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5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Town's Inn

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The Town's Inn
Ranked #9 of 11 Harpers Ferry B&B and Inns
Columbus, Ohio
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“Family meet up”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

The Inn is charming and centrally located in town. The third floor room was more than enough space for the 6 of us. Home cooked food comes out of the kitchen. It's a great stop for travelers doing the Appalachian trail and C&O bike trail. Some people may not like the noise of the trains during the evenings.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

The Inn is a classic bed and breakfast and a lot of thought and care went into rendering a very old historic building into accommodations that are comfortable and well executed. We stayed in the Appalachian room which had a gorgeous private bathroom (green slate shower) and the room was immaculate with a double bed with nice linens and very sweet with a fireplace and two sitting chairs. Given how old the building it is - it is on the smaller side- but we were comfortable. The 3rd floor has a library of a range of books - nothing contemporary - but some English anthologies and some Christian literature. This is where the Shenandoah room is and appointed with bunk beds which were occupied by 4 young women who seemed pleased. The restaurant seems to be a separate business and it is true that breakfast is not included. Nonetheless it is right in the center of lower town and is central to the train station and other restaurants. Staff are very friendly!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

My wife and i just got home from a 2 night stay at The Town's Inn and really enjoyed it, We were celebrating our 30 year wedding anniversary. We don't get away very often and this was perfect for our needs. The location was perfect and the service was great. We ate a few meals there and loved it, especially breakfast. Karen and her staff work very hard to make everything right. Parking is a pain in the you-know-what, but that's a function of the location. We love Harpers Ferry and staying at The Town's Inn is a perfect way to see it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

We stopped at the Town's Inn after bicycling from D.C. along the C&O canal. The staff was very welcoming and our meal was delicious. The inn was a charming place to relax before we continued on to our campsite. I would book a room here if I were to do the long distance ride again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This was the first time my husband and I stayed at an inn like this. The location is perfect, and centrally located to explore the remaining historical buildings within the park. You can tell that the innkeeper, Karen, is personally involved in maintaining the inn, supporting the sorrounding businesses, and the maintaining the historical integrity of Harper's Ferry. Our bedroom, the Appalachian Room was cozy and sweet. I loved the large, step-in shower!!
Her manager and assistant manager, created a wonderful evening ambience for my husband and I at the inn's courtyard. (They could use some more plants) Our candle lit supper was made with locally prepared meats, fresh vegetables and fruits. The portions were good and tasted delicious. Thank you for making our stay there wonderful!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

My best friend and I stayed at the Town's Inn from July 26, 2013 - July 28, 2013 in the Shenadoah room on the third floor. I travel for a living each week and have stayed all over the country; this trip was a personal trip and I was not disappointed. The Inn is situated in the perfect spot of the historical village. Everyone was friendly and welcoming! The Inn doesn't have parking in front of the inn but people have to remember that this is a historical town and the Inn was built in 1840. There is parking down the street and this is where all the parking is regardless of where you stay. The parking is not far away and the staff members helped us with our bags. The Inn is beautiful and the hardwood is wonderful and is from 1850! It was a great experience to stay at the Inn. The Inn serves breakfast lunch and dinner from 6AM - 10PM. We ate there for breakfast and had appetizers there which were both delicious. I would highly recommend this stay to anyone looking for a quaint stay with historical significance with a prime location in Harpers Ferry. The Inn is within walking distance from everything in the town.

Other places recomended during your stay at Harpers Ferry include:
-Ghost Tour (starts at St. Peter's Church which is walking distance from the Inn)
-Horseback riding at Elk Mountain Trails (about 15 minutes away)
-VIVO hair and day spa-- EXCELLENT and highly recommended (5-7 minutes from the Inn)
-Grandale Farm Restaurant (15 minutes away and has dinner and wine tasting since its located on a vineyard)
-Private Quinn's Pub (great for lunch located within walking distance from the Inn)
-Coach House Grill (within walking distance from the Inn)

Overall great experience and we will definitely come back :-)

  • Stayed July 2013
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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

NOTE: If you are looking to experience the history of Harper's Ferry and appreciate the quirky charm and uniqueness of an old architectural gem, THIS IS THE PLACE. If you are looking for typical hotel amenities and service, look outside of Harper's Ferry. This is run like a European B & B -- it is a casual, familial atmosphere. Our stay was lovely, we enjoyed the sense of history and the views were beautiful. The staff was very helpful whenever we needed anything. They were not hard to find -- the inn is small, head towards the kitchen! It feels more like being a guest in someone's home -- absolutely charming. Yes, there is no close parking (not the fault of the inn, but the town planners back in 1840!). Yes, its on a steep hill (that part of town rests above the meeting of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers). This is history and the inn does a wonderful job preserving it. We stayed in the Shenandoah room way up at the top. There is no elevator and the stairways are narrow -- we expected that (1840, remember?) The door was short (as people were back then) but the ceilings were tall and there were two beautiful windows at either end, providing views of both the town and the garden. It has a spacious lounge area adjacent to the room. Our updated, private bathroom was on the floor below but robes are provided and, as mentioned, it is a small inn so we rarely ran into other guests. Everything was clean, comfortable and friendly. This place (and historic Harper's Ferry) is about experiencing history (albeit much more comfortably than they lived 150 years ago). Marvel at the 2 foot thick stone walls. Immerse yourself in its ideally preserved location -- you are staying in a national park! Relax with a snack in the back garden and chat with hikers from all over the world coming off the Appalachian Trail. Walk out the door and back in time. But please don't compare it to a chain hotel or modernized "faux-historical" B&B. It is an absolutely, perfectly lovely piece of history just the way it is and we will definitely return.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: The Town's Inn
Address: 179 High Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25424
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Region: United States > West Virginia > Harpers Ferry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Harpers Ferry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
***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. ... more   less 

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