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Dome Of Your Dreams!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Awesome Geodesic Dome House Near Historic Harpers Ferry.

Located just a little over an hour from DC, 3 hours from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and about 5 from NYC, the dome is only a half mile from the beautiful Shenandoah River and less than a mile from the Appalacian Trail. Historic Harpers Ferry is just four miles away, and Charles Town's Hollywood Casino is less than a ten-minute drive.

2 bedrooms and 2 full baths, a huge pullout couch, additional couches and air mattresses allow the place to accommodate anything from a romantic weekend for two to a house party of a dozen. Previous guests have included families, couples, eco-women retreaters and century-ride bikers.

Kitchen is not only fully equipped (pots/pans/dishes) but also stocked with spices, dry goods, and sometimes even beer - take what you need and leave your contribution for beverages and ingredients when you check out.

As mentioned in the title, this house is truly unique - its a geodesic dome house (bucky ball), with a beautiful full-wall mural, spiral staircase, and wrap-around deck. Just like a regular house but better!

New HVAC is keeping the dome cool at the tail end of the summer and warming the place quickly in winter. The central fireplace can get the place really toasty (and romantic :) as an alternative to the fancy new heating/cooling.

Dogs OK with permission but they must be VERY housebroken and stay off the furniture. Sorry, no cats (allergies :(). For dogs there is a $50 additional pet fee payable by check.

Little kids are great too, but it should be noted that the house is not child-proofed, and has an exposed spiral staircase (so recommend no pets or small kids on the second floor).

Feel free to contact me with questions about the place or the area - I wish I could get out there more often!

More Details

Billy Grayson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Billy Grayson

Nature Lover, Washingtonian, traveler, not sure what else to share here :)

Billy Grayson purchased this house in 2011

Why Billy Grayson chose Harpers Ferry

I loved the dome the moment I saw it - its obviously unique, but I love the 25' ceilings, the wrap-around porch and the woods out back (especially in spring as the dogwood and redbud are blooming), and the whole area around Harpers Ferry (the Shenandoah and Potomac, the Appalachian Trail, Loudon wine country, etc...)


Harpers Ferry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    basement bath - toilet , tub , shower , still finishing fitting out this bathroom...but all works
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    basement - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , basement is partially finished - working on full bath
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size sleeper sofa in living room
  • Master bedroom is upstairs with an open floorplan (bedroom and master bath). Guest bedroom is on the first floor with a queen bed and a fold-out futon. There is also a full-size pull-out sofa bed in the living room, and a futon and queen size bed in the basement.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • whitewater rafting


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Dome Of Your Dreams!
average rating of 3.8888888 based on 9 reviews

Had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great! Less then 20 minutes from Charlestown and fit 8 comfortably.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what you think.

  • 1 of 5

The area was very nice and convenient to wineries. We were very upset of the inside of house. The refrigerator in pic is not the same as when we got there. It was white one that did not close properly. The inside of microwave was filthy. The couches that are in pic in basement were moved upstairs the floral one was so filthy we couldn’t even sit in it. Had a whole in am. The bathroom in basement - pic shown is at angle so you can’t see that it’s not finished. The master bedroom - tub smelled like there was a dead mouse in drain, sink area was not finished, and vent had about 1/4 inch dust ion it. Sleeping arrangements - some where just some type of mattresses in a closet, fouton, we couldn’t figure out where so many people would sleep. Toilet in bathroom next to kitchen is crooked. We would never stay there again. Stuff in the house was things from yard/garage sale. House needs a lot of TLC. Would never go there again!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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In the woods

  • 5 of 5

We loved the dome, and the rural area. The house was very well equipped, especially the kitchen. It was perfect for our family group.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: glad you had a good time!
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Nice weekend getaway. Easy trip to historic Harpers Ferry. Plenty of space for 3 adults and 2 tweens

  • 5 of 5

Owner is helpful

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Does NOT sleep 14.

  • 4 of 5

The house is nice. Upstairs is a nice place to sleep. Downstairs has a great ping pong table, bed, and futon. Kitchen is adequate. However, they count the futons as two sleeping places. They counted this two person couch as a place to sleep, which it is not, they counted the pullout couch as a place for two people, and a couch lounging chair as a place to sleep. Overall we enjoyed our stay, but we had 12 people and we were not able to sleep comfortably. Really only sleeps 9-10 comfortably. Not as secluded as you think, but we never saw any neighbors, just their houses.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little gem in the woods.

  • 4 of 5

This was home base for a week and we loved it. Great location for a rural home base and still within an easy drive to grocery store, Antietam, Harper's Ferry, and the Appalachian Trial. The kitchen is well laid out for a good work triangle. Lots of bedroom space to choose from, three baths...a very open layout that we enjoyed. The geodesic dome was GREAT for acoustics... we listened to music via iPad while cooking, playing a few board games, and chilling between hikes--it didn't sound like little speakers at all! We also loved the fact that Billy was amenable to pets, it allowed us to travel with our dog!

We would definitely stay here again, given the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Dulles (Washington DC)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
10 wineries and 1 distillery within 10 miles
Nearest Ferry
Harpers Ferry! No actual ferries around though...
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Charles Town and downtown Harpers Ferry
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
highway 9
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $150

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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