Built ca. 1862, the Lightner Farmhouse served as a hospital for Union troops after the Battle of Gettysburg. The house is a graceful brick Federal-style building, surrounded by nineteen acres of peaceful countryside. Guests can rock on the porch as the afternoon breeze wafts scents from the gardens. We have taken care to preserve the original character of the farmhouse, including wide moldings, random-plank floors and four fireplaces. Bedrooms are decorated in themes inspired by quilt designs, each with a private bath containing hair dryers. A three-course country breakfast is served on individual oak tables in the dining room. Guests may use the Victorian parlor, furnished in period antiques and filled with interesting reading material about the battle. The common room, with exposed oak beams, a brick floor and large walk-in fireplace, serves as the gathering place in which our guests can relax. Games, a television, and videos are available for entertainment. The farmhouse has central air conditioning.
Located on the site of the original summer kitchen, a major highlight of the Walnut Cottage is the old beehive oven still found in the sitting room. This two-floor suite is decorated in a garden theme. The bath and sitting room are on the first floor. On the second floor is the sleeping area, with a king bed and the twin size daybed and trundle. Guests are served a private breakfast on our breezeway. Other amenities include a private wrap-around deck, private entrance, and a television.
The Pine Tree Suite is located on the third floor of the inn and is perfect for a couple looking for a quiet, cozy space or for a family with children over age 12.
4.2 on November 17, 2013
My husband and I had a wonderful stay. The innkeepers are delightful, welcoming, and friendly. We were shown around on arrival, given a little history of the property, and delightfully pleased with our room. Breakfast was nicely prepared, and plated, and we sat at a lovely table for two, which didn't prohibit us from visiting with the other guests. The bed was very comfy and the electric logs in the fireplace were a nice touch that added comfort and warmth to the room. When back in Gettysburg (or even passing through) this will be our first choice for accommodations. Thanks to the Hoover Family for making our stay memorable.
5 on October 23, 2013
Eileen and Dennis are wonderful down to earth and friendly individuals. We stayed five nights in the oak room which was so comfortable and peaceful. Pride of ownership is present everywhere in this beautiful historic B&B. We loved it here. This is the place to stay while visiting Gettyburg.
5 on December 20, 2012
We stayed at the Lightner Farmhouse B&B on Dec 8, '12 are loved every minute of it. Eileen, Dennis and their housekeeper Bettie were gracious hosts. Breakfast was very good. Having read over 50 books on the Battle of Gettysburg as well as visiting the Battlefield many many times, I never stayed overnight in Gettysburg. I live just less than 3 hours away from Gettysburg and always did day trips. There was a special connection made staying at the Lightner Farmhouse. I would of never made that connection if all I did was day trips to this beautiful and historic area. I highly recommend the Lightner Farmhouse B&B and I hope to use it for my upcoming annual Gettysburg visits- no more day trips for us! Wally & Diane Greensburg Pa
4.8 on October 09, 2012
My friend and I spent this past weekend Oct. 5th and 6th at the Lightner Farmhouse and had a wonderful time. Eileen, Dennis and Betty too were fantastic hosts. It felt like a home. The breakfasts were delicious and our room was very comfortable down to books available to read. We would definitely do this again. The ghost tour with Betty was alot of fun too. Mary Lou Rahde
5 on October 04, 2012
This is one of the best B&B's we have ever stayed in. Eileen, Dennis and Betty are wonderful. They are so informative about the area and spot on with their recommendations of places to experience. The breakfasts were wonderful and the chocolate chip cookies were a wonderful afternoon treat. We stayed in the Cedar room (5 nights) which has its own private entrance which was great for us. We enjoyed our morning brews each day after breakfast on the comfortable porch. Gave us time to plan our activities for the day in a relaxed atmosphere. And if you like the paranormal - the Lightner as that fl. you as well. The Inn is located far enough out of town to not experience the traffic noise and yet close enough to be into town in a jiffy. And the location to the Visitors Center is great. We recommend the Lightner to anyone traveling to Gettysburg.
Country setting, Countryside, Small town
Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 59 miles
Exit the Airport. Follow I-195 North I-695 (Toward Towson). Stay on I-695 to I-795 (Northwest Expressway). Near end of I-795 take Rt. 140 towards Westminster, go approx. 12 miles on Rt. 140 to Rt. 97 (Gettysburg). Follow Rt. 97 into Littlestown. Continue going straight through till you come to the Lightner Farmhouse B&B, approx. 6 miles from Littlestown center on your right.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Croquet, Badminton, ghost stories, dinner/storytelling package, paranormal investigations, Shopping, Ski rentals
Bed and Breakfast
Fireplace, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Eileen and Dennis Hoover
2 Cats , 2 Dogs , no pets reside in the B&B Others
Both Dennis and Eileen love gardening, spending time with their pugs and entertaining guests. Eileen holds a Masters Degree in American History and welcomes questions. Both innkeepers are happy to help with tourist advice.
Dennis' Blueberry Pancakes
Chef Dennis prepares some of the best pancakes around served with a side of bacon or sausage.