About The Inn
Vision/Mission of the Inn
A diverse clientele of local residents & visitors.
Consistently excellent & affordable lodging, dining, shopping, & other products & services (such as shuttles, laundry, education, entertainment, information, etc.) to the best of our ability.
Whenever needed, every day of the year.
Within a clean, well-organized, functionally artistic, rustic, & home-like historical property.
Cared for by a competent & cheerful staff committed to serving guests well.
For the glory of God & the good of the people.
Description of the Inn
Find out all about the Town’s Inn
The Town’s Inn consists of two pre-Civil War stone residences: the Mountain House at 175 High Street (circa 1820) and the Heritage House at 179 High Street (circa 1840). Located in the heart of Lower Town (the historic market district of Harpers Ferry), we are a block from the Amtrak train station and a few steps away from not only the museums of the living history village (NPS.gov/hafe), but also the C&O Towpath (NPS.gov/choh) and the Appalachian Scenic Trail (nps.gov/appa), which offer bicycling, hiking, river sports, and more. Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (almost heaven), is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, approximately 60 miles from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, and provides a nice balance for urban/ suburban lifestyles. The mild temperatures year-round make the Inn a place for all seasons, for many reasons. The average high temperature in February is 45 degrees, which makes winter getaways especially appealing. Located on the main street of town in the middle of the historical village, the Inn is well equipped to accommodate retreats, reunions, special events, and fun-filled getaways for families, couples, and individuals. Gather for meals, meetings, or just relaxation in the common areas, which include the beautiful stone patios that surround and connect the two buildings of the Inn, the Parlor in the Heritage House at 179 High Street, and the Marketplace Country Store & Self-Serve Café in the Mountain House at 175 High Street.
LODGING: Each of the eight guest rooms in the Inn is unique — but all rooms have a fridge (about 3.5 cubic feet), a microwave, a coffeemaker, and complimentary coffee and tea. Six of the rooms have private bathrooms, but only three of these rooms have the private bathroom en suite. The other two rooms share one bathroom. All of the rooms are family-friendly — and two of the rooms are pet-friendly. The prices of the rooms range from $80 to $200.
MARKETPLACE COUNTRY STORE & SELF-SERVE CAFE: The Inn offers year-round dining and shopping (6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily). The Mountain House contains a self-serve Café featuring food from fine vendors and homemade specialties. Seating is available on the patios and on the balcony. The Café in the Mountain House has indoor seating, as well. We will happily prepare customized picnics and gift baskets. The little Marketplace Country Store features hiker resupply products ~ local snacks and beverages ~ local arts and crafts ~ gifts ~ toiletries ~ souvenirs ~ books ~ and more!
SPECIAL PACKAGES: Special packages can be arranged featuring recreational activities such as outdoor sports and tours to nearby wineries and breweries. The Inn also features educational activities through the American Health & Heritage Adventure Academy.
AMERICAN HEALTH & HERITAGE ACADEMY (AHHAA): The Academy, located on the premises, provides customized educational packages for individuals and groups with special interests. Courses are taught by local residents who live and work in or near Harpers Ferry, for example National Park Rangers, Appalachian Trail Conservancy staff, Shepherd University professors, and many other talented and gifted people who are eager to share their expertise about health, history, and our American heritage (including music, art, drama, and more) with visitors to Harpers Ferry. Any visitor can savor self instructional activities. See www.ExperienceHarpersFerry.com to learn more about this amazing village.
Contact the owner, Karan Townsend, at email@example.com for assistance in planning your visit to Harpers Ferry!
Don’t just take out word for it… read it from our guests!
Historic and charming little findSpent 2 nights in Harpers Ferry to take advantage of some of the natural beauty surrounding the town. After long days of hiking in the heat, this was a great place to return to in the evening. Lovely building full of character, with very friendly staff. Location is perfect - just steps from a nice bakery/cafe and a few casual bars and ice-cream places. About a 3 minute walk from the Amtrak station - extremely handy if you arrive/depart by train, as we did.
David M - Designation
Very NiceGreat visit to a wonderful historic inn with very helpful staff. Ideal location overlooking the valley and within a couple blocks of the rivers, restaurants and outstanding history and trails. Extremely clean, good porches and tables for spacing and eating.
F Kerns - Guest
Weekend breakFantastic place to stay, 200 yr old building with rustic charm right in the middle of the historic lower town with overnight parking at the train station, everywhere is walkable from here. Plenty of restaurants around or just grab and go at the inn, wifi was great as mobile service in Harpers Ferry is minimal
Michelle D - Guest
Always great...This is the 2nd time I’ve stayed at The Towns Inn.. the host Karen, is super sweet and very helpful. The Inn feels like you are staying at a relatives place instead of a hotel. This time we stayed in the Potomac Room. The bathroom was down the hall, but it was ours exclusively, which made it nice. Parking is always a bit difficult in Harpers Ferry, since it’s in a National Park. Karen gave great instructions on how to find a space.. I think we will always stay at The Towns Inn when we are visiting! Definitely recommend...
Diana J - Guest
Historic Gem Steps from HistoryOur family of four, with two boys 15 and 11, stayed at The Town's Inn for two nights during our trip to Harper's Ferry. The inn was built in 1840 and was only steps from the NPS Harper's Ferry museums and sights. We loved having the chance to wake up early before the NPS shuttles began to run and walk throughout the park without having to battle crowds. To see Harper's Ferry in the quiet of the morning was truly wonderful. Upon our arrival, parking was a little daunting but the innkeeper was more than happy to help us navigate and our stay was certainly worth the initial challenges. Our room, The Shenandoah, was comfortably appointed and was attached to a common sitting area but we had that space all to ourselves during our visit. I would 100% recommend this inn to my friends but I would caution them that this charming inn would be challenging for people with mobility issues or who have difficulty with stairs. Our room was on the 3rd floor and the staircases are authentic to the period so steep and narrow. Our private bath was on the second floor so we had to go up and down the stairs to use the restroom. Having the restroom detached from our room was a new experience but certainly did not hinder our enjoyment of the stay. We made some great memories at The Town's Inn and in Harper's Ferry and would encourage anyone who values authenticity over luxury to plan a visit. This charming, cozy, and welcoming inn is definitely worth the trip back in time.
Phoebe F - Guest
Great stay &cozy!!My friends bikes the c&o this week and booked a stay here. Gail was so sweet she gave us a safe place to store our bikes and even let us do laundry! The room was clean and cozy. Shared spaces to be expected with more of a b&b feel.
Katie S - Guest
Relaxed and ComfortableReally enjoyed my stay. Perfect location for hiking and history. Working fire place and supplies for smores available which was nice. Was at the Friendship room which was good for privacy. Temp for shower was consistently hot. Staff welcoming and accommodating and were hospitable with my dog so also very pet friendly. Hope to return.
Dodge L - Guest
Wonderful stay at The Town's InnWe stayed in the Appalachian room at the Town's Inn on October 19, 2020. My husband and I biked the GAP/C&O trail from Pittsburgh to Washington DC and this was our last night so we treated ourselves to a nice stay in Harper's Ferry. We were excited to stay in such an historic inn and it was wonderful!! The entire inn built into the hillside was so cool and the quaintness of the accommodation was such fun. We LOVED the room--every convenience you would ever need in a 200 year old inn. We also enjoyed the little shop perfectly set up for hikers and bikers who may need an extra bar or two as well as some fun local gifts. We will definitely stay here next time we are in Harper's Ferry and highly recommend for others.