This was one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen! We spent the night at the Laurel Lodge. It was a very historic inn, actually only 4 rooms are rented out. We had an awesome view of the mountains and rivers out of our bedroom window. The sound of the train only added to the ambiance.Our room had a bath down the hall but it was private. This was not a problem for us. Chris and Ed are very accommodating innkeepers.
After dinner we sat out on the back porch and enjoyed the fireflies dancing in the trees. It was very relaxing and almost surreal. Hard to believe but it seemed even quieter than on Harstine Island (home). After a great nights sleep we had a wonderful breakfast which I could not eat all of. Fresh baked scones, fresh blueberry and strawberry yogurt parfait, bacon and oatmeal pancakes. That is seriously the best part of staying at these B&B’s!
After we checked out we took the guide they provided and checked out the artifacts that are imbedded within the house. Many Civil War artifacts and also other curio items. This B&B was featured on HGTV. The cat, which hung around the house but not sure if he lived there, didn’t seem to want us to leave.
We then went back into the downtown area of Harper’s Ferry and found it to be very fascinating.. I was told that where the rivers meet is the lowest elevation in the state of West Virginia. That would explain the bad cell phone reception! We continued to explore the shops and museums. As you can see from the pictures the architecture is beautiful! It is really like you have stepped back in time.
I would recommend this B&B to anyone visiting the area.
- 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