Saturday, July 23, 2011

Laurel Lodge, Harpers Ferry WV

This curious lodge was built as a family bungalow in 1913. It is filled with all sorts of interesting and unique touches.
From sayings stamped into the concrete to the beautiful view, it was a lovely place to stay.

The builder of the lodgetacked up many sayings in the screened in room. He also scrounged bottles, pot belly stoves, gears and other oddities which he used to make the house.

The bottles and other oddments are thought to be left overs from the huge encampment of Civil War soldiers (25,000 soldiers involved at Harpers Ferry!) Below are a large number of bullets which he used in various ways throughout the house. He also used bayonets as well. Many of the bayonets have been pried out of the cement over the years.

Breakfast included granola, vanilla yogurt and fresh cherries. The second course featured oatmeal pancakes.


GardenOfDaisies said...

What a quirky historic house! Your breakfast sounds amazing!

Marilyn Miller said...

What a creative builder to include those unique things into what sounds like a fascinating place. Your breakfast sounds like it was delicious.