Gettysburg Bed and Breakfasts offer history & Hospitality
Gettysburg Bed and Breakfasts are definitely among the most unique in the country, and luckily for you there are a wide variety of inns to choose from.
In addition to offering all of the usual amenities and delicious home-cooked breakfasts, all of these Gettysburg Bed and Breakfasts serve a heaping scoop of history and hospitality.
Whether you want a room with a jacuzzi or a view, a fireplace or even a ghost, you’ll find a Civil War bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, Pa., to fit your needs.
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A Look At Gettysburg Bed and Breakfasts
Some people want the convenience of staying within walking distance of pubs, restaurants and museums. Others prefer the peace and quiet of a countryside setting or want to bring their dog.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a history buff who wants to stay in a Civil War-era field hospital or someone who is planning a romantic weekend getaway, you will find plenty of choices in bed and breakfasts in Gettysburg to check all the boxes.
Note: Some people want a Gettysburg Bed and Breakfast on the battlefield. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought in the fields all around Gettysburg and on its streets, so many of them are located on actual battlefield and all of them are close to the Gettysburg National Military Park.
Let’s take a look, so you can pick your favorite among these Gettysburg Bed and Breakfasts and start enjoying their history and hospitality.
Pro Tip: 2023 is the 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg so there will be more than the average number of visitors. Book your room early, especially if you are planning to attend one of the two Civil War reenactments in June and July.
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In-Town Gettysburg Bed And Breakfasts
The Keystone Inn
This late-Victorian house was built in 1913 on the edge of town, within sight of the battlefield of Culp’s Hill. Three siblings own this Inn and it is the first African-American owned Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg.
The Keystone Inn offers six spacious rooms and two suites, as well as many places to relax including a library. They also offer covered outdoor porches with rocking chairs and will start you off with a delicious breakfast and suggestions on where to go and what to see.
231 Hanover Street, Gettysburg, Pa.
Top Reviews: “This is no ordinary Bed and Breakfast, impeccable service from the moment we walked in the door Friday evening to our departure Sunday.”
The Inn At Lincoln Square
Located in downtown Gettysburg, the Inn at Lincoln Square is located within footsteps of the house where President Abraham Lincoln stayed the night before he gave The Gettysburg Address.
Not quite a Bed and Breakfast, and not quiet a hotel, the Inn at Lincoln Square has three suites located on separate floors, and each suite has a kitchenette and sitting area. Stock your kitchen and cook up a delicious breakfast before heading out to explore.
Very convenient to restaurants, museums and shopping.
12 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, Pa
Top Reviews: “This was absolutely wonderful place to stay. It was filled with and surrounded by the history of Gettysburg. Highly recommend it!”
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Best Historic Gettysburg Bed And Breakfasts
This category of Bed and Breakfasts in Gettysburg is certainly the biggest because a vast majority of the Gettysburg B&B’s were around during the Civil War and all of them fall into the category of “historic.”
Some of them were even used as field hospitals during and after the Battle of Gettysburg.
From stately downtown homes to countryside farmhouses, these establishments offer their own unique perspective and charm.
The Brafferton Inn Bed and Breakfast (1700s)
Construction of this native brown stone house began in 1796, and was expanded upon in 1815. It is the oldest deeded house in downtown Gettysburg. Lots of history and charm and only a half a block from Lincoln Square.
You can choose from 18 rooms (including 9 suites), that are decorated from Colonial to Victorian.
Although located in town, the Brafferton Inn has a beautiful garden and outdoor deck. A parlor inside is full of Civil War-related books for rainy days. Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces provide the setting for a perfect getaway!
44 York Street, Gettysburg 17325
(717) 337-3423 (866)337-3423
TOP REVIEWS: “Lovely room with an outside deck that we enjoyed for a glass of wine in the evening. Also, the complimentary breakfast was fabulous.”
The Brickhouse Inn
The Brickhouse Inn offers 17 beds in 15 rooms with one private suite and building. The main house was built in 1898 and the adjacent Welty House is circa 1830.
There is a private garden and patio in the back and beautifully decorated rooms. Gas log fireplaces in some rooms adds to the historical ambiance, and the outside walls of the Welty House show scars from the Battle of Gettysburg.
Great location to watch the annual Remembrance Day Parade from the porch. Ghost tours and food tours can be scheduled here.
452 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, Pa.
Top Reviews: “Wonderful informative staff. Room was clean and tasteful. There was a lovely complimentary evening champagne and meet and greet. Breakfast was superb.”
Most Haunted Gettysburg Bed and Breakfasts
The Historic Farnsworth House Inn
The Farnsworth House is a historic Gettysburg Inn that was originally built in 1810, followed by a brick structure in 1833. The house sheltered Confederate sharpshooters during the Battle of Gettysburg and was used as a hospital.
The outside of this Gettysburg bed and breakfast has more than 100 bullet-hole pock marks on the walls.
Located in the Gettysburg tourist district. Close to museums, restaurants and shopping. Period dining and ghost tours! Many stories about hauntings here.
401 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg 17325
Top Reviews: “We had an amazing time! The rooms are eclectic and the staff is friendly and attentive. We had paranormal activity too! Also highly recommend their paranormal ghost hunt tours. They’re interactive and not cheesy. The real deal stuff!”
Pet Friendly Gettysburg Bed and Breakfasts
Battlefield Bed & Breakfast Inn
The Battlefield Bed and Breakfast inn is a highly rated and award-winning historic Bed and Breakfast that sits on the edge of the Gettysburg National Military Park Battlefield just minutes from town.
This Gettysburg Bed and Breakfast is peaceful, quiet and has great views, so it is great for couples or families.
The pre-Civil War era farmhouse sits on a peaceful, 30-acre nature preserve on Gettysburg’s South Cavalry Battlefield. Walking trails, gardens, rescue horses, a pond, and some beautiful witness trees stand on the property.
And added bonus for pet owners is a one-acre fenced dog park. This Gettysburg Bed and Breakfast also features special history (and ghost) programs and a historic barn for special events and weddings.
2264 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg 17325
(717) 334-8804 (888) 766-3897
Top Reviews: “The entire staff was gracious and accommodating to our needs and the homemade breakfast each day was delicious! I would highly recommend this B&B if you are planning a trip to Gettysburg.”
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Gettysburg Bed and Breakfasts To Enjoy Nature
Baladerry Inn (Civil War Hospital)
The Baladerry Inn Bed and Breakfast offers guest rooms in the 1812 Main House, as well as an 1830 addition and the Carriage House. The spacious Great Room is dominated by a large brick fireplace that welcomes guests during colder weather.
The historic Baladerry Inn is located in a beautiful country setting on the edge of the Gettysburg National Military Park battlefield, but close to everything. (Don’t be surprised if you see a herd of deer grazing in the front yard).
40 Hospital Rd, Gettysburg 17325
(717) 337-1342 (800) 220-0025
Top Reviews: “Beautiful bed and breakfast on the quiet side of town. Can’t speak highly enough. Very welcoming and friendly. Room was clean as can be and very charming. Beautiful, don’t look any further.”
Lightner Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast
You can’t get much closer to nature or history than the Lightner Farmhouse. This beautiful 1862 Federal-style house is situated on 18 private acres just two miles from the Gettysburg National Military Park.
Enjoy the antique-filled parlor, relax in the Gathering Room or rock away on the porch. Six beautifully-appointed rooms are ready for your visit to this historical home that was used as a hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg.
2350 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg 17325
(717) 337-9508 (866) 337-9508
Top Reviews: “A beautiful homestead from the civil war era transformed by the very hospitable and friendly owners into a wonderful B&B. A special treat the chocolate chips cookies and the delicious breakfast every morning.”
The Swope Manor
The Swope Manor property dates back to 1793 when a two story log home was first built on the property. In 1836, Mr. Swope tore down the log home and built the handsome brick home that stands today.
The Swope Manor Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located one block east of the town square in downtown Gettysburg. Close to everything.
58-60 York Street, Gettysburg, Pa.
Top Reviews: “The Inn and rooms were beautiful. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast each morning was amazing. We had a wonderful stay at Swope Manor. We’ll definitely stay again.”
Gettysburg Bed and Breakfast With a Jacuzzi and Fireplace
Hickory Bridge Farm Bed and Breakfast
A local favorite for dining, this 1700s-Era Farmhouse also offers a Bed and Breakfast for visitors with four bedrooms, as well as four quaint, quiet country cottages that feature a King Size bed, electric fireplace and large double whirlpool tub.
Cottages are located in the woods by a creek so you can listen to the sounds of water from your room.
They serve a country-style homemade hot breakfast Monday through Saturday and deliver breakfast baskets on Sunday.
96 Hickory Bridge Road, Orrtanna, Pa.
Top Reviews: “This place is just fantastic. The grounds are beautiful, the staff are friendly and helpful, the owner is welcoming and knowledgeable, the room was clean and comfortable. The bed was amazing! Breakfast each morning was a great way to start the day and the restaurant served a delicious meal. I recommend the bread pudding for dessert, it was just like grandma used to make.”
Wrap-Up of Gettysburg Bed and Breakfasts
Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Gettysburg has so much to offer, including shopping at unique boutiques, museums, antique stores, farm markets, and even a ski slope less than 10 miles away.
Since it is conveniently located close to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Maryland and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Gettysburg is the perfect choice for a weekend escape, romantic getaway or a truly memorable vacation.
Keep in mind that many of the Gettysburg Bed and Breakfasts listed above offer special packages and all of them make great wedding venues for couples who want to get married in this historic and charming small town.
If you’re visiting for a couple’s getaway, make sure you read about romantic things to do in Gettysburg. And if you’re traveling on a budget, there are lots of free things to do in Gettysburg.
For those who prefer staying in a cottage, cabin, tent or RV, here is a list of Gettysburg Campgrounds.
There are plenty of other Gettysburg lodging choices here.
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