Hickory Bridge Farm
A rural retreat in historic surroundings.
Location: 96 Hickory Bridge Road, Orrtanna.
Drive time: Two and a half hours.
Cost: Farmhouse rooms $135 weekdays, $165 weekends; cottages $115, $125; private farmhouse $125, $135.
The scoop: Set on 65 acres surrounded by apple orchards 9 miles west of Gettysburg, this historic farmhouse—part of which dates back to the 1700s—offers two guestrooms with whirlpool baths and a three-bedroom, two-bath accommodation for up to six. For the ultimate in privacy, book a streamside cottage in the woods.
Amenities: Guest rates include a full hot breakfast served daily—except for Sunday, when an extended continental breakfast (including homemade sticky buns) is brought to your room.
Don’t miss: Housed in a circa-1840s barn, the on-site restaurant has long been famous for its homey, family-style, appetizer-to-dessert country dinners (available Friday-Sunday). June’s 10-day Gettysburg Festival features more than 100 music, art and cultural events,
many of which are free. Just for fun, visit Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum, with its more than 6,000 collectibles.
Contact: (717) 642-5261, hickorybridgefarm.com.