Quality Inn at General Lee's Headquarters
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... few days. We watched a movie on the Disney channel the afternoon and I did more blogs and uploaded lots of pics.
We had Chinese for dinner at China House in Littlestown. We got there before 6. There was only one other customer when we got there but by the time we left it was full.
I had egg-roll and Seafood War Bor- lots of scallops and shrimp and crab stick with broccoli, onions and carrots on sizzling ...
... s classic"
Gabrielle made egg sandwiches for dinner supplemented by and endless supply of leftovers from lunch provided by waitress Chey. One time when she went to the kitchen she noticed a bunny on the driveway. Sue enough a wild rabbit on the lawn.
I did bit of blog then showed Gabrielle some photos of our wedding and honeymoon then did some more blog and off to bed about 11.
... I had Shrimp in lobster sauce (yum) Chey had Fried rice.
I drove from lunch. We stopped at Sen John Heinz scenic overlook/welcome to Pennsylvania. Later petrol and ice-creams at Sheetz in Mansfield. Chey had a huge drumstick and got it all over her face.
Some rain along Susquehanna River and absolutely chucked it down just before Dillsberg - scary.
Dinner at ...
... the Laurel Highlands in Western Pa. Gettysburg is one of the few remaining in- tact tracts of land where the battle was actually fought. You can visit every inch of the battleground. The museum itself is also very organized and well done. Lots of useful videos, as well as the usual collection of guns and war memorabilia.
I was particularly excited to see the ridge that Chamberlain and his regiment of Maine volunteers held against ...
... died without knowing the other's fate.
Later, we got out to see some cannons and he explained the billions of steps it takes to load and fire one. It took 6 horses to pull one cannon. 75,000 horses were used in this battle and 5,000 were killed in three days. As he was teaching us about the cannons he asked the kids to NOT put their faces in front of the cannon's hole because birds nest inside them. The kids said they saw one, but ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Quality Inn at General Lee's Headquarters Gettysburg
Highly Reccommend this Inn!
From the moment we got to Larson's The entire staff did everything they could to make us comfortable and happy. The rooms were clean and in great shape. Our housekeeper was friendly and went out of her way to make sure we had all of thecomforts of home. Their prices are more than reasonable. We have decided that each trip to the area will include a stay at Larsons.
Very clean, well maintained motel. Period decorations in the room. Pleasant desk personel. Across from the battlefiled but not in the noisy more commercial area of Gettysburg. I would stay there again!
Stayed one nite Nov. 2003. Location was nice; in the country yet just a few blocks to town. Older room; nothing fancy. There was a musty odor in the room - not overpowering, but there. No coffee maker as promised in their ad. Otherwise was okay.
A Little Disappointed
My husband and I stayed at QI Larson's Aug. 11 and 12th. We arrived fairly late, but the desk person was nice/helpful, and we went to our room. It's nice to have a reserved parking space!
Upon entering the room, there was a very musty odor, I guess caused by the AC unit. It wasn't "unbearable," but certainly wasn't something you'd expect. My husband went back to talk to the desk clerk, who said there were no other rooms available, although we had overheard the clerk telling another family who had just "walked in" that they had a room for $125/night.
So, we stayed in our room which was otherwise fine, although we had been promised a coffee maker in the room and there wasn't one. Also, there wasn't anyplace to keep our valuables (camera, laptop computer, etc.) I realize most people probably don't use safes, or might keep items in their car, but with a laptop it's a really nice feature. It was really hot during the day, therefore we didn't want to lock it up in the car.
Anyway, the room was fine, a good size. Bathroom was larger than usual.
Everything was clean. The towels were pretty "scratchy," but other than that, fine.
The continental breakfast was disappointing. It is served in a small room off of the main lobby and there are probably 3 tables that accommodate 4 people and then 2 "high" tables for 2. When we got there Tues. morning around 7:30am, there were no seats available. There was a line at the toaster, which was really slow (one of those rotating ones). The coffee was served in tiny styrofoam cups, I guess they were 4 oz. For big coffee drinkers like us, that seemed silly. Also, the coffee was below average.
The other choices were mini muffins, bagels, toast and cereal. we just found it more limiting than what we're used to. The next morning we asked the desk clerk for a breakfast recommendation, and she suggested Dunlap's down the street. We went and it was good, they had coffee mugs!
The pool, which we did use after a hot day on the battlefield, was very clean and well kept. They offer pool towels at the front desk, but they were TINY!
Overall, it wasn't a bad experience by any means, but I don't know if I'd stay there again. There is another Quality Inn in Gettysburg, within walking distance of the visitor's center. I think that would be really convenient!
What a beautiful and relaxing way to end our vacation! We spent two days here, and thoroughly loved it. We loved visiting General Lee's Headquarters Museum--tickets are free to guests. Another plus was being able to relax at the pool and look towards historic Seminary Ridge. The staff was friendly and helpful; the rooms were spacious and clean. The hotel is also conveniently located to town and other attractions. We will definitely stay again!
We have stayed here at least eight times over the past 15 years,and have loved it each time: the rooms are beautiful,lovely swimming pool,lovely view,good breakfast,peaceful location yet a very short drive to all the downtown sites. We would never consider staying anywhere else in Gettysburg,and always hope that rooms are available when we call.
Quality Inn Larson's/Gen. Lee Headq
Larson's Quality Inn was outstanding! We stayed in the suite. It was simply gorgeous! The room was wonderfully decorated, the bed truly comfortable, and the whole suite sparkling clean. Did not have any of the mustiness of most hotel rooms. Would stay there again any time!
We've been enjoying Larson's for more than a decade. It is always clean, fresh and accommodating; the prices, especially off-season, can't be beat. The location is perfect, just outside of town so you're away from traffic but a nice walk to the center of things as well as soothing Seminary Ridge.
What a treat!
From the friendly greeting to the comfortable king-sized four-poster bed, this inn was wonderful. We enjoyed our stay immensely, including our morning visit to the museum at General Lee's headquarters, free and right on the premises. My kids connected to the history of the town in a special way because of our stay at this historic site.
My family has stayed at this motel several times over the last few years, and have yet to be disapointed. We usually stay in one of their beautiful suites. They are tastefully decorated and most have a large jacuzzi tub which is a delight. The larger suites located across the street also have a complete kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, and are two levels. A bit spooky at night, they are fun to stay in. This is a great place to stay, and we plan to return there many more times.