Harpers Ferry, WV | Charming Vacation Rentals Across America

Right away, I saw “history” written all over this rental from the photo alone. What looks like two units is actually opened up into one house. Built in the 1830s, it was once used as an Army infirmary/hospital. Now it’s a stop on the Harper’s Ferry Ghost Tour! Knowing that people died in the building may freak a lot of people out and turn them off to renting a possible haunted house, but I would absolutely stay here!

With 3BR/2.5BA, the home sleeps 7-9 people. The only down-side I can see is the 65 stairs to to and from available parking. However, if you sweet talk another driver in the family, you might get them to drop you off at the front door and then go park the car!

Did I mention history already? Harper’s Ferry is full of history! Amazing how things like that didn’t mean a thing to me when I was young, and now I love it. Though the house was renovated, they did leave a lot of historic value – exposed brick walls and beam ceilings on the lower level (some of the original hand-strewn beams as well). Yet they offset all the darkness of the brick and beams by painting the window frames and mantle white. There, my friends, is that contrast that I’m always looking for!