This is one of those B&B's that make you want to stay extra nights or plan your return visit immediately. My husband and I stayed here for the location (which is excellent) but would come back for other reasons. Shepherdstown is a small, historic town located within easy driving distance of Washington, DC, Baltimore, and many Civil War battlefield sites, such as Antietam, Gettsburg, Harpers Ferry and Manassas/Bull Run. The town itself boasts easy access to hikes and bike riding along the C+O Canal and kayaking/rafting on the Shenandoah river. Our reason for going to Shepherdstown, though, was more local: the jam session at O'Hurley's General Store on Thursday nights, which has been providing amazing Celtic/mountain/heritage music for at least 30 years--highly recommended! The innkeepers were very detail-oriented, gave us a great tour of the home when we arrived, and made our dinner reservations (based on their excellent recommendation) in advance. Their afternoon snacks, evening sherry, and early-morning coffee and home-made spiced biscotti (served before a hearty and tasty breakfast) were outstanding. It's clear that they take pride in their property and enjoy their guests, and you can choose to be as sociable with them and other guests as you like. Very clean, great amenities, and reasonable - what else could you ask for?
- 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