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163 Public Way. The Bed n Biskit (The BnB)


Last updated: 05/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Experience the charm of an 1836 home that survived the Civil War.

Completely Renovated and looking brand new.
You must really love trains if you plan on visiting Harpers Ferry.
They pass through the Gap all day and night. If you don't like a horn whistle... you won't like being here. Most folks enjoy the charm of it.
The B n B has many steps. Steps inside... steps to get into the house.
This is the perfect place for anyone who enjoys a little cardio.
The energy that comes from within it's walls is pure love.
Sitting atop a bluff overlooking the Potomac River and the Shops of town. Just feet from the National Park and miles of hiking/biking trails. Amtrak and Marc commuter trains both stop just a 3 minute walk from the house.
You'll Fall asleep comfortably on firm pillow-top mattresses.
We are the Ideal place for a romantic weekend or vacation for two.

Two story, One bath, well equipped kitchen for creating terrific meals.
Dining room, Large Living room with GREAT Fireplace.
Front porch that puts you right out in the beauty of the Ferry, yet very private.
Private parking at the rear of the property (up the hill).
Convenient grocery shopping just 5 miles away in Charles Town.
Transportation for shopping can be arranged for anyone arriving by Train.
See the Town from the air.....


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 850 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    The House has a lot of very steep stairs inside and out. Children over the age of 8 would be acceptable....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved pets under 25lbs are always welcome. Dogs that shed profusely are not allowed on the furniture, especially the bedding. Please consider crating your dog if this is a problem. Cats are not allowed. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master: 1 double

    The larger bed room with rooftop views of town, MD and VA....moreless

  • River: 1 twin/ single

    This bedroom is accessed through the master bedroom. Private...moreless

  • The Landing: 1 double

    Comfortable sleeping with views of VA and rear gardens....moreless

  • Master Bedroom has a double, firm, pillow top mattress and fluffy duvet. Stunning views of Md, WV and VA as well as the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Furnished with seating, dresser and supplemental window AC unit in the summer. The Landing at the top of the stairs also has a double, firm, pillow top full sized mattress with duvet and quilt. Directly outside of the bathroom, it is private when the door to the Master bedroom is closed. The River room has a twin bed with duvet and quilt for cool evenings. Accessed through the master bedroom, it has privacy with it's own door and a VERY large closet for hanging clothes....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Dressing mirror, vessel sink and river stone flooring....moreless

  • We spent a LOT of time and Love on this room. We hope you enjoy it as much as we love it! ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Be in the middle of the action, but above it all! Standing 16 feet above Public Way, the front porch is a portico balcony overlooking Harpers Ferry's historic and commercial districts. It is the perfect spot to enjoy morning sunrises over the river, people watching during the day as visitors pass up and down the streets below you, cool afternoon breezes, and a romantic evening when the rising full moon paints the river silver....moreless


  • Books:

    A small collection of books are provided in the dining room....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    A small, eclectic collection of CDs and CD player are provided in the dining room. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    A small collection of DVDs are provided in the dining room....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The BnB sits nestled in the heart of the Ferry. Overlooking the shops and the national park, you'll have the eagles nest view of whats going on in town....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The porch overlooks three states (WV, MD, VA) with the cliffs and train tunnel on Maryland heights heights and Loudoun hights of VA framing your view of what we lovingly call The Gap....moreless

  • Village
  • Water View:

    The B n B overlooks the confluence of the beautiful Potomac and Shenandoah rivers,passes between two mountains, and continue as one river (the Potomac) into the Chesapeake Bay....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Comfortable seating for four with pedestrian and rooftop views of the historic district....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air with supplemental AC in the Master Bedroom during summer season....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning, cleaned regularly and very cozy Firewood Provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot water baseboard radiators. Zoned for independent temperatures in the upstairs bedrooms and downstairs living room, dining room and kitchen....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless is available with Password....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Private parking is at the rear of the property. This is at the top of a pretty steep hill. Parking is connected to the house via garden path. Three parking spaces available....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pots and pans, dinnerware and other necessary items for basic cooking or baking. No Dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Keurig coffee machine, toaster. Coffee, sugars and creamer provided for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Jenair Cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Offers incredible portico views of Downtown, the national park, scenic cliffs, and the confluence of two scenic rivers. A perfect spot for morning coffee or tea, or a relaxing space to enjoy the day....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


from 41 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2017
May 2 - Dec 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$189 $219
Fri, Sat
$1,194 $3,500
Off Season 2018
Dec 18 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$1,134 $3,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 12%


Contact us for Senior Citizen or Military Discounted Rates.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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48 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dulles International Airport
60 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Coach House Tavern
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
The Towns Inn
47.1 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Recommended

Must Love Trains!!!

Amtrak, MARC and MANY CSX trains travel thru Harpers Ferry.

They do this at all hours of the day and night. While some may find the train noise disturbing, many find it relaxing and a joy.

We're hoping our guests are the latter.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Steve Sherry and Greg Dean That's us. 15 yrs partnered and recently tied the knot (thank you WV) We took pride in and Loved our little home for the last 15 yrs. 3 arduous years of restoration later and we're ready to share it with the world. We're lucky to live right next door in the Home we're NOW working to restore. While Steve commutes to work in Bethesda each day, Dean stays home doing K9 rescue. Our weekends are filled with friends and family often visiting. Recently we hosted the wedding of our oldest daughter.... ahh the memories. Pretty easy going and reasonable we'll strive to make your stay as wonderful as the last decade has been for us.

Why the Owner Chose Harpers Ferry, WV, USA:
Just like i believe there's someone for everyone, I also believe there's a place for everyone. Steve and Dean feel this village with it's Circa 1840 atmosphere is more than just home for them. In 2001, we met the most wonderful resident of Harpers Ferry, and then she sold us her home. 15 yrs later, we're still best friends with her.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Quaint and charming are two overused words, but they really do describe the B n B.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

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  • 163 Public Way.
The Bed n Biskit
(The BnB)

    163 Public Way. The Bed n Biskit (The BnB)

  • The dining room.

    The dining room.

  • Full Size Loft bed at the top of the stairs, next to the bathroom.

    Full Size Loft bed at the top of the stairs, next to the bathroom.

  • Cats Eye Vessel Sink.

    Cats Eye Vessel Sink.

  • New shower with Terrific Pressure.

    New shower with Terrific Pressure.

  • Master Bedroom facing out. The closed door is the twin bedroom.

    Master Bedroom facing out. The closed door is the twin bedroom.

  • Home Away From Home and you could Be here!

    Home Away From Home and you could Be here!

  • From Md Heights Overlook.
The B n B is right in the middle of the pic.

    From Md Heights Overlook. The B n B is right in the middle of the pic.

  • Spiral stairs.

    Spiral stairs.

  • Full size Loft bed.

    Full size Loft bed.

  • Bathroom Counter.

    Bathroom Counter.

  • Medicine Cabinet opens up to reveal exterior house boards.
Looking back in time.

    Medicine Cabinet opens up to reveal exterior house boards. Looking back in time.

  • Snuggle in Warmth!
Let us Make Winter Beautiful for you!

    Snuggle in Warmth! Let us Make Winter Beautiful for you!

VRBO #652743

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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