Peaceful Lakefront Cottage with Blue Ridge Mountain Views!


Harpers Ferry, WV, United States

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Peaceful Lakefront Cottage with Blue Ridge Mountain Views!



Looking for a lakeside retreat? This is the one! Sit next to a roaring fire or soak in the hot tub and enjoy the long views up the lake, framed by luscious trees and with the Blue Ridge looming just beyond the lake. Or, in the summertime launch your kayaks right from the private dock and make a day of it on the lake. This end of the lake is very quiet and private and makes the perfect peaceful retreat. This home was impeccably remodeled (down to the studs!) in 2019. If you can be convinced to leave, the Appalachian Trail is a couple miles away, historic Harpers Ferry is just a 20 min drive away, and Virginia wine country is just next door. Whether you want to stay in or see the area, this cabin has something for every member of the family! WiFi is fast at 300 Mbps, so you should have no trouble streaming or video conferencing, in case you need to work remotely.

Mountain Mama is a professional vacation rental company in the Harpers Ferry area. This is not just a side-gig for us--this is our full-time job! Rest assured that you are in the hands of professionals and will receive unmatched service. We are on mission to help family and close friends spend unplugged time together creating memories they will treasure. Harpers Ferry is a still-hidden gem and we can't wait to share it with you!


We are committed to Rent Responsibly standards. This means we follow best-in-class guidelines to ensure you have a peaceful, safe and memorable stay with us. We care a lot about maintaining good relationships with our community, so we appreciate you following these "house rules" during your stay.

LODGING AGREEMENT: The guest booking the property must digitally sign a lodging agreement immediately following the reservation. The most important terms of the agreement are included below, and the guest may cancel a booking penalty free within 24 hours. If the lodging agreement is not completed with 24 hours then the reservation will be cancelled. The agreement will be sent via text message, so please be sure your phone number is correct before booking.

AGE 25 OR OLDER TO BOOK: The guest booking the property must be 25 years of age or older. We reserve the right to request a photo or scan of a government-issued photo ID. The guest who books must stay at the property--you may not book for others if you do not intend to stay at the property.

QUIET HOURS START AT 10 PM: Our property's quiet hours of 10 pm to 6 am are required by county ordinance and enforced by local police. If the police respond to a noise complaint, every individual on the property may face a misdemeanor criminal charge and be subject to a fine by the county of $300. Failure to abide by the county noise ordinance will result in the immediate termination of the stay without refund.

Past noise complaints have always come from groups of 20-somethings. If you are booking for a group of people in their twenties and you think your group may want to play loud music at any time then do not book this property or cancel your reservation if you have already booked. Find another place for your trip so you do not have your trip terminated early and without refund.

NOISE MONITORING AND SECURITY CAMERA: We use devices that measure volume levels throughout the property (like a smoke detector but for noise) and allow us to respond to noise nuisances before the police are called. The devices are triggered primarily by sustained periods of loud music, not things like loud talking or laughter (which is encouraged!). The devices do not record audio and are 100% privacy compliant. We also have a security camera that records the front door and driveway. This allows us to facilitate remote check in and monitor the property between guests.

DAMAGE WAIVER: Every stay is backed by a Safely damage waiver. Guests will not be held responsible for damage caused during their stay if 1) the damage is accidental, and 2) the damage is reported as soon as possible, and by no later than the check out time.

POSSIBLE BACKGROUND CHECK: We reserve the right to use a third-party to verify the guest's identity and check criminal databases to finalize the reservation. Complete terms regarding the guest verification are provided in the lodging agreement, and can be provided sooner upon request.

NO MUSIC OUTDOORS: This is a quiet, family-friendly lake community, not a place to party. Residents and guests alike come here to relax amid the peace and quiet of the lake. Because of this, and because sound carries so easily across the lake, we do not allow guests to play any music outdoors. Other reasonable noise, from children playing outside, for example, is no problem.

NO PETS: No exceptions, sorry. Please don't ask whether we can allow your perfectly house-trained, hypoallergenic labradoodle to join because we can't :-)

SNOW-INS: During the winter, there is a good chance that a significant snow storm could restrict access in and out of the house. The roads are plowed, but not always promptly. 4 wheel drive is highly recommended in the event of a snow storm, and you need to use good judgement as to whether to cancel a trip before it begins or leave the house early.

SMOKING: Smoking is never allowed inside the house. You may smoke outside as long as you clean up after yourself. You may not litter cigarette butts on the deck, in the yard, or anywhere else--butts must go in the trash after they have cooled off. If smoking inside the screened porch, please turn on the fan so that the smoke does not linger and leave a smell.

NUMBER OF GUESTS: It is important to have the correct number of guests on the reservation, so please update accordingly if the number changes after you first book. Only registered guests are allowed to use the home, day or night.

SHEETS: At the end of your stay, please strip the sheets off the beds that were used and leave the sheets on top of the beds.

PARKING: There is room for up to 4 cars in the driveway, but if parking more than 2 cars, you might have to box in other cars by parking behind them.

BUGS: This is a cabin in the woods--that means there are lots of bugs, especially in the summertime. Even if you are very careful, some of those bugs will find their way into the house. The best way to minimize the number of bugs inside is to enter and exit through the screened porch as often as possible. You must also carefully clean up the kitchen every night and securely package up all food to keep out bugs and mice. We have had to deal with mice before and no one wants that again!

TV MOVED TO BASEMENT: The TV has been moved from above the fireplace in the main living area (as shown in some photos) to the basement.

VERY MUCKY LAKE BOTTOM: The lake bottom near the shore is very mucky and soft, so it's not a place to swim or wade. If you do attempt to wade in the water you will sink deep into the muck. While we don't recommend swimming, it's a great place to launch kayaks or tubes from and paddle or float around the lake!

WAIVER OF LIABILITY FOR USE OF HOT TUB AND/OR LAKE: The hot tub remains open year round. If you use the hot tub it is your responsibility to ensure the water remains chemically balanced and safe to use before you use it. By using the hot tub and/or the lake you agree to follow all house rules associated with it and you release the owner of the property from all liability relating to injuries that may occur while using the hot tub and/or the lake, regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence.

SEPTIC SYSTEM: This house has a septic system. Grease and oil must never be allowed down any of the sink drains. Feminine hygiene products must be thrown away in a trash can and not flushed down a toilet. Never flush solid trash down the toilet or into a sink drain.

NO FIREWORKS: Fireworks are not allowed.

NO FIREARMS: Guests may not bring firearms or ammunition inside the house.

NO ILLEGAL DRUGS: Guests may not possess or consume any illegal drugs on the property, including cannabis.

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 30 days before check-in will get back 100% of the amount they've paid. If they cancel between 14 and 30 days before check-in, they'll get back 50%. Otherwise, they won't get a refund.


Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Air Filter
Indoor Fireplace
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Baby Travel Bed
Baby High Chair
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Crockery Cutlery
Pots Pans
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Alarm System
Internet Wifi
Ipod Station
Steam Room
Safe Box
Smart Home
Ironing Facilities
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Has Buzzer
Has Cat
Has Dog
Has Other Pet
Hot Water
Cooking Basics
Has Surveillance
Linens Provided


Hot Tub
Free Parking
Balcony Terrasse
Sea View
Gated Property
Private Entrance
Deck / Patio


Basketball Court
Cinema Room
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Massage Room
Pool Table
Soccer Field
Has Tennis
Wine Cellar
Lock On Bedroom
Family Friendly
24 Checkin
Water Front
Lake Access
Beach Front
Ski-In Ski-Out
Carbon Monoxide Detector


Baby Bath
Baby Monitor
Window Guards
Changing Table
Children Books & Toys
Children Dinnerware
Fireplace Guards
Game Console
Outlet Covers
Pack & Play TravelCrib
Room Darkening Shades
Stair Gates
Table Corner Guards
Babysitter Recommendations

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Lauren (review from Airbnb)
Beautiful property - inside and out. Very peaceful setting, walkable road surrounding the lake, well-maintained property exactly as pictured. Very responsive host. Highly recommend!

Aliena (review from Airbnb)
Beautiful house, espectacular view. We had a very peaceful and relaxing long weekend.

Victoria (review from Airbnb)
Great little place to relax for a few days. The hot tub was nice. The place is beautiful and has an amazing screened-in porch! Worth the money!

Melissa (review from Airbnb)
What a place. Made amazing memories with my family! Everyone loved it! Incredible views of the lake. Loved all the windows. Decorated adorably and on theme. Loved the backsplash in kitchen, the cute oar railing, Firepit and hot tub -nice touches! That master bath and walk in closet. Wow! Getting ideas for our house! The owner communicated beautifully with us- responsive, friendly, and helpful. Would recommend to any friend or family member. May even return. Thanks again!!!!

Wendy (review from Airbnb)
Beautiful, private location with amazing views. The screened porch was our favorite place to sit. The place was as described, well taken care of, clean and peaceful. The beds were not very comfortable and my husband and I ended up sleeping on the couches our second night. But we very much enjoyed the location and living area. If we had new beds would definitely come back again!

Elizabeth (review from Airbnb)
This was a perfect spot for a girls’ getaway weekend! We had cold weather during our stay and thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub, fire pit and wood burning stove! The house was cute and very cozy with beautiful lake views, and great location near hiking, restaurants etc in Harpers Ferry. We’d love to stay here again!

Caitlin (review from Airbnb)
Really nice place nestled in the mountains. The host was responsive. I’d highly recommend downloading the welcome guide before you’re there because the reception is terrible. Once the wifi was on everything was good. The hot tub was great!

Laura (review from Airbnb)
Beautifully updated and clean lakeside home with the most peaceful views! We can’t wait to visit again! Lots of family games and even a few things to entertain little ones, which was a pleasant surprise!

As they note, the drive to the home could be difficult in inclement weather (or if you have people who get carsick easily haha), but we had no issues at all arriving in pouring rain. Also as noted, the TV is now in the basement living room area and not the main upstairs one. While there is less seating in the basement and at times a TV near the kitchen might have been nice, this does force you to power down and just enjoy the gorgeous view and your company!

Timothy (review from Airbnb)
A wonderful home with beautiful scenic views. Quiet and peaceful for sure. The home looks exactly as it does in the photos. Very close to Virginia wine trail and great hiking.

Nichole (review from Airbnb)
Absolutely perfect. we were looking for a short get away close to home and this was the spot. Quiet, peaceful, great to spend time and get away from everyday life.

Sommer (review from Airbnb)
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a quick getaway from DC and it was a great spot for some peace and quiet! We enjoyed our evening in the hot tub and then played board games by the fireplace. The house was clean, beautiful, and checkin was super easy! Only downsides for us was that the cleaning fee was expensive for only using one bedroom and having to strip the sheets, take out the trash, and start the dishwasher ourselves. My boyfriend felt that the master bed mattress was too hard. Overall it was a cute Airbnb with great views, a quick drive to Harpers Ferry, and nice amenities. The shower upstairs was gorgeous and a huge walk-in which made it easily accessible after my recent hip surgery! We’d definitely stay here again with a larger group :)

Faisal (review from Airbnb)
Lovely lake house! We’ve enjoyed our time and we’re planning on coming back this spring!

Luciane (review from Airbnb)
Place is amazing! Clean, gorgeous, well decorated. We had a great time. Hot tub was wonderful. If I could make a suggestion I would add a TV above the fireplace upstairs. The combination of fireplace and a movie would be perfect.
Thank you

Nichole (review from Airbnb)
was a relaxing weekend getaway with a beautiful view. I can't wait to book again.

Carl (review from Airbnb)
Great house with a beautiful view. Kitchen incredibly well stocked. Spacious and nicely decorated. Would stay again!

Jeff (review from Airbnb)
Wow! My wife and I came up to this BEAUTIFUL airbnb in Harper’s Ferry for our anniversary. We enjoyed it so much! It was pretty awesome to sip our morning coffee while hanging out on the screened in porch and looking out over the lake. Also pretty amazing to hang out in the hot tub while looking up at the stars! This house is stunning. We definitly plan on visiting again. Owners are extremely easy to work with and very friendly!

Deidre (review from Airbnb)
Overall, great stay! I would recommend a longer stay to really be able to enjoy and take in the views from the house. The driveway can be a bit treacherous due to the steep decline and may be a bit challenging for low profile cars or when covered with debris (e.g. leaves or snow). The house is approximately 30 minutes from the wine trail which worked out perfectly for our group.

Kris (review from Airbnb)
We had a fantastic girls getaway at this beautiful home! The views from the screened porch were so awesome! All the fall leaf colors reflected in the water, just amazing! We enjoyed great conversations at the fire pit after a day of hiking and made great memories! Would love to come back!

Amith (review from Airbnb)
it's a wonderful place to stay and enjoy the fall colors. the owner was quick to respond to our enquiries and was very friendly!

Kristen (review from Airbnb)
Beautiful house! Exactly as described. The house has been masterfully renovated and has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Easy to find with GPS.

Nasser (review from Airbnb)
Very nice holiday home at nice peacful lake

Kara (review from Airbnb)
Absolutely stunning house with every amenity needed for a perfect weekend away. We will be back! 1,000% recommend!

David (review from Airbnb)
This is a very nice property. Beautiful views, exceptional floor plan and grounds, really well equipped kitchen, lots of space . Can’t say enough. We really enjoyed our stay here.

Bela (review from Airbnb)
Great hideaway! Everything is brand new. Loved it.