My husband and I planned to visit for the 150 Anniversary in July of next year. In fact, I booked multiple reservations in Gettysburg as we were planning early and knew hotels would book fast. However, I was told Quite the Stir was the best, so I called to confirm my reservation and told it would be no problem. I went ahead and cancelled all of my other reservations in late July 2012.
In August, I received an email from the owner cancelling my reservation for July 2013, telling me she had personal circumstances pop up. There was nothing to do, no help to be given, no suggestions of where to stay. However, I see the B&B's web site doesn't indicate any changes to its reservation policy or indicate that it's not booking rooms. Further, the inn's Facebook page is still promoting the 150th Anniversary, telling people the waiting list is growing and encouraging people to come in July 2013.
I don't understand how the owner has issues that will not enable her to book rooms a whole year from now, but endorses a Facebook page that still calls for reservations and promotes ther 150 Anniversary. I also don't know why there are no updates on the bungalow's web page to indicate these changes. I feel duped as though a higher bidder came along since they are still hosting guests today, still posting updates about renovations, etc.
I just want to warn people to be wary. We're now stuck with no reservations and most places aren't even taking wait lists any more. Again, the owner just cancelled with little explanation (and no acceptable one). Think twice before you book a room here if it is a busy time for tourists.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "You'll have your total privacy as our only guests while staying in our restored to era guest house!" Enjoy Quite The Stir interactive 1930s/1940s Guest House, Quite The Stir is located less than four blocks from the center of the Gettysburg downtown historic district, and one block from the North Carolina entrance to the Gettysburg Battlefield. We realize arrival times vary, so we offer our guests the opportunity to check in on their own and make themselves at home! All 7 rooms of this guest house are appointed exclusively for our registered guests. We offer free on lot parking and a large in-town yard with pergola and furnishings. More perks at Quite The Stir, from fine linens to unparalleled attention to your comfort, Quite The Stir also offers interactive charm, warmth, a place to re-kindle romance, enjoy the dance, a home away from home and nostalgic comfort at an excellent price for this entire lodging. We offer a refrigerator stocked with an initial supply of beverages, and snacks as well as, a baked treat awaiting our guests! You'll also find a continental breakfast of yogurts, bagels, cereals, and fruits to munch on while planning your first morning on the town or the battlefield! We may just drop by to leave a surprise treat on the rear porch. Did we mention Quite The Stir Bungalow serves catered and themed teas by appointment daily? Perhaps you'll find Rosie The Riveter or a Fly Girl spinning yarns from yesterday while you sip on teas and devour tea delicacies! Oh, yes...The Bungalow also hosts the 'Iconic One Woman WWII Spy Shows' in the rear yard!' (Where vacancies and availabilities allow) ... more less