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Charming, Pre-Civil War Cottage with River Views--Great Harpers Ferry Location

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

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 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 scenic 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

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
29 June, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Harpers Ferry in Blue Ridge

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cottage is not suitable for toddlers or persons with limited mobility or disabilities.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-size mattress, very comfortable, Crate & Barrel sleep couch
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • 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:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • 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.

Reviews

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Charming, Pre-Civil War Cottage with River Views--Great Harpers Ferry Location
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Silver Spring, Maryland
5

What a lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My good friend and I stayed in this charming cottage for a quick weekend getaway in Harper's Ferry and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The house is immaculately kept and very comfortable. I highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore MD
5

Good location in Harpers Ferry in quaint cottage

  • 5 of 5

Easy walk to historic town, easy parking, easy checkin and check out, everything you need for a stay here, lovely snacks and apple cider on arrival. Perfect retreat, cottage was amazing. Would definetly stay here again

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very relaxing place to stay...

  • 5 of 5

A very cozy home! The location was perfect too..very private and relaxing outdoor seating areas. Spectacular views off the Appalachian trail located just behind the house (actually front of the home) and some history (Jefferson rock) as well. Patricia is very accommodating. Loved the upscale bed linens.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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Location

Car: recommended

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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
year round
5 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£393
for 2 nights
From
£173
£1,085
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£393
for 2 nights
From
£173
£1,085
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £19.33
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Cleaning Fee £46.38
Tax Rate 12.0%

Three-night minimum stay on holiday weekends.
Discount! Get seven nights for the price of six! $1,200 for a seven-night stay.
PLEASE NOTE that pet fee of $25 is per night, per pet. Dogs must be crated if left alone in the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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