Travel Blogs from Gettysburg
This morning we went back to thee Amish Village and heard the Amish story from an Amercian person. Then we stopped in Gettysburg for lunch (french cafe).
Then to the Museum. This was very well done. They had a painting depicting the Battles of Gettysburg painted by a french painter in 1883 measuring 377feet x 42 ft. This was shown I …
... and some unusual, interactive exhibits. Even Jess had a good time though she usually hates being dragged to these military oriented museums :-). Afterwards we enjoyed going to Sheetz nearby as a novelty for us as do not have these in NY. Then back on road to VA. Have to say, starting to think NY drivers much better than the ones along this route. We heard our first y'all too. Pulled in to the Residence Inn in Harrisonburg, VA for night. Aug 5 at 9:23am ...
... highway a couple more miles until I finally reach the trail crossing and eagerly dive into the stillness of the forest. I'm not really expecting any grand discoveries--typically my forest stretches have just been soothing breaks from road walking from town to town... but I expect to get my inspiration from visiting towns. However, when I reach the ridge of the mountain, and see these massive boulders jutting out of the ground diagonally, I get a glimpse of ...
... camps, the sheer number of men fighting and the loss of life in just the Gettysburg fight of three days, not to mention the 4 year fight.
The battle at Seminary Ridge took place on the first day of fighting, July 1, 1863. On this building is a cupola in which General Buford utilized to look out over the nearby fields to help in directing his ...
... heads didn't hit pillows until at least midnight) and even though we "slept in" until 8 AM, it still felt really early. We un-taped the doors and marched down to breakfast. Which was a heck of a march. Almost 6 miles it felt like. We had to go down 6 separate VERY long hallways to a totally new building. By the time we arrived there Amy and I were rolling we were laughing so hard... Then the restaurant itself was straight out of the 1970's, it was called Richard's ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Wyndham Gettysburg
Nice but TOO FAR AWAY out and NOT historic
The Wyndham is a nice new hotel, but lacks the historic atmosphere we came to Gettysburg to experience. Plus the hotel is NOT close to anything except a giant movie theater.
We ventured into the historic district (about 5 or so miles away) and enjoyed the area. We thought we were closer to the historic attractions. We were either mislead or we were wrong??
Also, the Wyndham had a giant convention when we visited and we got lost in the crowd. In short, it's just much too big for family get-a-ways.
The restaurant breakfast was nice.
Best hotel in the area
We wanted a break for the weekend, and made reservations on line for the Wyndham. This is a new hotel with all the perks! If you don't mind staying outside of Gettsburg (a mile away), this is the place to be. There is a HUGE indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center with free weights, universal equipment, and about 7 other treadmills or eliptical machines. A nice business center, gift shop, meeting and ballrooms, a cocktail lounge, and an onsite restaurant can be found here. There are 2 other restaurants, and an 8 screen cineplex are within 100 yards away. We did opt to eat at the Courtyard by Marriot, next door because they offer a nice breakfast buffet. Our room was comfortable with plush seating, and upscale linens and pillows. This is by far the nicest hotel in the area, and very competitively priced.
Spent one night at the Wyndham in Gettsyburg. Really enjoyed our stay. Check-in was very professional and very quick. Room was quite large, and very clean. Bed was extremely comfortable.
Would definitely go back.
Nice, new hotel. Check in was fast and easy. Friendly employees. Had a few problems with our key card and staff took care it immediately. Beds and bedding were excellent. Bathroom was a good size. We could hear some noise from the hallway and a good deal of slamming of the door next to us. Not such a problem in the daytime but after 11:00 at night it was. Didn't contact desk because the neighbors finally settled down. Pool and hottub were nice and clean. Towels provided next to the pool. Would definitely stay there again.
This is a brand new hotel, just opened in September 06, and it's a Whyndam. Need I say more. The Courtyard by Marriot is right next door, and there's also a brand new movie theater as part of the same complex. The theater shows a 30 minute film about the battle of Gettysburg, on an Imax sized screen. So even if you don't stay there,
you might want to check out the movie. We didn't find the location to
be a problem. The Hotel complex is at the junction of routes 30 and 15 about 3 miles from the center of town. The best part was we got a good rate through priceline.
Wyndham is new and beautiful
My family stayed at the Wyndham 1 night during President's Day weekend. It was our first visit to a Wyndham, because usually they are out of our price range, but we had a beautiful room for $72.00!
The hotel is only a few months old and it is immaculate. We especially loved the feeling of size and room. All the public areas , including the pool, jacuzzi, and fitness room, are large and open.
We reserved a 2 queen room which was described online as having "more room" (be sure to read all the room descriptions before choosing yours, because many rooms are the same price, yet some are nicer). The "more room" meant we had a corner room with a large interior foyer and bathroom, as well as an entrance that was off the main hall path.
Pros: Very large pool with depths from 3'9" to 5'.
Large jacuzzi in same room as pool
Large and well equipped exercise room
Extremely clean and well kept
All staff very friendly
Coffee maker in room (not bathroom)
Welcome snacks and drinks IN ROOM
Peculiarities: (may be good or bad depending on taste)
Shower only in room, no tub
Shower is half glass door, sort of cold
Fire alarm light flashes all night
Cons: Pool and jacuzzi were both way to cold
No fan in bathroom
No free breakfast (expensive restaurant)
No snack machines (store closes at 10pm)
Hotel is about 2 miles from downtown Gettysburg. Personally, we were there to visit the ski resort, so we didn't care about being downtown Gettysburg. The hotel is decorated in an upscale America theme. In the busy season, it might be nice to get away from all the busyness in the historic district.
Overall, for the price it was wonderful. We enjoyed our stay immensely and recommend to all.
Nice chain hotel, but not in"historic Gettysburg"
This is a nice, brand-spanking new (as of fall 2006) "chain hotel". The rooms are all boxes - well appointed - but boxes nonetheless. In a place like Gettysburg, there are certainly many places with more character.
This property is in walking distance to the new Gateway theater off Rt. 15. This movie theater shows the newish "Fields of Freedom" movie (I think the only place in the world this movie is shown).
You must get in the car to go to the city of Gettysburg, or to get to any of the battlefield sites.
The restaurant in the hotel was pricey, but tasty.
A strange detail - the smoke detector in my room had a very bright light. It kept me awake, but I am a pretty sensitive sleeper. The complimentary wine (sign up for a free Wyndham ByRequest membership before booking your reservation for complimentary snacks and drinks) helped me get a good night's sleep.
To sum up - any Wyndham is a nice place to me, but here, you have to drive into town and the battlefield - I would probably stay somewhere in town when visiting Gettysburg.
New Property far away from the action
This hotel appears brand new and very luxurious. We got a two-room suite at a reasonable price which was great for traveling with family. A sleep-sofa in one room (kids) and a king in the other (adults). The shower was fancy - with sprayers coming from all directions - which was fun for the kids to figure out ; ) A separate room for the toilet was very poorly lit- I think to hide a hurry-up job on the craftsmanship. The hotel is far from walking distance to any dining or activity and lacks the historical feel of the area - we would have prefferred the Gettysburg Hotel right downtown within walking distance of lots of shops and dining experiences - but they were booked. A good value- but wouldn't stay here as a first choice if you like to be near the attractions or history of Gettysburg.
My wife and I spent a night in this new hotel. This was our first stay at a Wyndham hotel. The carpet is a big overwhelming! The beds were very comfortable and the LCD TV was nice. I tried to get coffee in the morning, but was directed to the restaurant at the front desk. Was disappointed there was no continental breakfast. Overall, not a bad place to stay, but I would probably try the Courtyard next door.
Great experience at Wyndham
The Wyndham Hotel had just opened the prior month and I could not have been happier with the hotel. Upscale and presidential themed, with comfortable down bedding , flat screen t.v., room service and a stone shower. Hotel staff is still trying to get the "kinks" out. This is the most obvious in the restaurant, it was a busy weekend and they were overwhelmed and unable to accomadate the guests. Overall- The best in Gettysburg.