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The 1828 Trail Inn
Based on 56 traveler reviews
Aug 10, 2014 by: Jan F from Exton, Pennsylvania
Stayed two nights while taking day trips on the WMRT and the C&O Canal tow path. The house is lovely, and the hosts are very nice. We enjoyed the huge front porch. We stayed in the Doctor's Office, which had a comfortable king bed and a spacious bathroom. The only downside was noise from the street - there was some kind of motorcycle rally in the area, and a lot of noisy (no muffler!) motorcycles were in town. We especially enjoyed meeting and chatting with other biking folks - several of whom were through-riding from Cumberland to Georgetown. There is not much in Hancock, but if you have a car, drive over to Berkeley Springs for nice restaurants and a few art galleries. We stumbled upon a free outdoor jazz concert on Saturday night right next to the mineral springs - really nice evening.
Jul 15, 2014 by: jct263 from Annapolis, Maryland
This was the nicest place we stayed on a 5-day bike trip from Pittsburgh to Shepherdstown. It's close to both of the bike trails that run through town and has secure bike storage as well as a place to wash and work on bikes if needed. Our rooms (we were two couples) were both large and both had an outside deck. Our deck was in the sun in the afternoon, which meant we could wash out our bike clothes and be sure they'd dry by the next day--actually by the next hour. Our bathroom was enormous, with a large shower. We could walk to the one restaurant in town that served alcohol. Breakfast was delicious. The owners are charming. The only down side--you have to go up a steep hill to get to the bike storage in back of the house. Of course, that meant we had a great downhill start to our ride the next day.
Nice quiet evening after riding the C&O
Jun 24, 2014 by: Travelerlatina from Leesburg, Virginia
My husband and I rode up from Williamsport to Hancock and spent one night at the 1828. We were the only bikers that had reservations for the night and there was a newly wed couple checking in later on. I was very nice and quiet. We had a nice long conversation with Darlene. Very lovely and sweet lady. Bill and Darlene have lot of experience in the hospitality field. We had booked a room with a shower and they were able to move us to the room that has the bath tub with the jets. That was very nice after a long afternoon of biking. The breakfast was very nice and feeling. It held us up until lunch. I would recommend this B&B to anybody biking the C&O. They're fully prepare to cater to you.
Earrns the 5 stars
May 29, 2014 by: Peter S from
One of the nicest B&Bs I have stayed in. Came for a long weekend of biking on my 67th birthday and found this a wonderful starting point for out-and-back bike trips on the C&O and WMRT. I agree with everything others have written about the hospitality of the owners, comfort, bike friendliness, and great breakfast. Several other things to point out: -The antique furnishings are well chosen--atmospheric without being over-quaint--reminds me of my grandparents house as it must have been in its prime. -The generosity of the hosts has a slight downside--given you get so much breakfast that you can make a lunch out of it, the washer/dryer, and free juice and water stocked in the fridge, people assume that if you leave sandwich makings in the fridge, they are also for public consumption. Not a complaint, just a caution. -Not much to Hancock. You can get a simple meal and pickup store stuff, but that's about it. Anyway, Berkeley Springs is only 15 minutes up the road. That said, the location on the trails is where it's at, and I will recommend a weekend here to all my friends.
May 21, 2014 by: Bill P from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Great access to the two nearby bike trails. The owners are very knowledgeable about the bike trails and area. Breakfast was excellent. Great safe storage area for your bikes. Very clean and attractive house.
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