The Angler’s Inn is a charming bed and breakfast in the historic town of Harpers Ferry, WV. Harpers Ferry went down in history books during the Civil War, when abolitionist John Brown led a raid of the armory there. Today, the town is a beautiful and quiet National Historic Park nestled in the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Located only about an hour away from Washington by train, Harpers Ferry is the perfect place for a quiet weekend getaway.
The Angler’s Inn provides just this, offering guests with quaint rooms, friendly service and amazing breakfasts. Not only that, but delicious homemade cookies are available for every afternoon!! This is a review of two breakfasts that I had while staying at the Angler’s Inn.
Each night, the next morning’s breakfast menu is written in the dining room. The first breakfast included Apple Crisp, Date Bread, Pumpkin Pancakes and Sausage. Mouthwatering or what?
The first course of this breakfast was apple crisp topped with whipped cream. The apple crisp was tangy and the whipped cream was lightly sweetened (if at all), so the dish was a fruity appetizer rather than a sugary dessert. It was really great! I felt pretty spoiled having an appetizer with my breakfast!
The main course consisted of pumpkin pancakes and sausage. The pancakes were perfect for the fall season and were sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar. They were surprisingly light, so I left breakfast feeling satisfied, rather than comatose. The sausage was juicy and flavorful.
Date bread was only served on the table. I haven’t eaten many dates, so I didn’t know what to expect. The “bread” was more like a rich pound cake. It was great!
Somehow, the second day’s breakfast was even more amazing. On the menu were Maple Glazed Grapefruit, Poppy-seed Loaf, Spinach Strata and Spiced Bacon. Yum.
To start, I was served Maple Glazed Grapefruit. Despite being glazed in syrup, the grapefruit was still tangy and sour. I had to add some extra sugar. The grapefruit was topped with walnuts, which gave it a nice crunch. Baking the grapefruit definitely made it easier to scoop out!
There is no way to disguise it; the Poppy-seed Loaf was essentially cake! It was really delicious and I easily could have eaten a whole loaf.
The main course consisted of spinach strata and spiced bacon. To be honest, I didn’t know what a strata was, but it was amazing! It’s basically an egg and cheese souffle. This one had spinach in it, as promised. It was sooooo indescribably delicious. I need to learn how to make it! The spiced bacon was more caramelized than spiced… but I’m not complaining! It was crispy, sweet and perfect.
If you’re in need of a getaway from the hectic bustle of city life, escape to Harpers Ferry. Stay at the Angler’s Inn for the full experience of small-town charm and amazing homemade breakfasts!
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867 W Washington St.
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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