We stayed in Laurel Lodge as part of our 3 week road trip along the eastern USA, starting at Washington and finishing in Boston.
We particularly wanted to visit the historical site of Harpers Ferry and then on to Antietam battle site, but there are not many suitable hotels locally, but having discovered Laural Lodge, we were delighted with our choice! It was the only B & B in which we stayed on this trip, but was certainly an excellent standard.
A beautifully restored and renovated early 1900s home, brought up to date with ac and super bathrooms etc. Owned and run by Chris (front of house etc) and Ed (behind the scenes, cooking , it was like returning to a bygone era with the period decor and features – see the photos! They have also researched the history of the house; this is documented and available for guest to read with a tour guide of the property to follow around.
The original owner was a Civil War collector and many artefacts from this time have been incorporated or inset into the building: badges, pistols, rifles, buckles, bullets, swords etc all set outside above the windows, in the pavement, or in the pillars. Some have been stolen over the years, however many remain to be seen today.
Very clean and tidy, excellent breakfast, well presented and prepared, again see the photo of the strawberry parfait.
The location about a mile from the historic centre of Harpers Ferry is high up the valley, being the last house in the road it has splendid panoramic views both from our room and from the terrace/deck at the rear across the Potomac River Valley, check photos.
We only stayed one night as we were on a schedule, but would have liked to stay longer. Would recommend this place if you are looking to stay in this area.
Try to book a room at the back with the Valley view.
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