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Romantic, Secluded, Rustic Mtn. Cabin in the Woods

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Terrapin Cottage is lovingly tucked away in the forest at the end of a cul-de-sac; very private. Paved roads all the way. Just 15 minutes from restaurants, grocery stores, and points of interest.

Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom; loaded with country charm; wood stove; central air; sky lights; deck onto private woods. One queen bed in master bedroom; double futon in tv room; trundle bed in 3rd bedroom and double sleeper sofa in living room (all thick comfortable mattresses - yes, even the futon and sleeper sofa!). All linens provided. Air mattresses are available for extra bedding upon request.

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

There is a "Kid's Kloset" with a play kitchen, doll house and lots of toys. Little kids adore the homemade rocking horse (See pics).

Just an hour and a half from Washington D.C. and Baltimore; 1 hour from Fairfax, VA.; relax amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains near Historic Harpers Ferry, WV, above the Shenandoah Valley and River. A 5 minutes drive will give you access to the Appalachian Trail. 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 (June & 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 & O Canal, WV and Loudon County wineries ~ or ~ simply relax with a good book (many to choose from) and cup of hot chocolate in front of the roaring wood stove and watch the deer in the surrounding woods.

Enjoy the atmosphere of a by-gone era, and the quaint charm of this mountain cottage.

Spend an evening sitting around the fire pit and enjoying the sounds of nightfall in the woods.

Help yourself to the kitchen stocked with basic staples if you choose to do some cooking.

Free Wi-Fi.

Even though "Terrapin" is tucked away on a mountain cul-de-sac, there are paved roads all the way from the interstate to the front door! The cabin is accessed by 3 steps.

This is an excellent location for family reunions, weddings, retreats, or any small group gathering, just an hour and a half from the big city but worlds away. Contact owner for special event rates.

Link to Video Tour of Harpers Ferry National Historic Park:

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018


Harpers Ferry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We are 15 minutes from Charles Town and 20 Minutes from Old Town Harpers Ferry. Grocery stores and shopping nearby. Visit Historic Harpers Ferry, explore Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Follow the exploits of John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid of 1859 and the trial for treason which followed at the Old Charles Town Courthouse. The nearby Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers provide the opportunity to kayak, canoe, tube or raft. The Charles Town Races and Casino provide another outlet for fun in the wonderful area immediately surrounding your cottage. Antique Shops abound in Charles Town and Shepherdstown, WV, Leesburg, VA and Frederick, MD, all conveniently located within a 30 to 35 minute drive.


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Romantic, Secluded, Rustic Mtn. Cabin in the Woods
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Excellent Getaway

  • 5 of 5

It was an amazing getaway.The pictures do not do this place justice. Communication was prompt and very professional. The host was extremely helpful and made check in and check out seamless. I hope my family can make this a once yearly trip because we would not hesitate to book again.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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great vacation spot! private yet close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation over New Years at Terrapin cottage. Everything was just right. The house had everything we needed. We barbecued steaks out on the deck and relaxed inside by the wood stove. comfy beds and all the comforts of home. We explored Harper's Ferry and Leesburg. Can't wait to come back in the spring/summer. Thanks Kevin

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

It was an adorable cottage. It was perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Looked fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place and an easy drive to the casino!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, welcoming with easy access to surrounding sites.

  • 4 of 5

Great time. Secluded enough for privacy, but close to everything. Supplied with everything you need and then some. Lovely property.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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I thought it was a great little place!

  • 4 of 5

Loved all the special little touches - chocolates, wine, soaps, kitchen amenities, sheets/blankets, washer and dryer, etc. Really didn't need to bring a lot. Beds were comfortable and lots of room. Loved the deck and firepit. Very nicely decorated. Would love to see better shower heads, shades on the windows and more candles.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Locust Hill Golf Course
Nearest Train
13 Miles
MARC Train, Shenandoah Junction, WV
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Summit Point Motorsports Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $200

Manager'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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