Harpers Ferry, a sleepy town situated at the gateway of the majestic Appalachian Mountains, was rated as a Top Best Small Town to Visit in 2017 by Smithsonian Magazine. This bucolic destination, which is connected to the Washington, D.C. metro area via commuter rail, is an accessible way to experience the charm of the culturally rich Appalachian region. The new Harpers Ferry Guidebook provides an in-depth look at why your next vacation should be to a bed and breakfast in Harpers Ferry, WV!
The Harpers Ferry Guidebook features detailed descriptions of the town’s best eateries, most soothing hiking trails and most immersive educational experiences. The Harpers Ferry Guidebook is available for sale at the Anvil Restaurant and the Country Café. Hard copies of maps are included in the Harpers Ferry Guidebook, which are especially helpful for those who will be hiking outside of cell phone service range. Proceeds from the sales of the Harpers Ferry Guidebook will go to benefit the Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Foundation.
Here are some of the reasons, as highlighted in the Harpers Ferry Guidebook, why you should spend your next weekend getaway at a bed and breakfast in Harpers Ferry, WV:
- Fine dining: Whether you are looking for a delicious and decadent hot meal or are hoping to find a sampling of craft-distilled spirits, there are a myriad of locations to satiate even the most refined palates in Harpers Ferry, WV. Pay a visit to Bistro 1840 for fine local dining, and then stop by the Bloomery Plantation Distillery to sample homegrown cordials and cocktails.
- A cultural window: You can experience the rich cultural traditions of the Appalachian Mountains here in Harpers Ferry. The Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival runs for three days in September, and provides visitors with a unique look at the aesthetic significance of the Mountains’ communities. Leathercraft Wonderland features historic Harpers Ferry products as well as homemade hiking supplies.
- Hiking galore: Harpers Ferry, WV is the gateway to the Appalachian Trail. You don’t have to embark on a months-long quest to experience this quintessentially American landscape, however. You can see the beauty of the AT (as it’s called by through-hikers) by spending a day visiting Jefferson Rock, which showcases sweeping views of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Additionally, visiting the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Visitor Center is an excellent way to learn about the AT and find out the best way to experience it for yourself.
- Rich history: Nearly three centuries of history can be experienced in Harpers Ferry, WV. Both the Bolivar Heights Battlefield and Gettysburg National Military Park are easily accessible from the city’s center.
Lily Garden Bed & Breakfast is proud to present the 2017 Harpers Ferry Guidebook. As a premier bed and breakfast in Harpers Ferry, WV, we are excited to provide our guests and other visitors with an insider’s look at what makes Harpers Ferry an exciting place to be. If you would like to have your business added or see its entry revised in the Harpers Ferry Guidebook, please email [email protected].
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