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VISIT 491 Washington St | Harpers Ferry WV | 25425
TRAVEL BY AIR
We are just over an hour drive from Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD (depending on traffic) with easy access from all three Metro DC airports (Dulles, National, and BWI.)
TRAVEL BY TRAIN
We are a three block walk from the Harpers Ferry station that runs commuter rail through AMTRAK and MARC so it is easy to make day trips by train into DC.
TRAVEL BY AUTO
We encourage you to use GOOGLE MAPS or WAZE to navigate if you are driving. You can also use UBER.
ABOUT YOUR STAY
You've come home to old world charm with modern sensibilities! The 4,000 square foot main house features state of the art amenities including zoned central air-conditioning, wood burning fireplaces, luxurious linens, and dedicated WiFi assuring spacious comfort and ready connectivity.
From gleaming original hardwood floors and satisfyingly comfortable rugs to crackling fireplaces and sunshine-filled bay windows the library, living, and dining spaces delight the senses.
Artfully appointed with period furnishings-each accented with a modern sensibility-the Inn offers informal elegance that compliments your private quarters.
ABOUT THE INN
Originally an 1837 Civil War Armory House-converted to a guest house circa 1900 by the Carroll White Family-your hosts continue the gentle history, hospitality, and charm of the original White House Inn. From your perch in the heart of the Historic District you can explore the amazing history, dining, shopping, and outdoor wonders of Harpers Ferry.
The Olde White House Inn grounds welcome you with seasonal flower and kitchen gardens filled with hydrangea, lavender, rosemary, and thyme-all surrounded by landscaped terraces, Civil War period split-rail fencing, an historic landmark-designated Japanese Maple along with easily accessible on-property parking, custom landscape lighting, and rocking porches and patios.
The Olde White House Inn hosts an extensive collection of presidential books and literature, historic prints and memorabilia, and contemporary art collected and curated by your avid historian hosts that can keep you engaged for hours on end. Each space has a special emphasis that will enrich your sense of place and history. And with a wealth of public and private spaces you can always choose to be as quiet or as sociable as your heart desires!
ABOUT YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS
All guest rooms are located on the second floor overlooking either Washington St or the Inn's grounds. Every room features top-of-the-line queen mattress and linens with cloud topper floating on a delicate frames.
This light-filled, rooms feature deliciously crisp and luxurious lounging robes and towels, fragrant floral bouquets selected from the Inn's seasonal gardens, a spacious clothes closet for unpacking, and an airy dressing/reading area along with the sparkling private ensuite baths or adjacent baths to assure pampered rest, relaxation, and renewal as you begin and end your day.
The Inn provides a continental breakfast each morning from 8AM-9:30AM with a range of locally sourced granola, yogurt, baked goods, and fruit. Let us know if you have any special dietary needs and we will work to accommodate.
And each and every evening-as the trains echo softly across the Village and through the valleys-you can drift to sleep in this historic setting imagining the citizens, soldiers, dignitaries, and presidents who also traveled these very same rivers, canals, trails, and cobbled Village streets.
You can simply rock away the hours on the front porch with a glass of wine, chat around the crackling fireplaces, plan your outdoor adventures, nap away the hours with a book from the Inn's presidential library, stroll and shop the cobbled streets of the Village or hike the Appalachian Trail, visit bookstores and pottery shops, experience the immersive museums and paths and canals of the National National Park Service, discover the African American experience of the Underground Railroad and Niagara Movement, or visit Storer College, all while reveling in the history that surrounds you at every turn.
ABOUT YOUR HOSTS
John and Greg are world travelers with a knack for making people feel at home. We love our Harpers Ferry community and are happy to help you find the "tucked away" experiences.
John works in Washington DC in political advocacy and has created an extensive presidential library he can happily share and discuss with you for hours. Greg directs a vibrant consulting practice and brings his world of art, education, and spiritual life to stimulating reflections, conversations, and abundant laughter with friends and guests alike!
One of our favorites pastimes is whiling away the late afternoon hours with conversation and drinks on the front rocking porch as an ever-changing flow of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers make their way to and from the Village. You can welcome the world to Harpers Ferry as you wave to encourage travelers from across the country and around the globe!
The Inn offers a hearty continental breakfast each morning from 8AM-9:30AM with a range of locally sourced granola, yogurt, baked goods, and fruit. Let us know if you have any special dietary needs and we will work to accommodate your needs.
We would be delighted to help you schedule massage, acupuncture, adventure, dining, theatre, music, and attraction events throughout your stay to help you enjoy Harpers Ferry as much as we do!
THE OLDE WHITE HOUSE INN
Welcome to this magical place. A World away from the World!