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The Fairfield Inn

15 West Main Street , Fairfield, PA 17320-8227 USA (Show map)
4.5
158 Reviews
$130 - $225
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

Grumble Jones

Named for William "Grumble" Jones, who commanded the Confederate cavalry in the Battle of Fairfield, July 3, 1863. Second Floor room, queen size four-poster bed, bathroom with whirlpool soaking tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

J.E.B. Stuart

Sleep in the same room that General J.E.B. Stuart occupied in1862 during a raid of the Valley. Large Bedroom, Queen Bed, Sleeper double size Sofa, large bathroom with whirlpool soaking tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Patrick Henry

Named after Statesman, Patrick Henry, famous for the quote "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death". He was the nephew of Isabella Henry Miller, the owner of the Inn in the 1700's. Second Floor Bedroom, queen size bed, large bathroom with claw-foot tub and seperate shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Major Starr

Third Floor, fully carpeted, beautiful mahogany Lincoln Suite antique double bed and dresser, charming bath with whirlpool soaking tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

1757 Suite

The 1757 Suite offers a charming parlor with sitting area, mini-refrigerator, a spacious separate bedroom with a queen bed and window seats, and a lovely, private bath with a whirlpool tub and shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Three Colonels Suite

The Three Colonels Suite offers a charming parlor with day bed, sitting area, mini-refrigerator, microwave, a sunny separate bedroom with a queen bed and a lovely private bath with a claw-foot tub & separate shower and access to a private balcony .

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.5

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Fairfield Inn stay Oct 3-4

4.8 on October 24, 2014

Wonderful place to stay, Staff was very friendly. Beautiful home.


Lovely

5 on October 16, 2014

Loved our stay at the Fairfield Inn. Loved our room we were very comfortable and loved some of the period appropriate furnishings. We had dinner both nights at their restaurant and the food was wonderful. Sunday brunch was outstanding!


Great atmosphere, ok service

4.4 on October 07, 2014

The condition, amenities, atmosphere, etc. were great. The restaurant on-site was convenient and the meal was pretty good. The only recommendation that I already e-mailed the Innkeeper about was the breakfast. There wasn't any clear communication for meal options and the server simply gave us a large slice of ham, french toast, eggs covered in cheese, and a pastry. Sounds great for some people probably!...unless both people avoid pork, and one person avoids dairy products. It was a bit presumptuous and annoying considering most of the meal would go to waste when he only needed to simply ask. It just left us on a sour note. Otherwise, enjoy!


Exceptional!

5 on October 06, 2014

My husband and I stayed overnight in the Patrick Henry room. We were graced with the innkeepers hospitality as soon as we arrived. After enjoying some quite time in the bear claw tub we headed downstairs for dinner. Absolutley delicious! What a joyful experience and wonderful piece of history. I loved the ideas of the coins, and to follow tradition, we left behind a few ourselves. This was our first time at a bed & breakfast. You set the bar pretty high! Mr. & Mrs. Crum ¿


Take a Relaxing Step Back into The 18th Century!

4.0 on September 17, 2014

This was my second stay at the Historic Fairfield Inn. Although the Inn has changed owners since our last visit, we found it to be just as comfortable, clean, quaint and friendly as it was when we stayed there three years ago.The manager was polite and friendly. He suggested we upgrade to the J.B. Stewart Room because, being a bigger room, it has a sofa with a pull out bed which proved to be more comfortable than a roll away cot. The room was spacious and comfortable, with a window air conditioner, and a huge ensuite washroom with a jacuzzi tub. The beds, pillows, and bedding were comfortable and cozy, providing a great night's sleep. It was a corner room with windows on two walls which gave us lovely views of Fairfield.The hot breakfast was prepared and served by the chef, who has been with the Fairfield Inn for 30 years. It consisted of orange slices, an omelet, bacon, french toast, orange juice and coffee. The chef was amiable and friendly, discussing the stories of ghostly encounters & "night time visitors" with us, which is one of the main reasons we choose to spend a night there whenever we visit Gettysburg. My only recommendation is that the Inn makeover at least one suite to include two beds, either using twin beds or double beds. Not all couples and families want to share a bed during their stay and cots/pull-out sofas will never be as comfortable as a real box spring and mattress bed. I highly recommend the Fairfield Inn and its dining room (especially the chicken and biscuits!!) if you wish to take a step back into the 18th century, with the comforts of the 20th century.


Historic

4.0 on August 27, 2014

Overall a great stay at an historic inn. Breakfast was plentiful, but somewhat unimaginative. Floors in bedroom sloped, and bed sloped making sleeping difficult. Sloping floors understandable in an inn of this age. Had dinner there one night which was delicious.


Enjoyable Stay and exceptional staff!

5 on July 31, 2014

My only regret at this inn is only being able to stay one night. The inn keeper and staff ( Mary Lou and Terry) provided great service. My child and I enjoyed our stay in the Patrick Henry room.


Grumble Jones Was A Great Host

4.6 on July 19, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Grumble Jones room for one night (the girls were away with grammy). It was a really great experience. The rooms are a nice mix of antiquated and modern. You still get the old time feel but have things such as electricity and running water. It's a win/win. The room was very clean and I actually looked for dust and couldn't find any. The best part was the basket of free cookies in the hallway. A nice clean room is great, but free cookies in the hallway is better. There is a camera near the cookies so I only took two packs. The historic tour of the building is also a must. It's amazing how old the place is and is really cool to think of how many people have stayed and dined at this place. A true relic. There are two things I really enjoyed about this place even more than the room: the employees, and the food. The owner is down to earth and has a sort of dry sarcastic sense of humor that I really enjoy. He mixes that friendliness well with professionalism and makes you feel as if you're at a posh five star resort owned by your family. We felt very welcomed. The rest of the staff was down to earth and professional all rolled into one. They aren't stuck up or snooty and really make you feel like they know you. So, the most important part is the food. There is no need to stay at the inn to eat dinner there and this place should be on everyone's bucket list of places to eat. You won't be disappointed. The ham and bean soup is great. I could eat a bucket of the home made biscuits. Really great food all around and a cool atmosphere. If you need another reason to eat there let me just say, freshly baked warm peach pie. That should be enough. All in all, I will absolutely be returning to eat there and hopefully stay another night sans the kids.


We had a great time. Thank you!

5 on June 12, 2014

We had a great time at the Inn, Gettysburg and near by Adams County Winery. We could not have planned a better weekend away. The food at the Inn was very good and well worth the money. Staff was very helpful, accommodating and made us feel welcome. Thank you again and we are planning to stay here the next time we come to the area.


1 year Wedding Anniversary trip

4.4 on June 06, 2014

Loved the authenticity of the house and the rooms. Very historical. It was updated with some modern amenities but did not lose the feel of a 250 year old mansion. The hospitality and food were fantastic. Great time...

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind comments. We try very hard to make your stay a pleasant experience.


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Location

Location Type

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

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, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, 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, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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:: 2:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • 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 S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: $150.00 charged to the credit card at time of reservation being made or, in the case of one-day bookings, the entire amount of the room charge.
  • Cancellations: Bed and breakfast rooms are difficult to re-sell one the date approaches, so we have the following cancellation policies: If you cancel within fifteen days of the date of arrival, we will charge $150.00 to your credit card. If you cancel within 24 hours, or do not show, you will be charged the entire room charge.

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: 8:30 - 10:00am
  • 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.


Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

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

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