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3/2 Mt. Private, Romantic Mountaintop Cottage with Expansive View

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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

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, wood stove, central air/heat, deck with 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 with a good book and cup of hot chocolate in front of the roaring wood stove or snuggle up in a blanket with your honey in front of the chiminea, roasting marshmallows (...or whatever! : )

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.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Contact owner/manager regarding pet policy $50 pet fee for any length stay...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Books:

    lots of books available for kids and adults...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games for kids and adults...moreless

  • Music Library:

    CD player with lots of CDs on site...moreless

  • Television:

    large flat screen tv with local stations; DVD player with lots of movies - children and adult...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    lots of movies on site for both kids and adults...moreless


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    75 mile panoramic view of the Shenandoah Valley; deck faces west for incredible sunsets!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    heat pump plus wood burning stove...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    beds are made up...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living area is composed of kitchen, dining and living room ...moreless

  • Parking:

    large parking area - driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring your own towels for river rafting, etc. Linens are to be kept in the cottage...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    firewood provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    well equipped with pots, pans and other utensils...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    kitchen is well stocked with dishes, silverware, etc. for 8...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    kitchen is well equipped for 8 people; good quality pots/pans; dishes, etc. Staples (spices, mayonaise, mustard, flour, oil, etc.) provided. Just bring your groceries!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    staples provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck with chiminea, gazebo covering outdoor table and chairs; extra chairs on site...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Several outfitters with guided kayak and tube trips down the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers; about 15 minutes away...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    unlandscaped; natural; lots of woods for building forts, climbing rocks, etc....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
all seasons
Oct 3 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,595 $2,995

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,595 $2,995

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%


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

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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50 Miles
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10 Miles
Nearest Train

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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Harpers Ferry, WV, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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  • Skyline Cottage from front

    Skyline Cottage from front

  • from the deck

    from the deck

  • from loft

    from loft

  • living room - tv screened by painting

    living room - tv screened by painting

  • main level bedroom  -  queen bed

    main level bedroom - queen bed

  • 2nd main level bedroom - two twin beds

    2nd main level bedroom - two twin beds

  • downstairs full bathroom

    downstairs full bathroom

  • fall view from the deck

    fall view from the deck

  • view from deck with cloud cover

    view from deck with cloud cover

  • Harpers Ferry - view from 'Maryland Heights' hike above the Amtrak tunnel

    Harpers Ferry - view from 'Maryland Heights' hike above the Amtrak tunnel

  • valley view from master bedroom loft

    valley view from master bedroom loft

  • Skyline Cottage from side yard

    Skyline Cottage from side yard

  • living room with deck access and Shenandoah Valley view

    living room with deck access and Shenandoah Valley view

  • master bedroom - queen bed

    master bedroom - queen bed

  • main level bedroom - queen bed

    main level bedroom - queen bed

  • downstairs full bathroom

    downstairs full bathroom

  • view from deck

    view from deck

  • sunset from deck

    sunset from deck

  • sunset from deck

    sunset from deck

  • Atop "Maryland Heights" at Harpers Ferrry

    Atop "Maryland Heights" at Harpers Ferrry

VRBO #429503

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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