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It seems to have taken a bit to get cold this winter, but we all know it will. Regardless of the weather, we all need to get away during the winter. And, if it is going to be a little colder outside, or maybe a little snowy if we’re lucky, there’s nothing wrong with finding a wonderful place to stay… and cuddling up for the weekend.
To help you get started with a few ideas, here are ten of the coziest winter retreats around Gettysburg.
This charming bed & breakfast is a wonderful spot to escape. Located on a historic farm that served as a field hospital during the battle of Gettysburg, you will be taken to a slower time of life, where just enjoying each other is enough. Looking to snuggle up by the fire for an afternoon or evening, consider the Marigold or Shamrock rooms, both with cozy setting complete with fireplace.
Check in to this 23-suite, upscale boutique hotel and you won’t want to leave. Luxury has never been so cozy. Sink into the king-sized bed in what feels like a royal room. Want to share a cocktail? You don’t even have to leave the hotel, just stop downstairs at the pub. I suggest having a bite to eat and ordering the crab cakes. Once the borough high school, Federal Pointe Inn is located within walking distance of historical attractions, shopping and dining.
Located right on Lincoln Square, Gettysburg Hotel provides a great setting, rooms to get snug in, and public spaces that bring the destination to you. When making reservations, consider one of the hotel’s Premier Rooms, complete with fireplace and Jacuzzi jet tub. One Lincoln, the hotel’s on-site restaurant and tavern, is serving up something delicious at every meal. If you want to explore but don’t want to pull the car from the garage, walk to restaurants, dining, and attractions. You can even catch a ride with Freedom Transit to the National Park Museum & Visitor Center for a day of history or to the Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg for a day of shopping.
If you are looking for a cozy getaway, consider a stay in the 1757 Guest Suite at the Historic Fairfield Inn. Not to be confused with the Fairfield Inn hotels, this historic restaurant and bed and breakfast brings you back in time. Climb the stairs to the top most guest room, part of the original home built by Squire Miller. Your room includes a quaint, private parlor, whirlpool tub, fireplace and a wall of window seats. Sit and relax, enjoy your favorite book or your favorite glass or wine. Just 15 minutes west of Gettysburg, be sure to discover the history of the Inn and the battles that occurred in Fairfield during the Civil War.
This beautiful inn feels more like a vacation rental with rooms offering full kitchens, allowing you to stay in as much, or as little, as you would like. Stay in the Annie Danner Suite on the third floor. The open beams, hardwood floors and exposed brick walls offers a warm, rustic and serene feel. Sleep in late in your king-sized bed before exploring all there is to offer just in walking distance from Lincoln Square.
This country retreat is an oasis in a busy life. You may rebook at check out. Think on-site spa, heated indoor pool, fireplaces and double jacuzzi or whirl pool tub. Take a hike along the nature trail or just relax with a good book after a spa treatment. This is your escape into luxury.
Newly constructed, the Lodge at Liberty Mountain Resort is the place for your winter retreat. Get active, then hit the on-site salon and spa. Take a swim in the indoor saltwater pool. Spend time by the fire outside as you enjoy the lights of the mountain. Dine in any of their three on-site restaurants followed by a fun skate on the ice rink. This will be a getaway for the history books.
Forget a cozy room, The Lodges offers your own personal warm and cozy lodge with hardwood floors, rustic antiques and comfy furnishings. Enjoy relaxing with the on-site spa or a cocktail at their Gloryridge Tavern. Spend time exploring the property, or take a short drive into town to enjoy all that Gettysburg has to offer.
Created as a bridal suite, this cottage is everything you need from kitchen and dining to matching massage chairs. Enjoy time in the jacuzzi before experiencing the sunset on the porch; the next morning, move to the other porch to catch the sunrise. Curl up with your favorite person in front of the fire and just relax.
Miss Dorothy’s Suite is your room for comfort. You may have noticed a pattern, but this room features a fireplace. There is just something comfy, and romantic, and very relaxing about a fireplace. Just one block off the Lincoln Square, The Swope Manor is a great location to enjoy your time together while exploring or relaxing in comfort.
Winter is a wonderful time to enjoy Gettysburg. Just because the weather is cooler, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t visit. Stay a few days in one of our comfy accommodations, you’ll be glad you did.
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