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Panoramic view of fall color! Private mt. top 3/2 cabin

Harpers Ferry, WV, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 story cedar cottage with million dollar view

Experience the Shenandoah Valley from the top of the mountain in fall color!

Skyline Cottage, located at 789 Skyline Trail, Harpers Ferry, WV, is a charming, very private, 1600 sq. ft. cottage with an expansive overlook of the Shenandoah Valley from the living area, master bedroom loft, and deck. Located within walking distance of the Appalachian Trail. Paved roads all the way. Just 12 minutes from restaurants, grocery stores, and points of interest. About 18 minutes from Harpers Ferry Historic Park.

Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom; loaded with warm country charm; lots of original art, Encore wood stove, central air/heat, deck with jacuzzi, gazebo covering table and chairs, chiminea and 75 mile view of the Shenandoah Valley.

Sleeps 6 - one queen bed in the loft master bedroom; queen bed in downstairs bedroom and two twins in 2nd downstairs bedroom. All linens provided.

There is a flat screen TV with DVD player and a good selection of movies and games for both children and adults.

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. Enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty of God's country.

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, zip-wiring, juried Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival (Sept.), Olde Tyme Historic Christmas festivities during Nov./Dec.; 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, WV and Loudoun County wineries ~ or ~ simply relax in the jacuzzi or sitting on the deck with a good book and a glass of wine.

Owner, Bobby Ericsson, is a "foodie" so enjoy a very well equipped kitchen and help yourself to staples in the cabinets and fridge.

Free WIFI.

There are paved roads all the way from the interstate to the front door! The cottage is accessed by 2 steps.

This is an excellent private location for family reunions, weddings, retreats, or any small group gathering as there is another lovely VRBO cabin just one street away, and others within 2 miles, which will allow for large groups with early reservations in multiple cabins. Contact Bobby for referrals to other cabins and for special event rates.


Bobby Ericsson

Member Since 2008
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Bobby Ericsson

Hi; Bobby here. I'm a Northern Virginia transplant to Wild and Wonderful West Virginia! About 20 years ago we purchased "Skyline Cottage" near Harpers Ferry in the Blue Ridge mountains of West Virginia with a 75 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 have recently made Austin, Tx. my primary residence but cannot part with my beloved "Skyline Cottage" - my little piece of heaven! I have owned other VRBO rentals here on this mountain for the past 15 years (Moonridge Cottage and Terrapin Cottage) and have now decided to make my home into a VRBO rental for the months that I am not here. I have derived great pleasure from the incredible guests from all over the world who have visited my other cottages in the past, and look forward to continuing this tradition. Come, relax, and enjoy my little piece of heaven, and allow me to pamper you a bit!

Bobby Ericsson purchased this Cottage in 2004

Why Bobby Ericsson chose Harpers Ferry

I 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!

What makes this Cottage unique

I think you will enjoy - as I do - making the trek up to the Appalachian Trail, whether just for an hour or two or a day hike into historic Harpers Ferry. I highly recommend the 'Maryland Heights' hike to the top of the mountain where you will have an incredible view of the town of Harpers Ferry and the two rivers - Shenandoah and Potomac - merging. This is a half day round trip hike atop the mountain that the Amtrak train tunnels through, on its way to DC and beyond. See my photos at this listing for the view from the top! For the less hearty, a short hike to 'Jefferson Rock' right in the midst of historic Harpers Ferry will allow you to share the view that Thomas Jefferson said was 'worth a trip across the ocean' to see'! Or ~ spend a day at the Charles Town races and slots and be sure to visit the incredible 'Terrace Restaurant' where you will have the perfect terraced view of the horse races, including a monitor at your table for closer observation and a buffet that you will long remember!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              75 mile panoramic view of the Shenandoah Valley; deck faces west for incredible sunsets!


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                          Living area is composed of kitchen, dining and living room
                        • Air Conditioning
                          central air
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          heat pump plus wood burning stove
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          beds are made up
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Parking
                          large parking area - driveway
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Towels Provided
                          Please bring your own towels for river rafting, etc. Linens are to be kept in the cottage
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Stove
                          firewood provided
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              well equipped with pots, pans and other utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              kitchen is well stocked with dishes, silverware, etc. for 8
                            • Kitchen
                              kitchen is well equipped for 8 people; good quality pots/pans; dishes, etc. Staples (spices, mayonaise, mustard, flour, oil, etc.) provided. Just bring your groceries!
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              staples provided
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  dining seating for 10
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                      lots of books available for kids and adults
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Board games for kids and adults
                                    • Music Library
                                      CD player with lots of CDs on site
                                    • Television
                                      large flat screen tv with local stations; DVD player with lots of movies - children and adult
                                    • Toys
                                    • Video Library
                                      lots of movies on site for both kids and adults


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Large deck with chiminea, gazebo covering outdoor table and chairs; extra chairs on site
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Several outfitters with guided kayak and tube trips down the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers; about 15 minutes away
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          unlandscaped; natural; lots of woods for building forts, climbing rocks, etc.
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility
                                              2 stairs at entry


                                                • library
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • churches
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              22 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Lovely house, lovely view

                                                              Amy L.

                                                              I definitely recommend it.

                                                              Scenic spot, excellent view, beautiful home

                                                              Matt C.

                                                              We had a large group stay here for an extended weekend, and it was a beautiful and charming place to be! We loved the visit. The view from the living room and deck is fantastic. Plenty of kitchen wares too. It was nice being so close to Harpers Ferry and scenic areas.

                                                              Perfect Weekend Getaway

                                                              Steven d.Bethesda, MD

                                                              Bobby was a delight to rent from. The cottage was very clean and was stocked with everything we needed. I recommend this cottage to anyone looking to get away from the city and is need of some piece and quiet.

                                                              Wonderful house; beautiful location

                                                              Sarah R.Safety Harbor, Florida

                                                              This is a beautiful house in a gorgeous location. We had a wonderful week hiking on the nearby Appalachian Trail, biking on the C&O Canal Towpath, and enjoying the history and natural scenery. Bobby was a gracious hostess and we would highly recommend this property.

                                                              Fantastic cabin for a group !!

                                                              Annette S.

                                                              We enjoyed our time ay this cozy cabin !! It was stocked with everything you could need for delight week of relaxing fun . We toured the sights Harpers Ferry , Battlefields , Washington DC, and had a perfect time !! I will be sure and recommend it to all my friends and would return for another visit !!!!

                                                              Absolutely charming!

                                                              Wow! What an incredibly charming cottage. The rustic decor, the splendid views and everything you would want or need in this cozy and beautifully decorated cottage. You can get away from it all and just relax, but yet you are still close enough for day trips to Washington D.C. or any one of the numerous other historic sites nearby. A group of us from Texas went there for a visit and had a wonderful time. Bobby was a great hostess and made sure we had everything we needed. There's plenty to see and do here including great places to hike. You will absolutely love your stay at this wonderful cottage.


                                                              Harpers Ferry, WV, USA

                                                              We're the naturalists paradise - located below the Appalachian Trail, near Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers (the 2 merge at Harpers Ferry), some of the best white water rafting in the US, zip lines down the mountain!

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Additional Guest Fee
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                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              There is a 4 night minimum for holidays; holiday rate is $255/nt.

                                                              22 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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