My husband and I recently visited Gettysburg for the first time and we chose the Keystone Inn as our home base. This beautiful home is in a quiet part of town (about 5 blocks from the square) and the owners, Mike and Marj, are very personable and friendly. Mike does the cooking and joins Marj in the dining room after the last course is served to sit and chat with guests. The breakfasts are very good; if you leave the table hungry, it's your own fault!
We stayed in the Michael Bowers room, which was more than big enough for the two of us. Some might consider the bathroom a little snug, but it was functional and clean. I had two issues with the room. The first was that there was a bit of a mildew, almost septic smell when you entered the room (the bathroom is located immediately to the right). I mentioned the odor to Mike because it seemed to bother my allergies a bit (possibly because of mildew from a leak). He was very accommodating in trying to find something (room deodorizers) to help with the odor, but in the end we just dealt with it. My husband believes it was due to a cracked seal around the toilet outlet, so it sounds a like something that can be fixed fairly easily.
The other issue has to do more with personal preference. The Michael Bowers room is one of two rooms on the second floor that has access to the back balcony and stairs. Being a much older home, the door had a transom window above it. Unfortunately, this window isn't covered so if you are a person who likes a really dark room for sleeping, as I am, you might be bothered by the light that comes in from this window.
Overall, we had a very nice trip and would consider staying here again.
Rooms without access to the back balcony probably provide a darker environment for sleeping.
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