McLean House Bed & Breakfast

80 W King Street , Shippensburg, PA 17257-1212 USA (Show map)


Welcome to our beautifully restored 18th century home.Some guests' own comments speak best: "Warm and gracious hospitality", "Lush and beautiful gardens " "Family friendly- even to our babies" " a real find-very affordable" . Several restaurants within two blocks, and a ten minute walk to Shippensburg University. Four air conditioned rooms, three each with a double bed ,one with twin beds. Free Wireless. Visit Pennsylvania's oldest hardware store(155 years and counting!) Many historical sites nearby.PA Civil War Trails markers in town. Visit our website



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Don't miss this wonderful stay

5 on April 06, 2015

We have stayed at many B&B's but this is hands down probably the finest. Beautifully decorated and we would enjoy living here. How we missed this in the past I'll never know. Jan was a wonderful host and gave us a sumptuous breakfast. This is a must stay for any of our future trips to the area. Will stay longer next time so we can enjoy the downtown and the history.

Great get away Weekend

5 on December 20, 2013

Was such a delight staying in the McLean Home. Jan Rose was a wonderful hostess & made our visit very pleasant- coffee & breakfast were wonderful-

Historical Charm

5 on September 06, 2012

Lovely getaway within driving distance from Carlisle. An experienced hostess and the comfort of home away from home made our trip one we look forward to making again soon!

A wonderful place

5 on September 04, 2012

Beautiful historic old house. gracious hospitality -- Thank you Jan! We would definitely return.

McLean House stay

4.6 on June 23, 2012

We were looking for a quiet setting where we could visit Gettysburg & do some hiking. This was a great choice! Gettysburg was close enough, Boiling Springs was a gem & the Appalachian Trail was nearby. Jan made us feel welcome & the food was wonderful. She also gave us numerous tips on places to visit & we would certainly go back. Danny & Martha - fulltimeRV'ers Sioux Falls, South Dakota (currently in Elmira, NY)

My new favorite to place to stay when visting Gettysburg!

5 on April 11, 2012

I travel to the Gettysburg area on a yearly basis and I always stay at a bed & breakfast. McLean House is the least expensive bed & breakfast that I have ever stayed at and is by far one of the best I have ever experienced! In August 2011, I stayed at the McLean House for 2 nights with my teenage daughter and I have to say that our stay exceeded my expectations. The house and gardens are lovely! The relaxing vibe gave my daughter and I the chance to reconnect while spending quality time together. It was an easy drive into Gettysburg, which is a big bonus for us. An outstanding value and a very memorable experience. McLean House will now be my first choice for lodging when I travel to PA!

Simply the Best

5 on January 03, 2012

I stayed here over New Years 2011/2012 during a visit to Gettysburg. The McLean House is beautiful, and Jan Rose was very friendly and hospitable. Her breakfasts were excellent, and she was eager to share the history of her lovely home and the town of Shippensburg - lots of incredible stories. The view of the creek from the breakfast table is worth the visit alone. Highly recommended, and I look forward to visiting again in the future. 5 stars all the way around. -Mark H. Georgia

Innkeeper Response
Thanks fpr your great review- hope to see you again. Jan

- Jan Rose (innkeeper)

Gorgeous Home

5 on November 13, 2011

This is a gorgeous, impecably neat and clean house with wonderful charm and character. I was greeted with warmth and made to feel very welcome. Accommodations are beyond comfortable with numerous amenities. Breakfast was delicious and attention to detail most evident.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind review. Look forward to seeing you again. Jan

- Jan Rose (innkeeper)

Wonderful as always

4.6 on October 24, 2011

We have been staying here at least 10 years. We used to go to have a little alone time without our kids; it was always very relaxing and rejuvenating. Jan is so hospitable -- we always feel so welcome and she knows so much about the area -- very helpful. Rooms comfortable, beautiful old home, picturesque. This year we took 2 of our married kids with us -- it was great!

Most Beautiful B&B ever visited

5 on October 16, 2011

This place is a step back in time! Every room is impeccably furnished in tradition! The room was so comfy and inviting, the breakfast scrumptious, and the host Jan was wonderful! The price was unbelievably priced! If you contemplate staying in the area, I highly recommend this place!

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Location Type

Small town


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 55 miles

Directions to property:

Travelling east on PA Turnpike, exit at Blue Mtn, take Rte.696 to Shippensburg. At second light (King St),turn right- property on left over small bridge. Coming west on PA Turnpike (I-76) to Exit 16 Carlisle, take Interstate 81 South to Exit 29( King Street),turn right onto Rte.174.At deadend (3rd light)turn left onto PA 11(King St) go approx. 1 mile thru 5 lights to property on left along stream. When approaching from the south, Take Exit 24, Fayette Street,turn left off exit go approx. 2 miles to Shippensburg. Turn left at T, go to second traffic light, (King Street) turn right- property is second home on right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, PA Civil War Trails, Shopping, Anteitam Battlefield, Gettysburg Battlefield, Amish Markets, Golfing, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Fireplace, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 10:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On screened porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes I have lots of grandchildren!!
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Talk to me. vERY small animals perhaps
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit required
  • Cancellations: No penalty if cancelled within two days.
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Jan Rose

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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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