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Our Story

We fell in love with Harpers Ferry the first time we visited and kept looking for excuses to come back. When we found the cozy Cabin in 2018, we found our excuse, and eager to share its idyllic setting with others, we started Mountain Mama Vacation Homes. When we saw that our guests loved it as much as we did, we jumped at the chance to buy the River House the following year and have continued to grow ever since!

We met when Eddie was wrapping up college at Harvard and Mary was midway through her masters in piano. We’re now a few years into marriage and raising two small children who seem to have inherited their father’s penchant for adventure and not enough of their mother’s sense of caution. Eddie looks for any excuse to be outside: hiking, biking, white water kayaking, you name it. The more adrenaline, the better. He’s no stranger to sky-diving or bungee jumping, safari excursions or cage diving with sharks. This love of the outdoors makes it a joy to toil creating outdoor spaces at our homes that highlight the abundant natural beauty of the Harpers Ferry area.

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On the other hand, Mary’s idea of the “great outdoors” is curling up with a book inside a screened porch. For her part, she loves the challenge of putting together interiors with a mix of new and vintage items. She ensures that, even in Harpers Ferry, the comforts of home are never far away.

We hope you come see why we love it so much out here! No other place in the mid-Atlantic offers such a fortuitous combination of majestic views, abundance of outdoor adventure, and the charm of a well-preserved historic town. But don’t take our word for it–let us host you so you can see for yourself!

Our values

Connect Families

Thanks to the miracle of modern communication we are more connected than ever before, and yet we are lonelier than we have ever been. We desperately need to carve out time to disconnect, leave behind the daily grind, and spend time face to face with those whom we love most. At Mountain Mama, we strive to offer homes away from home where families can create memories they will treasure forever.

Work With Nature (Not Against It)

Human flourishing requires that we work with nature rather than fight against it. At Mountain Mama we seek to be good stewards of the bountiful beauty of Harpers Ferry so that it can be enjoyed not just by our guests today, but by their grandchildren and for generations to come. To that end, we support the local organizations working hard to care for our rivers and forests, our trails and historic structures.

Get Outdoors Often

Remaining close to the natural world instills humility and inspires wonder. For those who live in the city or in the suburbs, though, their connection to the earth is often strained. Many feel the need to break away in order to regain their balance and refresh their souls. Harpers Ferry's rolling ridges and rushing rivers have much to offer the weary soul. At Mountain Mama it's our mission to facilitate this reconnection with nature by offering homes immersed in the natural beauty of this storied region.

Love What's Local

We live in a world that is controlled more and more by international corporations, at the expense of the small businesses that hold communities together and make places lovable. Mountain Mama is a small, family-owned and family-run business, and we do our best to treat our guests and our homeowner partners as members of our family. In ages past, that approach was commonplace, even cliche, but today it often seems an unattainable ideal. We support our local small businesses, from restaurants to outdoor guides, and encourage our guests to do the same.

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