This unique historic (circa 1840) inn is located in the center of the Harpers Ferry living history village situated at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, just steps from the C&O Canal Towpath and Appalachian Trail, as well as the storybook train station served by Amtrak and MARC trains.
4.6 on June 04, 2014
Myself and a friend were bicycling the C & O Canal Towpath from Cumberland, MD to Washington D.C. and arrived in Harper's Ferry, WV with food and a shower on our mind. We first attempted to get a room in town at a Bed and Breakfast but the rooms were sold out. We than set our sights on food and found ourselves at The Towns Inn. When we arrived I asked the waitress if she knew of any rooms available and it just so happened that the new owners of the Towns Inn purchased a house located beside the restaurant 2 months prior to our arrival and they would be willing to rent it out for the night as a Hostel for $30 a person. The room had 2 bunk beds, a pellet stove (not needed in May) a couch, a common area upstairs with 1 1/2 baths, the stand up shower was tile walls and floor and much nicer than anything you could find anywhere in the country for $30. The beds had clean linens. I was so grateful for the owners hospitality. The food at dinner was also outstanding. I had the rainbow trout (highly recommended) and 2 Cold Trail Ale's. The Ale was a bit expensive at $6 per 18oz glass but when you want a beer you want a beer. The assistant manager Jeff Washington was one of the nicest people we met on our trip, have a couple of lengthy and person conversations with him and felt he was a great person to have at the Inn. They open early (6am) which is nice if you want to get moving early in the morning. I recommend the Biscuit and Sausage Gravy for breakfast. Kept me full almost 3 hours into the the ride.
4.0 on October 16, 2013
Friendly Innkeeper - delicious wholesome food.
4.8 on August 05, 2013
We choose The Towns Inn as a meeting place to pick up kids and have a mini trip with Grandparents. Our stay was delightful. The Inn is so charming, the third floor room exceeded our expectations. Food was wonderful-- home cooked. Inn is centrally located in town. Will definitely come back, hopefully with our bikes!
4.0 on February 08, 2013
I have stayed here twice so far. The rooms are small, but clean, and the staff is very helpful. The best part about it, however, is its amazing location just a short walk from the train station with a great view of the town and landscape beyond right from the front porch.
5 on September 12, 2012
Only for folks who love historic buildings! Lush bathrobes make the trip down the hall to your private bath a cake walk.
4.4 on August 04, 2012
Get off the Applalacian Trail on C&O bike trail. The Town's Inn is central to everything and within budget.
3.8 on July 10, 2012
We stayed in the Town's Inn for 4 nights in the first week in July. The buildings looked wonderful and the room was better than we expected. The weather was very hot and the window unit did a great job. A bit difficult to sleep considering the thin walls and the nearby train station, but it was a wonderful spot for visiting the town of Harper's Ferry. Karan is such a nice woman and we felt very welcome. We only ate breakfast at the Inn's restaurant which was great the first day but not entirely great the second day. It's a nice little spot with spectacular views!
4.2 on June 24, 2012
This was the second time we stayed at Town's Inn. The staff and innkeeper are tremendous and made us feel like this was our home for the night. They offer great rooms, great food, and great service at an affordable price. We will be back! Also don't forget to check out the variety of hiker/biker food and supplies - from healthy snacks to power bars and all purpose soaps and other handy items you may need on the trail. Stop in at the second floor office and check it out.
4.6 on December 05, 2011
Perfect stop-over for anyone hiking the Appalachian trail or cycling the C&O canal. bathrooms have all necessities like soap, shampoo, linens, etc. My room had a robe to use -- very nice!
4.0 on August 16, 2011
My two adult daughters and I stayed in the Friendship Room for two nights. The room was very comfortable, and we enjoyed our stay very much. Loved the location right in town, within easy walking of restaurants and Harpers Ferry attractions. We would definitely stay here again.
Confluence of Potomac & Shenandoah RIvers, Near Appalachian Trail, Near C&O Canal Trail, 5 miles from Charles Town Horse Race Track, Near antique stores & flea markets & outlets, Near farms set up for children, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country
Washington DC, DC (IAD-Dulles) 38 miles
The inn is located about 60 miles from Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD and about 30 miles from Frederick, MD and Leesburg, VA. It can be reached by Interstates 70 & 270 and other major routes such as US 340 and VA 7 & 9, & 267. The Inn can also be accessed by train and even by bicyle since there is a bike path along the C&O Canal, which parallels the Potomac River. See the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park website (.nps/hafe) for detailed directions. The Inn is one block from the Park and the restored train station.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Charles Town Race Track, Walmart Super Center, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Whitewater Rafting Outfitters & Guides, Fishing Outfitters & Guides, Appalachian Trail Headquarters & Visitor Center, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Radio, Secretarial services, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Inn Shoppe (gifts, toiletries, snacks, beverages), Balcony, patio, decks, Parlor with microwave, disposable dishes, Baby-sitting service, Train Station one block south, On-site restaurant
Air conditioning, Fridge, Internet Service
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Museums, Civil War Enactiments, Naptional Park Programs & Shopes (Bookstore), Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
After almost 4 decades of serving as a professor of English for Speakers of Other Languages and professional work in law and real estate, I became an innkeeper to serve my family (5 grandchildren!), friends, and other visitors to Harpers Ferry, a place that is truly a national treasure.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Pizza and More....
After the nearby restaurants close in the evening, guests can order pizza and other simple meals from the "Limited Late Night" menu.
Book before 1 September for a weekday, non-holiday reservation in November & receive a 25% discount at the Town's Inn. Located just 60 miles from Washington, DC at the confluence of the Potomac River and Shenandoah River, the Inn (circa 1840) is perfect for a weekday getaway. Drive, bicycle, or take the train from Union Station to historic Harpers Ferry (www.HistoricHarpersFErry.com) and savor the joys of hiking, bicycling, shopping (outlets, antiques), and visiting nearby attractions such as wineries and the adjacent museum-shops that are part of our 1860 village. (See www.NPS.gov/hafe)