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“The Brafferton feels like a second home”
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Brafferton Inn
Ranked #4 of 23 Gettysburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
“The Brafferton feels like a second home”
Reviewed 29 October 2010

This latest visit to the Brafferton Inn was the latest in a long line of stays. From our very first visit, six years ago, Brain, Amybeth, and Joan have treated us as though we were the most important guests they had. The welcome begins with a tour of this historic home (including the mantel with a Civil War bullet in it). Any renovations they have made have been respectful to the era and reflect a lot of TLC.

One of my favorite places is the lobby/living room. You can comfortably sit for hours and enjoy one, or more, of their Civil War books, all while enjoying a hot beverage of your choice. The art work displayed is breathtaking! From spring through fall, the backyard flower garden is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

We have stayed in many different rooms over the years and have always had a great stay. Every room is warm, cozy, and inviting! When choosing a room online, you can find one to fit your desires and needs. We tend to prefer the rooms with no TV, but many rooms do have televisions.

Breakfast is served at convenient times and we have found them delicious and plentiful. Be sure to take note of the china and, of course, the mural in the Breakfast Room. It is truly lovely to experience a breakfast at the Brafferton.

The Brafferton Inn's location is wonderful. It is right off the square, which is the hub of town activity. The nearest trolley stop is half a block away. The trolley system allows you the choice of leaving the car behind while you visit the Visitor's Center and Cyclorama, the many museums in town, go for a double-decker bus tour or do some shopping in the area. The trolley even takes you out to banks, Walmart, Peebles, and fast food eateries.

The Brafferton is ALWAYS our choice for a quiet getaway where we can set the pace and mix tourism with relaxation. I highly recommend the Brafferton Inn so you can get the true feel of this wonderful town of Gettysburg.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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InnkeepersGettysburg, Owner at Brafferton Inn, responded to this review, 30 October 2010
Thank you! We have really enjoyed getting to meet you over the years!
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Prince George, Virginia
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Reviewed 29 October 2010

My wife and I stayed here for four days on a leisure trip. This Inn is with out a doubt a five star Inn. The check in was flawless and we were briefed thoroughly. I opted to have roses, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for my wife. The roses were some of the very best we both have seen and the strawberries were excellent. We stayed in the Codori suite and it was absolutely beautiful. Spacious, very clean, king sized bed and brand new amenities...walk in shower with double heads and a large whirl pool tub that was also brand new. The location is right next to the center of town where you will enjoy some of the best shopping that Gettysburg has to offer. Our only observation that we would recommend for improvement would be obtaining double ply instead of single ply TP. The Inn may be on a septic system though. We would also recommend that they upgrade their wifi so that it is strong enough for their guests to enjoy in the comfort of their own rooms. Currently guests must use this important service in a public area. You will get no less than four choices for breakfast and Brian seems like he takes great pride with providing you with a very large range of of different and well made entries for you each morning. The rooms were also very quiet. If coming to Gettysburg for more than a day, my wife and I highly recommend a stay here. You will certainly be glad that you did.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Boardman, Ohio
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Reviewed 28 October 2010

My wife and I stayed here for two nights while in Gettysburg. We were very impressed with just about everything - the friendliness of the inn keepers, the building and rooms, and especially the breakfasts. Each morning you get a fruit cup and a homemade pastry, followed by your choice of one of several dishes. The choices weren't your plain boring things either (like pancakes, waffles, etc.). Some examples were raspberry stuffed french toast, breakfast crab kiesh, and sausage/egg/cheese caserole. The food was better than most nice restaurants that we've ever been to. The afternoon cookies were also great!

Our room was the Brafferton Suite which is in the front of the building, near the street. The room was absolutely incredible; our only complaint while there was the level of street noise at night. The street doesn't look like a busy road but it really is. There is constant traffic all night long and many semi trucks also drive by. In fact, the room was louder than rooms I've stayed at in NYC and on Bourbon Street in New Orleans and this gave us some difficulty sleeping. To be fair, on the Brafferton's website it does say that the room has some street noise and to pick a different room if you need absolute quiet - just be sure not to underestimate the level of noise if you pick a room facing the street like we did.

The only other minor complaint is that there wasn't much literature of area attractions in the room or in the lobby. We stayed at the Brickhouse for a night after leaving and in every room they had a comprehensive directory of local dining, shopping, tours, etc. We didn't get any of that at the Brafferton and I feel that we may have missed out on a few things on our first two nights in Gettysburg. Also, there is only on-site parking for two of the rooms (the suites). Otherwise, you need to park at the local parking garage. It is practically next door to the inn, but I'm not sure what limitations you would have if you frequently needed to use your vehicle.

All and all, I would definitely recommend this place to anybody wanting to stay at a B&B. The rooms were wonderful, the staff was friendly, and the food was great. We stayed at the Brickhouse as well and I would rank these at almost a tie, with the Brickhouse getting the slight advantage for the quieter rooms (ours there was on the street but much more quiet), more central location, and the on-site parking.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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InnkeepersGettysburg, Owner at Brafferton Inn, responded to this review, 29 October 2010
Thank you for your kind words. We really enjoyed meeting you here at the inn. Just to clarify a few topics:
We have 18 bedrooms in total, 4 of which may be effected by street noise.
The other 14 bedrooms are off the street and extremely quiet. We offer 4 free parking spots for our king suites. Our other rooms use either street parking or a public parking garage located directly behind the inn.
At check in time, we go over a detailed map of the town and a dining and attraction guide is given to all guests detailing everything to do here in Gettsyburg. We also have menus to every restaurant here in Gettsyburg located in our living room for guests to look over.
Thanks Again,
The Hodges Family
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Reviewed 27 October 2010

We planned a trip to Gettysburg and all the historic sites in Philadelphia. Our stay at the Brafferton was one of the highlights of a great trip. I would recommend them highly. Our stay was great. The food for breakfast was excellent, the type that you go to bread and breasfasts for. The room was clean and comfortable. The Hodges family--our hosts were wonderful. It could not have been a better stay.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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York, Pennsylvania, USA
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Reviewed 27 October 2010

For the past 6 summers, my mom and I have stayed at the Brafferton Bed and Breakfast when we vacationed in Gettysburg. We have stayed in 4 different rooms, eaten countless breakfasts, and have never had a less than perfect experience. Each room we have stayed in has had character and charm and has always been spotless. The beds are extremely comfortable and the window ac units keep the temperature perfect. The housekeeping staff does an excellent job every day and is always willing to supply extra towels, soap, etc. As far as the breakfasts go, I cannot say enough good things. Between Joan's pastries and Brian's main course, I never leave without being completely full. Each morning a wide variety of choices are offered and there are always multiple things that sound delicious. Brian, Joan, and Amy-Beth are the most hospitable inn keepers you will ever meet and are always looking to go above and beyond to make your stay the best possible. The Brafferton feels like home and I highly recommend it to all who are planning on traveling to Gettysburg!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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InnkeepersGettysburg, Owner at Brafferton Inn, responded to this review, 29 October 2010
Thank you so much. We have enjoyed getting to meet you and your Mother, and hope to see you all again very soon.
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Blue Point, New York, USA
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Reviewed 25 October 2010

This B&B is the best I have ever stayed in, hands down. We felt welcome from the first time we walked in and met Joan and every morning at breakfast with Brian. We will be back to the area and when we do, we will be staying at the Brafferton Inn again! Thank you for such a wonderful experience!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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InnkeepersGettysburg, Owner at Brafferton Inn, responded to this review, 14 January 2011
Thank you so much! We really enjoyed getting to meet you. Hopefully we can host you again in the future!
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southern new jersey
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Reviewed 20 October 2010

We have been coming to the Brafferton Inn for the past 5 years and I would not stay in any other Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg. The rooms are immaculate and you could not get a better breakfast anywhere. The owners are the best, so friendly and cordial, they cannot do enough for you. We brought another couple with us and they said the same about the B&B. We go there every April & October, so now we are looking forward to going in the Spring. I would love to go back maybe around the Christmas Holidays to get that Olde feeling of the Christmas Season. We have tried different rooms & suites and have enjoyed each one. Thanks for making our stay so Great. Ray & Marie Parker, New Jersey

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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InnkeepersGettysburg, Owner at Brafferton Inn, responded to this review, 20 October 2010
Thank you for your kind words. It is guests like you who make us truly enjoy what we do! Cannot wait to see you again.
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Property: Brafferton Inn
Address: 44 York St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2301
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Gettysburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #4 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Gettysburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Brafferton Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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