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General Questions

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Where do I make a room or tour reservation?

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Right here, on our website! Brickhouseinn.com

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Can I call you? How do I contact you?

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You can’t call us, but we can call you if required. Please send all correspondence to our contact form on this website or email experience [at] brickhouseinn dot com. We can call you to secure a reservation for a small convenience fee, please email us with your request.

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How close are you to the battlefield?

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Cemetery Hill and Gettysburg National Cemetery are a short two-minute walk

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Can I bring pets or animals?

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No, while we love animals, we cannot accommodate them. We recommend alternative lodging.

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What is your reservation & payment policy?

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We take full payment at time of booking.

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Do you allow same day booking?

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Yes.

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Are kids allowed?

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We allow kids over the age of 10 accompanied by an adult.

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Where are you located?

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Our address is 452 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA.

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Do you have refrigeration space we can use?

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We have one mini fridge in the living room of the Victorian House.

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Do you have wi-fi?

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Yes we do!

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Does every room have its own full bathroom?

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Yes. You will not share a bathroom.

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Do you require 2-night minimum stays?

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We require 2-night minimums on weekends.

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What is the arrangement of your rooms and buildings?

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Brickhouse Inn consists of three buildings, which contain 15 rooms and 17 beds, and sleeps up to 34 people. Please see here for details on each room!

Victorian House: Built in 1898, this is our main building, gift shop, and office location. Contains nine total rooms on the second and third floor. If you’re standing on Baltimore street facing the inn, this home is on the right.

The Historic Welty House: Built in the 1830s, this home and grounds was the site of bloody fighting during the Battle of Gettysburg. You can still see and touch the impact marks from the battle on the wall. This house contains two rooms accessible from the outside (our most wheelchair and accessible rooms) and three inside.

California House: This is a two-story private suite and modern addition to the inn located behind the Victorian house in our backyard oasis.

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What Rooms can sleep 3-4 people?

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The North Carolina Suite can sleep 4; and the New England Suite can sleep 3.

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What are your bed sizes?

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There is a queen size bed in each room, with twin beds in two suites.

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Do your rooms include fireplaces?

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Yes, most of our rooms include remote controlled gas fireplaces to make you feel extra cozy.

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Where are your most handicapped accessible rooms?

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The Delaware and Alabama rooms of the Welty House, which are the only two rooms accessible without going up stairs.

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Do you offer room upgrades & packages?

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Yes, please see them here. These include: Romance/Anniversary, Birthday, Red Tour Experience, and Blue Gettysburg Experience.

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Do you sell souvenirs or have a gift shop?

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Yes, and we are adding to it in late 2022.

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Do you sell gift cards or certificates?

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Yes. We plan to add these to the site in the future, but for now if you would like to order one, please contact us!

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Breakfast

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Do you serve breakfast?

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Yes, we serve the best breakfast in Gettysburg!

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Can we have breakfast in bed?

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Yes, we receive this request occasionally. Note this at check out, and for a small fee we will deliver breakfast to you in your room.

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I have special dietary needs for breakfast, how do I let you know?

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Please comment on this during the checkout process for your room. We will ask you to mark any special needs at this time, but if you miss it, please let us know 48 hours before your stay.

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When is Breakfast?

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We have two breakfast times: 8am and 9:15am. If you are late and miss breakfast, we will not be able to serve you.

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Where is Breakfast served?

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We may serve breakfast in our dining rooms in the Victorian House, or in the seating area in the backyard.

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What do you serve for Breakfast?

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-Fruit/Yogurt to start
-Main course, which usually consists of chicken sausage and egg quiche
-Shoofly Pie for dessert. This is a Pennsylvania historic classic molasses crumb pie.

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I heard you have an espresso machine! How can I get one?

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Yes, we do. We invested into an espresso machine and sugar free flavorings to provide you with the best lattes, cappuccinos, and other specialty coffee drinks. Get it with your breakfast, or get it to go!

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Can I get your amazing Breakfast if I’m not staying there?

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Not at this time. This is currently reserved as a special experience for our guests.

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Arrival

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What are the check in and check out times?

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Check in is after 3pm; check out is 10am.

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What are your room instructions, so I know how to get to my room, and fire escape plan and map?

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Please see here.

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Can I arrive early and leave luggage here?

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Yes, but we are not responsible for lost or stolen luggage.

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How does check in / check out work?

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If you are arriving after 5pm, we will leave a key for you in an envelope with your name and room name ono the envelope.

In June, we will be moving to a contactless, automatic door code check-in process. When we do, all guests will be notified in advance of any change. You will enter the code emailed to you one day before arrival, which will only be valid during our stay, and press the check mark. This will gain you access to the house, or your room directly. If your room is inside a house with an electronic lock, the key to your room will be located on a hook near the entrance. No action is needed on checkout, simply leave your key in the room.

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Where can I park?

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Unlike many locations in Gettysburg that require you to walk a long distance or pay for parking, we have convenient parking for each of our rooms located behind the property. Parking is reserved for those with room reservations only. From Baltimore St, you will turn onto Locust Ave, and then make your first right down the alley. The parking lots are on your right. The northernmost parking lot is for the Welty House, the other lot is for Brickhouse and California House.

Parking

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Can I request an early check in or late check out?

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Not at this time.

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Activities & Entertainment

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When and what is guest social hour?

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Guest social hour is at 5pm and is one of the ways we interact with guests and bring them all together in a meet and greet. We provide a complimentary modest glass of wine or cider for each guest.

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What forms of entertainment do you offer?

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Aside from the tours and experiences that we provide, we have over 20 different board and card games, including many civil war themed games, a TV in the living room, and an amazing space out back to enjoy.

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When is “quiet time”?

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After 10pm.

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What are the tours and experiences you offer, and what is best for me?

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We offer several tours from the morning to the evening! We bundle these in daytime itinerary packages for $150/person, which can be found here. For details on each experience offered, see our Gettysburg tours and experiences here.

  • Battlefield Tours (driving, a private tour in your car or the guide’s car)
  • Ghost Tours (top rated ghost tour in Gettysburg, Civil War Ghosts)
  • Food Tours
  • Brew Tours to local alcohol producers (walking)
  • Two daytime tours: Wonder Women of Gettysburg and Adventures in Gettysburg tour

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Can I take an experience if I’m not staying there?

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Yes, our experiences are available to all. Of course, we hope you’ll book a room if it’s available!

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Policy and Operations

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How often is housekeeping done?

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We have a “green linen” policy here due to local water scarcity and environmental concerns. If you find you’ve run out of towels or need housekeeping, please let us know. We will only enter rooms after you have check out, but if you need a change of towels and sheets, you may make this request.

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Do you have laundry on site?

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We do not have a guest laundry area, but we can do laundry for you with timely notice for a $20 fee.

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What is your cancellation policy?

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Please see here. We recommend purchasing travel insurance if you believe you may be forced to cancel! To purchase Travel Insurance, we suggest etravelprotection.com/bedandbreakfast/

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Are there TVs in the rooms?

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Some rooms may have a TV, but we recommend streaming from your laptop or mobile device. We do have a large TV in the living room of the Victorian House that you may use.

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Can I rent the entire property, or an entire house for my group?

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Yes, you may. The best way to do this is to simply book all of the rooms of a house.

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Is your property haunted?

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We have received numerous reports over the decades from both staff and visitors commenting on strange occurrences inside the Welty House, which has a reputation for hauntings given its history.

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Do you serve lunch or dinner?

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Not at this time.

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Can I change my reservation once I’ve booked?

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Yes. There will be a $15 change fee if changing rooms on the same dates. Change to your stay dates are subject to the cancellation policy.

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What is your smoking and candle policy?

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Absolutely no smoking in the house or grounds at any time. There are smoking areas across and down the street. We do not allow candles or any open flames.

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Q:

I have a bicycle. Can I lock it up on site?

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Yes, you can use a fencepost out back or on the perimeter. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

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Can I use the kitchen?

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No, sorry! These are locked up at night for safety and security.

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Who do I call in case of an emergency?

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911, always. If you need to reach a staff member in case of an emergency, those numbers will be provided in your room’s information book.

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Gettysburg Recommendations and Information

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What are your favorite restaurants?

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We love the Gettysburger to eat. Don’t let their appearance fool you: offer great food, quality service, and great prices. The Dobbin House is a popular spot, and we like La Bella Italia and Mamma Ventura’s for Italian. Another one of our favorites is a food cart NY Halal, A Taste of New York, offering delicious middle-eastern food at a great price on Hanover Street, right off the traffic circle.

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Q:

What are some other places to see and visit?

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Civil War Ghost Tours

Shriver house museum

Seminary Ridge Museum

WW2 Museum

Dwight Eisenhower Farm

Jennie Wade House

Visitor Center

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