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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 June 25, 2014
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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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Portsmouth, Virginia
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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

Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

From the moment we set foot in the stately front foyer, my husband and I were treated like royalty by our gracious hosts, Helen and Bruce. And it felt like we were staying in Windsor Castle. The lovely, elegant old mansion, appointed and kept to perfection by our hosts' tender loving care, created a romantic, peaceful environment. Our room was... More

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

Dear BlueRidgeExecCoach, We enjoyed our opportunity to meet and host you. We appreciate the significance of the date and we're always very happy to hear that our anniversary guests have had a nice time at Shining Dawn. Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write your very kind review. We hope that you'll keep us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

The house is amazing, with its subtle grace and beauty...each room has something different to offer. We have stayed with Helen and Bruce 4 times over the last few years and will continue to keep coming back. From the wonderful breakfasts, to uniqueness of each room, you won't find a better place to rest your head...or fill you stomachs! (If... More

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

Dear Scrap54, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a gracious review of your stays with us. To us, the greatest compliment is the fact that you've returned to stay with us so many times. You're a wonderful, young couple. We've really enjoyed your visits and the opportunity to chat with you. If you're ever traveling in the... More

Stephens City, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Stayed here with a wedding party, excellent service and value! Centrally located for a very convenient stay. Owners were prepared and highly hospitable. The home is elegantly decorated and very well kept.

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Dear Christopher M, We were very happy to know that members of the wedding party had everything they required to help ensure that such a special occasion would be memorable for all the right reasons. Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave such a nice review. We hope that you'll keep us in mind... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Let me say first that the Shining Dawn is a magnificent work of architecture and character. The stained glass windows and fine craftsmanship of this B & B were just wonderful Our stay was a relaxing getaway that we had hoped for. There were fresh snacks and refreshments upon our arrival. The Sun Room is well stocked with a wide... More

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Dear JJFlash99, Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experiences with us. It's nice to see Shining Dawn through the eyes of our guests. The architectural details, high level of craftsmanship which went into the house's construction and the numerous stained glass windows are some of the same things that told us this would be a... More

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Address: 224 Broadway, Hanover, PA 17331
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Hanover
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy an unforgettable stay in our magnificent 1902 Queen Anne brownstone. Stained glass windows, in-laid oak floors, beamed ceilings, carved mantles, and a bright, airy ambiance. Take Civil War Battle of Hanover Walking Tour from our front door. Minutes to Gettysburg or York. Five elegant guest rooms with private baths. Delicious full breakfast. Whether you are looking for the perfect romantic getaway, business accommodations, or a rejuvenating retreat, you will find it at Shining Dawn. ... more   less 
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