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The Fairfield Inn

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

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

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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.

Best Bed and Breakfast ever!

5 on February 25, 2014

We stayed at the Fairfield Inn over the Valentine's Day weekend. It was like stepping back in time and absolutely beautiful and well taken care of. We were great very warmly from the moment we walked in. John was very nice and helpful in getting us checked in and even provided us with a bottle of champagne since it was Valentine's Day. We stayed in the 1757 suite which is in the old part of the house I can only say it was everything I thought it would historic and well kept. The dinner in the restaurant was absolutely delicious and so was the breakfast in the tavern in the morning. John was extremely nice to lend us his touring CD for the Gettysburg Battlefields as well. Aside from the historic charm, I was very impressed by the cleanliness of the inn as well. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone to stay at the Fairfield Inn for any occasion or if you are just interested in sharing a part of history. Absolutely looking forward to staying there again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your very kind words. It sounds like you two enjoyed yourselves, and I hope to see you here again soon.

Outstanding Staff!

5 on February 21, 2014

Inn Keeper was fabulous and very helpful. Stay was great and very cute.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your very kind words. I hope you will stay with us again soon. John

Hardman Wedding

4.8 on January 21, 2014

Our story began at The Fairfield Inn on May 8, 2013. That is where my husband proposed to me. The experience at dinner that night was so incredible we decided to have our wedding ceremony there. We communicated with John about a month before our wedding date. He asked questions and made several suggestions for us to consider regarding the ceremony and dinner. He emailed the dinner options so that we could get a rough estimate of how much and what kind of food our guests wanted so they wouldn’t have to wait long to be served. We met with John the week before our wedding to make the final preparations. The Fairfield Inn was decorated for Christmas, and with the snow outside, it looked like a winter wonderland! John asked if there was anything we wanted to change or add any of our own decorating ideas. John emailed us the day before the wedding to see if we wanted to have the fireplace lit for the ceremony and if we wanted to upgrade to a suite for no extra charge. The day of the ceremony we arrived at 1:30 (the ceremony was at 5:00). All the chairs were set up for the ceremony. John and the staff wanted to know if everything was to our liking. After the ceremony, chairs were put back and the tables were arranged for dinner. During this thirty-minute time period, guests were invited to the parlor where hot chocolate was available. Guests were also able to take a walking tour of the Inn. The food was excellent and portions were sufficient. During the meal, John gave a brief history of The Fairfield Inn. We spent the night in the Patrick Henry room. The room was beautiful and clean. Breakfast the next morning was delicious. The combination of The Fairfield Inn and its history, the snow, and Christmas made our wedding magical!! We have received only positive comments from our family and friends about our ceremony. Thank you to John and his staff for making our wedding experience a truly positive one.

Innkeeper Response
This was a lovely couple with a very nice ceremony. I wish them well in their future life together. John

Interesting and Historic

3.6 on December 14, 2013

The inn keeper and employee are great people and very personable. General Grumble Jones room had a lot of character to it. The diners were very nice.

Lovely inn

5 on December 10, 2013

Lovely inn and we will be back and ghosts made several contacts with me but I didnt mind them I'm used to it I was born a psychic medium and I am civil war reenactor so I expect it

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Location Type

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


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 35 miles

Directions to property:

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. Also BWI - Baltimore Washington International Airport only 60 miles southeast of Gettysburg - easy access in and out.

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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  • Check In:: 2:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No We have pull out beds and fold-away beds available.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No State code does not allow animals in a restaurant.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During Holidays and Special Event Weekends and summer time.
  • 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.



John G. Kramb

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Rotarian, motorcyclist, stamp collector.

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  • 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 Diamond Collection

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

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