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... yard frontal assault. Grant knew he couldn't win here so moved east toward Fredericksburg in an attempt to outflank Lee.
At the end of this running battle there were 27,000 casualties, (16,000 North and 12,000 South) At this rate Grant knew he would win, eventually. When news of these two battles reached Washington the public were horrified and called Grant a butcher. Incidentally, Grant went on to win the war AND be elected president. His memorial is in ...
... with less roads and clearances. This battle really was manic with Lee and Grant feinting and bluffing their intentions throughout the 2 days before and the 2 days of battle. Started again by accident as a small skirmish, wioth bith sides sending reionforcements to where the fighting started. Both sides also tried several times toout flank each other.
At the Higgerson House, Mr ...
... from pneumonia.
The next day Lee pressed his advantage and the Northern army retreated across the Rappahannock River to safety. Buoyed by another victory, Lee headed North to a place called Gettysburg!!!! Casulaties: North 17,197, South 13,303.
Travelled here straight from Fredericksburg, its about an 10 mile journey, although this was a new campaign by the North to move to Richmond.
... and drove to our one-week rental home located in the Gordonsville area. We are staying in an historical home built in 1856 called The Wolftrap Farm. It is beautifully decked out with decorations reflecting the horse hunting heritage of the area. The place is even registered as an historic home in Virginia. Our sleeping digs are in a second home on the property, the quaint and comfortable Pond House. Love the porch ...
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More importantly, as a way of sharing our exciting adventures with family, friends, and whoever else is interested. So that everyone may vicariously experience the incredible sights of Europe.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Shenandoah Crossing Gordonsville
Okay, here's my review on this resort.
Not A Resort
This is not a resort. It is, however, a deplorable, nasty, rundown camp. We will never stay here again. I have never been so disappointed in a vacation before in my life. The cabins are filthy and smell of mildew. There are roaches everywhere. The linen was not clean, and I dare not bathe in the tub. The facility is close to nothing, so be prepared to bring groceries. The restaurant is only open for about 5 hours a day. This trip was not worth the money we spent in gas.
As a new member of Blue Green, we weren't exactly sure of what we would be getting. We decided from the pictures that Shenandoah Crossings looked beautiful. We drove from Michigan on our motorcycle, and invited my sister and her new husband to meet us there. We loved the cabin we stayed in, although the pillows were hard and my sisters bed was missing sheets. This was taken care of by the wonderful staff very quickly. After reading the other reviews, I felt compelled to write. If what you are looking for is a relaxing vacation, this is the place. We drove through the Shenandoah park, and were in awe at the beauty. We were fortunate enough to see 2 bears, and extremely fortunate enough that the copperhead sunning itself a mere 6 inches from my husbands foot, did not take a taste of him. My husband and I work alot, and my sisiter and her husband both own businesses in Grosse Pointe, we were looking to relax, and we did. The stables were well maintained, the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. We wanted a relaxing escape and we were happy with our trip.
O.K....I am writing this review because after reading the others before
Great fun for the whole family!
Shenandoah Crossing was a great place to stay. The whole family had a great time. We especially enjoyed the horseback riding that the resort offered. They had numerous activities, which included tennis, miniature golf, and pool. The resort also encompassed a park and several swimming pools. The cabin was nice, however, the lighting in the bedroom was slightly under par. But for the most part, the rest of the cabin was satisfactory. It was very serene. We would highly recommend this resort to anyone, we would definitely like to return.
My family, friends, and I spent a wonderful three day wedding weekend at Shenandoah Crossing Resort. We rented the lovely Manor House as well as several hotel rooms and cabins. We were more than pleased with our casual yet relaxing accommadations. The rehearsal dinner, reception, and breakfast were all wonderful. The staff was very helpful. The grounds were not perfect, but were relaxing and inviting. My guests could not stop commenting on the variety of activities and how much fun they had during their stay.
Believe me when I tell you that Shenandoah Crossing is a complete dump!!! I travelled there over Easter Break--and believe me...never, never again. The rooms were the size of my master bathroom! It is so small, there aren't even closets in the room, only a 3 foot valet coat rack for the entire family to hang up there clothes. The 13 inch T.V. in our room didn't even work, and the Maintenance staff that leaves everyday at 7:00 PM, could not fix it. The food is horrible, and the breakfast buffet is a joke! The only thing that this dump had was great activities. This is okay if you are planning to stay up for 24 hours. However, at some point---it is back to the dump to sleep. I did not encounter one guest at Shenandoah Crossing that enjoyed the place. Everyone was complaining. In fact, several couples left prematurely to stay in hotels in the next big city, which was about a 45 minute drive. If you don't believe me, then go to Shenandoah Crossing yourself, but make sure to take extra money with you to change hotels.The only positive comments that you will read about this place will be coming directly from the management of Shenandoah Crossing. I was even told by other guests that the cabins were worst than the dump hotel! There are at least 60 resale lots available right now, and some have been listed for more than 2 years. Go figure!!!! I can't imagine anyone other than the owners of Shenandoah Crossing making positive comments about this rundown facility.
Loved my weekend retreat!
Driving down the long entrance driveway I sighted well groomed horses grazing lazily in a verdant green pasture. Check-in was smooth. Bedroom in lodge was so large I felt lost - lake view spectacular-bathroom nice with English Lavender toiletries- room clean and well appointed. Banquet room and service great overlooking lake. Lots of activities daily many of them free. Have stayed at numerous resorts around the world. This one has a unique country/mountain atmospere including fresh wholesome food and clean air. Service was great - better take advantage of it early. Place closes up early. I have selected this place for our 2004 family reunion because of its excellence and something for all ages.
Shenandoah Crossing Resort should be called Shenandoah Crossing Campground. This is definitely not a resort. There is only one restaurant, and it is only opened limited hours. There is a so-called breakfast buffet--that consists of only six items--bacon, sausage, eggs, potatoes, and pancakes. The hotel room is so small, only one person can walk at a time. The walls are paper thin. The hotel is in need of a renovation. The front desk closes at 9:00 PM. There is no one to answer the phone after that time. There is no emergency maintenance service--the security guard will take your request and pass it along to someone the next day. The grounds are in bad condition. The cabins are even worse than the hotel. It smelled of mildow. The linen was deplorable. I didn't even want to sit down in the chairs. The cable was out the entire time. There are no antennas on the televisions.
Comfortable home away from home
A quiet place to stay with semblances of home. The duplex townhouse was clean and neat. Excellent gas fireplace. A central enough location to travel from: 1hr 30 min to DC. Only complaint was that the bed was extra firm and not as comfortable as my wife and I are accustomed to.
Has enough anmenities for family on site if you don't wish to go any where. Gordonsville is the normal small town with the basic needs provided.