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Bavarian Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Shepherdstown
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 4, 2012

I find it had to believe that anyone could rate the Bavarian Inn below 4 stars. And to give it one star with a POOR rating causes me to wonder if the writer actually stayed at the same Bavarian Inn as I did on 12 and 13 Sept.

The room and meals were without compromise. The our room 34 had two queen beds and was stocked with premium amenities such as towels, terry cloth robes etc.

The food was super excellent. We both had the Jagerschnitzel made with veal. The portion was large and came accompanied with either red cabbage or sauerkraut and either potato dumpling or spaetzles. The mushroom gravy was an excellent accompaniment.

The our waiter, Kevin, was most attentive to our needs, delivered the food piping hot and properly timed. His service could not have been better. He knew the menu and made excellent recommendations.

I recognize that even the best of places can have a off night but I fine it very hard to believe that the Bavarian Inn would ever rate a one star poor rating. It just isn't possible.

Room Tip: The only negative about the Bavarian Inn is its location. There isn't much tourist things about...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2012

Dear Charlie WH,
Thank you so much for your kind remarks. I will happily pass them on to our hard working staff, especially Kevin. We greatly appreciate your patronage, and hope to be able to welcome you back soon!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

This is a great little spot easily accessible to Washington, DC or Baltimore for a quick getaway. The layout is unique with guest rooms in separate buildings from the registration area and restaurant. It gives the place a quaint feel. The rooms are standard issue, but they do have small porches, some of which have a view of the Potomac River. Though the Inn has its own restaurant that looked quite nice (we didn't dine there), the town of Shepherdstown has several interesting places to dine along a quintessentially small town main street.

Our only complaint (albeit a minor one) is the that carpeted, public staircase in the building that housed our guest room was a mess. The property has either just completed or is in the midst of some renovation, and building materials were sloppily stored in the stairway that we used several times to access the ground from the second floor. Additionally, a potted plant had been upended with dirt scattered throughout this same carpeted staircase, yet during our 24 hour stay no staff member either observed the mess or bothered to clean it up. Just one of those details you would expect a high end property to be on top of.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Bud W
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2012

Dear Bud W,
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I apologize about the construction materials you encountered. We are indeed in the midst of some rennovations, and will have those areas back to proper shape right away. We hope to see you again soon, and perhaps share a great dining experience with you as well!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Spent a recent weekend there. Our third time. Have enjoyed each and every occasion immensely. Our room has always been spotless, the staff always helpful, and the food always super. The proximity to the C&O Canal is a bonus for our biking activities. And Shepardstown itself is a charmer.

Room Tip: ignore my rating on the spa. i have no idea whether they even have a spa, but i couldn't undelet...
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2012

Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for your kind remarks, and for your patronage to our Inn. We are so glad your various experiences have all been enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

The hotel is very high quality and everything from the building architecture to the uniforms of the staff to the food was very authentic Bavaria. My wife and had the privilege of visiting Germany/Bavaria last year, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Staying here was a great reminder of the fun we had, and gave us a brand new experience. We didn't get to explore Shepherdstown, unfortunately, but the setting on the river is very pretty. If you can afford it (and do plan to spend a good chunk of change!), this is a great place to go.

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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2012

Dear Matthew B,
Thank you for your kind remarks. My father, the Inn's creator, is a native of Munich, and our Executive Chef is from the Pfalz region, so every attempt at an authentic German experience is made. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

My husband and I booked a Garden View Luxury room and were very pleased. The furnishings are beautiful. Our room had a sitting area, gas fireplace and whirlpool bath. The private balcony had a view of the beautiful gardens and the Grey Stone Mansion where the restaurants are located. The food was excellent and the staff very courteous. We also appreciated the quiet , peaceful nature of the rooms. No loud noises, as can be found in some hotels. We were so impressed with our stay that we are already planning on returning next year for our 26th anniversary. Would highly recommend the Inn for anyone who enjoys luxury at its best.

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Thank SGallagher921
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2012

Happy Anniversary and thank you for celebrating with us. We are so happy it was enjoyable, and we look forward to sharing number 26 with you!
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The Asam Family

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Our stay at the Inn was most enjoyable. The room overlooked the Potomac River and the view was especially beautiful in the morning mist. The German food was excellent and the wait staff friendly and very efficient. The main building (a 1930s stone house) is very attractive.

Room Tip: Make sure to get a room with a view of the river.
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2012

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear your experience was enjoyable, and greatly anticipate welcoming you back soon!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

On a walk from DC to Pittsburgh, stopped at Bavarian inn after 5 days on the trail. Feet and spirits needed a break and there was the inn, right on the river, across a brigde. The staff was excellent, and the amenities were wonderful. The dining, casual in the ratskellar or formal in the dining hall offered great choices. The location is tremendous. We are coming back!

Room Tip: The potomac view is nice but not necessary
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DavidAsam, Owner at Bavarian Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2012

Hello,
We are so happy that we were able to provide a sense of comfort and relaxation after all your adventures. We hope to welcome you back soon!
Sincerely,
The Asam Family

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Additional Information about Bavarian Inn

Address: 164 Shepherd Grade Rd, Shepherdstown, WV 25443-4601
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: $108 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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