Modern Guest Rooms
Penn National Inn includes six modern lodge buildings, each with 8 guest rooms. All guest rooms include two, extra-long double beds, private bath & shower, and can comfortably accommodate four guests. Smoking (including vaping) is prohibited in all Penn National Golf Club & Inn guest rooms and buildings. Guest rooms located on second floor are accessible by stairs only. In-Room Amenities include:
- Individual Climate Control
- Refrigerator and single cup coffee maker (with coffee and tea)
- Alarm Clock radio
- 43" Flat Screen TV with High Definition cable
- Free Wireless Internet Access
Items available upon request include hair dryers, iron & board, and microwave. Handicap Accessible room reservations have limited availability, and must be requested directly with the Inn by calling (717) 352-2400.
The Founders Grille
Founders Grille Restaurant & Black Oak Bar are located at the Penn National Golf Clubhouse, and are open daily April through October for breakfast, lunch and dinner. "Off Season" days & hours of operation vary and are subject to change. In the event that the Penn National Clubhouse dining is closed, the Inn staff can direct guests to a variety of other dining venues in the area, including a few that will deliver to your guest room at Penn National Inn.
Call (717) 352-2400 for Reservations.
A Piece of History
The Penn National Inn, located off the 8th fairway of the Founders Course, boasts spectacular views of the mountains. The gracious centerpiece of the Inn is White Rock Manor House, built prior to 1847 by the family of Chambersburg's founder, and visited by such notables as Robert E. Lee and the dashing Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart. The Manor House's imposing and beautiful brick structure houses Yoga Rooms, Massage Therapy, and registration for guests of Penn National Inn.
Meeting space is also available for business golf outings, weekend retreats, business meetings, quilting retreats, and weddings. Four of our rooms are handicap-accessible.
A Majestic Setting
The majestic, two-story brick Georgian manor house overlooks the white rocks in the Michaux Forest and serves as the front door to the facility. The house is rich in history and has been renovated to preserve its character. The property, now known as Penn National Inn, begins its documented history with Adam Ross, an Irish immigrant. He purchased two tracts of land from William and John Penn in 1789 and 1812 and called it 'Rosscommon'. Adam Ross married Jane Chambers, the daughter of Col. Benjamin Chambers who was the founder of Chambersburg. The exact date of the construction is not documented but was completed prior to 1847. There is an undocumented story of Col. Jeb Stuart's visit to White Rock Manor, which has not been recorded in history books, but the family has kept it alive from one generation to the next.
"Mrs. George, Mrs. Benchoff, and Mrs. Kegerreis are the grandchildren of the younger generation that lived in the house during the Civil War. According to Mrs. Benchoff, the plantation had an enormous herd of horses; the best known of whom was the Irish stallion, Lance. General Robert E. Lee was very pleased with his horse, Traveller, sired by Lance. Stuart and 1,800 of his finest horsemen headed North on their raid, and he included in his instructions that they go to White Rock and each of the 1,800 men lead away one horse. When the troops set out for White Rock, the news of their intentions went before them. The family hid their silver and other valuables under a large rock behind the barn and in a bucket in the well. Then they went out to chase the horses up into the hills where they would be safe. From the second floor, Miss Mary Jane George watched them advance over the rise. Stuart was undoubtedly surprised to meet with no resistance from the men folk. However, he swept off his white plumed hat to Miss Mary. Col. Stuart headed for the cellar door , but Miss Mary stepped in front of him and said, "Really sir, there is nothing down there but horse medicine. Picking her up by her waist, the colonel set her on a high chest in the hall, leaving her there kicking to get down he headed towards the cellar door. A short time later Col. Stuart came up again, licking his lips, and said, "Miss Mary, this is the best damned horse medicine I ever tasted."
- Kittochtinny Society of Chambersburg, PA. Research Department