Getaways from Pittsburgh

Whether you are looking for a scenic farm, historical inn or a cozy bed & breakfast, there are many great choices within a short drive from Pittsburgh. Stay in a country inn modeled after the Southern plantation home in "Gone with the Wind", explore Pennsylvania Dutch Country, or check into an inn near Gettysburg's famous attractions.

»Tara - A Country Inn - 1 hour 15 minutes from Pittsburgh

Tara - A Country Inn - 1 hour 15 minutes from Pittsburgh

A stay at Tara - A Country Inn will have guests not “giving a damn” about much of the outside world once they have enjoyed its charms. Modeled after the Southern plantation home in Gone with the Wind, this inn offers guests the chance to stay in one of 27 themed rooms and enjoy the decadence of that time period. All rooms feature modern amenities including gas fireplaces and specialty tubs. Breakfast for overnight guests can be served in-room continental style or as a hot, gourmet affair served in the dining room. Sundays find guests with the option of a full Sunday brunch buffet.

2844 Lake Rd, Clark, PA 16113, 800-782-2803 (website)

»Swiss Woods Bed and Breakfast - 3 hours 45 minutes from Pittsburgh

Swiss Woods Bed and Breakfast - 3 hours 45 minutes from Pittsburgh

Located in Amish Country, the Swiss Woods is an oasis of hospitality, charm and a little bit of European flair. The 7 rooms of the inn each include a private bath and are uniquely decorated. Cuisine is a priority at Swiss Woods and that means great food for the included breakfast. Fresh quiches, cobblers, fried hash browns, and baked oatmeal – all made with ingredients from the property – are all favorites that are offered. Afternoon snacks of homemade baked goods and a selection of tea and coffee are available in the afternoons. The town of Lititz boasts a chocolate factory, a pretzel factory and many other fun and funky shops.

500 Blantz Rd, Lititz, PA 17543, 800-594-8018 (website)

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»Pheasant Field Bed and Breakfast - 3 hours

Pheasant Field Bed and Breakfast - 3 hours

Pheasant Field is a beautifully decorated and comfortable bed and breakfast that caters to hikers, horses and everyone in between. With 8 rooms to offer, this bed and breakfast is perfectly located for hikers as it is a half a mile from the Appalachian Trail. They also offer a “horse hotel” for guests traveling with their equine friends. The 1802 house and barn are completely renovated and allow visitors to relax in a peaceful country setting while enjoying a bit of history. Breakfast is a central event and includes signature items made with locally grown or made ingredients.

150 Hickorytown Rd, Carlisle, PA 17015, 877-258-0717 (website)

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»Inn at Herr Ridge - 3 hours 20 minutes from Pittsburgh

Inn at Herr Ridge - 3 hours 20 minutes from Pittsburgh

The Inn at Herr Ridge offers history buffs the opportunity to sleep practically on the field where the battle of Gettysburg took place. A roof-top terrace provides sweeping views of the battlefield and surrounding area. History aficionados, or those simply seeking time away, will find the 14 rooms of this Inn offer casual, period appropriate comfort with plenty of modern amenities. Room styles include a rustic cabin décor in a space that overlooks the battlefield and an attic room with a balcony, fireplace and 2-person jetted tub. Dining needs can be met without ever leaving the property either with fine dining in The Tavern or casual dining at the Sharpshooter Grille.

900 Chambersburg Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, 800-362-9849 (website)

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»BF Hiestand House Bed and Breakfast - 3 hours 30 minutes from Pittsburgh

BF Hiestand House Bed and Breakfast  - 3 hours 30 minutes from Pittsburgh

Located in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the BF Hiestand House is a 6 room bed and breakfast in a lovingly restored Victorian home. Virtually on the banks of the Susquehanna River, and surrounded by wineries and breweries, this inn is a delight for outdoor and indoor enthusiasts alike. Each period-decorated room has its own attached, private bathroom, flat screen television and access to wireless Internet. There are several spacious and well-decorated common areas throughout the inn. Breakfast includes fresh fruit and baked goods, as well as several choices of hot entrees. The innkeepers also arrange winery and brewery tours for interested guests.

722 E. Market St, Marietta, PA 17547, 1-717-426-8415 (website)

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»Carlisle House

Carlisle House

The Carlisle House is a quiet getaway conveniently located within driving distance of many major cities, including New York, Atlantic City and Pittsburgh. The inn stands in downtown Carlisle, Pennsylvania, near shopping, restaurants and historical sites such as Dickinson College. There is also skiing, hiking and fly fishing nearby. Each of the inn’s tastefully decorated rooms features a private bath with either a whirlpool tub or jetted shower. A delicious breakfast featuring homemade quiche is served each morning, and a guest kitchen with free beverages is available 24/7. Two electric vehicle chargers are also available at the inn.

148 S Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013, 717-249-0350 (website)

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»Brickhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast

Brickhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast

The 15-room Brickhouse Inn Bed & Breakfast puts guests in the heart of Gettysburg’s history and charm. Whether visiting the historic battlefield or the local art galleries and shops, the Brickhouse Inn is a great home base. The Inn is actually two renovated buildings from the 1800s, one of which was a feature of the fateful battle for which the town is famous. Updated to include loads of modern amenities, this bed and breakfast successfully highlights the best things about past and present. Guests enjoy a hot, delicious breakfast served seasonally on the patio or in the two common dining rooms.

452 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, 800-864-3464 (website)

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»The Reynolds Mansion Bed and Breakfast

The Reynolds Mansion Bed and Breakfast

Each of the 8 rooms in this 130 year old mansion is decorated with charm and beauty and include such modern luxuries as private bathrooms with jetted tubs and fireplaces. The Reynolds Mansion is a completely renovated 19th century home with 13 foot ceilings, original woodwork and 13 working fireplaces, all of which leads to a romantic and soothing atmosphere. Breakfast is included with the rate and is a hot 3-course meal with numerous menu options, many of which are made from locally sourced ingredients. The innkeeper’s offer many extras for special occasions including private yoga sessions and massages.

101 W. Linn St, Bellefonte, PA 16823, 814-353-8407 (website)

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»Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast

Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast


Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast is located in Lancaster County. The surrounding area includes attractions such as the town of Intercourse, local and organic farmers’ markets, museums and antiques shops. Guests to this B & B can chose from 4 comfortably and elegantly decorated rooms. The real star of this inn is the gourmet breakfast served every morning. The breakfast offerings include such signature dishes as a Lancaster haystack, farmer’s swiss and dill omelet and buckwheat pancakes topped with peaches and cream. Harvest Moon also offers culinary excursions such as a “Lancaster County Cheese Crawl” and “Strawberry Picking and Preparation” tour.

311 East Main St, New Holland, PA 17557, 717-723-5251 (website)

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»Springfield House

Springfield House

Located just minutes from Penn State University, the Springfield House Bed and Breakfast is a cozy, comfortable retreat located in Boalsburg, in the heart of the “Happy Valley” area of Pennsylvania. Shops, restaurants and historic sites are all within walking distance of the inn. The Springfield House was built in the 1840s, and it’s quaint, comfortable guest rooms offer modern amenities such as flat-screen TV’s, free Internet access and private baths. Breakfast is served each morning and the innkeepers are always glad to suggest a restaurant or a local attraction to make your stay in Boalsburg truly special.

126 East Main Street, Boalsburg, PA 16827, 888-STAY-N-PA (782-9672) (website)

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»The Hurst House Bed and Breakfast

The Hurst House Bed and Breakfast

The Hurst House Bed and Breakfast is located in beautiful Ephrata and offers a wonderful bed and breakfast experience in an elegant Victorian mansion. The geography of the location means the inn sits on a hill that overlooks the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. All 5 rooms include private balconies from which guests can sip coffee and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Each room also has a fireplace and recliners in which to relax after strolling around the 17 acres of the rambling and pristine property. Breakfast is bounteous and happily tailored to dietary likes or restrictions. Recipes for favorites, such as baked oatmeal, are frequently shared with guests.

154 E. Farmersville Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522, 717-355-5151 (website)

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»Baladerry Inn

Baladerry Inn

Located on the edge of the Gettysburg battlefield, The Baladerry Inn is the ideal place for visitors to stay and experience the history of the area. The inn was built in 1812 and still retains much of its historic charm, as well as beautiful landscaped grounds. Each room has comfortable, cheerful country furnishings, a private bath, free wireless Internet and complimentary beverages all day and night. The inn serves a delicious country breakfast each morning and is in close proximity to the historic sites of Adams County. Shopping, restaurants, theaters, wineries and golf courses are also nearby.

40 Hospital Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, 717-337-1342 (website)

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»Airy View Bed & Breakfast

Airy View Bed & Breakfast

The 4-room Airy View Bed & Breakfast is a warm and welcoming retreat in the heart of Lancaster County. The 1870’s stone farm house was preserved and offers four rooms with views of the countryside and large pond on which the house sits. The four and a half acre grounds offer many areas in which to relax, reflect and enjoy the surroundings. All of the rooms are spotless and appointed with high quality linens and signature toiletries. Each one is elegantly furnished for maximum comfort. A hot, gourmet 3-course breakfast is served on a sun porch overlooking the pond.

4596 Airy View Dr, Columbia, PA 17512, 717-314-5960 (website)

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»Inne at Watson's Choice

Inne at Watson's Choice

Visitors to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater or the Laurel Caverns will find a peaceful respite at the Inne at Watson’s Choice. The grounds of the inn are both scenic and rustic and opportunities to enjoy the beauty abound. All 12 bedrooms are individually themed and include their own private, modern bathrooms. Breakfast is served in the Great Room and includes in-season fruit, juice and homemade pastries as well as a variety of hot entrees. Seasonally, the innkeepers provide homemade ice tea, lemonade and/or hot mulled apple or cranberry cider, along with homemade cookies as an afternoon treat.

234 Balsinger Rd, Uniontown, PA 15401, 888-820-5380 (website)

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»Hickory Bridge Farm

Hickory Bridge Farm

The Hickory Bridge Farm is a private, cozy retreat that offers lovely accommodations, fantastic food and an overall charming environment. Guests can stay in the “Old Farmhouse” – a structure dating back to the 1700s – or the new farmhouse. Both of these options provide access to a large deck overlooking a creek and covered bridge. There are also accommodations in The Cottages, which feature private bathrooms and wood burning fireplaces. A full, hot breakfast is included and served Monday – Saturday. Sunday breakfast is continental and served in guests’ rooms. While nestled in a bucolic country setting, the Farm is only 9 miles from downtown Gettysburg.

94 Hickory Bridge Rd, Orrtanna, PA 17353, 717-642-5261 (website)

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»Terra Nova House

Terra Nova House

The Terra Nova House is an elegant Victorian mansion with cozy, comfortable furnishings. Each of the inn’s five individually themed guest rooms has a private bath, free wireless Internet and cable TV. Guests can enjoy their choice of a sweet, savory or healthy breakfast each morning, and complimentary snacks and beverages in the evening. The inn’s staff will go out of their way to accommodate special requests such as flowers or chocolates in the room or setting up an in-room massage. Terra Nova house is located in Grove City, Pennsylvania, and is close to all the shopping, dining, golfing and outdoor activities of Western Pennsylvania.

322 West Poplar Street, Grove City, PA 16127, 877-837-6682 (website)

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»Campbell House Bed and Breakfast

Campbell House Bed and Breakfast

Campbell House Bed and Breakfast is the place to be for romance! They specialize in weddings and elopements, and will do everything they can to make your special day unforgettable. The inn is housed in a city cottage built in the late 1800s and is decorated in an eclectic mix of Victorian style and modern conveniences. Breakfast is available each morning and complimentary snacks and beverages are available all day in the Strawberry Pantry. The Campbell House is located in Ligonier, Pennsylvania and is the perfect place to rest after checking out the nearby historical sites and outdoor attractions of Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands.

305 East Main Street, Ligonier, PA 15658, 888-238-9812 (website)

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»Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn

Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn

Most people visiting Gettysburg, PA are there for the Civil War history, making the Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Inn a perfect place to stay. During the War of the States, this Inn was the home of prominent abolitionists and it is steeped in their history. The inn offers 10 rooms in the farmhouse, one room in the barn and one cottage. All rooms are Civil War themed and include private bathrooms, mini refrigerators and wireless Internet. Also offered are specialty packages such as “North vs South Paranormal” package and “Complete Gettysburg” package that features a tour by a licensed guide.

2264 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, 717-334-8804 (website)

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»Olde Square Inn

Olde Square Inn

This Inn, located in the middle of many of Pennsylvania’s most frequently visited attractions, sits in the town center of the charming village of Mount Joy. Offering 6 rooms and one cottage for guests to choose from, the Olde Square Inn is a renovated Colonial Revival home. Each room includes a private bath and a 3-course, freshly prepared breakfast delivered to the room each morning. One suite is offered for additional privacy. The Inn boasts a rare bed and breakfast treat with an in-ground swimming pool, as well as a sitting porch and grand balcony.

127 East Main St, Mount, Joy PA, 17552, 17-653-4525 (website)

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»Rocky Springs Bed and Breakfast

Rocky Springs Bed and Breakfast

Located on 17 acres of a once popular local amusement park in Lancaster, PA, Rocky Springs Bed and Breakfast is perfect for a getaway. Guests staying in any of the 4 “Mansion House” rooms or the Cottage will enjoy quiet, comfortable and beautifully appointed accommodations in this Pre-Victorian Era home. Each room has a private bath and offers views of the well-maintained grounds and even the namesake spring itself. The inn also has a quarter-mile frontage along the peaceful Conestoga River. Breakfast is included in the room rate and is a freshly prepared, generously portioned affair served in the dining room.

1441 Millport Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-509-6800 (website)

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»The Gaslight Inn

The Gaslight Inn

The Gaslight Inn is a comfortable, romantic retreat in the heart of Gettysburg. The staff prides itself on providing outstanding service, and are always ready to arrange a private tour or recommend a restaurant for dinner. The inn has three sitting rooms and three porches overlooking the beautifully landscaped grounds. The inn’s elegant rooms have private baths, comfortable bedding and free wireless Internet. A three-course breakfast featuring local ingredients is served each morning, and complimentary snacks and beverages are available 24 hours a day. The inn is just a short walk from Lincoln Square and East Confederate Avenue, and is also close to other historic sites, shopping and restaurants.

33 East Middle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, 717-337-9100 (website)

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»30 Timber Road Bed and Breakfast

30 Timber Road Bed and Breakfast

30 Timber Road is a secluded woodland retreat near Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Each guest room includes a king size bed with memory foam mattress and luxury linens, a fireplace and a private bath with a whirlpool tub. A hearty breakfast featuring local produce and meat products is served each morning, and complimentary wine and snacks are available each evening. Outdoor adventure is all around the inn, including fly fishing, golfing and hiking along the Appalachian Trail. 30 Timber Road is also close to several museums, shopping, dining, theaters, playhouses and arts and crafts galleries.

30 Timber Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050, 717-766-9123 (website)

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»Barker House Bed and Breakfast

Barker House Bed and Breakfast

Experience modern comforts in a historic home that is over 200 years old. The Barker House was built in 1794, while John Adams was president. Their motto is “enter as guests, leave as friends.” The inn has four comfortable guest rooms and a cottage for long-term stays. A delicious breakfast is served each morning. Enjoy coffee on the side porch or conversation in the common room. The Barker House is located in New Oxford, Pennsylvania and is close to antique stores, golf courses and historical sites such as the Gettysburg and Antietam battlefields.

10 Lincoln Way West, New Oxford, PA 17350, 888-546-1520 (website)

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»The Gage Mansion Bed and Breakfast

The Gage Mansion Bed and Breakfast

The Gage Mansion is a stately brick Queen Anne Victorian home built in 1896. The home maintains much of its original Victorian architectural details such as ornate woodwork, fireplace mantels and stained-glass windows. However, the guest rooms offer modern amenities such as luxury linens and toiletries, individual climate control, private baths and free wireless Internet. A gourmet breakfast is available each morning. The Gage Mansion is located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, in the beautiful Allegheny Mountain range. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, cave exploring and water sports on the 8,000 acre Raystown Lake are all nearby.

317 Penn St., Huntingdon, PA 16652, 814-506-8411 (website)

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