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Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center

224 Broadway, Hanover, PA 17331
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Bronson, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a wonderful experience with Bruce and Helen at their Bed and Breakfast. Such a beautiful old house, immaculately clean, many antiques, and clocks! I love clocks! The reason we visited Bruce and Helen was to pick up a Grandfather clock we had purchased from Bruce for our 5th Anniversary. I joked with Bruce about trying... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old houses that are made into inns or bed-and-breakfast accommodations have certain limitations: fewer outlets, odd room layouts, the occasional squeaky floorboard, vintage furniture that may not be the most comfortable. Their charm and unique characteristics make up for less modern amenities. Shining Dawn Bed-and-Breakfast has no serious flaws, and we had no major problems. THE PROS: certainly the hosts,... More

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BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

Dear KCoff, Thank you for taking the time to share your views. As we told you, as we tell ALL of our guests, if you need something to make your stay more enjoyable, please ask for it. We are not mind-readers. We'd much rather know about something that is not to your liking WHILE you are staying here as opposed... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely B&B, best of several we've stayed at in the area. The hosts Helen and Bruce were particularly gracious and attentive. The home is in excellent shape with lovely wood inlays, stained glass window and an intriguing collection of timepieces arrayed throughout. My wife and I will definitely stay here again if the opportunity arises.

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BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

Dear JS, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. You two were the Perfect Guests. It was truly our pleasure to meet and host you and we look forward to seeing you again. Best, Bruce & Helen, Owners/Innkeepers More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Upon my arrival at The Shining Dawn Bed and breakfast retreat I was taken aback by the beautiful historic Victorian style brick home. I called it home because I was warmly greeted by Bruce and Helen, the inn keepers, as though I arrived home after a long vacation. I was immediately given a tour of the home which had very... More

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BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

Dear Sunshynep, What a treat to have such a talented, gracious guest like you stay with us. It was a lot of fun chatting with you and your family and getting to know you a little better. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Shining Dawn. We loved meeting and hosting you and... More

Middletown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We've been guests at Shining Dawn so many times we've lost count. It's at least ten now. We've always thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and we've stayed in every room but one. Each is fabulous in its own way, and Helen and Bruce are unfailingly gracious and welcoming hosts. They've gone out of their way to help us with some special requests,... More

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BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

Dear Jim R, We feel privileged every time you and "E" choose to stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write another wonderful review. Best regards, Bruce & Helen, Owners/Innkeepers More

Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our stay at the Shining Dawn was one of the best experiences that my wife and I have had over many years in B&Bs . Such high accolades are deserved due to the exceptional confluence of the two main essentials of a great B&B experience-- a pleasant, unique facility and wonderful hosts. Helen and Bruce have decorated a late 1800's... More

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BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

Dear Arthur F, What a joy to meet and host you and your wife! More recently to see you again and to meet your two sons as well as your daughter-in-law! Getting to meet folks like you makes Inn-keeping truly enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We're always happy to know that our... More

Laurel, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I have stayed at the Shining Dawn B&B and Retreat Center on three occasions. We have stayed at many B&Bs and this one is, by far, one of our favorites. Bruce and Helen are some of the nicest people you will ever meet and their B&B has been beautifully and lovingly restored. The breakfasts are delicious and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Shining Dawn B& B and Retreat is just that.....the perfect getaway if you're visiting the Amish country and/or battlefield area of south-central Pennsylvania. Inkeepers Helen and Bruce were the orchestrators of a perfect weekend for us. We loved everything about Shining Dawn….the architecture, the furnishings, the many interesting clocks that Bruce has restored, the restful balcony off of our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Bruce and Helen were great hosts for our 5 night stay during the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg address, They are friendly and attentive and happy to deal with any questions or problems during your stay. The have done a wonderful, sensitive restoration of their historic home. Nice bath, comfortable bed, and solid wifi connection. We were in the Rising Sun... More

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Gulfport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I have had nothing but the best of times staying at Shining Dawn two separate times. The physical space is beautiful , comfortable, spacious, quiet and most peaceful. Bruce , one of the hosts/owners, couldn't be nicer or more accomodating and is an excellent cook. The breakfasts are elaborate and exceptional. Bruce and Helen aim to please in any way... More

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Address: 224 Broadway, Hanover, PA 17331
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Hanover
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Number of rooms: 6
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