Enjoy an unforgettable stay in our magnificent, brick and brownstone Queen Anne near the center of historic Hanover, Pennsylvania. Built in 1902, the home features numerous stained glass windows, in-laid oak floors and paneling, beamed ceilings, carved mantles, and a bright, airy ambiance. Our gracious home and serene garden provide quiet, cozy private spaces for individuals, or large, open spaces for group events. History abounds here. Cavalries clashed during the Civil War Battle of Hanover on the street in front of our home. The Gettysburg National Military Park and York, Pennsylvania, our nation’s first capital, are only minutes away.
5 on August 27, 2013
This bed and breakfast is very charming. The food was wonderful and the innkeepers were very helpful. I would be happy to stay here again any time.
4.8 on July 30, 2013
This B&B is located in a beautiful old brick "Queen Anne" Home. It's not a mansion but it is a very roomy house with lovely public areas to enjoy with others. There were fresh snacks and refreshments always available in the Sun Room. Our Room (Jewel in the Heart) was nicely decorated and the bed was very comfortable. We had a roomy, private bathroom with chandeliers and a walk-in shower. The Innkeepers, Helen and Bruce, were very hospitable and helpful. We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend Shining Dawn to others.
4.8 on October 19, 2011
I was in Hanover for business. The B and B is quite charming, with many original architectural details in place. The hosts were quite helpful and amenable. I would stay there again.
5 on May 05, 2011
This home was beautiful and very well maintained. Bruce was a wonderful host and breakfast was a work of art. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
5 on February 14, 2011
My husband and another couple visited the Shining Dawn Inn this weekend. The house is beautiful with wonderful, old world details. The facilities are charming with a few modern touches. By far, the best part of our stay was the amazing breakfast. We were served poached pears and pancakes one morning and an amazing eggs the next. Our friend has a gluten allergy which was very kindly accommodated. During the evening, we played games in the Sunroom. I would highly recommend the Shining Dawn Inn. Andy & Meg
5 on November 28, 2010
I get up early. Bruce, the proprietor, brought me coffee from the kitchen an hour before the scheduled time.
5 on November 13, 2010
Planning a trip to nearby Gettysburg and not wanting to stay in busy Gettysburg we found the perfect B&B. Everything was over the top!
5 on October 21, 2010
I love this place. I feel like I found a "gem". A beautiful room and facilities with terrific breakfasts and warm hospitality. We celebrated our 1st anniversary here and we will always fondly remember our stay at this Bed and Breakfast.
3.8 on October 14, 2010
We stayed here for two nights. It is a very charming home, and all our needs were taken care of. Breakfast was delicious, and the atmosphere quiet and peaceful. Helen and Bruce do a spectacular job with the place. They made us feel at home and they provided us with helpful resources that enriched our historical tour in the area. Our bed/mattress was creaky, though, but overall, we enjoyed our experience!
We're happy that overall you enjoyed your stay with us in Hanover. We "strive for five" and are always looking for ways to improve our guests experiences. The bed that you slept in is an antique and the frame will creak if you're doing a lot of moving, but the mattress and box spring are new, comfortable and supportive Sealy Posturepedic products. Although we try to keep our furnishing as close to period as possible, we want our guests to be happy and have plans to replace the antique frame with something newer and more quiet. We can't make everyone happy with everything but that doesn't stop us from trying! We strive to provide our guests an excellent value with competitive rates; tasty, filling breakfasts and snacks; what we believe are tastefully furnished and decorated guest rooms; excellent facilities with spacious, beautifully restored public areas on the first floor; as well as single night stay availability during most of the year for those who are traveling through, who are in town for a special occasion, or those who are just in need of a quick weekend getaway. Although you normally stay at budget lodging, we hope that you'll become regular guests at Bed and Breakfasts. Each one offers a unique and memorable experience with facilities that you just won't find at budget motels, or comparably priced hotels for that matter. Thank you for staying with us. We hope to see you again!
5 on July 08, 2010
We arrived on the 4th of July and stayed one night. My wife and I were driving from Myrtle Beach to Rochester, NY after a much-needed vacation. I wanted to stay somewhere more than half-way home, so there wouldn't be much driving to do the next day. I'm glad I did that. Helen and Bruce are wonderful hosts. The Shining Dawn is spacious, comfortable, and relaxing. We booked the peacock room and we were not disappointed. The decor wasn't too much and it definately added to the great atmosphere. There are plenty of dining options within 3 miles of the house. The breakfast was amazing! If you are driving through or visiting, we highly recommend staying here. The prices are reasonable for the value you receive. The old saying, "good food ain't cheap and cheap food ain't good" applies to b&b's as well.
Very quiet bedroom with view of contemplation garden Decorated in a earth tones of taupe, sage, and burgandy Queen-size walnut sleigh bed Wireless Internet access, TV, DVD.
Nightly Rate: $152 - $152
Quiet side bedroom with view of contemplation garden Decorated with an Oriental theme of peacock blue and gold. Handcrafted oriental style queen-size bed Adjoins large private bathroom with shower/tub Wireless Internet access, TV, DVD.
Nightly Rate: $156 - $156
Quiet rear bedroom with views of the garden Periwinkle, blue, and mauve tones highlight the 1920's-era walnut bedroom set Adjoins private bathroom with a wonderfully unique antique claw-foot tub (no shower) Private entrance to second story porch overlooking our 100-year-old English Walnut Tree Enchanting mural by Denver artist, Jeanne Ross Wireless Internet access, TV, DVD.
Nightly Rate: $142 - $142
Private entrance to second-story porch Magnificent treetop views of our 100-year-old English Walnut Tree and garden Daybed and pop-up trundle for additional guests Wireless internet access, TV, DVD. $25 per guest over double occupancy.
Nightly Rate: $170 - $170
A light-filled hexagon shaped room in the north turret, which offers views of historic, tree-lined Broadway Street The room is decorated in an Eastern theme with deep merlot colored walls and jewel-tone accents Queen-size walnut sleigh bed Adjoins huge private bathroom with multi-jet shower Wireless Internet access, TV, DVD.
Nightly Rate: $160 - $160
Light-filled, hexagonal shaped room in the south turret with views of historic tree-lined Broadway Decorated in an elegant style with fainting couch, and rich tones of gold, burgundy, and green This large, master bedroom features a walnut king-size sleigh bed Daybed and pop-up trundle for additional guests Wireless Internet access, TV, DVD. $25 per guest over double occupancy.
Nightly Rate: $177 - $177
Historic District, Downtown, Small town, Wine country
Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 45 miles
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Gettysburg National Battlefield, Battle of Hanover Walking Tour, Covered Bridges, Amish Countryside, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Meditation Room, Contemplation Garden, Complimentary Snacks and Beverages, Comforters, Guest Fridge, Adjustable Steam and Electric Radiators
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Golfing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals
Helen and Bruce
Fresh water aquariums
Retreats, meditation, reading, music, antique clock collecting and repair, wood working, tropical fish.
Restrictive , Vegetarian