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Private, Wooded Setting Convenient To Fine Dining and Shopping in Shepherdstown

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Perfect for romantic getaways or girl's week out.

Book now and come see why guests love this clean and cozy cottage and our wonderful town.

Authentic West Virginia barn renovated and updated in a bright and breezy cottage style. Completely renovated inside and out with new siding, fresh paint and new porches, new heating and air conditioning, fresh Benjamin Moore paint, Ikea furniture and bath fixtures. Master bedroom has all new Ikea furniture and West Elm drapes. Premium bath towels and bed linens.

Our guests have included girls weekends out and romantic getaways. We have hosted many anniversary weekends and even a couple honeymoons. Champagne included, of course.

Although we are convenient to outdoor attractions, many guests enjoy just nesting. We are well-stocked with books, magazines, puzzles, games and cozy throws. Wake up on Saturday morning to the sun-filled cottage and spend the weekend on the couch!

Convenient to the fine dining in Shepherdstown, but the kitchen is fully stocked, including breakfast foods. We just added a waffle station!

Bathroom is stocked with premium linens and bath products. Also includes fully-stocked laundry.

We've just added a brand new firepit and adirondacks. S'mores anyone? New hammock and vintage croquet set add to the fun. Outdoor seating scattered across the property including adirondacks by the stream; bistro table, chairs and charcoal grill on the covered patio; and picnic tables in the woods.

More Details

Owner
Ginger Hankins
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Ginger Hankins

We started hosting because we wanted to share this lovely place we call home. Little did we know how much we would enjoy meeting guests from around the world.

The cottage is right next door to our home. We are available if needed, but value guest privacy.

Our goal is for our guests to enjoy the comforts of home while travelling. The reviews for the cottage speak for themselves. Our guests feel welcome!

Ginger Hankins purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Ginger Hankins chose Shepherdstown

We share this lovely ten acres with deer, foxes, turtles, frogs, herons, turkeys, owls, pileated woodpeckers, wildflowers and other flora and fauna. While we do enjoy eating out in Shepherdstown and visiting the local attractions, we especially love our quiet weekends at home.

What makes this cottage unique

We welcome visitors from NCTC, Freshwater Institute, and Shepherd University. Christmas in Shepherdstown, Freedom's Run and Contemporary American Theatre Festival are big events in town. Shepherdstown Visitor's Center has an excellent website that details all our lovely town has to offer.

Amenities

Shepherdstown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , washer and dryer
  • Fresh paint, new fixtures, premium linens and toiletries
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Smaller bedroom shares a bath with master.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 16x20 master includes sitting area and two closets.
  • Fresh paint, new Ikea furniture and West Elm curtains, new bedding. Lovely treetop view of the woods through half-round window salvaged from old schoolhouse in Shepherdstown. Large master includes two closets and sitting area.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Property owners live on site. We value guest privacy, but we are available if needed.

Reviews

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Private, Wooded Setting Convenient To Fine Dining and Shopping in Shepherdstown
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 61 reviews
5

WONDERFUL - RELAXING

  • 5 of 5

Wow, is what the four of us said when we walked inside the cottage. It is exactly as listed and the kitchen really is stocked for a delicious breakfast. Having stayed at several VRBO properties I must say that Ginger is by far the most gracious host and has everything down to the smallest detail for a fantastic, relaxing, refreshing get away from the hectic pace of life. Antietam Battlefield, Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown are all great to tour with lots of interesting sites to see and plenty of really nice restaurants and pubs. Cannot wait until our next visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Like a warm, fluffy blanket

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the cottage. Clean, comfortable and relaxing. Ginger is a great hostess and knows what adventurous boys like to do. Our boys enjoyed the fire pit and s’mores at night and exploring the creek during the day. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location; beautifully appointed

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is close to Shepherdstown, which has a lively vibe and good restaurants, yet in a quiet, lovely setting. The row of windows let in the day's light such that even in bad weather you can enjoy the outdoors. The cottage is beautifully appointed with comfortable beds, great towels, and stylish furnishings. We had a wonderful couple of days exploring and lounging. Ginger is an excellent host!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

we can't wait to return.

  • 5 of 5

We love our family stays at the cottage. The location is great and the house has all the modern amenities while feeling rustic amongst the trees. The new addition of a fire pit made it even better and my kids loved making s'mores. We hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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5

Everything we had hoped and more

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazingly relaxing weekend. Ginger was a great host. The setting was in the woods and we were able to sit in a beautiful area by the house and enjoy the babbling brook. The interior decor added to the overall feeling of coziness and comfort! We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great owners! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Shepherd University
Parents welcome to stay with us during football weekends or other special events!
CATF Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University
Theatre-goers happily welcome. We are right around the corner!
The Press Room
Sheperdstown's fine dining destination.
German Street Coffee-Candlery
Twenty years as Shepherdstown's finest in shopping. Candles, gifts coffee, gourmet foods an...
Dickinson & Wait Craft Gallery
Top rate shopping experience. American art, furniture and crafts featured.
Shepherdstown Opera House
Live music and independent films.
Bavarian Inn
Fine dining just across the road from Shepherd University and the CATF. Stay with us, and e...
River Riders
Take advantage of our best natural feature - the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers!
Plum
Lovely shop. Follow Cari and her artist husband David Rosen on Twitter.
Tonys Pizza & Stonewalls Pub -- CLOSED
Best pizza in town!
Antietam National Battlefield
An easy 10 minute drive (or bike ride) across the river. While you're in Sharpsburg, make s...
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
Gorgeous mountain and river views, national historic park, river sports. Come see the place ...
Blue Moon Cafe
Great for families. Wonderful outdoor dining area beside Town Run Creek.
Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle
See Eddie for all your repair and rental needs, as well as advice on where to pedal and paddle.
Maria's Taqueria
Our go-to for fresh and fast. Fish tacos to die for. Best wine pour in town.
Bistro 112
We love Bistro 112! Lovely setting, wonderful food.
Pressed Flour
Open on weekends for hand crafted bread and pastry.
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Dulles, Reagan, BWI
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Shepherdstown
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cress Creek
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Duffields
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I81
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
many fine restaurants in Shepherdstown
Car: necessary

Convenient to all that Shepherdstown has to offer, including restaurants, shops and festivals. Guests have enjoyed local attractions including Harpers Ferry Nat'l Park, Antietam Nat'l Battlefield and the C&O Canal Towpath. We welcome guests to the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Christmas in Shepherdstown, and Freedom's Run, just to mention a few. Stay with us and see why Shepherdstown was named one of Budget Travel's Coolest Small Towns. Or just stay in and enjoy the sunny cottage. Well-stocked with books, magazines and cozy throws.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Four guest maximum sleeping in two beds. No pets. The cottage is not childproof. Message me with questions about pets or children.

Check in 4:00 pm. Check out noon. (I can be flexible if there are no other guests before or after your stay)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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