Discover a selection of 145 vacation rentals in Harpers Ferry that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including kitchens and swimming pools. Prices start at $159 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Harpers Ferry. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore history from a Harpers Ferry cabin rental

West Virginia cabins in the historic town of Harpers Ferry offer a nostalgic escape. Known for the National Historical Park that documents the history of the small town, you can explore an array of Civil War heritage sites like the John Brown Wax Museum and the site of the Niagara Movement.

 
Things to do

History comes alive: a civil discourse on the Civil War

In the mid-1800s, Harpers Ferry seemed to be at the center of it all. It's the town where John Brown famously led his 1859 slave revolt and the site of the Civil War's Battle of Harpers Ferry. Visit museums detailing the city's historic past, walk across a battlefield, or tour preserved buildings from that era, including churches, forts, taverns, and blacksmith shops. Need a break from the carnage of war? Treat yourself to some retail therapy at an upscale boutique shop or settle in for a leisurely meal at a cozy little eatery.

Activities

Time to start hitting the old dusty trail

Move beyond the historic town center and sign-up with tour groups for an afternoon session of whitewater rafting. Those in search of something a bit more low-key may enjoy a day at the river with nothing more strenuous than tubing, kayaking, fishing, or canoeing. Work your way into the mountains and seek big adventures as you zipline, rock climb, and mountain bike through the dense landscape. Enjoy the great outdoors just steps from your Harpers Ferry vacation rental as the famed Appalachian Trail cuts right through the heart of town.

Weather

Sunny skies to snowy days: changing seasons see it all

Things heat up in the summer when temperatures climb to the high 80s with humidity to match. Mild seasons include the spring and fall when daytime highs land between the mid-60s and 70s. Rain falls steadily year-round but keep your galoshes handy for April, the region's wettest month. With nearly 21 inches of annual snowfall, Harpers Ferry's totals fall below the national average but it's still enough to bust out some winter boots. While daytime temps remain in the mid-40s in the winter, your Harpers Ferry vacation rental offers relief in the evening when it can dip below freezing.

Natural features

A vintage village set against snaking rivers

The Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers set the tone for the area's laidback landscape as they quietly converge at Harpers Ferry alongside lofty cliffs. The surrounding scenery is just as calming, as battlefields that once sounded with canons are now nothing more than sprawling meadows interrupted by the occasional squeak from a chipmunk. Across from the Potomac, instead of transporting coal, the sleepy Chesapeake and Ohio Canal now features quaint boat tours. In the fall, vibrant colors paint the hillsides of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, while in the winter, snow-covered terrain invites visitors to embark on a leisurely snowshoe walk.

How to get there

How to get to and around Harpers Ferry

The nearest airport is in Martinsburg, WV (MRB-Eastern West Virginia Regional), located 15 mi (24.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Hagerstown, MD (HGR-Hagerstown Regional), which is 26.4 mi (42.4 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Harpers Ferry Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Harpers Ferry?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 145 vacation rentals around Harpers Ferry. From 28 cabin rentals to 71 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Harpers Ferry?

Colossal and mysterious, mountains are among the most ruggedly striking landmarks on Earth. If you've ever wanted to experience mountain living, you've come to the right place. Vrbo has no less than 44 mountain rentals available. Of course, that might not be your style. Luckily, Vrbo has heaps more options, including:

  • 35 rural vacation rentals.
  • 20 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 16 riverside vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Harpers Ferry?

If you want to live like a local and love having lots of room to move, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 66 houses currently listed on Vrbo. Prices start at $85 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather go for one of the area's other property types, such as:

  • Cottage: 22 vacation homes. Prices start from $140 per night.
  • Hotel: 16 vacation homes. Prices start from $99 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 16 vacation homes. Prices start from $110 per night.

Can I stay in Harpers Ferry in a large group?

There's nothing better than catching up with your old friends or spending a few weeks with extended family in a fantastic new destination. And the best thing is Vrbo has places big enough for the whole crew. House vacation homes are the most popular option for big groups of guests, with 13 featured here. Around this area, the rental properties that are suitable for large groups of people include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we've got 152 vacation homes perfectly suited for that size. Spend a night from just $109.
  • Require a place for 5 guests? We have 84 that will suit. Prices start from $114 per night.
  • Trying to find rentals suitable for 8 guests? You'll be glad to find out we have 78 that will fit the bill. You can book one for as little as $140 a night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your mom, your brother and all your besties to Harpers Ferry.