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Charming, Pre-Civil War Cottage with River Views--Great Harpers Ferry Location

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Just a short drive (or train ride!) from the DC-Baltimore metro area yet a complete getaway for a weekend or longer, this charming, historic cottage is ideally located in scenic Harpers Ferry with tri-state and river views. Leave the car and walk five minutes to the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, a treasure trove of pre-Civil War and Civil War history and one of the best-preserved 19th century towns anywhere, complete with living history presentations, museums, interactive exhibits, shops, restaurants, river sports, hiking, biking and much more. Harpers Ferry was the site of abolitionist John Brown's raid in 1859, one of the important triggers of the American Civil War. Visit the John Brown "fort" just a short walk from the cottage.

Relax in the rocking chairs on the back porch overlooking the Potomac River and Maryland Heights, or have your morning coffee while sitting on the comfy Adirondack chairs on the huge, secluded front porch. Gaze out over the river gap--the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers--from the sitting area in the spacious, beautifully decorated upstairs bedroom.

Freshly renovated and painted, this delightful cottage is tastefully appointed and has central A/C and heat, a full kitchen, a cozy and romantic gas fireplace, and intimate proportions that are ideal for a special weekend or week away.

Walk to nearby Jefferson Rock, where Thomas Jefferson declared the view "worth a trip across the Atlantic," and hike a little of the Appalachian Trail, which passes just 200 yards from the cottage. Or walk down to the historic lower town and take a dip in the Shenandoah. Cross the footbridge over the Potomac to the Maryland side of the river and you are on the C&O Canal towpath--a 184.5-mile-long national park that offers fabulous biking and hiking. Or try rafting, tubing, kayaking, or canoeing with one of the local outfitters. You will want to explore the gift shops, bookstores, restaurants and ice cream parlors that are part of the Harpers Ferry historical park, or try golfing or wine-tasting at local courses and vineyards. First-class thoroughbred racing is just four miles away at the Charles Town Race Track, and the Summit Point car races are about a 15-minute drive.

*Please note: due to the steep, curved stairs in our historic cottage, we do not recommend our property for families with toddlers or persons with limited mobility.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2018

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Harpers Ferry

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Our historic cottage is not suitable for toddlers or persons with limited mobility or disabilities due to steep, winding stairs and uneven floors
  • Ask about our dog policy, but any dog MUST be crated if left alone in the cottage
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-size mattress, very comfortable, Crate & Barrel sleep couch
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Huge, shady front porch with Adirondack chairs. Back porch with rockers overlooks Potomac River and Maryland Heights. Dine on private, landscaped stone patio. Stay in a piece of history -- cozy cottage is circa 1840 and first floor has original wood floors from salvaged C&O canal boats. Enjoy the charm of yesteryear with all the conveniences of today. Large upstairs bedroom with sitting area and tri-state views of the mountains and river gap.

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Charming, Pre-Civil War Cottage with River Views--Great Harpers Ferry Location
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5

A great weekend getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is an adorable quaint cottage that is in a great location with a lot of history!!!! We had a really fun weekend and the owner Patricia was very accommodating!! We definitely want to return!!

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet and Lovely

  • 5 of 5

It was just what we needed to get out of the bustling city to this peaceful, charming cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 06/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves!
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5

I found it to be charming and perfectly located to explore Harper’s Ferry.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfectly decorated and equipped. Only stayed two nights but thoughly enjoyed our time there. The stairs up to the bedroom were very steep and not easily navigated. If you have a guest that is not the most stable, it could be a drawback. Otherwise, I think most individuals will be very pleased with this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for pointing that out, we do mention several times in our description that due to the historic nature of the house (steep stairs!), we do not recommend the cottage for anyone with mobility issues or with toddlers.
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Cozy house in a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We were within walking distance of all of the attractions in Harper's Ferry. Patricia was very responsive to all of our needs. Loved staying here and highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 12/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very cool little cottage, in a great location. Perfect for a weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Nicely finished pre-civil war cottage with lots of character with all the needed amenities. Highly recommend this little getaway!!

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is very charming!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this home. Is is close to everything we wanted to see and do. The interior was very clean and comfortable. If it wasn't so hot and humid we could have enjoyed the 3 outside areas. We hope to stay in this home when we visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Pre-Civil War cottage is perched just above the historic 'lower town' of Harpers Ferry. Five-minute walk (downhill) to historic attractions, shops, restaurants, river sports, C&O towpath, hiking and biking trails, etc. Near historic Storer College buildings which served as generals' headquarters during Civil War. Bolivar Heights Battlefield less than two miles away, and renowned Maryland Heights hike starts just across the Potomac River footbridge.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Harpers Ferry

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Year round
20 Feb 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$270
AU$1,618
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$270
AU$1,618
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$80.88
Extra persons beyond 2 AU$33.7
Pet Fee AU$33.7
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$269.6

Three-night minimum stay on holiday weekends.
Discount! Get seven nights for the price of six! $1,200 for a seven-night stay.
PLEASE NOTE that pet fee of $25 is per night, per pet. Dogs must be crated if left alone in the cottage.
To help us cover the costs of additional linens, water usage, etc. we have a per-stay fee of $25.00 per person up to 4 persons, for guests more than 2.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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