January 14, 2013

The View from Hilltop House

Harpers Ferry View

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.


  1. It's a shame when a place that's bound to have so much history to it, isn't kept up.

  2. Wonderful scenery. It is hoped that this hotel will be renovated

  3. What a pretty place - such a shame it's falling apart.

  4. It's a shame that such a grand building in such a beautiful location couldn't be saved. The views from the lookout are marvelous.

  5. I hate seeing beautiful buildings like that is disrepair, too bad no one has come up with the funds to repair it.

  6. It's a lovely view! That's too bad that the hotel isn't being kept up. Seems sad.


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