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Our Story

Our Potomac adventure began in early 2017 when we started exploring Harpers Ferry. We fell in love with the unique character of this little village. The attraction was more than just the rich history or the vibrant natural beauty of the area. It was the enticing mix of visitors drawn here from every corner of the planet—hikers, bikers, history buffs, ghost hunters, and adreniline junkies.

We knew we wanted to be part of this wonderfully weird mosaic and when we had the opportunity to purchase a cozy little cottage with an exhuberant personality on Fillmore Street, we took the leap.

A year later we purchased Harpers Ferry Guest House from Al and Alison Alsdorf, who had been operating it as a successful BnB for many years. It just so happened that Cathy’s folks—Mack and Linda—were ready to retire and loved the idea of moving into the Guest House and taking care of the guests full time.

It wasn’t long before we realized our guests would appreciate a better way to explore the town. After trying out a couple of electric bikes we decided they were just too much fun to keep to ourselves and Harpers Ferry Bikes was born.

The adventure recently got a lot more exciting when we purchased a humble little cottage with a million dollar view on the Potomac river between Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown. We dubbed it Plum Lazy on the Potomac and it’s quickly become our favorite weekend retreat. We know you’ll love it too, but we kinda wish we could keep it just to ourselves.

Cathy & Bryan Gray