My husband and I stayed at the Jackson Rose for two nights this spring, and we are both in love with the place. We read the reviews here and it sounded so nice we booked a mid-week stay. The house itself is a historic landmark, Stonewall Jackson having stayed here in the early days of the Civil War. The decor is all wonderfully period - antiques fill the rooms and it all takes you right back to the 1860's. The hosts are Phil and Deb Hale and they are very welcoming and put you at ease right away. We stayed in the Linden room (large with a comfy bed) which overlooks the huge tree and garden gracing the back yard. The front yard had a large garden and it was all in bloom while we were there. Just lovely. The first day, after a scrumptious breakfast (Deb makes her own preserves and they are amzing) we strolled through Harpers Ferry and enjoyed the remarkably preserved historic town center. There are lots of hiking trails in the area and you have a choice between strenuous and flat trails. The second day, after once again enjoying a great breakfast we spent the day visiting the Antietam battlefield (which was very moving) and did a little window shopping in Shephardstown.
All in all it was just what we wanted; beautiful and relaxing surroundings, a lovely and historic home to stay in run by charming hosts, and a chance to brush up on our history. We will definitely plan a return visit to the JAckson Rose, we have already suggested a stay there to our friends in the DC area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Circa 1795 Federal-style home listed on the National Register. Original heart of pine wood floors, high ceilings and warm ambience takes one back to simpler times. Full lavish breakfast, private baths, queen-size beds. A comfortable and quiet retreat from daily cares. ... more less