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 …
4 hrs, 7.2 kms
Day Totals: 12 hrs, 22.8 kms
Next I head east just a couple of miles to Biglerville, where it becomes even more evident that this is apple country--there's even a "National Apple Museum". Almost as big as the town itself is what looks like a big apple processing plant. I see a number of Latinos (haven't seen many in other small towns in the county) so I'm guessing orchard work is a draw here for immigrant labour. I ...
... 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 ...
... fun to have the challenge of being up on stage versus just strumming on a park bench. My voice cracks and I forget my lyrics--but they don't seem to mind. I also chat with a poet who would like to have someone who could help her put her songs to music...
And so my Gettysburg adventure comes to an end--the climax of my 6 day loop around Adams county.
Being here really helped clear my mind and bring some closure to my understanding of the Civil War--and really war in general... so yeah, it was worth ...
7 hrs, 17 kms
Day totals: 13 hrs, 27 kms
Notice: the dates have been changed to keep my hike segments in geographic order
After New Oxford, I follow famous Route 30 for a little ways, but I'm quite glad to get away from it--too much traffic. Instead I take "Ox Bon" road which meanders through the countryside, towards my next town, Bonneauville. A ...
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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.
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.
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!
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 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.