After cycling 65 miles from Hancock, Maryland to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, over a rough dusty path, we were ready for a shower and a good meal.
We had chosen the Town's Inn since it was on the lower part of Harpers Ferry. We had already researched and knew and that we had to get our pannier laden bikes up a spiral staircase and over a pedestrian bridge to get to Harpers Ferry. We knew that climbing the hill to the Town's Inn was enough and did not want to have to climb even further to upper Harpers Ferry.
We were helped to our room by Jeff, the assistant manager. He was a very pleasant friendly guy. He explained the menu for the restaurant and that he and his wife, Jill, prepared the home cooked meals. We decided to have dinner at the Inn's restaurant. Homemade chicken potpie with steamed vegetables and peach cobbler was great after most choices along the path had been fried options.
The accommodations were good, but could have been a bit cleaner, but then we were filthy when we arrived. A locked area outdoors was provided for our bicycles.
The town was quiet other than the trains at night, but this was Harpers Ferry and there is a lot of train traffic.
The cost of the Inn and the food was a great value and the staff was friendly. We were looking forward to breakfast at the Inn the next day and was delighted to hear that they started serving at 6 am since as cyclists in a heat wave at the end of May/first of June, we were looking forward to an early start for our 61 mile ride to Georgetown, Washington DC. By 6:45 am, no one had arrived, so we sadly went on our way having a piece of fruit, a muffin, and some nuts. We had so looked forward to a good breakfast to have a started our day's ride.
Steve and Diana
- 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