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

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


About the property

Perfect for romantic getaways or girl's week out.

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, including West Virginia maple syrup!

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

We are adding a firepit area for the upcoming summer season. Check back for photos. New hammock and vintage croquet set add to the fun!

More Details

Ginger Hankins
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Shepherdstown

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
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 ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Property owners live on site. We value guest privacy, but we are available if needed.


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Private, Wooded Setting Convenient To Fine Dining and Shopping in Shepherdstown
average rating of 4.982143 based on 56 reviews

Fantastic getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing stay at this cottage in the woods, close enough but out of the way. This place was stocked with all the comforts of home. The bed was fantastic, best sleep I've had in ages, to the fluffy towels in the bathrooms this place was amazing and the stocked breakfast items coffee, teas and such. oh lets not forget Ginger, the awesome owner that came up to welcome us, great lady! We loved that the little historic towns were close by .

I'm interested in her little place by the river , hopefully that will be my next trip down next Spring.

Thank you again Ginger!

Debbie and Dale

  • Review Submitted: 23/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the wine and card. Welcome back anytime!
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great owners! Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 07/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location .. not too far off the beaten path but very rural and quiet

  • 5 of 5

house is great and has everything you need for cooking or relaxing

  • Review Submitted: 19/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fenwick Island, Delaware

Quiet restful!

  • 5 of 5

We spent three wonderful relaxing days at the Cottage at Rocky Marsh. There was everything you could need in the kitchen, linens, puzzles and games. We once again enjoyed the restaurants and shops of Shepherdstown. Thanks Ginger for your lovely retreat from the rest of the busy life. The calm was just what we needed before the bustle of the Christmas season.

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's exactly what we're going for. So glad you enjoyed your relaxing retreat. Welcome back anytime!
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Montpelier, Vermont, USA

A wonderful respite on a long trip

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are snowbirds and like to take our sweet time going to and from FL. This was our first stay in Sheperdstown, but we expect it will not be our last. Ginger has provided a well provisioned and furnished place of comfort in a wonderful setting just a few miles off of I 81 close to both Sheperdstown and Sharpsburg, the site of the Antietam Civil War Battlefield, and not far from Harper's Ferry. We highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 31/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Welcome back anytime!
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Falls Church, VA

Beautiful Cottage in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Cottage for a warm October weekend in Shepardstown, WV. It's minutes from the quaint downtown of Shepardstown and the C&O canal towpath. Ginger adds extras to the Cottage experience that really make it feel like home and are very much appreciated. She supplied us with coffee makings, yogurt, bread, butter, milk and cream for the coffee. There were also packages of instant oatmeal if you were so inclined! The house is very clean, and tidy. The beds were soft and comfy. There's no cable service, but there's very good WiFi, and the TV comes with Netflix, Amazon Prime and other services. It was a lovely, relaxing weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Dulles, Reagan, BWI
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cress Creek
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

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 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.