Mt. Gretna Inn

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




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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Beautiful retreat

5 on September 09, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful, peaceful, relaxing stay at this beautiful inn. The service is amazing and breakfast is out of this world!

Good deal!

4.2 on August 14, 2017

I deliberately chose the smallest room -- a bit crowded, but the decor was interesting and I slept comfortably. Breakfast was outstanding. Other service, including message delivery was courteous, friendly, and reliable.

Power outage

4.6 on July 26, 2017

My husband and I booked a night at the inn. Beautiful home. Lovely furnishings. A very nice young lady named Sam took care of everything. Checked us in and explained everything. Unfortunately for us there was a power outage. A tree took out some wires. There wasn't a generator, so in 90 something degrees heat it quickly become uncomfortable. The innkeepers where away on vacation in Europe at the time. As far as I could figure there was no policy set up for what to do in this situation. After five hours the power came back on, which was 11pm.We sat out on the porch with candles, which was cooler. The upside to this whole thing was that we got to meet one of the innkeepers mother Pat and their cute dog Cloe. We had a great time sitting on the beautiful porch chatting with her and playing with Cloe. In the morning Sam came and fixed us a delicious breakfast in the gorgeous dining room with fresh flowers on the table. So in closing the only negative is no air conditioning, which of course isn't the owners fault, but get a generator.

A day back in time

3.6 on July 10, 2017

We truly enjoyed our 24 hrs in Mt. Gretna and the Inn was a big part of that. The location is very good and the grand old home provided a good home base. My wife was there back in her childhood and continued to be taken back to those great memories, the lake, the Jigger Shop and of course Camp Meeting.

Best Choice in Town

3.6 on July 07, 2017

Partly because there are few others within walking distance of the theater. Comfortable beds, inviting public rooms. Bedrooms are spacious, each with different decor themes. Ours was "animals" or maybe "Africa." Like many B&Bs some guests will love the amalgam of knickknacks; others may feel hemmed by the sheer number of things occupying virtually all horizontal surfaces. Some bathrooms small.

Very nice place to stay

4.6 on June 25, 2017

The room was beautiful, comfortable, and well decorated. The porch was a great place to relax and catch up on some reading. The breakfast was exceptional and the staff was very attentive. This is a great place to stay but it is very expensive, we probably would not have stayed here without getting a gift certificate to stay. The location is wonderful but probably not a location for more than 3 nights or so since things to do in the area are a bit limited

Visit to Mt. Gretna for Biking

4.8 on June 05, 2017

The Inn and the rooms are very nice. Rooms were well appointed and clean. The only issue was the pillows, as they were either very firm or exceedingly soft. Breakfast was delicious. The Inn is very convenient to the Lebanon Valley Rail trail (in fact you can ride your bikes directly from the Inn to the trail). Also, Mt. Gretna is a very cute and interesting town. The nearby Governor Dick Park is a great place for a hike.

Mother's Day Weekend at The Mt. Gretna Inn

5 on May 18, 2017

A very welcoming and wonderful time at the Mt. Gretna Inn over Mother's Day. A beautiful setting with a lovely fireplace and large covered front porch to relax and reflect. We will definitely return when Mt. Gretna lake and the Jigger Shoppe Ice Cream Parlor re-opens over Memorial Day Weekend. A great place to spend a summer vacation....Mt. Gretna is a very special place!!

A gem!

4.6 on September 20, 2016

My husband and I spent one night here while attending an event at the Giant Center in Hershey and were very glad we did. We felt pampered and loved the accommodations and the breakfast.

Wonderful B & B

4.8 on September 04, 2016

First of all our host Harry went above and beyond to accommodate our stay. If you want to feel pampered just look into the dining area and feel like a king or is so beautiful..and that is before breakfast was served that was amazing. The front porch was a great meeting place. Our room also had a private porch and was so cozy a quick nap was a pleasure. Welcoming, beautiful, accommodating, historical, cozy and grand all at the same time

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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

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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
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Harry Short Jr. & Frank Romonoski III

Languages spoken


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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

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