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Orris House Inn

318 W. Main St. , Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 USA (Show map)
58 Reviews
$150 - $175
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This weekend, enjoy the timeless elegance of the Orris House Inn. Period correct antiques and wall coverings, original chandeliers and pocket doors form the backdrop for a truly elegant getaway weekend or special occasion. Wake each morning to fresh coffee and tea delivered to your door. Linger in the sunroom or on the terrace over a breakfast tailored to your particular tastes. Return from a busy day to find fresh baked treats, wine and cheese waiting to revive you. Browse our gallery, offering extraordinary American decorative arts. Experience the tradition of Sunday afternoon tea. Mid-week business travelers enjoy the full range of amenities offered to our weekend guests, plus a private office, complete with complementary use of printer and supplies to keep you productive.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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Life Garden Wedding

5 on June 05, 2013

We had a wonderful wedding at Orris House Inn and rented the Inn for the entire weekend. The gardens were lovely, the Inn was wonderful, and Mr. Jackson met our every need to make the wedding a hugh success. The whole wedding party stayed at the Inn and loved their accommodations and breakfasts. The wedding guests were very impressed with the Inn both inside and out. Very clean and well maintained. we will have wonderful memories of the Orris House Inn for years to come!

Wonderful Wedding Venue and B&B

5 on October 07, 2012

Orris House Inn was extremely wonderful. Exactly what we were promised for our wedding was exactly what we got. The atomosphere and accomidations were excellent - Kevin and his team went above and beyond for us. We did not have to worry about anything as the staff was very attentive and helpful. They had several options of set up for the wedding and they were open to all of them. The parking situation was tough for unloading but overall the experience was wonderful.

High Praise from 2 Southerners

5 on May 05, 2012

We stayed three nights at Orris House and could not have been more pleased with every aspect. From the moment we walked in and were offered a nice glass of wine, we were smitten. The grounds are beautifully maintained with wildlife (ruffed grouse & wild mallard ducks) enjoying the grounds as much as we did . Kevin Jackson, the innkeeper, went out of his way to accommodate our every request. His gourmet breakfasts were a wonderful way to start the day. Kevin even sent us on our way with a nice "to go" bag for snacking.

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4.6 on August 04, 2011

Rented the Orris House Inn for a very special family event and it's sucess was due to the advice and service that Kevin and his crew provided. All of the arrangements were made from out of state and the first time we saw the Inn was the morning of the event. It was everything we hoped it would be. Kevin has a beautiful Inn and has done everything right !!! We spent the night as well and the experience was is the total package!!!

Fantastic Establishment

4.0 on March 16, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Orris House for Valentine's Day. There is no better place in Central Pennsylvania to stay the night in Central Pennsylvania. My wife and I felt so relaxed and at home during our stay. We really appreciated Kevin Jackson's, (Innkeeper) friendship during out stay and we will recommend this establishment to all of our family and friends. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Truly the best bed and breakfast stay we've had.

5 on December 21, 2010

The house itself is beautiful and lovingly maintained; the decor is perfect-- historically accurate, but not "over the top;" our host was unbelievably gracious and generous.

Amanda's weekend wedding stay

5 on September 28, 2010

Orris house is an amazing place to stay, it is warm and welcoming. Staying there is like you found a slice of heaven even though the neighborhood is busy. I recomend this Inn to anyone wanting to stay in Mechanicsburg!!!! Stay there you will not be disappointed!!!!

Beautiful and Relaxing

5 on August 09, 2010

My husband and I stayed only one night, but it was very romantic and relaxing. We were treated as if we were royalty. The room was very clean and very comfortable. We had a good night sleep and woke to excellent coffee and a gourmet breakfast. We would definitely visit again!

The Orris House is a true gem!

4.8 on June 08, 2010

I recall the first time we drove up to The Orris House, I was charmed by the beautiful architecture, and taken in with the beautiful outdoor garden. When we entered the Inn, we were overwhelmed by the absolutely incredible ambiance, beauty and warmth and period decor throughout this home. Kevin and his talented artistic wife Barbara were wonderful hosts and couldn't do enough to pamper us with homemade treats, gourmet breakfast and fine wine. And the beds! Fine linens and incredibly comfortable. I wouldn't have gotten out of bed if it weren't for the fresh hot coffee delivered to my door when I requested it! We booked the Inn the following season for a graduation celebration. Kevin and I discussed the details of the weekend, which included accomodating my family members and a special reception brunch. He was so easy to work with. Don't be misled by his laid back attitude! His attention to detail is incredible and he makes it look and feel easy and very comfortable. This is how I would run an Inn if I did, but it was so much nicer being the guest on the receiving end.

Goldsworthy-Green Wedding and Reception

5 on February 16, 2010

We could not have been more pleased with all aspects of our experience. The Innkeepers are flexible, customer-oriented, and skilled at managing events. The Inn looked lovely, and their recommendations for caterers, florists, bakers, etc. were all right on the mark. They handled our Friday night overnight guests exceptionally well, in addition to planning and preparing for the Saturday night event and again that evening, overnight guests! We feel confident in recommending this venue for a quiet B & B experience of a celebratory event!

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Location Type

Hershey Park, Messiah College, Dickinson College, Appalacian Trail, Yellow Breeches, Gettysburg, Airport, Mountains, Small town


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From PA Twp.(I-76) take US 15 S toward Gettysburg. Get off next exit on Cumberland Parkway. Go straight until you hit Rt 114, S. Market St. Take market St approx 1.5 miles & make a left at the second traffice light which is Main St. (Rt 114 & Rt 641 combine here. Go through the next traffic light which is York st. (York becomes 114 & Main remains 641 at this point) We are 1/2 block on the right hand side. We are also near Rts 81, 283 & 83. Call for directions.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Gettysburg, Carlisle, Dickinson college, Messiah college, Hiking, Yellow Breeches, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Fresh flowers in rooms, Antiques, Turkish towels & robes, Spa amenities, Fresh baked goods, Afternoon tea

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Hershey Park, Amish country, Boyd's Bear Country, Appalcian Trail, Gettysburg battflefield, Yellow Breeches, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children with well behaved parents are warmly welcomed.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Orris House Inn is a intimate property where every guest reservation is both important and special to us. A one night or 50% deposit is due upon reservation.
  • Cancellations: If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 10 (ten) days prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation and authorize a 10% processing fee. No Pets Allowed



Kevin C. Jackson & Barbara Schane Jackson

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About the innkeepers

History, architecture, antiques, gardening, music, cooking, entertaining, art & entertainment, reading, drawing, construction, design, marketing, advertising, hiking, walking, traveling.

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Custom breakfast prepared for each guest

  • Time Served: Whenever the guest desires
  • Serving Location: Sunroom , dining room or patio, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


318 W. Main St. , Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 USA (Show map)

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Free $50 gift card!