This B&B is amazing!
I have never stayed at a B&B before and I feel that The Brafferton now holds other B&B's to the highest of standards.
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Brafferton for 5 nights - July 2nd through July 6th... it was our 10 year anniversary. He is 31 and I am 28 years old. He is 6'1 with an athletic build and I am 5'7" and a woman of size. (I am writing this for a reason)
Upon arrival the owner greeted me as if I had been a regular... check in was simple and included a tour of the house with it's great history. The gardens were absolutely beautiful and the house very well appointed. Once we got to our room, I was shocked... (now mind you, we stayed in "The Brafferton Suite" so it was the best room in the B&B)... there was a fridge and microwave, king-size bed with a fireplace, sitting room, tv on a swivel stand so you can watch from the bedroom or the sitting room, a HUGE bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and then a cute deck (no view but great for a smoke or cigar).
After the tour, the owner had given us our breakfast hour choices and then told us all the restaurants that we had chosen, she had made reservations for (How nice is that!) So, basically we were set for our trip... and BTW- the restaurants they recommended, we just went with their suggestions since we have never been to Gettysburg before ---- All the restaurants were GREAT and the variety was just right :-)
The breakfast... WOW! Where do I start... every morning there was something different (they also accommodate allergies and personal reasons i.e. vegetarian)... there are 3 courses which will fill you for your day ahead... something with fresh fruit for the 1st course, a homemade pastry for the 2nd course and then a third course of a heartier type, i.e. french toast with a sweet cream sauce, quiche with feta & eggs and side of sausage, Egg casserole with homemade seasoned potatoes) and the coffee was plentiful and perfect on top of it all!
They also recommended some tours to take... the Shriver house ($6.50 pp/ 30 mins - a great house with a personal look into the lives of the people that lived in Gettysburg and what they had to go through... make sure to ask to see the pictures taken in the attic with the Luminal to see the blood spatter) and the personal tour of the Battlefield ($45.00 / 2+ hours worth every penny - the park guide gets in your car, drives you around the 6,000+ acre battlefield and personalizes the tour for you as you need it... need more military details or just following your personal family history... they are incredibly knowledgeable).
So lastly... location location location... The Brafferton is 1 block from the center of town... you are literally in walking distance to the shops and dining.
So here is some technical info... There are stairs, so it's not handicap friendly. Ceiling is low in one area so watch your head. Bed is sturdy and they have size friendly seating all through the house... I have a bad knee but the Suite is only up one flight and the parking is close to the house. Some stairs are uneven (but that's the way it is all over Gettysburg) so watch your step where-ever you go and hold on to the railings... Some restaurants seats are old and look like they will break beneath you but just be sure to ask the hostess for a size friendly chair... they have them at every restaurant as long as you ask they will provide it... and most of the time it is there before you sit down so there is no embarrassing moments.... some of the tours in the houses also have low ceilings so if you are taller then 5'10" be sure to watch your head... The weather here in PA is mild so walking around is very pleasant, but there is also lots of on street parking even during peak season (like the battle re-enactments) but we were always able to find a spot within a 1 one block radius... the blocks are actually short so an 8 block walk would be like a 6 block walk in a city... so like I said, almost everything is in walking distance but be sure to check out the surrounding towns for dining.
So I guess that's it... I was hoping to make this short but I guess I had more to say then I first thought.... The Brafferton made our trip to Gettysburg just one more reason to come back again... I wouldn't stay at another place... The owners, charm, room and breakfasts made everything just right for a 10 year anniversary trip... THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
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