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“Delightful and pleasant but at the top of a huge hill” 4 of 5 stars
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867 W. Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425   |  
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Ranked #3 of 11 Harpers Ferry B&B and Inns
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“Delightful and pleasant but at the top of a huge hill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The Angler's Inn is a delightful and very pleasant place to stay. This B&B was a one-night stopover on a bike trip along the C&O Canal and Great Allegheny Passage.

The bedroom was rustic but very pleasant. Really, it was a terrific stay: when we arrived, the sideboard was stocked with water, soda and beer; and in the morning, we had a delightful meal of warm peach-blackberry cobbler, quiche and date bread. Debbi is a terrific cook.

That being said, it's a B&B in an old house. The furniture was a little creaky -- it was just me but from the sound I might've had a family of four! -- and with the bathroom across the hall one must always be a little careful.

We were on a bike trip but the Angler's Inn is at the top of an absolutely gigantic hill, and I would probably go all-out to stay at the bottom of the hill if I were doing this trip again by bike. This is no knock on the hotel! I just point this out to future cyclists so that they can see it. If you're coming off the C&O Canal trail to Harpers Ferry, you have already unloaded your bike to carry it up the stairs to the bridge that carries the Appalachian Trail over the Potomac River, and as soon as you finally get back on your bike on the West Virginia side, you're faced with a daunting climb up. At Debbi's urging we stored our bikes on the back patio and I didn't worry about safety... but whew, the hill!

If I had a car, though, I'd stay at the Angler's Inn again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I stayed her with my wife for two nights and was a little under whelmed.
Our room, while lovely, had a terrible bed which was a big let down on our visit. Our bathroom also only had a small bath with a notice saying we were not to stand up as water would leak through the ceiling below. To be fair, we were given a discount when we mentioned the bed but it was still disappointing.
The gourmet breakfasts everyone talks about were nice but overrated and more fitting for a lunch - we had a form of quiche on the second day which is a little to heavy in the morning. We also had a warm peach cobbler on day 1 which is more of a dinner desert than a breakfast option. The breakfast table was also a little intimate - those looking for a romantic getaway may be surprised at sitting opposite and beside random people.
The location is only ok as it's a good 25 minutes to H. Ferry but we had been warned of this. You really need a car to go anywhere else. We'd recommend the canal house cafe for dinner - great seasonal food but you'll need to bring your own booze (don't think there was much of a corkage fee).
Nice building, nice rooms but overrated and certain overpriced for what you get. Wealthy DC couple are inflating the price for others.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

What a great experience--from the warm greeting, homemade cookies, and a selection of sodas, to the comfortable rooms, and terrific smell of coffee in the morning, and breakfast at the dining room table with other guests, to the good wishes and "come back soon" send off! I recommend it highly and plan to visit again. Thanks so much to our hosts for making all of us feel welcome!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We had a wonderfully relaxing couple of nights at The Angler's Inn! Coffee on the porch and a full homemade breakfast each morning was the best way to start the day. Plus, it's perfectly located. We didn't move the car the entire time during our stay. We'll definitely stay here for our next trip to Harper's Ferry!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clarksville, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

What a wonderful B&B experience my girlfriend and I had! We were on the C&O trail and stayed here our first night. Other then the face that we had to climb spiral stairs with fully loaded bikes and then climb a 3/4 mile steep hill after 60 miles of pedaling...well, it was worth it. We were welcomed warmly, given a nice secure place for our cycles, and some great local tips on where to eat (Go to the Canal House...amazing place). The bed was super comfortable and we got a great nights sleep. The breakfast was absolutely gourmet and the other guests were delightful. We were so engaged, we got a late start on day 2 of our ride...but for good reasons. We plan on coming back just to say here for a romantic getaway.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I'll start with the worst part...the hill coming back from town....haha. About 10-15 min back up the 1/2 mile hill after you have dinner. Take your time and enjoy the various old houses along the way.

We made our reservations late and ended up with the Wager Room, which is the only one without a on-suite bathroom. You do have your own bathroom, it's just across the hall and for your use alone. While I did not mind this, some people might.

There were three other couples staying here at the same time but the place did not feel crowded. Deb the hostess made everyone feel welcome and was very attentive to everyone's needs.

Coffee and hot tea were available starting at 7:30 am and breakfast began at 8:30am. Both days they breakfast was great.

The beds was a queen but short. I'm 6ft 1in and my feet were hanging off the end. I grew up with a bed like this so it wasn't too awkward.

Dinner is walking distance to town, or you can drive to Shepardstown for a better meal.

Overall a great place to stay.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was our first time to Harper's Ferry, and to the Angler's Inn. We loved both! We stayed in the room on the first floor. It was beautiful, quaint, with a private bath and sitting room. The bedroom opened to a lovely private back porch where we could sit and have tea and cookies. The bed was very comfortable and we had a quiet, peaceful nights sleep. Our room opened directly to the dining room, which was fine, we were not bothered by any noise. There are more rooms upstairs that we did not see.
Breakfast was excellent! Debbie paid attention to little details to make it special, and she was very helpful answering our questions and offering suggestions about the town. We would go back in a heartbeat.
I can think of no negatives. The Angler's Inn has charm and character, as do many of the older Inns where we have stayed.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 867 W. Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Location: United States > West Virginia > Harpers Ferry
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Harpers Ferry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Angler's Inn, a spacious Victorian B&B is located in the Historic town of Harpers Ferry, WV, a scenic place to explore U.S. history, enjoy the outdoors, do some shopping and dine. Our Guest Rooms each include private sitting rooms and private baths. A full Gourmet Breakfast is served each morning, and our famous homemade Chocolate Chip cookies and refreshment are available in the afternoons. Professionally Guided Fishing Trips for Smallmouth Bass available. ... more   less 
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The Angler`s Hotel Harpers Ferry
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