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Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center

224 Broadway, Hanover, PA 17331
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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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 

Alexandria, Virginia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 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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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
1 review
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 

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

Dear MPW6, Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences at Shining Dawn. We always treasure your visits. It's our pleasure to host you. Helen truly enjoys and values your participation in her Retreats. Of course, I was very happy to get your heirloom Ansonia Mantel Clock ticking again. We wish you the very best and look forward... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

John O, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Shining Dawn. We were happy to know that we got it right and that you and your wife had everything you needed to enjoy your time in the Hanover/Gettysburg area. If you're ever planning a future visit, please keep us in mind. You're always... 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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