The Inn at Ragged Edge on a winding road outside of Chambersburg, PA, was a serendipitous find. An estate built for a railroad magnate in 1900, the stuccoed house of many rooms sits on beautiful acreage featuring perennial gardens, a stream, a nature trail, and comfy outdoor seating areas. Owners Lew and Fran Martin have rehabbed the once-deteriorating home into a beautiful inn, creating nine unique rooms for guests.
In addition to the hearty breakfast served by Lew (we did not see Fran on our visit), a common room on the second floor provides a fridge, microwave, Keurig, cold drinks, and snacks for guests, plus comfy furniture and a TV for those who need a little extra space. The front porch is also an excellent place to relax and enjoy the breezes.
Our room, the Garden View, was spacious and featured a couch, table (with a fresh bouquet!) and two chairs, kitchenette, king bed, and sizable bathroom with steam shower. Each room has its own special touches; read the descriptions to figure what works best for you.
The wifi connection at the house was very, very slow, which might be considered a negative -- but it just reminded us (once again) how overly dependent we are on our devices. Better to enjoy the exquisite surroundings while we could!
We have been at many, many B&B’s over the years, and this is definitely in the “special” category. Chambersburg itself doesn’t cry out as a destination to me, but I’m glad we didn’t let that deter us from checking out the Inn at Ragged Edge. Such a marvelous surprise! For us, it was a stopping point along our ride home via I-81, but the inn is quite convenient to Gettysburg and provides a lovely retreat from the sightseeing crowds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Begin to feel relaxed and welcomed as you step into this magnificent historic mansion near the town of Chambersburg, located in South Central Pennsylvania. The Inn at Ragged Edge is only 20 miles from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This house is truly amazing with its beautiful chestnut wood stairway adorned with hand carved designs. The dining room is stunning with its beautiful mahogany walls where a full course breakfast is served each morning. The Inn offers 9 spacious guest rooms all with private baths, king & queen size beds, flat panel TVs w/ DVD, air conditioning, and soft terry robes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Ragged Edge Hotel Chambersburg