Best Kept Secret in Gettysburg Area”Newhart's Iron Horse Inn grammyDee Bethlehem, PennsylvaniaAug 7, 2008 Newhart's Iron Horse Inn is in a beautiful, quiet area just a few miles outside of Gettysburg. It is very close to the new Visitor's Center and Museum at the Gettysburg Battle Field. If you would like to tour the battle fields and the town, then retreat from all the traffic and noise to a relaxing place in the country side, then Newhart's is for you. The "barn" is beautifully restored, by the owners Tom & Carol, and very well appointed. Our son's family was with us and we each had a master suite. We also had a 1/2 bath, a very large living room with fireplace, a large dining room and large kitchen and dining area. The accommodations are very clean and modern but decorated with many period antiques. Across the back of the "barn" is a very large deck for relaxing or eating or enjoying the scenery. Downstairs is a game room. We had our son's family with us, which included our 2 grandsons, 11 & 3, and we all loved staying at the "farm". There is a great pool (the kids loved that); grape arbors surrounding a hidden patio & beautiful flower gardens; picnic and many different sitting & relaxing areas near a waterfall and pond, a gazebo, and an actual big red caboose, which is currently being carefully restored. Tom will take you on a tour of the area in his golf cart. Or he'll show you his fire truck. They have an antique shop to browse through. They have a few cats, dogs, & cattle to visit and many acres to roam and explore. If you have kids, it's a safe place for them to play and have a good time. We were given a complimentary bottle of wine to enjoy. They are a delightful couple and wonderful to sit and talk with about the farm and surrounding area. They have another big stone house which they lovingly restored and also use as a place to stay. If you want a relaxing hide-away, this would be a great place to lounge and unwind! We are hoping to return again very soon.
Helpful votes: 8/10
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