What This Drone Footage Captured At This Abandoned West Virginia Hotel Is Truly Grim

The historic Hilltop House Hotel overlooks Harpers Ferry. For more than a century, it was a luxury tourist destination. It now lies abandoned.

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Here’s the full video, created by YouTube user Your purkz.

It’s tragic that this hotel is deteriorating, but some architects and engineers are hopeful it can still be rebuilt and restored. Maybe in the future we will all get to see the Hilltop House Hotel in its former glory.

Would you like to see more abandoned West Virginia? Here are some amazing photos of an abandoned amusement park.