Monday, February 28, 2011

The Invasion Begins! The Gettysburg Campaign

The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg is only a short drive from two forthcoming events:

Saturday, April 9: Greencastle, PA: Re-enactment of the Confederates taking the town, and Dolly Harris confronting General Pickett.

Saturday, April 16: Chambersburg, PA: Relive the attempted ransom and subsequent razing of the town, the only town burned in the Civil War.

For more details see Franklin County, PA

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A favorite event in Gettysburg - March 5

We always enjoy Winter's Palette - held in the grand ballroom of the Gettysburg Hotel, just eight minutes walk from The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast. Area restaurants, bakeries and caterers feature their tastiest specialities and samplings at this Chamber of Commerce event, which includes hot and cold hors d'ouevres, soups, entrees and desserts. Starts at 5 p.m. For more information call 717-334-5006.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Civil War Music in Gettysburg on February 26


Stay at Gettysburg's premier award-winning B&B, the Brickhouse Inn, for your visit to the David Wills House on Lincoln Square, where you can hear costumed living historian Quinn Gilly play period music on an authentic hand-made banjo. Learn about music of the day, children's folk songs, and banjo making: Saturday, February 26, 1-3 p.m. By the way, the Wills House is where President Lincoln stayed the night before the dedication of the Soldier's Cemetery on November 19, 1863, and is operated by the National Park Service. Lincoln is reputed to have put the finishing touches to his celebrated Gettysburg Address that night - you can see the bed that he slept in.

You can find more details at David Wills House

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Brickhouse Inn, ideal accommodations in Gettysburg!

The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast would be your ideal accommodation for visiting Gettysburg's National Military Park. The park is open all day - from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. now, and until 10 p.m. from April 1.


The Visitor Center (museum, movie and cyclorama) is open every day (except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. The Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. now, and closes at 6 p.m. from April 1. Check out the Park events and Ranger Programs on the National Park Service website National Park Service, Gettysburg

Best lodging in Gettysburg!

The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast offers some of the best lodging in Gettysburg. We pride ourselves in offering a better alternative to typical hotels and motels. For one thing, we have two historic buildings - one c.1830, the other 1898. Also, we'll give you lots of time to help you plan and enjoy your visit - such as advising you about attractions, and places to eat. Our delicious breakfasts are much nicer than typical hotel fare, and our rooms are all uniquely furnished and decorated - so different to the typical cookie-cutter motel room.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stay at Gettysburg's best bed and breakfast, for skiing at Liberty Resort

The Brickhouse Inn - a perfect base for a skiing getaway! This is Gettysburg's premier award-winning B&B, and we're only 20 minutes drive from Ski Liberty. We've just has six inches of snow, so conditions should be good through the weekend. You can dine at one of the town's fine restaurants, and spend the night in one of our warm, comfortable rooms.

Remember that we currently have a Winter Discount - stay two nights and get the second night at half price.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Gettysburg accommodations, within easy walking distance of fine restaurants!

The Brickhouse Inn recommends another of the fine restaurants in Gettysburg. It is 'J's at the Village', which is only two minutes walk from us - where you can enjoy casual fine dining, with some outside seating in warmer months. J's is open nightly from 5 pm for dining, and on Friday through Monday (12-4 pm) for lunch. The food is attractively presented and the service excellent.

You can find more details at (717) 334-9449 or J's at the Village

Friday, February 18, 2011

Gettysburg Accommodations for the build-up to the 150th Battle Anniversary

The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast will be a great lodging base for participating in the events building up to the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.


The official Gettysburg 'kick-off' event is on April 29 & 30. On Friday, April 29 we will have Living History Encampments at the Lutheran Theological Seminary (7-9 pm), and 'Meet the Generals' in Lincoln Square (7.30 pm) followed by a luminary at 8 pm, and 'Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital' (8.30 pm) at Christ Lutheran Church.

On Saturday, April 30, the Living History encampments continue (10 am-5 pm), and over the same time period there will be 'Historic Church Walking Tours'. At 11 am there will be s skirmish at the Seminary. At 4 pm there will be a skirmish at Baltimore Street 'Defending Cemetery Heights'. At 7 pm there will be a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Monument, followed by a Cannonade of 150 volleys, concluding with Taps.


For details see the Gettysburg CVB website www.gettysburg.travel.com

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gettysburg's Best Bed and Breakfast recommends the town's Best Restaurants!

The Brickhouse Inn, Gettysburg's best bed and breakfast, recommends the town's best restaurants to its guests.


The Dobbin House is one of our favorites and we receive consistently positive feedback from guests; also, it's a mere three minutes walk from us. Check out their website on Dobbin House. They have two separate restaurants: fine dining (but informal dress code)in the Alexander Dobbin Dining Rooms, and casual fare in the Springhouse Tavern. Both have historic atmosphere - the staff wear period costume - and the service is excellent.

Tomorrow I'll feature another favorite - "J's at the Village".

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Brickhouse Inn, an ideal base for enjoying Totem Pole Playhouse productions

The Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg is a great base for visiting this delightful theater, which will have two productions in June & July, 2011, with history themes. On June 29-July 11 they have ‘The Complete History of America’ – ‘a comedic romp through the history of this great nation, from Columbus to Clinton and beyond’. On July 13-25, 2011, they have ‘The Coward and the Glory’ – a new Civil War comedy set in Chambersburg, PA.

For details and bookings call 717-352-2164, or 888-805-7056. See their website at Totem Pole Playhouse

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Winter Discounts at Gettysburg Bed and Breakfast!

The Brickhouse Inn, Gettysburg's award winning bed and breakfast, currently offers a Winter Discount. It runs through March, and includes weekends. If you stay two nights you get the 2nd night at half price, OR if you stay three nights you get the 3rd night free! It's proved very popular, so take advantage of this great offer! Don't forget that our rates include on-site parking (we have our own private off-street parking lot), afternoon refreshments, and a hearty cooked breakfast.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Signs of Spring in Gettysburg!

Time to think of a getaway in Gettysburg's premier B&B! The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and the squirrels are nesting. The Battlefield Park looks lovely in the sunshine, and the museums are uncrowded, even at weekends.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Gettysburg Marathon 2011, use the Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast as your base!

The Brickhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast is the ideal base for you if you are running in the Gettysburg Marathon, on May 1, 2011. This new race is a unique concept that reflects the history of the Battle. There will be a common start and finish, but runners from the "North" and "South" will follow different routes, through the beautiful back country roads of Adams County.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Use a Gettysburg B&B as your base for skiing!

Gettysburg is not far (20 minutes drive) from Ski Liberty - the nearest ski resort to Washington DC. Snow can be made (temperatures permitting) if no natural snow prevails, and you can ski by floodlights after dark. Liberty has one of the best 'bunny slopes' I've seen - wide and evenly sloping. Enjoy the comforts of the Brickhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast for your skiing weekend, and dine at some of our nearby fine restaurants.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentines Weekend, stay at Gettysburg's premier bed and breakfast

Why not come to Gettysburg for this weekend - Valentines Weekend! We have a few rooms available - the sun is shining, the temperatures are forecast to move into the balmy 40s! There's the historic Battlefield and cemetery to visit, as well as the museum complex, ghost tours in the evening, and plenty of good restaurants for romantic dining.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A historic Gettysburg hotel

The latest Gettysburg Companion has an interesting article by Battlefield guide John Winkelman about the Wagon Hotel that stood not far from our Welty House, in the angle formed by the Baltimore Pike and the Emmitsburg Road (now Steinwehr Avenue). The Wagon Hotel opened in 1821, built especially to cater for wagonners and teamsters. During the Battle in 1863 it was occupied by members of the 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry, later relieved by others of Coster's Brigade. They were firing at Confederate soldiers who had occupied the town. It seems probable that some of the Union bullets that spattered on the south wall of our Welty House came from the Wagon Hotel, less than a hundred yards away.

After the Civil War the hotel was renamed the Battlefield Hotel, and was destroyed by fire in 1894, four years before our Victorian house was built by banker Charles Toot. A new Battlefield Hotel was built on the site, but was eventually demolished, and the site is now occupied by a Shell gas station. Sic transit gloria....

A good January for this bed and breakfast!

It's been a record January for The Brickhouse Inn - in terms of occupancy. We're somewhat surprised, because it's been a tough month weather wise. It'll be interesting to see how February turns out - we've had an icy start to the month, tho' we were fortunate to miss the full brunt of the mega-storm that passed to the north of us.