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Updated 1890s house. Centrally located. Quiet, even on the busiest of days

Harpers Ferry, WV, USA
  • House1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Come for a romantic weekend or get together with family or a group of friends.

The Spy House is rich with history and has been lovingly updated by Its owner. It was built in 1890 in the Federal style and has been adapted for modern living with an open-concept living room and kitchen.

Any cook will feel at home in the well appointed eat-in kitchen. You can enjoy a relaxing meal around the large handmade farm table. You will find a heavy-duty gas stove, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

The master bathroom features a vintage clawfoot tub and the guest bathroom was recently remodeled. Each of the three bedrooms has a comfortable queen-sized bed.

The house is situated on Camp Hill, is less than a ten minute walk to downtown historic Harpers Ferry and the train station. There is no downside to being so close to the action as even on the busiest of days in the Ferry, it remains quiet at the Spy House.

One of the house's former residents was suspected of being a spy for Germany, investigated and arrested by the FBI in 1945, and soon after pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit espionage; hence the name, the Spy House.

Please note that nightly rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest.

To complete your booking you must sign our Rental Agreement (which will be sent to you electronically) and provide a copy of your photo ID (e.g., driver’s license or passport). You will be sent an email containing instructions for checking in the week of your stay.



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Calendar last updated:
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About Jay

Thanks for taking the time to check out my house. I am a photographer and a home renovation geek. I bought this house which was a diamond in the rough. To make the space consistent with the way people now live, I opened up the first floor to make for a very social and inviting space. I have put countless hours of sweat equity into the house to make it what it is today. Please be respectful as it is more than just a typical rental property.

Jay purchased this House in 2012

Why Jay chose Harpers Ferry

A friend who lives in town introduced me to Harpers Ferry about ten years ago. There are amazing hiking trails, swimming spots, fishing holes, vegetable stands, flea markets, antique shops and civil war sites. This is a wonderful, beautiful and peaceful community.

What makes this House unique

The house is located in the historic part of town know as Camp Hill. It is walking distance to the shops and sites of lower town as well as the train station. even on the busiest of summer days in town it stays quiet up here. you can sit out on the front porch in the swing and read a book, listen to the wind chimes and enjoy a cold drink.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Hallway Bathroom
          toilet, shower
        • Master Bathroom
          toilet, tub
        • Laundry/Bath
          toilet, Washer and Dryer


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      Window units in every bedroom and on the main floor.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Baseboard heating throughout and in floor radiant heating in the kitchen.
                    • Internet
                      High speed wireless internet.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      High thread-count soft cotton sheets.
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      On-street parking
                    • Towels Provided
                      Soft bath, hand and face towels provided.
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Kitchen is stocked with ground coffee and filters so you don't need to worry about getting your morning fix.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Well stocked with everything you need to make a lovely meal.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen is open to the main living room. It has maple cabinets and granite counter tops. The owner is an avid cook - you''ll find most everything you need.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Electric oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Items in the pantry include spices, sugar, flower and various oils.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless french door refrigerator has ice maker.
                        • Stove
                          Gas range with four burners.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Open concept living room and kitchen.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • Games
                                • Stereo
                                  Bluetooth speaker in the kitchen.


                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas grill.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting

                                                          36 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Relaxing Stay in Charming House

                                                          Christopher B.

                                                          We stayed at Spyhouse for a long spring break weekend with two small kids. Location is great, walk to lower town either via street or AT, plus many unexpected historic buildings, parks etc within just a couple blocks. No cable but Roku and Chromecast so was able to watch final four. Nice stereo with Bluetooth was unexpected at a rental property. Overall clean and comfortable. Jay was very responsive. Would recommend.

                                                          Wonderful house!

                                                          Kathy S.Asheville, NC

                                                          It was a wonderfully restored home in a great location. The kitchen was fully equipped and a joy to work in. It’s near to all the hiking and historic places. A perfect choice for the Harpers Ferry area.

                                                          A great house, with everything we needed and more

                                                          Juliet S.

                                                          Perfect house! Perfect location! Perfect owner!

                                                          Great house in a convenient location.

                                                          Teri B.

                                                          Our family had a great time at Spy House. The house is well equipped with daily necessities so it was nice to not have to run out to the store. We enjoyed the games. We walked to everything from the house. So much nicer than staying at a hotel!

                                                          Well-kept, spacious, and in a beautiful setting.

                                                          The spy house is a wonderful place to stay, spacious kitchen for cooking, well stocked, and comfortable space for lounging around.

                                                          Great historical getaway!!

                                                          Cindy R.

                                                          Had a great time in Harper's Ferry! This house is awesome and a perfect walk to town and the AT. Jay offered any help or suggestions needed. Would stay again!


                                                          Harpers Ferry, WV, USA

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                                                          *Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest. To complete your booking you must sign our Rental Agreement (which will be sent to you electronically) and provide a copy of your photo ID (e.g., driver’s license or passport). As soon as your materials and payment of the Deposit are received, you will be sent an email containing instructions for checking in. 2-night minimum applies to weekends only. 3-night minimum for all holiday weekends (MLK, President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, and New Years Day).

                                                          36 Reviews
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