The Swope Manor Bed and Breakfast
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History and Comfort Converge
Spend your vacation in exceptional comfort at a bed and breakfast steeped in a rich history and resting on a convenient location.
The Swope Manor Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is within walking distance of several restaurants, historic landmarks, Civil War sites, and local shops. The historic red brick home is just a block away from the town square in downtown Gettysburg and only steps away from the famous battlefield.
The bed and breakfast is ideally located nearby many activities and attractions for every visitor. Enjoy horse drawn carriage rides through historic Gettysburg, visit the Gettysburg National Military Park or the Eisenhower National Historic Site, take tours of the local microbreweries and wineries, or go for a hike along the Appalachian Trail.
The Swope Manor includes three executive suites, three premium suites, and seven deluxe chambers all with private baths, hardwood floors, central air, flat screen televisions with satellite channels including HBO, and complimentary wireless Internet.
Guests also have access to three luxuriously appointed common rooms, two dining rooms, a very well stocked library, and a lovely courtyard with outdoor seating. Each morning at the Inn begins with rolling out of your wonderfully comfortable bed after a good night's sleep for a hot two course breakfast not to be missed.
The Swope Manor Bed and Breakfast provides:
13 luxurious private guest rooms with private baths, comfortable beds, central air, hardwood floors, flat screen TV, Satellite TV with complimentary HBO and Wi-Fi.
- Three common rooms
- Two dining rooms
- Beautiful courtyard with outdoor seating
The Swope Manor is now open!
We are now taking reservations online and by phone.
Rooms Still Available for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Van Richards for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Our Inn is located one block from the town square and is within walking distance to many attractions, restaurants and local shops. Guest also stay with us because we are second to none when it comes to customer service and taking care of our guests and their needs.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are best known for our upscale amenities, comfortable rooms, large common areas and a delicious breakfast. Our Inn is unique because we give complimentary wine, beer or soda upon check in as well as have three large common areas, two dinning rooms, library with several books and a beautiful courtyard with a large deck to enjoy during your stay.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
A tour on the Battlefield or visit one of our great local wineries.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
Clean rooms and the best customer service and Van makes you feel at home.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
President Eisenhower National Historic Site and local wineries.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center and Museum, Private Battlefield tour with a licensed battlefield guide, President Eisenhower National Historic Site, Shriver House Museum, Gettysburg Museum of History, Town Tour with a licensed town tour guide, Tour of the David Wills Home.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Many of the best shops, attractions, museums and restaurants are located just steps from the Inn.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Sidney's at Willoughby Run. Small/large plate restaurant and a local favorite.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.
How many rooms does your inn have?
Do you accept pets?
The Swope Manor and the property it sits on has a rich history starting in 1793 with James Gettys. Since then, the property had been owned by several hands, and in 1836, Mr. Swope, of whom the manor is named for, constructed the handsome brick home extant today. The Swope family had played a great part during and after the Civil War, caring for Lt. William Pohlman till he passed, and prominent figures in the rebuilding of Gettysburg.
After the Swope family, the manor had many different lives, from apartments to retail spaces, until John and Lori purchased the home in 2012. Under their care, The Swope Manor has been completely restored and remodeled.
"Now The Swope Manor is yours to enjoy and create everlasting memories of your own."