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“An Exceptional B&B” 5 of 5 stars
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Thomas Shepherd Inn
300 West German Street, corner of German and Duke Streets, Shepherdstown, WV 25443   |  
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germantown, md
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“An Exceptional B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

This is a good one. More amenities than we've seen anywhere else. Rooms very clean and neat, spacious, comfortable, well appointed. Breakfast was excellent. Check out their website and believe what you read. Easy walking distance to the main street of town. And you really do meet nice, interesting people at a B&B. This place is conducive to congeniality. Jeanne and Jim are most friendly and helpful, but not in the least bit intrusive. As someone else has said, a good balance. High marks.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This is a beautiful, peaceful Inn. The Inn Keepers were so hospitable. The room was beautiful and the second floor porch was perfect for enjoying a glass of wine and good conversation and just relaxing at the end of the day. A delicious breakfast served in the lovely dining room was wonderful. The Inn is walking distance to all of the shops and restaurants Shepherdstown has to offer. A beautiful little town.

Room Tip: This is Inn has 1 room with 2 double beds, which not all B&B's offer. This was perfect for...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Takoma Park, MD
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We had a very nice one night stay while biking the C&O. Innkeepers were very friendly and low-key and helpful when we asked; we've experienced other personalities as innkeepers who are a bit overbearing so this was the right balance. Inn was lovely, room was very nice and spacious, comfy bed, roomy bathroom. Breakfast was delicious. We enjoyed the upstairs back porch as a quiet space to read a little. Very nice to just park car and walk down the hill into the town and dinner.

Room Tip: We were in room 1 which was very nice but also at the front of the house which has 4-way stop signs...
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Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

As the route planner for three 60-something guys on a bike trip, I picked the Thomas Shepherd Inn mostly on the basis of its location in Shepherdstown. Adequate arrangements would have been enough for us, but our stay was outstanding. Jeanne and Jim were flexible with respect to our breakfast time, breakfast menu, sleeping arrangements, and storing bicycles safely outside. Jim had some specific and helpful route suggestions for us as well. The room and breakfast were great and the location is extremely convenient to the town center. I would definitely stay there again if I were in the area.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thomas6, Owner at Thomas Shepherd Inn, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
We do enjoy our intrepid bicycling guests here at the Inn - thanks for your nice review! With bike racks in the back yard and most of our wonderful restaurants within walking distance, staying less than 1 mile away from the C&O Canal in Shepherdstown makes things easy for you. The construction near the bridge has finally completed so if you make a return trip you will find navigation easier.
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Englishtown, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The Thomas Shepherd Inn was a treat. The Innkeepers could not have been more helpful re: making dinner plans and with tips on optimizing our time spent in exploring nearby historic attractions. For that, the B&B's location was perfect as it was only a few miles from Harpers Ferry and from the Antietam battlefield. Shepherdstown itself is very historic and the B&B is located right on the main street -- super convenient for restaurants and shopping.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are very good but we selected the one room with a king size bed -- it was outstandi...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bel Air, Maryland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

We loved our 2 night stay at the Thomas Shepherd Inn! The innkeepers are so gracious and friendly! They went out of their way to accomodate my gluten allergy making special treats for me. They were amazing!! The Inn is so nice and love the way its decorated and there is a fabulous library. Shepherdstown is such a lovely town we really enjoyed walking around the town. We also enjoyed biking on the C&O Canal towpath and visiting Antetam battlefield. We highly recommend going to Shepherdstown and staying at the Thomas Shepherd Inn!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hershey, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

My husband and I stayed at The Thomas Shepherd Inn overnight after a wonderful dinner with friends at The Press Room. We stayed in Room 6, which was very bright, cheeful and cozy - we felt immediately comfortable and especially liked the electric corner fireplace. Although I'm not a huge fan of the claw tub/shower combos, this bathroom had a great showerhead! I was impressed by the fresh flowers in our room.

Many past reviews remarked on the road noise....I did not find this a problem at all, but my husband noticed the traffic a bit (but not majorly problematic).

The included breakfast (and coffee) was very good, as well. After breakfast, we walked down the street to the Farmer's Market which was quite diverse. If you have never been there, Shepherdstown is a little gem with several unique shops and great restaurants on the main street. It is full of and surrounded by history (Antietam and Harper's Ferry are VERY close by). It is a perfect place for a day trip or relaxing weekend get-away from central PA, MD, WVA or DC. The C & O canal trail is 5 minutes away - perfect for running, walking or biking. I believe kayaks can also be rented for a great experience on the Potomac.

We love every visit we make to Shepherdstown...and would not hesitate to stay at The Thomas Shephard Inn again in the future.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Thomas Shepherd Inn

Address: 300 West German Street, corner of German and Duke Streets, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Location: United States > West Virginia > Shepherdstown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Shepherdstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Thomas Shepherd Inn offers guests the experience of gracious hospitality in an historic setting. Unique shops and restaurants are within walking distance. Antietam Battlefield and Harper's Ferry are short drives away. Bike or hike on the C&O Canal Path 1/2 mile away. We offer six spacious, air-conditioned guest rooms with private baths. Our living room with fireplace, guest lounge with TV and porch overlooking our garden are available for your enjoyment. Full breakfast included. ... more   less 

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