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“Peaceful” 5 of 5 stars
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Laurel Lodge
PO Box 1011, PO Box 1011, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425   |  
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Ranked #2 of 10 Harpers Ferry B&B and Inns
Belvedere, Kent
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

Anywhere would be tranquil compared to New York where we had just spent four days but a couple of hours on the back porch watching fireflies in the gloaming was a true antidote.
Chris and Ed were welcoming and informative. Breakfast was served at the table in tasting menu fashion - a mystery until served together with Chris's detailed description . All "historic" as Michael Winner would say.
Restaurants nearby are OK but you won't find anything beyond burgers, pizza , the occasional steak and ubiquitous crab cakes.
Treat yourself to a stay at Laurel Lodge. We would return.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, TN
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

What can we say except to heap more praise on Chris and Ed and their extraordinary B&B? They could write the book on running a B&B -- not just a book, but THE book.

It's all about details in this early 20th Century craftsman house perched on a ridge overlooking the Potomac. From the high thread-count sheets to the rich breakfast menu, it's service with a genuine smile.

Thoughtful touches abound. A fridge full of soft drinks, fresh-baked goodies to welcome guests arriving in the late afternoon, a book on Abraham Lincoln in our room, and a floor fan in the room to supplement air conditioning strained by the hottest weather in years.

But the icing on the cake is the thoughtful hospitality shown by Chris Craig. A story will illustrate what we're talking about. An hour after we had checked out after a one-night stay, my wife's eyeglasses got smashed by the car trunk lid. We drove back to Chris for help, and he hauled out tape, Crazy Glue and all but the kitchen sink in an effort to repair them. Finally, Chris wrote down directions to his optometrist's office, where we ended up getting new frames. Talk about going the extra mile.

Now, days later, we continue to savor the memory. Thanks, guys.

Room Tip: All rooms are nice, but they don't all have en suite bathrooms. You need to ask.
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We booked the Laurel Lodge as a 40th Birthday getaway and were not disappointed. Laurel Lodge came recommended by a co-worker who couldn't stop praising the owners Chris and Ed and their amazing slice of heaven. I thought he must be exaggerating but I was wrong. Chris met us when we checked in was wonderful - you walk away truly feeling as if you are treasured guests. Hospitality like that is so hard to find. They really do think of everything - water in lovely glass jug in your room, lights on the keys so you can easily open the door, extra wine glasses, sodas & cold water in the fridge on the main server for guests to enjoy - even homemade baked treats.

The home is Craftsmen and is immaculate. The furnishings the fixtures - all of it was beautiful. The back deck overlooks the Potomac and the National Park. They have a totally unspoiled view - no homes, no roads -- just landscape and water. What a treasure.

The room we had was clean and comfortable. It even had a gas fireplace but since it was 100 outside we didn't check it out! The room we booked did not have en suite bathroom but it was just down the hall and private for us. Their other rooms do have en suite bathrooms but they were booked when we made this reservation.

The breakfast was truly one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. Homemade biscuits, fresh butter and jam, homemade strawberry and blueberry parfait where the blueberries & mint were handpicked by the owner and a phenomenal egg dish with fried polenta with fresh herbs. We finished the breakfast where Chris & Ed gave me a beautiful card and two chocolates wishing me a Happy Birthday. The card was lovely – the front was a watercolor done by a guest their first year of their porch.

We do plan on visiting Laurel Lodge again!

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Galloway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

The lodgings, food and hospitality were all superb. Beautiful, clean, well kept B and B with the greatest porch ever. We recommend it to all. Chris and Ed are wonderful hosts.It was a great value. We stayed in the Walnut room and really enjoyed it.- Kathy from NJ

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Easton, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

My husband and I travel to Harper's Ferry once or twice a year, but this is the first time we have stayed at the Laurel Lodge; it will not be the last! It's in a beautiful location, it is full of history, it is clean, comfortable and the breakfast was over the top with plenty of local ingredients. Chris & Ed are great and are there if you need them, but do not hover over you. A relaxed atmosphere in a perfect location.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Five star food, cleanliness, service,quality and attention to detail. We have stayed at other B and B's but Laurel Lodge is definitely many steps above the rest. It felt more like a miniature five star hotel. Bed was super comfortable and clean, breakfast way beyond expectations. Would not hesitate to return!

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Ellicott City, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

My wife and I wanted to celebrate our 13th anniversary with a night away. We found Laurel Lodge online and found the many reviews to be very helpful in making our decision for us. And the reviews were right on target. What a gorgeous house, with lots of history, beautiful views all around, and nice and private, at the end of a short road. Chris met us and gave us the grand tour of the house and its long history. The great room was warm and inviting. But my wife and I really loved the outdoor deck facing the mountains and the river...so much, that after our dinner out, we enjoyed some more quiet time watching the sun set. It was perfect.

The Cedar View room was ours for the night. It's view out the back of the house was so peaceful, facing a nearly 100-year old Cedar tree and the gorgeous mountains behind it. Our bed was comfortable beyond words and the bathroom, private and spotless. After having hiked and walked the whole day, it was wonderful to check in and take a nice hot shower. Towels were plenty and comfy.

Breakfast was a full feast, all homemade goodies, starting with homemade coffee cake, then a warmed grapefruit with allspice and oil, finishing off with a frittata made with local natural ingredients, like asparagus and ham both from local farms. The homemade home fries were amazing to boot. Fresh juices were also available. I very much enjoyed the pomegranate and cranberry juice. Breakfast was even more special when Chris brought an anniversary card to our table, leaving us with even more wonderful memories of our stay.

If you're going to be visiting Harpers Ferry, I would most highly recommend you consider staying at Laurel Lodge. You will leave only wanting to come back again in the future. Thank you Chris and Ed for making our stay and our anniversary even more special.

Room Tip: Any room in the B and B is excellent. But any room facing the back of the property is worth the vie...
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Additional Information about Laurel Lodge

Address: PO Box 1011, PO Box 1011, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Location: United States > West Virginia > Harpers Ferry
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Harpers Ferry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the history and scenic beauty of Harpers Ferry from this charming B&B. The stone Craftsman bungalow is a short stroll from Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. Explore the natural wonders of our area by hiking the Appalachian Trail, biking the C&O Canal or floating down the Shenandoah or Potomac river. Or, simply relax on our wrap-around porch overlooking the Potomac River gorge. ... more   less 

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