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Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn
Ranked #10 of 25 Gettysburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Excellent B&B! Friendly service, interesting property, delicious breakfast. And close to town. My wife and I will be back. We really enjoyed the history presentations and I got to fire a musket (blanks). It's venues like this that make travel a fun adventure. Unfortunately, the ghost did not appear in our room but we did sleep well! :-)

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Alliance, Ohio
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81 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We won a Gettysburg package trip as part of a charity auction and really didn't know what to expect. As it turned out, the Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn is a real gem and one that we've thoroughly enjoyed. The staff is absolutely top notch, the rooms are comfortable and well appointed with (as you'd expect) a Civil War-era feel. The first-floor parlor is done in period style, with a late-nineteenth-century "coffin" piano and other touches. The dining room is beautiful. Breakfast (which was excellent) is preceded by an hour-long history lecture each morning, and these are by top-notch historians (retired museum directors and so on). The only downside is that they currently are doing construction of a wedding facility in the back and the construction was a little noisy after breakfast, but that's around the time that guests are getting ready to leave for sightseeing, so the Inn can't really be faulted. We couldn't have asked for a friendlier, better quality historic location in which to stay.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank StigJim
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Battlefield B, Innkeeping Assistant at Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our apologies for the construction related noise after breakfast. We hope you visit us again soon!
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Prince George, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

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.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank 756Annie756
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Battlefield B, Innkeeping Assistant at Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
We appreciate the detailed account of your stay with us here at Battlefield B&B. We are glad that you had a positive experience with us and we hope to see you again.
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Indianapolis
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our all-too-brief visit to the Battefield B&B. The morning breakfast was delicious and the preceding history lecture very informative. The staff was very friendly. The place is pet friendly and it was nice to see the other guests who had dogs being treated with such welcome. I would definitely see myself staying here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank buggen
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Battlefield B, Innkeeping Assistant at Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Gettysburg.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful house, we got to gettysburg with no plan in mind on Memorial Day weekend. Lucked out when a family had to leave and they had an opening. Journals are great we stayed up all night reading them. Staff was amazing. Can't wait to cone back again.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Cassie S
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Battlefield B, Innkeeping Assistant at Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Battlefield B&B. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Gettysburg.
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful house and property! Wonderful staff! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great B&b in Gettysburg and it's even a civil war house. Love it! They also have amazing cookies :) can't wait to visit there again! Also the innkeeper was wonderful booking my room at the last minute when my plans out of town fell through And staying late to get me in and settled! Thanks so much!

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Lauralee1863
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Battlefield B, Innkeeping Assistant at Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Battlefield B&B. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

My wife and I, along with our dog stayed here in early April 2014 and we found a lot to like. Part of the B&B dates to the early 1800's and was a witness to the battle. There are monuments and historic markers on and near the property mostly commemorating the cavalry engagement that occurred here at the southern edge of the battlefield. Additionally, there's a talk most mornings before breakfast covering Gettysburg and Civil War topics. We really enjoyed the talk about the owner of the property at the time of the battle. He was apparently an abolitionist and was actually captured briefly during the battle! Regarding less historical matters, the breakfasts were top notch, the rooms were clean, and you're a short 5-10 minute drive from most of the sites. If there's one quibble with the place it would be that some if it's historical aspects tend to get in the way of modern day comforts, but you can't have it both ways I suppose. Lastly, we were also really pleased with their pet policies. As I mentioned, we stayed with our dog and there were no additional pet fees and there was lots of green space where we could take her for a walk, though there were quite a few outdoor cats which may have intimidated her, but in general she was made to feel like a very welcome guest.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Drew H
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Battlefield B, Innkeeping Assistant at Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Battlefield B&B. We are glad that you (and your dog) enjoyed your stay with us.
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Property: Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn
Address: 2264 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7114
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Gettysburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Gettysburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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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