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“Relax, relax, and repeat, the History here is neat!”
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The Doubleday Inn
Ranked #12 of 23 Gettysburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Relax, relax, and repeat, the History here is neat!”
Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

This is the most beautiful scenic B&B. The history alone with the location on the Battlefield gave me an awe inspiring respect for our Civil War History. Looking out of our window and viewing the Battlefield was breathtaking...relaxing with a coffee and walking around the B&B grounds and then out into the National Park was immense ...Our breakfast was a Caramelized French Toast with fresh fruit and bacon, orange juice and coffee. The House dog was a Golden Retriever whos name is Molly...I admit I did share my bacon with her...

  • Stayed September 2012
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St. Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Lovely inn, perfect location for battlefield visit, excellent breakfast. I visited last about 10 years ago. Let me preface the story by saying I am very skeptical about paranormal activity.

My son and I were given the attic room, which seemed perfect for a mother and son (two beds, opposite side of the long space). We are both readers, so he could read even after I gave up and turned off the light. Here's what happened: before going to sleep, I reminded my son to turn off his bedside light when he was done reading, which he said he would do. In the middle of the night, I woke up to a light from his side of the room: I assumed that he had not remembered to turn off his light. But then I noticed that his light appeared to be a very strangely lit orb - a very unusual, concentrated, and round glow - and that it wasn't next to his bed exactly. So I decided it was from the moonlight, but if you've been to the Inn, you will know that it's in the woods and besides that, there's no way moonlight would shine into the room at such an angle or with that intensity and shape (round). I then decided I'd either have to scream and wake up everyone OR pretend I was imagining things - I chose the latter. As I turned over and put my head in the pillow, under the blanket, I felt a very definite and strong push on my back that lasted for about 10 seconds. OK, so in the morning first thing I did was check on my son - he wasn't yet awake, and his light was indeed turned off. At breakfast, I asked the innkeeper if there had been any strange occurrences in the inn..."Well, yes," he said. "People who stayed in your room, in fact, have described a light..."

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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portland oregon
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

We stayed at the Doubleday Inn for 2 nights in July and found it to be an excellent bed and breakfast. The hosts,Christine and Todd have create worked hard to create a unique, special place to stay that is lovely,warm and comfortable, right on the "July 1st battlefields". We stayed in the Iverson Room, which, along with the bathroom, had views in 3 directions, of those battlefields. The hosts were friendly, helpful and highly knowledgeable about Gettysburg's Civil War history. A bonus were the very tasty, nicely prepared breakfasts in the lovely dining room. Just a wonderful place. We shall return.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Iverson Room, relatively large, with lots of natural light, views of the battlefiel...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oxford OH
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

I took my nephew to Gettysburg for an end-of-summer trip and we stayed at this Bed & Breakfast because of its location on the Battlefield. The innkeepers, Todd and Christine, were very welcoming and able to handle any tourist-type questions with ease. At check-in, they provide a map to the city with specific directions, a driving tour CD of the battlefield and refreshments. The best part of the stay was the Battlefield Tour Guide who came in Saturday night to answer questions guests have about the battle or the area.

Gettysburg itself was a comfortable walking distance for us, but if you're not a walker or in decent shape you might find the mile walk too long. However, finding places to park in downtown Gettysburg isn't always easy.

Breakfast was delicious with fresh fruit served every morning, and the room cozy and clean. The bed was quite comfortable--almost too comfortable. Getting up early for our guided tour was quite hard!

I highly recommend this inn.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Looking West over the fields on Oak ridge with a cup of Tea in my hand (not coffee, as I am a Brit) while stood outside the Doubleday Inn feeling the warmth of the early morning sun on my back as it rises to the East over Gettysburg, was a feeling I will never forget, knowing that I was stood on a part of history. It was a great feeling knowing the B&B was right on the site of the first day's fighting at Gettysburg, and I would like to thank the Owners of the Doubleday Inn ( Todd and Christine) for allowing me this feeling.

We, me my wife and son planned a 3 day visit to Gettysburg as part of our family holiday to the USA and after spending 4 busy days in Washington DC (during the 4th of July holiday), it was great to get a way from the hustle and bustle of city....and anyway being a military family and myself a bit of a history buff, I have always wanted to go to Gettysburg. (so thats one off my bucket list).

Before coming out to the States I had a good look around for hotels/B&B's in the Gettysburg area, and after reading the reviews on the Doubleday Inn....it had to be the place to stay. So I contacted Christine by email...and planned our stay. During our time here it was going to be my wifes birthday so I asked Christine by email if she could book a restaurant and also have a bottle of wine placed in our room on arrival. Both the Restaurant and wine where outstanding (Thank you Christine).

We booked the Paul room which was the attic room, it had two double beds which kept our son happy knowing he had a double bed to himself. the room itself was wonderful, however my wife did not like the matterass. On arrival we where met by Christine and the Family Dog "Mollie", Christine then showed us to our room and also gave us a Battlefield Auto tour which we could use during our stay. That evening Todd and Christine had A Battlefield guide coming into the B&B to give a talk to the guests. The Gentleman was a mind of infomation, he was an Ex Korean war vet....and he knew his stuff.

Breakfasts at the Doubleday are outstanding....you have Christine in the kitchen and Todd in front of house....he is very happy to answer all questions you have and chats away with you over breakfast. He will also give you tips and advice about where to go and what to do during your stay. Afternoons at the Doubleday are a wee gem...they put fresh baked cookies out for you so after a long slog around the battlefield....there is nothing better to come back to the doubleday, make yourself a good Brew (coffee or tea)..put a few cookies on a plate...then take yourself out onto the deck...and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.

Apart for your hosts and the location of the Doubleday....what also makes your stay is the other guests, it was great to chat and meet people from other parts of the US, we where the only guests from outside the USA all the other guests were American....I have to thank them as well as Tood, Christine....and Mollie the dog for making our stay at the Doubleday a wonderful one....

Would we stay here again...........try to stop us.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Newark, Delaware, USA
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

My boyfriend and I, along with his parents, went for a long weekend to stay at the Doubleday Inn back in May 2012. Besides the fact that the hosts were super warm and friendly people, they were very knowledgeable about the area and its history. The breakfasts were very good, and coffee, tea, bottled water and cookies were made available throughout the day, along with wine openers and glasses for use. I do recommend, as an added plus, that if you want to meet a qualified tour guide, he comes to the inn for free in the evenings on Wednesdays and Saturdays - it's more of a question and answer session but there was nothing he couldn't answer (he's a veteran of the Korean war). Also, as you can probably see from the pictures, the scenery is just gorgeous and very peaceful if you just feel like sitting outside or laying in the hammock to read a book. As for the rooms, ours was very nice (we stayed in the Bell Jefferson), very clean and the bed was comfortable. I do have to mention though, that an older person might have a little trouble getting in and out of the claw foot tub so they might want to get a room with a walk-in shower instead - I'm fairly young and it was still a bit awkward :) All in all, a wonderful trip and we had no complaints.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

If you ever decide to take a trip to the Gettysburg area, I highly recommend staying at the Doubleday Inn Bed and Breakfast. The Inn is actually on the battlefield and is the most cozy and comfortable bed and breakfast that we have stayed in. There is no other place like it. Food was excellent and the owners were personable and friendly. Will be going back again and this will be the only place in Gettysburg that we will stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Doubleday Inn
Address: 104 Doubleday Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-8519
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Gettysburg
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Ranked #12 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Gettysburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only Gettysburg Bed and Breakfast located directly on the National Battlefield! You are literally "up above it all" here on Oak Ridge, overlooking both the Battlefield and the town of Gettysburg. With just 9 rooms and onsite owner/innkeepers, we offer a TRUE B&B experience with exceptional service and personalized attention. Offering gracious accommodations to discerning travelers for over 20 years, we invite you to come see for yourself what all the buzz is about! ... more   less 
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