Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thomas Shepherd Inn is a mighty fine inn

People have said that perhaps innkeepers shouldn't write reviews of other inns or they would be innaccurate, but I say how can that be? 
If anything, an innkeeper is the harshest critic as we really do see and take in every little detail and know the inns and outs of running a bed and breakfast. We notice the odd stray hair on the bath mat, the flowers if they are plastic, silk or real and can confirm that the sheets really are 100% cotton!
Thomas Shepherd Inn (about 10 miles from Harpers Ferry WV)
Well folks, these innkeepers (*Shellie & Tony from The Claiborne House) had the pleasure of visiting a fantastic B&B on the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia called "Thomas Shepherd Inn" in Shepherdstown WV. You can see their rooms photosbreakfast and amenities photos, info, and reviews and see why this is a beautiful place to stay. Instead of posting this on Trip Advisor I wanted to share this Bed and Breakfast with my own images and commentary.

Our bed in Room 5 (sorry I didn't make the bed yet, I took the photo after I woke up)
One guest room even had a little night time reading of Shakespeare
This is the next room over from ours, Room 6
Whimsy (things this innkeeper digs!)
The owners Jeanne and Jim provide ultimate comfort and relaxation for their guests. Being an innkeeper we know there is a fine line between service and hovering, but they have discovered the innkeepers secret to this. When you arrive tired from the road you are welcomed in and shown around, given information for your stay and then allowed to be at ease at your own pace at the inn.There is no greater comfort.

I recommend this inn if you are visiting Fairfax or Dulles Airport and want to get out of the madness and mayhem and traffic. We did just exactly this, an hour and a half in and out of that crazy congested city and back to quaint Shepherdstown for some R&R. Walk to an assortment of restaurants and shopping just down the street, or visit the Opera House for some live music.


Thomas Shepherd Inn is a Select Registry Inn which means it has attained the highest level in all areas of hospitality. But don't think stuffy, the innkeepers are down to earth and just so dang likable mate! (Those were Tony's words, he really thinks it is a great place to stay too).

You can book your room securely online at any time on their website, or check what is available. My photos are by no means professional, they are more whimsical if anything else, the inn is full of interesting artifacts, a stocked library for guests, even a PC if you need to print your boarding pass. Whatever you do, don't skip breakfast, Jeanne's got the magic touch.


*Shared with you by your innkeeper at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount, Virginia.