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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 18 September 2014

A lovely B&B, best of several we've stayed at in the area. The hosts Helen and Bruce were particularly gracious and attentive. The home is in excellent shape with lovely wood inlays, stained glass window and an intriguing collection of timepieces arrayed throughout. My wife and I will definitely stay here again if the opportunity arises.

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

Dear JS, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. You two were the Perfect Guests. It was truly our pleasure to meet and host you and we look forward to seeing you again. Best, Bruce & Helen, Owners/Innkeepers

Reviewed 2 September 2014

Upon my arrival at The Shining Dawn Bed and breakfast retreat I was taken aback by the beautiful historic Victorian style brick home. I called it home because I was warmly greeted by Bruce and Helen, the inn keepers, as though I arrived home after a long vacation. I was immediately given a tour of the home which had very...

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

Dear Sunshynep, What a treat to have such a talented, gracious guest like you stay with us. It was a lot of fun chatting with you and your family and getting to know you a little better. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Shining Dawn. We loved meeting and hosting you and...

Middletown, Ohio
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

We've been guests at Shining Dawn so many times we've lost count. It's at least ten now. We've always thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and we've stayed in every room but one. Each is fabulous in its own way, and Helen and Bruce are unfailingly gracious and welcoming hosts. They've gone out of their way to help us with some special requests,...

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

Dear Jim R, We feel privileged every time you and "E" choose to stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write another wonderful review. Best regards, Bruce & Helen, Owners/Innkeepers

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Our stay at the Shining Dawn was one of the best experiences that my wife and I have had over many years in B&Bs . Such high accolades are deserved due to the exceptional confluence of the two main essentials of a great B&B experience-- a pleasant, unique facility and wonderful hosts. Helen and Bruce have decorated a late 1800's...

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

Dear Arthur F, What a joy to meet and host you and your wife! More recently to see you again and to meet your two sons as well as your daughter-in-law! Getting to meet folks like you makes Inn-keeping truly enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We're always happy to know that our...

Laurel, Maryland
Reviewed 26 June 2014

My husband and I have stayed at the Shining Dawn B&B and Retreat Center on three occasions. We have stayed at many B&Bs and this one is, by far, one of our favorites. Bruce and Helen are some of the nicest people you will ever meet and their B&B has been beautifully and lovingly restored. The breakfasts are delicious and...

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

Dear MPW6, Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences at Shining Dawn. We always treasure your visits. It's our pleasure to host you. Helen truly enjoys and values your participation in her Retreats. Of course, I was very happy to get your heirloom Ansonia Mantel Clock ticking again. We wish you the very best and look forward...

Reviewed 18 April 2014

The Shining Dawn B& B and Retreat is just that.....the perfect getaway if you're visiting the Amish country and/or battlefield area of south-central Pennsylvania. Inkeepers Helen and Bruce were the orchestrators of a perfect weekend for us. We loved everything about Shining Dawn….the architecture, the furnishings, the many interesting clocks that Bruce has restored, the restful balcony off of our...

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

John O, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Shining Dawn. We were happy to know that we got it right and that you and your wife had everything you needed to enjoy your time in the Hanover/Gettysburg area. If you're ever planning a future visit, please keep us in mind. You're always...

Reviewed 15 January 2014

Bruce and Helen were great hosts for our 5 night stay during the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg address, They are friendly and attentive and happy to deal with any questions or problems during your stay. The have done a wonderful, sensitive restoration of their historic home. Nice bath, comfortable bed, and solid wifi connection. We were in the Rising Sun...

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

Dear 10DaysorLess, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Shining Dawn and for writing such a fabulous review. Depending upon the weather, Fall and Winter are great times to visit. It's quiet, less crowded and there's just a nice, calm energy in the Hanover/Gettysburg area. Thanks again for your review. Please come again. Best regards, Bruce & Helen,...

Gulfport, Florida
Reviewed 11 October 2013

I have had nothing but the best of times staying at Shining Dawn two separate times. The physical space is beautiful , comfortable, spacious, quiet and most peaceful. Bruce , one of the hosts/owners, couldn't be nicer or more accomodating and is an excellent cook. The breakfasts are elaborate and exceptional. Bruce and Helen aim to please in any way...

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Columbia, Maryland
Reviewed 22 September 2013

I recently spent two nights at Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center. It was just what I was looking for. I wanted a peaceful place to get away for the weekend to write and rest. The atmosphere of this B&B is so peaceful and welcoming. The room (Peacock Room) was very comfortable. I spent time in the Sun Room,...

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Portsmouth, Virginia
Reviewed 19 September 2013

We chose Shining Dawn B&B after initially checking B&Bs in Gettysburg (where we actually were visiting). Shining Dawn is about 20 minutes from Gettysburg in Hanover, a quaint town along nice country roads. Shining Dawn is a beautiful place - great lighting, welcoming, just an overall good feeling. Helen and Bruce both greeted us, showed us around, and were gracious...

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

Dear sulla62, You stated that "Shining Dawn is a beautiful place - great lighting, welcoming, just an overall good feeling.". That is exactly the experience we hope to provide to our guests. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We're very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your visit...

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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
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Hanover
Price Range: $226 - $227 (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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“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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“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.”
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