By Jan Merker of LoudounNow
For decades, Loudouners have fallen in love with the quirky and magical Hill Top House Hotel in nearby Harpers Ferry, WV. The hundred-year-old structure has enchanted tourists and locals alike with its air of mystery and one of the best views of Harpers Ferry in the region. But for the past 10 years, the building has been shuttered and in disrepair.
Now, Loudoun power couple Karen and Fred Schaufeld are moving forward with plans to redevelop the building as a luxury hotel with a sense of history, restoring a crumbling icon to its former glory. And while the Schaufelds have hit a few bumps in the road with local government across the state line, they’re now confident things are on track with an eye toward a 2022 opening.
“It’s a hidden gem. Whether you get there by bike on the C&O Canal or drive there. Just walking around, it’s just beautiful and the history is spectacular,” said Karen Schaufeld, CEO of the redevelopment venture.
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