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Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center

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224 Broadway, Hanover, PA 17331
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Columbia, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Beautifully renovated home, gracious hosts, elegant room, spacious bathroom & shower, spectacular breakfast. Everything positive about this B&B and Helen & Bruce. Surprise for my birthday (the "BIG ONE") and he absolutely hit it out of the park with this. Every day since our visit we each comment over how special this was for both of us. He is still... More 

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Easton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

This was our first stay here.. It was a great experience. Breakfast was great. Bruce and Hellen were very hospitable. The house and room were clean and beautiful. Its about a 20 min drive from gettysburg.We originally thought it might be better to be close to or on the strip at gettysburg. We quickely realized that the the piece and... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for two nights in September and had an absolutely wonderful time. The room was comfortable and well-appointed, and the breakfasts could not have been better. Bruce and Helen knew it was my wife's birthday, and they left a balloon and chocolates in our room. A thoughtful touch! Hanover is a lovely town, and the... More 

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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Hands down this property is our favorite Bed and Breakfast -- and we have stayed in quite a few over the years. From the moment we walked into the foyer, we were enthralled. The house, built in the early 1900's, is stunning with stained glass windows and original wood accents. Helen and Bruce are wonderful hosts. Generally for us the... More 

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Thank ontheroad19
BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

Dear ontheroad19, We are honored by your very kind review. We aim to please and we're always happy to know that our guests have enjoyed their time with us. We hope that you'll keep us in mind if you're ever traveling in the area. We would love to see you again. Thank you! Helen & Bruce More 

NY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Bruce and Helen made us feel special. They paid close attention to every detail. We had no problems from check- in to check-out. The home is beautiful inside and out and is well kept. The decor is top notch. The breakfast was a daily delight. Overall it was a perfect experience.

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Thank 638maurice
BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

Hi 638maurice, Thank you for your review. It's not every day that we get to host a couple celebrating their 26th Anniversary, especially a couple as young as you and your wife. We're very happy to know that you two enjoyed your celebration while staying with us. Congratulations once again. We hope that you'll celebrate your 75th in good health... More 

Quakertown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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

John M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at Shining Dawn B & B Retreat. We happy to know that you enjoyed our facility and that we made you feel welcomed. You certainly were. We enjoyed meeting and hosting you and your wife. Please keep us in mind if you're ever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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Thank daveandbillie25
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 June 29, 2015

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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Thank Adrienne616
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 

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