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 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.
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.
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.