We were riding the C&O Canal Tow Path from Cumberland to DC, and scheduled our stay at this wonderful Inn and Resturant. It was right downtown in the historical part of Harpers Ferry, close to all the shops and eateries. We booked two rooms and ate Dinner and Breakfast there. Food was good home cooking, and the rooms were very nice. They were what you would see in historic old buildings, full of character and charm. Wood floors everywhere, a wonderful lounge area at the top where you could rest your weary bodies while chatting with friends after a long day on the trail. Karan Townsend is a wonderful Innkeep, and was very occomodating as she did everything in her power to make our stay comfortable. Her staff were great too, as they personally saw to our needs. They also maintain a small sundry's store there in the Inn, so if you forgot something like toothpaste or even socks, you can buy it there. Good thinking!
Their homemade desserts were great. I loved the peach cobler and icecream!
I would recommend this Inn to anyone visiting Harpers Ferry, whether siteseeing, hiking or biking its a great place to stay or eat.
- 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