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Canna Country Inn

393 Valley Road, Etters, Pennsylvania 17319
Innkeeper(s): Susan Ruffner
  • Introduction

    Canna Country InnkeeprsDiscover the history of Canna Country Inn and the mission and purpose of owners Daniel and Susan Ruffner.

  • Canna Country History

    Canna Country Inn, history Canna Country Inn was originally built as a bank barn in 1853. They built it like that so that animals and equipment could enter the building from upstairs or downstairs without having to go up stairs or any kind of equipment to raise them up and down.

    All the stones that you see here in the barn either came right out of the local Earth or from the river, the Susquehanna River. It's about 2 miles down. They were all hauled in by hand on horse and buggy.

    Canna was constructed as a post and beam barn built by Russian immigrants as they went through the country to build these things and they constructed them by morticing out slots, marking them in the field and then bringing them into the building and then constructing them completely without nails. They would drill holes into joints and drive wooden pegs in. You can still see a lot of those today in the barn.

    Originally built to be a barn for a peach orchard, the last owners that we knew of lived next door in a log house. They had 10 children, the mother died at the birth of the last child. Then a developer bought the entire farm and turned this unit into a dwelling and a gentleman's club called The Irish Mist.

    It was turned into a bed and breakfast in 1993.

    The unique thing about Canna Country Inn is that it's actually a huge historic barn that you can stay in. Staying here is like being a part of history. That just gives us a lot of pleasure to serve people here at Canna.

    When we originally bought the inn, all the rooms were named. We did change a couple of names, but they are not named for themes or anything, they're just - the tack room for instance is - it does have the actual wooden hooks and everything in there still where the saddles and bridles and everything were kept when it originally was a farm.

  • Amenities


    Serenity Bathroom

    We provide all the comforts of home without the responsibilities.


    • 7600 sq. ft spread out on 3 floors
    • Large comfortable sitting areas with fire places and complimentary firewood
    • Large banquet room with seating for up to 40 guests.
    • Banquet room with fire place
    • Incredible bar/game room with a pool table, a pinball machine, air hockey, and an electronic dart board, fooseball and a PS2 - the perfect place to relax and play!
    • Access to 2 fully equipped kitchens
    • High speed Internet access & wireless service for your laptop
    • Business Center with a computer and printer



    • 3 plus acres of open and shaded space
    • Walking Paths
    • Benches
    • Picnic Tables
    • Hammock
    • Horseshoes

    All Guest Bedrooms Provide:

    • Television
    • Music
    • DVD & CD players
    • Free DVD selection
    • Private Bathrooms
    • Plush Towels
    • Down Comforters
    • Hair Dryers
    • WiFi Internet Access
    • King or Queen Size Beds


  • Weddings at the Canna Country Inn


    From the simple to the simply elegant, Canna can make your wedding a more memorable and special ocasion.

    All in one locaction - all for one price!

    With a whole inn rental, brides find peace of mind knowing that they have use of a beautiful venue for the wedding ceremony as well as the rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, and lodging for their out of town guests.

    The wedding becomes a more personal and intimate experience for everyone, especially family, because they have more time to spend with each other without all the worry and difficulty of running from one event to another.

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    Bride by Canna signage

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to (Innkeeper) for sharing (their) own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most of our guest come to enjoy many of the local attractions.  (Hershey, Lancaster, Gettysburg, & Harrisburg) Just minutes from so much history, shopping and entertainment, our guest find so much to do that they often return year after year.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Built in 1853, the massive exposed beams, large wood fireplaces and large open common areas make Canna Inn unique, as well
    as you can rent the whole Inn sleeping up to 26 guests for family reunions, retreats and weddings.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Pennsylvania is full of history and unique scenery and the Susquehanna valley is in the center of it all.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    We are told by our guess that pictures don't do justice to the beauty of the Inn and its size.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    That there is so much to do so close to the Inn.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    The capital building is beautiful and and a wonderful place to visit. Gettysburg, Hershey and Lancaster ( Amish Country)
    are all just minutes away.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Less than 1 mile from I83 we are not walking distance to local attractions

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Hillside cafe is less than a mile away with great steaks and seafood.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?


    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Seven rooms with private baths, additional sleeping areas allow up to 26 overnight guess when rented as a vacation rental.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets, the local Red Carpet Inn does.

  • How To Find Us

    We are located in the center of everything yet you will feel like you are away from it all.

    Directions from RT. 83

    1. Take Exit 36 (Fishing Creek) to RT. 262 East
    2. At light at CVS, turn right Rt. 262 East… continue to follow Rt. 262 E. for 4/10 mile
    3. 262 E. will turn left at traffic light across from beer distributor - Rt. 262 and Valley Road are the same road.
    4. Go 4/10 mile Canna Country Inn, 393 Valley Road is the large red barn on the left.
    5. Total distance from Exit 36 to Canna Country Inn is 1.5 mile.

    From East and West PA Turnpike

    1. Take PA Turnpike to exit 242 (Harrisburg Rt. 83)
    2. Go South on Rt. 83 towards York and follow directions from Rt. 83 above

    From Maryland, DC and South

    1. 83 North on towards York and follow directions from Rt. 83 above

    From the State College, NY and North

    1. 83 North on towards York and follow directions from Rt. 83 above

    Directions from Harrisburg International Airport- 15 Miles

    1. Signs - Airport to Harrisburg
    2. Rt. 283 South to PA Turnpike I76 West
    3. PA Turnpike I76 West towards Pittsburgh
    4. First exit off PA Turnpike (Exit 242) to Rt. 83 South
    5. Follow directions above from Rt.83

    Our nearest airport is Harrisburg Intl, which is just 5.1 kilometers away. Compare Flights to Harrisburg, PA today, and get the best deal.

  • Our Policies

    Welcome to Canna Country Inn.

    •  In the event that you must cancel with less than 48 hours' notice, you will incur responsibility for your entire reservation.
    • 7 day notice required for some holiday and special event bookings.
    • Acceptable payment method: credit cards, cash, personal check, travelers checks, money orders, Visa or MasterCard.
    • Acceptable payment method: credit cards, cash, personal check, travelers checks, money orders, Visa or MasterCard.
    • Check-in: 3:30 PM-6:00 PM for other arrival times, please call to make arrangements.
    •  Check-out: 11:30 AM or later upon request.
    • No Smoking is allowed in the Inn. There will a charge for violation
    • No pets allowed.
    • Children are welcome.