Mary-Penn Bed and Breakfast

716 Mason Dixon Road , Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA (Show map)

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Mason Dixon gem

5 on July 25, 2016

Bea and David have created a B&B that is truly special. For those of you that have an appreciation of beautiful landscapes, amazing accommodations and true hospitality then this is the place for you. The home itself has been respectfully restored and updated. The hearty breakfast personally made by Bea was wonderful. We particularly enjoyed her expansive knowledge of the home and the families that have contributed to the history of this area.


Enjoyable Weekend

4.8 on November 10, 2015

My wife and I spend our anniversary at the Mary Penn B&B over the Halloween weekend. The house is in a very relaxing environment. The creek flowed just outside the house which is good drive into the farm, so no outside noises were heard. Deer were seen out in the fields in the morning. Other wildlife is readily seen also, such as hawks and the occasional eagle. But the best part of the experience was meeting the owners Bea and David. They made you feel at home. If you visit Mary Penn, you must sit down with them and talk about the history of the house and of their family history in the area. We plan to return with our friends for a relaxing visit. Ellie and Dave


Amazing

5 on October 25, 2015

Where to start? Absolutely amazing! This was my first ever bed and breakfast and to be honest it will be very hard to top! From the minute I met Bea till the last minute of my stay I felt like I have known her for years! she gave an amazing, informational tour. She made me feel like I was at home and that's what I wanted, Amazing view and very peaceful! I am sure I could keep talking about it because I have so much to say but I don't want to give away my experience and time there, you need to go and see for YOURSELF! Amazing job Bea! Beautiful place and your such an amazing person. Your friend from PA! Ill be back! :) I told you that! Don't wait, make a date!


Wonderful hosts

5 on October 15, 2015

What a wonderful place to relax and get away-who could ask for better accommodations and the hosts go out of their way to accommodate you. Can not wait for our next visit. Geoffrey & Jennifer Domowicz West Springfield, PA


Incredible stay!

5 on April 27, 2015

Every so often you are drawn to a place that has a special meaning. For us this is the spot. Not only is their home spotless, comfortable, and full of history but the hostess, Bea, is a treasure in her own right! From the moment we entered the front door and learned the history of the Mary-Penn it was clear this was not just a place to lay your head but a place to call home. Recommend it highly! Tom and Brenda, Irwin,PA


Great Time

5 on November 09, 2014

Bea and David are the perfect hosts. We stayed for the weekend and we all were treated like family. Our coma onions had been there before and this was my first trip and definitely recommend a stay. The history alone of the house is amazi and coupled with the hospitality makes this place amazing.


Relax at this Pristine Gem

5 on September 16, 2014

Bea and David will take great care of you at the MaryPenn. Part of Inn is in PA, the other in MD, but this Inn is all together a treat. When you arrive Bea will give you a history of the Inn and then treat you to wine and a cheese plat to be enjoyed when you like. There is a beautiful stream right by the Inn, where you can enjoy these treats and solitude. Breakfast was great along with the company of Bea and David. If you like beautiful settings, the quiet, and great hospitality. Gayl and Kurt


Super cool historic inn with fantastic hosts!

5 on August 20, 2014

My dad and I took a father-son trip to Gettysburg. We absolutely loved the Mary-Penn B&B. First of all, it is extremely cool how historic the building is. It's a farmhouse built in 1740 with the second floor put on using bricks thrown off as ballast in Baltimore Harbor in 1793. It's in an absolutely lovely setting (surrounded by 900 acres of farm) away from the tourist hustle and bustle. Bea and David are extremely nice and were wonderful hosts to us. (David even drove us to see an original marker laid by Mason and Dixon in the 1700s not far from the property. The breakfasts were huge and delicious (and this is coming from a big eater). We stayed in the William Penn room which was really nice and great for us because there was an annex with a twin bed that I slept in. I was a little concerned the inn would be too far out of town, but it's not. It's close and the setting is so lovely and private it's worth the extra short drive. (Also, downtown Gettysburg is a little overrun with fudge shops and haunted tours for my tastes.)


Great weekend

5 on August 13, 2014

We had a great stay.We were treated like family the minute we walked into the door.Its the personality of Bea and her family that takes this B&B to the top of my list.All the rooms were perfect and there is a room for every different need. The grounds are amazing and the breakfast was to die for.Thank You Bea,David,&Aubre We will come again, George Hoffman


We love it!

5 on August 10, 2014

We have been to many B&Bs ,all over the east coast...this is by far the best,in every aspect! We consider the owners part of our extended family as of this stay :) Bea is a phenomenal hostess,and her family is just as awesome! Was discussing return plans upon leaving ! I highly recommend this location! So serene and peaceful.And yummy too.


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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington)

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Desk, Library, Radio, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals

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Policies

  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 25% of total bill due at booking
  • Cancellations: Full 25% deposit refunded with 2 weeks notice of cancellation. If after two weeks 25% deposit will be kept.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Bea & David Waybright

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Meals

Breakfast

Family Style Breakfast

  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room