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Inn at Herr Ridge
Bed and Breakfast

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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Inn at Herr Ridge is where history meets hospitality.

The same year that Napoleon fought the Battle of Waterloo, Thomas Sweeney built this structure in
Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, operating it as a tavern and "Publick Houe...for travelers and
strangers," who required sojourn along the turnpike from Gettysburg to Chambersburg.

Originally built as a Publick House, this 1815 Federal-style building became the site of the first Confederate stand and hospital during the Civil War. Listed in the National Register, the inn's 19th-century heritage and glory has now been faithfully restored, and a new wing added.

Enjoy a wonderful country breakfast in the restaurant, as well as afternoon tea and snacks. Stroll the landscaped grounds amidst two watergarden ponds. Banquet and meeting facilities are also located on the premises. Enjoy fine American cuisine in the five dining areas as well as the lounge.

Enjoy fine American Cuisine in the Inn at Herr Ridge Restaurant from 11AM to 9PM, Monday through Saturday, and from 5PM to 9PM on Sunday.  Reservations are recommended.  The original mainhouse features five dining areas that accommodate twenty to thirty-five guests in each room.

Two commons rooms overlook the historic area from Peace Light to Little Round Top.

Each of the romantic suites feature a fireplace, most offer double Jacuzzis. The Lodge Room is located in the new section of the building and is our largest.  The adjacent Annex provides five rooms with Jacuzzi's, fireplaces and private decks

Rates: $139 - $209

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Dining at Herr Tavern

Welcome to the Herr Tavern & Publick House, which was established in 1815 by Thomas Sweeney. In 1828 he sold his tavern to Fredrick Herr. Mr Herr operated the tavern until his death in 1869 when it became the Reynolds Hotel for about 10 years, catering to the many tourists that were coming to the now famous historic Gettysburg Battlefield. The Tavern then became a private residence until 1978 when the Herr Tavern was again open to the public. We now offer fine dining as well as sixteen beautiful guest rooms and two parlors in our bed and breakfast. We are delighted you have joined us for dinner this evening. After your dinner this evening, please feel free to take a walk throughout the house to enjoy the many different rooms.

A walk across the parking lot will take you to The Livery, a lounge with pool tables, dart machine,jukebox and our blacklight pool room. We appreciate your comments on your dining experience, and any suggestions you may have to increase your pleasure here. Take a moment with our comment card and drop it in the comment box as you leave. Enjoy fine American Cuisine in the Herr Tavern Restaurant from  5pm to 9 pm Sunday through Tuesdays,  and 11AM to 9PM, Wednesday through Saturday.  Reservations are recommended. The original main house features five dining areas that accommodate twenty to thirty-five guests in each room.

The Inn at Herr's Ridge Weddings/Meetings Page

Inn Meeting Choices

When your next meeting calls for an atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of your office, please consider The Inn at Herr's Ridge. Located 1.7 miles from downtown historic Gettysburg, The Inn at Herr's Ridge was used as the first Confederate hospital during the battle of Gettysburg...giving this building all of the amenities of the twenty first century...and the ambiance of the nineteenth century.

Airport accessibility and major highway access are both convenient and nearby. You are approximately 45 minutes from Harrisburg International Airport, and minutes away from US Route 15 and directly located on US Route 30.

Meetings are a fact of life. We are happy to provide everything for your meeting needs. We offer guest accommodations and menu plans to create the perfect meeting atmosphere.

The banquet room will seat approximately 110 guests. Additional meeting rooms are available through out the Tavern that will hold 10 to 30 people depending on room setup.

Massage Services

Swedish Massage - superficial strokes used to promote relaxation, improve blood circulation, muscle tension and range of motion. Trigger Point - locating tight and tender areas in muscles and relieving them with direct pressure and friction.

Myofascial - focuses on the connective tissue that surrounds every muscle, organ and bone in the body. This work uses light, slow pressure.

Sports Massage - fast paced massage that involves stretching and is designed to stimulate specific muscles.

Deep Tissue - direct pressure that targets the deeper layers of the muscles and connective tissue.

Warm Stone Therapy - the use of warm river rocks which are placed on the tension areas of the body and used to relax muscles and ease arthritis

Area Activities
  • Antique Shopping / Craft Shops
    From Fayetteville to New Oxford, Emmitsburg to Littlestown, Carlisle to Hanover
    and all directions in between you will find hundreds of shops. Small and quaint to large antique malls.
  • Skiing
    Ski Liberty - 15 minutes from Gettysburg.
    Ski Roundtop - 30 minutes from Gettysburg.
  • State Parks
    Many of the area state parks offer everything from picnicking, fishing, swimming, boating and bicycling.
    Caledonia State Park, Fayetteville - Offers access to hike the Appalachian Trail.
    Codorus State Park, Hanover
    Pine Grove Furnace, Gardners - Includes a 3.1 mile bike path with views of Laurel and Fuller lakes.
  • Area Golf Courses
    Bridges Golf Club, New Oxford -
    Carroll Valley Resort, Fairfield -
    Cedar Ridge, Gettysburg -
    Flat Bush, Littlestown -
    May Apple, Carlisle -
    Mountain View Resort, Fairfield -
    Penn National, Fayetteville -
    South Hills, Hanover -
    Honey Run, York -
  • Horseback Riding
    National Riding Stables, Gettysburg -
  • Day Trips
    Harpers Ferry / Antietam - 75 minutes
    Baltimore / Inner Harbor - 60 minutes
    Washington D.C. - 90 minutes
    (Bus tours available by calling Dayton's Tour Hosts at 717-334-2434)
  • Free Tours
    The Gettysburg Travel Council offers free tour brochures and maps for the following tours. Call 717-334-6274 for more information.
    The Scenic Valley Tour (self-guided) is a 36 mile drive through one of America's most scenic country sides.
    The Downtown Historic District Tour is truly a walk into history.
    The Historic Conewago Tour is a 40 mile tour that crosses Conewago Creek at several points.
  • Lancaster PA / Pennsylvania Dutch / Amish / Mennonite Country
    Only 90 minutes to Lancaster County, home to North America's oldest and largest
    settlement of "Plain People".
  • Adams County Winery
    10 miles west of Gettysburg -
  • Hershey Park
    45 minutes away -
  • Totem Pole Theater
    15 minutes away, Fayetteville -

The Inn at Herr Ridge has been featured on PBS. It is located close to golfing, skiing, horseback riding, battlefield tours, historic sites, state parks, and antique shopping

Inn at Herr Ridge
Bed and Breakfast

900 Chambersburg Rd
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania  17325
(717) 334-4332
Toll Free: (800) 362-9849
Fax: (717) 334-3332
Email: info@herrtavern.com
Homepage: www.innatherrridge.com
Innkeeper: Steven Wolf

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