The Mary-Penn is a farm house from 1743 that is split in two by the mason dixon line. In 2008 Bea and David Waybright opened the Mary–Penn Bed and Breakfast after renovations to enhance the comfort of its guests. The house consists of three bedrooms upstairs — two in Maryland and one in Pennsylvania, which has access to a smaller room with a single bed.A newly remodeled bathroom includes a whirlpool tub with shower.The first floor features a charming parlor, breakfast room (perfect for family-style dining), kitchen, bed room and a full bath and a large family room added in 1990 that overlooks Marsh Creek. A basement with a large, stone fireplace on the Maryland side is used as a sitting room and game room and has access to the outdoors. The house itself is situated on the back 200 acres of the 900-acre Waybright family farm at the end of a one mile lane. Don’t forget to take a walk and see the two mason Dixon line mile markers.
5 on November 13, 2013
My daughter found the Mary-Penn two years ago when she spent Thanksgiving in Gettysburg. When it turned out this inn was located very close to where my immigrant ancestor had a farm, she and I booked a night there to do some family history research. This is a gorgeous, immaculately kept abode. The rooms are large and comfortable and every amenity is provided. The innkeeper lives off-site, so we had wonderful privacy in the quiet of the countryside, by the rippling Rock Creek. The innkeeper provided a homecooked breakfast the next morning and was well-versed in the history of the area, as her husband's family has lived there for several generations. We hope to organize some sort of family reunion and stay here again. Highly recommended.
5 on November 06, 2013
You must experience the Mary Penn in your lifetime. It is one of the rare places that can still truly take you back in time- from the actual place to the kindness you find in a family. As you can see from the pictures the house and land are immaculately kept. The gravel mile-long driveway makes it feel wrong to be in a car, it should be horse and carriage. Bea has a glow to her that makes you feel really good, like you're supposed to be there. The history is mind blowing, as are her gingerbread cookies and homemade bread/breakfasts. There is just something about this place...don't miss it.
5 on September 29, 2013
What a fabulous place in Gettysburg but, away from all the hustle and bustle of downtown. We spent the weekend in the John McKinley room (downstairs). My husband and I were so glad to have a room downstairs so we didn't have to haul our suitcase up any stairs. We were on a 2 week business trip! It was so fun to stay here and meet Bea and David and their family! We came as strangers and left as part of the family!! The house has so much history and a wonderful story behind the preservation of it!! Bea is a wonderful hostess- anything we wanted, she was more than willing to get for us! Breakfast each morning was really extraordinary at whatever time suited us. We really didn't want to leave the B&B to do the touristy things in Gettysburg (even though we did). It was so beautiful and serene here on the property. I was so glad to have found this B&B on this website at the last minute!! Keep up all the wonderful work, Bea!!! Thanks for a lovely weekend!
5 on September 17, 2013
I could not possibly describe our stay at the Mary-Penn BnB in one word and I know that my review will not do this charming, historic, and beautiful place justice, nor the outstanding hospitality that we received during our stay, but I will do my best to give it the glory that it deserves! This place is simply unbelievable! I could not possibly have imagined anything more wonderful - it exceeded all of my expectations! The ambiance, beauty, peace and tranquility of this place is truly out of this world! After turning off the main road and driving along the one mile lane between acres and acres of fields, we came upon the most charming, yet stately house. We entered the house and were greeted by the sweetest lady you will ever meet! Bea is absolutely wonderful! She made us feel right at home and the hospitality that she provided was like none other. The history behind this house in and of itself is reason enough to stay here. Not to mention that you are staying in two states! I could go on and on about all the details of this house and all the small touches that Bea was so thoughtful to include, but instead of reading about my experience I encourage you to experience this amazing place for yourself! With that said, if you are searching for a BnB to stay at near Gettysburg, look no further!! You will not be disappointed with your stay at the Mary-Penn. It is truly a one of a kind experience that you will never forget! If you are second guessing staying here – STOP right now and book a stay here because you will regret missing the opportunity to experience this beautiful place and meeting such wonderful people like Bea and David! It was truly a blessing to meet them and to have stayed at such an amazing place. Thank you Bea and David for making our stay unforgettable and truly special!
5 on July 11, 2013
When our little GPS told us to turn onto this little country dirt road through 900 acres of serene and scenic land we were completely silent. It was like going back in time, in that little drive from the main road to the house. We arrived to the house that humbly sits on a little hill with a creek slowly trickling down the edge of the property of the home. It was later in the day and the sun made the land glow in yellow and gold hues that made the grass so green it was like a slice of heaven. We finally got into the house after walking the property for a few minutes and were so charmed by the coziness and country casual style of the home. It was truly like a time warp. The owners Bea and Dave (who are the sweetest couple you'll ever ever meet!) have a mission to restore this home completely to its original 1700s glory. Our room was comfy and as we unpacked for an already pleasant stay, we looked at each other like two greedy kids who got away with murder and giggled. How did we luck out and get this room at this jewel of a place?! How did nobody know of this place! Sure. They have bottles of wine for you to choose from each night for whichever your in the mood for and cheese and crackers and always a warm baked sweet snack....chips and pretzels...and a keurig with assorted teas and coffees. The fridge is full of water and soda that are complimentary. Okay...just need to harp on that. Because any other place in town counts your beverages and charges you by the honor system..on top of double charging for a hot weekend in Gettysburg. Its no wonder the b&b association of Gettysburg is trying to get the Mary Penn to join their club and have to abide by their cookie cutter rules for service....none of them can possibly compete with them. Needless to say we loved our stay and we WILL be going back, and I hope sooner then later because I already miss being there!
Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington)
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Close to Washington D.C, Philadelphia & Baltimore, Outlet Stores, Religious Services, Ski area, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals
Board games, DVD Player, Desk, Library, Radio, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi
Bea & David Waybright
Family Style Breakfast