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Raphael Inn
Ranked #10 of 23 Gettysburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Hosts”
Reviewed 15 October 2011

Alexandra and George are wonderful people and perfect hosts. Two friends and I stayed at the Raphael Inn for three nights in early October, 2011. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I have had the opportunity to stay at many B&Bs, both in the United States and in Europe, and have never been treated with more genuine hospitality than here.

The only caveat I would mention is that the three rooms at the Inn are very different one from the others, but they are all full of eclectic and Victorian bric-a-brac. If one prefers a more streamlined, stately decorative look, the rooms may not be to your liking. But it hardly matters. Alexandra and George don't treat you as though you're staying in a room, they treat you as an honored guest in their home. I highly recommend the Raphael Inn and thank them for a great experience.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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California
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

We stayed two nights at the Raphael Inn. The Inn Keepers are very welcoming and they go out of their way to make sure their guests are comfortable. Our room was comfortable and extremely clean. The breakfasts were delicious and different each day. We will return!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 20 September 2011

The Raphael Inn is a charming little house, just north of downtown Gettysburg. It was close enough to visit/sightsee the town but far enough away from the noise (of late dining, nightly ghost tours, traffic etc). Perfect anniversary weekend getaway for us! George and Alex are sweethearts who attend to your every need. From the thoughtful “extras” (favorite drinks and treats, dining out and sightseeing plans all made for us, etc) to the catering of our needs AND wants (what a treat!) to the special touches in décor with stories and meaning behind it all, you can tell that Alex and George really care about their guests. They even made an extra special anniversary breakfast and treat for us! And since it is a small house (with only 3 rental rooms), they could provide these personal, attentive services to each guest. Although our stay was just one short weekend (not months or years), we really connected with the owners (and the other guests as well!) and feel that we’ve made lifelong friends.
Thank you for a wonderful, beautiful weekend! May love and friendship always fill your home!

Room Tip: Evangeline (Purple) Room is "girly" and a bit smaller but cozy. Nice tub bath, cool archi...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Roseville, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2011

This was the first time for us and it was fabulous. It was our ann. and we wanted something memorable, and different. George and Alex were spectacular,very knowledgable about their town. The breakfast were excellent !! We stayed full until Dinner. They were so welcoming as if we were long lost friends. Heidi the wonder dog was such a treat also. If we are ever back in the area, we'll be seeing George and Alex again!!

Room Tip: All rooms are very tastefull and comfortable
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

We booked a four night stay at The Raphael Inn and we greatly enjoyed our time there. The Escaleras are wonderful hosts and are very hospitable. They will give you as much information as you require to fully appreciate the Gettysburg area.

Alexandra's breakfasts are excellent..they not only taste delicious, but the food is presented in such a way that the plates are works of art.

They also offer snacks, coffee, tea, bottled water and soft drinks.

We stayed in the California Rose Suite...the room was large with a private bathroom; the king bed was very comfortable.

Midweek they charge $99 a night and believe me, that is a terrific deal in Gettysburg!

If you're in the area, you should definitely check out The Raphael Inn.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Youngstown, Ohio
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

Ok, This one is for when you are looking for a great place to stay with friendly inn keepers who right from the beginning make you feel at home from the start. My recent trip to Gettysburg landed me at the Raphael Inn near the college. Yes it was very quiet there. Some people may think otherwise because of the location (college). I'm telling you there would be no disapointment here. My wife and I stayed in the Lincoln room. It was like you were stepping back in time.The decor was outstanding, as well as the breakfast that was served each day. A 10 minute walk gets you to the center of town. I would stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Marshall, Arkansas
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

Charming Bed & Breakfast with an excellent location to see all the sights in Gettysburg. The owners gave us a cordial welcome and were most informative about their city. Our room was impeccably decorated and had an additional sitting area that proved to be useful for relaxing with a good book or to watch TV. Every amenity we needed was provided at our request. The morning hospitality and breakfasts were professionally served and were quite delicious. Located in a quiet neighborhood but easy to access main thoroughfares.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Raphael Inn
Address: 32 E Lincoln Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1318
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Gettysburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Gettysburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Raphael Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming & a few blocks to the Lincoln Town Square the Raphael Inn offers a quiet neighborhood with free parking, complimentary breakfast, TV, private baths in each of the 3 lovely rooms. Bold and beautiful colors & creative decor in every room throughout the inn. Raphael Inns world famous 'Heidi the Wonder Dog' is here to warm and win your hearts! Enjoy your breakfast in the Paris Cafe, on our screened in 'Blue Moon' porch...or just 'sit for a spell' in the beautiful backyard gardens. Anytime is the right time for our complimentary cup of coffee,tea, waters, sodas, chocolates and more from Mama's Kitchen or enjoy yourself with an afternoon dessert if you like. We treat you as we would wish to be treated ourselves. Give us a try... Heidi the Wonder Dog will be waiting to meet you! ... more   less 
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