Battlefield Bed & Breakfast Inn

2264 Emmitsburg Road , Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Stay in Gettysburg's destination inn! You won't want to miss the farmhouse that was Union Cavalry General Wesley Merritt's headquarters during the Battle of Gettysburg. You will love the morning history programs offered every day at 8 AM before your delicious hot farm breakfast. Our cook prepares delicious entrees served with farm potatoes, breakfast meat, baked goods, and fruit. We have 24 hour coffee available. Bring your sweetheart, your family, and your dog. Everyone will enjoy our beautiful gardens, lawns, and nature preserve. Relax on the wrap-around deck overlooking the pond. Enjoy the Solarium. Sit under the apple trees on the front lawn. Walk the trails in the nature preserve. Book a Jacuzzi or soaking tub for two. Call us to discuss what room will be perfect for your trip. You might like the stone shower in Houghtelin's Hideaway or the double soaking tub in Anna's Garden. If you are bringing a family, consider the two bedroom suites Reilly's and Merritt Suite. Our Swan Cottage has a complete kitchen if you like to cook your own meals. 1st Texas Infantry has two beds in the room. We also have attractive standard rooms with queen beds and tub/shower combinations. We have pictures of our rooms on our website that might help you choose your accommodations.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Another grat anniversarystay!

4.2 on September 19, 2015

Second time we have been here for our anniversary and once again a good choice! Great spacious grounds with walking trails, warm cookies and homemade lemonade in the afternoon and a great room!

Outstanding visit

5 on September 17, 2015

wonderful bed and breakfast. Definitely will stay again.

Would Not Return, Mediocre At Best

2.2 on September 06, 2015

This is occupies a very nice piece of property and the original stone building is also very nice. The problem with this inn is the owners have not used these things to their full advantage. Furniture is shabby and uncomfortable. There's clutter everywhere. There are some interesting artifacts and such, but they are displayed poorly. Common areas are dark and cluttered as well. Staff is not what I'd call personable, with the exception of one of the women who serves the breakfast. I have been to many beautiful and welcoming b&b's, this is not one of them.

Beyond my expectations!

5 on August 30, 2015

The breakfast was amazing! We stayed at the swan cottage and I was very impressed! The house was a pretty good size-big enough to stay for a week or 2 let alone a few days. I told them I was a vegetarian and when we got there I also mentioned I'm hypoglycemic so I needed an egg along with any type of sweet breakfast like French toast or pancakes. The breakfasts were delicious and they added an egg to my French toast (I wish I had the recipe, it was so great!). My mom is gluten and lactose intolerant and they made her awesome meals as well. Everything was eaten! We loved the morning lectures on the Civil war, they were very interesting and informative. The staff was great and very personal and friendly. They were very helpful and if you needed to make any reservations they were there to help or answer any questions. If we come back again I'd love to stay at the Battlefield B&b again!

Historian worth it

3.8 on August 30, 2015

Although the "registration" process put us off a bit (a sit down, go over the rules with a staff person who was nice enough, but a little awkward) was made up for by the incredibly entertaining and educational Historian's presentation before breakfast (Mike). The room had the basics and was clean.

Nice place to stay in a quiet, peaceful setting.

3.8 on August 17, 2015

My stay at the Battlefield Bed and Breakfast was nice. It was in a quiet, peaceful setting. The bed and breakfast has a lot of the old Civil War era charm inside. It was tastefully decorated and felt just like stepping back in time. There were a couple of minor issues in my room like the toilet clogging up a little now and then, but other than that, everything was perfect.

Birthday Getaway

4.0 on August 16, 2015

Stayed here while on a birthday trip with my son. We both loved the place. My 10 year old loved it and is planning when we can come back! The historian was GREAT!

Battlefield Inn weekday stay

3.6 on August 14, 2015

Very nice place. Morning civil war presentations before breakfast were great. Only issue was sound isolation. Noises carry throughout the house and threfore people who talk loudly or talk after "quiet hours" in main house living room can easily be heard in bedroom areas.

Battlefield Bed & Breakfast Review

4.6 on August 12, 2015

Nice place to stay, loved the view and the kitties!

Wonderful B&B, Wonderful Anniversary!

4.4 on August 10, 2015

We stayed here for our 5th anniversary, and really enjoyed our stay.We loved that we were able to bring along our pup, and he was so welcome! He enjoyed running around the beautiful grounds. The morning history lessons were fun, and they were even so kind as to let us have a late checkout on our last day when there was no one scheduled to stay in our room. They allowed us to keep our doggie there while we shopped and ate downtown. We will be back!

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Rooms & Rates

7 Rush's Lancers

This lacy 2nd floor room is dedicated to the Rush's Lancer's Cavalry unit out of Philadelphia. Sleep on a four-poster queen sized bed. Two windows look north toward the woods. A twin sofa bed can accommodate a third guest.. This room is in the most modern addition to the building.

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

2 Graham's Artillery

This first floor room was the original parlor in the 1809 farmhouse. The room oozes history, with hand-hewn beamed ceiling, original chestnut floors, and two-foot thick stone walls. Queen bed and twin daybed. Can sleep up to 3 guests.

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

5 Hart's Artillery

A beautiful exposed stone wall, lacy canopy bed, and hanging Amish Quilt with a heart theme make this room a guest favorite. This is perfect for a romantic getaway. This second floor room looks out toward the front lawn. $199 Fri & Sat $175 Sun-Thurs per night for two guests

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

8 7th Georgia Infantry

This two room combo is on the second floor. Sleep under pictures of Jackson and Lee in a queen-sized bed or snooze in a twin bed in a small bonus room. A twin sofa bed can accommodate a fourth guest.

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

Tack Room Guest Room

This large guest room in the historic 1820's barn features a king bed a spacious bath with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. The room is designed to accommodate guests with limited mobility while also providing luxury accommodations for honeymoon couples. Because this room is included in our wedding packages, weekend dates will only be released three months ahead. This room is great for animal lovers because the windows look out over the farm animals.

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

4 2nd US Dragoons

This second floor room has a queen bed and a full size futon sofa bed with an excellent mattress. A cathedral beamed ceiling, exposed stone wall and historic feel characterize this room. The room is decorated to commemorate the 2nd US Dragoons. If you feel at home both on horseback and on foot, this is the room for you!

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

3 General Merritt Suite

Our largest suite is the upper floor of the original 1809 farmhouse. The master bedroom has a king bed, the second bedroom has a full bed. The spacious bath is accessible from either room. Private stairway to this 2nd floor room. Can accommodate 1 rollaway to sleep up to 5 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

1 Reilly's

This two room suite is perfect for a family or group. The master bedroom has a queen bed. The second bedroom has two twin beds. The bathroom is accessible though the master bedroom. A large picture window looks toward the pond. The beautiful stone of the 1809 building makes up the wall behind the master bed. This room can hold up to two rollaways and accommodate up to six guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Swan Cottage

This is a separate cottage at the entrance to our drive. The cottage has a full kitchen, dining room, living room, queen bed, queen sofa bed, two massage chairs, two full baths, each with a Jacuzzi, a front porch overlooking the sunset, and a back patio.

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

6 1st Texas Infantry

This corner second floor room has two beds for travelers who don't want to share beds or for families that want to share a room. One bed is a queen bed and the second is a double. The room can hold one or two rollaways and accommodate up to six guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

9 Houghtelin's Hideaway

Ground floor room with patio and king bed. Upgraded bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $249

Anna's Garden

King bed, ground level room with patio, spacious upgraded bathroom

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


Barn Event

  • Maximum Capacity: 100

Special Inn Events

  • Maximum Capacity: 2



  • Maximum Capacity: 70

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Location Type



Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From Route 15, take Steinwehr Ave exit. Drive north 2.9 miles. Our sign is on the right. Turn into the gravel lane and drive back 1/4 mile to the historic inn. From Route 30, turn onto Baltimore Street from the Gettysburg Traffic Circle in the center of town. This will be a right turn if you are coming from the west and a left turn if you are coming from the east. Go to the third traffic light and take the right fork, called Steinwehr Ave. Drive south for 4 miles. Turn left into the gravel drive at the sign and drive back 1/4 mile to the inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg College, Mount St. Mary's College, Ski Liberty Ski Resort, 60 minutes to Washington DC Metro, Land of Little Horses, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Library, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , massage chairs

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Gettysburg National Military Park, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Video Arcade

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  • Check In:: 3-8 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Relax outdoors on our covered porch or on our deck.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We love all guests of all ages with responsible parents.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes We love dogs who are good travelers. Please keep on a leash.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: One day is fine unless you include Saturday. Then we require two days.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require a $15% non-refundable deposit per night per room.
  • Cancellations: Your deposit becomes a cancellation fee. If you give us less than one week's notice, you are responsible for the room unless we can rent it out. All forfeited deposits may be applied toward future stays.



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  • Time Served: 9 am or by appointment
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian