The Brafferton Inn

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

vacation

4.2 on April 23, 2016

Stay here every year, love the Inn, and the staff is very friendly. Nice rooms, great food and nice atmosphere. Love the town and all the shops, restaurants, & tours.


Breakfast and Friendliness were outstanding

4.4 on April 19, 2016

We stayed in the Pear Tree Suite, huge rooms, nice porch. I can't say enough good things about our whole stay. Loved it.


Highly recommend the Brafferton

5 on April 11, 2016

We had a wonderful stay and have already recommended it to our friends. Very comfortable, clean, welcoming.


Great mix of historic and modern

5 on April 05, 2016

Historic 1700s building was absolutely beautiful. There are many places to sit and relax, inside and out. My favorite spot was a covered area just outside the main building. We stayed in the Getty's Suite and loved it. Fully modern bathroom (wish my shower at home was that awesome with two shower heads and a corner seat) with full kitchen and living room. Was perfect for our family of 4. Two bedrooms in this suite, and the extra room had twin beds which my teenage boys loved. They hate having to share a bed! Only downside was the wifi doesn't reach that far. Morning breakfast was delicious; I believe we had four meal options to choose from each day, and while we were waiting for our food there was a bowl of fresh fruit and a delicious popover to enjoy. Afternoon cookies were a welcome treat after a day of sightseeing. Will definitely stay again!


First rate experience in the middle of the historic part of town.

4.8 on April 01, 2016

Owners and staff were fantastic...I'd love to return some day. The breakfast and service were first rate. I highly recommend staying here.


Very Welcoming and Charming. We will be back!

4.8 on March 30, 2016

Just needed a weekend get-away, They made us feel right at home!


weekend getaway

5 on March 28, 2016

We were taken back when we first arrived by the quaint feel of the town. The feeling got even better when we went into the Inn and met Brian. The charm and allure of the home was incredible. The fresh made afternoon cookies were a treat all to itself. Our room was great, comfy, inviting, and warm. We settled right in as if we were in our own home. We got some great advice on a local place to eat and have some drinks. The GarryOwen Pub was fantastic. Atmosphere, drinks, food all top notch. The next morning we went to the dining room for breakfast and we were blown away again. The place settings, fresh cut fruit and warmth were enough but then came the food......4 options and none of them would have disappointed. It was scrumptious. Topped it all off with daily fresh made pastry, lemon curd muffin was so delicate and tasty. The Brafferton was recommended to us and we would certainly recommend it to anyone. We will be back in the fall to take in more sites and enjoy the hospitality.


Wonderful visit!

5 on March 27, 2016

The Brafferton Inn was lovely! The owner, and all who worked there, were kind and welcoming. Our room was beautiful and spotless. Every morning started with a delicious breakfast in the historic dining room. We can't wait to stay again!


Would be the first place I recommend to anyone going to Gettysburg!!!

5 on March 26, 2016

We had a great suite named Dorothys Hideaway. It was very comfortable, just the right size, and had an amazing bathroom with 2 person jacuzzi. The owner is on premises and they serve an amazing home cooked breakfast. They cater to food allergies aswell, I have celiac disease and my fiancé is alergic to all dairy and they made us home cooked muffins, pancakes, along with some great egg dishes. Just a great place to stay!!! Adam


Pleasant Experience

4.8 on March 26, 2016

Onsite dining is limited to breakfast only which is fine but should be noted for the review category. Overall experience was very nice and we will stay there again as well as refer to others. Hosts are very friendly and accommodating.


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Rooms & Rates

Olde Master Bedroom

Queen hand carved cherry rice poster, shower bath across the hall, window air, fireplace 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, wingback 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 Amenities Queen Four Poster bed 600 Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets Shower Stall Bathroom Hair Dryer Air Conditioning Plush Robes

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

Gettys Suite

Queen, attached double stall shower bath, window air Located on the first floor of our 1850's Carriage House Addition, this spacious family style suite features a king size bedroom, with a second bedroom with two twin beds. The suite has a large living room complete with sofa, large comfortable overstuffed chairs, and a flat screen television. The suite is equipped with a full kitchen containing a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and all items needed for cooking meals. A large dining room set completes the room. The full private bathroom contains a double sink and a double stall shower. This suite is ideal for families or two couples travelling together. The suite does have central air conditioning, a Keurig Coffee Machine and a private parking spot.

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

Lincoln Suite

King Bedroom, sitting room with sofa, gas fireplace, flat screen television. Private tiled bathroom with spa shower.

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

Hoke Room

Double cherry canopy, attached tub & shower bath, window air 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. Amenities: Queen Iron Bed 600 Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets Tub/shower bathroom Air Conditioning Hair Dryer

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

Brafferton Suite

King,firelpace,jacuzzi tub,tv,double size sofa 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 outdoor balcony. Sofa bed comfortable for children only. Amenities: King Size Four Poster Bed 600 Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets Two Person Jacuzzi with separate shower Fluffy Terry Cloth Robes Keurig Coffee Machine Hair Dryer Double walled see through gas fireplace Central Air Conditioning Cable TV/DVD

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

Eisenhower Room

queen,fireplace,tv 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. Amenities: Queen Four Poster Bed 600 Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets Full Tub/shower Hair Dryer Central Air Conditioning Cable TV/DVD Gas Fireplace Microwave Mini Frig

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

Dorothy's Hideaway

queen,jacuzzi,tv 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. The microwave and refrigerator may tempt you to truly hide away for a bit. This room also opens onto an outdoor balcony, and the bathroom contains a large Jacuzzi tub for two. Amenities: Queen Bed 600 Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets Fluffy Terry Cloth Bathrobes Two Person Jacuzzi with separate shower Cable TV/DVD Air Conditioning Balcony

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

Officer's Headquarters

queen,tv,fireplace 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 shower Amenities: Queen Bed 600 Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets Full tub/shower Air Conditioning Hair dryer Gas Fireplace Cable TV

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

Tillie's Room

queen bed, shower and tub, tv 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 Air Conditioning Compact electric Fireplace Window view Steps to the garden and deck

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

Pear Tree Suite

suite with king bed, jacuzzi, gas fireplace Our newest and largest suite. Located on the first floor of our Lane Studios building. This spacious suite has a large fenced in patio area with a private entrance to the room. Inside you will find a king size bedroom, complete with large stone gas fireplace, loveseat, chairs, and flat screen television. The suite also contains a seperate den area with a daybed, desk, and another flat screen television. The luxurious bathroom contains a spa shower and two person jacuzzi tub. This suite is perfect for families with one or two children, as the daybed pulls out to two twins. Daybed not suitable for more than one adult. $205-$239 A third or fourth person may be added for an additional $25 per person per night Amenities: King Bed 600 Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets daybed gas fireplace large patio area Jacuzzi tub Central Air Conditioning Keurig Coffee Machine

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

Old Orchard Guest House

This charming 1866 3 bedroom one and a half bath home is located at 313 Baltimore Street, about 3 and a half blocks from the Brafferton Inn. This is a vacation rental with a two night minimum and maximum occupancy of 6. Perfect for families or couples traveling together. A great alternative to the inn or hotels. Other amenities include washer/dryer, full kitchen, two car garage, and living room. Breakfast is not included with this rental. Please call the inn for more details. Max occupancy is 6.

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

Codori Suite

Queen, Sitting Rm w/Queen Sofa, TV, attached tub & shower bath, central air Located on the first floor of the 1850's carriage house, this suite is the largest suite in the Inn. The suite contains a king size iron bed and a large sitting room containing a queen size sofa bed suitable for children only. Two full bathrooms, one containing a spa shower, the other a jacuzzi tub. New flat screen television, gas fireplace, tiled floors, and heated towel racks completes the luxury. This room has central a/c and even better yet, is ADA compliant. Amenities: King size Iron Bed Queen Sofa Bed Mini-frig and Microwave Gas fireplace Jacuzzi tub Flat Screen Television Heated Towel Racks 600 Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets Two Full Bathrooms Keurig Coffee Machine Spa Shower Private free parking spot

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

North Suite

Queen, Sitting Rm w/Queen Sofa, TV, attached bath w/ jacuzzi, window air, private balcony, fireplace 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. This suite also adjoins the South Suite, and is perfect for families or friends traveling together. 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: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Catharine's Cove

Queen, Sitting Rm w/Queen Sofa, TV, attached bath w/jacuzzi tub, window air On the second floor of the Olde Shop with a private entrance off York St., this suite’s large sitting room has lots of light, a queen size sofa, 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. This suite also adjoins the North Suite, and is perfect for families or friends traveling together. Amenities: Queen Bed 600 Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets Jetted Whirlpool Tub/shower Air Conditioning Cable / Flat Screen TV Compact Electric Fireplace

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

Deck Suite

Queen, Sitting Rm w/Single Sofa, TV, attached double stall shower bath, window air, private balcony 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 wingback 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. Amenities: Queen bed 600 Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets Air Conditioning Double Stall Shower Hair Dryer Cable TV Outside Deck

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

Loft Suite

Queen, TV, attached tub and shower bath, window air, refrigerator 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, wet sink, 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 unit. Amenities: Queen Bed Day bed 600 Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets Air Conditioning Shower/Tub Hairdryer 2 Cable TV’s one with DVD player Mini Frig Wet sink

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

Battle Room

Queen cherry sleigh bed, attached stall shower bath, window air, fireplace 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. Amenities: Queen Bed 600 Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets Shower stall bathroom Hair Dryer Air Conditioning

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

Garden Room

Queen, Jacuzzi but, central air and heat, flat screen television, spa shower. 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! Amenities: Jacuzzi Tub Queen Iron Bed 600 Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets Full tub/shower Hairdryer Cetnral Air Writing Desk/Chair Steps to the garden and deck

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

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town

Airport

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

Historic Inn

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, 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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Policies

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 NIght weekends during season
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Brian, AmyBeth and Joan Hodges

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian