Inns Magazine Issue 1 Vol. 18 Spring Romance 2014 - Page 27

The red brick building was constructed in 1812 on the farm of George Bushman. In the 1970’s, it was purchased by Carol and Bob O’Gara who turned it into an inn, and named it after an Irish village. They set five guestrooms in the original home. The O’Garas also transformed the carriage house into another hostelry with five on-suite rooms, which allows the inn to accommodate up to 27 persons.

Judy and Kenny Caudill bought the country property in 2010, and brought it into the 21st century without compromising its historical integrity. Why would anyone take on the huge responsibility of becoming an innkeeper, plus having to preserve such an important site? Judy explains, “I love cooking and cleaning and people. It seemed like the right thing for us.”

You can sample Judy’s cooking skills with her freshly-made breakfasts of Pear-Glazed

French Toast, frittatas, Blueberries and Cream pastries, to name just a few. Other food treats include all-day snacks of homemade cookies, candy, fruit, coffee and other beverages.

There’s something to keep you entertained and comfortable all year at the Baladerry Inn. Snuggle close to the blazing fireplaces in the winter with warm cocoa, or settle into the Great Room or living room with books, games, TV and Wi-Fi. During the warmer months, you can unwind in a gazebo that’s planted in the shade of mature trees, lounge on your own private balcony or patio, soak in the big hot tub out on the terrace or fire up the grill.

It boggles the mind that one can sleep so close to American history. But the Caudills have created a cheerful B&B that’s focused on making its guests feel comfortable and welcomed. It’s “Mi casa es su casa,” all the way.

Baladerry Inn

40 Hospital Road,

Gettysburg, PA 17325

(717) 337-1342

Inns E-Magazine / Spring 2014