We stayed at The Town's Inn after our fourth day on the C&O and GAP bike trail. The Inn was easy to find off the trail, in the heart of the old town, not too far up the hill. It was a beautiful old preserved home from the 1800's that fit the quaint setting of the historical town. We stayed in the Appalachian room, which was beautifully appointed and matched the photos on the website. The newly renovated private bathroom was a very welcome sight after nine hours of mud and ruts on the C&O Towpath. The owner welcomed us and gave us the interesting history of the home. The staff made sure we had access to the hose to wash down our muddy bikes, and helped us safely secure our bikes on the private back porch. Their chef, Jeff, took to the time to greet us, and introduce his family who also work at the Inn. The Inn caters to cyclists and have one of the few restaurants that stay open late. A good meal after a long day of cycling is a treat. We needed to get on the road early the next morning to make our train back to Pittsburgh, and fortunately, the restaurant opened at 6am. The owner fixed us a lovely breakfast, and we were able to stock up on provisions for our long ride from items in their store. Will definitely stay again on our next bike ride to DC.
- 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