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River House Near Harpers Ferry!

Entire house hosted by Eddie
11 guests4 bedrooms8 beds3 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
House rules
The host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
MOUNTAIN MAMA VACATION HOMES

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
A huge new hot tub, stunning hilltop views, the sound of rushing rapids below--this place has it all! On 3+ acres of private woodland set high on a hill overlooking the Shenandoah river, this large river house can accommodate many guests and is just 15-20 min from tons of attractions: whitewater rafting, historic Harpers Ferry, Virginia wine country, and more.

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE
Book your family coronavaction today! Our cleaning team uses hospital grade disinfectants and disposable gloves, and is taking additional steps to wipe down door handles and any exposed surfaces prone to touch during this global pandemic.

ABOUT MOUNTAIN MAMA VACATION HOMES
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!

Guest access
Please read the directions before arrival--if you don't you will get lost!

Other things to note
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.

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. We use NoiseAware, smart home devices that measure volume levels throughout the property, like a smoke detector but for noise. NoiseAware is 100% privacy compliant and allows us to respond to noise nuisances before the police are called.

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.

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 :-)

WIFI/INTERNET: Unfortunately, because the house is so rural we can't offer reliable or fast internet. On the bright side, cellular reception (at least for Verizon) is really quite good at the house as there is a cell tower very close by. I typically get download speeds of 45 Mbps on my Verizon cell phone and use that as a hot spot to stream high definition movies over the TV in the basement with no lag problems at all. If you have a decent cell phone data plan you shouldn't have any trouble streaming on that.

SNOW-INS: During the winter, four wheel drive, snow tires/chains, and a car with good clearance are HIGHLY recommended in the event of a snow storm or heavy rain, as there is a good chance that a significant snow storm could restrict access in and out of the house. You need to use good judgement as to whether to cancel a trip before it begins or leave the house early.

STEEP/GRAVEL ROAD: The last half mile is accessed by way of a single lane gravel road. Please drive slowly so as not to damage your car and out of respect for the neighbors. Deer will often be seen in the road when it's dark. The gravel road is relatively flat until the end. The last 100 yards of the road will have you making a hairpin turn to drive up a steep paved road to the top of a hill. When it snows, going up or down this hill will be very difficult to do without four wheel drive, snow tires, and/or chains. Please be prepared! We have had guests in the past who were not able to make it up the hill in a snowstorm.

BUGS: This is a river house in the woods--that means there are lots of bugs, especially in the summertime. Even if you are careful some of those bugs will find their way into the house. The best way to minimize the number of bugs inside is to keep doors and windows closed at all times. Please also carefully clean up the kitchen every night and securely package up all food.

WOOD STOVE: You are encouraged to use the wood stove as long as you do so carefully! Always keep the stove door securely shut unless you are actively putting logs inside the stove. The stove can get very hot, so be sure to keep small children away whenever a fire is burning. We do not guarantee there will be wood or fire starter there, so please plan to bring your own.

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.

SHEETS: At the end of your stay you will be asked to strip the sheets off the beds that were used and leave the sheets on top of the beds.

GARAGE: The garage is not available to guests and will be locked during your stay.

NO LANDSCAPING: This is a house in the woods and we intentionally keep it "wild". Twice a guest has complained that the "yard" is overgrown with "weeds," but that is the wrong way to think about the place--it does not have a manicured yard with a suburban-style lawn. It does, however, have lots of privacy, unbeatable views of the mountains and the Shenandoah River, and acres upon acres of wild woodlands steps from the front door. Leave the city/suburbs behind and get some real fresh air!

WAIVER OF LIABILITY FOR USE OF HOT TUB: The hot tub remains open year round. By using the hot tub 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, regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence. Failure by any guests to follow hot tub rules could result in an additional spa cleaning fee of up to $300.
MOUNTAIN MAMA VACATION HOMES

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
A huge new hot tub, stunning hilltop views, the sound of rushing rapids below--this place has it all! On 3+ acres of private woodland set high on a hill overlooking the Shenandoah river, this large river house can accommodate many guests and is just 15-20 min from tons of attractions: whitewater rafting, historic Harpers Ferry, Virginia wine country…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
4 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
TV
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
High chair

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Charles Town, West Virginia, United States

Hosted by Eddie

Joined in October 2015
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We fell in love with Harpers Ferry the first time we visited and kept looking for excuses to come back. When we found the Cozy Cabin in 2018, we found our excuse, and eager to share its idyllic setting with others, we started Mountain Mama Vacation Homes. When we saw that our guests loved it as much as we did, we jumped at the chance to buy the River House the following year and have continued to grow ever since! We met when Eddie was wrapping up college at Harvard and Mary was midway through her masters in piano. We’re now a few years into marriage and raising two small children who seem to have inherited their father’s penchant for adventure and not enough of their mother’s sense of caution. Eddie looks for any excuse to be outside: hiking, biking, white water kayaking, you name it. The more adrenaline, the better. He's no stranger to sky-diving or bungee jumping, safari excursions or cage diving with sharks. This love of the outdoors makes it a joy to toil creating outdoor spaces at our homes that highlight the abundant natural beauty of the Harpers Ferry area. On the other hand, Mary's idea of the "great outdoors" is curling up with a book inside a screened porch. For her part, she loves the challenge of putting together interiors with a mix of new and vintage items. She ensures that, even in Harpers Ferry, the comforts of home are never far away. We hope you come see why we love it so much out here! No other place in the mid-Atlantic offers such a fortuitous combination of majestic views, abundance of outdoor adventure, and the charm of a well-preserved historic town. But don't take our word for it--let us host you so you can see for yourself!
We fell in love with Harpers Ferry the first time we visited and kept looking for excuses to come back. When we found the Cozy Cabin in 2018, we found our excuse, and eager to shar…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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