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Historic, Charming, Luxurious Cottage with Views

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Harpers Ferry

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Just a short drive (or train ride!) from the DC-Baltimore metro area yet a complete getaway for a weekend or longer, this charming, historic cottage is ideally located in the scenic "upper town" of Harpers Ferry with tri-state and river views. Leave the car and walk five minutes to the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, a treasure trove of pre-Civil War and Civil War history and one of the best-preserved 19th century towns anywhere, complete with living history presentations, museums, interactive exhibits, shops, restaurants, river sports, hiking, biking and much more. Harpers Ferry was the site of abolitionist John Brown's raid in 1859, one of the important triggers of the American Civil War. Visit the John Brown "fort" just a short walk from the cottage.

Relax in the rocking chairs on the back porch overlooking the Potomac River and Maryland Heights, or have your morning coffee while sitting on the comfy Adirondack chairs on the huge, secluded front porch. Gaze out over the river gap--the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers--from the sitting area in the spacious, beautifully decorated upstairs bedroom.

Freshly renovated and painted, this delightful cottage is tastefully appointed and has central A/C and heat, a full kitchen, a cozy and romantic gas fireplace, and intimate proportions that are ideal for a special weekend or week away.

Walk to nearby Jefferson Rock, where Thomas Jefferson declared the view "worth a trip across the Atlantic," and hike a little of the Appalachian Trail, which passes just 200 yards from the cottage. Or walk down to the historic lower town and take a dip in the Shenandoah. Cross the footbridge over the Potomac to the Maryland side of the river and you are on the C&O Canal towpath--a 184.5-mile-long national park that offers fabulous biking and hiking. Or try rafting, tubing, kayaking, or canoeing with one of the local outfitters. You will want to explore the gift shops, bookstores, restaurants and ice cream parlors that are part of the Harpers Ferry historical park, or try golfing or wine-tasting at local courses and vineyards. First-class thoroughbred racing is just four miles away at the Charles Town Race Track, and the Summit Point car races are about a 15-minute drive.

*Please note: due to the steep, curved stairs in our historic cottage, we do not recommend our property for families with toddlers or persons with limited mobility.

Keywords: Cottage

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
7 November, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Historic, Charming, Luxurious Cottage with Views
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
4

Wonderful staycation!

  • 4 of 5

What a charming house so close to the fun shops and great trails! We had a wonderful time and so did our pup!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend staying at the Peggy Dye House while visiting Harpers Ferry. A short walk down to the lower town, but far enough away for a privacy when the town gets busy. The house has everything that you need and great views. The cleanliness of the house was amazing, which made our stay even more enjoyable. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 0
Washington DC
5

Cozy, with everything you need in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is clearly a cottage an owner uses--and that's a good thing! If you cook, the kitchen is fully stocked. If you love a wood burning stove, this one is awesome. Trying to figure something out and chances are there is a nice handwritten note to point you in the right direction. And the location can't be beat.

We arrived early to a clean house and the owner was kind enough to let us check out late since no one was coming in the next day.

The beds are comfortable, but doubles so it can be a little tight but that's no big deal when you have such a great place. We will be coming back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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2 0
Tavares, Florida, USA
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

Lives up to billing. We, together with our Standard Poodle, stayed at the Peggy Dye house in mid-April, 2013. This charming cottage was extremely clean and well maintained. The location, within easy walking distance of historic Harpers Ferry, is perfectly situated for visiting Harpers Ferry as well as a base for exploring nearby locations such as Gettysburg and Antietam Battlefield Parks and the Appalachian Trail. We even attended horse races at the Charles Town race track only 20 minutes away. In addition to a fully stocked kitchen and flat screen/satelite tv, the owner has included books and magazines on local/regional history. Of particular interest is a scrapbook including helpful information and a history of the cottage. From booking to travel direction to post-visit followup, the owner, Patricia, has not overlooked a detail and made every effort to guarantee our visit was perfect. We heartily recommend the Peggy Dye House if Harpers Ferry is your travel destination.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, AL
5

Warm & Welcoming Home!

  • 5 of 5

Arranged for a 2 night rental to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday & we were very glad we chose this home for our stay.

The Peggy Dye home is simplistically stylish with warm colors, comfortable furnishings (the bed was so comfy!), a cute kitchen with everything you could need available (as well as coffee, filters, & creamer for that first morning without worry!), convenient to town, & an awesome view from the bedroom window. Patricia was very quick & helpful in answering any of my questions prior to the rental time which was greatly appreciated.

I would not hesitate to recommend this home for anyone considering a visit to the Harpers Ferry area!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and charming

  • 5 of 5

The perfect mix of charm and relaxing. The owners have done a wonderful job updating the property without losing the history. We found the cottage very clean and well maintained. Very walkable to downtown.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
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Location

Pre-Civil War cottage is perched just above the historic 'lower town' of Harpers Ferry. Five-minute walk (downhill) to historic attractions, shops, restaurants, river sports, C&O towpath, hiking and biking trails, etc. Near historic Storer College buildings which served as generals' headquarters during Civil War. Bolivar Heights Battlefield less than two miles away, and renowned Maryland Heights hike starts just across the Potomac River footbridge.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Harpers Ferry, USA

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
£363
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£158
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £16
Refundable Damage Deposit £158
Cleaning Fee £47

Three-night minimum stay on holiday weekends.
Get seven nights for the price of six! $1,200 for a seven-night stay.

$200 refundable security deposit

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Harpers Ferry, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-size mattress, very comfortable, Crate & Barrel sleep couch
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Huge, shady front porch with Adirondack chairs. Back porch with rockers overlooks Potomac River and Maryland Heights. Dine on private, landscaped stone patio. Stay in a piece of history -- cozy cottage is circa 1840 and first floor has original wood floors from salvaged C&O canal boats. Enjoy the charm of yesteryear with all the conveniences of today. Large upstairs bedroom with sitting area and tri-state views of the mountains and river gap.

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