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The Lightner Farmhouse

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2350 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Lightner Farmhouse We booked 4 nights in the Walnut Cottage which served as a summer kitchen during the time of the civil war. After the battle of Gettysburg, Union Soldiers used the farmhouse as a hospital. The walnut cottage still has the same oven built into it that was used by the Union... More 

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Phoenix, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful experience at the Lightner Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast. The historic house is beautiful and conveniently located near the town and the Military Park. We were met by our gracious hosts and invited to a history talk on the house in the next morning. Eileen was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the house and local Gettysburg attractions. The... More 

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gettysburggal35, Owner at The Lightner Farmhouse, responded to this review

Thanks Judy for choosing the Lightner Farmhouse and we are glad that our location is good for future family get togethers for you. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Cedar room was simply wonderful. We had a very comfortable bed and nice cozy pillows. Behind the bathroom door were 2 robes and did I ever love the one that I used. Super nice touch. Our side door open to a lovely porch with rocking chairs, perfect for relaxation. We enjoyed the breakfasts very much. Everything was fresh and... More 

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gettysburggal35, Owner at The Lightner Farmhouse, responded to this review

Linda and Gary were wonderful guests and after a few days felt more like long time friends than guests. We look forward to next year's visit. More 

Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Eileen and David Hoover and their son Jason were the perfect hosts! They went out of their way to make me feel right at home and part of a family. My room was very comfortable but at the same time charming inline with the old style feel of the place. The grounds were gorgeous.

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gettysburggal35, Owner at The Lightner Farmhouse, responded to this review

After 5 nights with us, we decided that Keith is now a member of the Lightner family. We enjoyed the morning talks with Keith and his gracious good humor. Come back anytime! More 

Round Lake, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Beautiful B&B. The Hoover family is so nice, friendly, helpful..I've stayed at many places in Gettysburg being that we have been going down for over 20 years. Lovely home, very comfortable room. The bed was beyond comfortable, got the best sleep ever. Shower awesome. Clean, good breakfast. My room had a fireplace. The best experience all the way around. Just... More 

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gettysburggal35, Owner at The Lightner Farmhouse, responded to this review

We enjoyed meeting you and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks for the kind words. More 

Portsmouth, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Excellent. I was the sole occupant during my off-season stay. Dennis and Eileen's son, Jay, took care of the daily care and cooking. He did a great job, and was very interesting to converse with during breakfast. Also met Betty and thoroughly enjoyed talking with her regarding the paranormal, and her personal experiences. I was also delighted to make a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A brand new farmhouse in 1862, it was turned into a military hospital a year later. The Lightner Farmhouse B&B is a terrific place to stay while visiting Gettysburg. The breakfasts we shared with the other guests were great. The service was beyond compare and directions, suggestions for the weekend were spot on. Eileen gave us the history of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a terrific stay at the Lightner Farmhouse. The room was comfortable. The breakfast each morning was terrific. The service really was top-notch. They definitely went above an beyond what was expected to make our experience a good one. We're definitely planning to go back at some point.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Spent the weekend at the Lightner Farmhouse B&B. What a lovely place! Rooms were comfortable and clean, lots of character, beautiful atmosphere and decor. Spent some time hiking the grounds which was a lot of fun. Eileen, Dennis and Jason, made us feel at home, gave great ideas for things to see and do in the area, and the breakfasts... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The Lightner Farmhouse is a comfortable bed and breakfast with many homely touches. We enjoyed the Cedar Room with its separate entrance into the house and verandah for afternoon tea. From other reviews we were looking forward to hearing about the effect of the battles on the towns people but Eileen instead gave us the family history of the farm.... More 

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gettysburggal35, Owner at The Lightner Farmhouse, responded to this review

We enjoyed having the Australian couple with us for a few days. The comment about history is puzzling because we give a brief history of the farm at check-in plus we have been offering a 30 minute history talk on Wednesday and Saturday morning during the busy season. One of the Licensed Battlefield Guides has written a lengthy history of... More 

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