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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 139 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Ginger Hankins
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

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 from 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.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Shepherdstown

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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:
  • 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.

Reviews

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Private, Wooded Setting Convenient To Fine Dining and Shopping in Shepherdstown
average rating of 4.98 based on 50 reviews
5

very nice holiday cottage in a historical area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 6 nights in this very lovely cottage owned by friendly Ginger. Everything you can imagine you need during a stay in a holiday cottage was there! Big green garden with garden furniture. Plenty of towels, dishwasher, washingmachine and dryer, bbq. We are a family of 4 (2 parents and 2 teenagers) from the Netherlands and had a holiday of 3 weeks in the USA; 1 week Boston, 1 week NYC and 1 week in Washington DC (Shepherdstown). We came to visit Washington DC, but were surprised by the historical background of the area (Sharpsburg and Harpers Ferry). And because of that we made little daytrips in the area. But also stayed in the cottage to enjoy the peace and silence of this property. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to be a part of your American holiday. So glad you enjoyed the cottage and our little town. Welcome back anytime!
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5

The perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Ginger is a most gracious hostess. Her Cottage is clean, well-maintained, and exactly as pictured. This was my second stay and I look forward to returning many more times.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautifully done home in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We just had a wonderful week in the woods at this home. It is comfortable, well decorated and well stocked. Nearby we enjoyed hiking and biking at Harper's Ferry, Green Briar State Park, Orr's u-pick farm, and the dining in Shepardstown.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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York Springs
5

Perfect space

  • 5 of 5

All we wanted was a few days away from it all. Granddaughter leaves for college the end of the month so it is an important transition time for her. We settled right in and enjoyed our stay more than we imagined. The location and cottage are just perfect. Fresh peaches and breakfast foods awaited us. Our first evening we got settled in and had a lovely dinner in Shepherdstown. The next morning we left in and then went back to Shepherdstown to explore the town. After hours in the bookstore and more good food, we returned to the cottage for an evening of games and laughter.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad we could be a part of this special time. Thanks for being such thoughtful guests!
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5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

This was probably the nicest place we have stayed. The accommodations were well appointed, everything we needed was there, including good coffee and breakfast items. The setting is beautiful, the air conditioning worked well and it was quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad our cottage offered a comfy nest from which to explore all this area has to offer. We are so lucky to have Shepherdstown, Harper's Ferry, Antietam, the Potomac River, and of course the Contemporary American Theatre Festival. Welcome back anytime!
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5

A lovely property in a delightful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We chose the 'Cottage at Rockymarsh' because of the previous reviews and were not disappointed with the setting or the quality of the accommodation.

The cottage is very well equipped and well maintained, with everything you will need to make your stay enjoyable.

Ginger kindly provided a tempting and useful 'Welcome' pack which was extremely helpful and much appreciated. She welcomed us when we arrived and also checked that everything was fine during our stay.

The cottage is ideally situated to visit locations such as Shepherdstown & Harpers Ferry (both well worth visiting) and the Antietam Civil War battlefield (which is a must do if you are in this area)

We thoroughly enjoyed our four nights at The Cottage at Rockymarsh and would have no hesitation in recommending this property to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: 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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
2 Oct 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$148
From
A$148
Fri,Sat
A$804
A$2,629
 
 
Nightly Rate
23 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$148
From
A$148
Fri,Sat
A$804
A$2,629
 
 
Nightly Rate
5 Nov 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$161
From
A$161
Fri,Sat
A$804
A$2,629
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$161
From
A$210
Fri,Sat
A$995
A$3,611
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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