Colton Motel

232 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325, United States | Motel
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Day 3 - Gettysburg

A travel blog entry by sarrdh

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After a hardy breakfast at the hotel, we left Harrisburg in 90 degree temps at 8:30 am heading south on rte 83 to 581 to 15. We arrived 45 minutes later (42 miles... giving the Glutes some respite) at the Gettysburg National Military Park and Museum. An all day pass to the Cyclorama, Bus Guided Tour, Museum Pass and walking tour of the Gettysburg …

1820. Apple Capital

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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Day 312
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 ...

1819. The White Squaw

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... out of town on the northeast side, through the Lutheran Seminary. When I pass the musuem-house where General Lee's headquarters was, I figure I should check to see how much it costs--as I haven't entered a single museum here. Just my luck--it's free... so I take my time browsing through the mementos and relics... the weapons, the gear... the office where Lee made his plans...

Then I continue one up the ...

Post-visit: The Civil Wars that didn't Happen

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... too hard for me to believe. I don't even think the soldiers were fighting to end slavery. I'm just too cynical about human nature to accept that. People care about themselves and those close to them, they will not fight for a people with whom they have no connection. For me saying that they fought to end slavery is as absurd as saying that in 2003 Americans went to fight and die in Iraq because they really, really wanted to free the poor Iraqis from cruel Saddam Hussein. ...

1818. Approaching Gettysburg

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... down the road the markers begin: such and such regiment or cavalry had a skirmish here... I'm looking forward to really thinking over this whole Civil War thing and how it's portrayed in the history books... but I'm going to save that until I wander around the famous battlefield of Gettysburg...

Finally up over a ridge, and there it is: the climax of this sidetrip of my ...

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This motel, located on 232 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, is near Gettysburg Cyclorama, Shriver House Museum, American Civil War Museum, and Soldier's National Museum.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsColton Motel Gettysburg

    Reviewed by sarrdh

    Spartan at best

    Reviewed Jul 19, 2013
    by (22 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Proximity to downtown Gettysburg was good. The people were very nice. Make sure to ask for a room away from the washing machine. No, wait... Do not stay there!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Colton Motel Gettysburg

    Great Get-away

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    This was a last minute decision to visit the battlefields. My 13 & 15 yr. old grandchildren had never been to Gettysburg.I called made a reservation,went & had a great time. The rooms were very clean,staff very courteous, and the manager,Andrew, was very helpful with information as to what was going on around town for the weekend. He also gave very good ideas as to where to take the kids on the battlefield to get the most information on life as it was back then.

    Yes, when we go again we will be calling the Colton for our reservations. It is a small motel but has that family atmosphere that so many of the bigger motels are lacking.

    Carol & Gary , Sidman,Pa.

    A good value with a touch of down home friendly

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    Thanks to Andrew at the Colton our two days in Gettysburg were very restful and relaxing. Our room was very clean, comfortable with plenty of hot water for showers. Andrew gave us the feeling of home away from home that I have yet to see from the chain motels and hotels.

    A Great Motel

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    The Colton Motel is a great motel in Gettysburg. This is located almost on the battlefield, and by a lot of the gift shops, touring buses and stations. The manager will help you if you have any questions and/or comments. I also believe they have a fair and reasonable price. The staff is great and you are in good hands.

    Great place

    from

    We had a wonderful stay! The manager saved our family vacation!!! We are returning to Gettysburg this August and we will return to the Colton. It's quiet, clean, and cozy. Thank you Andrew!!

    Colton Manager the best

    from

    Have stayed at the Colton in the past. Great location. Reminds me of the

    type of motels that I stayed at in the 50s and 60s. The best feature of the

    motel is the manager. He is very friendly and helpful. I have enjoyed several

    long conversations with him about what to see, what is happening around

    town. He has always been willing to spend time with me or other family

    members staying with me.

    Love This Place

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    My Family and i Have stayed at this Motel For many years now, and it only seems to get better each time we are there,,,,My Son and i travel there at least once a year now, and always stay at the colton, ,It is located right in the middle of everything, we seldom need to drive while we are there,,all the major attractions are located nearby, it is extreamly quiet, and its located right where the union army was in the battle{several monuments right behind the motel prove this}

    Wonderful Value

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    Andrew the manager at The Coulton saved our vacation.

    The town was sold out and he found rooms for our family. The hotel we had booked "The Blue Sky Motel" was so bad we had to leave it without staying one night.

    I will stay at the Coulton everytime I can. The prices, location and rooms can't be beat for the price.

    Thanks again Andrew!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great Bargin

    from

    Great Location- located right in the heart of Gettysburg. The staff was friendly. Beds were comfortable. I would stay here again and plan to in the future. This was one of the lower priced hotels in the area but not a lower standard of amenites. Everything you need to make your stay comfortable was provided.

    Great Deal

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    Staff was EXTREMELY helpful and very very nice. Place is practically on top of Gettysburg battlefield and national cemetary. Great location for this place. Room were clean, neat, and cozy. Beds were ok, not the best, but then again, not even close to the worst, I slept good all night if that counts. I would recommend to stay at this place if you are looking for a cheap good deal. Great time, enjoy Gettysburg, make sure to ask the staff what to do while there, he will supply you with basically everything you need to know. Great deal for what you pay.

    Great Old Motel

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    My wife and I have stayed at the Colton a few times in the last 6 years. We love it because it is an 'Old Fasioned' motel. The chains are just chains. It's all the same thing no matter where you go. The Colton is different. It has a charm to it. The staff is nice and helpful. Rooms are clean and well kept.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Colton Motel Gettysburg

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent