Americas Best Value Inn - Chambersburg
Travel Blogs from Chambersburg
... place must really be hopping during harvest time.
I don't really feel like putting on a lot of miles today. I've got a lot of stuff going through my head right now, and it seems like, sitting on a comfortable chair at Subway, staring out at the street is a good way to sort things out.
I'd really rather eat something original on my hikes rather than some fast food chain... but I'm on a tight budget, and Subway's 2.50 $ sub is hard to pass ...
... at the edge of the foothills of South Mountain--the ridge between the Chambersburg and Gettysburg valleys, and is an important apple and peach growing area.
The town also has a more rustic, frontier feel to it. No grand, Victorian style houses that I saw in towns farther east.
There's also a mention of the "White Squaw" back in colonial times, when this was a frontier area going into Indian ...
... It has a humble borough building, with a sign showing it's open just a few hours a week, with the phone number for who you can call if you need a service during off hours. Looks like a much more efficient system then having an army of bureaucrats sitting around 5 days a week.
Do a little loop, enjoy a peaceful Parkbench session in the park, then head on towards Gettysburg. A ...
... Texas and his girlfriend in Boston--but they seem well settled in here in Small Town Pennsylvania
"Lot's of history here--many of the houses are over 200 years old. Some of them have secret rooms inside where they would hide escaped slaves during the Underground Railroad period..."
He goes on to tell me more about secrecy in this region "A lot of Freemasons around here... ...
Where do I start?
That's an easy answer. Courthouse Square.
Here, two historic highway intersect. Lincoln Highway, America's first transcontinental highway stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Route 11, one of the first highways to stretch from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, connecting hundreds of towns through the fertile valleys along the Appalachia.
Here is a fountain in the center. The courthouse, Chambersburg's ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed