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Thomas Shepherd Inn

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Certificate of Excellence
The Thomas Shepherd Inn offers guests the experience of gracious hospitality in an historic setting. Unique shops and restaurants are within walking distance. Antietam Battlefield and Harper's Ferry are short drives away. Bike or hike on the C&O Canal Path 1/2 mile away. We offer six spacious, air-conditioned guest rooms with private baths. Our living room with fireplace, guest lounge with TV and porch overlooking our garden are available for your enjoyment. Full breakfast included.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Offers & Announcements:Stay 2 and 3 is Free
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75Somewhat walkable
Grade: 75 out of 100
36Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
11Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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My wife and I were going to a Wine Dinner in Shepardstown, so we chose this B&B so we could walk. From the point where we opened the door, we were in a home rather than a B&B with a doting aunt and uncle seeing to our every need. The room was well appointed with a small, but ni
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Response from Lauren D, Owner at Thomas Shepherd Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind words.. I've been called "motherly" in the past so we'll bed glad to be the doting aunt and uncle. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks again.
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Oh where to begin? Such a magnificent building - a great family history - just a first rate restoration. There's parrots too!

We were touring through on the C&O Canal Trail and stayed here one night.

The proprietors were very friendly and accommodating, and gave us a thumping
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Response from Lauren D, Owner at Thomas Shepherd Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Our outdoor racks get covered with tarps every night when cyclists are here. Sometimes folks will lock their bikes on the covered patio or we will gladly put them in the cellar overnight. Keep cycling and we hope to see you again.
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Recently stayed at the Thomas Shepherd Inn for a few nights and was extremely satisfied with the entire experience. From the moment we arrived we enjoyed the Inn and our hosts. The downstairs living room air furnished with very comfortable furniture where you can enjoy a hot or
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Response from Lauren D, Owner at Thomas Shepherd Inn
Responded 16 Oct 2018
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. The more folks love our breakfasts the more I love cooking them! We very much appreciate your kind words and hope to see you in the future.
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I came for another stay and got very little sleep. With 11 other guests were visiting the bathroom in the hall throughout the night, my bed which is due for a new mattress and this morning all the other guests up at 6:30 a.m. stomping up and down the stairs....loud at breakfast I
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Response from Lauren D, Owner at Thomas Shepherd Inn
Responded 7 Oct 2018
We are so sorry your stay did not meet your expectations. It was an unusual set of circumstances to say the least. We did have a group of 11 cyclists staying that night who did request an early breakfast for the group. I'm sure it seemed like the multitudes were using the bathroom in the hall but that bath is private for the 2 guests that room is associated with. All the other rooms have en suite baths just as your room did.. An historic home with old and sometimes creaky floors can be a challenge when it comes to noise, either in house or from the street. We have extra panes of glass in some rooms to cut down on street noise but 11 people leaving early will cause extra early morning noise. We did not notice anything excessive probably because we were preoccupied making breakfast and for that inattention we are truly sorry. We wish for all our guests to have an enjoyable time and clearly you did not. Knowing that you have stayed at the inn several times in the past without issue, we do hope you will give us a chance to redeem the Inn and, more importantly, give you pleasant and a worthwhile experience.
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Lauren and Dave were amazingly thoughtful with every little thing. V generous and caring. And their pet parrots don’t say a squark at night! And Lauren’s breakfast was fabulous incl her “kick in pants” pick me up!
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Response from Lauren D, Owner at Thomas Shepherd Inn
Responded 9 Oct 2018
Thanks so much! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. The parrots seem to be assistant innkeepers. They love our guests too.
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Is the backyard of the Thomas Shepherd Inn fenced in and what type of bike rack do they have for securing bikes to?
The yard is fenced but not locked. The bike racks are secured to the ground and can be covered with a tarp to protect them from the weather.
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"Rooms in the back of the house likely have less road noise."
"From what I saw, it would be hard to find a bad room."
"Room 3 has a separate private bathroom. All other rooms are en suite."
"We had room 4, which was good for companions traveling together. Two full-sized beds with ample space in the rooms."
"All guest rooms are on the 2nd floor and there's no elevator."
US$ 153 - US$ 225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesWest VirginiaShepherdstown
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