Our B&B in Harpers Ferry, WV makes a scenic lodging point for all your vacation plans. Those can even include Washington, DC, since commuter trains run between Harpers Ferry and DC Monday through Friday for easy traveling and no worries about parking. You can explore the capital but also check out the amenities around here. Here is what you can enjoy when you make Harpers Ferry your home base by choosing our B&B near Washington, DC.
You have no shortage of restaurant choices in Harpers Ferry. Country Café is a local venue well-known for its breakfast menu. It would be a great place to stop before you attend that historic skills workshop or walk among ruins.
For lunch and dinner, Potomac Grille offers a diverse selection. You can stop in during the evening for a light dinner, or catch a midday meal after walking around town.
Seafood is also an option. The Anvil is a cozy casual destination right in the middle of the historic district. It is known for a great atmosphere along with good food choices. You can enjoy a similar casual style at Bistro 1840, but with more classical details. For something different in the Cajun and creole department, visit the Bisou Bistro for an experience with a little spice.
Due to the train schedule, you will be back in Harpers Ferry in time for dinner. Enjoy the big city during the day, and prepare to dine in comfort at night!
Popular hiking trails
After spending most of the day in the Smithsonian or taking a White House or Capitol building tour, it may be time to get outside for fresh air. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is considered a top walking park in the U.S. You can enjoy nature, a restored town and tremendous views. There are 20 miles of hiking trails available to help you explore.
The Murphy-Chambers Farm walk and the Bolivar Heights/School House Ridge North walk are rated easy to moderate. These are the shorter walks available, but you will see old Civil War cannons and the footprint of the John Brown fort. You will also enjoy a view of the Shenandoah River. Bolivar Heights includes a former Civil War battlefield, which can be a reflective experience.
If you are looking for a challenge, the Loudoun Heights Map takes you on a 7.5-mile round trip up steep and rocky terrain. The effort is worth it for the view of Harpers Ferry and the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.
Harpers Ferry and Bolivar are part of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy that works to preserve historic sites. The partnership of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar assures further preservation, while also addressing the needs of visitors. For those hiking the entirety of the Appalachian Trail, our Visitor’s Center is considered the halfway point.
Lily Garden Bed & Breakfast offers two suites and amenities for couples and families traveling through our region. To stay at a comfortable B&B near Washington, DC in Harpers Ferry, give us a call to make a reservation.
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