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Knott Cabin, Shepherdstown
Knott Cabin, Shepherdstown
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

We are closing for three weeks during Thanksgiving for remodeling. Book now and come see the brand new and expanded bathroom. Fully tiled with walk in shower. Will add to the modern upgrade of the cabin and enhance guest comfort.

Authentic, cedar-shingled WV cabin, with mid century modern updates. Convenient to Shepherdstown and Harpers Ferry. Come see why guests are calling this their best airbnb experience. Tag me Ginger.Hankins on Instagram with photos of your stay!

The space

Let's go glamping! Charming old cabin updated with mid century modern furnishings. When you drive down the road to the cabin, the outside world disappears. The cabin is located on a paved road, and it is an easy 10 minute drive to all the fine dining and shopping of Shepherdstown. Being at the cabin feels like instant vacay. Drop your bags and head to the vintage furniture on the front porch or stone patio. While your goal may be to read, you will be distracted by the cool breezes and dappled sunlight, the lovely trees and the birds. Watch the pair of nesting hawks just off the front porch. Listen to owls calling. Gorgeous setting to enjoy Fall foliage. Many Christmas tree farms close by. Book with us, and go home with a fresh cut tree.

Kitchen includes microwave, convection toaster oven, blender, and mini-frig. Complete coffee and tea station including whole beans, grinder, Chemex and electric kettle. Breakfast is on us. Stocked with cereal, granola, yogurt, oj, milk. Local fruit in season. Please note there is NO STOVE - take advantage of the many fine dining options in Shepherdstown. Bathroom with enclosed shower and premium towels and bath products. Sleep loft with brand new Ikea queen bed and fresh linens. Loft is reached by steep stairs.

This is a rural area, so cell phone service is spotty. No TV. Bring your tablet/laptop; high speed wireless internet is fast enough to stream music or video.

Expect the same level of service as our other place, Cottage at Rockymarsh. Guests appreciate the attention to detail, as well as the cozy cleanliness. See my tweets @GingerHankins for photos of this lovely area.

Guest access

Sit in the vintage rockers on the front porch, and enjoy the lovely woods. Dining area opens to a south-facing patio with table and chairs, charcoal grill and fire pit. Sleep with the windows open and listen to the birds, or use the window AC unit and ceiling fan.

Interaction with guests

I will either greet you at check in or send you the lockbox combo. Available by phone if you need anything.

Other things to note

Enjoy a scenic 10 minute drive along the Potomac River to the fine dining and shopping in quaint Shepherdstown. Easy 20 minute drive to historic attractions and river activities in Harpers Ferry. Hike or bike the C&O canal. Canoe, kayak or go tubing on the Potomac river. Check the Shepherdstown Visitor Center website for details about all the great things going on in our town. We love our CATF theatre guests!

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price $225 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

Check in after 4:00 pm, unless we agree to an earlier time. Check out at 12:00 noon unless we agree to a later time. Two night minimum stay. No smoking inside or on porches. No pets. Please respect the quiet setting. Two person limit.

I do not charge a cleaning fee. Any excessive mess or damages, I will use the airbnb resolution center to request compensatory payment.

Snow plowing may be iffy in the winter. Full refund if road is impassable. We are open to monthly rentals in Jan and Feb only.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

133 Reviews

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Debb User Profile
November 2017
Very cozy and super relaxing. Great way to unplug and unwind. We enjoyed the BBQ grill and fire pit. Great internet made it easy to stream movies.

Leann User Profile
November 2017
The small little amenities were such an added bonus to our stay. Coffee and a small breakfast really got our day off to a great start. The mimosas and s’mores were so awesome too! It was great to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and settle down in the woods.

Ryan & Lisa User Profile
October 2017
Knott Cabin was everything I hoped it'd be and more. Ginger was extremely accommodating and her lovely cabin was the perfect place for a weekend away, exploring adorable Sheperdstown and Harper's Ferry. (Gilmore Girls fans - Sheperdstown is basically a real life Stars Hollow). We made s'mores, slept in, and enjoyed an easy breakfast thanks to Ginger's provisions, and had our coffees on the porch looking at the deer among the gorgeous fall color. Thanks for such a relaxing weekend!

Katelyn User Profile
October 2017
Cute little private spot to relax and enjoy nature!

Julie User Profile
October 2017
This was my second stay at Knott Cabin and it was just as nice as the first. Clean, quiet, charming, and a wonderful soothing respite from the crowded DC area. Thanks to Ginger for being extra accommodating - I will definitely be back again.

Sophia User Profile
October 2017
Knott Cabin is a joyful and beautiful place to to enjoy. You'll end up wanting to spend quality time here, cooking over the open flames, playing games, listening to music, and having a truly unique cabin experience. Ginger has truly added every personal touch you could want- well chosen decor, comfy bedding, an assortment of breakfast treats, a tiny bar, I could go on. We loved it here and slept so well. It felt like home and we were a short drive away from historic Shepherdstown and Harper's Ferry.

Angela User Profile
October 2017
It was a wonderful place for a relaxing quiet weekend for two. We loved all the special touches that made the cabin welcoming and warm. Time by the fire pit and enjoying the wonderful sounds of nature made the weekend so peaceful. Perfect for a weekend away.

Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Ginger User Profile

We began hosting because we wanted to share this lovely place we call home. The response has been overwhelming. Guests from around the world have enjoyed the Cottage at Rockymarsh and Shepherdstown. We now welcome guests to our new listing - Knott Cabin.

Our goal is that you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. Our places are clean and fully stocked for your convenience.

We are also airbnb guests, including our most recent vacation in Glacier National Park last summer. We also like to use airbnb when we visit our daughters in Providence and Los Angeles. The airbnb travel experience appeals to me because I like to immerse myself in local neighborhoods. I stock both of our places with my favorite things, including books, magazines and coffee.

Tweet @GingerHankins and Instagram ginger.hankins for photos home and away. Tag me if you put photos up during your stay!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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