The Stonehouse B&B is a lovely restored 19th Century stone house right in the heart of historic Harpers Ferry. The location is superb; just steps from both rivers. It is walking distance from the Harpers Ferry train station, so for those who don't want to drive, you don't have to. The owner, Chris, has made the restoration of this house a labor of love and it shows. It is comfortable, inviting, and very clean.
We stayed in the Top Floor suite (en suite), which was spacious and very private. Excellent view to the East looking over the river. The West view was looking the up the hill at St. Peters and High St.
The air conditioner worked well, which was greatly appreciated given how hot it was.
Chris' breakfasts were a cross between just good, solid American breakfast and a very healthy, gourmet pancakes with berries. More importantly, the conversation during breakfast lasted well beyond the completion of our meals. Chris is loaded with great stories about a variety of subjects, including a serenade with a banjo. He even allowed his dog, Cane, to partake in the festivities. If you are a world traveler, we would bet that Chris has been there with a really funny story about it.
For those who do make the drive, Chris provides a parking space at the back of the house.
Kudos all around. We will stay there again given another opportunity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1839, Stonehouse B&B is the only bed and breakfast located in the lower town of Harpers Ferry, WV and the most recent to open. We offer a laid back and relaxing stay in the heart of the historic district and are located the closest to the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, the Appalachian Trail, C&O canal, the train station, shops, restaurants, ice cream places and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. ... more less