The Fairfield Inn

15 West Main Street , Fairfield, PA 17320-8227 USA (Show map)

About

Step back in time. The Fairfield Inn is one of America's five oldest, continuously operated Inns. Individually decorated bedrooms, spacious private bathrooms (two with claw-foot tubs and a shower), and elegant suites and rooms (all with air conditioning and free wi-fi) invite you to relax. Proud to be celebrating history, and serving fine food to travelers and guests for 257 year! The Inn is located a short 8 miles West of Gettysburg and its many attractions Our restaurant guests describe our food as some of the best that they have ever eaten.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Interesting

4.6 on July 24, 2016

The whole place was clean and comfortable. Would have been more fun to have a personal guide take you through it and explain it's history.


Pleasant Stay

4.0 on June 23, 2016

This B&B was very nice settled in the little town south west of Gettysburg. It was easy to find and fits into the nostalgic history of Gettysburg. The inn keeper was very accommodating and wanted to make sure our stay was comfortable. The evening meal was delicious. Breakfast was good and presented nicely. Maybe it was me, but I thought maybe it was prepared using microwaveable products everything tasted fine, if this was the case I was expecting a little more after a fine meal served the evening before, I am easy to please so this didn't upset me. All in all I would recommend staying at the Fairfield Inn.


The best place to retreat ever!!

5 on November 18, 2015

This is my 3rd time actually staying at the inn. Actually drove up from Alexandria, VA to bring my mom there for Mother's Day brunch. All I can say is, the service is better each and every time I come, the inn is so beautiful and beautifully maintained with it's historic nature. I always stay in the 1757 suite which truly gives me the feeling of being there back in the day. John is a gracious host, the food is to die for and everyone is so friendly. I honestly feel like this is my home away from home. If you are looking for the best tasting food, cleanest and most beautiful accommodations, if you love dinner theater and are looking for people who actually treat you like family then I would recommend the Historic Fairfield Inn 150%!!!! I am already planning another visit this coming December. Hope this review helps!


A must, this place consistently amazes me!

5 on November 16, 2015

The wonderfully caring staff, the owners, and the chef are all top notch! I love staying here so much I have been 5 times this year alone!


Okay, but I wouldn't do it again

4.2 on November 01, 2015

The hotel is nice and our room was comfortable and nicely decorated, but no way was it worth what we paid. The 'dinner theater' was a magic act. Nice, but nothing special. The dinner was okay, again nothing special. I'm glad I did it once, but wouldn't do it again.


Wonderful place to stay

5 on October 24, 2015

Don't lose Terry. He is a wealth of knowledge and a great cook. Room was outstanding. Will be back.


A great choice

4.8 on October 19, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were looking for a unique, historic inn, and Fairfield exceeded our expectations. It was the perfect prelude to our first visit to Gettysburg the next day. The inn is restored and maintained beautifully. We were impressed with the genuine hospitality shown to us, and our room was lovely, clean and comfortable. Since we were there on a Friday night, the restaurant was open and we enjoyed a delicious dinner...we were very pleased that we did not have to leave the inn, having been on the road all day. Our breakfast was a treat...hot Belgian waffle, eggs and bacon. We are happy to recommend the Historic Fairfield Inn.


Great history

3.6 on October 16, 2015

We stayed in the 1757 Suite for one nite. The Inn was accommodating of our late arrival. Wish we could of stayed more nites but it was already booked up. Wanted to spend at least one nite in a civil war era place and was not disappointed. The suite was big and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was enjoyable. This was our first time at a B&B. Plan to go again and take the whole family.


Great Historical Inn

5 on October 13, 2015

Will stay again for sure. Terry was absolutely outstanding.


Phenomenal Stay!

4.6 on September 30, 2015

My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of staying at this "Historic Gem" this past weekend. We stayed in the Three Colonels Suite, which was stunning. The food that was prepared for us for dinner and especially breakfast was amazing. But, of all the elements that made this a fantastic stay, the hospitality was unmatched. Katherine, Mary Lou, and Jenni were so very gracious and fun to speak with. Terry treated us with the utmost respect and consideration. It was a very busy weekend for the Inn and Winery and although, Terry worked a very long weekend, he cared for us every step of the way during our stay. The food he prepared for us was exceptional, he tended our room for us, he took time out of his busy days to speak with us and be informative...he truly made our trip memorable. The winery is amazing and the staff extremely welcoming. We will definitely be coming back to visit! Catherine Ryan ad Travis McCabe


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Rooms & Rates

Grumble Jones

The Grumble Jones Original Mansion House guest room is named for the Confederate General who fought in the Battle of Fairfield, which was a cavalry engagement fought directly to the back of the Inn’s property on July 3, 1863. While a minor fight compared to the Battle of Gettysburg, the mission was an important one. William E. “Grumble” Jones’ celebrated “Laurel Brigade” was charged by General Robert E. Lee with the task of securing the vital Hagerstown Road. Jones and his brigade succeeded and after this bloody battle, the Inn was used as a Civil War Hospital for many of Grumble Jones’ soldiers. The remaining unscathed troops camped near Fairfield, keeping the road open for Lee’s retreat and then guarded the rear as the Army of Northern Virginia moved through the Fairfield Gap on July 4 & 5, 1863.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

J.E.B. Stuart

The spacious J.E.B. Stuart original Mansion House guestroom is named for Gen. J.E.B. Stuart who stayed in this room in 1862 during a confederate raid of the valley. General Stuart revisited the Inn on July 4, 1863 as he & General Robert E. Lee lead their troops on the Confederate Retreat. Defeated & weary, the two Generals along with several of their officers stopped at The Fairfield Inn for a hot meal. Accommodations include a queen sized bed, large seating area with foldout full-sized sofa and a beautifully decorated large private bath with a whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Patrick Henry

The Patrick Henry Guest Room is named for the American Patriot & Statesman (1736-99) famous for the quote “Give me Liberty or Give me Death.” He was the nephew of the Lady of the House, Isabella Henry Miller. This original Mansion House room was used by him during many of his visits to the Inn as a meeting room with the town’s elders. This second floor room is furnished with antiques, a queen-sized wood and iron bed, and a large, gorgeous private bath with a claw-foot tub and separate shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Major Starr

The Major Starr Guest Room is located on the third floor and is named for the legendary old dragoon, Samuel H. Starr, who served in the Civil War. This Irish-American officer in the Reserve Brigade was a gloomy-faced veteran whose harsh discipline was exacted on both officers and enlisted men alike. Experienced and respected by his superior officers, Major Starr was ordered to move west out of Gettysburg to Fairfield to seize a Confederate wagon train rumored to be foraging there. No wagon train was found but during the search, Starr and his regiment encountered confederate troops and fought what is now known as the Battle of Fairfield which resulted in Starr losing his arm in battle. The Major Starr cozy, third floor guestroom has a full-sized Lincoln suite antique bed & marble top dresser, beautiful magnolia wallpaper and a cottage-like feel throughout the bedroom and private bath with a whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

1757 Suite

The Suite is the original house of Squire William & Maggie Miller, founders of Fairfield. They moved to the area from Delaware to what was considered, at the time, as the frontier and raised their children on 247 acres of farming land. In 1786, their daughter, Jane Maria, and husband, Col. Paxton applied for the very first Tavern license in the Gettysburg and surrounding area. The Inn has been serving travelers ever since making it one of only five in America that has been in continuous operation since the 1700s! The Suite has a parlour with the original 1757 fireplace chimney, a full private bath with whirlpool tub, and a very large master bedroom with queen-sized bed. The room boasts a built in wall of window seats, perfect for cuddling up with a good book and a glass of wine or hot chocolate.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Three Colonels Suite

The Suite is named for three confederate colonels who were injured July 1, 1863 during the battle of Gettysburg, stabilized on the battlefield, and moved west on the Fairfield Road en route to Virginia. Of the three men that shared the same ambulance that day only two are known, Col. Daniel Harvey Christie of the 23rd NC and John Kerr Connelly of the 55th NC who had his left arm amputated in Fairfield. On the eve of the first of July, all three men rested in comfort at The Fairfield Inn. The Three Colonels Suite offers a charming parlor with trundle bed, sitting area, mini-refrigerator and microwave, a sunny separate bedroom with a queen bed, and a lovely, private bath with a claw-foot tub & separate shower. To make your stay even more special, this beautiful third-floor suite also has access to a private balcony overlooking the Main Street lined with the town’s quaint historic homes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Just 8 miles from Gettysburg and the Battlefield, conveniently located near major attractions., Countryside, Small town

Airport

Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 35 miles

Directions to property:

FROM GETTYSBURG: One block South from the town square to West Middle Street (PA Route 116W), turn right and continue 8 miles West to Fairfield. The Inn is on the right in the center of town. FROM WASHINGTON, DC: I-270N to Frederick, MD. Take US Route 15N to Emmitsburg, MD. Take MD Route 140W through the town of Emmitsburg and into Pennsylvania. Turn right on PA Route 116E and continue 4 miles to Fairfield. The Inn is on the left in the center of town. FROM BALTIMORE: Beltway to I-795N to Westminster, MD. Follow MD Route 140W through Westminster, Taneytown and Emmitsburg and into Pennsylvania. Turn right on PA Route 116E and continue 4 miles to Fairfield. The Inn is on the left in the center of town. FROM HARRISBURG: US Route 15S to Gettysburg. Take the exit for PA Route 116W and follow 116W through Gettysburg and continue 8 miles West to Fairfield. The Inn is on the right in the center of town.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Gettysburg National Military Park, Liberty Mountain Resort, Ski Liberty, Adams County Winery, Blue Grass Festival (semi-annual), Historical Pathway, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Desk, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Free Wi-Fi. Whirlpool tub in three rooms.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Visit the Gettysburg Battlefield, Golf at Carroll Valley Resort, Golf at Mountain View Golf Club, Skiing at Libert Mountain Resort, Visit the famous Adams County Winery, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only $350 cleaning fee if smoke is detected inside the room.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No We have pull out beds and fold-away beds available.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No State code does not allow animals in a restaurant.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During Holidays and Special Event Weekends and summer time.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We collect a reservation deposit in the amount of either $150.00 (for multiple day stays) or in the full amount of a one-day stay. The credit card information that you supply to the booking site does not actually charge your credit card account, so we will be manually charging the credit card account in the amount of your deposit.
  • Cancellations: We collect a reservation deposit in the amount of either $150.00 (for multiple day stays) or in the full amount of a one-day stay. We keep your room reserved for you in good faith, and do not overbook. If you cannot keep your reservation, please let us know as soon as possible. Bed and breakfast rooms are often booked months in advance, and rooms are difficult to re-sell. Except as noted below*, a change or cancellation of a confirmed reservation more than 14 days in advance of arrival will result in a refund of your deposit less an administrative fee of $35.00. Cancellation, non-arrival, early departure, OR change of a confirmed reservation within 14 days of the scheduled arrival dates will result in a total charge of the amount due for your entire stay. Should we be able to rebook your entire stay, you will only incur the $35.00 cancellation fee. *Bookings with three or more rooms require a 30-day notice of cancellation. Third Party Booking Engines – If you make your reservations on a third party booking engine, we have no control over the reservation other than treating you well once you arrive. All changes to your reservation must be made through the booking engine. Check with the booking engine you used for cancellation guidelines. Ours is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is allowed only outside of the building. There is a $350 cleaning fee if smoke is detected in your room after you check out. Please note: each room has one bed and is suitable for occupancy by up to two people. If you have more than two adults in your party, we recommend booking more than one room. As an alternative, we do have a fold up cot that can be placed in any room for an additional $15.00 per night charge. The J.E.B. Stuart room and the two suites have pull out beds that are suitable for one young child (under age 12). There is an additional charge of $15.00 for more than 2 guests per room in the J.E.B Stuart room and the two suites.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

John G. Kramb

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Rotarian, motorcyclist, stamp collector.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Chicken n'Biscuits
To compliment the Inn's fine accommodations, there is the Mansion House Restaurant and Squire Miller's Tavern serving a wide selection of classically prepared and artistically presented dishes. The hotel's two chefs and their team offer an imaginative menu of grilled and roasted game, pastas, seafood and mouth-watering steaks. The restaurant opens onto a delightful front porch perfect for spring through autumn dining; open log fires blaze in the hearths during the winter months. There is an inviting parlour for a quite nightcap and a banquet salon for business meetings and exclusive receptions, luncheons and dinners.