Area Attractions

Area Attractions

While you’re visiting, here are some things you want to check out

Visitor Information

Outdoor Adventure

Pedal and Paddle

A full-service bike, kayak, and canoe shop providing sales, services, and rentals to locals and visitors since 2007, and is conveniently located at 115 W. German Street in downtown Shepherdstown. 304.876.3000 115 W. German Street, Shepherdstown, WV

River Riders in Harper’s Ferry

While staying in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia be sure to check out the offerings of River Riders, a preferred company of the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. With so much to do, River Riders offers fun for the whole family. – Zip lines – White Water Rafting – Tubing – Canoeing – Biking and Team Building – Rock Wall – Outdoor Adventure Camp 800.326.7238 408 Alstadts Hill Rd Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


The bloodiest one day battle in American history, 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. 301.432.5124 P.O. Box 158 Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Visit Website

Hike Adventures

Harpers Ferry, WV with door-to-door service at The Clarion Shepherdstown

All-inclusive, year-round adventures, half-day or full day. Quality guided hikes, historical and archaeological interpretation, unique art and music experiences (sketching, painting, sculpting, fiddlin’), farm-to-table meals, wineries, breweries, distilleries, cider houses, organic farming, herbs, beekeeping, green living and building, and much more. Phone: 301-785-7773

Night Out

Opera House

The Opera House was built in 1909 by U.S. Martin, who served as Shepherdstown’s mayor. Within that same year, it was sold to the Musser family who installed one of the earliest motion picture projectors. The Opera House ran nightly, often showing as many as three different films each week. In 1928 the Opera House became the first motion picture theatre in West Virginia with sound, enabling it to show the newfangled “talkies.” Since then, continual light and sound system upgrades, an expanded back stage, and revamped green room have allowed the Opera House to grow into one of the area’s finest music and film venues. Events – 304.876.3704 131 West German Street Shepherdstown, WV, 25443

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

Only 15 minutes away from the Clarion Hotel is Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. With hundred of table games, thousands of slots, and live horse racing it’s definitely worth a visit while staying in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. For more information about Hollywood Casino visit the website at 1.800.795.7001 750 Hollywood Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414

Local Dining

Rumsey Tavern

“Welcome to the Rumsey Tavern where American cuisine describes the menu and friendly describes the service. Rumsey Tavern features mouth watering sandwiches and entree selections to satisfy even the most particular dinner. Locals know Rumsey for its signature crab cakes made from the freshest colossal crab meat married with rich imperial sauce. Not a seafood eater? Rumsey Tavern offers hand cut USDA choice grade steaks served with the Chef’s choice starch and vegetable as well as many other entree selections. We offer live music on Saturday Nights, Trivia Tuesdays, Karaoke on Wednesdays, Chill While We Grill Thursdays and nightly dinner specials.” 304.876.7000 233 Lowe Drive Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Bavarian Inn

A romantic country inn offering European elegance and world class service from its scenic location perched on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River. The charming and historic inn is owned by the Asam family, who maintain the highest standard in hospitality, gourmet dining and guest comfort. Many of the 72 luxuriously appointed rooms feature gas fireplaces and whirlpool baths among their amenities. The 11 acre grounds include an Infinity Pool and Bar, Tennis Court and multiple formal and casual dining options. 304.876.2551 1164 Shepherd Grade Road Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Shepherdstown Sweet Shop And Bakery

“Founded in 1982 by Howard Butcher, the Sweet Shop Bakery is housed in a 200-year-old building in the center of historic Shepherdstown, the oldest town in West Virginia. We specialize in Old World style whole grain breads, pastries, all-occasion cakes and our nationally famous Holiday Stollen.” “Our breads and desserts are served in restaurants throughout the quad-state area (West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania). Our retail area offers gourmet coffees, donuts, soups and sandwiches made with our wholesome breads, plus a variety of cakes, cookies, tarts, cheesecakes and fine pastries.” 304.876.2432 100 W. German Street Shepherdstown, WV


“The thought behind domestic was to provide the space, food, drinks, and service that reflect our views on what we think a creative American restaurant can be. The menu features those iconic dishes that we recall from our childhood, in addition to a rotating cast of items that will change weekly to better take advantage of local and seasonal items from the region’s farmers, ranchers, brewers, and others.” 304.876.1030 117 E German St. Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Bistro 112

Bistro 112 is a neighborhood French Bistro that offers creative French food, made fresh from local sources, at affordable prices. Patrons can dine in a bar area, more formal salon or outside at a communal table. The bistro is decorated in the soft colors of the south of France and eclectic art that the proprietor has collected over the years. 304.876.8477 112 W German Street Shepherdstown, WV 25443

The Press Room

“It was our wish to become a restaurant enjoyed by both our great local community, as well as visitors,” says owner Mike Luksa. What continues to attract this audience for The Press Room is a consistent focus on simplicity, freshness, and variety – in what has become a menu that reliably holds something for everyone. “We serve a large selection of fresh and seasonal soups, salads, grilled seafood, meats, and pastas. We also offer the area’s best selection of oysters on the half shell. Whatever the menu item, it will be served with that complement.”” 304.876.8777 129 W. German St. Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Mi Degollado II

For all your Mexican food craving, visit Mi Degollado Mexican Restaurant in Shepherdstown, WV. They serve delicious and authentic Mexican favorites like burritos, enchiladas, flautas, chimichangas, and more. Get that wonderful flavor in every bite. 304.876.2208 201 E German St Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Mellow Moods

“In the past three years, we have made it their goal to provide quick, healthy, affordable food for the people of Shepherdstown and the surrounding areas while also trying to create an earthy mellow atmosphere. We have focused on becoming more and more friendly to our one and only Earth while supporting local farmers and community members.” 304.876.0608 119 W. German St Shepherdstown, WV

Maria’s Taqueria

“We are a small taco shop in Shepherdstown, WV specializing in quick, fresh, and inexpensive Mex/SoCal influenced food! Come try us out and let us know what you think!” 304.876.3333 111 W German St Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Blue Moon Cafe

“The Blue Moon Cafe proudly offers many things from our local farms, ice creameries, bee hives and roasters! The Blue Moon is host to many Melodious moments! Every Wednesday we have an open mic at 9PM featuring the most diverse blend of local minstrels! Ask About Our Specials, Quiche, Soups & The Sweet Shop Desserts” 304.876.1920 200 E High St Shepherdstown, WV 25443

King’s New York Pizza

“The Colandrea brothers lend authenticity to their growing chain of popular Italian Panhandle restaurants. There’s something endearing about a family-run business, especially a restaurant. Knowing there are blood ties behind the counter just seems to add character to a grub hub. King’s New York Pizza and Restaurant are run by the Colandreas, a large family of Italian-Americans who lends authenticity to their traditional Italian food.” 304.876.0217 81 Maddex Square Shepherdstown, WV

Betty’s Restaurant

Tri-States home of the best jumbo lump crab cakes! And we are also famous for our homemade sausage and chipped beef gravy, if you are looking for country cooking, we got ya covered! 304.876.6080 114 E German St Shepherdstown, WV 25443 Facebook Page

Kazu Thai & Japanese Cuisine

Come enjoy great Thai and Japanese cuisine! 304.876.8798 120 W German St Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Mecklenburg Inn

An English Style pub where locals come to relax and visit and sometimes dance til they drop! We feature a lovely courtyard for outdoor enjoyment as well as lodging above the bar upon reservation. We are a 21 and over ONLY establishment, so please bring your I.D. All of our service is bar service, meaning we do not offer table service, but the bar is lovely and a smiling face usually awaits your request. Our kitchen offers quality pub style dishes from Thursday through Monday. 128 E German St Shepherdstown, WV 25443

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