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Sheppard Mansion Bed and Breakfast

117 Frederick St., Hanover, PA 17331
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Sheppard Mansion Bed and Breakfast
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hanover B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hockessin, Delaware
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Our 8th year renting the Sheppard for a spring family get to together and it's charms still delight us. The caretakers were delightful and made us excellent breakfasts. This year we thoroughly enjoyed hanging out in the library for a late evening impromptu party. The family still owns and cares for this beautiful mansion and Carriage House shop across the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We have stayed there twice. Lovely mansion, with interesting artifacts from the family that still owns the home. We had a chance to peak into several rooms while we were staying and they are all perfectly maintained and charming. Our room had a beautifully painted ceiling, large bed, plenty of storage and a really lovely bathroom with a good sized... More 

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Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My boyfriend and I were looking for a nice quiet getaway and the Sheppard Mansion met and exceeded our expectations. Check in went great. We arrived around 4pm and were greeted at the door with a smile by the weekend inn keeper, Penny. Penny gave us our key and a quick tour of the mansion. The mansion was built in... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

There were no other guests during our stay so it was a treat to enjoy the mansion by ourselves. The former popular restaurant downstairs is now closed however but the tables remain. I imagine they use it for weddings and receptions. We enjoyed the lovely Ayres Suite and were glad to have the extra large king sized bed but the... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Sheppard Mansion is a lovely B&B but actually more like a quaint Inn. We arrived on Friday night and there was a wedding happening which could've made anyone feel awkward, but the lady who helped us when we arrived was very quick and attentive to take us up to our room. The room was very clean and comfortable. There... More 

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Eight female friends spent two nights here, and it was fabulous! Former private home is immense! Wonderful entrance and "Rhett Butler-like" staircase! Furnishings and decor are elegant and inviting. Rooms and suites are very comfortable, and bathrooms are gorgeous! Only caution is the Lee Suite, which has a feather bed, which CAN be uncomfortable (very soft) for some. Ayres Suite... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We were hoping for a very special dinner in what appears to be a very elegant, historic mansion. We have dined in many lovely establishments before and were hoping this would be comparable. It was the worst dinner we have ever experienced and the only thing worse than trying to swallow the food was the service. Our waiter was rude... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

My spouse and I stayed at the Sheppard Mansion this past July 5 for two nights, and so enjoyed the experience as it is a magnificent, well-preserved period property. We ate dinner at the mansion's restaurant, an excellent tasting menu/wine pairing, served in one of their fabulous period dining rooms. The only disappointment was in the breakfasts we were served.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

As others have written before, this mansion is very elegant and impressive, both in its architecture and interior design. The rooms are spacious and elegant, looking better in real life than in photographs we have viewed on the internet. However, our room (Ayres) and the Mansion as a whole, were somewhat overburdened with too many artifacts. The owners obviously want... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

My husband and I stayed here one night for our first anniversary. What a great place to spend it. We also ate at the restaurant for dinner and did the 7-course tasting menu. Each thing they brought out was so good. We felt like celebrities because of how delicious and elegant everything was and how important they treated us. Hands... More 

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