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Patricia Coates

Member since: 2008
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Speaks english, french, spanish

Historic, Charming, Luxurious Cottage with Views

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Harpers Ferry holiday cottage

1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, sleeps 2-4

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 the scenic 'upper town' of 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!: 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.

Area Attractions: 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.

Historic Property: As with many historic properties, due to steep, curved stairs, we do not recommend the cottage for families with toddlers or persons with limited mobility.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Patricia Coates (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks english, french, spanish


based on 10 traveller reviews

Historic, Charming, Luxurious Cottage with Views
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful staycation!

  • 4 of 5

What a charming house so close to the fun shops and great trails! We had a wonderful time and so did our pup!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend staying at the Peggy Dye House while visiting Harpers Ferry. A short walk down to the lower town, but far enough away for a privacy when the town gets busy. The house has everything that you need and great views. The cleanliness of the house was amazing, which made our stay even more enjoyable. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Cozy, with everything you need in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is clearly a cottage an owner uses--and that's a good thing! If you cook, the kitchen is fully stocked. If you love a wood burning stove, this one is awesome. Trying to figure something out and chances are there is a nice handwritten note to point you in the right direction. And the location can't be beat.

We arrived early to a clean house and the owner was kind enough to let us check out late since no one was coming in the next day.

The beds are comfortable, but doubles so it can be a little tight but that's no big deal when you have such a great place. We will be coming back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tavares, Florida, USA


  • 5 of 5

Lives up to billing. We, together with our Standard Poodle, stayed at the Peggy Dye house in mid-April, 2013. This charming cottage was extremely clean and well maintained. The location, within easy walking distance of historic Harpers Ferry, is perfectly situated for visiting Harpers Ferry as well as a base for exploring nearby locations such as Gettysburg and Antietam Battlefield Parks and the Appalachian Trail. We even attended horse races at the Charles Town race track only 20 minutes away. In addition to a fully stocked kitchen and flat screen/satelite tv, the owner has included books and magazines on local/regional history. Of particular interest is a scrapbook including helpful information and a history of the cottage. From booking to travel direction to post-visit followup, the owner, Patricia, has not overlooked a detail and made every effort to guarantee our visit was perfect. We heartily recommend the Peggy Dye House if Harpers Ferry is your travel destination.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, AL

Warm & Welcoming Home!

  • 5 of 5

Arranged for a 2 night rental to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday & we were very glad we chose this home for our stay.

The Peggy Dye home is simplistically stylish with warm colors, comfortable furnishings (the bed was so comfy!), a cute kitchen with everything you could need available (as well as coffee, filters, & creamer for that first morning without worry!), convenient to town, & an awesome view from the bedroom window. Patricia was very quick & helpful in answering any of my questions prior to the rental time which was greatly appreciated.

I would not hesitate to recommend this home for anyone considering a visit to the Harpers Ferry area!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and charming

  • 5 of 5

The perfect mix of charm and relaxing. The owners have done a wonderful job updating the property without losing the history. We found the cottage very clean and well maintained. Very walkable to downtown.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Harpers Ferry

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.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, rock climbing, rafting


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$26
Refundable Damage Deposit A$263
Cleaning A$79

Two-night minimum stay; stay 7 nights, get one night free.
Three-night minimum on holiday weekends.

Rate is for two (2) people; $20.00 per person fee applies for any groups
larger than two (four maximum)

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Stay 7 nights for the price of 6, with one night free: $1,200.00

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Harpers Ferry

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Charming beadboard master bathroom with seasonal views of Potomac River
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Convertible Bed: Queen-size mattress, very comfortable, Crate & Barrel sleep couch
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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. Cozy gas fireplace in dining room. Coffee/tea supplies and welcome amenities provided. Due to the steep stairs in our historic home, we do not recommend the cottage for families with toddlers or persons with limited mobility.