Battlefield Bed & Breakfast Inn

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

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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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Home away from home

5 on February 04, 2016

My husband and I have stayed at many B&B throughout Gettysburg and this by far is our favorite. We loved the historian that came to speak was wonderful. We also loved visiting with the horses and all of the cats. The beds were very comfortable and breakfast delicious!


Anniversary Weekend

4.6 on February 03, 2016

We had a wonderful time, rooms were exceptional and clean. The staff was very friendly.If there was anything I would change, it would be more of a variety of breakfast .


An idyllic stay

5 on January 14, 2016

My husband and I decided to get away for one night and booked a room at the Battlefield Inn B & B. I'm so glad we chose that one! The proprietor and staff were friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable about the activities and history of the area. Our room, Graham's Artillery, was warm, cozy and comfortable. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud yet not too soft. Our room was the original parlor of a 1809 farmhouse and included a working gas fireplace. Before eating a hearty and delicious breakfast, we were able to sit in on a talk from a local historian about the lives of civil war soldiers as an added bonus. We can't say enough positive things about our stay here but just know that we are already planning another visit (this time with friends) this coming spring. We definitely recommend the Battlefield Inn; it was all we could ask for in a B & B!! Pat and Glenn


Stayed in Swan Cottage

4.8 on January 13, 2016

Can't wait to go again


Christmas weekend stay

5 on January 11, 2016

We picked this place because they allow dogs and because it sounded great on the website but it turned out to be even better. The owners were very friendly, and accommodating for all the guests by cooking Christmas Day dinner which was above and beyond what anyone could expect. They also offered a music event and dinner the next evening which was really fun. We loved our brief visit and hope to go back soon.


Warm Hospitality Makes You Feel at Home

5 on January 10, 2016

My husband, son, and I recently stayed in the cottage at the Battlefield B&B. It was our second visit, the first being four years ago when we stayed in the Texas 1st Infantry Room. We really like the place. The proprietors are sincerely friendly and accommodating, plus there are always interesting and friendly guests, folks from other parts of the country with an interest in the civil war so there are always lively discussions. This year we spent Christmas eve and Christmas at the Battlefield B&B. Because the proprietors have such a natural way with people it felt like coming home. Florence played Christmas songs on an old organ and had a spread that included an array of treats sweet and savory, and fresh hot wassail. Local friends stopped by for a chat by the fire and truly all felt well in the universe (no small feat!). Everything was clean and comfortable. Food allergies were easily accommodated. Overall, a very pleasant and relaxing experience. I definitely plan on returning.


The Value of Relativity!

4.6 on December 29, 2015

Our party of four had great fun staying here--fabulous proprietors and lovely interesting surroundings--Go there--You'll love it!


Thanksgiving holiday

5 on November 30, 2015

Very nice room. The owners and staff were always eager to help. We attended their Thanksgiving dinner, elegant table setting, wonderful appetizers and a nicely catered meal.


R&R at Battlefield B&B

4.4 on November 23, 2015

I had a most relaxed and re-energizing time during my stay at the Battlefield B&B. The staff was gracious, as usual, and the hosts were warm & welcoming. Considering I travel with a Golden Retriever, I am quite impressed with the pet-friendly atmosphere. The history program was informative and provocative, stimulating further reading and interaction.


Pet Friendly B&B

3.6 on November 17, 2015

If you love history and are an animal lover, this is the place for you. The rooms are comfortable and the staff is great.


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Rooms & Rates

General Merritt's 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. Dog Friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Reilly's North Carolina Artillery Room

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. Dog Friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

1st Texas Infantry Room

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 rollaway and accommodate up to five guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

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! Dimensions 13x13 ft

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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. Dimensions 13x13 ft

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Rush's Lancers Room

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. Dimensions 16x10 ft

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

7th Georgia Infantry Room

Sleep under pictures of Jackson and Lee in a queen-sized bed. A twin sofa bed can accommodate a extra guest in the master bedroom. A second bedroom as a twin day bed. Dimensions 17x11 ft

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Anna's Garden

This spacious room is dedicated to Anna Houghtelin, wife of Cornelius Houghtelin. This luxurious room has a King size bed, a queen sofa bed, rain shower, double soaking tub, patio, and pond view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Houghtelin's Hideaway

This beautiful room has a King size bed, a leather sofa, and patio. Enjoy a rain shower with a stone arch entrance. Relax in the deep soaking tub. This room is dedicated to Cornelius Houghtelin. the abolitionist who lived in the farmhouse during the Civil War. Enjoy reflections of his Dutch heritage. Travelers with dogs will enjoy the direct access to the lawns and gardens through the patio door. This room has the best view of the lotus pond. The lotus flowers are at their height in early July.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Tack Guest Room

Stay in the original tack room of the 1820's barn. This room is included with our barn venue for special events on weekends and will be released to the public ninety days before a weekend date if there is no scheduled event. This luxury bedroom has preserved the beautiful workmanship of the original barn. Let the the stone walls and hand-hewn beams tell you their stories. Be entertained by the horse, pony, and donkey outside your patio door.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Swan Cottage

Swan Cottage is a separate honeymoon 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. Dimensions: 1300 sq ft house

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

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Location

Location Type

Countryside

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Florence and Debbie March - and family

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Both of us have a love of teaching and sharing stories with our guests. We love entertaining. Florence has been an innkeeper since 1994. Debbie has focused on the special events and has been at the inn since 2010. We learn something new from our guests every day. We have a passion for food, music, theater, and fun.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Cobbler Coffeecake
Typical of the region, this features apples from local orchards. The delicious crumb topping is mouth-watering. The coffee-cake is moist. The aroma of cinnamon and apples fill the house. Grab a cup of coffee and get ready for a treat!


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