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. . .
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!
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.
4.6 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.
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!!!
4.6 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!
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.
4.6 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 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.
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.
4.4 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.
4.8 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!
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.
4.2 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.
4.8 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