downstairs bedroom. All linens provided.

There is a flat screen TV with DVD player and a good selection of movies and games for both children and adults.

Just an hour and a half from Washington DC and Baltimore; 1 hour from Fairfax, VA.; relax amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains near Historic Harpers Ferry, WV, above the Shenandoah Valley and River. Enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty of God's country.

Explore Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Appalachian Trail, Charles Town Races and Slots, Antietam Battlefield, tubing, canoeing and kayaking on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, white-water rafting, zip-wiring, juried Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival (Sept.), Olde Tyme Historic Christmas festivities during Nov./Dec.; fine dining, shopping and antiquing in quaint historic towns of Shepherdstown and Charles Town, WV, Leesburg, VA and Frederick, MD; hiking and biking along river roads and C&0 canal, WV and Loudoun County wineries ~ or ~ simply relax in the jacuzzi or sitting on the deck with a good book and a glass of wine.

Owner, Bobby Ericsson, is a "foodie" so enjoy a very well equipped kitchen and help yourself to staples in the cabinets and fridge.

Free WIFI.

There are paved roads all the way from the interstate to the front door! The cottage is accessed by 2 steps.

This is an excellent private location for family reunions, weddings, retreats, or any small group gathering as there is another lovely VRBO cabin just one street away, and others within 2 miles, which will allow for large groups with early reservations in multiple cabins. Contact Bobby for referrals to other cabins and for special event rates.

More Details

Bobby Ericsson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Bobby Ericsson

Hi; Bobby here. I'm a Northern Virginia transplant to Wild and Wonderful West Virginia! About 20 years ago we purchased "Skyline Cottage" near Harpers Ferry in the Blue Ridge mountains of West Virginia with a 75 mile view of the Shenandoah Valley below. We fell in love with this beautiful area and wonderful local people, and it didn't take long to switch from weekenders to permanent residents!

I have recently made Austin, Tx. my primary residence but cannot part with my beloved "Skyline Cottage" - my little piece of heaven! I have owned other VRBO rentals here on this mountain for the past 15 years (Moonridge Cottage and Terrapin Cottage) and have now decided to make my home into a VRBO rental for the months that I am not here. I have derived great pleasure from the incredible guests from all over the world who have visited my other cottages in the past, and look forward to continuing this tradition. Come, relax, and enjoy my little piece of heaven, and allow me to pamper you a bit!

Bobby Ericsson purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Bobby Ericsson chose Harpers Ferry

I love the natural beauty of this area, the wildlife, the cultural heritage, the history, the quaint little towns, plus we're only an hour from Fairfax, Va., so even though we feel really remote, there is easy access to the big city. It's really the best of all worlds!

What makes this cottage unique

I think you will enjoy - as I do - making the trek up to the Appalachian Trail, whether just for an hour or two or a day hike into historic Harpers Ferry. I highly recommend the 'Maryland Heights' hike to the top of the mountain where you will have an incredible view of the town of Harpers Ferry and the two rivers - Shenandoah and Potomac - merging. This is a half day round trip hike atop the mountain that the Amtrak train tunnels through, on its way to DC and beyond. See my photos at this listing for the view from the top!

For the less hearty, a short hike to 'Jefferson Rock' right in the midst of historic Harpers Ferry will allow you to share the view that Thomas Jefferson said was 'worth a trip across the ocean' to see'! Or ~ spend a day at the Charles Town races and slots and be sure to visit the incredible 'Terrace Restaurant' where you will have the perfect terraced view of the horse races, including a monitor at your table for closer observation and a buffet that you will long remember!


Harpers Ferry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Panoramic view of fall color! Private mt. top 3/2 cabin
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Scenic spot, excellent view, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group stay here for an extended weekend, and it was a beautiful and charming place to be! We loved the visit. The view from the living room and deck is fantastic. Plenty of kitchen wares too. It was nice being so close to Harpers Ferry and scenic areas.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethesda, MD

Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Bobby was a delight to rent from. The cottage was very clean and was stocked with everything we needed. I recommend this cottage to anyone looking to get away from the city and is need of some piece and quiet.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Safety Harbor, Florida

Wonderful house; beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house in a gorgeous location. We had a wonderful week hiking on the nearby Appalachian Trail, biking on the C&O Canal Towpath, and enjoying the history and natural scenery. Bobby was a gracious hostess and we would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cabin for a group !!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time ay this cozy cabin !! It was stocked with everything you could need for delight week of relaxing fun . We toured the sights Harpers Ferry , Battlefields , Washington DC, and had a perfect time !! I will be sure and recommend it to all my friends and would return for another visit !!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cedar Park, TX

Absolutely charming!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What an incredibly charming cottage. The rustic decor, the splendid views and everything you would want or need in this cozy and beautifully decorated cottage. You can get away from it all and just relax, but yet you are still close enough for day trips to Washington D.C. or any one of the numerous other historic sites nearby. A group of us from Texas went there for a visit and had a wonderful time. Bobby was a great hostess and made sure we had everything we needed. There's plenty to see and do here including great places to hike. You will absolutely love your stay at this wonderful cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

What a view!!

  • 5 of 5

The view from the deck alone is worth the stay. Great for sipping coffee in the morning and watching the sunset while sipping wine in the evening. The house is quite comfortable with everything you would need, and Bobby's personality and hostessing skills were icing on the cake. We came as a group of friends from Texas and we're still talking about this place. Ideal location for day trips into Washington, DC or Harper's Ferry, or even Amish country in western Pennsylvania. Charming - a vacation you will long remember.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Car: necessary

We're the naturalists paradise - located below the Appalachian Trail, near Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers (the 2 merge at Harpers Ferry), some of the best white water rafting in the US, zip lines down the mountain!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

There is a 4 night minimum for holidays; holiday rate is $255/nt.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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