We wanted a weekend excursion for the whole family, including our five month old daughter and our dog. We are new to the East Coast, so we decided to explore Harpers Ferry and stay at the Riverview Cottage. What a great experience we had! The cottage itself is adorable and comfortable. My husband loved all the history books! Even though it was pretty warm and humid this weekend, the house stayed nice and cool thanks to all the trees.
But what really is divine about this rental is the location. It's right at the heart of Harpers Ferry. We never had to drive, walking to meals, shops, and hikes. You can walk straight from the house to Jefferson Rock without even having to leave Church St.
I also appreciated the owner, Gary. He answered all our questions and was easy going. We've stayed in some rentals with a long check out to-do list or random fees, but Gary doesn't do any of this. Traveling with an infant, we appreciated how laid back the process was, and if we come back to Harpers Ferry, we'll definitely stay here.
One thing to note: if you are a light sleeper, know that trains pass through Harpers Ferry at night. It's loud throughout the whole town, but with the ear plugs (considerately placed by the bed, thank you!) and the fan on, I slept through the night just fine.