Two of my cousins and I met in Chambersburg to celebrate my pending wedding; we happened to pick Chamberfest weekend, which was an added bonus. So was staying at Lillie's. What makes me give Lillie's Garden B&B a 5 rating isn't: That Lillie made the reservation process smooth and asked about special dietary needs; the wonderful setting in a neighborhood full of grand and well tended homes; her actual garden where we sat on in the afternoon enjoying the shade (and champagne toasts); or the charming decor of the rooms we had.
What pushed it up was Lillie herself. She is a most gracious hostess--truly making us feel welcome and as if we were long-term friends instead of paying guests. And yes--breakfast was terrific with home made muffins and the lightest omelets! Fresh fruit, coffee, glasses of juice...and Hibiscus flowers on the table. It was all wonderful.
Lillie's openness made it easy for us to come and go throughout the day without feeling like an interference.
Do yourself a favor and make a reservation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Explore Chambersburg from the comfort of a charming bed and breakfast located less than a mile from the historic downtown and only a country road or two from pastoral farmland. Conveniently located across from the Wilson College campus, Lillie’s Garden Bed & Breakfast is only a short drive from the Appalachian Trail, the Michaux Forest, golf courses, ski slopes, Civil War sites, quaint shopping and beautiful farmland. Meander along well-worn sidewalks through picturesque Victorian neighborhoods and find yourself only steps away from where Confederates burned the northernmost town at the height of the Civil War. Discover rolling country roads that lead you to hiking trails, roadside fruit stands and beautiful vistas reflecting the very best of South Central Pennsylvania. Go back to a slower place in time. Spend a weekend and gather memories that will last a lifetime. Lillie's is close to Shippensburg and Gettysburg and conveniently accessible to Exit 17 on Interstate 81. ... more less