The only listing in the historic district of Corporate Shepherdstown, WV. We are fully licensed and support the community by paying occupancy tax. Enjoy our spacious, modern three-bedroom home. Stay steps away from local restaurants and shops. Stroll across the street to visit the Opera House or Shepherd University. Outdoor activities, like rafting, tubing, kayaking, golf, and hiking are all within walking distance. We are only short drive to Charles Town Casinos and Antietam Battlefield.
A two-story modern brick home situated in the backyard of the historic Michael Yeasley House. The guest house abuts the main house along a common patio in the rear.
Newly refinished wood floors throughout the public spaces and master bedroom. Fresh paint throughout. Carpet in the second bedroom. Two full baths with all of the amenities: one with a large soaker tub and the other with a shower. New beds, bedding, and towels. Large laundry room with iron and ironing board. Kitchen is stocked with cooking implements, plates, utensils, and spices.
The 1789 main house is being restored by Mr. William Stanton. You might see him in the shared side yard while he's working on a restoration project. He's a West Virginia native and a great resource for local ghost lore.
Access to the entire guest house, parking, front yard with an al fresco dining area and Weber grill, and a fenced shared side yard and back patio with lounging chairs.
Interaction with guests
We may not be there when you visit, but there's a caretaker named Mr. Stanton working to restore the main house during the week who can help you with anything that you may require during your stay. Mr. Stanton is a West Virginia native, an avid outdoors-man, father, and grandfather. He also has watched every episode of Ghost of Shepherdstown and is an now an expert on local ghost stories. His black Cherokee can sometimes be spotted parked behind the garage.
Other things to note
This historic main house was built in 1789 and is located on German Street. The original owner, Michael Yeasley, was born in Germany and served in the American Revolution as a member of a German battalion from Pennsylvania. He moved to Shepherdstown in 1785 and built the large stone house on German Street where the toy store is now. In 1798 he procured four bells from Germany for the Christ Reformed Church and had them transported here by ox cart. The bells are still there.
If you're a history buff, here's some more information: (URL HIDDEN)
The main house also includes an infill property built by poet and congressman Henry Bedinger in the 1820s. Here's his Wiki page: (URL HIDDEN)
And a page dedicated with the Bedinger family history with this poem written by Henry: (URL HIDDEN)
The guest house abuts the main house along a common patio in the rear.
This house has been recently painted and updated. Please treat our house as if it was your own.
No smoking or pets, please. No large parties or events.
We love kids! But parents, please, help us keep the house looking fresh by keeping your children from jumping on the furniture, throwing food on the carpets, or kicking or throwing toys on the walls.
By following the rules, you will help make another family's vacation more special.
I'm a West Virginian by way of Houston, Los Angeles, and DC. Southern at heart, I love to host intimate dinner parties for friends. Long drives in the beautiful West Virginia countryside is one of my favorite past-times, along with shopping and home decorating.