An Ideas Place

AN IDEAS PLACE

Where inspired thinkers gather.

Where inspired thinkers gather.

Luminaries

Hill Top House guests included such luminaries as: W.E.B. DuBois, Alexander Graham Bell, Mark Twain, Carl Sandburg, Pearl S. Buck, almost every U.S. President and Vice President from Woodrow Wilson to Bill Clinton and Al Gore as well as many, many notable others. Such guests came for more than just the food and the fishing. They came to Hallowed Ground, to one of the great hotels of its time and became links in a chain of visitors who positively impacted the world with their courage and revolutionary ideas.

W.E.B. DuBois

Alexander Graham Bell

Mark Twain

Carl Sandburg

Pearl S. Buck

Woodrow Wilson

Bill Clinton

Al Gore

Calvin Coolidge

Luminaries

Hill Top House guests included such luminaries as: W.E.B. DuBois, Alexander Graham Bell, Mark Twain, Carl Sandburg, Pearl S. Buck, almost every U.S. President and Vice President from Woodrow Wilson to Bill Clinton and Al Gore as well as many, many notable others. Such guests came for more than just the food and the fishing. They came to Hallowed Ground, to one of the great hotels of its time and became links in a chain of visitors who positively impacted the world with their courage and revolutionary ideas.

W.E.B. DuBois

Alexander Graham Bell

Mark Twain

Carl Sandburg

Pearl S. Buck

Woodrow Wilson

Bill Clinton

Al Gore

Calvin Coolidge

World Changing.
Life Changing.

Drawing people together whose ideas make the world, or just a small part of it, a better place.

Where thought leaders and think-tank attendees debate and design solutions to some of the most complex challenges of our times. Where inspired thinkers from all disciplines and cultures engage in intellectual inquiry and exchange.

Harpers Ferry is set apart not just because of its spectacular beauty, but more importantly because of its incredible effects on history.

More than once, the world lurched forward when new ideas and incredible courage attacked old paradigms and entrenched interests in Harpers Ferry.

Facilitating Ideas
by Providing:

  • Premium, flexible, modern meeting spaces with state of the art A/V and connectivity, designed for small and medium-sized groups, in a relaxing and inspiring location close to Washington, DC.
  • World-class lodging and dining facilities.
  • Holistic spa and wellness programming.
  • Extensive on-site and off-site activities.
  • Organic, academic, cultural and artistic programs that give guests reasons to come back again and again.

Other Ideas Places

The Aspen Institute

ASPEN, CO

Whether it’s Palestinians negotiating with Israelis or leadership based on enduring values, the Aspen Institute is a beautifully-situated, nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues.

Chautauqua Institution

LAKE CHAUTAUQUA, NY

According to former President Theodore Roosevelt, this movement, which started at a lakeside campsite in 1874, is “the most American thing in America.”

Mt. Washington Hotel

BRETTON WOODS, NH

The 1944 Bretton Woods Conference at this gracious resort established the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the gold standard, and stabilized Europe for the first time in centuries.

"Here, where the martyrdom of John Brown took place,
I will build my hotel."
"Here, where the martyrdom of John Brown took place, I will build my hotel."

THOMAS S. LOVETT, 1888

THOMAS S. LOVETT, 1888