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ROMANTIC, SECLUDED RUSTIC MT. CABIN - THANKSGIVING WKEND STILL AVAIL.!!

Bobby Ericsson

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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ROMANTIC, SECLUDED RUSTIC MT. CABIN - THANKSGIVING WKEND STILL AVAIL.!!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Harpers Ferry Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom; sleeps 4 - 6

Moonridge Cottage 'Almost Heaven'...closer than you think! Just 90 min. from both DC and Baltimore; 60 minutes from Dulles airport in the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia!

'Moonridge' is one of two art studios of artist and host, Bobby Ericsson, and is available for vacation rental during non-use periods by the artist.

2 bedrooms (master with 4 poster queen bed; 2nd bedroom - 2 singles; sleeper sofa with thick comfy mattress in living room); lots of toys, playhouse, rocking horse, in 'kid's room'; huge screened porch with porch swing and settee loaded with comfy cushions - great spot for morning coffee, watching the local deer.

Area Attractions:: Explore Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Appalachian Trail, Charles Town Races and Slots, Antietam Battlefield, tubing, canoeing and kayaking on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, white-water rafting, juried Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival (Sept.), fine dining, shopping and antiquing in quaint historic towns of Shepherdstown and Charles Town, WV, Leesburg, VA and Frederick, MD; hiking and biking along river roads and C&0 canal ~ or ~ simply relax with a good book from the extensive on-site library and a glass of iced tea or gourmet coffee on the screened porch, enjoying the mountain air and cool breezes.

Additional Information: Handicapped Accessible: The path to the house from the driveway is not smooth. There is one step going into the cabin. Bathroom doorway and bathroom are narrow. Driveway is steep and can be treacherous during winter months.

This is a very rustic 'prop-your-feet-on-the-furniture' type spot; make yourself totally at home. If you're squeamish about stink bugs, spiders and other little critters, this is probably not the place for you. We're right smack in the middle of the woods on a mountain, and despite having a pest control contract, this is their territory also and they don't give up easily! The cabin was built in the 40s so it's not your aseptic hotel room. It's only about 800 square feet so more than 4 people (and preferably not more than 2 adults) is going to be very tight and I don't recommend it.

Kid Friendly: Toy chest and kid's movies on site; kid's love building forts in the surrounding woods, sleeping on the porch in summertime and wading and rock-hopping in the Shenandoah River. Zip line available locally. There's lots of wildlife visible from the screened-in porch.

Smoking Not Allowed: No smoking on the screened porch either.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Bobby Ericsson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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About Bobby Ericsson

Hi; Bobby here. We're Northern Virginia transplants to Wild and Wonderful West Virginia! About 15 years ago we purchased a weekend cabin near Harpers Ferry in the mountains (Shannondale) with a 50 mile view of the Shenandoah Valley below. We fell in love with this beautiful area and wonderful local people, and it didn't take long to switch from weekenders to permanent residents! I quickly discovered an abandoned 'shack' a short hike through the woods below our cabin - no doors or windows, holes in the roof, misc. critters living inside, including a few non-living. I purchased this adjoining property and embarked on a 3 month restoration project to turn it into my art studio. New roof, new heating, new plumbing, new windows, skylights - new everything! Shangri-la-de-da!! Thus, 'Moonridge' was created! All of our friends and family who stayed at Moonridge have absolutely LOVED IT, so we decided to share our delightful little hide-away with all of you! Come, relax, and enjoy! Let me pamper you a bit!

Bobby Ericsson purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Bobby Ericsson chose Harpers Ferry

We love the natural beauty of this area, the wildlife, the cultural heritage, the history, the quaint little towns, plus we're only an hour from Fairfax, Va., so even though we feel really remote, there is easy access to the big city. It's really the best of all worlds!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 53 traveler reviews

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Romantic, secluded rustic mt. cabin - THANKSGIVING WKEND STILL AVAIL.!!
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Harpers Ferry West Virginia
Westminster, MD
5

Charming and cozy - a perfect Christmas

  • 5 of 5
Moonridge Cottage was even more than I had hoped for. My boyfriend and I wanted to do something special to celebrate our Christmas, and thought an out-of-the-way (but convenient) cabin in the woods would be perfect. And it was. I was delighted with the special care that Bobby took to make the cabin cozy and festive. Upon our arrival, the wood stove was burning, the tree decorated, and wine waiting on the table. Fresh bread was served to complete the homey atmosphere. Bobby could not have been more accomodating with our early arrival and late departure. Our stay was wonderful, and will return in the spring to enjoy the next phase of mother nature.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic, secluded rustic mt. cabin - THANKSGIVING WKEND STILL AVAIL.!!
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Harpers Ferry West Virginia
5

Quiet and cozy!

  • 5 of 5
Stayed at Bobby's cabin for a weekend getaway. The cabin has everything you could need, including excellent wireless internet service and a kitchen fully stocked with basic cooking needs. Bobby left some delicious homemade bread and a bottle of wine for us - much appreciated!The screened porch offered a perfect vantage to enjoy the quiet and the deer walking down the road.
Although the cabin is secluded, we found it convenient to Harpers Ferry and Charles Town. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Harpers Ferry West Virginia
St Pete Beach, FL
5

The Best Porch

  • 5 of 5
I spent 2 weeks at Moonridge, and loved it. Bobby was a great host, providing all the info I needed, and even left fresh bread and a bottle of wine. The house is comfortable and cozy, and is particularly great for artists. I didn't have to pack my easel, as Bobby had one out. Her lovely work decorates the home. The screened porch is the best part - it runs the length of the house, and gets wonderful light, with a view of the river peeping through the trees. Moonridge is an incredibly peaceful place. Just ask the deer that wandered through through the yard. The area is lovely, with mountains and winding roads and good hiking in Harpers Ferry and the small town charm of picturesque Shepherdstown nearby.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Harpers Ferry West Virginia
5

Hillside Hideaway

  • 5 of 5
Exactly as portrayed. A quiet, serene, wooded setting. Very comfortable. An unusually warm welcome including music, bread, wine and chocolate. Although we did not cook, we noted the kitchen to be unusually well stocked for a rental. Bobby was great to deal with. We needed a pet friendly place and were happy we found this one. The driveway is steep - not for the physically challenged.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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Harpers Ferry West Virginia
5

Happy New Year

  • 5 of 5
We couldn't have asked for a more welcoming place to spend a quiet New Year's. The cabin was so cosy that we didn't even mind getting snowed in. But it was beyond our expectations when our host had the snow removed for us so we didn't have to worry about digging out!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Harpers Ferry West Virginia
Rehoboth Beach, DE
5

Cozy Cabin with a View

  • 5 of 5
My husband, 2 daughters(ages 9 and 14), and I arrived at Moonridge on a cold dark night less than 24 hours after confirming our reservation. We were exhausted following a 3.5 hour drive, 2.5 hours exploring River Riders' Ariel Adventure Park, and grocery shopping. The woods and driveway were pitch dark as we cautiously made our way to the warm glow coming from the cabin windows. As promised, leaves were cleared from the steep driveway, lights were on, and the heat was turned up. Everyone's eyes lit up upon entering our mountainside retreat. The cabin is both whimsical and comfortable - decorated with an eclectic collection of artwork, rustic crafts, travel memorabilia, and welcoming elements reminiscent of (my) grandparent's mountain get-away. We all chipped in to prepare and enjoy a home-cooked meal. We slept well and awoke the following morning to find ourselves in a tree-house completely surrounded by trees, leaves, rocks, and an amazing 180 degree view off the screened deck. We enjoyed biking along the C & O Canal Towpath, a guided Zip-line Canopy Tour along the Potomac, and exploring Historic Harpers Ferry during the day. I pick-up a couple Civil War books at the National Park Bookstore and 3 interesting Bill Campbell pieces at Westwind Potters. Our daughters' LOVED the "Chicken Bones" and Peppermint Sticks from Cool Confectionaries. Each day, we were happy to return the cozy little mountainside cabin for dinner, family games, and quiet reading. We would like to return in the Spring to white-water raft, hike on the Appalachian Trail, and visit Shepardstown. Hopefully Moonridge will be available when we finalize our plans.

Moonridge offers all the comforts of home in a rustic-whimsical package. If you want to escape the noise of everyday life, rest, rejuvenate, and connect with your loved ones; Moonridge is the ideal setting to do so. We enjoyed our stay so much we are tossing around the idea of finding/building a log cabin get-away of our own :-)
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

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Just an hour and a half from Washington DC and Baltimore; 1 hour from Fairfax, VA.; relax amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains near Historic Harpers Ferry, WV, above the Shenandoah Valley and River; minutes hike from the Appalachian Trail. Enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty of God's country.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, horse races/slots

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Harpers Ferry Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
winter
Jan 2 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,095
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Payment is due in full one month prior to occupancy by check

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Amenities

Amenities

Harpers Ferry Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Kids enjoy sleeping on air mattresses on the screened porch high above the forest floor night sounds
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer, Large screened porch; porch swing; 2 ceiling fans, table/chairs/ very comfy settee with lots of fluffy cushions (GREAT place to sleep, listening to all the night sounds in the woods). Winter view of the Shenandoah Valley with Shenandoah River snaking through the valley; trees obscure view in summer, but 'treehouse' effect in the summer. From the high porch, watch the deer and other wildlife meander through the woods; wifi; adjacent to Appalachian Trail; kayaking, hiking, fishing, biking, tubing, antiquing, civil war history, quaint mountain towns and country roads, 12 minutes from Charles Town Races and Slots. Pet Friendly: $30 fee per small pet; $50 per large pet; must sign rental rules agreement.

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