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Ginger Hankins

Member since: 2013
Speaks english

Private, Wooded Setting Convenient To Fine Dining and Shopping in Shepherdstown

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

Overview

Photos and Description of this Shepherdstown holiday cottage

Perfect for romantic getaways or girl's week out.

Book now and come see why guests have loved this clean and cozy cottage and our wonderful town.

Authentic West Virginia barn renovated and updated in a bright and breezy cottage style. Completely renovated inside and out with new siding, fresh paint and new porches, new heating and air conditioning, fresh Benjamin Moore paint, Ikea furniture and bath fixtures. Master bedroom has all new Ikea furniture and West Elm drapes. Premium bath towels and bed linens.

Our guests have included girls weekends out and romantic getaways. We have hosted many anniversary weekends and even a couple honeymoons. Champagne included, of course.

Although we are convenient to outdoor attractions, many guests have enjoyed nesting. We are well-stocked with books, magazines, puzzles, games and cozy throws. Wake up on Saturday morning to the sun-filled cottage and spend the weekend on the couch!

Convenient to the fine dining in Shepherdstown, but the kitchen is fully stocked including breakfast foods.

Bathroom is stocked with premium linens and bath products. Also includes fully-stocked laundry.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ginger Hankins (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks english

About Ginger Hankins

We have so enjoyed our first two years of hosting. We have met new friends from around the world, sharing stories and information about the Shepherdstown area. The cottage is right next door to our home. We are available if needed, but value guest privacy.

Ginger Hankins purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Ginger Hankins chose West Virginia

We share this lovely ten acres with deer, foxes, turtles, frogs, herons, turkeys, owls, pileated woodpeckers, wildflowers and other flora and fauna. While we do enjoy eating out in Shepherdstown and visiting the local attractions, we especially love our quiet weekends at home.

What makes this cottage unique

We welcome visitors to NCTC, Freshwater Institute, and Shepherd University. Christmas in Shepherdstown, Freedom's Run and Contemporary American Theatre Festival are big events in town. Shepherdstown Visitor's Center has an excellent website that details all our lovely town has to offer.

Reviews

5
based on 37 traveller reviews

Private, Wooded Setting Convenient To Fine Dining and Shopping in Shepherdstown
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
Ellicott City, MD
5

Perfect autumn writer's retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I came to the Cottage at Rockymarsh for several days to write, and it was perfection! This place is good for the soul - quiet, private, crisp country air, sunshine pouring through the large bank of windows all day, open uncluttered spaces, serenity outside and in. A family of three whitetail deer came for a visit twice a day, a wren was nesting in the porch rafters, the walk to the stream was a nice break from work. Inside, it was all zen - calming colors, hints of nature everywhere, fluffy comforters and pillows (I slept 12 hours the first night!). Ginger thought of everything to make this an easy stay - the kitchen is well-stocked with breakfast food, snacks, coffee and a selection of teas, milk, creamer, all the cooking supplies you will need. The grocery store and Shepherdstown are 10 minutes away. The high-speed wifi is great, and you can connect your cell phone to wifi, so no worries if the regular cell signal isn't strong. There's a handy binder of information, with Ginger & Joe's restaurant recommendations, places to rent bikes and kayaks, etc. I can't wait to come back for a longer stay next time. Thanks, Ginger!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fairbanks, Alaska
5

Secluded and cozy

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I recently spent five (5) nights here in late-October and found the cottage a perfect retreat. It was comfortable, cozy and quiet. We felt totally at home and wanted for nothing. Ginger was a fabulous host. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Rocky Marsh Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Delightful stay, we are repeat customers which says it all. Wonderfully clean place. Looking forward to coming back

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Most Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cabin was excellent! The hospitable details of the place -- extra blankets, warm bedding, breakfast items, cleanliness, and the warm welcome from Ginger -- made our time there very relaxing. We highly review and recommend Ginger's cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back anytime and experience all the seasons here at Cottage at Rockymarsh!
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5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the perfect place for our month-long stay in the Shepherdstown area. Everything that previous guests have said is true. We feel very fortunate to have been able to stay here and have our friends and family join us in enjoying this wonderful cottage in the woods. We hope to return next year!

Ginger and Jo, thanks for everything! A&B

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and Relaxing Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at this lovely cottage. The house is perfectly maintained and the hosts are incredibly responsive. The setting is perfect for a peaceful and relaxing getaway. We look forward to coming back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Dulles, Reagan, BWI
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Shepherdstown
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cress Creek
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Duffields
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I81
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
many fine restaurants in Shepherdstown
Car: necessary

Convenient to all that Shepherdstown has to offer, including restaurants, shops and festivals. Guests have enjoyed local attractions including Harpers Ferry Nat'l Park, Antietam Nat'l Battlefield and the C&O Canal Towpath. We welcome guests to the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Christmas in Shepherdstown, and Freedom's Run, just to mention a few. Stay with us and see why Shepherdstown was named one of Budget Travel's Coolest Small Towns. Or just stay in and enjoy the sunny cottage. Well-stocked with books, magazines and cozy throws.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
A$200
A$1,073
A$3,893
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning A$39 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Four guest maximum. No pets. Check in 4:00 pm. Check out noon. (I can be flexible if there are no other guests before or after your stay)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Shepherdstown

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , washer and dryer
  • Fresh paint, new fixtures, premium linens and toiletries
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Smaller bedroom shares a bath with master.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 16x20 master includes sitting area and two closets.
  • Fresh paint, new Ikea furniture and West Elm curtains, new bedding. Lovely treetop view of the woods through half-round window salvaged from old schoolhouse in Shepherdstown. Large master includes two closets and sitting area.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Property owners live on site. We value guest privacy, but we are available if needed.