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Lodging in Shepherdstown

*Block-booked rooms…
at Clarion and Comfort Inn

For your convenience, we have reserved a block of 20 rooms at a discount at each of two local hotels. These rooms will be held until December 15 at the price listed below. You must say you are booking for Upper Potomac to receive the discount, however other discounts (govt., AARP, etc.) if they apply, may be larger.

The cost is per room and rooms may be shared.

  • Clarion Hotel @
    $89/night + 12% tax
    (304) 876-7000
  • Comfort Inn @
    $84/night + 12% tax
    (304) 876-3160

Shepherdstown has several hotels of moderate size:

Comfort Inn has a complimentary "continental breakfast bar." Clarion has restaurants.  Comfort Inn is right next to Food Lion.  Both are walkable to Shepherdstown… about 1/4 mile away. 

Neither has a good gathering spot for evening events that they will make available to us.  Our evening programs will happen on campus or at the Men's Club.

There are also several bed & Breakfasts nearby:

Other places nearby with lodging options are Charles Town, Harpers Ferry and Martinsburg, WV as well as a number of nice B&B's near Antietam Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD.  We can arrange lawn camping with a local resident by request.

For those on a tight budget, Upper Potomac usually has a few housing scholarships, staying in homes of friends of the festival.  Scholarships are given in exchange for providing a few hours of work during the weekend in set up and clean up.  Contact the festival office for details.

Some events will have many more participants, so reserve early.