The Ledge House Bed and Breakfast

280 Henry Clay Street , Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 USA (Show map)


Enjoy incredible views of the world famous’ Harpers Ferry Gap from our decks and balconies. Breakfasts are made from local produce, farm fresh organic eggs, and free-range hormone free pork. The Ledge House B&B sits atop the historic town of Harpers Ferry overlooking the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers as well as the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Each spacious and private suite includes balcony, bathroom, comfy bed, sitting room, and wifi and cable. The B&B is within walking distance of all points of interest inside Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. Hike the Appalachian Trail, Bike the C&O Canal, or Raft the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers.




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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.4

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

4.6 on June 17, 2013

From the moment we were greeted and shown to our suite, Chad and Carrie were the most gracious hosts! The view from our suite was spectacular both at night and during the day! The Ledge House was a peaceful oasis surrounded by gardens and the sounds of songbirds! My friends and I were sorry to have to leave!!! We will return to this unique and comfortable home away from home!!!

Gem in harpers ferry!

5 on February 09, 2013

Beautiful place, comfy bed, huge bathtub to soak in, DELICIOUS breakfast. Fireplace burning when we arrived was delightful. We've been here twice and had a great time on both occasions. The couple is super sweet and even let us borrow their car to go to dinner in the next town over! Watch out because lots of harpers ferry closes down in the winter. Also, the train comes through the town intermittently. We thought it was charming but if you are a light sleeper, may want to choose a different town.

Well worth the stay

4.4 on January 27, 2013

Suite 2 is spacious and clean -- and has a private balcony with a breathtaking view found nowhere else. Perfect for our group of three people. Comfortable sitting area downstairs. Location is very convenient to the historic lower town area -- within easy walking distance. Carrie is a friendly, knowledgeable and gracious hostess, and cooked us a filling breakfast both days we were there. My sons and I really enjoyed our stay.

What a view! I will return here again!

3.6 on August 20, 2012

This property sits on the ledge overlooking Harper's Ferry! The view is breathtaking! The room was very comfortable and we enjoyed the garden tub! Breakfast was delicious! You can walk down to the historical area from the Ledge House if you don't mind a trek through a little spot of woods. Lovely setting, great accommodations and a great little town to visit! We'll be back!

Wonderful room and view but breakfast was very poor

2.8 on July 06, 2012

It could be because it was the Holiday weekend, but all we got for breakfast the first day was scrambled eggs and a slice of cheese cake. No toast, no orange juice, no fruit, no spring water. Second day was a good omelet but again no toast, no orange juice, spring water and only a fist full of strawberries. For $145 a night, I expected a lot more. Also there was no housekeeping service. That didn't bother me as much as the food. The room was lovely, the view was fantastic. The lady who made us breakfast was pleasant. But before you go, if you expect a good breakfast from a relatively pricey B&B, make sure you know what's on the menu.


5 on June 17, 2012

If I had to imagine the perfect B&B, this would be it! The owners were friendly, warm, and welcoming. I loved my spacious, clean, and attractively decorated room. I also liked that this B&B had a more relaxed style and not the overly frilly decor that a lot of B&Bs have. The bed was so comfortable and the bathroom spacious and ultra-clean. The views were outstanding and the location at the top of a hill overlooking the town and the rivers was so peaceful. My room overlooked a koi pond with a fountain and I loved the sound of water at night. I will definitely return here and recommend it to anyone seeking a quiet, peaceful, beautiful place to visit.

Breathtaking Views, Spacious Accommodations, Amazing Staff

4.4 on May 14, 2012

Nothing beats a morning cup of coffee on the spacious deck of the Ledge House, which overlooks historic Harper's Ferry, the intersection of the rivers and the railway bridge. The rooms are spacious and well-maintained, the breakfast is delicious, and the owners are friendly and professional. Harper, a friendly tabby cat, presides over this relaxing atmosphere.

the ledge house

5 on October 27, 2011

We would definitely recommend this place and plan to stay here again. Chad and Carrie are wonderful hosts who made us feel right at home. Chad even built a fire in the fireplace for us when we came back from dinner. We two couples stayed in Suites 2 and 3, very clean, comfortable, and private. Breakfast was delicious. For us bicyclists, it was quite a climb to get there but well worth it. Great views, but bring earplugs to muffle the sounds of the trains, which run throughout the night.

Canal House Cottage

4.0 on October 09, 2011

My boyfriend and I just spent a couple of days at Canal House Cottage. Pro: Canal House Cottage could be lovely and private. It was very clean. Con: It is not within walking distance of the downtown and it has a terrible view of the back of a cafe. However, the real problem is that it just did not seem to be well maintained - burned out lights, non-functioning DVD player, no way to find out the password for the internet, no soap in the bathroom, no heat, etc. But what makes this a bad review is the fact that they just would not give us toilet paper. When we arrived, we told the proprietor, Carrie, that there was no toilet paper. She apologized and said she'd send someone right over with some. 5 hours later, we begged the Canal House Cafe for a roll of toilet paper. They apologized and promised to get word to Carrie that we needed more. The next day: still no toilet paper. We spoke to one woman on the phone and left a message on Carrie's voice mail. No one ever even called us back. Some amenities are luxuries - some, like toilet paper, are necessities. There is nothing romantic about saying, "Honey, I need to go into town so I'll have something to wipe with." Maybe we caught them on an off day?

Beautiful Views, Comfortable, Quiet

5 on July 04, 2011

I stayed in the Ledge House while biking the C & O Canal. The room, the views, the verandas, and the food were superb!! I had a wonderful night after a challenging and HOT day on the trail. Just delightful. - Ginnis

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Rooms & Rates

Suite 1

This cozy suite is complete with a private in-suite bath, sitting room and balcony. Enjoy a king size bed and easy access to the suite with two private entrances. Room is decorated with golden and maroon tones.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $170 - $187

Suite 2

Suite 2 is bright and friendly. Located on the second level of the B&B, enjoy a private balcony, sitting room and in-suite bathroom with independent standing shower and bathtub. Ultimate intimacy and fantastic views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $160 - $176

Suite 3

A great bargain room, with a queen sized bed and private bath. Delight in the breathtaking view and privacy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $164

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Location Type

Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Washington DC, DC (IAD-Dulles) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Route 340 West. Cross the Shenandoah River. Right at first stop light onto Washington Street. Continue one mile. Look for Storer College Street beside the Appalachian Trail Conservancy building on right. Make right. Make left on Fillmore Street. Continue to York Street make left down steep hill. Entrance is on right at the intersection of Henry Clay and York Streets

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Living Room, decks, dining room for guest use

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night minimum on most weekends and holidays. Other requirements may apply.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $50 non-refundable deposit due upfront.
  • Cancellations: We enforce a 7 day advance cancellation policy with no further charge. Once within 7 days no cancellations or you will still be responsible for first full night's rent.
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Carrie Ellen and Chad Gauthier

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Chickens

About the innkeepers

We are thirty-somethings, outdoor enthusiasts, and love sharing the incredible views from our home. Chad builds green homes and Carrie operates the Canal House Cafe.

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  • Time Served: 9
  • Serving Location: Deck overlooking Maryland Heights, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Pear Dutch Baby
A family tradition of lightly baked pear wrapped in a light crust, dusted with powdered sugar, and drizzled with Vermont Maple Syrup.

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