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Choose from 17 Rooms, Colonial to Victorian, at the Brafferton Inn B&B and Experience Life in a Different Era

The Brafferton Inn Bed and Breakfast has 17 rooms including 9 suites. All rooms are individually decorated, and no two are alike. The styles range from Colonial, to Victorian, to Shabby Chic. We serve a delicious home cooked breakfast each morning along with afternoon treats. Our beautiful garden and out door deck area has plenty of seating to relax and enjoy the ambiance. Our parlor inside has many books on Gettysburg and the Civil War, along with original artwork by Keith Rocco www.keithrocco.com


Relive the History of Gettysburg PA: Stay at the Brafferton Inn B&B

In the 1760's Samuel Gettys purchased a land grant of over 300 acres from John Penn. The land surrounded a muddy crossroads where the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh and Baltimore-Shippensburg (PA) roads met. The Gettys family moved to the area, building houses and a tavern near the crossroads.

Although the frontier moved farther west, it was not an easy life. After two decades Samuel Gettys was forced to declare bankruptcy. Some of the land grant was auctioned off to pay his debts, and his son James Gettys purchased 116 acres including the tavern to keep it in the family. The land was sold off in building lots in the hope that a town would grow up and increase property values. They called the village "Gettystown".

A tanner who had worked with the Gettys family, Michael Hoke, purchased a lot on the road east in 1786 for "3 pounds, 15 shillings of real gold". He started building a townhouse there even before there was a town, and it remains the oldest deeded house in Gettysburg. He used a brown stone which is native to the area in the construction. In 1796 it was transferred to his brother Henry Hoke. The 4-bedroom house was expanded with an addition in 1815 attaching a kitchen and a larger dining room. The Hokes had no sons to inherit the property, and the house was sold out of the family.

In 1843 Nicholas Codori purchased the property for 1,600 dollars. He had immigrated to America in 1828 from Alsace, France and had apprenticed himself to a local butcher. When he started his own butcher business he prospered. A good Catholic, he fathered 11 children and so needed a large house for his family and his growing business.

Codori purchased the property on either side of the house, building a large carriage house at the back of the east side and adding his meat market on the west side. At the beginning of the American Civil War he purchased a farm on the Emmitsburg Road to raise livestock and to use as his slaughterhouse. The farm is in the middle of the battlefield area where the Confederate assault known as "Pickett's Charge" occurred. The Codoris hid in the basement of the house while the Battle of Gettysburg raged in and around the town, while bullets entered their home above them. For months after the battle the house served as the Catholic chapel since their church was full of wounded soldiers. The Codori family continued to live in the house for 124 years. Many townsfolk still call the stone building the "Codori House".

In March 2005, the Hodges family (Joan, Brian & AmyBeth) purchased the Brafferton to pursue their dream of owning a historic inn and living in a town full of old stories and charm.

The inn's history reflects over 200 years of changes, but you can still feel the old-fashioned charm and warmth that makes this house a home. The house retains the original style and character of the period when it was built.

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The Innkeepers at the Brafferton Inn
Would Love to Meet You!

Joan, Brian and AmyBeth Hodges get their greatest pleasure from hosting guests in their historic Inn in Downtown Gettysburg. Upon arrival, you will be greeted warmly and your every need will be tended to.


Your Innkeepers Joan, Brian & AmyBeth

Joan is a Critical Care Nurse by profession retired from Hewlett Packard and Philips Medical. She loves to bake, garden and decorate. Brian, Joan’s son, has a business degree from Florida Atlantic University, and spent 20 years in the restaurant industry in South Florida. His greatest love is creating the best breakfast in Gettysburg. AmyBeth, Brian’s wife, was born and raised in Newburyport, Ma. and has a degree in Criminal Justice. As an Innkeeper she loves the chance to meet people from many different countries, cultures and walks of life. AmyBeths other passion is being a Mom and raising her small children.

As a family, the Hodges will provide all the necessities
for your stay in Gettysburg
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You have truly made a home away from home for your guests. Comforting, warm, and inviting are only a few of the words that describe the Brafferton Inn. I guarantee we will be back again.
Ravyn and Nathanial, Bristolville, Oh


Brafferton Inn B&B’s Many Amenities
The amenities offered at the Brafferton Inn ensure that our guests enjoy a rich and memorable experience at anytime of year. We strive to offer the best guest experience possible for all who stay with us. Read Our Policies

Here are a few of our favorite amenities at the Brafferton Inn:

Fine Linens and Plush Robes
Jacuzzi Tubs and Fireplaces
Balconies and Decks
All buildings and rooms are air    conditioned in season
Complimentary High Speed   
    wireless internet access
In town location
Flower garden and patio to sit and    enjoy
Original Art work by Keith Rocco
Gourmet breakfasts
24 hour coffee, tea, hot cocoa
Afternoon fresh baked cookies
Iron and Ironing Boards Available



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To date this is our favorite b&b experience we have been to. Perfect hospitality, food, and service. Thank you for everything you did for my wife and I. Thanks for everything.
The Colomer Family
Fredericksburg, VA

Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!! Everything was perfect, the room, the breakfast, and the hospitality. This was a great place to spend a birthday.
Angie and Jonas

In this high-tech internet world, the Brafferton Inn and Gettysburg took us back to another era. We found it delightful, charming, and Historically important. Thank you for your hospitality.
Leslie and Patrick, Milford, MI

Brafferton Inn B&B Policies

Rates-
Rates are in-season (April through November), and off-season (December through March)., based on double occupancy and include a full home cooked breakfast. Some rooms will accommodate extra persons at $25 each. Rates do not include 11% taxes.

Children 10 and above only

Deposit-
A deposit of one night's room charge is required, unless the booking is for two nights or longer, or large groups, when a 50% deposit is required.

A minimum two night stay is required on weekends from April 1st through November 30th and other special events.

From December 1st until March 31st there is no two night minimum except for special events and holiday weekends.

Payment-
Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are welcome.

Our Inn is appropriate for children ages 10 and older only. Children may not be left unaccompanied at the Inn for any amount of time.

Cancellations-
Due to our intimate size, cancellations can affect us significantly. Please be certain that your travel plans are firm before booking. To mitigate the effects of unforeseen events, we highly recommend securing Trip Insurance.

If you give less than 14 days notice to cancel you will forfeit your deposit and will be charged for the balance due for the stay, unless the room is re-rented to another guest for the entire stay, in which you will be refunded minus a $25 cancellation fee.

Smoking
We are a completely smoke free property, meaning smoking is not permitted in our rooms, decks, balconies, or garden areas.
Anyone who chooses to ignore this policy will be charged an extra night’s fee.

Parking-
Our room rates are always discounted since we are located in the center of Gettysburg's Historic District, and we do not have private parking for our guests. Overnight parking is located at meters directly behind the Inn, which are free from 8PM until 8AM, or in a municipal parking garage that charges a fee of 75 cents per hour. All meters are free on Sundays.

Check-In
Check in time is 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Check- in after 8:00 p.m. are by arrangement only and will incur a $25 charge per hour. Absolutely no check-ins after 10:00 p.m.

Check Out
Check out time is by 11:00 a.m.

Late check outs will be charged $25 per hour after 11:00 a.m.

Check outs after 1:00pm will be responsible for the entire day

Sorry, no checks for balances due unless paid 2 weeks in advance of arrival.

Any damage caused to the room or items in the room that occurs during your stay will be charged to the card on file.

Rates are subject to change.

Lost & Found:
We prefer that you don't leave items behind, but know from our own traveling that it does happen. If you have lost something somewhere along your trip, give us a call and if it is in our lost and found box, we will gladly mail it back to you for the cost of postage and a $10 handling fee.

Sorry, no pets allowed

 

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