Lets start with the bad; don't come here if great bathing facilities are your thing. My friend and I stayed in the Reilly Suite and the bathroom was clean but strictly vintage 1970s. Worse was the pressure issue, my friend was okay at 6:30 am, a weak shower but acceptable. When I got in at 7 am, it was literally a trickle. I settled for evening showers. This is definately an area where the owner could invest in some serious upgrades.
The okay; our suite had a double and two twins in an adjacent room (our reason for staying), butu my friend kindly gave me the double even though I lost the toss because at 5 ft. 9 in. my feet hung off the end. She found the bed hard (nd the room crowded. My bed was a bit soft, but comfortable.
The good. THe decor is nice, not expensive but traditional type furnishings, nice wood floors and a nice diningroom. It is a historical house and the parlour is just very neat with beams and the original stone walls. There is supposed to be a ghost, we saw a bucket move in an unexplained way, but no great hauntings.
The great: the food was excellent, cookies, coffee, tea and water present 24/7 and a tasty substantive brerakfast. An hour before breakfast, there is an hour long lecture on the history of the civil war. Our speaker was a retired park historian and very interesting. And it is a 10 minute drive to the Battlefield (actually the B&B IS part of the Battlefield!) and the town of Gettysburg. There is also a trolley at the end of a 1/4 mile drive to town, but we didn't try it. Very convenient. And the staff were lovely and helpful. The place includes a large number of resident cats (none in the house if you are not cat friendly) some of whom are social and one of which my friend had to carry out from in front of the car so I could park, and a donkey. The B&B allows dogs, so pet friendly. It is out in the country and this made it quite peaceful, rather than the B&Bs in town, which I expect could be quitet noisy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique lodging in an 1809 Civil War farmhouse on 30 private acres of the Gettysburg Battlefield. The farmhouse caters to history fans and vacationers with children and pets. Garden, Solarium, and Historic Barn Venue weddings and events are a specialty. Swan Cottage is a separate house with two jetted tubs and a full kitchen. The property is beautiful enough for the most romantic soul, and yet the inn has enough emphasis on history to satisfy the no-nonsense military history traveler. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Battlefield b&b Inn
- Battlefield Hotel Gettysburg