Mary-Penn Bed and Breakfast

716 Mason Dixon Road , Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA (Show map)


The Mary-Penn is a farm house from 1743 that is split in two by the mason dixon line. In 2008 Bea and David Waybright opened the Mary–Penn Bed and Breakfast after renovations to enhance the comfort of its guests. The house consists of three bedrooms upstairs — two in Maryland and one in Pennsylvania, which has access to a smaller room with a single bed.A newly remodeled bathroom includes a whirlpool tub with shower.The first floor features a charming parlor, breakfast room (perfect for family-style dining), kitchen, bed room and a full bath and a large family room added in 1990 that overlooks Marsh Creek. A basement with a large, stone fireplace on the Maryland side is used as a sitting room and game room and has access to the outdoors. The house itself is situated on the back 200 acres of the 900-acre Waybright family farm at the end of a one mile lane. Don’t forget to take a walk and see the two mason Dixon line mile markers.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

So welcoming and so peaceful!

5 on July 23, 2017

I walked into the Mary-Penn and was greeted with a feeling of leaving my troubles outside on the front door step. This B&B is so peaceful and welcoming you feel like you have stepped back in time where there are no cell phones, hustle bustle or an urgency for anything other than to relax. Sitting in any of the rooms you are looking out the many windows to a land which is quite simply spectacular. Bea and David make you feel like you have known them forever and like you are already part of their family during your stay! The Inn is beautiful, the history (which Bea tells with a contagious enthusiasm) is impressive, and the rooms are remarkable in the ways they sit on either side of the Mason Dixon line as well as decorated with beautiful antiques. The breakfasts were delicious served with fresh fruits picked from their farm or locally and the hosts even had nightly cheese & cracker trays as well as complimentary wine for their guests. I can't wait to be able to enjoy this Inn again!!!! Thank you so much, Bea & David!!

Wonderful Country Get Away

5 on March 23, 2017

My fiancee and I are expecting in June. We needed a little getaway before the baby joins us. We scheduled an off Season visit and ended up with an incredibly quiet and relaxing weekend. The hosts made us feel like family. Hospitality was beyond our expectations. If you are in to History this destination can't be beat. We will definitely be returning.

Beautifully restored home & fabulous hosts in a peaceful setting

4.8 on October 01, 2016

We recently took over the entire Mary-Penn for a family gathering and we couldn't have been happier with our experience. Bea & David did a beautiful job restoring this lovely historic farmhouse. Beds were comfortable and rooms were tastefully decorated with some nice extras like robes & toiletries. Generous homestyle breakfast was served and Bea & David joined us to talk about the history of the house and the farm. They are warm and welcoming people and were very accommodating -- especially since we ended up with one extra overnight guest and a couple of extra guests for breakfast the next morning. If you're looking for a place for a family or friends gathering, this is a perfect spot. Feels like it's well off the beaten path (driveway is a mile long off the main road) but it's only about 8-10 miles from the heart of Gettysburg and is a perfect place to to stay if you prefer peaceful and spacious accommodations.

Comfort and Rest

5 on September 25, 2016

Just returned from a much needed break and stayed at the Mary-Penn B&B. We thoroughly enjoyed the comfort and beauty of this very historical home. The Inn Keepers are fabulous people! Breakfasts were perfect. Bea was even able to pleasantly address my GF needs without a lesser quality option. We will go back!


5 on September 07, 2016

While in the Gettysburg area this past Labor Day weekend we had the pleasure of staying at the Mary-Penn B&B. Absolutely one of the finest B&B's we've stayed at. The room are first rate while the house in its entirety is spectacular. The history of the home is overwhelming as is the attention and service provided by the owners. It's about 8 miles from downtown Gettysburg, plenty close enough to enjoy whatever suites you. The location is rural , quiet , serene and as it should be relaxing. We will be back !

Mason Dixon gem

5 on July 25, 2016

Bea and David have created a B&B that is truly special. For those of you that have an appreciation of beautiful landscapes, amazing accommodations and true hospitality then this is the place for you. The home itself has been respectfully restored and updated. The hearty breakfast personally made by Bea was wonderful. We particularly enjoyed her expansive knowledge of the home and the families that have contributed to the history of this area.

Enjoyable Weekend

4.8 on November 10, 2015

My wife and I spend our anniversary at the Mary Penn B&B over the Halloween weekend. The house is in a very relaxing environment. The creek flowed just outside the house which is good drive into the farm, so no outside noises were heard. Deer were seen out in the fields in the morning. Other wildlife is readily seen also, such as hawks and the occasional eagle. But the best part of the experience was meeting the owners Bea and David. They made you feel at home. If you visit Mary Penn, you must sit down with them and talk about the history of the house and of their family history in the area. We plan to return with our friends for a relaxing visit. Ellie and Dave


5 on October 25, 2015

Where to start? Absolutely amazing! This was my first ever bed and breakfast and to be honest it will be very hard to top! From the minute I met Bea till the last minute of my stay I felt like I have known her for years! she gave an amazing, informational tour. She made me feel like I was at home and that's what I wanted, Amazing view and very peaceful! I am sure I could keep talking about it because I have so much to say but I don't want to give away my experience and time there, you need to go and see for YOURSELF! Amazing job Bea! Beautiful place and your such an amazing person. Your friend from PA! Ill be back! :) I told you that! Don't wait, make a date!

Wonderful hosts

5 on October 15, 2015

What a wonderful place to relax and get away-who could ask for better accommodations and the hosts go out of their way to accommodate you. Can not wait for our next visit. Geoffrey & Jennifer Domowicz West Springfield, PA

Incredible stay!

5 on April 27, 2015

Every so often you are drawn to a place that has a special meaning. For us this is the spot. Not only is their home spotless, comfortable, and full of history but the hostess, Bea, is a treasure in her own right! From the moment we entered the front door and learned the history of the Mary-Penn it was clear this was not just a place to lay your head but a place to call home. Recommend it highly! Tom and Brenda, Irwin,PA

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Close to Washington D.C, Philadelphia & Baltimore, Outlet Stores, Religious Services, Ski area, Winery

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Desk, Library, Radio, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals

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  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 25% of total bill due at booking
  • Cancellations: Full 25% deposit refunded with 2 weeks notice of cancellation. If after two weeks 25% deposit will be kept.
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Bea & David Waybright

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Family Style Breakfast

  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

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