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Laura Knott

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

Hot tub, Campfire ring and great location!

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Harpers Ferry holiday house

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 10 (6 adults + 4 children)

Our second vacation home, 'The Battlefields Inn' was completely renovated in March 2012 and is available for your enjoyment! Our other vacation rental in Harpers Ferry is #373437 if you'd like to see it as well. This home has been restored with the same level of care and is next door making it convenient for larger groups to rent both homes for their vacation, holiday, or outing.

Central Heat and Air Conditioning, Washer/Dryer/Linens Provided, gas fireplace in living room, King Beds in each master bedroom, 2 sets of bunk beds, Convertible Bed: sleeper sofa in living area.

Entertainment:TV (Cable/Satellite): digital tv/VCR, CD Player, Stereo System

Kitchen: Full Kitchen: ready for some serious cookin'! Cooking Utensils Provided, Refrigerator: full size side by side refrigerator with ice maker, Microwave, Gas Stove, Dishwasher

Outdoor Features: Gas BBQ Grill, Deck/Patio: outdoor seating and HOT TUB

Broadband Internet-WiFi (Wireless Internet)

Other Amenities:outdoor patio and covered porc

Near Appalachian Trail; kayaking, hiking, fishing, biking, tubing, rafting, zip line/canopy tour, antiquing, civil war history, 5 minutes from Charles Town Races and Slots (shuttle available through River Riders)

Complimentary Boat Launch and River Access at the Harpers Ferry Campground, 2 minutes by car or 10 minutes walk to Harpers Ferry National Park

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Laura Knott (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Laura Knott

We have been in the tourism industry since 1994 and the Battlefields Inn is our second vacation rental property. We also operate the Harpers Ferry Campgound. Because of our long history in the industry we understand the needs and desires of vistors to our area. Although we operate several other businesses, the vacation rentals are my primary focus personally so you will get the attention to detail you deserve.

Laura Knott purchased this house in 2011

Why Laura Knott chose West Virginia

We purchased this home in 2011 and over the winter of 2011-2012, we totally refurbished this historical home to bring it up to modern standards. It is conveniently located near other Harpers Ferry attractions and our other vacation rental making it an easy combination for larger groups. The house has a huge yard and field out back which gives plenty of area for relaxing or playing. Every year in May we host the Harpers Ferry Half Marathon and kids fun run nearby. The starting line is right out front of the home.

What makes this house unique

The home has been beautifully restored while maintaining the historical character. It is convenient to all the Harpers Ferry attractions some of which are within walking distance yet the home is in a semi rural setting. We have 2 master bedrooms with king beds, one on the main floor that is handicap accessible. We also have an internet ready big screen tv, a hot tub on our covered back porch, gas fireplace in the living room, and a large front porch with rocking chairs for relaxing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Our two families had a wonderful time in your beautiful home. We toured the area and Thanksgiving day was enjoyed with our grandson and three of his college friends from Patrick Henry College around your dining room table. We loved having the assortment of spices to enhance our meals!!"
Nov 2013
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based on 15 traveller reviews

Hot tub, Campfire ring and great location!
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 25 reviews

It was awesome!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Battlefield Inn for my husband's 50th birthday and a family reunion and we loved it! Would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location for River Riding

  • 5 of 5

This house was awesome. Clean, comfortable with plenty of amenities. Laura was amazing and answered every question I had with a really quick response time. Check in and out was a BREEZE. Laura's assistant Renzo is located just down the street at River Riders and could not be more helpful. If you're planning on tubing down one of the rivers you really couldn't ask for a better location. The hot tub was sparkling clean as was the entire house. Plenty of trees for shade and a BBQ for grilling. The only thing you should be aware of is in the summer River Riders will park cars in the field behind the house so there will be people very close to the yard. But honestly it was not a big deal and by the time we were back from our own river adventure there were not many cars left in the field but if you're looking for something more private you should be aware of that fact. All in all a really good experience and I highly recommend this house for a weekend getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location, Great Layout, Great House

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I stayed at this house for a weekend for our annual canoe trip and it was perfect. The location was great - close to the store, not too far off the main road, and a short drive to shepherdstown. Every one I dealt with was super friendly as well as accommodating. The house was perfect for our needs - plenty of room for everyone, nothing too fancy, clean, easy to get to, and the owners were a pleasure to deal with. The hot tub, fire pit, and side yard were bonuses. Loved the house and the location. River riders is in the back of the house, but we had plenty of room and no problems with them being so close. A great house for spending time with friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, easy access to River Riders, but not very private

  • 4 of 5

House was great, huge yard to relax in, and River Riders is just up the road (which is a negative if you're looking for a place to get away from civilization). Just be aware there is a lot of traffic coming through. All in all we would recommend it again, we had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our girls weekend getaway. Close enough from the DC area to make it a short drive, but far enough away to relax. We loved the hot tub and the outdoor seating area. The house was very well maintained and up-to-date for a rental house. Plenty of room for 6-8 adults. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook multiple meals, and a large dining room table for us all to eat, talk or play board games. It was also a short walk to the River Riders main building. We did the zip line canopy tour, which was great! I would highly recommend this property for nice little getaway.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect "home base" for our adventure! Four intrepid hikers walked the B&O Canal Trail from Edward's Ferry back to Harper's Ferry, while the non-hikers enjoyed the nearby wineries. We found the accommodations to be clean, comfortable, and very well supplied. The hot tub was much appreciated by the hikers at the end of their 50 km trek. Laura was easy to work with while making the arrangements, and checking in after 5:00 pm was not a problem. Almost everything that we needed was provided; my only suggestion would be small bars of soap in the 2 showers. Overall, I heartily recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Dulles International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Vista Tavern
Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Whites Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Harpers Ferry Train Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 340
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Vista Gourmet
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Whitetail and Ski Liberty
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Greenbriar State Park, Boonsboro, MD
Car: recommended

The 'Battlefields Inn' is located in the center of the School House Ridge Battlefield where the largest surrender of Union Troops occurred during the Civil War. Stonewall Jackson's troops marched right through the area where the Inn is located during the Battle of Harpers Ferry in September 1862.

The Inn is also near River Riders offering whitewater rafting, zip line canopy tours, aerial adventure parks, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, biking, teambuilding, summer camps for your kids, hiking, climbing, and fishing.

Free access to the deep water Potomac River for your boat at the Harpers Ferry Campground is included with your rental.

It is 5 miles to the Hollywood Casino at the Charles Town Races, 2 miles to the town of Harpers Ferry, and 15 minutes to Shepherdstown. The Appalachian Trail and entrance to the Harpers Ferry National Park are about 1 mile away.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter Season
6 Sep 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
New Years Eve
30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Off Season
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
MLK Weekend
14 Jan 2017 - 15 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Presidents Weekend
11 Feb 2017 - 12 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$658
Tax Rate 6.0%

$25 per pet per night additional fee for small pets. $250 additional security deposit required.
$25 per person per night for over 8 guests.
$100 for additional cleanings during the week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Harpers Ferry

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , wheelchair accessible
    upstairs bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , private entrance from master bedroom 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Childrens' Bedroom - 4 single bed , 2 sets of bunk beds
    sleeper sofa - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Master bedroom one is on the first floor and is wheelchair accessible Each master bedroom has an adjoining bathroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
outdoor equipment of all types available next door at River Riders. Harpers Ferry Canopy Tour and Adventure Parks are within walking distance. Complimentary river access and boat launch included with rental at the neighboring Harpers Ferry Campground