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Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center

224 Broadway, Hanover, PA 17331
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hanover B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Middletown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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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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Laurel, Maryland
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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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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I recently spent two nights at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center. It was just what I was looking for. I wanted a peaceful place to get away for the weekend to write and rest. The atmosphere of this B&B is so peaceful and welcoming. The room (Peacock Room) was very comfortable. I spent time in the Sun Room,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We chose Shining Dawn B&B after initially checking B&Bs in Gettysburg (where we actually were visiting). Shining Dawn is about 20 minutes from Gettysburg in Hanover, a quaint town along nice country roads. Shining Dawn is a beautiful place - great lighting, welcoming, just an overall good feeling. Helen and Bruce both greeted us, showed us around, and were gracious... More

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

Dear sulla62, You stated that "Shining Dawn is a beautiful place - great lighting, welcoming, just an overall good feeling.". That is exactly the experience we hope to provide to our guests. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We're very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your visit... 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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