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The Fairfield Inn

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

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With origins dating to 1757, The Fairfield Inn is one of America's oldest, continuously operated Inns. The Inn offers all the refinement and charm one would expect from a small luxury hotel. Individually decorated bedrooms, spacious private bathrooms, and elegant, tastefully furnished suites and parlours invite you to relax. Proud to be Celebrating and Serving Fine Food & Spirits to travelers and guests for 256 YEARS! Built nineteen years before the Declaration of Independence, The Fairfield Inn was originally the Mansion House of Squire Miller, an original founder of the town. In the 260 years that have passed, the Mansion House has hosted many famous Americans such as Patrick Henry, nephew of Squire William and Isabella Henry Miller, Thaddeus Stevens, General J.E.B. Stuart, Baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Plank and Mamie Eisenhower. When the Battle of Gettysburg was over, the Confederate Army retreated West through Fairfield. After touring the Battlefield, we invite you to retreat to our style of history and hospitality. Unwind in one of our luxurious suites or guest rooms. Sip hot spiced cider by one of our eight fireplaces or have a drink in Squire Miller’s Tavern. Enjoy seasonal specialties on our front porch or dine in the original Mansion House. From our famous Chicken & Biscuits to our Chef’s signature dishes featuring the finest hand cut steaks and fresh seafood, taste why over four centuries of fine service and culinary expertise make dining at The Fairfield Inn a deliciously unique experience.

Rooms & Rates

J.E.B. Stuart Guest Room

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 led 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 & a beautifully decorated large bath with a whirlpool tub. Maximum Occupancy: 4

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

Nightly Rate: $169/$149

Patrick Henry Guest Room

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 Mistress 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 bed, and a large, gorgeous private bath with a claw-foot tub and separate shower. Maximum Occupancy: 2

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

Nightly Rate: $150/$130

1757 Suite

This deluxe suite is the original home of the Squire Miller family. Guests can relax in this two room suite built in 1757 which boasts the original wood floors, a queen-size bed, luxury private bath with whirlpool tub and a large, overstuffed window seat perfect for curling up with a hot cup of tea and a good book or a glass of wine with someone special.

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

Nightly Rate: $225/$189

Grumble Jones

The Grumble Jones original Mansion House guest room is named for the Confederate General who fought in the Battle of Fairfield, a cavalry engagement fought directly to the back of the Inn’s property, July 3, 1863. The deluxe guest room has a wonderful four poster bed and many of the fine architectural touches associated with the 1801 construction of this section of the Mansion House.

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

Nightly Rate: $150/$130

Major Starr Room

Located on the third floor and named for the legendary old dragoon, Samuel H. Starr who served in the Civil War. This Irish-American officer in the Reserve Brigade was ordered to move west out of Gettysburg to Fairfield to seize a Confederate wagon train rumored to be foraging there. The guest room has an antique Lincoln suite 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

Nightly Rate: $130/$115

3 Colonel's Suite

The Suite is named for 3 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. The suite has 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 , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $225/$199

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.5

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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, Located on The Confederate Retreat from Gettyburg, 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, Historical Pathway, Blue Grass Festival (semi-annual), Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, 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, Visit the famous Adams County Winery, Skiing at Libert Mountain Resort, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Desk, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Wedding Facilities , Free Wi-Fi, BYOB (for now, any way)

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, Visit the famous Adams County Winery, Skiing at Libert Mountain Resort, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals

Check Dates


  • 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: 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
  • 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 Kramb

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About the innkeepers

Rotarian, motorcyclist, stamp collector, been known to masticate in public.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:00am
  • Serving Location: outdoor patio, tavern, Breakfast/dining area, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Chef can accommodate

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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