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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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    5 of 5 stars
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Oxon Hill, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Westminster, Maryland
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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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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 

Alexandria, Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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
2 reviews
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 

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