The Inn is a classic bed and breakfast and a lot of thought and care went into rendering a very old historic building into accommodations that are comfortable and well executed. We stayed in the Appalachian room which had a gorgeous private bathroom (green slate shower) and the room was immaculate with a double bed with nice linens and very sweet with a fireplace and two sitting chairs. Given how old the building it is - it is on the smaller side- but we were comfortable. The 3rd floor has a library of a range of books - nothing contemporary - but some English anthologies and some Christian literature. This is where the Shenandoah room is and appointed with bunk beds which were occupied by 4 young women who seemed pleased. The restaurant seems to be a separate business and it is true that breakfast is not included. Nonetheless it is right in the center of lower town and is central to the train station and other restaurants. Staff are very friendly!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ***Rates starting at $120*** This family-friendly historic Inn (circa 1840) is located in the center of the Harpers Ferry living history village situated at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, just steps from the C&O Canal Towpath and Appalachian Trail, as well as the storybook train station served by Amtrak and MARC trains. Open from 6 a.M. - 10 P.M. Every day of the year, the restaurant on the first level of the Inn offers indoor and patio dining featuring popular cuisine, including homemade specialties and healthy options. Also on the first floor is a Sundry / Snack / Supply Shoppe which has been described as a "high-end convenience store, a mini-health food store, and an old-fashioned country store with local products." The second floor consists of two bedrooms with beautiful slate-tile private bathrooms. A parlor containing a treasure of books, toys, and games is situated on the third floor, along with another bedroom. Free WiFi is available. Step outside and enjoy river views, river sports, hiking, bicycling, museums, shopping, and more in this quaint town that is adjacent to the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park and surrounded by other national parks, farms, and Civil War battlegrounds. Although located only 60 miles from DC, the Inn is "a world away" from life in modern urban and suburban cities. We invite you to travel "over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house" for relaxation, recreation, and retreat. ... more less