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3/2 Mt. private, romantic mountaintop cottage with expansive view

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

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, wood stove, central air/heat, deck with 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 with a good book and cup of hot chocolate in front of the roaring wood stove or snuggle up in a blanket with your honey in front of the chiminea, roasting marshmallows (...or whatever! : )

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.

More Details

Bobby Ericsson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2017

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!

Bobby Ericsson purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Bobby Ericsson chose West Virginia

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!


Harpers Ferry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

3/2 Mt. private, romantic mountaintop cottage with expansive view
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Fantastic cabin for a group !!

  • 5 of 5

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 !!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cedar Park, TX

Absolutely charming!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view!!

  • 5 of 5

The view from the deck alone is worth the stay. Great for sipping coffee in the morning and watching the sunset while sipping wine in the evening. The house is quite comfortable with everything you would need, and Bobby's personality and hostessing skills were icing on the cake. We came as a group of friends from Texas and we're still talking about this place. Ideal location for day trips into Washington, DC or Harper's Ferry, or even Amish country in western Pennsylvania. Charming - a vacation you will long remember.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Park, TX

Skyline Cottage - a fabulous place to visit and stay.

  • 5 of 5

Skyline Cottage is an absolutely beautiful place. The view from the living room and deck, overlooking the valley and river below, are awesome! The living room has floor-to-ceiling windows that fill it with light and frame the majestic view of the valley below. We loved the outside deck. It is equipped a delightful hot tub with Jacuzzi. Also, the deck has a covered dinning area. Enjoyed eating breakfast, lunch or dinner out on it, while viewing the surrounding beauty. Inside, the cottage is decorated in a beautiful, rustic manner which makes one feel relaxed and at home. It was very clean and well kept. We appreciated the owner’s use of non-toxic, natural cleaners and soaps. We loved the original art works, which cover the walls and blends well with the rustic, but elegant interior. The pantry and kitchen are well stocked and nicely equipped. The loft, with the master bedroom and common area, open up the whole cottage and give a spacious and airy, yet cozy feel to it. The cottage is so delightful, that one is tempted to forgo sightseeing of other places, in order to enjoy the quiet beauty and charm of it. In fact, I skipped one day of sightseeing with our group to do just that! I look forward to visiting back there again and would recommend it to my friends and anyone seeking a beautiful, charming and peaceful mountain getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Due to a last minute situation, I was in a bit of a pickle to try and rent a house in the area last minute - as in the evening before we arrived. The manager was nothing short of amazing. Luckily no one had rented it for the weekend so it was available. The house was clean and had so much character to it. It had everything you could need for a getaway. The kitchen was well equipped with all of the necessities. It was perfect for a group of 8 that were reuniting for a weekend. We drove to Shepherdstown on Saturday to float down the Potomac, but outside of that we spent the rest of our time at the house. It is secluded, but that is part of its charm. It was so welcoming and perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay or spend a weekend with some of my favorite people.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, you all were absolutely wonderful to have as guests at Terrapin! With 8 super active, young adults, I was expecting mountains of laundry and trash and was astounded to enter a clean and orderly cabin Monday morning! You and your friends are welcome back ANYTIME!! It was such a joy meeting you. THANK YOU!
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Very Charming

  • 5 of 5

This is a highly charming cottage in the woods. It is full of pretty wooden detail and nice furnishings/ decor inside, including a central wood fireplace set on brick tiles. There are little lamps and candles all around for a really cozy feel. Large windows reveal the woods, adding to the mountain charm. The pictures do not quite capture how cute it is. It is also fully stocked in the kitchen and bathrooms. Bobby was a very good host.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Car: necessary

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

Harpers Ferry Cottage Rental Rates

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Oct 3 2016 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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