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The Brafferton Inn

44 York Street , Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA (Show map)
364 Reviews
$100 - $249
per night

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Built in 1786, the Brafferton Inn is the oldest deeded house in downtown Gettysburg, and its oldest continual residence. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Inn has 17 bedrooms with 9 suites, and one three bedroom guest house. Some with king bed, Jacuzzi tubs, and gas fireplaces. It is Gettysburg, Pa's most historic inn.

Rooms & Rates

Officers's Headquarters

The feeling of wood and leather prevail here. This cozy third floor room in the Lane Studio building, a ceiling fan slowly turns over a queen bed with a wood windowpane head board near a Lincoln style caned rocking chair. Beige walls with burgundy trim, original hardwood floors and a gorgeous corner gas fireplace with a wood mantle form part of the ambience here. The room has a TV, private bath, and a/c heating unit.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Loft Suite

Located on the third floor of the original stone house is probably the most historically exciting with its exposed stone walls, open rafter cathedral ceiling, and wide plank wood floors. This suite has one large room with a queen bed, comfortable chairs, mini frig, microwave, cable TV, and attached tub and shower. The suite also contains a separate room with a daybed , TV/DVD player and a writing desk. Wall a/c units.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Deck Suite

On the second story of the original stone house, this suite has a private balcony overlooking our garden and deck. The sitting room has a comfortable love seat and wing back chair for reading, a loaded bookshelf full of possibilities, and a writing table. In the master bedroom you will find cable TV, a sleep-inviting queen bed with a antique maple bureau, attached double stall shower bathroom and window A/C unit.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Battle Room

On the second floor of the original stone house, and so named for being the only room permanently affected by the battle in 1863, there is a minie ball in the mantle above the old fireplace from the first day of the battle. A gracious queen size cherry sleigh bed and large Edwardian armoire with mirrors, sitting chair and attached stall shower bathroom. Window unit AC. This room is above the busy historic district, if you require extreme quiet, one of our other rooms might be a better option.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Olde Master Bedroom

One of the original bedrooms in the old stone house on the second floor. This romantic, spacious room offers a stately cherry hand-carved rice poster queen size bed, a walnut Victorian dresser, wing back chairs for reading, and the original non-working fireplace. The stall shower is across the hall (but private to the room, not shared) with plush robes provided for trips back and forth. Window unit AC. The room is above the busy historic district, if you require extreme quite, one of our other rooms might be a better option

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Michael Hoke

On the second floor of the original stone house and named after the builder of the house back in 1786, you will feel like you stepped back in time with our romantic and cozy corner bedroom with an iron queen size bed, which is reminiscent of days past, a cherry bureau, and an attached full tub and shower, window AC unit.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Chamberlain Room

Located on the first floor of the 1850's Carriage house, his patriotic themed room is named for the colonel of the 20th Maine. The room has antique beds, one double and one twin, and an antique dresser and hearth chairs for comfortable reading time. Private full tub and shower is one step across the hall. Window unit A/C. The Chamberlain Room also contains a skylight. Amenities: Double Bed Twin Bed 600 Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets Full tub/shower Hairdryer Window Air conditioner

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

Lincoln Room

Located on the first floor of the 1850's Carriage House, this large suite has a king bed, large living room with gas fireplace, flat screen, and queen size sofa bed. Bathroom has a beautiful spa shower and double sink.

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

Garden Room

Located on the first floor of the 1850's Carriage House facing the flower garden and deck, this floral inspired queen room offers a romantic white iron bed and lots of easy comfort. You can catch up on your correspondence in style at the wicker sitting chair and writing desk or just lean back, relax and the enjoy quiet! A beautiful new Jacuzzi room has been added for your enjoyment. Steps to the garden and deck

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Tillies Room

This lovely peach and blue Victorian accented room located on the first floor of the 1850's Carriage House is a favorite with our guests for its quiet charm and accessibility to the deck and garden area. With a comfortable pencil poster queen size bed, two oversized rattan chairs(one a rocker), TV, and attached full tub and shower bathroom, we’re pretty sure you’re going to feel snug and satisfied in this charming room. Also has a compact electric fireplace and central AC. Amenities: Queen Pencil Poster Bed 600 Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets Full tub/shower Hair dryer Cable TV Central

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

North Suite

On the second floor of our Olde Shop, one walks into an inviting sitting room off of the balcony that overlooks the deck and gardens. The sitting room has a gas fireplace and cable TV. The bedroom has a queen size cherry colonial pediment bed and matching bureau, and en suite with a whirlpool tub and shower bathroom. Window A/C unit. Amenities: Queen Bed Queen sofa Bed 600 Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets Jetted whirlpool Tub/shower Hairdryer Gas Fireplace Air Conditioning Balcony over looking Deck/Garden Area Cable TV

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Catharine's Cove

On the second floor of the Olde Shop with a private entrance off York St., this suite offers a sitting room has lots of light, loveseat, reading chairs and cable TV. The bedroom has a hand painted queen size bed with a marble top bureau. En Suite with a whirlpool tub and shower bathroom. Window A/C unit and compact Electric Fireplace are included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Brafferton Suite

On the second floor of the Victorian inspired rooms in the Lane Studio building, we were so impressed by this gorgeous two room suite, that we named it after the Inn itself. Surrounded by hardwood floors, a king size bed, with four posts covered in carved vines, is the magnificent centerpiece of this burgundy floral bedroom. The sitting room contains a double sofa bed and two chairs. The TV/DVD player and see through fireplace are useable from both rooms. The icing on the cake is the large bathroom complete with two person Jacuzzi tub and a separate shower stall. The suite also opens onto an o

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Dorothy's Hideaway

Located on the second floor of the Victorian inspired rooms in the Lane Studio building, you’ll take two steps down into a room that we can imagine Photographer Dorothy Lane might have used as a personal retreat during the years in which she and her husband , famed photographer Walter, ran the Lane Studio here. A queen size bed graces this green floral room, nestled beside an armoire, and a comfy overstuffed chair. This room also opens onto an outdoor balcony, and the bathroom contains a large Jacuzzi tub for two.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Eisenhower Suite

President Eisenhower did visit the Lane Studio where he was photographed by Walter Lane. We can’t say he stayed in this large stylish and elegant room, but we’re pretty sure that you’ll love it. Located on the third floor of the Victorian inspired rooms in the Lane Studio, you’ll find cream walls covered with burgundy hunting scenes, some wonderful vaulted ceilings, and a queen four poster bed. The sitting area in front of the gas fireplace is a perfect place to relax. You’ll also enjoy the tv/dvd player, mini fridge, microwave and the lovely private bathroom with shower and tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Old Orchard Guest House

This charming three bedroom one a half bath guest house is located 3 1/2 blocks from the inn. Built in 1866, the home is perfect for families or couples traveling together. With a complete kitchen, washer/dryer, and two car garage, you can rent the entire house while enjoying all the modern amenities and feel like you are at home!

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

Nightly Rate: $250-$300

Codori Suite

The large suite has two full bathrooms, one with a walk in shower stall, and single Jacuzzi tub, the other with a spa shower. Located on the first floor of the 1850's Carriage House, this spacious king suite offers a very large sitting room with a queen size sofa bed, flat screen television, gas fireplace, comfortable chairs and cable TV, while the master bedroom has a beautiful king size iron bed and dresser.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Labor day weekend stay.

4.8 on September 15, 2014

We stayed in the Pear Tree Suite over Labor Day weekend 2014. This was our second stay at the Inn. Beautiful rooms and wonderful breakfasts.


5 on September 15, 2014

Nice suites and very good location.

Great escape right in downtown Gettysburg!

5 on September 15, 2014

A very nice place to stay. Excellent breakfast and service! We will definately be back!

Highly Recommend!

5 on September 13, 2014

The Loft Room has high ceilings with exposed beams, original floors and exposed brick & stone walls. This suite is in the attic on the third floor and very private as no other guests on the third floor. Breakfast was delicious. Joan and Brian and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Location right in town was convenient to shops and restaurants. We parked in the public garage located just a few steps behind the inn. We completely enjoyed our stay at the Brafferton Inn.

Home away from home

5 on September 11, 2014

We look forward to the history & charm of the Brafferton Inn, the beyond comfortable beds and the stellar hospitality provided by the owners. The breakfasts are beyond our expectations and even our picky teenagers gobble down every last bite!

Brafferton stay

4.2 on September 10, 2014

Enjoyed our stay. Room AC blew a bit too much on us, but otherwise the room was comfy and clean, the hosts friendly, and the breakfast great.

great stay

5 on September 10, 2014

brafferton inn is a great b&b, if you enjoy history, and old homes this is a must stay.a lot of civil war history here, very friendly staff. we will stay there again.

Brafferton stay

4.4 on September 08, 2014

Wanted somewhere to stay to visit Gettysburg. We we very pleased to have found the Brafferton. Very friendly welcome, comfortable and good breakfasts.

Gettysburg Overnight

5 on September 05, 2014

We had a wonderful overnight stay at The Brafferton Inn on August 28th. We received a tour and history of the inn, and were able to upgrade to the Cordori Suite for a nominal charge. Breakfast was included and it was VERY good! I ordered quiche and my husband had an egg bake with blue cheese. Just wish I could have tried the blueberry pancakes - they looked delicious. It was a great way for us to start our Pennsylvania vacation.

Disappointing with Roaches as Roomates

1.6 on September 03, 2014

Recently stayed at the Bed and Breakfast. Upon check in I was immediately disappointed that there was no parking or parking vouchers provided. Getting checked in was a hassle, the woman who checked us in gave us a speech about how lovely the facility was and gave us a mandatory 'tour' of 2 rooms; the parlor where the furniture was badly worn out and the dining room, where the cloth placements are never changed between breakfast seating's. Please be aware, breakfast requires a "reservation" with 3 seating and its a lovely day, the patio and gardens they brag about are not an option unless advanced notice is given, one cannot even take coffee into the garden area for breakfast. In the three days we were there the garden area and tables were always emptied. The rear entrance and exit to the parking garage is through the facility's garage where one light bulb offers light during the dark evening. One did not eve feel save entering and exiting the property. In addition, you get lovely view of storage and debris. The most disappointing experience was having to kill roaches in our room, yes roaches. Upon making the owner's know about this, an apology was not even offered or a refund so we could go elsewhere. We were charged the full amount and treated very rudely thereafter. I fully question the reviews that have been posted here since they all are excellent with no complaints. Something does not seem right comparing our stay to the stay of others.

Innkeeper Response
We have owned this bed and breakfast for 10 years, and truly love all our guests who have stayed with us over the years. This guest, however, is very mean spirited and this is a very hateful review. The review is full of inaccuracies and false accusations. We fully explain on our website about parking, and the check in process is easy and not a hassle at all. Our parlor has new furniture, not old and worn out, and breakfast to all our other guests is a delight. The garden area and outside deck can be used 24 hours a day, yes you can bring your coffee outside, and we do serve breakfast outside with a simple request. We have never is our 10 years seen any "roaches", and when these guests brought it to our attention, we stripped all of there linens and thoroughly cleaned their room. We asked them if they needed anything else, and they said they were fine. We absolutely never treated them rudely. They stayed here three days and never complained again, or asked to switch rooms or leave etc. They actually never checked out with us and left without paying or turning in the key. Please read our 350 other reviews on this site for an accurate description our us and our inn. Thank You

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3pm-8pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 NIght weekends during season
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stays are paid in full upon booking, two or more days are charged 50% at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: If 14 days notice is given, the deposit will be refunded minus a $25 fee. If less than 14 days notice is given, the deposit will be forfeited and the entire balance due will be charged unless the room is re-rented to another guest for the entire period.



Brian and Joan Hodges

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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Details Diamond Collection

44 York Street , Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA (Show map)

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