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Highlawn Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
4 reviews
“delightful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Highlawn Inn sits high above Berkeley Springs and has a wonderful history. An owner, Sandy Kauffman is inspirational with her vivid storytelling of the Inn's history and the time she and her partner Tim Miller have spent researching, renovating and making the Inn what it is today. Breakfast is superb! The rooms are clean and nicely decorated- as is the entire Inn. The porch is lazy and provides a nice stop to sit and chat while listening to the birds and taking in the trees and garden. There is always nice background music playing, tea, coffee and spring water available. We were pleasantly surprised by an afternoon wine and cheese spread. We walked or drove into town for shopping and dinner. We came with another couple and will definitely return. Sandy is delightful and her great assistant Barb made the stay for us wonderful. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sue M
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Strasburg, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

This is the most extraordinary Victorian inn. The accommodations are just beautiful, relaxing and sentimental. Breakfast is so delicious with Sandy's special ingredients....can't wait to come back again!!!!!!!
Everything exceeded my expectations....thanks Barbara for taking care of the Carriage House...

Room Tip: Carriage House is very private and roomy. Loved it!!!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tammy T S
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highlawn2, Owner at Highlawn Inn, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
It was delightful to have you stay with us and we appreciate your kind words. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We have been visiting Highlawn Inn for over 20 years....with a move to South Carolina in 2005, we sorely missed Sandy's fine touch of elegance in Berkeley Springs so we decided to drive for a few days of rest and relaxation. The Victorian inn and lush gardens were in full spring mode, but nothing compares to the personalized service of Sandy, Tim and Barbara. Breakfast (and dinners on special weekends) cannot be compared to many including our own B&B's in Hilton Head. The decorations were up for Memorial Day and spring flowers were popping out all throughout the gardens of Aunt Pearl's and the Main House. One call did it all! Sandy made our spa reservations to Atasia Spa (Frankie is wonderful) and Tari's for dinner (and lunch and another dinner)!! We reserved our favorite room, the Greenview Room, overlooking the town's mountains. Since we have stayed in every room in the main house, Aunt Pearl's and the Carriage House, we were lucky to have a room open as a full vacancy sign was going up for the weekend. Don't miss this peaceful getaway so close to the cities - and we'll be back again this summer/fall from South Carolina, too.

Room Tip: Room #6, the Victorian Suite, is very peaceful, with a private sitting area and ground floor entranc...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bethesda, MD
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

We stayed recently at the Highlawn Inn for a weekend of pampering and spas after skiing. Overall, the stay was wonderful.

The room was large and clean, comfortable, and warm. We really enjoyed the separate room that had our private jacuzzi tub! The Inn uses the water from the famous Berkeley Springs, and we made good use of that in the jacuzzi.

The bed was very comfortable. Everything was clean, and our room was quite large and had plenty of natural light.

But now, the breakfast. Maybe it was just me. Maybe it was just this weekend, but I had a completely different experience than most others here. Our breakfast the first day was cold. Cold eggs and cold bacon. At first we thought it may have been because we got downstairs later than others, but the second day we went down as breakfast started and we had the same issue. And aside from that, the rest of the selection was not to my liking. Bread pudding and corn pudding are not my style. The fruit was nice though.

Overall, I'd certainly return. The house cats are fantastic and the owners and manager were very sweet. The room was very comfortable and the jacuzzi tub was awesome. The only change to my routine would be that I would just hop on down the road and get myself a warm breakfast next time.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Leandro L
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highlawn2, Owner at Highlawn Inn, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
We are glad that these guests enjoyed our most requested guest room and when talking to them seemed to enjoy their stay. We are disappointed that they did not let us know of their concerns and given us a chance to fix the problem. We checked our buffet heating elements and did not find any problems. As far as the Corn Pudding to each their own but this is one of our most requested recipes. We have a variety of items on the breakfast buffet usually 8-10 different items and that is what has been our main stay for the past 29 years.We are disappointed that we did not meet these guests expectations but only wish we had a chance to solve the problem.
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Washington, DC
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

On MLK weekend, I had to get out of hectic DC for a brief trip. I found Highlawn Inn on Trip Advisor and it surpassed my expectations. Sandy, the Inn owner and Barb her assistant made it feel like I was at home. The Inn is decorated in high Victorian style with Eastlake antiques, Boyd's bears, and big fireplace with a fire in the center of the room. I spent hours relaxing on the couch. The room was perfect. I won't tell you which one so I can book it again. The room with teas, coffees and Berkely Springs water at the touch of water cooler tap were an unexpected bonus. I had a great breakfast with sweetpotatoes with a kick of sherry, crisp bacon, fresh fruit and homemake jams. And Sandy sent out two pieces of GF toast. Tim
special blend coffee woke me right up. There's plenty of parking and it is two blocks from down town. Everyone knows Sandy and Highlawn. Head out there for a step back in time.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Downsville
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

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.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lordestroyer
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Chestertown, Maryland
Level Contributor
49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

My wife and I stayed here earlier this week. Sandy and her staff were extremely friendly, attentive, and professional. Our room was extremely clean and well-kept: the only "sour note" on our trip was that both my wife and I found the bed in our room to be too soft and lumpy for our taste. But, hey, perhaps that's just us.

Our breakfasts were delicious and varied each day. The portion sizes were perfect - didn't make us feel as though we needed a nap afterwards!

The B&B is located very close to the downtown shopping/dining areas, and we enjoyed the ability to park our car in their lot and simply explore Berkeley Springs by foot.

Overall, a great value.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Highlawn Inn
Address: 171 Market St, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411-3470
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Region: United States > West Virginia > Berkeley Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Berkeley Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ten room Victorian Inn in three separate buildings. All rooms have private baths some with double whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. ... more   less 

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