What the Press Says About Highlawn Inn
What will you find when you travel to Highlawn Inn for a weekend getaway? We know you’ll discover beautifully decorated and furnished luxury lodgings and delicious breakfasts, true feasts. But don’t just take our word for it…
–Thomas R. Claire, Country Living
Highlawn Inn–great beds, even better breakfasts.
The Inn (particularly your front porch) was so enchanting it put me at complete ease while working–not an easy feat, I assure you. As for your cooking, well, let’s just say I wish I could have it as good at the restaurants I eat in.
–Robert Klara, Restaurant Business
In Highlawn’s parlor you can idle over a cup of tea and thumb through a local history book or spend a lazy morning at breakfast. Sandra’s dishes form aromatic visuals. Her feather-light biscuits, spicy country sausage, vegetable-laden omelets, and dessert cakes are deliciously abundant. Upon the antique buffet a hot pot of coffee sites. Time stops. Outside Jackie, the cat, darts off in pursuit of vanishing prey.
Herb Garden at Highlawn Inn, in Berkeley Springs, WV, built by Algernon R. Unger for his bride in the late 1890s, looks down upon the town of Bath, the name given this retreat favored by our first president (mountain air, warm springs, nearby antique centers make Berkeley Springs a favorite getaway today). Private baths are charmingly coordinated to each of six comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms. A suite with a private entrance and porch is a favorite. Breakfast! Served buffet style in a sun-flooded dining room on English pub tables, abundant and freshly prepared early each morning by host Sandy, it features homemade breads and jams and dishes flavored with herbs grown in Highlawn’s garden. In the parlor, where a fire burns in chilly weather, coffee and teas are made available at all hours by gracious innkeepers Tim Miller and Sandra Kauffman, who make their home feel like your own.
Also worth a visit is the Highlawn Inn, a marvelous creaky 1897 Victorian with a wraparound porch and a commanding view of the town. Innkeeper Sandra Kauffman also offers catered dinners.
–Tim Sayles, Mid-Atlantic County
One of the best views in town can be captured from the Highlawn Inn, a charming Victorian bed and breakfast which provides one of the most opulent breakfasts any health seeker could hope for. Innkeeper Sandra Kauffman loves her kitchen and makes magic there with such ethereally light scrambled eggs (she wouldn’t divulge her secret recipe), crisp bacon, dilled potatoes, homemade fresh croissants, fresh squeezed orange juice (she uses the orange peel to make her own coffee blend), and a potpourri of other specialties.
–Arthur von Wiesenberger, In Quest of the Best
Parlor Room Fireplace at Highlawn Inn Sandra Kauffman was the first. A latter-day immigrant from Northern Virginia to Berkeley Springs, she polished an 1897 clapboard to a high luster and opened its doors as the historic Highlawn Inn. Its six guest rooms are outfitted with antiques and designer linens; the breakfast buffet gleams with sterling silver and freshly prepared foods worthy of a magazine centerfold.
–Rebecca Kimmons, Sun Gazette
“It was undoubtedly the best night’s sleep I’ve had in a long time,” is a comment Sandra Kauffman has often heard during her nine years as an innkeeper. The six-room Victorian built in the late 1890s has more charm than it knows what to do with. Sandy and Tim do all the cooking, leading you to think they were professional gourmet chefs in their former lives. Following breakfast I was treated to a kiss from Jackey, one of the four cats that patrol the premises and see to the needs of guests who might want some fur to stroke
–Erica Ohr, Women Today
Our choice was the Highlawn Inn, a rambling 1897 Victorian perched on a steep hillside overlooking the town. The Highlawn has all the charm one would expect, plus many amenities not often found in b&bs. We went back to Highlawn to enjoy the spring water in our own private whirlpool tub. After a good night’s sleep, we were treated to one of Kauffman’s scrumptious breakfasts. Everyone was home-baked–even her croissants.
–Mt. Airy News
Even the most aloof can’t help but fall in love again staring into the eyes of their mate over a Victorian-style dinner at Highlawn Inn atop a steep Berkeley Springs hill.
Highlawn Inn–an elegant, turn-of-the-century house in Berkeley Springs, Highlawn takes guests beyond simple relaxation to murder mystery weekends, Thanksgiving and Christmas getaways and wine tasting extravaganzas. Innkeeper Sandra Kauffman will also suggest nearby trips to the mineral baths, Cacapon State Park and Berkeley Castle.
–Therese Cox, Charleston Daily Mail
The Carriage House is a beautiful and comfortable space — “commodious” is a good Victorian era word for it. I enjoyed being there, and the breakfast was superb.
–Georgia Caldwell, Freelance Writer
Beautiful — great food — great sleep!
Great date in Lover’s Loft!
-MH & BD