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Spring is in the Air!!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Experience the charm of an 1836 home that survived the Civil War.

Completely Renovated and looking brand new.

You must really love trains if you plan on visiting Harpers Ferry.

They pass through the Gap all day and night. If you don't like a horn whistle... you won't like being here. Most folks enjoy the charm of it.

The B n B has many steps. Steps inside... steps to get into the house.

This is the perfect place for anyone who enjoys a little cardio.

The energy that comes from within it's walls is pure love.

Sitting atop a bluff overlooking the Potomac River and the Shops of town. Just feet from the National Park and miles of hiking/biking trails. Amtrak and Marc commuter trains both stop just a 3 minute walk from the house.

You'll Fall asleep comfortably on firm pillow-top mattresses.

We are the Ideal place for a romantic weekend or vacation for two.

Two story, One bath, well equipped kitchen for creating terrific meals.

Dining room, Large Living room with GREAT Fireplace.

Front porch that puts you right out in the beauty of the Ferry, yet very private.

Private parking at the rear of the property (up the hill).

Convenient grocery shopping just 5 miles away in Charles Town.

Transportation for shopping can be arranged for anyone arriving by Train.

See the Town from the air.....

https://www.facebook.com/RobertPeakDesign/videos/833391410076014/

More Details

Owner
Greg Dean and Steve Sherry
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Greg Dean and Steve Sherry

Steve Sherry and Greg Dean

That's us. 15 yrs partnered and recently tied the knot (thank you WV) We took pride in and Loved our little home for the last 15 yrs. 3 arduous years of restoration later and we're ready to share it with the world. We're lucky to live right next door in the Home we're NOW working to restore.

While Steve commutes to work in Bethesda each day, Dean stays home doing K9 rescue.

Our weekends are filled with friends and family often visiting.

Recently we hosted the wedding of our oldest daughter.... ahh the memories.

Pretty easy going and reasonable we'll strive to make your stay as wonderful as the last decade has been for us.

Greg Dean and Steve Sherry purchased this house in 2001

Why Greg Dean and Steve Sherry chose West Virginia

Just like i believe there's someone for everyone, I also believe there's a place for everyone.

Steve and Dean feel this village with it's Circa 1840 atmosphere is more than just home for them.

In 2001, we met the most wonderful resident of Harpers Ferry, and then she sold us her home. 15 yrs later, we're still best friends with her.

What makes this house unique

Quaint and charming are two overused words, but they really do describe the B n B.

Amenities

Harpers Ferry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Dressing mirror, vessel sink and river stone flooring.
  • We spent a LOT of time and Love on this room. We hope you enjoy it as much as we love it!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 double , The larger bed room with rooftop views of town, MD and VA.
    River - 1 twin/ single , This bedroom is accessed through the master bedroom. Private
    The Landing - 1 double , Comfortable sleeping with views of VA and rear gardens.
  • Master Bedroom has a double, firm, pillow top mattress and fluffy duvet. Stunning views of Md, WV and VA as well as the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Furnished with seating, dresser and supplemental window AC unit in the summer. The Landing at the top of the stairs also has a double, firm, pillow top full sized mattress with duvet and quilt. Directly outside of the bathroom, it is private when the door to the Master bedroom is closed. The River room has a twin bed with duvet and quilt for cool evenings. Accessed through the master bedroom, it has privacy with it's own door and a VERY large closet for hanging clothes.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Be in the middle of the action, but above it all! Standing 16 feet above Public Way, the front porch is a portico balcony overlooking Harpers Ferry's historic and commercial districts. It is the perfect spot to enjoy morning sunrises over the river, people watching during the day as visitors pass up and down the streets below you, cool afternoon breezes, and a romantic evening when the rising full moon paints the river silver.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Spring is in the Air!!
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews
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Charming home, ideally located in Harpers Ferry!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at the Bed N Biskit. The house is charming and ideally located just steps away from old town Harpers Ferry. The owners are great hosts--quick to respond to questions, a bottle of wine on the table to greet us, and fresh-based snacks on our second day in town.

If we could change one thing, it would be the length of the beds. They're a touch short for anyone taller than about 6'1" or 6'2".

But that's a small complaint about an otherwise great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

These guys are the best VRBO hosts I have ever dealt with. Top notch house, location, view, and owners. We went to all of their food recommendations and they did not let us down. Highly, highly recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough nice things about this home. We were met with a welcome bottle of wine, music on the TV and our host, Greg Dean, who could not have been more pleasant to work with throughout the whole registration process. The home is an ideal location in the heart of Harpers Ferry. We picked up groceries in Charles Town (about 7 miles away) before arriving which allowed us to make full use of the kitchen without feeling like we needed to eat out; however, there are restaurants (most close around 6:00 pm) and lunch shops to choose from close by. The home's kitchen is fully equipped and had everything we needed to prepare meals. There is not a "traditional oven"; however, a convection/microwave oven and stove top burners was provided. I had never used the convection oven before and very detailed directions were given in our home guide (along with additional information about the home and miscellaneous historical facts about the town). Cooking a full meal in the convection oven worked great; I cooked several dishes in a 13X9 inch dish and it fit perfectly. We ate breakfast one morning at the Country Cafe a few miles drive to the upper town area on Washington Street which was amazing! The train station from DC is just across the street which made meeting our daughter who visited so convenient. The train whistles have been mentioned before, however, I agree with the other guests; it lends to the atmosphere of the town and you become almost immune to the whistle. Car parking, as mentioned, is up a hill behind the home; however, Greg and Steve have provide a lighted walking path from your car to the home. If you want to go tubing - we used River Riders and felt very comfortable with them. There are multiple hiking trails throughout Harper's Ferry; trails to drive to and others you can access directly from the home. Part of the Appalachian Trail is a block behind the home. You can also travel across the pedestrian bridge that goes alongside the train bridge in town for more beautiful walking/hiking paths. The visitor's center in town has maps, etc. Harper's Ferry is a 30-40 minute drive from Antietam Battle Field. The only drawback would be for someone who may not be able to climb steps easily - though handrails are provided on the outside and inside steps. You may compete for the balcony each morning for sunrise and coffee; that was my favorite place!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tons of History

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Harpers Ferry. The house was right in the middle of the town and the views were amazing. The kids liked staying in the old house and we were able to find it in a lot of the paintings and drawings of Harpers Ferry. It was clean and very cute inside...we all loved the bathroom floor! Greg and Steve were very accommodating but gave us space to do our own thing too. We walked on the trails, visited the overlook, toured the town and white water rafted. I would love to visit again in the fall with the changing seasons and the cooler weather.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular view, amazing owners

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and very comfortable. The view is breathtaking. And the owners are so friendly. They really make you feel at home. This is my happy place.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property. Dean was so kind and helpful. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
Old Opera House
Vintage Lady
Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Dulles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
Coach House Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
http://sleepyhollowgolfclub.com/
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
AMTRAK
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
The Towns Inn
Nearest Ski
47.1 Miles
http://www.skiwhitetail.com/winter
Car: recommended

Must Love Trains!!!

Amtrak, MARC and MANY CSX trains travel thru Harpers Ferry.

They do this at all hours of the day and night. While some may find the train noise disturbing, many find it relaxing and a joy.

We're hoping our guests are the latter.

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Rates & Availability

Harpers Ferry House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Apr 21 2017 - May 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$209
Fri,Sat
$1,134
$3,000
 
 
High Season 2017
May 2 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$219
Fri,Sat
$1,194
$3,500
 
 
Off Season 2018
Dec 18 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,134
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$199
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Contact us for Senior Citizen or Military Discounted Rates.
thebednbiskit@gmail.com

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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