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“A Peace of Heaven in Gettysburg, Pa” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Raphael Inn
Ranked #6 of 25 Gettysburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hicksville, New York
2 reviews
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“A Peace of Heaven in Gettysburg, Pa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Our Family decided to get away for a few days during the New Years school break . As I researched the many possibilities of Bed and Breakfasts in and around Gettysburg, one of these stood out. Raphael's. The reason it stood out was the many excellent reviews it received. But if you read these reviews, you would notice that many people not only wrote about their experience in Gettysburg but there appreciation and fondness with the Inn's owners. Alex, George, and their "wonder dog" Heidi. Also people wrote about the cleanliness, and the breakfast and all around atmosphere of the Inn. They were all "Spot on"
As we arrived at the Raphael Inn in the early evening, we were greeted with a wonderful sweet aroma perfectly timed to give you the feeling of being welcomed to their 5 star Inn. It also gave you the feeling you went back in time with the beautiful decor of the Inn, like you were in Paris, France during the 1920's.
We were first greeted by Alex with her warm, welcoming smile immediately gave you a the feeling that this was a wise choice in staying at their B&B. Soon after, her husband George came out to greet us with Heidi. After talking with them, I then understood why so many people wrote wonderful things about the Inn and it's Keepers. We stayed in the the "California Room". It was like staying in a luxury bedroom in which were designed with such love and care. Our children are 15 and 10 who also came with us. Our Daughter said " This was the nicest place she ever stayed in " My son also said the same thing. As our children explored the various candies left in well positioned bowls around the Inn, things just seemed perfect. Everything from the soft, fluffy pillows to the well positioned pictures on the walls. Sitting in a quaint dining room by the window was enjoyable in the evening sipping on hot cocoa and talking to Alex and George. Enjoying freshly baked brownies are something I will remember. On New Years Eve ,our family walked down to the Gettysburg Circle which was a short 10 minute walk. I would highly recommend this walk because of the many beautiful homes along the road. Also, Alex and George will give you many ideas in what to do in Gettysburg. The tour of the battlefield was the most memorable indeed for me. Our Daughters favorite were the Haunted homes that were advertisedfrom the various Ghost Hunter shows on TV. As I am a much traveled person and very picky as to where I stay, I must say this is a "10", a 5 Star! This trip was so much fun for everyone. My wife liked the Dobbins House for dinner where we had the most amazing french onion soup by candlelight.

The best part of this trip is knowing we will surely be returning to Gettysburg but not just to enjoy the many things to do there, but all of us will look forward to spending a few days with our new friends that we made on this vacation.

Room Tip: We are a family of 4. The California Suite was perfect for us.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

We were part of a birthday celebration (6 couples) Nov 18, 2011. The Raphael Inn was perfect for us as we booked all three rooms. The hosts (Alexandra and George) live on site, along with their dog Heidi, and were most hospitable. Every early evening Alexandra made a great dessert/snack and the breakfasts were very good. We stayed in the Lincoln Room which had its own little enclosed (upstairs) balcony/sitting room area. They know the Gettysburg area well, can recommend restaurants, sites and local towns, along with helping in arranging Battlefield tour reservations. The Inn is less than a 10-min walk to downtown and is near the college. (Either a long walk to the Battlefield/visitors center or drive.) Very much recommended!

Room Tip: California Suite the largest and sunny Lincoln Room decorated most period-like All three rooms ups...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

What a perfect place to enjoy Gettysburg. You couldn't ask for a better host and hostess. Very comfortable and clean accommodations. The breakfast were outstanding and there was always a snack in the evening. Wonderful friendly people. A nice short walk from the center of town. I would suggest staying in the California Rose room, what a wonderful treat. Looking forward to another stay next year. We celebrated a birthday and Alexandra baked the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted. Thank you for making this trip so special.

Room Tip: Splurge on the California Room, it is well worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

We had a very enjoyable stay at the Raphael. Service was excellent, rooms clean and comfortable an the food was outstanding. Located north of the town square and main battlefield areas made it a long walk but very pleasant. Would highly recommend!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

Hosts Alexandra and George were most attentive, knowledgeable, and gracious. Breakfast was gourmet, and afternoon treats most welcome. California Rose room was spacious and comfortable. Very fun decor throughout. Walking distance to historic square and restaurants. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Raphael Inn
Address: 32 E Lincoln Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1318
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Gettysburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Gettysburg
Price range (per night): $187 - $251
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming & a few blocks to the Lincoln Town Square the Raphael Inn offers a quiet neighborhood with free parking, complimentary breakfast, TV, private baths in each of the 3 lovely rooms. Bold and beautiful colors & creative decor in every room throughout the inn. Raphael Inns world famous 'Heidi the Wonder Dog' is here to warm and win your hearts! Enjoy your breakfast in the Paris Cafe, on our screened in 'Blue Moon' porch...or just 'sit for a spell' in the beautiful backyard gardens. Anytime is the right time for our complimentary cup of coffee,tea, waters, sodas, chocolates and more from Mama's Kitchen or enjoy yourself with an afternoon dessert if you like. We treat you as we would wish to be treated ourselves. Give us a try... Heidi the Wonder Dog will be waiting to meet you! ... more   less 
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