Mt. Gretna Inn

16 Kauffman Avenue , Mount Gretna, PA 17064 USA (Show map)




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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Anniversary Trip

4.8 on October 16, 2015

We went for our anniversary, Weeping Pines was beautiful, we had a fixed bed and towels every day and our room had a private porch so it was nice to open the door and let the cool air in, relax, read, and play cards in the common room downstairs at night. Great place! The Hideaway was right down the road so we could walk to dinner or for a drink if we wanted and get us away from the city.

Warm and friendly B&B

5 on August 31, 2015

Lovely home with updated antique decor. The owners and their staff are very friendly and helpful. Staying here is a delight!

Warm and friendly B&B

5 on August 31, 2015

Lovely home with updated antique decor. Owners and staff are friendly and helpful. A delightful experience.

Great place to stay!!

5 on August 24, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed staying at Mt. Gretna Inn after our wedding :)

Peaceful get away

4.4 on July 13, 2015

We celebrated my birthday for the third year in a row at the Mt. Gretna Inn BnB in nearby Pennsylvania, on the fringe of a Chatacqua community with daily lectures. The private porch in our room was perfect for moments of quiet reading, and the DVD setup in our room and library of tapes and books were conveniently, just outside our room! Also outside our room was the butler's pantry with frig and hot and cold drinks. Situated close to a private lake and beach facility, ice cream parlor, casual restaurant and "au provence" textile shopping venue, plus hiking trails, the area had everything we could wish for. The owner and help are warm and pleasant when needed, and the breakfasts are expansive and delicious!

Home Away From Home

5 on June 21, 2015

We love Mt. Gretna and especially the Inn. Our favorite room is the Chestnut Suite. It is the only room with a king size bed and we have found that at our age we seem to be MOST comfortable in a King.

Tremendous! !!!

5 on June 04, 2015

Everyone was GREAT! !!....Frank. ..Harry....The Lady serving breakfast. ..The other guests...The house is simply FANTASTIC!...The veranda's Magnificent! !!...The Garden is beautiful. ..smells GREAT!...The food's delicious. ..The coffee is SUPER!...I LOVED EVERY SECOND! !!...Lord willing, I'm going to return! Jim - Newark DE

Excellent Value and Service

5 on February 18, 2015

Stayed overnight on Valentines Day. This was a great escape in a beautiful setting. Harry was very accommodating!

Had a wonderful time.

4.2 on October 10, 2014

Wonderful food. Frank and Harry are excellent cooks and hosts.

Weekend Away

4.2 on August 27, 2014

We enjoyed our stay here. Very clean. I felt our bathroom could be in better condition and the room was dark. We had to turn on all the lights. One good over head light would have been nice. Breakfast was delicious and very elegant. Owners friendly and helpful. Decorations very nice.

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Rooms & Rates

The Woodlands

This guest room is nestled on the third floor and features a nautical decor. The room features a queen size bed and gas fireplace and makes a great romantic hideaway. This room has a private bath with shower.

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

The Chestnut Suite

Envelope yourself in the Far East while enjoying the largest guest room of the mansion. Read a book in the rosewood carved armchairs or nap in the king size bed. A gas fireplace and full bath are also featured in this room.

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

The Willows

This secluded and romantic third floor room is the perfect couples get-a- way. Soak in the two person whirlpool tub then relax in the queen size poster bed. This room also features an electric fireplace and private bath with shower.

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

The Gables

The Gables is nestled on the third floor. The décor is soft greens, pinks and yellows and has a romantic feel. The queen size bed or a cozy chair by the fire are great places to curl up and read a book. This room has a private bath and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Wild Cherry

Enjoy your stay in this Victorian style second floor room. Relax on the sofa by the gas fireplace and enjoy a restful night's sleep on the queen size bed. This room has a private bath with shower.

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

The Black Walnut

Perched on the second floor this room looks out on the tall pines. The room’s relaxing shades of green create a space where you can find your "Inner Zen." The room features a gas fireplace, private porch and European steam shower. A queen size feather bed makes this room the perfect nest!

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

The Weeping Pines

The Weeping Pines offers a queen size bed, loveseat, leather writers’ chair and gas fireplace. This large second floor room boasts hints of the Serengeti with leather furniture and animal prints. On warm evenings you can enjoy the outdoors on your own private porch. This room has a private bath and shower.

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

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Location Type

Lakefront, Small town, Village, Wine country


Harrisburg, PA (MDT)

Directions to property:

Directions from PA Turnpike:(Phila. & Pittsburgh) Take PA Turnpike to Exit 20 (Lancaster/Lebanon). Turn left onto Rt. 72 north. Go 2 miles to Mt. Gretna exit. At stop sign at bottom of hill turn left onto Rt. 117 north. Go 2 miles to Boulevard, turn left, and continue to end of block (past Cafe). Turn left, Mt. Gretna Inn is on the right. Directions from Washington & Baltimore: Route 83 north to Pennsylvania Turnpike East and follow directions above. Directions from NYC and North Jersey: Route 78 west to 81 south. Take first exit Route 934 south (Ft. Indiantown Gap/Annville). Follow 934 South to Route 322 east. Approximately 0.8 mile to Butler Road and make right. Stay on Butler Road to "T" at Route 117 and make right and then first left onto Boulevard. Continue to end of block (past Cafe), turn left, Mt. Gretna Inn is on the right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Piano, Telephone, Videos , Hospitality Suite for all guests, DVD's and books available, Complimentary beverages, Private Balconies on two rooms, European Steam Shower in Black Walnut, 2-person Whirlpool tub in Willows

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00-7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night minimum, but call for one-night openings



Harry Short Jr. & Frank Romonoski III

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  • Time Served: 8:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Classic Eggs Benedict
Also served for breakfast: Pecan Crusted and Apple Stuffed French Toast Sausage and Mushrrom Stuffed Crepes Wild Mushroom and Duck bacon Quiche