3.8 on December 22, 2014
The gas fireplace in the room was a nice accoutrement that helped to warm the room quite nicely when we returned or awoke in the morning. Some of the mini-blinds were not operating properly. The lighting around the jacuzzi was very subdued and romantic.
4.8 on December 12, 2014
We spent Thanksgiving at Highlawn Inn. It snowed in Berkeley Springs the day we arrived and the Inn looked like a Victorian postcard. We have stayed at Highlawn several times, and the food is always outstanding. Thanksgiving dinner was a delicious feast. Warm, cozy setting, friendly guests and a gracious staff. It's a relaxing treat every time we visit.
5 on December 01, 2014
This was a comfortable room and LOVED the soak in tub. The food was really good, and the fire place in the room was very cozy.
4.4 on November 26, 2014
It was a magnificent place to stay. Planning future visits to the area, and plan to stay at the Highlawn again.
4.2 on November 19, 2014
A charming place to stay. Our room,4,was small but comfy. Bed very comfy! Wallpaper torn in one spot and rust stains around sink drain but after all the house is old. Those things did not affect our stay. Breakfast was wonderful. Imaginative, hot, plentiful and delicious! Can definitely recommend this as a place to stay. One note, breakfast does not start until 8:30. If you are planning a spa visit don't book anything too early.
5 on November 05, 2014
Two nights in a peaceful, charming mountain B and B.....walking distance to historic town...nice places to eat...wonderful breakfast at the Inn....short drive to a view that was featured in National Geographic.....not to mention the baths and massages....¿¿
5 on November 05, 2014
My husband and I came to Highlawn Inn for our honeymoon 13 years ago and returned for our anniversary this weekend. This is a wonderful B&B. It is clean, warm and inviting. Mrs. Sandy and her staff aim to please their guests. They were very friendly, hospitable and always greeted you with a smile. They were very willing to cater to our ever need if asked. The food was outstanding with some items on the menu that we had never had before and they were wonderful. The town is very quaint and friendly filled with history and beautiful victorian homes. The inn is within walking distance of town and local restaurants and shops. It is also within driving distance to Harpers Ferry (our favorite). This is a wonderful place to stay....you will not be disappointed. We definitely will be back!!!!
3.6 on October 30, 2014
Great location and clean room. The bed in the attic room we stayed in was not that comfortable.There is a lot of floral wallpaper and cats and that kind of thing so be prepared. Breakfast was disappointing. Its a buffet, and includes frozen fruit, packaged croissants, eggs not cooked to order but just scrambled and on a warming plate, a few homemade baked items that were decent. We contemplated going out to breakfast our second day there but figured the town might not have had anything better to offer so we didn't bother.
2.8 on October 29, 2014
The Inn is located in the old part of town. My wife loves the Victorian Ambiance and this Bed and Breakfast was just perfect. The Service was good for the value. The room was clean and tidy. The furniture and decorations were right on. The Breakfast was a little skimpy though with very few selections. We had to go out for breakfast after eating at the inn. A great experience but we will not return next year for our 2nd Anniversary....we will be searching for another Bed and Breakfast. Bob Miller
While we applaud Mr. Miller for signing his name to this review we would have preferred the chance to please him while here. We could have fixed this couple several different items had they spoken to us. Failing any other choices to please they would have been given a generous discount.While we have a wide variety of different foods, this is what was on the breakfast buffet during their visit. Sat: OJ,sliced slab bacon,Scrambled Eggs,Sherried Sweet Potatoes, Spaghetti Squash with tomatoes and fresh Basil, Cranberry-Orange Scones, Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake, assorted fruit bowl and Croissants with assorted jams and jellies. Sun: Cranberry-Raspberry Juice,Assorted fruit bowl, Country Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Herbed Potatoes with sauteed Leeks, Broiled Tomatoes with Hot Pepper Jelly and herbs, Marble Cake with Lemon Glaze, Apple Walnut Crumb Cake, Croissants and assorted jams and jellies.
3.2 on October 22, 2014
FIrst be warned, the B&B is on a VERY steep hill. Also the gravel in the driveway is very loose. Over all a very nice place. My one complaint is that when we tried to use the Jacuzzi tube (which i beieve we paid a premium for) there was no hot water. We heard water running elsewhere when we came in and can only assume that the waterheater is shared between all the rooms. So I would not recommend paying for any room in the main house at least, that was advertised as having a Jacuzzi tub. I just dont think it's worth the extra expense.
Responding to nice place ..... Our location on a steep hill affords us fabulous views of Warm Springs Ridge in the distance and minimal traffic noise from downtown.We were not told by this couple of a hot water problem, we have 3 50 gallon hot water heaters and have had only one occurrence over 30 years and that was solved quickly by our handyman who replaced a burnt element in one of the water heaters, we keep spare parts on hand for such problems. We just wish this couple would have told us of a problem and given us a chance to remedy the situation.
4.8 on October 13, 2014
We stayed 2 nights for my birthday & had a great time. Sandy Kauffman is the best hostess. Makes everything so comfortable & welcoming. Very helpful with suggestions for dinner. The breakfasts are wonderful!
5 on October 01, 2014
This was exactly the image I had for a bed and breakfast from the staff and its wonderful hostess to the decor. Breakfast was a culinary delight with all the trimmings. The inn feels private even though it is downtown Berkeley Springs with it's lovely garden and spacious front porch. To say stately and gracious is an understatement. B. Greer
4.2 on September 29, 2014
This was a second revisit to our honeymoon overnight of 25 years ago. We found the inn as quaint as before. This, no brand new hotel with shining fixtures, but it was a delightful departure from the normal hotel stay.
5 on September 04, 2014
I have stayed at several B&B's and this one is the BEST I've ever stayed at!! It was so quaint and the beautifully decorated! The breakfast was AMAZING!! It is a gem and so charming. Would recommend and would stay again! Thank you!!
4.2 on August 26, 2014
We stayed in the carriage house. Loved the privacy.
3.6 on August 19, 2014
We are normally not b&b patrons but we wanted a nice 3-day getaway. Highlawn had great online ratings so we gave it a try. Wonderful setting and hosts. Breakfast was very good. Our only suggestion is to get new pillows. Thanks.
3.6 on August 07, 2014
It's dark in the dining room. They served fruit cocktail from a can/container. There's no landscaping. It's dreadful in front of Aunt Pearl's cottage. The paint I chipping inside and outside. The sheets are kind of old. Barb was super friendly and helpful.
4.8 on August 06, 2014
Highlawn Inn is perched at the top of a hill, away from the busy main street of Berkeley Srpings. It is a beautiful Victorian house, complete with a wrap around porch and wicker chairs that invite guests to sit, enjoy the summer breeze and relax.
4.2 on August 04, 2014
Enjoyed our stay in a clean , very quiet, beautiful Victorian B and B. It was a first visit to the town of Berkeley Springs
4.2 on August 02, 2014
Stayed for 2 nights, excellent breakfast both days, room was clean and comfortable, host Barb was charming and informative, B&B is walking distance to everything in town. Wish we could have stayed longer, highly recommend!
4.8 on July 28, 2014
Breakfast was excellent and the staff was very friendly and helpful!
5 on July 23, 2014
Our stay here was wonderful. The staff went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay. They answered all of our questions about the area and even called and made reservations for us to have dinner at a restaurant they helped us choose. We will definitely be staying here again!
5 on July 23, 2014
We recently stayed here during a bike trip. We stayed in the first floor suite in the main house which was wonderful. Our breakfast requests were granted and we had a wonderful feast. It is a very short walk to the town of Berkeley Springs which has many nice restaurants and stores to peruse. We would definitely stay here again.
4.2 on July 17, 2014
Highlawn Inn as the name implies, sits on a hill overlooking beautiful Berkely Springs. Be prepared to climb the hill when returning to the Inn from a walk out and about. The room where we stayed was spacious and accommodating. It was clean and well kept. Our breakfast was delightful. We plan to return again in the future and can recommend it highly.
3.6 on July 11, 2014
This was our first time staying in a bed and breakfast. We chose Highlawn Inn because of the location, being within walking distance of Historic Berkeley Springs. The staff was very friendly and gave us a lot of information on events and history of the town. The room was comfortable and it was a very relaxing environment. If you go, be there for breakfast as soon as it is ready, otherwise the eggs are cold. A nice selection of breakfast items.
3.4 on July 11, 2014
We were very excited for a spa weekend. I'm not much for driving hills, and Highlawn is away up the hill. The house was well kept. There was no one to greet us- an envelope with key and instructions was left on the table top of the foyer. There was a person sitting on the porch. Found out later she was the daughter of the owner.. She was not the "meet and greet" type. We did ask her some questions about the town. The room was lovely; however, we were surprised when we stood by the bathroom sink that the floor there was weak. Must have been a leak and not repaired. The bed was extremely comfortable, and once learning the less hilly way to get to the spas, we were ok. The first morning, my friend went down early to get coffee. She was not greeted in a very friendly manner. Once we came in for breakfast, attitudes were better. Both days we were served a fresh fruit mixture with yogurt, scrambled eggs, and bacon. Muffins or bread accompanied the meal, plus coffee or tea. The dining room was lovely. Unfortunately, the internet was out the entire time. This was one reason we chose this B &B over another. I think it would have been better if we had been greeted by someone-eventually- given some information about the B & B, then asked if there were any dietary restrictions for the breakfast.
4.8 on July 10, 2014
The entire staff made me and my boyfriend feel completely at home during the entire stay. They were very helpful with suggestions for places to eat and attractions in the area. The morning breakfast is completely over the top and caters to a variety of tastes and diets-lots of meatless dishes which was a plus for me. The room was very comfortable and the bathroom worked well for us but if you have any physical limitations you want to ask for a shower that is not inside a claw foot tub. There was a room ac unit which was needed the weekend we were there and kept the room comfortable. I'd go back to stay there without looking at any other accommodations in Berkeley Springs.
5 on July 08, 2014
We have stayed at the Highlawn Inn for the past four years and plan on doing so every year for the foreseeable future. My wife and I can't say enough good things about the Highlawn Inn. The rooms are always well kept and very clean, the breakfasts are always scruptious, and the service is always impeccable. I have now starting booking our next year's trip as soon as we checkout each year.
5 on July 07, 2014
4.2 on July 07, 2014
My wife and I stayed just one night at Highlawn Inn and that was enough to know we'd like to return. The house was charming and the accommodations were excellent. The breakfast was very tasty and filling and they provide for my wife's Gluten allergy with ease. Top marks all around!
5 on June 25, 2014
Stayed in the Garden Nook room and everything was fantastic. Food was tasty and location was convenient to town, so it was exactly what I wanted for a weekend getaway.
4.6 on June 21, 2014
Highlawn Inn is a lovely Victorian home with an adjacent cottage. We stayed in the Ridgeview room which was spacious and included a large bathroom. Grounds are beautiful and Sandy the owner and Barbara who pitched in when Sandy hurt her back were both very accommodating to our needs. Breakfast was delightful with homemade crumb cake, perfectly scrambled eggs and bacon and a croissant with Sandy's wonderful apple butter recipe.. Great stay overall, only complaint was the window air unit which was not adequate for the size of the room.
4.4 on June 20, 2014
It was so charming. Loved my room . So clean . Charming staff. Nice breakfast.
4.8 on June 20, 2014
We had an enjoyable stay at this Inn. Barb had interesting stories to tell and made great recommendations for dinner. The full breakfasts were truly a delight. The room was clean comfortable and charming. All in all, it was a pleasant weekend in a very pleasant place.
4.8 on June 11, 2014
My room was clean and private with an enclosed porch w/glider. Breakfast was included and excellent! Everyone was very welcoming as well.
4.2 on June 06, 2014
A very nice and quaint B&B, definitely on my return list.
3.8 on June 03, 2014
Within walking distance of the town.
4.4 on June 02, 2014
We enjoyed our stay at Highlawn Inn. The room was very comfortable, although the bathroom is oddly laid out - towels really far from the sink, for example.Breakfast had many delicious options. A few quibbles: there isn't enough on-site parking (on street is fine, though), and there are lots of notices posted here and there with little rules which reduce the feeling of relaxation.
4.8 on May 29, 2014
The cats are not intrusive or in the rooms, but I love having one around! The grounds are green and lush. Food is fabulous and it is a relaxing place to be and walking distance to Lot 12 Public House - the best food around!
5 on May 27, 2014
My husband and I stayed at Highlawn for our 5th anniversary. The staff was wonderful gave us maps of the area and sites to see, Barb even made our dinner reservations. Sandy is an amazing cook and the breakfasts were all different and very good. We stayed 3 night's and enjoyed our private whirlpool, we are already making plans to go back.
5 on May 21, 2014
Place was very cozy and welcoming. Staff was incredibly nice and catering. They also helped us figure out places for dinner and what to do around town.
5 on May 17, 2014
We are returning guest of this charming B&B. This is a place that has provided lots of sweet memories for us. Nestled at the top of a downtown street, off the beating path, surrounded by trees, Sandy's herb gardens and sweet fragrances, the Highlawn Inn is by far the most comfortable place to stay in all of Berkelley Springs. The rooms are all sweet and comfortable. We especially like the Carriage House, literally a carriage house converted into a wonderful, private space yet only steps away from the main house. Sandy is a fabulous hostess and a fabulous cook! Breakfasts at Highlawn are a highlight! Delicious and creative, yet always something for everyone! There are no disappointments here! Bill and Robin, Cockeysville, MD
4.8 on April 30, 2014
We recently stayed at the Highlawn Inn for the weekend. It was wonderful. The breakfasts were amazing. So many different dishes and all were delicious. Fresh juice, house blended coffee. Everyone that works there is super friendly and accommodating. Especially Barbara. The Inn itself is adorable. We enjoyed the huge porch very much. It is not as close to town as some of the other B&Bs but still very convenient, and there is plenty of parking. Our bed wasn't the most comfortable, but other than that, everything was perfect. We will definitely return.
3.0 on April 30, 2014
Stayed in the Garden Room at Aunt Pearls. Cute little hideaway. Very old fashioned decor that's a little rundown, but very cosy and tidy. Enjoyed the breakfast. They made me eggs without milk at my request. The other food was great, I understand. I can't eat dairy so much was off limits for me. I'd go back.
3.2 on April 28, 2014
The high at Highlawn was the very flexible way the host dealt with our delayed arrival due to a car problem, She was very understanding and went above and beyond what would be expected to accommodate us. Other aspects of Highlawn were satisfactory but not above average. Our room was pleasantly decorated with English country garden themes. It had a lovely private screened porch which was a nice feature. The room and bath are one of a few units carved out of an existing house, so the floorplan and bath features are a bit constrained. Breakfast staff were friendly and attentive. Our plate of scrambled eggs, a slice of toast and bacon was attractively presented, preceded by sliced fruit, juice and a very tasty slice of homemade coffee cake. While fresh and attractive, the breakfast was a bit ordinary. The location is perfect for walking the village; parking was conveniently on site. Value was Ok but below average for other BnBs we have stayed at, but thismight be the going rate for Berkeley Springs.
4.6 on April 26, 2014
we like the quiet and love the breakfast...service is great...overall a very comfortable place to stay
4.4 on April 14, 2014
HIghlawn Inn is high up a steep hill from downtown. I call it "shabby chic" because on the one hand the house is old and the neighborhood needs work (as, frankly, does much of Berkeley Springs). But the house is solid and well-decorated, includes a large sitting/dining area, and has wonderfully agreeable cats. It's walking distance to the spas. The rooms have TV and Wi-Fi. Our room was small, particularly with a king sized bed, and needed some minor work (e.g., has old windows and could use another electrical outlet) but comfortable. Breakfast was an excellent, sit-down affair. Yes, I'd stay there again.
5 on April 13, 2014
We always enjoy our stay at Highlawn Inn - clean, friendly, comfortable rooms. We enjoy Berkley Springs and the warm baths. We look forward to returning.
4.8 on April 06, 2014
Our room was small but clean and quaint. The prices are very reasonable and breakfasts were yummy! We would stay here again!
5 on April 05, 2014
I took my husband to Berkeley Springs for his 40th birthday. I found the Highlawn Inn as I was looking for places to stay, and loved the looks of the rooms and the descriptions of Sandy's breakfasts. We found our hostess Sandy to be present, informative, and non-intrusive. It was the perfect balance. We stayed in the room with the jacuzzi tub. The bed was comfy, and the room was cozy. I had left my hairdryer at home, and was excited to see she had a blow dryer in the bathroom. It seems like a small detail, but seriously for a woman that can make or break a day! She has tea and cocoa available all of the time in the parlor, Breakfast was simple, elegant, and delicious! She make her own crescents, scones, jams, and apple butters. I am an avid baker, and have never found crescents so flakey and light! The apple butter was spicy and delicious. My hubby was given a jar to take home for his birthday as a gift from Sandy! He was ecstatic. The bacon was unlike any we had ever had, and delicious. So if you are considering a place to stay in Berkeley, give a serious look at this B and B! Thank you Sandy, you are a lovely hostess, and we will return soon!
3.8 on March 30, 2014
The rooms were comfortable and large. It felt like we were at our grandmothers house with the antique furniture and lovely decorations. The people who waited on us were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was large and very tasty. There are two very friendly cats in residence so be aware if you don't like cats or are allergic. We are neither and enjoyed their company.
4.4 on March 27, 2014
A cozy, old-fashioned B&B right in the heart of town. The staff went out of their way to accommodate special needs. The food was WONDERFUL. The resident cats were a bonus.
5 on February 25, 2014
We make an annual trip to this B&B; we have been there at least four times. The house is lovely, very welcoming and comfortable. The food is beyond incredible. There is always a wide variety of dishes from which to choose. Breakfast always starts with some fruit; we have been lucky enough to have Sandy's special oatmeal. That is usually followed by eggs, bacon/sausage, and a potato dish. There are always original dishes cooked by Sandy to complement the breakfast fare. We are vegetarians and this is by far, the most accommodating B&B for vegetarians. We have stayed at B&Bs in Pennsylvania, DC and even Ireland. The Highlawn is our yardstick for comparison and other B&Bs just don't measure up to the quality, variety, and originality of the vegetarian fare. The staff is always very helpful and engaging. Everyone at Highlawn is truly interested in providing a comfortable stay for the guests. The staff is very knowledgeable about Berkeley Springs and the surrounding area. We highly recommend this bed and breakfast.
4.0 on February 19, 2014
We recently stayed at the Highlawn Inn, and while the room was wonderful, the breakfast wasn't. First, the room. We stayed in the main house and the room was large, well lit, and clean. It also included a large separate room with a jacuzzi tub that used water from the famous springs, a true luxury. The bed was comfortable and overall the room was above average. We would stay there again. The breakfast, however, needs work. Both days, the breakfast was cold (ugh! cold eggs and bacon!!) Not only that, but the selection was poor and not tasty. Maybe its just me, but I am not a fan of bread pudding, and yet one day we had bread pudding and the next a corn pudding. Cold eggs and bacon, bread pudding, and out of the box croissants. That being said, I'd stay there again, but make plans for breakfast elsewhere. The house cats are cute and the owners and manager were very nice and helpful.
We are glad that these guests enjoyed our most requested guest room but are disappointed that after talking to them and asking if everything was alright that they did not let us know of their concerns and did not give us a chance to correct.We checked all of our buffet equipment and did not find any problems with the heating elements, if they had told there server we could have remedied the situation. The Corn Pudding dish, to each their own but this is one of our most requested recipes. We have a variety of items on our breakfast buffet usually 8-10 different items and have been receiving rave reviews for the past 29 years, so in the end we are disappointed that we did not meet these guests expectations but had they let us know their concerns we would at least had a chance to fix the problem.
4.2 on February 10, 2014
We had a very cozy time at the Highlawn Inn. Our room was a little smaller than expected but very clean. The owner was communicative and helpful and overall our stay was lovely.
5 on January 24, 2014
This was the first time my wife and I have visited a B&B. Highlawn was wonderful from the staff to the room to the claw foot tub. We will absolutely return and have already told our friends.
5 on January 23, 2014
I spent one night at Highlawn Inn looking for a change of pace from D.C.'s hustle and bustle. And I found it. Highlawn with its antiques and personal services is a welcome step back in time. The room had a wonderful modern bathroom. And they have one of the fastest and reliable internet connections I have find in the U.S. and Europe. Sandy makes a great breakfast and offered me two slices of GF toast. All in all it was a pleasure and can't wait to get back there again.
4.2 on January 22, 2014
We really enjoyed walking around Berkeley Springs and this was an ideal location. The room was spacious and clean. The gas fireplace was a nice touch, as was the jaccuzzi. The staff were friendly and helpful. They made to ask us morning at breakfast if we needed dinner reservations, and they made them for us. The breakfasts were really good with some outstanding casseroles - I especially enjoyed the spicy corn pudding. I would definitely return.
5 on December 29, 2013
The girlfriend and I needed a peaceful weekend getaway. We got exactly that! Highlawn is exactly what a bed and breakfast should be. The location is perfect and you can walk to most sights in town. We stayed in The Herb Garden Nook and the room was cozy, the soft mattress bed was probably the most comfortable bed I've slept in. The pillows were perfect. The room was heated perfectly. The claw-foot tub was a huge hit with my lady. The breakfasts were just amazing and offered vegetarian dishes, another hit with us! The cats are so cute! Easy parking. Sandra was the friendliest inn keeper we've ever met. We certainly will return.
4.0 on December 16, 2013
Sandy the inn keeper was very attentive. Lovely place.
4.4 on December 13, 2013
Very nice as always. The hosts are always very kind and helpful. It's very charming and I love going there. Very peaceful and quiet, especially at night. Close to antique and artisan shops. Also close to a Sheetz to grab some snacks. A few things to know-Flooring could use some fixin' and the gravel driveway is a liitle tough to drive/walk on in bad weather. The area itself is has many steep hills. There are outdoor stairs to the main house and Aunt Pear'sl house. It's not wheelchair accessible. I do recommend Highlawn Inn. It is the best place to stay in the area.
5 on December 12, 2013
Absolutely amazig experience at the Highlawn Inn. The Lovers Loft was cute and private. Breakfast was amazing with a new selection each morning. We will definitely be back!
4.4 on December 03, 2013
Stayed here over Thanksgiving. The Garden Room is sweet, BR very nice. The dinner was absolutely fabulous! And the hosts are wonderful. I'd like to go back in warmer weather.
3.8 on December 03, 2013
While my overall experience was pleasant and favorable, the presence of two(!) dead mice on the exterior steps was disturbing. I assumed that the cat presence controlled the mice inside the house, but still. . .
So sorry our guests were distressed by seeing 2 dead mice on the outside steps. Had they told us we would have whisked them away. However, bravo to our cats and our excellent exterminators who maintain our properties. The joys of living in a woody small town ... just now we are watching a visiting opossum.
4.0 on November 26, 2013
We stayed one night to break up a longish drive. Highlawn Inn was a wonderful choice. We arrived on the late side to find our room key and instructions neatly in an envelope. The room was pretty and atmospheric, the bed extremely comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful with directions. Breakfast next morning was delicious and they dealt with allergies and preferences with aplomb. We'll return!
4.0 on November 26, 2013
I loved my stay. So homey and friendly and a lovely place. I especially enjoyed the resident kitties!
3.4 on November 25, 2013
My husband and I found the Highland B&B to be very friendly and accommodating. However as friendly as the owner was, we were very uncomfortable at breakfast. The food was exceptional, but you were made to feel you could not touch anything without asking permission, or go for seconds. You had to wait be to served juice or coffee! And could not pour your own! I don't know about anyone else, but coffee is a must in the morning and I don't want to wait for it!
We have only one sign in our dining room which reads "Please let your server pour all beverages our floors are fragile. Thank you". Our floors are 113 years old and spills stain them. We have a server who invites you to the buffet and describes the dishes, she then circulates to refill beverages.Since we serve a buffet, which the Innkeeper keeps refilled, we assume that all would feel free to return as desired.We urge guests to ask any questions. Our standard greeting is "Please let us know if you need anything."
5 on November 20, 2013
This B&B was more than I could have ever expected. Our room was beautiful and romantic. Sandy and her staff were outstanding and the breakfast was to die for. We enjoyed the hot tub Friday night, walked around town on Saturday and had a massage before and outstanding dinner on Saturday night. I would book another romantic weekend in a heart beat...November 15-17, 2013
3.8 on November 20, 2013
A wonderful B&B in which to spend a quiet weekend getaway.
3.0 on November 15, 2013
The room was nice and clean, but the shower head came off in my hand when I tried to adjust the angle. The food was delicious, but the only coffee they offered was flavored, and my husband and I don't care for flavored coffee. The cushions on the porch furniture were worn and faded. If B&B's were few and far between, I would say we would stay here again; however, it was not impressive enough to keep us from trying a different place the next time we visit the area.
Here is our response to some of things these guests had to say that hindered their stay at Highlawn. Flavored Coffee. If asked we gladly brew regular coffee. The broken shower head. We discovered the problem after the guests checked out. We immediately replaced the Shower Head and would have liked the opportunity to do so for these guests.Porch furniture cushions. At the beginning of this season we had custom made covers made for porch furniture as we regularly do as needed. We urge guests to tell us of needs as we like to ensure an enjoyable stay.
4.2 on November 11, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Highlawn. The room was lovely, as is the whole house, and the breakfast was delicious. Most of all, the warm hospitality is outstanding.
4.6 on November 05, 2013
Our room had a 2 person jacuzzi which was great along with the elec fireplace that made our evening very romantic.
5 on November 03, 2013
We had a great stay at the Highlawn Inn. Sandy was a excellent and very helpful host. She answered our questions about the town and made us feel at home. The rooms were delightful and had everything we needed and more. I was impressed with the attention to detail in the rooms. Highlawn was very close to the center of town, so everything was very convenient. Finally, the food was delicious; Sandy is an amazing cook!
3.4 on November 01, 2013
Stayed for one night in october The room with the jacuzzi was absolute lovely Table and two chairs at the window were Very convenient and made the room definetly Suite standard
5 on October 31, 2013
We so enjoyed our stay at Highlawn Inn. We dined there for the Saturday Gourmet meal and could not stop talking about what a wonderful chef Sandy is! Do yourself a favor and book a room here soon!!!
4.4 on October 30, 2013
Everything about our stay was wonderful. Sandy cooked a fabulous meal Saturday night. I guess this occurs 3-5 times a year, we were just lucky that it was our weekend! Rooms were clean and comfortable. The only negative was that the cable TV kept cutting out but that is easily fixed. Each morning there was a full, homecooked breakfast!
4.8 on October 29, 2013
This was our first time to Berkeley Springs and at the Highlawn Inn. It was a wonderful place to stay! The price is very reasonable and the Inn is very close to the shops in town. We drove because the weather was colder but it would make for a great walk in the summer. The Inn Keepers are wonderful and the food was perfect!
4.8 on October 17, 2013
Absolutely loved our weekend there, and plan on returning next year!
4.6 on October 14, 2013
The bathtub in the room was great for a soak after a ride on the C&O Canal. You can walk to several wonderful restaurants. Breakfast was outstanding!!!
4.8 on October 12, 2013
What a wonderful place to celebrate an anniversary! The staff is warm and welcoming, the breakfast excellent, and the room a haven. The private jacuzzi was a special treat -- Berkeley Springs water, scented and comforting. We'll definitely be coming back!
5 on October 07, 2013
Well, we visited during the week and seemed to have the entire town to ourselves.,., we were the only people at the Atasia Spa, the only people for dinner in the second dining room at Tari's, and the only two people staying at the highlawn inn!! We had a great time and are looking forward tio visiting again very soon. Sincerely, Laura Humphreys
4.8 on October 07, 2013
My wife and I always stay in Berkley Springs, WV to and from our destination yearly. I think we found our best stay we've ever had. We loved it and will stay there many more times. it's also in an excellent location in the town, easy access to everything.
5 on October 06, 2013
Our visit to the Highlawn Inn was very relaxing and enjoyable.
4.2 on October 04, 2013
This B & B provides very good service and tries to help you in many ways. The room we had was a little small and difficult to maneuver in especially the bathroom. However, if you choose one of the larger rooms, they seem to really be worth the extra cost. The breakfast was nicely served and very delicious. Overall, we had had a very pleasant experience here.
4.0 on October 01, 2013
Gracious host and lovely environment.
4.8 on September 25, 2013
Sandy and Barbara make dinner reservations for you. They know what is going on in town. They provide directions. They tell you history of the area if you are interested. Sandy makes the yummiest breakfasts. Totally indulgent. They make you feel pampered. if you need to adjust your chek in or out hours, Sandy is most accomadating. The whole place is spotless. I keep coming back for a delicious weekend getaway.
4.6 on September 25, 2013
My adult daughter and I shared a Mother/Daughter long weekend adventure at Highlawn Inn, and we were thoroughly pleased with every aspect of our stay. Breakfasts were delicious - our room was spacious with a private patio overlooking the gardens. We will return!
4.4 on September 23, 2013
Wife and I stayed one night in Sept. The room was large and comfortable with a nice sleeping bed. Next morning we had the opportunity to eat the best blueberry stones I have ever eaten. This owner can bake! Baked goods, stones, muffins, eggs ( oh so creamy), bacon and lots of coffee. The only potential con is the house is home to cats and if you have allergies, that could be an issue. Other than that, great place to stay, easy walk to town and the porch is great for sitting.
5 on September 20, 2013
So quaint, romantic and charming! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
4.4 on September 18, 2013
Beautiful setting, gardens outside our door, porch was great, food was outstanding, very comfortable bed
4.0 on September 08, 2013
With a wonderful location and amazing food, we had a weekend at Highlawn that was incredibly relaxed and comfortable.
4.0 on September 06, 2013
Lovely old house, decor a bit unsophisticated but probably authentic for the late 19th/early 20th century in the area. Breakfast was over-and-above -- the hostess was very responsive in adapting to our dietary preferences (vegitarian) and still produced a first class effort, tastefully presented.
Indeed our decor is Victorian in style and was researched to be authentic to the era. We do bow to the current era with private baths, whirlpools, WI-FI and other modern amenities. We appreciate the kind words of these guests and hope they will better understand our decision to be a "Victorian Bed & Breakfast."
3.6 on September 04, 2013
The stay last weekend was great! The Highlawn Inn, is in a lovely setting, and Berkeley Springs is a lovely little town! The food was fabulous, and the Inn has lovely accomodations! The one disappointment was the mattress on the bed of our room. It was not comfortable enough for me to sleep well. This is a priority for a Bed and Breakfast establishment.
We do wish these guests had spoken to us about the bed after their first night. We have firm mattresses to which we have added soft toppers.We can add a different topper or remove same. Alas, we didn't know they had a concern and would have liked to be able to make their stay better. We appreciate their review and that they did have an overall good experience.
4.0 on September 03, 2013
Stay was delightful; Sandy, our hostess, was quite attentive without being obtrusive. Breakfast on the porch was a delight!
4.8 on August 31, 2013
It was our first stay at this Inn and it was charming and CLEAN. We were greeted with friendly hosts. We had a lovely, delicious breakfast which even allowed us to purchase their home made jams. It was Southern Hospitality at its best for a very reasonably price. Thank you Sandy. We hope to see you again.
3.8 on August 29, 2013
We realy had a good stay at the Inn
4.6 on August 24, 2013
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Highlawn Inn and experience my first B&B. I decided to take my Mom on a midweek Mother-Daughter getaway. I chose the Highlawn Inn because of their website and pictures of the rooms and grounds they provided. It was exactly as advertised. We were greeted by Sandy when we arrived. She was a wonderful hostess during our entire stay. She ensured we were well taken care off. She offered us treats, made sure we knew where everything was and ensured we were well fed every morning. Sandy makes a wonderful breakfast. I was not sure what to expect at a B&B but if they are all like what Sandy offers at the Highlawn I am sold! One other thing I want to bring up about Sandy and our experience, at one point in our trip, we mentioned that my mother could not drink any of the juices that were provided in the morning. The next morning Sandy had apple juice for my mother. She did not have to do this but she wanted to make sure that she had something that she could drink too. What a wonderful experience. If my travels every bring me back to Berkeley Springs, WV, I am definitely going to be staying at the Highlawn Inn again!
4.8 on August 14, 2013
The 1910 home is in beautiful condition and it's a time travel weekend to stay there. The owner and staff went out of their way to insure the 6 of us had whatever we needed from calling for reservations for us, providing directions, and providing a couple domestic cats that shared their home with us. The wrap-around porch saw hours of visiting to our little family reunion crew. Everything in town is within walking distance. We all recommend the inn.
5 on August 11, 2013
We had not visited for several years and finally had an opportunity to return. Sandy's cooking is as fantastic as ever and it was wonderful to get away, visit Atasia Spa and simply relax! We have been coming here since the late 80's and it remains a favorite destination. E and M
4.8 on August 10, 2013
My sister and I stayed at Highlawn Inn in early August. The property is lovely, comfortable and very well kept. The Inn is a short walk to the park and main town area of Berkeley Springs. I was very impressed that Susan and her staff have achieved the perfect balance between that at-home feeling and privacy. Love the house cats and the breakfasts were wonderful-fresh, delicious and fulfilling. Definitely would stay there on my next visit to Berkeley Springs.
5 on August 04, 2013
Great location, excellent service, and gorgeous room
5 on July 23, 2013
My best friend and I spent a weekend in Berkeley Springs at the Highlawn Inn. It was a lovely place to call home and we were quite comfortable. The breakfasts were scrumptious and very substantial. Sandy was a wonderful host and very accommodating. I would definitely return, probably with my husband. It would be a very romantic time.
4.2 on July 17, 2013
Nothing negative to say about our stay at the Highlawn Inn. I will warn you, if you're allergic to cats, this isn't the place for you. They have a few friendly cats that rome around the house. The breakfasts were outstanding. They are home made & gourmet. The staff was really friendly & the location is great for walking to town.
5 on July 15, 2013
What a wonderful weekend!!! A great place to stay for some relaxation. Everything was beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. We were made to feel so welcome and at home. Sandy is a fantastic hostess and chef creating a wonderful buffet for breakfast and her helpers are friendly and prompt in all they did. I can't express how much we enjoyed our stay at the Highlawn Inn!
3.6 on July 12, 2013
We were very pleased with the personnel and the size of the room. Enjoyed the antique furniture. The breakfast was VERY nice (with the exception of the cat roaming around). Gardens would have been impressive if tended better. Anyone with an aversion to cats or has cat allergies needs to be warned that this is NOT the place for them.
5 on July 10, 2013
The nice folks at Highlawn went out of their way for me. I had to cancel at the last minute to take care of a sick child and they went out of their way to find a new person to take my spot so I wouldn't be charged for cancelling my reservation. I was perfectly prepared to pay for the nights I reserved but they didn't charge me. I will be staying with them in the future!
5 on July 04, 2013
Highlawn Inn is the perfect place to make your home base while you are in Berkeley Springs! Owner Sandy is welcoming and is a wonderful guide for your time in town. She hooked us up with brochures about all the activities and made dinner reservations for us, and the B&B is walking distance from shops and the state park. Our room, Ridgeview in Aunt Pearl's Rooms, was comfortable and incredibly clean. And the porches! Both the main house and Aunt Pearl's have wonderful porches to relax upon. I almost forgot to mention the gourmet breakfasts - if you love food, you will love breakfast! We can't wait to go back to both Berkeley Springs and Highlawn.
4.6 on July 03, 2013
Owner Sandy very friendly, but unobtrusive. Barbara very pleasant and helpful. GREAT breakfast. Entire Inn immaculate (although cats do roam). Only small point is that room A/C a bit noisy.
4.4 on June 19, 2013
Large Victorian house with cute walk through gardens. Our room had a nice porch which overlooked the gardens which was very private. The room was very comfortable with plenty of space and decorated nicely. The breakfast was excellent!
3.4 on June 15, 2013
Highlawn Inn is a wonderful place to "get away from it all." Very comfortable with an extremely friendly and helpful proprietor. Wonderful breakfast and throw in two adorable cats. Had a great time.
3.8 on June 11, 2013
The staff was friendly and helpful. Barbara made dinner reservations for me both nights, and bc she made the reservation, they gave me the VIP treatment. Sandy's breakfast was AMAZING! Even the coffee was great! Everything was fresh made from scratch. There was a different variety each day.
5 on June 10, 2013
This was our first stay at the Highlawn and we will absolutely be back! We stayed in the Parlor, which was fabulous! We were lucky enough to be there on a weekend with the Wine dinner, which was amazing! We had planned on doing a lot of walking that weekend, but added a few more miles to walk off Sandy's breakfasts which were made even better by Tim's special coffee blend.....it's addictive but he won't share the recipe! Can't wait to come back!
5 on June 10, 2013
Everything about Highlawn Inn is terrific. The proprietors and staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing. We stayed in the Algernon, which has a spring-water jacuzzi that was the perfect way to relax at the end of a long day. And after a restful night on a comfortable bed, the prepared breakfast was a wonderful way to start the day. Have stayed at Highlawn before and will definitely do so again.
4.4 on June 05, 2013
Innkeepers and staff go out of there way to make your stay a great experience.
3.8 on June 03, 2013
Have stayed at Highlawn Inn several times and have thoroughly enjoyed every one. Fabulous breakfast! Quiet atmosphere and pleasant staff. They are helpful in assisting with dining and spa arrangements too.
4.6 on June 02, 2013
Breakfast was creative and well prepared - we loved the buffet all three mornings we stayed. Particularly enjoyed the asparagus and aoili and zuchini and herbs. Although we (and other couples we talked to) had expected a paired wine dinner one of the evenings, the dinner was delicious nonetheless and we had all the wine we could drink. It was a little disappointing but a lovely evening anyway. Sandy and her staff do an amazing job - we look forward to our next stay.
4.2 on May 30, 2013
We stayed in the Lover's Loft. I was a little skeptical seeing the picture on the web, but it was more than satisfactory. The dinner we had was very good as were the breakfasts.
4.6 on May 30, 2013
We really enjoyed staying at the Highlawn Inn. The service was excellent, the accommodations were very comfortable, the location was ideal, and the breakfast was delicious. We would definitely stay there again. Thanks for your hospitality.
4.8 on May 26, 2013
The Highlawn Inn was the perfect place for my relaxing weekend away. The owners were very nice, the room was clean and comfortable, and the food was outstanding!
3.6 on May 24, 2013
Great breakfasts - among the best we've experienced! The staff was helpful and responsive. The room was OK - an older house that's showing its age.
4.4 on May 21, 2013
Great location, incredibly clean, awesome breakfast. Didn't realize they had cats, but our room was in another building and we were able to eat on beautiful wrap around front porch. We will be staying again!
4.8 on May 20, 2013
Great place to stay in Berkeley Springs! The rooms are very clean and the people are very friendly and helpful. The breakfasts are very delicious and the price is just right!
4.8 on May 17, 2013
Loved staying here. Everyone including the sweet kitties were wonderful. The breakfast was outstanding. Our bed needed a new mattress but other than that, everything was perfect.
5 on May 12, 2013
My wife planned a weekend getaway for us to Berkely Springs. We wanted to enjoy the Bed and Breakfast experience in this quaint little town, and Highlawn was perfect for just that. The website describes the rooms well, and we did not feel as though we got less than what we expected. The people were wonderful and the cats were cute (if you enjoy cats). The breakfasts were excellent. The owner always politely asked us how we were enjoying the town, what we were planning to do, and offering to help in any way. She even called a few of the local establishments to ask questions for us. Upon speaking with the individuals she always refered to them by first name, she seemed toknow everyone in town and could easily gut us the answers or assistance we needed. Another perk of the Highlawn was it was easy walking distance to everything in town if you dont mind a few hills. We stayed in the Victorian and enjoyed its private entrance. We would stay again, but perhaps try the room with the whirlpool bath.
5 on May 01, 2013
We have stayed at Highlawn Inn several times over the last few years and are always amazed at how wonderful it is. It's our second time in the Carriage House and what a treat it is to stay there. Sandy and crew do an outstanding job and I would highly recommend it.
4.8 on April 27, 2013
Our stay at the Highlawn Innwas so GREAT.Sandy was such a gracious host and staff was also great.Ihavemedcial problema and she address all of them .I had my own coffee poy because i ate early and had to take meds.The bed was so great and the room was so quaint with the fireplace and jaccuzi.it was warm.All the little touches made it so SPECIALWeare surely going back! Thank You Ron and Renee Spradlin. P.S. We stood in the Palor Room.P.SS.my husband said the food is Great.Thank again.
4.6 on April 23, 2013
We stayed at the carriage house and it was a nice quiet time with sapce for meditation. We enjoyed the breakfast every morning and it was always differenet.
4.2 on April 10, 2013
I would stay here again and again and refer the Inn to anyone who asked. The women working the inn were friendly and helpful, the breakfast spread was delicious, and I was surprised to have the bed remade when I got back to my room after eating. They must have slipped out while I was sipping my coffee. The room itself was warm and comfortable, although I was taller than the shower head. To be expected though given the time period it was built. Staying here only added to a wonderful weekend and made the get away that much better.
5 on April 03, 2013
Thanks again Sandy and Laura for such an outstanding vacation. This was our third stay with you and It is our favourite place to retreat. We look forward to our stay with you in January!!!!! So happy we booked ahead. Your Canadian Friends!
4.0 on April 03, 2013
A great place in a great location. The town of Berkeley Springs is pretty small but it's still nice being in this spot that's just a couple blocks from everything and around the corner from the wonderful Lot 12 restaurant. Our hosts were friendly and helpful while not being intrusive. The room was big, nicely decorated, impeccably clean. I'd be happy to be back again.
4.2 on March 22, 2013
One of the nicest B&Bs I've stayed in.
5 on March 03, 2013
We make an annual trip to the baths at Berkley Springs. Our stay at Highlawn Inn makes it a perfect getaway! Thank you, Sandy and Tim. Mike and Susan
4.6 on February 27, 2013
The hosts & staff were gracious; breakfast was delicious & offered many options (even for us vegetarians); the rooms were very clean & comfortable; & the cats were charming.
4.6 on February 20, 2013
Spent three relaxing nights. The breakfasts were fantastic. Will definitely stay at the Highlawn next time we are in the area.
4.2 on February 19, 2013
The house is old and creaky. Very cool. The Breakfasts were outstanding! The beds are hard and sleeping was difficult without the assistance of alcohol.
4.8 on January 13, 2013
Fellowship, food and ambiance cannot be beat. Snow on the ground, young cat adopted us (including in our room), fire in the fireplace for wonderful breakfast with gracious service and bountiful and delicious food; can't be topped. Been to number of B&B's in Berkeley Springs previously and to enjoy fine dinners at Tari's and Lot 12. This clearly is a B&B that we'll return and enjoy again.
4.8 on December 07, 2012
The Inn was great. The food was wonderful; absolutely wonderful. It was a ingenious meal that is unlike what you have ever eaten at a hotel. Our room was small, but that was what we wanted so it was nice. I would definitely go back.
4.6 on November 27, 2012
Highlawn Inn is a beautifully run B & B. The rooms are charming and as clean as any I've seen. It's located within walking distance to the main street in town, but still far enough away to be a quiet, restful spot. The proprietor, Sandy, is as gracious as can be, as is her entire staff. Sandy serves daily breakfasts that were one of the highlights of our trip. She is an excellent chef and baker, and uses herbs she grows in her own garden. I recommend this treasure highly.
4.6 on November 23, 2012
Sandy was awesome, it was a great visit!
5 on November 22, 2012
My wife and I stayed here over thanksgiving I am wrighting this before the dinner but if the breakfast is any indication of dinner I know it will be out standing. Sandy is very very friendly and runs a great B and B. the room was clean and homey. I will come back again and I think it will be thanksgiving again as a new and fun thing to do. Thank you Sandy for the wonderful job that you do.
4.4 on November 19, 2012
My Mom, Grandma, and I spent 3 nights at the Bathkeepers Quarters, a 1900 cottage run by Highlawn Inn. It was lovely and I would stay there again. The house was adorable and comfortable. The service at breakfast (which was included and very, very tasty) and otherwise was warm, wonderful, and sincere. I felt everything was over and above our expectations.
4.4 on November 11, 2012
We stayed in the Victorian Room which is one of the nicest rooms. The downside is that it is right off the dining room and it is possible to hear others conversations easily from inside the room (so you know the reverse is true). But it is a good sized room and I loved the private entrance and pathway down to the driveway, plus views of and easy access to the large herb garden behind the house. The owner, Sandy, was very friendly and helpful and breakfast was impressive. A blueberry scone with lemon curd sauce, fruit and yogurt and coffee to start, then eggs, bacon, toast, and a very delicious sweet potato (I think) casserole. I would definitely return. (One note, the folks there seem to be smokers and while I didn't smell any smoke in the house, its impossible to hide that odor completely on one's person.)
4.8 on November 09, 2012
My stay at Highlawn Inn was adelightful step back in time, yet with all the modern conveniences available. I stayed in Aunt Pearl"s Garden Room. It was a peaceful haven after a busy day in and around Berkeley Springs. There was a lovely little room where I could get mineral water or a hot cup of tea at any hour. After a restful night, I received the real treat at breakfast in the main house. The whole breakfast experience was wonderful; from the quaint setting to the delicious food. I was made to feel right at home. It was just the kind of experience I hoped for in my first stay at a bed and breakfast.
4.8 on November 02, 2012
We had an enjoyable stay. It was very quaint and the owners were very accomadating. We hope to return some day.
4.2 on October 24, 2012
We stayed in the parlor room, which is spacious and cozy. Breakfasts were generous and delicious. They served one of their gourmet dinners during our visit, which was fantastic. It's worth planning your visit around one of these special occasions if you can.
3.2 on October 23, 2012
Spent two delightful nights at highlawn inn. A nice house with comfortable rooms, good service, very helpful in recommending restaurants. Loved the friendly cats.
4.6 on October 20, 2012
We had a great stay. Sandy is an excellent hostess and an even better cook. The Zimmermans
4.8 on October 18, 2012
We decided upon Highlawn as a quiet getaway to celebrate our tenth anniversary. We made a great choice! The room (victorian suite) was comfortable especially with its own entrance, clean and quiet. Sandy and her staff were helpful, gracious and so sweet. Breakfast each morning was right outside our door and the nice relaxing environment made for a good start to the day. The down was just down the hill and all the stores and restaurants were within walking distance of Highlawn. We will be back!
3.6 on October 12, 2012
Good place to enjoy the Apple Butter Festival. Wonderful Apple Butter Festival meal! Great to meet Fisher Ridge Winery people and enjoy their wines.
5 on October 10, 2012
The Highlawn Inn is old fashioned charming serving the best breakfasts ever. The rooms are lovely, beds are comfy, the staff is friendly and helpful. Why would anyone want to stay anywhere else in town? I loved my stay and would surely return should my path take me back to Berkeley Springs again.
5 on October 05, 2012
Stayed here for my birthday to escpae the big city and enjoy the Mineral Springs-a great B&B in a charming little town-
3.6 on September 28, 2012
Very quaint and clean. The breakfast was amazing! Only minus might be the slow draining sink and shower, and the low shower head...but then this is an antique home, so not a huge surprise. Noisy neighbors in other part of the house... but not the fault of the B&B owner.
4.4 on September 17, 2012
As usual, a relaxing stay. There was an unusually heavy rainstorm in the town the weekend we were there. Sandy upgraded our r. Oom to the main house when water accumulated outside our room. The town is lovely. Sandy's breakfasts are delicious, make sure to try the Visalia dressing
4.0 on September 06, 2012
The best thing was the genuine kindness and hospitality of our hosts. I loved the homey touches: the daintily-flowered wallpaper, the fluffy quilts, and the dear little step stool to help me onto my high bed. Our surroundings were unpretentious -- a little rough-around-the-edges, like a real home.
3.4 on September 03, 2012
Victorian decor in our large room. Excellent breakfast buffet.
4.6 on August 27, 2012
I made my reservation at the Highlawn without knowing the first thing about it. I could not have chosen a better place to stay. Sandy and her staff are wonderful. The main house is beautiful with a wonderful garden and a cast of wonderful cats to keep one entertained if one is so inclined. There is a beautiful garden to walk through. The cooking is the best I have ever had at a bed and breakfast and is better than many restaurants I have been to. It is located just off the main street which gives one just the right amount of separation from the energy of the main street if it is bustling. Thanks to everyone there for making our stay wonderful.
4.4 on August 20, 2012
It was peaceful and clean, breakfast was delightful, and we loved that there were cats.
3.4 on August 20, 2012
We found the Highlawn Inn to be in an ideal location with easy access to the Berkeley Springs and its surrounding attractions.
5 on August 06, 2012
Aside from having to park on a 10% grade LOL! The whole experience was enchanting and delightful. What are you waiting for? Go! Would a bacon and egg breakfast convince you? In a nutshell: Spotless rooms, antiques, a Victorian dining area, a wraparound porch, Full Breakfasts and there was a jacuzzi in our room, we barely had time between eating and the jacuzzi to get out into town! (not really) we had to partake in this towns other specialty: massage therapy.
4.4 on July 11, 2012
Great service - great town - stayed in the Cariage House (a private room separate from the main house) We got the best of both worlds - BnB hospitality with a private room. Tom, Sandy and Barbara were great - we'll be back!
4.2 on June 28, 2012
Very clean with good service. My room could have used a few updates, but I thoroughly enjoyed the private porch, garden and clawfoot tub.
5 on June 21, 2012
My husband and I spent the weekend of June 16-18. As we are repeat customers, we were once again treated to a warm and peaceful visit. Sandy's hospitality is exceptional along with the truly delicious breakfast. We usually stay in Aunt Pearls but this time we stayed in the main house and were not disappointed. We have already made reservations for New Years eve and look forward to another visit this summer. We love staying at Highlawn and tell our friends about the inn and Berkley Springs.
5 on June 08, 2012
Extremely clean & friendly enjoyed our stay very much
4.6 on June 07, 2012
Bathkeeper's Quarters was amazing! Sandy and Tim made this a fantastic weekend. . .we will be back.
4.8 on June 04, 2012
We picked this off the internet without researching other options, and rented the only room left. In the few days we spent walking around the town we realized that, had we known much more about the town, we would have picked this B&B and the same room. Charming stay. Amazing food.
4.4 on May 31, 2012
We stayed at Highlawn in over Memorial Day weekend 2012. Each day the Inn became more and more comfortable and inviting. The staff is wonderful. They kept our room clean and assisted us with any local questions that we had. We had a short walk to everything in town including a farmer's market, geocaching, and the baths at Berkeley Springs State Park. Will go back!!
5 on May 20, 2012
Four of us rented the Bathkeepers Quarters. It was wonderful and sitting on the front porch, sipping wine and talking for hours couldn't have been better. Breakfast was delicious and you can tell Sandy loves to cook. I have been to the Inn twice and wouldn't hesitate to return and recommend it.
4.8 on May 15, 2012
Great room, great people, great food. And the kitties in the main house were cute, too.
5 on May 08, 2012
Wonderful weekend, great food and accomodations! Will go back for sure!
5 on April 26, 2012
Our tastefully-decorated room, the Lovers Loft, offered us soft fresh linens, sparkling clean windows, crisp starched curtains and a very comfortable bed (neither of us awoke with back pain!) with a mound of pillows (from soft to firm, always nice to be able to choose!). The bathroom was spacious, well supplied, and ultra clean. Breakfast on both days was a treat - nothing run of the mill about it. The selection was superb, expertly prepared, and creative. We dined at the Inn at one of the periodic dinners, and were delighted with the menu, service, and ambiance. The Highlawn's staff goes out of their way to be welcoming and helpful without being overbearing. We plan to become regulars.
3.8 on April 23, 2012
The service was excellent and the house is a beautiful victorian. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Only concern is cats in the house. I didn't have a problem, but if you have allergies it is not recommended. Couches and chairs have cat hair that sticks to your clothes. The food was great and we really like the peacefulness of our stay.
5 on April 09, 2012
Had a lovely time. Very accomodating. Highly recommend.
5 on March 21, 2012
It was a pleasant and relaxing stay--we enjoyed just being able to relax undisturbed The breakfasts were superb
5 on March 20, 2012
The accommodations were very nice, the service was excellent, and breakfast was delicious.
5 on March 01, 2012
My wife and I were overjoyed with the friendly service and comfort of our room at the Highlawn.
4.8 on February 13, 2012
When winter gets to be a drag, we always spend a weekend at Highlawn. The place gives us peace and relaxation that is hard to find in our busy lives. We try to schedule on weekends when Sandy does one of her fabulous Silver Service/wine tasting dinners. As expected, the food was wonderful, both at the dinner on Saturday and the breakfasts. We enjoy a good soak in the mineral water, go to our favorite shops in town, attend any festivals, go to the Ice House to check out the art, and read in front of the fire. A fine weekend getaway, with the best hosts ever!!
5 on February 06, 2012
As a repeat visitor, I was not disappointed. This country inn is exactly what I want when I need to get away for some "me" time. While the accommodations are very nice, the food is exceptional. Being a fellow cat lover, the kitties truly make it a home away from home. The Winter Ultimate Package was a great benefit, as was the complimentary wine & cheese. Thanks so very much, Sandy! I'll be back!
4.6 on January 30, 2012
We chose Highlawn based on reviews, and we were not disappointed. The host and staff were welcoming, informative, helpful and thorough. The location was perfect for everything we wanted to do in town. The room was better than we expected, and the breakfast buffet is unbeatable. We also loved all the cats around the house, including the newest young girl kitty. We had a great weekend and will definitely return.
4.0 on January 25, 2012
Great location on a hill above town, you can walk right down into it. Everyone was very nice.
5 on January 21, 2012
We took a winter escape from Canada to spend a wonderful time at the Highlawn Inn - Aunt Pearls Parlour to recharge our batteries. From the gorgeous suite with a fireplace and jacuzzi tub to an incredible breakfast served every morning in the diningroom with the resident cats coming for a visit. Thank you Sandy and Laura for a great stay! We will be back. Dave and Karen
4.0 on January 18, 2012
Great service, Outstanding Food, Very Friendly and Helpful, Very clean and well cared for
5 on January 08, 2012
We received a warm welcome from the gracious and very talented hostess of the Inn despite the spontaneity of our plans resulting in reserving at the very last minute on the evening we arrived in Berkely Springs. We experienced quiet, peaceful and pleasant accommodation in one of the Garden Rooms and enjoyed the wine glasses, tea and coffee provided for our use. The breakfasts were delicious, tasteful and imaginative with friendly service. We were unfailingly greeted by a fluffy cat on duty whenever we approached the porch. I was impressed with the outstanding cleanliness and beauty of the parlor and dining area sparkling with lights, candles and tree and mantle decorations for the holidays. Our room was a haven and the entire Inn a comfortable, welcoming showcase of the many and varied talents of its proprietress . This was not our first stay at Highlawn Inn and it will definitely not be our last! Enjoy your retreat!
3.0 on December 09, 2011
Comfortable Inn - close to shopping. Nice hospitality, and excellent breakfast.
4.4 on December 05, 2011
We had the most pleasant stay at the Highlawn Inn the weekend before Thanksgiving. Clean rooms, good food, friendly folks and very helpful. We would definitely stay here again.
3.8 on November 29, 2011
We had a gourmet Thanksgiving meal, reasonable priced. Lovely people, fun, great place to stay if you love exceptionally good food and friendly folks. All else was just fine and a good place to visit the baths. If you have trouble with steps, this is not the place for you.
4.2 on November 29, 2011
We took one of the less expensive rooms and it was excellent value. There was actually a bit too much food out for the breakfasts - - I had to try everything and it was all very good.
4.2 on November 25, 2011
Friendly owner, cats, and lovely inn! Within walking distance to downtown Berkeley Springs! It was a treat to stay here!
3.8 on November 25, 2011
The B&B staff are very friendly and warm. The breakfast was delicious. Location was perfect.
5 on November 15, 2011
Great location to shops, nice room and friendly service........Great Breakfast
4.8 on November 06, 2011
Every year we visit Berkley Springs and staying at the Highlawn Inn is a must. It is a Victorian "home away from home," and you immediately leave your troubles behind when you cross the threshold. Sandy, Tim and the staff are very welcoming and strive to meet all your needs. Sandy's breakfast (and dinners) are wonderful.
5 on October 30, 2011
We want to live in the Carriage House forever! It was a short, but much needed, respite from our previous few weeks of prepping for our wedding. We will be sure to spread the word to friends and family. We're confident that they would have as pleasurable time as we had.
5 on October 19, 2011
The Highlawn Inn is an all around fantastic B&B. The accommodations are elegant, comfortable, and affordable. The decor takes you back to a time past, but at the same time, every room is equipped with modern amenities. The service was impeccable. The staff was polite and knowledgeable as well as attentive. It was very quiet and peaceful at night with nary a sound to disturb you. Now to the best part; the food. My oh, my, words can not describe it. The breakfasts were plentiful and delicious. There were almost too many items to choose from at the buffet. The Silver Service dinner on Saturday night was a culinary delight from the soup and salad to the entree and desert. Fantastic. We have visited twice and I have already made our reservations for next year. This will be a yearly trip for me and my wife.
4.6 on October 18, 2011
We stayed 4 nights and Sandy treated us like family. One of the best B&B experiences we've had.
5 on October 05, 2011
We love this inn and its owners! The most bountiful breakfast we've ever had at a B&B and the inn is walking distance from shopping and spas. We've been going here for 10 years and have never been disappointed.
5 on September 22, 2011
Thanks Sandy for a wonderful stay. We enjoyed our time in Berkeley Springs with all the helpful suggestions you made. PS:Candlelight breakfast was wonderful.
5 on September 10, 2011
My wife and I have been to countless B&B's. This Inn is superb in every aspect. A step back in time, Highlawn Inn, beautifully appointed room's, food to die for and immaculate service. We most highly reccomend and surely will return very soon. If you like to be cradled in comfort, Sandy, Tim and their crew will deliver. Bill Nitsche
3.4 on September 08, 2011
We did enjoy our stay here. It is a very quaint in, quiet and unassuming. Though it did feel more like a stay in grandmas spare bedroom. The bed was comfortable with nicelinens and coverings, but there was very very little room to put any of our things. Especially little room for a suitcase. The bathroom was adequate at best. No room at all for toiletries, and the shower and sink are both quite outdated. Warm water for showers was also an issue. It did run out on us two of our three days there. This is not to say we were unhappy, we were just a little disappointed with the room. The food we enjoyed, and the kindness of the staff was wonderful. Everyone was very accomodating indeed.
4.0 on September 08, 2011
The room was adorable but tiny. Bathroom was nice and updated. Breakfast was excellent each morning. Dinner was nice. Service was very friendly and welcoming. I would stay there again.
3.8 on September 03, 2011
Very clean rooms and baths. Good amenities. Rooms thoughtfully arranged ( ex-extra chairs or little couches in room, not just a bed. Much Victorian bric a brac-you may need to move a few items to make room for your own. Comfy clean beds. In town. Can walk everywhere. Owner is reputedly an excellent cook and she bakes daily or frequently. Breakfast included is lovely but has little consideration for those w dietary restrictions. Please note it is served promptly at 8:30 and buffet is not replenished. Hot and cold water ( for tea/coffee) avail all day. Park in front and behind building. Around the corner from Lot 12, a GREAT restaurant. Need reservations for Lot 12.
4.0 on September 01, 2011
My wife and I had a lovely night stay at Highlawn. It is a beautiful old home with lovely garden. It is a very nice three block walk from the main shops. Everyone was super friendly and the breakfast was great.
4.8 on August 25, 2011
This B&B is lovely and a short walk from town. The innkeepers were welcoming, and when we had a problem with our room (the mattress had a broken spring coil) they moved us to much larger and fancier accommodations for the same charge. Breakfast was delicious and thoughtfullly served. The hosts gave good dinner recommendations, and got reservations for us.
4.2 on August 22, 2011
The Inn was nice, not WOW! but nice. Older fixtures/wallpaper/decor--reminded me of Grandma's house. Creaky wood floors (old house, I know!) bugged my boyfriend esp. in the middle of night bathroom run. Wonderful wraparound porch was great for breakfast and late evening sitting. Breakfast was great, too. Nice variety of foods with delicious homemade jams and local foods. Close to everything, easy walk to the main drag/shopping/restaurants..I would recommend it for folks who are looking for comfort and value without pretentiousness or pampering.
4.8 on August 21, 2011
This was our second visit to the Highlawn Inn. What brought us back was the delicious breakfasts and the proximity to downtown Berkeley Springs. The breakfasts are unbelievable--fresh baked scones, buttermilk biscuits, rhubarb pie, as well as fruit salads and eggs and sausage. We weren't hungry again until dinner (saving us the cost of both breakfast and lunch). The inn itself is cozy and quiet. All in all, a great value, especially if you consider the cost of a two-person brunch.
4.0 on August 21, 2011
Lovely place...we stayed in the algernon room with the hot tub. The owners are very welcoming, breakfast was fantastic. The town itself is very quiet and folds up early...after dinner seems like entertainment is a challenge. The whole town uses the hot springs for the water supply so all the water out of the taps comes from there. The whirlpool was immaculately clean but they have the jets on a timer so you only get 20 mins. The instruction card says you aren't supposed to stay in a spa longer than that but of course that depends on temperature...I felt that was a cost savings measure. Otherwise the place is great for a very quiet getaway and the highlawn did a lovely job.
3.4 on August 16, 2011
We had a lovely room in the main inn. We chose this room because it was one of the few that offered a king size bed. The only drawback to the experience was that this bed was two twins fashioned together and was too short for us. The brass footboard did not allow for taller guests!
5 on August 06, 2011
It's hard for me to find a B&B that works well for me, for two reasons. First, when I stay in a B&B, it's usually because I'm on some sort of writing retreat, so I need a lot of peace and quiet. Secondly, I'm a vegan, which means traditional B&B fare doesn't work for me. I found in Highlawn Inn the first B&B where I was taken care of in both respects. It's very quiet. I stayed one night upstairs and heard nary a peep. I stayed four nights downstairs right next to the breakfast area and kitchen, and still found complete silence. Sandy, the innkeeper, is delightful and charming. She made me a separate breakfast each morning so that I could eat vegan during my stay. Also, the house is a few blocks from the traffic that consistently rolls through the town square. It was the perfect retreat.
4.6 on August 06, 2011
I was planning a visit through Berkeley Springs but had no idea where to stay. A recommendation on the website of Atasia spa led me to book a room with Highlawn and I was not disappointed. The innkeepers were friendly and very accommodating, the room very comfortable and clean, and the food served at breakfast was delicious and presented with real care and style. The room I had also had a jacuzzi bath, which was a welcome treat after a long journey. The Inn also has a wonderful shaded, front porch perfect for sitting and reading and enjoying the weather. Highlawn Inn is located a couple of blocks from the main street in Berkeley Springs, close to the park, springs, spas, and restaurants. I didn't know what to expect before staying at Highlawn but I know that I will be back.
4.6 on August 01, 2011
This b&b is a wonderful place that is peaceful, beautiful and welcoming. Sandy, the inn keeper is a gracious host and served a delicious homemade breakfast with fresh greens from the garden. We plan to visit again as soon as we can!
4.4 on July 29, 2011
Sandy is the perfect host. She had recommendations for dining, hiking sight-seeing, and even provided a flashlight so we could walk the tunnel on the C&O Canal trail!! A perfect place to relax, read, and enjoy.
3.6 on July 25, 2011
What a nice weekend, our room was in the carriage house not attached to the main building, it was very large and was everything you would expect from a Bed and Breakfast. The food was outstanding and unique. Yes we will come back!
4.0 on July 10, 2011
We enjoyed our stay at the Highlawn Inn. We were in one of the smaller rooms in Aunt Pearl's House. We did not have enough towels in our room, but Sandy came over right away when we made her aware of the problem. The air conditioner is a bit noisy, very clean room, the breakfast excellent. We especially enjoyed swinging on the porch swing while listening to the thunder.
5 on July 05, 2011
Relaxing is the name of the game. We have been to Highlawn in the spring, summer and fall and every season is enjoyable. We always request a room with the whirlpool- we love it! The breakfast selection is amazing and so gourmet. We love wandering the town,antiquing, and enjoying a Roman bath. The best way to relax!
5 on June 29, 2011
We stayed in the very large Greenview Room, which has a firm King bed, a cozy daybed by a window (the perfect spot for an afternoon snooze), and a small table with two chairs. The two dressers offered more than ample storage space for the two of us. The bathroom is small, but certainly sufficient for anyone who prefers a shower to a bath. The room is kept very clean and is, overall, a pleasure to return to after a day of hiking through the mountains or wandering through the local shops in town. There is a large porch with sofas, chairs, and dining tables for two. I spent several hours sitting there with a book and a some wine, enjoying the breeze and the wind chime. It was the perfect spot to forget about the office. And then there are the breakfasts. Well prepared, plentiful, and with advance notice, tailored to the dietary requirements of the guests. We regularly stay at B&Bs when on vacation, and the Highlawn Inn is one that we will visit again.
5 on June 22, 2011
We have just returned from a dependably pampered and restorative weekend in Berkeley Springs, WVA, staying at Highlawn Inn, a hilltop B&B. This is likely our twentieth visit over a number of years, and a huge draw has been that we will have a visit with the gracious innkeepers Sandy and Tim. Sandy is a keen cook who feeds guests abundantly with fresh, local food beautifully presented and deliciously prepared to appeal to every palate, with herbs and edible flowers from her garden. Rooms are impeccably clean and comfortable, summer and winter. Innkeepers and staff are happy to make dinner reservations or recommend a day's excursion for hiking, gallery openings or spa treatments in town. Dine with strangers, make new friends!
4.0 on June 22, 2011
Very pleasant, large room and large bath. One complaint: lack of reading light on each side of bed. Service was very good. Breakfast was excellent; different than the usual.
5 on June 21, 2011
love the inn, all the details allow one to escape modern pressures, slow down and enjoy a bit of charm as you absorb a country/victorian embrace. we have stayed in several of the rooms/buildings and heartily recommend the Carriage House or the rooms in the main house if you like to be more connected. breakfast is a delicious and beautiful 3 course experience at your private table. go see Highlawn, enjoy the inn and all the magic life has to offer.
5 on June 15, 2011
What a joy to escape to Sandy's lovely Highlawn Inn. We read the reviews and had to write, after staying with her for over 20 years, and the past several months, well, we do know what to expect. So, if you are in the mood for delicious food, and I beg to differ with the opposing reviews..tell Sandy what you like and it will be sure to appear at breakfast. I am very picky, vegetarian, low fat, no peppers.....she always waves a magic wand and makes meal that please. The multi course breakfasts include, juice, fruits, a sweet bread and then your entree...so much better than the Hampton buffets so many seem to crave! Real food, china and flowers at a private table without cell phones and noise. Go ahead, visit Highlawn, be brave and endure a bit of Victorian charm and true hospitality. You will be relaxed, pampered and transformed, enjoy! Anita
4.4 on June 14, 2011
Excellent breakfast and porch was perfect spot to relax and meet new friends. If you want to experience the "baths" you need reservatioins!
5 on June 14, 2011
Sandy & Tim have created a excellent environment for couples to relax and enjoy an escape from the daily grind. We were extremely relaxed in the company of the other guest and really enjoyed the conversations. The breakfast were outstanding. Sandy and her staff just do an excellent job of keeping the house guest pampered and exceeding every expectation. Thanks for a great weekend, we will return. Dan & Carol Piett
3.6 on June 12, 2011
As my friend and I live in PA and MD finding time to get together is not often easy. We chose Berkeley Springs as other friends have a place there and we visited them but never got to spend time in the town. The Highlawn Inn was very nice - Sandy was a real person and talked to everyone in the dining room in between making breakfast for the guests. Though our room was small by Holiday Inn standards it was very accommodating for my friend and I and we had no problems with the bed or other aspects of the room. It is billed as a Victorian Inn so the furnishings are going to be that era. All the room furnishings were fine and serviceable, we brought Champagne and they let us use glasses from the kitchen while there. The cats did not bother me as one other reviewer noted and I saw no cat hair in the Inn much less in our room. I have stayed at other B & B's over the country and always had a good time and been treated royally for the most part. They knew many of the local restaruants and recommended them w/o hesitation if they were good. The Highlawn Inn falls into the latter category and I would go back, preferably when she is doing one of her dinners. I am sorry Sandy was not making one of her dinners while I was there but that is for a return trip.
4.6 on June 08, 2011
We have stayed at the Highlawn Inn a few times and always enjoy our visits. Breakfast is fantastic. One of the highlights was watching a short rain storm come through from the porch of Aunt Pearl's cottage.
3.8 on June 03, 2011
The Highlawn Inn is a lovely place to stay. We actually stayed in Aunt Pearls a very short walk from the main house. I would definitely go back without question but would book a room in the main house if I went back again. The food was extremely good, we had their silver service dinner and it was an amazing experience, the different courses were all very tasty and well presented. I would definitely reccommend their dinner if you get chance to do it. Overall the decor is Victorian but a few places could do with touching up here and there and some rooms seem a little dated but perhaps this is what makes it what it is. If I were to rate it out of 10 o would give it a 7. Don't think of staying elswhere stay here, a great porch to relax on and just minutes from the centre of town.
4.2 on June 03, 2011
We enjoyed our stay at Highlawn Inn and will consider staying there again. Only minor issues: the bed and floor were creaky and the mirrors were either placed strangely or were too small to be of use. Power was lost for an hour one morning so the full breakfast was late being served that day.
3.0 on June 03, 2011
We stayed in the Carriage House room; clean and adequate for two people. The room is large, with a whirlpool tub, shower, queen size bed, TV/VCR/DVD with basic cable, a dorm fridge and coffee maker. The only drawback is that the room can be very dark - the windows are small, the window treatments are a bit too much, and their are not enough floor lamps and table lamps. Otherwise, it was a good experience. The breakfast was excellent and filling, and the staff were friendly and willing to help out in any way (to include making reservations at local restaurants). Berkeley Springs is worth the trip.
4.2 on June 02, 2011
Our stay at the Highlawn Inn was great! The food was delicious and the staff was very attentive.
4.2 on June 02, 2011
Highlawn Inn was quaint, friendly and comfortable. Located close to historic downtown district. Breakfast was wonderful and the staff was pleasant. I would certainly stay here again. Felt like I was in my own home.
4.8 on May 08, 2011
We loved our stay at the Highlawn. Sandy was a wonderful hostess and the breakfasts were exceptional! We would definitely choose the Highlawn again.
3.4 on May 02, 2011
Pros: -Room and bed were very comfortable. -Big claw-foot tub. -Breakfast was very good. -Nice porch and grounds. Cons: -Breakfast coffee tasted like some sort of amaretto, no option offered. -No choices or options offered for breakfast - you get what's served. A nice basket of muffins and sweet rolls would have been nice. I had read that a buffet was served here but we didn't see that, maybe because we were the only guests. -The 24/7 coffee offering was "tea bag" coffee - not very good. -No Smoking? - "Should you forget" the no smoking policy there is a $50 cleaning fee, but we smelled cigarette smoke coming from the kitchen during breakfast and also smelled it coming into our room. -Must love cats - They're always prowling around. We tried to use a throw blanket that was in the room, but a "cloud" of cat hair flew out when we unfolded it. If you like cats, aren't bothered by cigarette smoke, aren't picky about your coffee, and like to be surprised rather than choosing your food, this place was really nice. And I don't mean that sarcastically. If these are not issues for you, it was a very pleasant, quiet atmosphere for a short getaway. The only other problem was that there is next to nothing in Berkeley Springs. They roll up the sidewalks at 5PM and many shops are also closed on Wednesdays (at least in the off season). There is, of course, the Spa and Bath House (which we didn't visit) but I'm not sure I trust that it's still what it probably once was.
4.0 on May 01, 2011
This was the first b&b we had ever stayed at and we loved it!!! Sandy was a pleasure!!!
4.6 on April 28, 2011
We found the Highlawn Inn to be delightful and the innkeeper, Sandy, was wonderful! The breakfast was beautifully presented and delicious. Our dietary restrictions were accommodated nicely with very tasty substitutes. Whenever we return to Berkeley Springs, we will probably stay here again.
5 on April 13, 2011
We love the extra touches at the Highlawn. People are so friendly - and Sandy - the owner - is so personable. We love staying there every year!
4.0 on April 08, 2011
The carriage house was delightful. Plenty of space to move about, a wonderful two person jacuzzi and separate shower, beautifully refinished floors of the original construction, and tastefully decorated. The breakfasts were beautifully plated, pleasing to the eye as well as pleasing to the palate. Sandy was a gracious hostess, and the kittys keep an eye on the guests as well. I would highly recommend this bed & breakfast; great value for the carriage house and spa and dinner package. Tari's restaurant was very good with a creative menu; the spa was excellent as well. Overall a great bed and breakfast for the two of us - bed and breakfast virgins that we are.
4.2 on March 31, 2011
Very friendly, attentive staff. Wonderful rooms, beautifully appointed. Great location, and very reasonable. Highly recommend
4.6 on March 22, 2011
I was very pleased with the Highlawn Inn. I was a little hesistant about staying in a bed and breakfast but I immediately felt very much at home. Sandy the Inn Keeper was friendly, informative, and a great hostess. My only (minor) complaint was that I didn't realize they had in door cats. My allergies went a little haywire but otherwise the Highlawn Inn is a wonderful value and I would definately recommend this place to friends and family.
5 on March 16, 2011
Everything exceeded my expectations. Great buffet style breakfast with home-cooked treats. Best bacon I have ever had (and I know my bacon :). We were in the Victoria Suite which was very nice, my only comment to future renters is that it is right off of the dining room so if you intend to sleep in, you may hear some noise from the dining room. Room is huge though and nice little porch overlooking what in the spring/summer/fall is probably a very pretty garden (too soon yet-we stayed in March).
4.8 on March 12, 2011
A lovely "Girls" Spa weekend with 2 friends in Berkeley Springs, WV. The room I stayed in at the Highlawn Inn was called "The Lover's Loft". It reminded me so much of my childhood bedroom with slanted dormer walls. The wallpaper was very flowery and pink. The queen size, white iron bed was quite comfortable and room temperature cozy. The bathroom was clean and updated with Victorian charm. We only had breakfast at the main building of the Inn for dining. It was one of the most amazing breakfast buffets I have ever experienced! Unbelievable variety of homemade jams, sauces & butters. Variety of unusual breakfast dishes, that were ALL tasty. The presentation of the breakfast buffet was equally different and appealing. Would love to try dinner my next visit. Most important of all positives about the stay at the Highlawn Inn is the wonderful Innkeeper Sandy and her staff. My friends and I were all treated like queens during our stay.
4.0 on February 26, 2011
This was our first bed and breakfast experience, and it far exceeded our expectations. Tim responded quickly to our reservation and questions. Sandy is delightful, sharing information about town, the inn and serving the most marvelous breakfast anywhere! We walked to all the activities in town. Beautiful old world Victorian Inn, charmingly decorated. We never saw the housekeeper, but not a speck of dust and our rooms were made up while we had breakfast.
3.6 on February 25, 2011
After reading the brochure describing Highlawn Inn, we expected a more elegantly appointed room than the one we had. Perhaps other rooms at the Inn are elegant, but the room we stayed in had peeling wallpaper and seemed a little shabby. The food was absolutely delicious, and the Innkeeper a delightful and attentive woman.
3.2 on February 02, 2011
We enjoyed our stay and the innkeeper, Sandy, was a sweetheart. Loved the ambiance of the place. Breakfasts were wonderful. She even accommodated my dietary restrictions by making special gluten-free offerings for breakfast, which I really appreciated. My only disappointment came from the decor of the inn, which looks like it hasn't been updated since it was renovated in the 1980s. And the bed linens were faded and worn. We stayed in the Algernon room, which is spacious and sunny, with a jacuzzi tub in an adjoining room. The bed is positioned on a wall where there is no room for nightstands or lighting next to the bed. It was very awkward not having a reading light or a place to put my glasses at night. We had a good time, and I don't want to discourage anyone from staying there, but for $165, I had expected to have nicer, more updated decor in our room. The whole inn, although very clean, looks like it needs a makeover.
4.2 on January 05, 2011
A beautiful old house with gorgeous, comfortable rooms. Great price, great hospitality. Looking forward to our next trip!
3.2 on January 02, 2011
A quaintly cluttered antique Victorian Inn conveniently located in Berkley Springs and boasting a good breakfast and three fat, untroubled cats. Innkeeper Sandy was very helpful with area recommendations, restaurant reservations and accommodations at the inn.
3.4 on January 02, 2011
All my husband wanted for christmas was eight uninterupped hours of sleep - so I search for a B & B in Berkley Springs that would allow a 1 night stay during the week between Christmas & New Years. We already had plans with friends to go for baths/massages, so it worked out perfectly. The Highlawn was in a great location for walking downtown but far enough away to be quiet. The innkeeper was very sweet and friendly, the room was clean and the breakfast was fine. We got the Victorian Suite - which was private and had its own entrance, which we liked very much.
2.8 on December 21, 2010
We only stayed one night instead of two because of falling on ice outside the cottage steps. The room was very attractive to the eye, but the two chairs in the room were wood, straight back, and I expect you'd need to weight less than 150 pounds to fit comfortably in them. That meant the only place to sit was the bed. Comfortable chairs need to be in the room. My husband found the bed uncomfortable, and I too had a very uncomfortable night. The main house was decorated beautifully and the buffet breakfast was delicious. The hostess and her helpers were friendly and nice.
4.8 on December 10, 2010
Amazing breakfasts. Cozy atmosphere. Victorian flavor. inviting, comfortable & relaxing rooms. Outstanding friendly customer service and fair and accurate business dealings. We are coming back for the Valentine Day's special and are excited about the room we have reserved. To be expected because of the authenticity of buildings but privacy is at a minimum because lack of being soundproof. Some of the building is not being kept up like the porch. Economic times are tough! Would love to see this in the spring and summer!
3.8 on November 22, 2010
I really love that cozy place. The Innkeepers are very kind and friendly.
5 on November 18, 2010
We really, really enjoyed the Highlawn Inn. The staff is extremely considerate, the food is excellent, and our room was clean, comfortable and very easy on the eyes. I wish we could have stayed longer--the location of the inn in Berkeley Springs is really wonderful--just off the main street--easy for driving or walking around.
4.6 on November 03, 2010
We have stayed at the Highlawn 4 times and just keep coming back for more! The serenity, ambience, hosts, and breakfasts can't be beat. All the seasons are beautiful there and next time we'll try the Sat. evening dinner that's offered once a month.
5 on October 31, 2010
Sandy is an awesome cook, so schedule for one of the weekends when she's serving a dinner!
5 on October 14, 2010
We spent a lovely long weekend at Highlawn Inn. The breakfasts and Silver Plate dinner were wonderful. The staff was friendly but not intrusive. We enjoyed the front porch each evening. Our room was delightful. I would love to have an opportunity to return in the future.
4.2 on October 04, 2010
The Highlawn Inn is conveniently located within walking distance of town of Berkeley Springs, its restaurants, antique shops, and Roman baths. My room, the "Love Loft" was cozy, and it had its own bathroom. There is a sitting area with a small couch, but this is basically a hallway. In this same hallway, there was a door that said, "closet...do not open," but curiously, I could hear the other guests very clearly coughing and turning around in their beds through that door. I guess it must have been a really big closet to be able to fit other B&B guests. The good think was that my wife and I were able to close the door between our bedroom and the hallway so that we did not have to hear the neighbors at night. I liked that spring water comes out of all the faucets through out the town. Therefore I was able to have a spring water bath in the bathtub that came with this room. The innkeeper was friendly, and she is a great cook! She also had brochures of various restaurants throughout town, but not all of them. Room cleaning service was surprisingly fast and usually finished by the time I was finished with breakfast. Overall, my wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Highlawn Inn, and we would consider coming back some day.
4.2 on September 29, 2010
It was a beautiful place located just the right distance from town for a nice walk. The breakfasts were very good and the hostesses were so kind and accommodating.
5 on September 29, 2010
The room was cozy and comfortable. The breakfast was amazing. I can't stop thinking about it!
4.4 on September 23, 2010
The Algernon (Master's) room at the Highlawn Inn is a wonderful place to stay. The room is spacious and nicely decorated (and well-lit), the whirlpool tub is nicely tucked in a separate room, the furniture is quaint, and the A/C was quite potent so we could stay comfortable. Oh, and their wi-fi let us use our computers too. The entire inn is very clean - some wear and tear, but extremely clean. Service is fantastic - every request was answered courteously, promptly, and thoroughly, and they remembered our preferences. Sandy is a great cook, and the complementary breakfast filled us up every morning with delicious food - we didn't need lunch several days. [As a point of comparison, the Parlor room (in another building) had less lighting, was less comfortable, and wi-fi from the main house didn't reach there.] We will definitely go back again, and stay in the Algernon.
4.0 on September 17, 2010
quiet and healing. breakfast was delicious. the apple butter locally made was perfect color, sweetness and texture. the bacon was crisp and smoky flavored. the scrambled eggs with chives were fluffy and cooked to perfection and not overdone or dry. the toast was not pre-sliced grocery brand bread. and best of all was the lemon poppy seed bread. all was served with a smile.
4.4 on September 02, 2010
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Highlawn Inn. The rooms were extremely clean and the breakfast was delicious. The staff was also very helpful. The bed could have been a bit more comfortable (it was very hard) but everything else was fantastic!
4.2 on August 23, 2010
Very friendly and accommodating staff. Nice size and very clean rooms. Within walking distance of downtown activities. Very nice breakfast. Will book again when in the area and have already recommended it to several friends.
4.8 on August 20, 2010
Celebrated 20 years as a couple. First trip without the kids in 10+ years. Quiet and relaxing. Service was exceptional.
5 on August 03, 2010
The cozy Victorian decor and the intimate yet private atmosphere make this my favorite bed and breakfast. The breakfast is fantastic. My menu favorites are the fresh apple coffee cake, the cheesy grits, and the marinated young asparagus with tomatoes. On my last visit, I dropped my glasses on the floor behind the headboard of my bed. As I was searching for them, I noticed that there was not a speck of dust on the hardwood floor under the bed. Something you won’t find at my home. Follow their spa recommendations as well.
5 on May 28, 2010
My daughter and I each drove 7 hours, from CT and NC, respectively, to enjoy four nights at this perfect setting. Great breakfasts, hosts and rooms. We'll certainly do it again. Berkeley Springs is a great little town and you sense there's health there!
5 on April 10, 2010
We have stayed at Highlawn Inn many times since it first opened in 1985, and our continued return is due to the care and grace Sandy and Tim provide to their guests. Housekeeping is impeccable, breakfasts are both delicious and beautifully presented, and personal attention is a hallmark of their innkeeping skills. Please visit, enjoy the charming town of Berkeley Springs, but most of all pamper yourself with a visit to Highlawn Inn.
5 on March 07, 2010
Just a short drive from DC. The Highlawn Inn made a fantastic getaway. Perched above the main drag of Berkeley Springs, you can walk to all the towns attractions in under 2 mins. Sandy keeps a lovely home. Perfect, quaint, clean, peaceful, comfy. Its like a second home. So many details in every piece, in the yard, in every room. Phenominal breakfast. Sandy is a devout locavore and keeps a lovely inn. She does not skimp on anything; firewood, nice linens, cushy towels, music, great food, wireless (!!!). This is a wonderful value and a lovely escape for 4 seasons. Highly recommended for a romantic escape, a girls' getaway, mom and daughter trip! We are coming back soon! Thanks Sandy and staff, you're wonderful!
4.8 on November 12, 2009
We stayed at the Highlawn in the spring of 2007 for the first time, our experience was so outstanding, not to mention the fantastic breakfast which awaits you in the morning, that we went back in the fall of 2009. The inkeeper Sandy is wonderful, the rooms are very very clean and the atmosphere is extremely relaxing. We can not wait to go back again, I would not stay anywhere else in Berkley Springs except for the Highlawn Inn
4.0 on November 09, 2009
Charming Inn, Victorian home, we stayed 2 nights, wonderful Inn, like a trip to Grannys house, excellent breakfast, delicious!! This was our second stay, we will be seeing inn keeper Sandra again soon! Attention to small details made our stay very memorable, thick towels and soft sheets added a staying with family feel, we loved it.
5 on October 01, 2009
This was my first "Bed and Breakfast" experience - it certainly exceeded my expectations. Sandy was the perfect innkeeper, breakfast was fantastic and our room was comfy. I would definitely recommend the Highlawn Inn - I will be visiting again.
5 on September 30, 2009
Recently stayed at the Highlawn Inn while visiting in Berkeley Springs W. Va last week. This is a phenomenal place--beautiful accommodations, cleean as a whistle, one of the best breakfasts I've ever had and a greeat hostess, Sandy Kauffman. We felt so comfortable there because the Highlawn made us feel that way. There are beautiful gardens, three other buildings to house guests, a great porch and plenty of parking. It is a quick walk down the hill into town to enjoy the mineral springs and the spas that await.
5 on September 25, 2009
This was our first time to stay in a bed and breakfast and we weren't sure what to expect. Everything was wonderful--from Sandy the innkeeper, to the rooms, to the fabulous breakfasts served at private tables in the beautiful diningroom! This is definitely a place that we would be happy to visit again.
5 on August 20, 2009
If graciousness, attention to detail, superior service and food to remember are your criteria for a bed and breakfast, the Highlawn Inn in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia will meet all your expectations. Our hostess, Sandy Kaufman, was helpful and attentive to details even as we were making the reservation. Our room, the Victorian Suite, was large and beautiful with furniture to match the period of the house. The next morning we were treated to the crowning glory - breakfast. Sandy's breakfasts rise above superlatives. Sandy is a terrific chef! Treats like homemade apple crumb cake greeted us every morning of our four day stay. And her rightly-famous fluffy scrambled eggs. Delicious! For Agatha Christie fans there was even lemon poppy seed pound cake one morning fit for Bartram's Hotel! Each day after breakfast we returned to our room to find it already cleaned, beds made, towels and toiletries in place. Great service that didn't call attention to itself. The same kind of professional service was evident in the dining room. Sandy and her staff are obviously well-practiced in the art and take pride in their work. Berkeley Springs (Bath) is a resort that is still worth a trip, or two, to relax, be pampered and get away for a few days. That's what we did at the Highlawn Inn and given the outstanding experience - we'll be back again!
5 on August 07, 2009
Totally enjoyed my stay in this quiet oasis in Berkeley Springs. Abundant charm, so homey, with delicious food--each morning was a treat! Highly recommend this place. A real treat!
4.6 on June 30, 2009
My wife and I spent three days in Berkeley Springs staying at the Highlawn Inn. Sandy and Tim made us feel like family. We stayed in one of the least expensive rooms but the service we received was exceptional. We loved the breakfast which included many homemade treats and fresh fruit everyday. The staff was alway there to refill our coffee and attend to our every need. Berkeley Spings in a wonderful getaway. There is lots to do in town and the surrounding area. If you need to get away, we would highly recommend the Highlawn Inn in Berkeley Springs, WV.
4.8 on June 18, 2009
We have stayed at Highlawn for about 8 years now, for Labor Day weekend to celebrate my birthday. We especially like the Garden room, with its own little porch. Breakfasts are varied and delicious. Sandy is a gracious host, and we enjoy the cats. Sandy will give good recomendations for dinners. Try Atasia spa while you are there.
5 on June 14, 2009
We have stayed at the Highlawn Inn about 15 times in the last 3 years. We go about 5 weekends a year, including the Applebutter Festival on Columbus Day weekend in October (book at least one year ahead). The breakfast buffet is excellent, including scrambled eggs or some kind of egg casserole, bacon or sausage, assorted fruits, a variety of breads, coffee cakes, juice and coffee. The rooms are very comfortable, some larger than others and priced accordingly. Highlawn Inn consists of (I think) 4 different buildings within a block of one-another, with the main building the location for breakfast. There are several cats at the Inn, so allergy sufferers, beware. We find the atmosphere very relaxing and when combined with a massage at one of the local spas, it can become habit-forming. Sandy & Tim, the proprietors, are gracious and welcoming. They will help guests with dinner reservations and will suggest activities while in town.
4.0 on June 09, 2009
My stay at Highlawn Inn was a wonderful experience. The Victorian décor was charming. My room was immaculate. The ambiance was warm and welcoming. Breakfast was superb, and sumptuous smells filled the Inn daily. I loved sitting on the beautiful porch with a glass of wine, or soaking in the claw foot tub after a day of enjoying the shops and hiking about town. The prices were very reasonable. There is always someone available to help out if you have a question or need something. Sandy and Tim go the extra mile to create a quiet, peaceful, and very fulfilling experience for their guests. I know I will be back again and again.
5 on May 26, 2009
We have been going to Highlawn Inn for three years now. We love it. The Inn is relaxing. The location is wonderful. Sandy and Tim are really great too. This was the first B&B we ever stayed at and keep going back because it really is a fabulous getaway. It's also a really romantic getaway from the hectic day to day. The breakfast is outstanding as well. Highly recommend Highlawn!
5 on May 25, 2009
Over the last 20 years we have had the pleasure of staying at least 15 times at the Highlawn. From the first visit we knew we had found a gem. The rooms are each done with special touches and are immaculate.The breakfasts are unmatched amongst all of the other B&B's we have stayed at. Sandy has made us feel like we are members of the family. Sandy gladly makes dinner reservations and spa appointments as well as making recommendations of the myriad things to do in and about town. This visit we had the good fortune to enjoy one of Sandy's gourmet dinners that she prepares 6 times a year. We would highly recommend staying at the Highlawn Inn on your next visit to Berkeley Springs. Jerri and Jeff Rosen