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Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center

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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.
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Breakfast included
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Absolutely our go to place. We found this place 9 years ago and have been retuning 2-3 times a year ever since. Beautiful restored historic mansion with an incredible breakfast every morning. We go here with no schedules or plans and just relax. The owners have books and audio
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I was only here two nights to visit the Hanover area. We love B&Bs and have stayed in many. This is among the loveliest we've seen. The downstairs rooms are so beautiful and peaceful. There are snacks and beverages available 24/7. Our bedroom and bathroom were so pretty and
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Response from BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center
Responded Apr 25, 2018
Dear Helen Q, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with other travelers. It was our pleasure to meet you and to host your visit to the Hanover area. We're very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again so please keep us in mind should you have travel plans in or near us. Best wishes, Bruce & Helen
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An easy 30 minute drive east of Gettysburg we found this gem. Our first contact with Helen was warm and professional and it continued throughout the stay, along with her husband Bruce. Everything was great from A to Z. The room was cool wen we arrived so the hosts obviously
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Response from BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center
Responded Jun 29, 2017
Dear Dennis G, Thank you for taking the time to share such a nice review of your stay with us. We're very happy to know that you and your son enjoyed your stay with us. I can't tell you what a joy it is to have guests like you staying with us. If you are ever visiting the area in the future, please consider staying with us again. We would love to have you back anytime. Thanks again! Bruce & Helen
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Shining Dawn is a fine Queen Anne home in the heart of Hanover Borough. I lived in the town many years, and recently returned to see old friends. I had walked up and down Broadway Street many times when I lived there, and had always admired the home. I was excited to have the
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Response from BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center
Responded Jun 29, 2017
Dear craigjsorensen, We appreciate your stay with us. It was certainly our pleasure to meet you and host your visit. We enjoyed chatting with you a little at breakfast about Hanover. Thank you also for your review. We're very happy to know that you enjoyed your Hanover "homecoming" and hope that you'll keep us in mind should you plan to visit the area again. We would love to have you back. Best wishes, Bruce & Helen
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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
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Response from BASA78, Owner at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center
Responded Jun 29, 2017
Dear Jmoney67, Thank you for your review and your stay. We're glad that you enjoyed your first stay at a Bed and Breakfast. Each one is unique and very different from the experience you might expect from a Hotel or Motel. It is our business, but we live here so it is also our home. It was our pleasure to meet you and your husband and we certainly hope to have an opportunity to host you again. Guests like you are always welcome here. Sincerely, Bruce & Helen
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"I stayed in the Phoenix room. It is small but fine for our needs."
"The rising sun room is very spacious, with a king sized sled bed, and great natural lighting."
"Room 3 has access to semi-private porch."
"Rising Sun Room is HUGE and LOVELY"
"We liked the room in the rear of the house with the back porch--very sunny and quiet. Large walk-in closet."
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United StatesPennsylvaniaHanover
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