We’ve had several guests in the last few weeks comment on the sizable amount of common space here at the Inn – two dining rooms, one big living room with three seating areas, a library, and in season, a spacious back porch. We’ve also had some guests who were new to the B&B experience ask us about socializing with other guests while at the Inn.
When we were looking to buy a B&B, we really wanted to find a place that had spacious common areas separate from our own living space. One, because when we travel, we like to have a place to hang out and read or chat, and two, we want guests to feel that they are not imposing on us (as owners) when using the space. Guests at our Inn use the dining rooms to play cards, sit in the living room in front of the fire with a hot mug of tea or cocoa, and visit the back porch on nice days with a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine. We can tell that we’ve had a happy house of guests when the common areas are well used by Sunday.
You can, of course, just enjoy the environs of your room and the things to do around Shepherdstown, only meeting other guests at breakfast. But if you like to meet other interesting people in a casual setting, we hope you’ll plan a stay at the Inn and make good use of the generous common space for chatting and relaxing.
Jeanne & Jim at the Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B in Shepherdstown, WV