Located within minutes of Gettysburg National Military Park and the historic town of Gettysburg, history and nature come alive at the Lightner Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast. We are situated on 19 acres, three miles south of Cemetery Hill with a 15-acre Nature Trail on site. Our historic Federal-style home offers a peaceful comfortable setting.
Choose from five rooms, one cottage and one suite. We have carefully preserved the original character of Isaac Lightner’s 1862 home, including the wide moldings, random-plank floors, and four fireplaces while adding modern conveniences. Our rooms are decorated in themes inspired by quilt designs, and each is named after one of Pennsylvania’s native trees. All rooms have queen beds and private baths, cable TV, central air conditioning and Wi-Fi.
The farmhouse tells a story of its own. The entire property was used as a Civil War Hospital for 200 wounded soldiers following the Battle of Gettysburg. Today, the Farmhouse offers the feel of history with modern comforts and extraordinary hospitality. Ask Eileen to show you the relics found on the property and the blood stains on the parlor floor. Rent the Walnut Cottage and relax in front of the old beehive oven, a leftover of the summer kitchen built by Isaac Lightner. It was in this oven that bread was baked for Union soldiers in 1863.
Mornings at the Lightner Farmhouse begin in our lovely dining room where guests may sit by a window and watch the wildlife outside prior to enjoying our full country breakfast. Private settings are also available to enjoy the breakfast meal. Breakfast consists of several courses served with coffee, tea and fruit juice. The meal begins with sweet bread or muffins followed by a fruit dish. Our main entrees alternate daily between waffles or pancakes and savory egg dishes, often served with a side of sausage or bacon. Please let us know about special dietary requests at the time of booking so we can plan a breakfast to your needs. Coffee and tea are available anytime using the Keurig coffee machine and the electric kettle.
Come for the history, stay for the hospitality. We look forward to your stay.