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Magnolia
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

This was mine and my husbands first experience with a bed and breakfast and it was wonderful! The owners were very nice and offered up two excellent breakfasts while we were there. The house is very quiet and peaceful. The bed was extremely comfortable and having a private bath was great! Would definitely stay again if in the area!

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Helen and Bruce, the innkeepers, reside on the third floor of this lovely bed and breakfast, which was formerly a one-family estate home. The house had beautiful stained glass, wood floors and little details that were aesthetically pleasing. The owners were very hospitable, approachable, and accommodating. We stayed for two evenings and had two rooms, one for us and one...

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BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

Dear PamelaDeP, We really enjoyed the opportunity to host you, your husband and son during your stay in the Hanover/Gettysburg area. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of your stay with us. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we certainly hope to see you again. Thanks again! Bruce & Helen

Beijing
Reviewed June 4, 2016

A tasteful rennovation of an old historic home, offers beautifully decorated rooms, great service, and friendly hospitality. Breakfast offerings are unique culinary creations. The interior is full of old antique grand father clocks, which chime on the hour. There are common areas: patio, living room, foyer, and meditation room. Free Wi-fi, coffe and tea service all day in the patio....

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BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

Dear babalubj, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Shining Dawn Bed & Breakfast. It was our pleasure to meet and host you as our guests. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you'll keep us in mind should you ever make plans to stay in the...

Calabash, North Carolina
Reviewed May 30, 2016

What a truly beautiful home run by 2 really down to earth kind people. Helen & Bruce have turned their home into a Victorian beauty. Every detail is special and done with care. The room was beautiful, the stars on the ceiling were an added romantic touch. The mattress was very comfortable and I had to take a bath in...

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BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

Dear Lois L, We're very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers. We wish you the very best and hope to see you again. Helen & Bruce, Innkeepers

Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Shining Dawn is a beautiful large B&B nestled in a historic section of Hanover, PA. We chose them because of the great reviews, price and location. The rooms are comfortable and pleasant. The view from our room was on a peaceful garden area. Breakfast was fantastic. Poached pears, apple pancakes, eggs and Canadian bacon. And Helen and Bruce offered great...

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BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

davidsweigert, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with other travelers. We're glad that you enjoyed the accommodations and hospitality. It was certainly our pleasure to meet and host you. You're welcome back anytime!

Columbia, Maryland
Reviewed November 19, 2015

Beautifully renovated home, gracious hosts, elegant room, spacious bathroom & shower, spectacular breakfast. Everything positive about this B&B and Helen & Bruce. Surprise for my birthday (the "BIG ONE") and he absolutely hit it out of the park with this. Every day since our visit we each comment over how special this was for both of us. He is still...

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BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

Hi Deb21044, Thank you for your kind review. We appreciated the opportunity to host your visit during a very special occasion and are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you'll chose to stay with us again. Helen & Bruce, Innkeepers

Easton
Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

This was our first stay here.. It was a great experience. Breakfast was great. Bruce and Hellen were very hospitable. The house and room were clean and beautiful. Its about a 20 min drive from gettysburg.We originally thought it might be better to be close to or on the strip at gettysburg. We quickely realized that the the piece and...

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BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

Dominick, We've found that many of our guests who are in the area to visit Gettysburg chose to stay with us because of the relative peace and quiet of Hanover. We're glad you could enjoy the best of both "worlds" and hope that you'll keep us in mind should you ever plan to visit the area again. Thank you for...

Winchester, Virginia
Reviewed September 29, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for two nights in September and had an absolutely wonderful time. The room was comfortable and well-appointed, and the breakfasts could not have been better. Bruce and Helen knew it was my wife's birthday, and they left a balloon and chocolates in our room. A thoughtful touch! Hanover is a lovely town, and the...

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BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

Mr. & Mrs. K, We want to thank you for taking the time to share your experiences staying with us at Shining Dawn. We're happy to know that you enjoyed your very special occasion here and hope that you'll choose to stay with us again sometime in the future. Thanks again! Helen & Bruce, Innkeepers

Northern Virginia
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Hands down this property is our favorite Bed and Breakfast -- and we have stayed in quite a few over the years. From the moment we walked into the foyer, we were enthralled. The house, built in the early 1900's, is stunning with stained glass windows and original wood accents. Helen and Bruce are wonderful hosts. Generally for us the...

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BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

Dear ontheroad19, We are honored by your very kind review. We aim to please and we're always happy to know that our guests have enjoyed their time with us. We hope that you'll keep us in mind if you're ever traveling in the area. We would love to see you again. Thank you! Helen & Bruce

NY
Reviewed August 6, 2015

Bruce and Helen made us feel special. They paid close attention to every detail. We had no problems from check- in to check-out. The home is beautiful inside and out and is well kept. The decor is top notch. The breakfast was a daily delight. Overall it was a perfect experience.

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BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center, responded to this review

Hi 638maurice, Thank you for your review. It's not every day that we get to host a couple celebrating their 26th Anniversary, especially a couple as young as you and your wife. We're very happy to know that you two enjoyed your celebration while staying with us. Congratulations once again. We hope that you'll celebrate your 75th in good health...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy an unforgettable stay in our magnificent 1902 Queen Anne brownstone. Stained glass windows, in-laid oak floors, beamed ceilings, carved mantles, and a bright, airy ambiance. Take Civil War Battle of Hanover Walking Tour from our front door. Minutes to Gettysburg or York. Five elegant guest rooms with private baths. Delicious full breakfast. Whether you are looking for the perfect romantic getaway, business accommodations, or a rejuvenating retreat, you will find it at Shining Dawn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center

Address: 224 Broadway, Hanover, PA 17331-2501
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Hanover
Price Range: $159 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“The rising sun room is very spacious, with a king sized sled bed, and great natural lighting.”
  • Rising sun room
  • Patio
  • Patio
  • Meditation room
  • Living Room
  • King Sled Bed
  • Daybed in Rising Sun room
 of 5 bubbles babalubj, Jun 4, 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 has access to semi-private porch.”
 of 5 bubbles ontheroad19, Sep 1, 2015 | Read review
“Rising Sun Room is HUGE and LOVELY”
 of 5 bubbles johnmA9889GO, Jul 31, 2015 | Read review
“We liked the room in the rear of the house with the back porch--very sunny and quiet. Large walk-in closet.”
 of 5 bubbles 176larryg, Oct 29, 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are wonderful, but there is no elevator. Negotiating stairs to the rooms is a must. Parking is on the street, but we had no trouble, even with a trailer behind our car.”
 of 5 bubbles F9707AEcharlesb, Oct 16, 2014 | Read review
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