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“We love the Bavarian Inn” 4 of 5 stars
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Bavarian Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   164 Shepherd Grade Rd, Shepherdstown, WV 25443   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Shepherdstown
Reston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“We love the Bavarian Inn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We come to Shepardstown every July for the Contemporary American Theater Festival. We love the Bavarian Inn's charm, scenic beauty and superb restaurant. Staff are very friendly and helpful. It is also very convenient to the theater venues. The new infinity pool is absolutely fabulous. We have stayed in the river view chalets and the garden view units and enjoyed both. The only downside this time was that the mattress in 85 seemed a bit soft/wornout. But we will definitely stay here again and are considering a weekend getaway other than during theater season.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We are so happy you once again enjoyed your stay, and got to experience the new pool. I am sorry about the mattress, but thank you for letting me know so we can replace it right away. We hope to welcome you back soon!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have stayed at the Bavarian Inn twice but eaten there many times. I really like German food and I think they do a very nice job in their kitchen. The restaurant is a little old fashioned which I find charming. The Inn is as well but again, very charming. The setting on the Potomac River is superb. One can swim in their new infinity pool and hang off the edge watching the goldfinches and the kayaks go by. You can order food and adult beverages and relax by the pool for hours. Book early to get a room with a view or a quiet patio or balcony. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. I live 90 minutes away but leave feeling like I have been on vacation in another country!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience, and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My sister's (5 OF US) just attended the Shepherdstown Festival. We stayed at the Bavarian Inn and found it to be charming, beyond our expectations. It's a little bit of Heaven with a French flavor. The food is delicious, amazing service not only at meals but for all your needs. Room service was prompt and everything was the proper temperature. Our rooms were so spacious and included a large balcony overlooking the river, a refrigerator and a large Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom with two sinks and a shower as well.. We stayed in the Danube section but all buildings were charming. We requested the first floor because there are no elevators but each building (Tudor style) only had 2 floors, I believe. They have tennis courts, .a beautiful infinity pool with golf near by. I am a very particular traveler; my husband and I have stayed in 4 and 5 star hotels al around the world so if I am taking the time to write this review, it is because i loved staying there. Go to their website and check it out! I live in the DC/Maryland area so it only took us an hour and a half to get there. Another unusual amenity is that you can go to the front desk for a complimentary bottle of water as many times as you like. The Inn was so enjoyable that we are bringing our husbands with us next July. We will attend all of the plays and the guys will be happy seeing one or two but they will be playing golf and tennis. A big shout out to the entire staff who were friendly and could not do enough for us. Oh, they also have a small exercise room for your convenience. In other words, a great place to visit even with family.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,
It was truly a pleasure having you and your sisters staying with us. I will happily pass on your comments to our hard working staff. We look forward to welcoming you back next year if not sooner! Thanks again!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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solomons, md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

After a bit of a rocky start, the Managers and staff more than made up for the issues at the beginning. The staff was wonderful and if we needed something it was immediately taken care of. The food was very good, and the infinity pool was awesome with a beautiful view of the river and mountains. We would definitely stay at the Bavarian Inn again.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for your review. I apologize for the rocky start, but am so glad we were able to give you an enjoyable experience. We hope to welcome you back soon!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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College Park, Maryland
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Bavarian Inn has always been charming, and nicely appointed. Many travelers enjoyed the scenic beauty of changing leaves in the fall, and restful views along the Potomac. A crackling fire in your room, an ample German meal in either of the two dining areas, and an abundant selection of wines made for cozy time spent. The drive was only an hour and a half from D.C.

Recently, the Inn has added a set of summer attractions. They include a lighter seasonal menu, consisting largely of such dishes as crab stuffed flounder. You can sip a refreshing cocktail next to the newly opened pool. And, oh that pool! On a clear day, the aqua infinity pool almost looks like you could cascade down to the meandering river below.

We were thrilled to find a carefree vacation spot so close to home.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear valued guest,
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you have enjoyed all the seasonal opportunities our Inn has to offer... and of course, our latest addition of the new pool. We hope to welcome you back soon!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed in the Augsburg with nice views of the Potomac River. The pool is kind of cool, situated overlooking the river as well and worth packing the bathing suit and having an evening drink in the pool on a hot summer's night. The room was comfortable though rather dated, almost seedy, but we slept well and it was convenient to the theater festival we were attending in Shephardstown.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear CJunker,
Thank you for your review. It appears that most things were to your liking, even with a lower score rating. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again, perhaps even not during theater season.
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed here for two nights during a visit to Shepherdstown. The staff were very helpful, and had the authority to make quick decisions, which we greatly appreciated. The infinity pool was great, with a very beautiful view of the river and surrounding scenery. There are no refrigerators in the rooms but ice is available. The Antietam Battlefield is nearby, just across the bridge. We will most likely return.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for your review. We will happily pass on your kind remarks to our hard working staff. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family
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Address: 164 Shepherd Grade Rd, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Location: United States > West Virginia > Shepherdstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Shepherdstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bavarian Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River in Historic Shepherdstown West Virginia on 11 acres. The Bavarian Inn is a AAA Four Diamond Award Winning Dining Room and Hotel Accommodations. Most rooms have breathtaking river views from private balconies, whirlpool baths, and gas fireplaces. Fine German and Continental Cuisine. Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence". Casual Dining and Cocktails in the Rathskellar or on the outdoor garden patio. Walking distance to downtown Shepherdstown and great shopping. Golf Packages available with neighboring and private Cress Creek Country Club. Open 365 days per year. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bavarian Hotel Shepherdstown
Bavarian Inn Shepherdstown
Bavarian Restaurant

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