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Orris House Inn
Bed and Breakfast

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

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“ This B&B combines the best of both worlds – it has the feel of 19th century America but the amenities of a five star hotel. It is this attention to detail, combined with the Innkeeper’s charm that makes this a gem to be discovered…”

The Orris House Inn is the ideal destination for those seeking luxurious and private accommodations. This exquisite Second Empire mansion was built in 1887 as the private home of wheelwright Adam Orris and is a registered National Historic Landmark. Rich in original detail, the bed & breakfast inn retains its original woodwork, banisters, pocket doors, mantels and crystal chandeliers

In order to preserve the stately grandeur of the home, the innkeeper has chosen to keep most rooms furnished in accordance with their original purpose—as parlors, music rooms, dining rooms and libraries. All of these rooms are appointed in period antiques and are open for inn guests to enjoy. Bed & breakfast guests of the inn find the Orris House Inn an ideal location for intimate receptions, small weddings, retreats and family reunions. The inn warmly welcomes children who are accompanied by well behaved parents. Bedtime milk and cookies are a specialty of the innkeeper.

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We offer three exclusive bed & breakfast accommodations in the inn, each furnished to be supremely comfortable. Beds and bedding were selected for sleeping-in. Your private bath is appointed with spa amenities, robes and Turkish towels.

Thoughtful touches such as fresh flowers and fruit, bottled water and turn down service are all part of the service you will experience as a guest of the Orris House Inn.

Guest rooms are equipped with cable television and DVD players. The second floor guest library is stocked with books and movie DVD's for the enjoyment of bed & breakfast guests.

The Orris House Inn is situated on 3/4 of an acre in the historic district of Mechanicsburg, PA. Just a short stroll down Main Street will lead you to the center of our small town, with its art galleries, eateries, shops and many historic buildings.

Located 10 miles west of Pennsylvania's capital city of Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg is a charming borough of 9,800 residents. Civil War buffs know Mechanicsburg as the most northern point reached by the Confederate Army during the Civil War. In June 1863 on the march to the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate forces took over the town granary and used it for a hospital. The granary is now Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, housing a collection of pictures and information about our town.

Mechanicsburg boasts a remarkable collection of colonial and Victorian buildings, with a special concentration of Victorian tower homes. Our charming Main Street has been used in movie sets, most notably in the 1999 film Girl Interrupted, featuring Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder. You can still visit Eckel's Drug Store, the scene of the ice cream parlor in the film.   For more information about our town history, visit the Mechanicsburg Museum Association web site, Mechanicsburg History. Each June since 1923, Mechanicsburg has hosted the largest one day street fair in the eastern United States. As many as 60,000 people flood Main and Market Streets for Jubilee Day festivities.

Nearby Attractions

  • Yellow Breeches creek
  • The Appalachian Trail
  • Harrisburg, the state capital
  • Gettysburg National Battlefield
  • Lancaster County
  • Hershey Park
  • Dickinson College
  • Army War College
  • New Oxford, Central Pa.’s antiques capital
  • Historic Boiling Springs
  • If you happen to visit midweek, you can take a :45 minute drive and take the Snyder's of Hanover factory tour to see pretzel making in action.
  • Not far away in Hanover is Utz's factory. See chips, pretzels, cheese puffs - all your favorites - being made.

The Orris House Inn bed & breakfast is the ideal location for special out of town guests and offers
an intimate setting for small weddings and receptions.

Executive and Leadership Retreats
Allow your executive retreat guests to settle into quiet luxury surroundings without the distractions
of a large hotel. Free wireless high speed Internet access is available throughout the inn.

Family Reunions
Gather your out of town guests together, using the inn as your home base to explore the many family
friendly activities in central Pennsylvania. Halfway between Hershey Park and Gettysburg battlefield,
and a short drive to Boyd's Bear museum and shops, Snyders of Hanover and the Utz's factory,
the Orris House Inn Bed & Breakfast is your home away from home.

Our ~Truly Special Occasion~

concierge can arrange baseball tickets to the Harrisburg Senators, hockey tickets to the Hershey Bears, guided trout fishing and canoe trips on the Yellow Breeches, hikes along the Appalachian Trail, and even miniature golf on the very cool course on City Island

May we suggest our concierge arrange private ballroom dance lessons to add to your truly special occasion.
$75 per hour, private lesson

Anytime Romance Package
Luxury accommodations
Dozen roses
Chocolate romance gift basket
Gourmet cooked to order breakfasts
Tea for two
Heel Your Sole Reflexology Massage for Two
Late check out
$345 per night, double occupancy, two night
minimum; third night $175

Start planning your Orris House Inn celebration,
event or truly special occasion now.

Transportation Hubs

The Orris House Inn is a half hour drive from Harrisburg International Airport (MDT). Harrisburg International Airport provides direct jet service to and from Boston, Chicago, Atlanta and Cleveland and Philadelphia.

Amtrak service to Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Washington DC is available from the Harrisburg rail station.

If you prefer to drive, Mechanicsburg is adjacent to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The Orris House Inn is 90 minutes by car from Washington D.C., 60 minutes from Baltimore, 2 hours from Philadelphia, 3 hours from New York City and 4 hours from Pittsburgh.

Orris House Inn is Ideal destination for those seeking luxurious & private accommodations.

 Orris House Inn
Bed and Breakfast

318 W. Main Street
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055
Phone (717) 798-2157
Fax (717) 691-3165
Email: orrishouseinn@yahoo.com
Homepage: www.orrishouseinn.com
Innkeeper: Kevin Jackson

  Hits Since 2/19/07

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