We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
The listings of booking offers for each property take into account the compensation paid to us by our partners. Prices shown may be for varying room types. Prices displayed are the lowest available, corresponding to the least expensive room type available, as provided from our partners as of the time of the user’s search.

The Town's Inn

avatar-imageavatar-imageavatar-image
Traveller (189)
Dining (8)
Pool & Beach (2)
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

View prices for your travel dates

Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect nightly room rates, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.

About

#2 of 2 inns in Harpers Ferry
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Travellers' Choice
***Rates starting at $120*** This family-friendly historic Inn (circa 1840) is located in the center of the Harpers Ferry living history village situated at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, just steps from the C&O Canal Towpath and Appalachian Trail, as well as the storybook train station served by Amtrak and MARC trains. Open from 6 a.M. - 10 P.M. Every day of the year, the restaurant on the first level of the Inn offers indoor and patio dining featuring popular cuisine, including homemade specialties and healthy options. Also on the first floor is a Sundry / Snack / Supply Shoppe which has been described as a "high-end convenience store, a mini-health food store, and an old-fashioned country store with local products." The second floor consists of two bedrooms with beautiful slate-tile private bathrooms. A parlor containing a treasure of books, toys, and games is situated on the third floor, along with another bedroom. Free WiFi is available. Step outside and enjoy river views, river sports, hiking, bicycling, museums, shopping, and more in this quaint town that is adjacent to the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park and surrounded by other national parks, farms, and Civil War battlegrounds. Although located only 60 miles from DC, the Inn is "a world away" from life in modern urban and suburban cities. We invite you to travel "over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house" for relaxation, recreation, and retreat.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Historic Hotel
324Reviews6Q+A80Room tips

Reviews
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

Traveller rating
  • 161
  • 85
  • 24
  • 23
  • 31
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
avatar-image
Domenic B wrote a review Feb 2024
West Haven, Connecticut2 contributions
Saw the video on YouTube. Pic of 4 women 3rd from left has a smile that could brighten any room. Taking a vaca there in March 2024. Hope to see that smile greet us. Wondering if the wax museum across the street is open? Know its for sale a d part of the trip down there from ct.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Trek36109087577 wrote a review Feb 2024
1 contribution
+1
Historic hotel right on the main street of Harpers Ferry, WV, directly in the center of all the beautiful shops along that road 😊 I agree with some of the reviews that say this is a bit rustic, yet given that it is indeed, a historic hotel the rustic part goes along with the territory, and is, indeed what you will love about staying here. Harpers Ferry is certainly worth the trip, and it’s especially beautiful in the spring time.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: For those who are light sleepers, please be aware the train station in this town is indeed a...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Sandy T wrote a review Feb 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Inn owner was very gracious. As were others on staff. All sorts of snacks and other food and beverages available. Country store had lots of interesting things with great prices...educational items for kids. On Main Street...convenient. Lots of blankets, etc. Just one negative...Our room, Friendship, needs work on bathroom. No ledge keeping shower water from toilet area. We solved with rolled up towels.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Sheri B wrote a review Jan 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our family stayed in the 1820s Suite for 1 night. 2 adults, a 19 year old and an 11 year old. We absolutely loved it! It was super unique and unlike what you'll experience at a boring run of the mill hotel. There is so much history in this building. We enjoyed exploring, marveling over the architecture and sleeping comfortably. There were plenty of heaters throughout the suite as well as blankets, books and games. We really enjoyed our stay and we plan to come back again. The reception area/cafe with lots of self-serve items was awesome. The owner, Karan, was so pleasant to speak with, was very knowledgeable about the area and genuinely cared about us having a nice stay. If you're looking for a fancy 5 star hotel, this is not the place. If you want an awesome, historic building that is comfortable and safe. You can't go wrong while staying in Harpers Ferry.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Wear good walking shoes to see all the amazing things around Harpers Ferry. Talk with the owner...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Neil D wrote a review Jan 2024
1 contribution
Food was subpar, but thankfully this area is surrounded by great restaurants in walking distance. Rooms felt cramped and I didn’t like the defensive nature of owner. Nice room though. Beautiful area, but you’d be better off at the Clarion or Quality a few blocks away.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Try not to come on weekends.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Karan Townsend, Owner at The Town's Inn
Responded 18 Jan 2024
I’m grateful for this review — but it’s somewhat confusing and not very helpful to me. “Food was subpar”: The Inn doesn’t have a restaurant. Guests prepare their own food in the Marketplace Country Store & Self-Serve Cafe. “Rooms felt cramped”: The Inn has 9 rooms ranging in price from $80 to $200. The $80 rooms are small but more than adequate for 2 guests. The $200 room is the entire first floor of the 1820 Mountain House — and it’s not cramped. “I didn’t like the defensive nature of the owner”: ??? “You’d be better off at the Clarion or Quality a few blocks away”: Some people definitely prefer chain hotels such as the Clarion and Quality, which are on the highway away from the historic area. The Inn (circa 1820) Inn is in the middle of the historic district and is located a few blocks from the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Cat G wrote a review Jan 2024
Okinawa City, Japan3 contributions
--*Multi-generational family travelling*-- The 1820's Suite--We've stayed nearby before, but staying IN TOWN was a whole new experience. Waking up and walking out onto the patio right to high street was such a treat with the morning light. I loved being able to disconnect as there was no T.V. or phone in the room. Because we had kids (8 & 12), I was happy to be on the bottom floor because the kids aren't the quietest, but this place is so family-friendly! There are games in the room like pictionary, checkers, mancala, etc. But outside, there were cornhole boards and a tether-tennis game that fit perfectly in the front space, and the kids had a blast. If you've ever traveled around Europe, this place has that same vibe and we loved it! Karan and Glenda were incredible hostesses and were a goldmine of information & conversation. I love the kitchen setup! The marketplace has just about anything you'd need and you can take over the kitchen to cook whatever your heart desires. My kids joked about making a cake, and the ladies said we could if we wanted to and how other people HAVE! She said as long as the hard stuff was scraped, they would take care of the dishes. The location could not be beat; up the hill is the churchyard and Jefferson Rock, and below is the river and train tracks. It's even a neat place just to sit and peoplewatch from if your legs have had it with all the hills/stairs. The kids were ecstatic to find the bunkbed, and my mom said the daybed was really comfortable. My kids got into a spat before bed one night so my daughter moved to the couch and said it was really comfy too! The main, big bed was firm, and there were plenty of blankets to keep everyone cozy. The bathroom was a step down into an old hallway that was closed off, and a wet bathroom put in, which was really neat and super clean. There was an inner staircase for us to go up to the kitchen/reception for our coffee/tea, and the kids loved spotting the old-style keys along the staircase.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
KADNap wrote a review Nov 2023
Annapolis, Maryland30 contributions4 helpful votes
Cute and quaint inn on the main Harpers Ferry drag. Walkable to everything. Glenda the host was very helpful. Our room was cozy and comfortable. Plenty of restaurants nearby along with the train station. Parking pass is ideal although there is street parking too.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Terry M wrote a review Nov 2023
5 contributions
A bit quirky but a great location, clean and the staff could not have been kinder or more considerate. Glenda was particularly wonderful. Every room is unique. We enjoyed sitting out front and people watching in the morning and watching the sunset in the evening.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Chris37830 wrote a review Nov 2023
Knoxville, Tennessee9 contributions5 helpful votes
The climb up High St. and then up the steps to the entry, and then up the steps to our room was long, but worth it. This is quaint antebellum house turned B&B. The rooms are small, even a little cramped, but offer a feel for what the times felt like. The beds were comfortable and warm. The bath was downstairs and was pretty tiny, but very clean. One shower wall is open to the original stone wall, which is a neat feature. Breakfast is available in a you-are-the-chef fashion, but plenty of food available. The B&B is near several restaurants and shopping, so very convenient.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
knox k wrote a review Oct 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed two nights in Harpers Ferry. Love the accommodations and the owner, Karen. It is somewhat rustic, no television, very quiet. I was able to challenge my brother-in-law in a heated game of cornhole right outside of our room. Highly recommend this place to stay, but somewhat of a unique experience. Choose this as a layover on our bike trip from Pittsburgh to DC
Read more
Date of stay: October 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Harpers Ferry area.
LOCATION
United StatesWest VirginiaHarpers Ferry
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect nightly room rates, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

THE TOWN'S INN - Updated 2024 Reviews (Harpers Ferry, WV)

Frequently Asked Questions about The Town's Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Town's Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Point (0.1 miles), Jefferson Rock (0.1 miles), and True Treats Historic Candy (0.05 miles).
What are some restaurants close to The Town's Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Rabbit Hole Gastropub, Cannonball Deli, and Battle Grounds Bakery & Coffee.
Is The Town's Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Harpers Ferry.
Are there any historical sites close to The Town's Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (1.4 miles), The Point (0.1 miles), and John Brown's Fort (0.3 miles).