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“Perfect for our formal event” 5 of 5 stars
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“Perfect for our formal event”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

Held a formal event--gourmet level. The owner helped make sure everything went off without a hitch, thought of nice extra touches. It was exsquisite & fabulous--guests loved it. Some stayed over night and raved about the accommodations. If you love beautiful & historic, you'll love this place.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Orris House Inn was extremely wonderful. Exactly what we were promised for our wedding was exactly what we got. The atomosphere and accomidations were excellent - Kevin and his team went above and beyond for us. We did not have to worry about anything as the staff was very attentive and helpful. They had several options of set up for the wedding and they were open to all of them. The parking situation was tough for unloading but overall the experience was wonderful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

My husband and I attended Parents Weekend at Dickinson College for our daughter who is a freshman. It was our first stay in the area and also our first experience at a B&B. The weekend was lovely and was topped off by the clean and beautifully decorated Orris House. Our visit was relaxing and felt like a step back in time. The hospitality was superb. Cookies, wine and cheese were available in the afternoon and evening. Breakfast was made fresh based upon our request. An extra special touch was a tray of tea brought to our bedroom door in English china cups and saucers a half hour prior to our selected breakfast time. Breakfast was served in a glass enclosed sunroom that overlooked a garden that showcased lush flowers, birds and wildlife. Kevin, the Innkeeper, was friendly, pleasant and displayed hospitality that was warm and inviting. The weekend stay at the Orris House was so enjoyable we booked it for Parents weekend 2013.

Room Tip: There is no swimming pool at Orris House. I was unable to clear the entry that I accidentally hit.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harrisburg, PA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

My wife and I got married at the Orris House Inn in September of 2011. Everyone who attended our wedding fell in love with the place. We were so taken with the OHI and the Inn Keeper, Kevin that we returned this September to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. The house itself is gorgeous and filled with character and charm. The property is the perfect space for an outdoor wedding. Very well landscaped and maintained. Kevin is wonderful to work with and very easy going. For our anniversary he went out and got flowers and champagne for our room. We plan on celebrating our anniversary at the OHI every year and making it the site of other special events in our life. It's the best kept secret in Mechanicsburg.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. The honeymoon suite is the largest.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Beautiful old house right in the middle of Mechanicsburg. Rooms are great, very comfortable beds, and Kevin, the proprietor, was kind, helpful and makes killer scones!! If you're in the area and need a nice place to stay, I'd choose the Orris House over a hotel every day of the week!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

My wife and I recently had a June wedding at the Orris Hous Inn. The price was reasonable and the service great. Kevin, who runs the Inn, was easy to work with and provided servers for our wedding. We had the first floor to the Inn and the back yard, which sat up to 70 people and was the high light of the entire Inn. The large back yard provided enough room for dancing, dining and mingling. I highly recomend the Inn for any small to medium size intimate wedding, bridal or wedding shower.

Tim C.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfax, Virginia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

My friend and I like to attend cooking school in Carlisle PA. We have stayed at several B & B's in Carlisle, but decided to look for something different. The Orris House Inn is fabulous.
The grounds are beautiful. The inn is well decorated with quality furniture. Kevin, the innkeeper, is the best part! We arrived to fresh baked chocolate cookies!

Wine was served on the patio and we were the only guests that evening. It was like setting in a private back yard. Our room was the 2 bedroom suite and it was perfect.

Kevin provided suggestions for dinner. Coffee service was brought to your room before breakfast was served. The breakfasts were cooked to order.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Orris House Inn

Address: 318 West Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Mechanicsburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Mechanicsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This exquisite mansion, built circa 1887, is a registered National Historic Landmark. Known for our customer service and attention to detail the Inn features period antiques and wallpaper and is rich in original detail. We are centrally located and an easy drive to Harrisburg, Carlisle, Gettysburg, Hershey, York, New Oxford and Lancaster and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. We are 10 minutes from Messiah College and 20 minutes from Dickinson College. We offer accommodations of distinction as well as provide an intimate setting for small weddings, receptions, reunions, birthday, anniversary and graduation parties. ... more   less 

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