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Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center

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224 Broadway, Hanover, PA 17331
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here while visiting our daughter in Hanover. We happened to be the only guests that night so we had the place to ourselves to explore at our leisure. The entire house has been nicely restored in period style. It is a lovely old home. We stayed in the Rising Sun Room which was just awesome. It's more like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on a Thursday night - we were the only guests, so that was a bit different than other bed & breakfasts that we've stayed at prior. Helen & Bruce were SO accommodating! They let us choose our check-in time, they asked what time we would like breakfast & they gave us a set of keys to come &... More 

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

Dear Ilene F, We aim to please! Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write your TripAdvisor review. Most of our guests do stay with us over the weekend. Weekday guests are often traveling on business or have very specific itineraries. Whether traveling on business or pleasure, we welcome guests 7 days a week. We... More 

Mt. Holly, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an incredibly beautiful and relaxing weekend! I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone! Helen and Bruce are wonderful owners and very accommodating. They certainly make our stay comfortable!!!

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

Dear DaveandBillie25, Thank you for choosing to stay with us as you celebrated your Anniversary. It was great to see you again and We're very happy to know that you enjoyed your getaway. Please keep us in mind should you ever plan another get away to the Hanover area. You're always welcome at Shining Dawn! Our very best wishes, Bruce... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our son - in- law's parents treated us to a lovely stay at the Shinning Dawn B & B while visiting their family in Hanover for a family celebration. We couldn't have been happier with their choice of accommodations. The owners, Helen and Bruce, were welcoming, perfectly attentive to our needs, and unobtrusive the rest of the time -- perfect... More 

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

Dear Debbie, Thank you for taking the time to write your review.. Gifted stays always represent a special challenge. We're very happy to know that you and your husband enjoyed your time with us. We truly enjoyed meeting and hosting you. If you need future travel accommodations in our area, we certainly hope that you'll choose to stay with us... More 

Oxon Hill, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I stayed overnight on Valentine's Day. I had a very relaxing time at Shining Dawn. The room was nice, the bed comfortable, and the owners made me feel right at home. The next morning at breakfast, I had great conversation with a couple who were visiting from Maryland like me. The breakfast was very good. Helen (one of the owners)... More 

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

Adrienne616, It was certainly our pleasure to meet and host you at Shining Dawn. We're happy to know that you enjoyed your visit. We thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to see you again. Best wishes, Bruce & Helen, Innkeepers More 

Westminster, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Our children surprised us with the gift of an overnight stay at Shining Dawn B&B to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. What a delightful experience it was! When we arrived, at the edge of old downtown Hanover, we were ushered into a world of quiet crystal & polished wood, glowing grandfather clocks, & beautifully restored rooms. Our stay in the... More 

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

Dear Gregory N, Thank you for writing such a nice review of your stay with us. We're always very happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time at Shining Dawn. You and your wife make a very lovely couple. It's not everyday that we get to host guests celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary!. We hope you'll keep us... More 

Germantown, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

During my several stays at Shining Dawn I have thoroughly enjoyed this unique and historic home, as well as the innkeepers’ kind attention to providing a comfortable and joyous experience for me. With each visit I notice new beautiful details about the home (Bruce’s meticulously restored antique clocks are also treasures to view around the house), and fill up on... More 

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

Dear Marie S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. It's always our pleasure to host you. We're happy to know that you feel right at home and comfortable during your stays with us. Your participation in, and contributions to our retreats are very valuable to us. We hope to see you again soon. Yours sincerely,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Shining Dawn B&B in Hanover. Very charming old house (1902) with wonderful antiques and grandfather clocks throughout (10 I think). We had ordered the "romance" package and we were greeted with a dozen roses that my wife absolutely loved. And chocolate truffles and chilled sparkling grape juice. Great start to an... More 

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

Dear Larry G, Thank you for taking the time to review Shining Dawn on TripAdvisor. We're very pleased to know that you and the Mrs. enjoyed your 25th Wedding Anniversary Trip. We enjoyed meeting you and judging from all of the laughter at your table over breakfast we think some of our other guests did also. It was pleasure to... More 

Bronson, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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

Dear Charles and Loraine, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and some of your observations with other potential guests. We're always very pleased to know that our guests have enjoyed their stay here at Shining Dawn. We fully appreciate how valuable times like these are to guests who come to us celebrating special occasions. We think... More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

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 

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