I hope Todd and Christine see our review. Along with almost all of the people who have reviewed this inn, we would not have missed the opportunity. It is not the Ritz Carlton, and that may explain why it is so special. Sure it is old and shows its age but don't we refer to vintage as a plus? When you sit in the living room in the evening with other guests (and often the owners, too) and Molly, the resident Golden Retriever-therapist, sharing experiences and each others' bottles of wine, it hardly gets any better than this. Sure you could sit in Holiday Inn Express for less but you would hardly be likely to visit and get to know the other guests.
The setting near the eternal flame, near the site of the initial engagement that led to one of the most decisive three days in our nation's history is, to say the least, somber. We came back to visit Gettysburg again and brought Tropical Storm Lee with us (we have a way of bringing hurricanes and storms along on our trips). Despite the gloomy skies, frequent rain, and soggy ground, we accomplished almost all of what we wanted on this trip. Doubleday Inn made it that much nicer.
Breakfast each day was very tastefully prepared and served. Great conversation and fellowship and insight about the Gettysburg area was plentiful.
We stayed in the Bell Jefferson and except for the challenge of the tub, it was great. Certainly we have had far nicer rooms in many hotels but the charm of the inn is such that we overlooked the shortcomings.
Only one cautionary note: don't rely on Todd to accurately relate the weather. Only kidding, but he assured us that the TV weather showed clearing to the east as the rain moved west. Headed to Lancaster when we left and drove through some of the hardest rain either of us have ever seen--caused record flooding across a great deal of the state.
In sum, try the Doubleday. You may may find you have friends you never knew you had.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only Gettysburg Bed and Breakfast located directly on the National Battlefield! You are literally "up above it all" here on Oak Ridge, overlooking both the Battlefield and the town of Gettysburg. With just 9 rooms and onsite owner/innkeepers, we offer a TRUE B&B experience with exceptional service and personalized attention. Offering gracious accommodations to discerning travelers for over 20 years, we invite you to come see for yourself what all the buzz is about! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Doubleday Hotel Gettysburg