Overall a "C". We recently stayed at The Lodges as part of a week-long conference. I'm not sure what the individual price was for the room as it was included as part of the conference fee. I think we got very lucky and were given one of the cabins with the back porch facing down the hill towards Gettysburg - amazing view each day - you can actually see Confederate Road, Little Round Top and Big Round Top in the distance.
The room itself was nice - rustic but with modern conveniences. I echo other reviews about housekeeping though. It wasn't filthy but wasn't sparkling clean either. On our back porch was a galvanized pail full of cigarette butts from the last gues that was never cleaned out. The linens were clean and the king-size bed very comfortable. The bathroom in our room was spacious, plenty of hot water and decent lighting. Bedroom area had a flat-screen TV but the signal went out frequently during the day. The small kitchen was adequate with a microwave, small sink and small fridge. There was NO parking immediately around our cabin and as we walked to other friends' cabins you can see the parking situation is a disaster. The ground is eroding away and there was mud everywhere. Much of the available parking is on a slope as well. The roadways are very uneven and tricky to negotiate at night.
The main lodge area had minimal conveniences. We spent the bulk of our time in their conference center which was nice. The staff did a good job keeping our group supplied with water and beverages throughout the conference. The front desk staff was pleasant and professional but I noticed many times there was no one at the front desk and the phone rang w/out answer. There was a very small "sundry pantry" off the main desk where you can buy a few snacks but that's the extent of food available on property as best I could tell. Our conference had lunches and dinners on the property but I believe the meals were catered specifically for us. I don't know what (if any) meal service they have there for other guests. The meals we had for the conference were outstanding! The the wait staff were friendly, professional and very quick w/ service. My wife got a "very light" breakfast delivered to our room the first day...then nothing showed up after that. It was confusing...not sure if we were supposed to get it every day or not at all...but no consistency either way.
The whole place had a strange feel to it... not a hotel, not a resort, not a B&B... not sure what it was really.
Overall it was comfortable if you're looking for a place to just sleep and maybe unwind after touring the battlefield all day. There is not much to do on the property itself - especially for kids. But it's a convenient 10 minute drive into Gettysburg through beautiful rolling farmland. Highly recommend taking a drive up Pumpinghouse Road to the Sachs Covered Bridge on the way to the battlefield. The bridge was a stunning centerpiece to the fall foliage.
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- The Lodges at Gettysburg is a warm and elegant private retreat set on 63 secluded acres and conveniently located to Washington DC, Baltimore MD, and Harrisburg PA. Our private lodges are complete with fully equipped kitchenettes, bathrooms, fireplaces (suites only), hardwood floors, heating and air conditioning, private porches, vaulted beam ceilings, Flat Screen TVs and secure high speed internet connections. ... more less
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