Secluded gateway to the WV Eastern Panhandle
Hosted by Jim
Jim is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

The house is best seen as a get-away from a busy world, lying on 15 secluded, mostly wooded acres. But it is also a launch pad to the major attractions of Jefferson Co., WV: Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown, and Charles Town.

The property is best for couples and individuals, who value the chance to let go in a natural, beautifully isolated setting, but who also want easy access to the many amenities in the area, including river rafting, Civil War history, arts and culture, and great touristing.

The space

The house is tucked away into a wooded alcove at the base of a small heavily wooded ridge. At its front it faces a broad meadow and the northern end of the Blue Ridge mountains. The Ridge is low at this point, but the cloud formations and sky can be dramatic both at sunrise and sunset. Being forested and secluded, you'll see a lot of deer and birds, the occasional fox and wild turkey, and the usual squirrels and groundhogs! There is a also a small naturalized fish pond on the property and a porch from which you can observe it all.

Guest access

Guests will have full and private access to the apartment, as described, but not to the main house. The wooded area on the property is available for hiking, though the only trails are those the deer make. It's best to bring your gps when you go into the woods.

Interaction with guests

In case your host, Jim, is not available, your co-host, Sally, will greet you, make sure you're comfortable, and provide you the information you need to thoroughly enjoy your stay.

Other things to note

The kitchen is equipped with a small all-in-one stove, refrigerator, and sink unit; a toaster oven; coffee maker; and microwave. There are dishes, silverware, pots and pans, etc. The freezer in the refrigerator is small and won't accommodate a lot of food. Unfortunately, there is no laundry available.


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $44 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 1PM - 8PM.
Check out by 4PM


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

3 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Gabriel User Profile
December 2016
A wonderful place to stay. The place was beautiful inside and out, with a lovely view, cool artwork, a cozy fireplace, and bookshelves full of enticing books. Clearly a lot of care went into details (there was even a bowl of fresh fruit and granola set out for us on the kitchen table). Jim was friendly and accessible without being intrusive. We had a wonderful visit and would recommend it to anyone looking for a calm and restorative getaway.

Alisha User Profile
October 2016
We had a great stay here - the property was beautiful and secluded. The fresh eggs were a wonderful treat and we loved sitting on the front porch in the morning. Only thing that could have made this better is if the fireplace worked! Overall, had a lovely time.

James User Profile
October 2016
Sally met us when we arrived, she was very kind and welcoming. The house is beautiful, secluded, and spotless. They provided coffee, snacks, fresh eggs, all kinds of good stuff. The location is very central to Harpers Ferry and Sheppardstown. Piping hot water in the shower. You'll see deer in the morning and evening. It was such a cool, quiet place. We will definitely come back!

Phil User Profile
September 2016
Everything was as described, great location for peace and quiet, co-host was waiting for me at arrival and offered any further assistance if needed. Very hospitable and friendly.

Linda User Profile
September 2016
Jims place is a wonderful place for peace and quiet. It is just beautiful. So clean and happy!

Srujan User Profile
September 2016
Perfect hosts. I was in touch with Sally primarily. They were welcoming and helpful. This place was absolutely as described. Quiet, private, with a beautiful view.

Dave User Profile
September 2016
Private, quiet, beautiful view and comfortable accomodations. We adored the fact that we could unplug and relax. We may book it again next year. Thanks , Jim and Sally, for making this a great experience.

Joined in March 2016
Jim User Profile

I am a gay, widowed male born and bred in the US. I've lived there all my life except for several long stays outside the country in the Netherlands, Poland, and Ghana. -- the first two for pleasure and the last for work. I'm an overly educated linguist, much interested in languages. That said I'm not really a good language learner, so expect a lot of hemming and hawing if you surprise me with your fluency in Polish or Dutch.
I'm retired now from an interesting career, but staying as active as when I was working, doing volunteering and unwinding.
An important part of who I am is linked with rural living and small communities. I have two getaway places in which to indulge that part of me: one in the state of West Virginia and one in the province of Newfoundland.
I cook, bake bread, read stuff, garden, watch more junk TV than I should, bike ride, hike, stay active, talk too much, but listen a lot too. Then in political season, which is about all the time in the States now, I root hard for the progressives. I am a believer in climate change, diversity, science, free education, universal health care, and equal rights. Some folks think I'm naive. I don't agree.

Languages: English, Nederlands, Polski
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Jim’s place.
Sally helps host.

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