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“Great Location in historic lowertown.” 4 of 5 stars
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The Town's Inn
179 High Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25424   |  
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Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Great Location in historic lowertown.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Short walk from the Amtrak station. Very convenient to C & O towpath and the Appalachian Trail.
The innkeeper Karan is dedicated to her customers and always takes time to make everyone feel
welcome. Great place to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Stayed at inn while section hiking the AT. Karen could not have been more accomodating. Ordered large "Octoberfest"-style mugs of local beers while taking showers to remove trail grime. Convenient to all historical sites in town. Very good breakfast. Trains do come by about every hour through the historic center of town, so bring ear-plugs if that bothers you. A great place for hikers to stay if they want an option other than a hostel.

Room Tip: Stayed in Shannandoah room on top floor, which has it's own parlor area.
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Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We were happy to land here, on a rainy night, while biking the C&O; there are not a lot of places in Harper's Ferry and this one is well located on High St., close to the bridge so you don't have to go up hill very far. It was fine. But it was in the midst of an adjustment and a lot of little things were amiss -- room door didn't close properly, no keys to lock up! -- would have driven some folks to distraction! Strange man in our "private" bathroom. There are only three rooms, with four bathrooms, but somehow he's shaving there while Lisa goes in to shower. Window treatments were fastened with safety pins, which made it hard to figure out how to close the drapes, doesn't matter too much since light comes in and you hear the freight trains passing the station (just across) all night; this is not a place for light sleepers. Go for it if you're hardy, but don't expect to feel pampered here, even for the same price of some of the best B&B's around.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

As most B&B's these days equate children with cockroaches, it was gratifying to find that Karan (the owner) welcomed our 7-year-old granddaughter, who accompanied us on our vacation this summer. We had a fine stay. The two nineteenth-century houses that comprise the inn were well maintained and very much in the spirit of Harpers Ferry. The food and service were very good; Karan arranged transportation to a riding stable across the Potomac at very reasonable cost. When we go back to Harpers Ferry, we won't even consider staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Three of us stayed there for one night last week on the last night of our bike trip from Pittsburgh to DC. Everything was clean and the bathroom for our room was well stocked with body wash, shampoo, etc. with lots of towels and wash cloths. The room was clean and comfortable. The food was good at the restaurant. As we were biking, they had a great selection of snack food for us to choose from in the morning. Family run - very friendly.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Warrenton, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Lovely, atmospheric, Inn. Booked room two months ago, at that time, could not leave a message on the phone. The night before we were to arrive, I emailed to confirm our stay, and it bounced back. Called on the way up, no answer, no message could be left. Take note of this.

When we arrived, we found that the Innkeeper was having a problem with the plumbing in our room (since the night before). She fully expected that it would be fixed before we arrived. I would have appreciated a call or email about the situation, with a back-up contact number for another place to stay (especially since we could not communicate with her). Limited lodging available in this area.
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Nearby train track was very busy, and the sound traveled up into our room. I love trains, but this is a consideration for those who wish a quiet night. The public bathroom, down the hall (head of our bed on same wall), was occupied by many, and foot traffic loud. They have a lovely restaurant, and this was a Friday night.

Unpacked on the road, across the street (illegal to stop on the Inn-side of the street), had flashers on, no parking in the immediate area-this Inn is right in the historic district. Parking costs $10.00 and is in the train depot parking lot down the hill. Good for 3 days (Park property)

All in all, except for our adjustments, we would give Town's Inn another try. Beautiful at night, with plenty of casual walking and nice restaurants. We were there on a peak weekend.

I mentioned to the Innkeeper our suggestions for future events, our concern about communication, and was told that the computer service needed attention. It was not working from original booking date, until our stay, which was over 2 months. (We seemed not to have a problem with the booking email). The Innkeeper was very kind and understanding, and hopefully my suggestions will be considered! As I said in the beginning of this review, lovely place, with Innkeepers who are kind and gentle, not stuffy or harsh.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

While biking the C&O with my dad, we stopped at the Town's Inn and were immediately impressed by both the charming character of the place and the enthusiasm and friendliness of the innkeepers. Dressed in authentic historical garb (probably the wrong term), they showed us the rooms, which were appropriately furnished to match the "going back in time" feel of the town and of the Inn. The connected store was well-provisioned with a variety of foods, snacks and other necessities. I'll definitely stay here next time.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Town's Inn

Address: 179 High Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25424
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Location: United States > West Virginia > Harpers Ferry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Harpers Ferry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
***Rates starting at $120*** This family-friendly historic Inn (circa 1840) is located in the center of the Harpers Ferry living history village situated at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, just steps from the C&O Canal Towpath and Appalachian Trail, as well as the storybook train station served by Amtrak and MARC trains. Open from 6 a.M. - 10 P.M. Every day of the year, the restaurant on the first level of the Inn offers indoor and patio dining featuring popular cuisine, including homemade specialties and healthy options. Also on the first floor is a Sundry / Snack / Supply Shoppe which has been described as a "high-end convenience store, a mini-health food store, and an old-fashioned country store with local products." The second floor consists of two bedrooms with beautiful slate-tile private bathrooms. A parlor containing a treasure of books, toys, and games is situated on the third floor, along with another bedroom. Free WiFi is available. Step outside and enjoy river views, river sports, hiking, bicycling, museums, shopping, and more in this quaint town that is adjacent to the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park and surrounded by other national parks, farms, and Civil War battlegrounds. Although located only 60 miles from DC, the Inn is "a world away" from life in modern urban and suburban cities. We invite you to travel "over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house" for relaxation, recreation, and retreat. ... more   less 

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