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.
5 on February 06, 2017
Decided on the spur of the moment to get away for the weekend. Great way to unwind and relax. Great room, great food and great hosts.
5 on February 02, 2017
A friend and I stayed at this Bed and Breakfast from a Friday to Sunday. We had an outstanding time. We felt very safe in this space. There is a key for the individual rooms as well as a keypad to lock and unlock the front door. The rooms give plenty of room for luggage and people and are very clean. The bathrooms are also very clean and provide all of the necessities. Each room has a fireplace heater that has a remote (no real fire, but emits head and light to make you feel like you have an actual fire going in your room). The fireplace kept the room toasty warm in the middle of December. There is also ample common area that offers plenty of history and entertainment. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate is available all day and night. Breakfast is served in the morning and is exceptional. They rotate their menu, so you'll never get bored during a multi-day stay. The innkeepers are also very available and will be happy to tell you about breakfast the night before so you will have plenty of time to state any dietary concerns (though, you also have a place to do that if you make a reservation online or can tell them when making reservations). The view is spectacular and there is plenty to do around the area. Just ask the innkeepers; they were more than happy to share information about Gettysburg and the surrounding area. I will definitely be returning.
5 on December 14, 2016
What a wonderful place - lots of history, great location, comfortable beds in very nice rooms - and the nicest hosts anyone could ask for. To make it even better, the Christmas lights Dennis put up were just incredible. You can't go wrong staying at Lightner Farmhouse B&B!
3.6 on December 02, 2016
Great owners....Good food...close to many things...perfect get away
5 on November 09, 2016
Was very pleased with our stay. It's a very warm, relaxing, comfortable atmosphere!
3.8 on October 27, 2016
Very nice setting, Friendly, knowledgeable innkeepers. Great food.
5 on October 25, 2016
The Lightner Farmhouse was located just outside of Gettysburg. Although the house has been around for well over 100 years, it has been well taken care of and has modern amenities. The breakfast was outstanding and the hosts were wonderful. I will stay here next time I'm in the area!
5 on October 25, 2016
If you are visiting Gettysburg, this is the B&B to stay out. It's not near the downtown area so it's quiet. The property has a beautiful scenic walking trail. The breakfast was excellent. The service was fantastic, I loved the morning history talk on the property. I highly recommend the Lightner Farmhouse. When I go back to Gettysburg, I'll be staying here again.
5 on October 19, 2016
It was a wonderful stay at the historic Bed & Breakfast!! This place is one of the truly magnificent and historical places to stay at in all of Gettysburg believe me!!! I can't wait to go back again ASAP. Also last but not least the coffee and chocolate chip cookies were amazing!
5 on October 17, 2016
We stayed 2 nights in the walnut cottage and will definitely be returning with our kids next time! The Hoover family could not be more gracious friendly warm informative and welcoming! The breakfast is scrumptious and if you don't leave full that is on you because my husband and I left full and satisfied and able to skip lunch. The setting is just delightful peaceful and away from town but still so close you are anywhere you want to be in 10 minutes or less! We saw deer in the early morning and enjoyed Jezabel the cat who joined us on the porch. The room was spacious warm and inviting and self serve offerings of coffee tea and cookies was delightful. Highly recommend this establishment!
The Cedar Room is located on the first floor with a private entrance off the side porch of the farmhouse. It has a queen bed and private bath with easy access to porch sitting.
The Chestnut Room has a queen size brass bed and a quiet elegance. Private bath.
The Oak room is on the second floor of the Inn. It is a quiet room to the rear of the building with a full bath and queen bed.
The Maple room is a bright, colorful room overlooking the front lawn of the farmhouse. It includes a queen bed and a private bath with shower.
The Birch room is a bright room in the front of the house with a queen size bed, private bath and a patriotic color scheme.
The Walnut Cottage is to the rear of the house built over the original summer kitchen of the farmhouse. It is a two story accommodation with a wrap around porch, lots of privacy.
The Pine Tree Suite is a third floor suite perfect for a private get a way for a couple or a family with children over 12 years of age. The bedroom with a queen bed is separate from the sitting room with a TV and daybed with a trundle.
Country setting, Countryside, Small town
Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 59 miles
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Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Computer, Fireplace, Fridge, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet
Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, ghost stories, paranormal investigations, dinner/storytelling package, Shopping, Ski rentals
Eileen and Dennis Hoover
Cats , Dogs , no pets reside in the B&B
Both Dennis and Eileen love gardening, spending time with their pug and entertaining guests. Eileen holds a Masters Degree in American History and welcomes questions. Both innkeepers are happy to help with tourist advice.
Low fat , Vegetarian gluten free available also
Chef Jason prepares some of the best pancakes around served with a side of bacon or sausage. We use our own mix for pancakes and waffles which makes them bake up light and fluffy.