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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Perfect for romantic getaways or girl's week out.

*CATF guests - we have some single nights available in July. Send me a message if want to book for the festival*

Book now and come see why guests love 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 enjoy just 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. We just added a waffle station!

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

We've just added a brand new firepit and adirondacks. S'mores anyone? New hammock and vintage croquet set add to the fun. Outdoor seating scattered across the property including adirondacks by the stream; bistro table, chairs and charcoal grill on the covered patio; and picnic tables in the woods.

We are pet-free to accommodate our guests with allergies.

More Details

Owner
Ginger Hankins
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Ginger Hankins

We started hosting because we wanted to share this lovely place we call home. Little did we know how much we would enjoy meeting guests from around the world.

The cottage is right next door to our home. We are available if needed, but value guest privacy.

Our goal is for our guests to enjoy the comforts of home while travelling. The reviews for the cottage speak for themselves. Our guests feel welcome!

Ginger Hankins purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Ginger Hankins chose Shepherdstown

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:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • 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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 4.970149 based on 67 reviews
5

WONDERFUL - RELAXING

  • 5 of 5

Wow, is what the four of us said when we walked inside the cottage. It is exactly as listed and the kitchen really is stocked for a delicious breakfast. Having stayed at several VRBO properties I must say that Ginger is by far the most gracious host and has everything down to the smallest detail for a fantastic, relaxing, refreshing get away from the hectic pace of life. Antietam Battlefield, Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown are all great to tour with lots of interesting sites to see and plenty of really nice restaurants and pubs. Cannot wait until our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. Please come back when the weather warms up. We added a firepit just after you left!
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Very nice cottage in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed our stay here very much. Ginger has taken care of all added special touches to make this a great place to stay. I especially liked the fully stocked coffee and S'Mores ingredients, we didn't have time to start a fire, but one can eat S'Mores without a fire, too :)

Thank you, Ginger for such a wonderful hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 13/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for a sister’s getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, quiet property. House is top notch and well thought out. We had a great time eating and shopping in Shepherdstown. The Visitor Center there was very helpful. Antietam battlefield nearby was interesting also. The half hour presentation by one of the Park Rangers was full of great information and presented well. Really holds your interest.

There were nice breakfast things to enjoy at the house also. Thank you Ginger! We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful site, lovely, perfectly equipped house, friendly and generous hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful six days in a rustic paradise

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monsoon

  • 4 of 5

This four star review would have been five if Ginger could have figured out how to give us beautiful weather😘 but in every other way, she knocked it out of the park. She was truthful about the conditions we were coming into, and did all she could to make us comfortable. The house is gorgeous as all others have commented on and many luxury details make you know you are on vacation. We hope to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: 22/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your girl's weekend out. It's unfortunate that the torrential downpours and flooding cost me the first less-than-five-star review 😎 Please come back, and I'll do my best to arrange better weather!
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Great Visit!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! Great location and only a couple miles from the most eclectic restaurants and shops. Ginger is super friendly and easy to get along with. We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Review Submitted: 10/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • 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

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Four guest maximum sleeping in two beds. No pets. The cottage is not childproof. Message me with questions about pets or children.

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 cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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