My wife and I went to the Ledge House for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary. I have to say that the views from the breakfast table, and outside deck were really awesome. When we arrived we were surprised to find out that we could not lock our doors. The keepers assured us that we had nothing to worry about, and we didn't, it was just odd to hear coming from city living. :).. We had breakfast both mornings. If you have dietary restrictions be sure to wake up early to tell them. My wife and i have a pretty restrictive eating style so to base breakfast on us would be a little unfair.
We had suite 1 which had it's own private bathroom. The room was a nice room, with a comfy bed. The sun coming up over the mountains though will serve as your alarm clock, as there is no blind or dark curtain on the door in your room so, either plan on waking up early, or, bring a mask for sleeping ;).. The bathroom in our room had a distinct smell of cat, so if you are not a cat lover be sure to try the other rooms. I am not sure if this always the case, but it was constant for our two nights there.
The proximity to the lower town was really nice. If you are planning on visiting lower town, I would just leave your vehicle parked at the house, and navigate through the adjacent cemetery, down the steps to the Appalachian trail and head south. If you want a great view, and some exercise take the Maryland heights hike. It is about 6-7 miles round trip, and it is probably 15 degree grade all the way up, but once you are there.... it is very worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy incredible views of the famous Harpers Ferry Gap from our balconies and decks. Spacious suites with private bathrooms, king sized beds, sitting rooms, and cable. Fire place in the common area. The Ledge House is in Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. Hike the Appalachian Trail, Bike the C&O Canal, Raft the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. Taste wine country. Inquire about Vacation rentals and short-term rentals. Government per diem honored. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Ledge House And Canal House Cottage
- The Ledge House & Canal House Cottage Hotel Harpers Ferry