We were supposed to stay for 2 weeks in the B side of the house (the larger side). I guess I'll just rate it average even though the place itself was just adorable and historic. The problems we had with it were OUR personal problems.....not necessarily problems with the house. The owner stopped by right after we arrived. She was so nice and helpful I wish it had worked out (she even left a bottle of wine and flowers on the kitchen table). But as we started moving our things into the house we discovered the wood fire smell coming from the wood stove was just to much for us (we are both overly sensitive to the smell of smoke). Okay, might not be a problem...maybe we could just open some windows. We opened a few and started moving our things upstairs to the bedrooms. This was the second problem. Nowhere in the description of the unit was the original 180 year old stairs mentioned (maybe we should have known what they would be like but this was our first time staying in a place this old). They were very narrow with 12 inch risers with very narrow steps at the bend. After a few trips up and down my bad knees were gone. I figured I could just stay in the living room downstairs. Unfortunately the smoke smell wasn't getting any better and we knew even if we could get more windows open (most would not open at all) it was not going to work for us. We decided all we could do was pack up and go stay at the Holiday Inn in Ranson. I wish it had worked out because I loved the house and it would have been so neat to stay in a place with such history.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Armory Quarters in town of Harpers Ferry, WV. Dog Friendly. Surrounded by Harpers Ferry National Park. Restaurants, shops, and battlefields within walking distance. Wineries within six miles. Hollywood Casino and Charles Town Races five miles. Great location for history buffs, outdoor enthusiasts, gamers, white water rafting, fishing, antiquing. Great for biking the C&O Canal. Sleeps four comfortably. ... more less
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