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Downtown Harpers Ferry - In the heart of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House 3BR/2.5BA (Sleeps 7-9). Pls inquire about add'l lodging for larger groups

Mountainside Lodge is located in the heart of historic downtown Harper's Ferry, and in the middle of Harper's Ferry National Historical Park. Don't be fooled by other vacation rentals and B&B's claiming to be in Harpers Ferry when they are not! This one-of-a-kind vacation rental is located in a 2-1/2 story brick federal-period building built in the 1830's, and renovated in 2004-2005. The house shares the building with a family-style restaurant (Potomac Grille). The house was originally 2 townhouses, and the center walls were removed in the 1970s to create a large open space on the 1st floor. While the house's exterior painting scheme reflects this original configuration and looks like 2 separate units, the vacation rental spans both spaces (see photo). The building was used during the civil war by both Confederate and Union Armies, primarily as an infirmary/hospital, and is a stop on the Harpers Ferry Ghost Tour.

The first floor of the house features a large open living room/dining room, a full modern kitchen, 1/2 bath, and a large porch with fantastic mountain and river views and views of Harpers Ferry gap. The inside space features hard-wood floors, exposed brick walls, an exposed beam ceiling (many of the beams are original hand-hewn), and large windows looking onto the mountains and the Potomac River. There is a TV, DVD player, VCR, games and toys, and a 10-seat dining table on the 1st floor. A highchair is available upon request. In addition to modern amenities, the house is decorated in fantastic period antiques.

The second floor has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a laundry room w/ full-sized washer and dryer, and offers views of the Potomac River. The master bedroom has a Queen bed and a comfortable full-size futon (comfortable for 1 adult or 2 children). The second bedroom has a Queen bed, and the 3rd bedroom has a twin/full bunk bed (twin on top; full on bottom). The configuration is ideal for two families (4 adults and up to 5 kids), 2-3 couples, or 6-7 friends! All three bedrooms have TVs and DVD players and comfy sheets, mattresses and pillows.

The building sits atop a steep hill, and there are 65 stairs leading down to the 2 parking spaces reserved for the vacation rental in the rear of the building. The front-door to the house is at street-level, so door-to-door drop-off of luggage is possible.

More Details

Owner
Jill
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Jill

The owners purchased this property in 2004 and lived there for 4 years while they completed restoration of the building.

Jill purchased this house in 2004

Why Jill chose Harpers Ferry

Location! While you will find many vacation homes with an address of 'Harpers Ferry', they are not actually IN historic downtown Harpers Ferry amongst the museums, natural beauty and history. But this one is, check out the map.

What makes this house unique

This vacation rental is located in the heart of downtown historic Harpers Ferry and in the middle of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. It offers fantastic views, historic charm and significance, and prime location. It is amongst museums, shops & restaurants, steps from the Potomac & Shenandoah Rivers, the C&O canal towpath, Jefferson Rock, Virginius Island, the Appalachian Trail, Maryland Heights and Loudoun Heights. Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is a short drive away, as are a number of Virginia Wineries. There is a large porch that looks onto the mountains, the Potomac River, and Harpers Ferry gap. Kids (and train-loving grown-ups) love to watch the trains pass on the very active rail line and you can even ride the train to this destination, as it is in walking distance to the Harpers Ferry train station, which services both MARC and AMTRAK. The house is bicycle friendly (there is ample space inside to store bikes), and being within walking distance to the C&O canal towpath, is a perfect spot for towpath riders. There are fantastic hikes, from easy to strenuous, right outside the front door (no need to drive). The house offers a large open floor plan perfect for larger gatherings, and the whole home is clean, nicely furnished and maintained. We strive for customer service and try to provide everything that a guest might need, including detergents and hand soaps, sugar, salt, pepper, basic spices, coffee filters, toilet paper, papertowels, napkins, etc., etc., etc. Our guests tell us over and over that this is the most well-stocked vacation rental that they have ever visited.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , twin on top, full on bottom
  • Queen size Beds (2), Pack 'n Play and/or bedrail available upon request, Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Twin on top/full on bottom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Have questions? We have worked in the hospitality industry for over 20 years! We can help you plan a trip to Washington DC or Baltimore, as well as Civil War sites, the beach or skiing in the mountains! Major corridors (81, 70, 95) are close by. The AMTRAK trains stops twice a day in Harpers Ferry between Chicago and Washington, the MARC commuter train to DC makes 5 stops in Harpers Ferry in the morning and returning in the evening.

Reviews

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Downtown Harpers Ferry - In the heart of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
average rating of 4.9479165 based on 96 reviews
Callaway, MD, USA
5

Beautiful property in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful historic property in the heart of Harpers Ferry is a perfect retreat. The first floor great room is nicely decorated and very comfortable. Kitchen is well equipped and not cramped. Located above a local tavern, it is very quiet even during tavern hours. (The town does go to sleep at dusk so there is no nighttime noise except for the occasional train) Loved our stay over Memorial Day weekend with a family of 6 adults. Will definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfectly staged for a stay in the heart of history

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Well appointed. Very comfortable. Loved all the historic memorabilia in the home. Location is perfect for hanging out in the heart of Harper's Ferry. The only drawback is parking. Geographically speaking, the entire town is parking challenged. The owners provide a remedy for loading / unloading and the home does come with a private parking spot, which matters on a busy weekend. Be prepared for a lots of stairs to your parking space and be thankful for the spaces. Can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house! Great location! Best owner!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Always fully satisfied with our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and wonderful space

  • 5 of 5

The house was ideal for our family. There was plenty of room to spread out. The large dining table was great for family meals, for board games and puzzles. The house was a warm respite during our very cold trip to Harpers Ferry. Our family enjoyed exploring the trails, national park and shops around town. But most of all, everyone loved hanging out at the house.

The house is situated right in town close to all the shops. It is also near the railroad tracks. If you love to watch the trains roll by day and night, this location is perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for a family celebration

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in our family had a terrific time in Harpers Ferry over the Thanksgiving holiday. The kitchen was very well stocked with almost all the equipment we needed to cook a huge Thanksgiving feast. The living area was huge and very well suited to conversation and board games (which are provided!). Everyone was comfortable over the long weekend, and the town provided plenty to see and lots of hikes and long walks. .

Jill, the owner, was extremely helpful and welcoming. We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Dulles International
Nearest Ferry
180 Miles
South Jersey Shore
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sleepy Hollow
Nearest Train
40 Metres
Amtrak/Marc (Harpers Ferry Station)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
340, 81, 70, 270, 355
Nearest Restaurant
8 Metres
Potomac Grille, Town's Inn Pub & Eatery, etc
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
White Tail Resort
Nearest Beach
195 Miles
Ocean City Md

We are in the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Views of the Potomac River. Numerous hiking opportunities, tubing & whitewater rafting; zip line; aerial adventure park; bicycle rentals in-town; ghost tour; Charles Town Races and Hollywood Casino (7-miles).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Harpers Ferry, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Prime Season
25 May 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£478
for 2 nights
From
£239
From
£320
Fri,Sat
£1,492
£3,241
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £22.84 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £76.14

*2-night minimum applies to weekends only.
*3-night minimum for all holiday weekends (MLK, President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, and New Years Day). Weekend rate applies to all holidays.
*Dogs welcome. $30 pet fee applies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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