Thomas Shepherd Inn

300 West German Street , Shepherdstown, WV 25443 USA (Show map)

About

THE ONLY B&B IN SHEPHERDSTOWN! Why drive 20 mins. or more? - walk to dining & shops from our Inn. In the heart of Historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia's oldest town, this restored 1868 federal style stately home offers six charming guest rooms with private baths furnished appropriately for the period. Guests may enjoy a complimentary tea or sherry by fireside in the inn's large living room, cozy library or treetop level outdoor porch. Enjoy a bountiful homemade full breakfast in either of the two dining rooms. There is a library with an extensive collection of reading material and a living room with TV/VCR and movie collection. The Inn is in walking distance of several locally-owned shops, fine dining and an independent movie theater. Shepherd University is just a few blocks away. Antietam Battlefield, Harpers Ferry, the C&O Canal path, river rafting, Charles Town race track, and outlet shopping are some of the area attractions you can explore.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Lovely and delicious

5 on March 21, 2016

I've just returned from a wonderful weekend in Shepherdstown, where I was completely spoiled by innkeepers Lauren and Dave at the Thomas Shepherd Inn. The furnishings are exquisite and the location is perfect (on the charming main street, very close to the fabulous Press Room restaurant, and just a 10 minute walk from the campus of Shepherd University). Best of all, the hospitality and food are amazing. Breakfasts include at least two courses: a starter smoothie or soup (apple soup and strawberry soup were even better than the mango smoothie) and then a gourmet baked entree, a side of fresh fruits or vegetables, and a side of local meat. Locally-roasted coffee is delicious and homemade muffins can be taken to go if you don't have room left after your morning feast. Thanks, Dave and Lauren!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was our pleasure! Glad you enjoyed your stay.


Highly recommended

5 on January 09, 2016

Beautiful historic property, comfortable and in tip-top condition. Innkeepers get A+++ for hospitality. Delicious breakfast. A "Must Stay" if you are visiting this delightful town or are in the nearby area.


Beautiful

4.2 on July 30, 2014

A beautiful inn, comfortable rooms, good food. it's near several good restaurants, and many shops. The new innkeepers are friendly and helpful! We'll return, definitely.


Best B&B Ever!

5 on May 09, 2011

The inn was beautifully decorated, very inviting and quite comfortable. The innkeepers treated us more like family so it was difficult to leave when the time came. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Jim and Jeanne really pay attention to detail. They thought of everything to be sure our stay was a truly wonderful one. I highly recommend Thomas Shepherd Inn!


Fantastic

4.6 on August 29, 2010

Great hospitality and excellent food.


Convenient and Comfortable Thomas Shepherd Inn

4.2 on August 19, 2010

For those looking to visit historic (including Civil War sites) as well as charming places, the Thomas Shepherd Inn is just the right place, located as it is in downtown Shepherdstown West Virginia. The inn itself is comfortable and clean and is worth spending time in the spacious guest parlor. Jeanne and Jim are great hosts, making the guest feel right at home, from the moment one arrives to the time one leaves. Put the Thomas Shepherd Inn at the top of your list.


Another fantastic visit to Thomas Shepherd Inn!

5 on December 11, 2009

Once again I was not disappointed with a fantastic stay at Thomas Shepherd Inn. My room was ultra comfortable, my breakfast divine and I did a little shopping within walking distance. Each visit brings me back to their local Thai restaurant Kazu which is always great. I stayed in Room #4 which has two queen beds and a nice wingback chair with lamp for reading. I was also able to order a super inroom massage. Ask the innkeeper about this. If you find yourself in Shepherdstown or neighboring areas like Harper's Ferry, Antietam or Martinsburg - I wholeheartedly recommend this B&B!


Best Lodging Choice in Shepherdstown!

5 on October 27, 2009

Thomas Shepherd Inn is a fabulous place to stay when visiting Shepherdstown or nearby Harper's Ferry. The rooms are clean, spacious and very comfortable. The inn is decorated well and very inviting. We enjoyed dining with other guests over a fine breakfast both mornings. You can park behind the inn and walk to local stores and restaurants within one block, including a small bakery with a case of fresh baked goodies and nice coffee. It is worth stopping in there if just to absorb the aroma in the bakery. We recommend this inn to any and all who enjoy fine lodging in a great location.


Noisy traffic

3.0 on October 05, 2009

At a 4-Way-Stop intersection of US 230 / 480, Railroad a few blocks away, very noisy with traffic at night

Innkeeper Response
We are sorry to hear now that this guest was unhappy with their stay; sorrier still that s/he made no mention of this problem during the stay so that we may have worked to find a solution, such as relocating to one of our two guest rooms that are away from the street. All of our windows have double or triple panes and the clock/radio in each room can provide ‘nature sounds’ if desired. The railroad tracks are ½ mile away on the other side of town, not a few blocks. We can only point to our high percentage of repeat guests and our other reviews as evidence that the noise at night is not bothersome to a great many people. If you are extremely sensitive to noise, please discuss that with us when calling for information or a reservation and we can help you with your choices.


A wonderful experience

4.6 on August 31, 2009

Every year or so, my brother, sister, and I get together for a "family reunion." These mini-vacations are very important to us, so we try very hard to stay at a place that is beautiful, comfortable, and interesting. At our last reunion, we decided to have a Civil War themed vacation. After a lot of research, we chose the Thomas Shepherd Inn. It is a gorgeous B&B, it is near every place we wanted to visit, and the owners, Carol and Ed, are the perfect hosts. What more can you ask for?


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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

NOW UPDATED WITH A KING BED! A favorite for honeymoons and anniversaries, this spacious room features red toile bed draperies and an electric fire in the sitting area. The large private attached (ensuite) bathroom has a combination tub/shower with a tile surround.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room 2

This Waverly-wallpapered room has a queen bed handmade in West Virginia and a loveseat for two. The private attached (ensuite) bath, with a pocket door and an exposed brick wall, has a combination tub/shower. A small electric fireplace adds ambience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 3

Away from the street sides of the inn, this room has a queen four-poster bed and a loveseat that converts to a twin bed. The private but detached bath (with a large tiled shower, NO bathtub) for this room only is located a few steps directly across the hall. The Belgian walnut traveling armoire contains robes for your convenience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 4

Away from the street side of the inn, this cozy room has two full beds - both handmade in West Virginia - to accommodate guests who prefer separate beds. The private attached (ensuite) bath, accented with old-fashioned beadboard, has a combination tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Room 5

This light-filled room has a queen bed handmade in West Virginia and two wingback chairs comfortably arranged in front of a window. The private attached (ensuite) bath is accented in yellow and has a combination tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 6

This charming room overlooking the garden and with a queen four poster bed has been the setting for several engagements. The large private attached (ensuite) bath has an old-fashioned clawfoot tub and shower. The sitting area has a sofa and a comfy chair with a large electric fireplace in the corner.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town

Area Attractions

Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Antietam Battlefield, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown, Outlet shopping, C&O canal and towpath, Outlet Stores, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi , refrigerator in guest lounge, electric kettle in living room

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay with Saturday, otherwise no minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $25 non-refundable per room
  • Cancellations: Cancellations or changes to the reservation made more than seven days before the reserved stay are charged a $25 fee. Cancellations occurring less than seven days before the reserved stay are charged for one night’s stay. No shows and early departures are charged for the entire stay booked.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

David and Lauren Duh

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Both Lauren and Dave come to innkeeping from service backgrounds. Lauren, 38 years in Nursing and Dave, a High School science teacher. We very much enjoy seeing to guests comfort and serving great food. We enjoy the challenge of special dietary needs and especially enjoy the uniqueness of our guests. Every guest has a story and our guests always seem to find a connection with each other.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free is our specialty