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John Denver's musical thoughts about Harpers Ferry ("Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River...") describe Harpers Ferry from the time it was established (1749) through today.
Let country roads take you "home to the place you belong" for rest, relaxation, recreation, retreats, and celebrations. The Town's Inn at Harpers Ferry, an inn for all seasons, is located near the Appalachian Trail, just steps from the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and only a little over an hour's drive or train ride from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland.
Enjoy shopping, dining, museums, and more in the historic town of Harpers Ferry and the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park (www.nps.gov/hafe). Children are always welcome at the family-friendly Town's Inn.
Welcome to Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry, a town in Jefferson County, West Virginia is situated on the banks of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers where Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet. Located at the bottom of the ravine created by the two rivers, it is thus nestled within the surrounding mountains. Historically, Harpers Ferry is best known for John Brown's raid on the Armory in 1859.
Harpers Ferry is located within Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and is also one of the few towns the Appalachian Trail directly passes through. A visit to this quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, is like stepping into the past. Stroll the picturesque streets, visit exhibits and museums, or hike our trails and battlefields. There's a wide variety of experiences for visitors of all ages, so come and discover Harpers Ferry.
Conveniently located on the first floor of the Inn's Heritage House (179 High Street), the Tavern in the Town's Inn at Harpers Ferry offers excellent meals from 6 a.m. through 10 p.m. daily not only to guests staying at the Inn but also to other visitors in Town and local residents as well.
• Four unique dining areas provide a choice of dining experiences.
• The beautiful stone patio in the front of the Inn overlooks the main street of Town and provides seating for up to 18 guests at the 5 tables. From your table, you'll have the pleasure of "people watching" against the backdrop of authentic Civil War Era village shops and the gorgeous foliage of Maryland Heights.
• The back patio is nestled in an area called "The Rock Garden" located between the 1840 stone house and the stunning rock mountain in the back of the house. Guests seated at the 8 tables (seating 22) on the back patio enjoy not only cooler temperatures on hot summer days but also the sound of the little water fall that brings water from the Ridge into our tiny, clear spring. The beautiful bay window provides an "inside view" of the kitchen, where you will see our chef busily preparing the inn-credible meals featured on our breakfast, lunch, dinner, and "all day" menus.
• The interior boasts a simple but elegant Dining Room that will remind you of an 1860 home. Seating only 25 guests at 10 tables, the Dining Room provides a peaceful haven a few steps away from the bustle of the streets and shops. The decor of the Dining Room features furnishings that reflect both the past history and present attractions of Harpers Ferry. Ask your server about the pictures!
• Finally, the precious Pub is situated across from the Dining Room. The Pub seats only 5 guests at the custom-made, solid wood bar that dominates this cozy room, where guests enjoy food and spirits.
• Keep in mind that the Tavern provides picnics and other carry-out meals, as well as carry-out catering. Deliveries can be arranged with advance notice.
• The Inn provides a great setting for special events and private parties. You can reserve all or some of the dining area and arrange customized cuisine for gatherings of your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
Call 304.535.1860 for more information.
Reservations are recommended but not required for groups of 8 or more.
Activities can be arranged for a fee of 20% of the total cost, plus transportation ($1/mile). Sample activities at the Inn or within ten steps to ten miles of the Inn and their approximate costs include:
• Bicycling ~ $15 for half day (includes helmet, lock, water bottle)
• Hiking-on-your-own ~ free
• Hiking-with-guide ~ $10/hour/person
• Swimming ~ $5 in nearby pools; free in rivers
• Fishing-on-your-own (bring your own gear) ~ free (license required)
• Fishing-with-guide ~ price varies
• Tubing ~ $20
• Rafting ~ $45
• Kayaking ~ $45
• Canoeing ~ $65
• Golfing ~ price varies, beginning at $15 for 18 holes
• Jazzercize/yoga/personal training ~ price varies
• Massage & muscle therapy ~ price varies
• Museums ~ price varies (many free)
• Guided tours of town and area ~ (historical tours, ghost tours, and other specialty tours) ~ price varies
• Civil War Battlefields ~ free (park pass may be required)
• Programs & Civil War Enactments offered by the National Park Service & others ~ price varies (many free)
• Lectures & lessons on selected topics ~ price varies
• Music (concerts, shows, sing-alongs) ~ price varies
• Ghost tours ~ $8
• Farm visits ~ price varies
• Church visits ~ free transportation (8:30 on Sunday to Fellowship Bible Church; 10:30 Wesleyan United Methodist Church)
• Sports, games, arts & crafts ~ price varies (many free)
• Dining ~ price varies
• Winery visits ~ price varies
• Shopping ~ shops, consignment shops, flea markets, antique stores, Wal-Mart, the Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick (20 minutes from the Inn), the outlets in Leesburg (30 minutes from the Inn), the outlets in Hagerstown (45 minutes from the Inn), and more.