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

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Shepherdstown - Cottage at Rockymarsh

Perfect for romantic getaways or girl's week out.

Book now and come see why guests have loved 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 have enjoyed 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.

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

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ginger Hankins
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016

About Ginger Hankins

We have so enjoyed our first two years of hosting. We have met new friends from around the world, sharing stories and information about the Shepherdstown area. The cottage is right next door to our home. We are available if needed, but value guest privacy.

Ginger Hankins purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Ginger Hankins chose West Virginia

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 to 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.


based on 34 holidaymaker reviews

Private, Wooded Setting Convenient To Fine Dining and Shopping in Shepherdstown
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

A Most Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cabin was excellent! The hospitable details of the place -- extra blankets, warm bedding, breakfast items, cleanliness, and the warm welcome from Ginger -- made our time there very relaxing. We highly review and recommend Ginger's cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back anytime and experience all the seasons here at Cottage at Rockymarsh!
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the perfect place for our month-long stay in the Shepherdstown area. Everything that previous guests have said is true. We feel very fortunate to have been able to stay here and have our friends and family join us in enjoying this wonderful cottage in the woods. We hope to return next year!

Ginger and Jo, thanks for everything! A&B

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Relaxing Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at this lovely cottage. The house is perfectly maintained and the hosts are incredibly responsive. The setting is perfect for a peaceful and relaxing getaway. We look forward to coming back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Contemporary American Theater Festival Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this cottage for three nights and saw 5 plays at the CATF in Shepherdstown. The cottage is well appointed and updated. We lacked for nothing. The cottage is an easy drive from downtown Shepherdstown, yet isolated enough that you feel on vacation. The big windows in the house brings the outside in. On a hot muggy July day you still feel connected with nature while staying cool inside. Ginger and Joe are great hosts. We are looking forward to a return trip in October.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience staying at the cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Ever since we came back from our mini vacation at the cottage, I think of this place whenever I need to relax. We are already looking at possible dates to return. Ginger was very thoughtful and the check in/out process was very easy. We loved the manual she put together for guests at the cottage which provided a lot of helpful information. Love the restaurants in Shepherstown as well. Thank you, Ginger!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Shepherdstown and Cottage at Rockymarsh. Welcome back anytime!
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Serene and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I would bring this cottage home with me if I could. The owners have thought of everything for the comfort of their guests. Very clean, uncluttered, comfortable bed and chairs, and breakfast food provided. Loved the birds singing in the morning. So relaxing and quiet. We hope to stay there again if we should get back to that area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Shepherdstown, USA

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Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £24 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Four guest maximum. No pets. 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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Shepherdstown, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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