Groups & Meetings

group tours in historic Harpers Ferry West Virginia

Meetings & Retreats

Jefferson County, WV is the perfect place to hold your next small conference, meeting or retreat. Surrounded by endless possibilities for team building, unique outdoor meeting space options, and relaxing areas for quiet reflection at the end of a full day of work makes Jefferson County, WV a meeting planners paradise.  

Just a short drive from Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD and featuring four distinctive conference and meeting venues, Jefferson County, WV provides a setting to ensure productive meetings, easy travel and incredible opportunities to connect outside of the meeting room. Our meeting facilities range from small, intimate retreats for 10 people to groups of 400. We also have additional lodging properties conveniently located to handle any overflow needs. 

Bavarian Inn

Perched on a spectacular bluff overlooking the Potomac River, the Bavarian Inn & Brewing Company is an 11-acre European Inspired Boutique Resort offering comfort, elegance, and world-class food and service. Located in Shepherdstown, the Bavarian Inn has three on-site restaurants and is the perfect spot to connect with your group or team in meaningful ways in a relaxing setting. 

Clarion inn - Harpers Ferry 

Featuring 100 spacious hotel rooms, 10,000 square feet of meeting space and an on-site restaurant, the Inn is located just one mile from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Situated adjacent to River Riders Family Adventure Resort, the Clarion is the ideal team-building destination when you combine your meetings with whitewater rafting, zip-lining and other exciting, outdoor adventures.

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center - Shepherdstown 

Offering 6,000 square feet of conference space, two full-service restaurants, and a full-service Health Spa and Fitness Center the Clarion Hotel features 168 guest rooms all located on a quiet 12-acre site near historic Shepherdstown. The Clarion was built to service government groups from Washington, DC, so they understand and emphasize privacy and security. After hours, discover fabulous dining and one- of- a kind shopping venues in downtown Shepherdstown.

Hollywood Casino at Charlestown Races 

Accommodating up to 300 guests and located on the third floor of the Casino, the Hollywood Ballroom offers views of the Blue Ridge mountains and the race track at Charles Town Races. For a more intimate setting, consider the Shenandoah Room, located inside the Inn at Charles Town with access to an outside patio.  Or reserve space in one of the award-winning restaurants located inside the Casino.  

Just steps away from the Hollywood Casino and thoroughbred race track, the Inn at Charles Town provides comfortable hotel rooms and suites at an affordable price. If your group just needs to unwind at the end of a long day of meetings, this is the perfect spot with non-stop entertainment and great food available 24/7.

Shepherd University - Popodicon - Business Residence of the President

Shepherd University is fortunate to have a beautiful home and spacious grounds as part of its campus.  After receiving requests from several individuals about holding weddings and other formal events on campus, the President has decided to share this lovely space with the Shepherd campus and community.

A spacious lawn can accommodate up to 500 guests and indoor space for up to 60 people. Popodicon is available for rent from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. and catering is provided by Shepherd University.

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Group Tours

Planning for a trip can involve a lot of time and research, so we’ve done the legwork for you. We’ve developed several sample itineraries to help you make the most of your trip. Mix and match activities to suit the needs and tastes of everyone in your party, and let us know if you have any questions. Our West Virginia travel experts are more than happy to help you get the most out of your visit to Jefferson County. 

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