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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Direct waterfront cottage on the Shenandoah River. Sweet!

An amazingly adorable direct waterfront cottage on the beautiful Shenandoah River. You can't get any closer to nature than this! Romantic and secluded with plenty of privacy. Relish the best of both worlds... like camping along the river, but with all the amenities of home. Home features a large deck that extends out over the water complete with rod holders and spot lights for some night cat-fishing. Enjoy sitting around the fire pit roasting marshmallows for s'mores, or maybe hanging out at your personal screened-in tiki bar. Wake up to full water views in the master bedroom suite with a queen sized bed and attached to it's own romantic bath with an original claw-foot tub. The second bedroom is quite cozy and has it's own powder room and also a private deck for morning coffee. There is also plenty of open space along the river to pitch tents if kids or guest would like to enjoy some real camping. There are tons of things to do and places to see around this area. Virginia's wine country is just up the road and features a dozen or so vineyards beginning within about a 12 minute drive. You will need to visit the historic area of Harpers Ferry for some great history with civil war museums, shopping, restaurants, pubs, and cobblestone streets. Hollywood Casino and horse track in Charles Town, WV is roughly 15 min away. There's horseback riding, zip lining, white water rafting, tubing, canoe and kayak rentals all within a few short miles. The list goes on and on. Many of my guest float just across the river and down stream a bit to a boat and tube rental company (River Riders) which will allow you to pay them to ride their bus upstream with your own tube. That way you can float back to the house! Pretty cool huh?! Well this is my full time home. I keep it very nice, neat and clean, and only rent it on weekends in the off season and weekly rentals during peak season. Check out my pictures and availability... it truly is a gem and a must see. You will want to come back year after year.

Bryan Misenheimer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2017

About Bryan Misenheimer

A cowboy who also enjoys country music singing and songwriting, the outdoors, and time with family and friends.

Bryan Misenheimer purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Bryan Misenheimer chose Harpers Ferry

What better place is there to do some writing than here with the serenity of the river and mountains.... or guitars and singing around the bonfire with friends and family.

What makes this cottage unique

Hard to believe that such a beautiful place as this in wild and wonderful West Virginia is only an hour drive from Baltimore City or Washington DC.


Harpers Ferry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot tub and seperate shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , includes sink and mirror
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , has it's own powder room and private deck and entry door
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Connected to the main bathroom. Spacious with water view
  • An additional double inflatable air mattress is stored in master bedroom closet if needed.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This is my home. I do not have or charge for a cleaning service and expect guest to return the property to its original condition upon departure. Dishes must be washed in put back in place, beds made, bathrooms cleaned, floors vacuumed and swept. All trash removed. Thank you!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Hershey ,Pa

The property was spectacular with the outside living and views and the house was breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house and are already planning on booking the place again

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing and very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Bryan's home was extremely clean and comfortable, with attention paid to may extra details - cooking utensils, spices (we always forget to bring these!), beautiful outdoor space, s'mores sticks and supplies. The home location was ideal - right on the river, lots of privacy and outdoor space, yet 10 minutes from downtown Harper's Ferry and amenities. We traveled to a festival in Leesburg, an apple orchard festival in Maryland, and were back at the house after less than a 30-minute drive. The home was very clean and super comfortable for adults and kids. Our 14 year old loved the screened in porch - he turned it into his Lego and creativity room. Cannot say enough positive things. You won't be disappointed if you choose this home.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Neon Moon was everything we expected and more. Absolutely beautiful spot on the river!

  • 5 of 5

The house was really nicely decorated and had everything we needed for cooking, cleaning and overall a happy time!!! Bryan was very accommodating, we are wanting to come back soon!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Want to get away?!

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location. if you need to get away, this is the place for you! The home is well appointed but the true attraction is the view. After a few days of white water rafting, hiking and zip lining, this was the perfect oasis to return to. This is a special place and I am sure that we will return. Thank you Bryan for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Happy

  • 5 of 5

The house was a lot nicer than we expected. We were worried about having to share 1 bathroom with 4 adults and 2 kids but it turned out that there is also a powder room which we did not know about. Main bathroom has a shower and tub. House was very comfortable and spacious. Property was great for relaxing outside and fishing off the deck. Definitely plan on returning for another getaway, everyone had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and lazy

  • 4 of 5

We wanted a truly lazy get away. This is it! The cottage is far enough from the city that you end up staying put. The river is lovely. Surprisingly, the mosquitoes weren't bad at all! We just sat in the river and enjoyed the sun. When it rained, we could sit in the screened in porch or watch from the big window in the living room. The house is cozy . It looks just like the pictures. While it was generally clean, it would benefit from a more detailed cleaning. We had some ants in the kitchen and spiders/cob webs in the bedrooms. Bryan was a great host and left us four tubes to use. We enjoyed the break!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Washington Dulles International Airport, VA
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Many in Charles Town
Nearest Train
7.6 Miles
Amtrak Station Harpers Ferry, WV
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
A few in Historic Harpers Ferry
Car: necessary

Very close to Virginia's wine country, Charles Town Casino and horse racetrack, Zip lining, horseback riding, and much more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.