The Cricket House is an absolutely wonderful place to spend your vacation.
Four of us (seniors) stayed at the Cricket House from July 4 -11/07 while we attended the Civil War Re-Enactment and toured the historical areas of Gettysburg and surrounding areas . What a wonderful place to return to after a long day of touring.
First of all, the location was excellent. Only about 2-1/2 blocks to downtown Gettysburg and all of the shops and restaurants. One of the battlefields was only a half block away. The Cricket House is located in a very private, quiet area of town.
There is a small grocery store not far away (Kennie's) that has all the groceries you would need. It was about 5 blocks down Middle Street.
The house itself is amazing. It was immaculately clean when we arrived. The kitchen was fully equipped. We used the downstairs living area as the second bedroom. The futon was pulled out and already made up for us when we arrived. It was a very comfortable bed. The upstairs bedroom and living area was most comfortable with a jacuzzi tub and waterfall shower. The decor of the house was amazing - quite a few antique artifacts were displayed all around the house. There were 3 TV's and DVD's. The selection of books ranged from civil war history to classics to interior decorationg.
We spend quite a bit of time in the back yard. It was so private with very beautiful flowers and rose bushes all around. At night the fireflies were buzzing all around and entertained us. And of course the Spa. What a wonderful way to relax and unwind after a day of touring. We enjoyed the spa every night.
John and his wife have defintely made the Cricket House into a wonderful home away from home. We are definitely recommending this home to all of our friends and we hope to return to Gettysburg and the Cricket House in the future.