January 14, 2013
Hilltop House has long been a favorite place for viewing the landscape at Harpers Ferry, where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers meet in a dramatic mountain pass. From 1888 until about 2007, the Hilltop House Hotel and Restaurant welcomed visitors to this historic area.
Unfortunately the hotel has fallen (literally!) into disrepair and plans to restore it have not materialized. When we walked to the lookout point in October we observed that the foundation of the huge building has suffered damage and the building is in danger of further collapse.