The Dykeman House Bed and Breakfast is located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. It is located about 20 miles south of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This makes it a convenient location for all the events in Carlisle. When you arrive at the Dykeman House, you feel as if your are coming to what was once a southern plantation. There is a trout house and pond near the road. A driveway winds back to this lovely home. Parking is to the rear of the home, which is beautifully landscaped, and very welcoming. Shelly, the owner greeted us at the door. She brought us into their home, giving us a tour of the home and all it has to offer. We started in the dining room where breakfast would be served the next morning. Cheese and wine were offered, as well as homemade gingersnap cookies. Yum! There is a living room right next to the dining room. Both rooms were decorated with antiques showing Shelly's wonderful style of decorating. We were then taken upstairs to our room for the night. There is one other bedroom upstairs. The rooms each have their own bathroom with shower. Our room was also decorated with antiques, but had a television for our enjoyment, as well as a small fridge. Chocolates and drinks were set out for us. Very thoughtful. Breakfast was discussed, and we went out for the evening. The king size bed is pillow top and we slept well. Their home is very quiet and comfortable. We stayed two nights. Breakfast was a pure delight! The first morning we were offered coffee, tea, orange juice, and ice water. Then were were presented warm grapefruit halves with a nutty topping. Followed were two slices of thick french toast garnished with syrupy apple slices, butter and maple syrup. Accompanying this were several large slices of bacon, and scrambled eggs. Cereal and bananas were also available if we desired them. The second morning's feast was just as wonderful. Decadent in everyway! Shelly is very hospitable and welcoming. She chatted with us quite awhile. She told us they are fairly new to running a bread and breakfast. You wouldn't know it. They seem like old pros that have perfected hospitality to a fine art. We wish the well, and will certainly come back when we are traveling to one of Carlisle's events.
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