History

History

The Potomac Ridge Bed and Breakfast is in the Harpers Ferry Historic District and overlooks the scenic Potomac River. Its ideal location gives guests walking access to all that Harpers Ferry has to offer including the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Lower Town Harpers Ferry, Appalachian Trail Headquarters and Visitors Center, C&O Canal National Historical Park and Towpath, Storer College, and National Park Service Mather Training Center.

The original structure, circa 1800, began as an 18-foot by 18-foot log cabin with a sleeping loft. Many of the beams in the home came from the 18th and 19th century river barges that were used to ship grain down the Shenandoah River. The home has been added to over the past 219 years, including the guest ground floor suite added by the present owners, to occupy its present footprint.

From the gracious front porch, you can walk to the view of the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, where Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia share a border. Hiking a portion of the world-renowned Appalachian Trail is just one opportunity for the day hiker. Walks, paths, and strolls for all interests and levels of fitness surround Potomac Ridge Bed and Breakfast.

Harpers Ferry and its environs tell stories of events that changed the course of this nation’s history over the centuries with unmatched scenic beauty, a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, and historic sites.