Historic Sheppard Mansion has been completely renovated and offers luxurious and elegant lodging for those seeking a weekend getaway, a relaxing retreat and sumptuous accommodations. Exquisite farm-to-table cuisine in Chef Andrew’s new Pennsylvania Dutch style makes for a truly memorable experience.
Guests at Sheppard Mansion enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables from the Sheppard Mansion farm and garden.
HANOVER, PA -
Historic Sheppard Mansion, a unique travel destination, is not far from Gettysburg and is located in the heart of Hanover’s historic district.
When Kathy Sheppard Hoar decided to take on the task of remodeling Sheppard Mansion, she didn’t realize how extensive it would be. But she could imagine how it would turn out. Built by her grandfather in 1913 as one of the Twin Mansions of Hanover, Kathy’s dream was to restore the home to its original beauty, and she has indeed done just that. The home was transformed into an elegant inn and restaurant, plus it operates as a wedding venue, a beautiful backdrop for stunning celebrations.
Every guest who enters Sheppard Mansion finds themselves transported back to a time of graciousness and luxury. The polished wood on the staircase, glittering chandeliers and period pieces make this a memorable experience that exudes peace and tranquility.
Guests can choose from six sumptuous guest rooms for their stay. The most extravagant room, the Ayres Suite, was once Mrs. Henrietta Ayres Sheppard’s bedroom. Elegant and restful in watercolor shades of aqua and cream, this room features a king bed, fireplace, crystal chandelier, and original hand-painted ceiling. The en-suite bathroom features a freestanding claw foot tub and a two-person shower.
The Inn has also become a food destination. Chef Andrew Little prepares his own style of Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine using beef that is raised on the Sheppard Mansion farm and vegetables fresh from the Sheppard Mansion garden. The farm-to-table menu makes the best use of seasonal foods and Chef Andrew prides himself on putting his own touch on traditional dishes.
“This certainly was a labor of love,” said Kathy Sheppard Hoar. “We have come so far, and now the inn is fully restored to how I remember it as a child. We are so fortunate to be able to share this treasure with guests from the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.”
There is much to see and do when visiting Sheppard Mansion. Hanover, which is known as the snack food capital of the world, offers many tours, including one at the pretzel factory, Snyder’s of Hanover. Historic Gettysburg is nearby, as is Lancaster’s Amish Country and the chocolate factory in Hershey.
Sheppard Mansion is a full-service inn and restaurant offering elegant lodging and dining located at 117 Frederick Street in Hanover, PA, in the heart of the historic district. Hanover is situated in a beautiful valley just six miles north of Maryland and only an hour's drive from the Baltimore / Washington and Harrisburg International Airports.
For more information, visit www.sheppardmansion.com, or to make reservations, call