Small Town Travel Log: Harpers Ferry, WV

This past weekend, we went to the historic town of Harpers Ferry, WV for a visit. The town sits on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers and is part of the national parks system. Despite the government shutdown closing all of the park buildings, we had a nice day of peering in windows, exploring the St John’s Episcopal Church ruins and admiring the carved Jefferson Rock Stairway. We also strolled across the B&O Railroad Bridge and had lunch at a local tavern.

The streets were pretty empty since the park was closed, but we enjoyed having Harpers Ferry to ourselves.

The Jefferson Rock Stairway is carved out of solid rock to connect the upper and lower parts of town.

After an afternoon of exploring, we set off for 868 Estate Vineyards across the state line in Virginia for a quick tasting, which was the perfect end to our day.


Farmhouse Friday: Outside of DC

We’re taking our first business trip to Potomac, Maryland to visit our friend Katie this weekend! This “business trip” really just an excuse to go junking in Frederick, cook comfort food, stir up some delicious cocktails, and tablescape the weekend away. We couldn’t help but choose our favorite homes in the region for this Farmhouse Friday.

Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Let’s start with some city living, in Alexandria, Virginia. This charming row house looks modest from the street, but is quite spacious inside. The house is on the Early Building Survey from the Historic Alexandria Foundation. I love the built-ins in the bedroom, the very well done renovation in the galley style kitchen, and the stunning brick-walled backyard.

See our brick farmhouse in the country…