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A cooler night so we slept well and woke about 8 and got up at 8.30. Gabrielle was already up and had done our washing. Coffee and Krispy Creme for breakfast.
Gabrielle mowed the lawn with a ride on mower.
I spent the morning doing blogs. None of us had any energy to drive anywhere. Gabrielle had a nap on the couch. We had a scratch lunch of leftovers from yesterday's picnic as well as doggie bags from ...
... two because of the crowds and I missed a bit getting out to take photos. Eventually we got to Devils Den - a big pile of granite boulders at a crucial part of the battle field. Gabrielle and Michael and Chey had picnicked here before. However there were big crowds and no picnic tables so we ended up going back to the picnic tables near the visitor's centre at the end of the tour. The food was good and we ...
... Then the Cyclorama (a 360 degree painting with light-show) depicting the progress of the Battle of Gettysburg, then the museum. As usual I didn't have time enough in the museum. It was great.
Then we went to Dave and Jane's Crab House for dinner. As we walked in we saw people eating piles of crabs. Trays about 50cm by 30 or more piled 4 or 5 deep with blue crabs. All you can eat crabs and ...
... the Laurel Highlands in Western Pa. Gettysburg is one of the few remaining in- tact tracts of land where the battle was actually fought. You can visit every inch of the battleground. The museum itself is also very organized and well done. Lots of useful videos, as well as the usual collection of guns and war memorabilia.
I was particularly excited to see the ridge that Chamberlain and his regiment of Maine volunteers held against ...
... back down and drove through the land below, finally ended up on Hancock Ave....sadly, I didn't realize I missed the High Water Mark memorial, but did see The Angle, and General Meade's statue. The Pennsylvania memorial is the largest in the park, very impressive.
We headed into town for lunch and a break...Michigan was playing in the Big 10 tournament, and Brady knows his way around a sports bar, LOL. I had the first hard cider I've had since ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Brafferton Inn Gettysburg
Best BB we've stayed at!
We recently stayed for the 2nd time at the Brafferton. It even more enjoyable the second time because we knew the innkeepers already. The Hodges are fantastic hosts. Around as much or as little as you need them.
The breakfast food was delicious both times we have stayed. The breakfasts are "gourmet" but not over-the-top.
If you are looking for a great "low-key" place to hide from the kids-this is it.
Location is great-you can walk to restaurants and a great little coffee shop.
Their Civil War book selection has kept us both engrossed both times we visited.
Rooms are quaint but have all modern convienences but most of all are CLEAN!!!
Thanks for a great stay! New Cumberland, PA
When in Gettysburg, stay here
The Brafferton Inn is a lovely B & B, centrally located in the center of Gettysburg. The innkeepers, the Hodges, made us feel right at home. The suite in which we stayed was large and comfortable. Given the age of the building, the room was well-appointed and clean. The breakfast the innkeepers made was delicious. The Hodges gave us some good advice as to where to sightsee during our stay.
To get a good rate, I recommend staying mid-week, if you can. We had a great room for half the price we would have paid during the weekend.
Just as a precaution, parking, while not a major problem, was the only minor inconvenience. In order to park near the hotel, you basically have to park in the garage across the alley behind the inn. This, of course, is the fault of the town, not the inn.
Overall, this was a fantastic B & B, and we will definitely be back the next time we are in Gettysburg.
Great Food and Service
My fiance and I took our first trip to Gettysburg and our so happy we chose the Brafferton Inn. The Inn was built in 1786, and has wonderful antiques and artwork throughout. We stayed on the 3rd floor in the Loft Suite, and highly recommend this room to everyone. It has the original floor boards, beams, and stone in an extremely atmospheric setting. The owners are wonderful, and were very helpful with ideas to explore the town. Most of all we loved the breakfasts. One of the owners is a chef, and we cannot believe the amount of food and the delicious recipes that were served to us. We are told this is definately the place to stay in town. We will be back!!
Great First Experience
I recently took my first trip to Gettysburg. We stayed at the Brafferton because they have larger rooms for affordable prices. All negative reviews about this B & B prior to April 2005 should be erased form this website as the new owners are absolutely lovely. Upon our arrival they were very gracious and kind giving us a detailed tour of the entire building. They are very proud of their new "home". They also seem very excited to have us as guests in their establishment. Being in the same business, I was very impressed with their approach towards their guests. THey were also very helpful finding information on tours and restaurants in the area. Again, they are new to the area so were very interested to hear our opinions and experiences on all the places we visited. My one complaint was the size of the bathroom I had. I was with my entire family (a total of 3 rooms) so I realize that all of the bathrooms are not so small, but I think I would prefer not to stay in the same room. The afternoon cookies and tea was the best comfort food I could have asked for and the breakfast was absolutely amazing! I will definitely be visiting this B & B again.
Nice place to stay
The Brafferton Inn is truly a lovely place to stay in Gettysburg. The rooms are all delightfully decorated in period furniture and the innkeepers are very helpful in recommending and making arrangements for good places to eat and for a tour guide of the battlefield. The food is very good. Here are the only downsides: The front rooms are a little bit noisy at night and, given the price and ambience, it is surprising that the only toiletry provided is a bar of cheap soap. The other thing is that you must pay for parking ($1 hour) which adds up rather quickly.
Thumbs up for The Brafferton Inn
This was our 2nd visit to the Brafferton Inn, and it was still a great experience. Although it is under new ownership, Amy, Brian and Jean were very friendly and great to talk to. We truly enjoyed staying at their Inn and are looking forward to returning again in the future. The breakfasts that they prepared were as scrumptious as I imagined they would be when I was awakened by the lovely aroma that reached our room.
Don't hesitate to stay at The Brafferton Inn. It is very convenient to everything.
Home away from home
My wife and I have stayed at this Inn nine times over the past 6 years, As Civil War buffs, we appreciate it's convenient location and the feeling that the innkeepers are truly our friends.
What a great experience
This was one of the best B&B experiences we have ever had. The owners were more than hospitable and helpful. They were happy to assist with dinner reservations and give information about local events. The breakfast was amazing and the room was historic, beautiful, and comfortable. We loved our stay and will be returning in the fall.
Keeps You In the Gettysburg Mood
Our experience was quite the opposite of the other reviewer here. We felt very welcome. The owner was there when we showed up, gave us a detailed tour of the history and layout of their place - the oldest residence in town. The B&B is filled with antiques and is tastefully done. Breakfast was a wonderful fruit compote and blueberry pancakes.
They even arranged us a battlefield tour guide and dinner reservations before we arrived (to our request). I would highly recommend - it's very atmospheric, made us feel we were still in the 1860s.
Avoid the Brafferton Inn
We have stayed at a number of B&Bs in recent years. I can honestly say that we have never experienced such an unfriendly reception. The owners were unfriendly. The breakfasts were unremarkable and unimaginative. The afternoon offering was packaged cookies and instant tea. Little was offered in the way of suggestions of sights and activities. We were given a map of the area with a few things highlighted upon our arrival. No further interest in our activities was expressed.