I'm ashamed to admit that I stumbled upon this b&b purely by accident. I wanted to surprise my husband with a trip to Gettysburg for the 150th anniversary. I called every b&b, hotel, motel, you name it in town and there were no vacancies because the re-enactment in town drew in hundreds and thousands of visitors. I called the Mary Penn B&B whom, without a map in hand I had thought they were too far from the attractions to book. It was our only chance of going to Gettysburg and they had one room left. So I hoped for the best and booked. We teased each other the whole way up about how it was the last hotel/b&b available and the last room PERIOD in town and that it must be haunted or in a shady area of town. Needless to say we didn't expect much at all. Well!! When our little GPS told us to turn onto this little country dirt road through 900 acres of serene and scenic land we were completely silent. It was like going back in time, in that little drive from the main road to the house. The sun was low in the sky and was shining through the corn plants making them sparkle like a sea of emeralds. It was a sight I don't think I'll forget being from the city. We arrived to the house that humbly sits on a little hill with a creek slowly trickling down the edge of the property of the home. It was later in the day and the sun made the land glow in yellow and gold hues that made the grass so green it was like a slice of heaven. I wish you could have seen it! We finally got into the house after walking the property for a few minutes and were so charmed by the coziness and country casual style of the home. It was truly like a time warp. The owners Bea and Dave (who are the sweetest couple you'll ever ever meet!) have a mission to restore this home completely to its original 1700s glory. They are right on top of the history of this building and even know where the brick to build the home are from and when it was delivered from Baltimore harbor. Our room was comfy and as we unpacked for an already pleasant stay, we looked at each other like two greedy kids who got away with murder and giggled. How did we luck out and get this room at this jewel of a place?! How did nobody know of this place! Sure. You can go to a b&b in town closer to the battlefields but all of the b&b's raised their prices for the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg...some rooms where up to over $700 a night and doubled their rates. Bea and Dave are very old school and aren't working for some cookie cutter b&b association where hospitality is defined by keeping things the same across the board in every b&b in town. They refused to join that association so that they could keep spoiling their guests and have us come back...which is what a successful business does. They are obviously doing something right cause I'll never stay anywhere else in Gettysburg and I plan on being in Gettysburg at least once a year because of my husbands line of work. They have bottles of wine for you to choose from each night for whichever your in the mood for and cheese and crackers and always a warm baked sweet snack....chips and pretzels...and a keurig with assorted teas and coffees. The fridge is full of water and soda that are complimentary. Okay...just need to harp on that. Because any other place in town counts your beverages and charges you by the honor system..on top of double charging for a hot weekend in Gettysburg. Its no wonder the b&b association of Gettysburg is trying to get the Mary Penn to join their club and have to abide by their cookie cutter rules for service....none of them can possibly compete with them. Example: To be a part of that association you must give a plate size portion for breakfast so that everyone's experience for breakfast is the same no matter where you stay. They told Bea and Dave she was crazy that she gave out plates of food served family style at the table....she was told it was too much food, a waste, that she could save $ if she served a little plate and that was that. If that is what it means to be a part of the association, forgetting the customer and hitting the ''bottom line'' that tells you a lot about the places you could be going to if your not going to the Mary Penn. Needless to say we loved our stay and we WILL be going back, and I hope sooner then later because I already miss being there!