We reserved a Lieutenant's Lodge, and were pleasantly surprised to receive an upgrade to a Presidential Lodge when we arrived. I don't know about the condition of what we reserved, but the presidential lodge was SO nice - the one they call MA (Massachusetts). It was just what we needed for a family of 4. Check in was easy and quick. The lodge was very large.
The MA lodge had two bedrooms, the first with vaulted ceilings, a Queen bed, sofa, dresser, three small tables, electric heater (they say fireplace, but it wasn't really...though it was pretty), and a TV. The other bedroom was a little smaller, but had a dresser and a smaller table with drawers and two bed side tables. The bedrooms were connected by a walk through kitchen with a refrigerator, small sink, dishes (breakable for those with kids...wish I'd have brought some of my plastic stuff), microwave, small refrigerator, and a table with two stools. We brought some food and snacks, knowing that they just had a microwave, and actually spent a lot less eating out than we expected because it was so nice to eat in. The only place that delivers is Papa John's, and there's not too much closeby, so I recommend bringing some food.
It was a little chilly, but the temps were in the teens, so I knew to bring some warm PJs. It actually warmed up by the middle of the night and was too warm, so I think it was mostly because no one had used it during the week.
There were plenty of extra pillows, blankets, and towels. The towels are huge (very nice touch).
The room was SO clean. I am always concerned because I have two little ones that play on the floor, but this place was cleaner than my own house. We tracked in some snow near the door, which was cleaned up when we got back after the first afternoon out.
It is located just about equal distance between Liberty Mountain Resort and Gettysburg...about 10 minutes to either place. It does overlook the battlefields and has a beautiful view. Though I couldn't pick out the battlefield at first from the lodges, I could see the lodges from the battlefield when we drove through, then I knew where to look.
We didn't eat breakfast there, so I can't comment on that, but they had fresh fruit out for the morning when we went in the evening. We took them up on an offer of a glass of wine and the kids some juice shortly after check in. The set up of the restaurant isn't really kid friendly, and they are making some space for a bar, which seems to be more appropriate for the high tables and stools that are currently in the breakfast room. But it was great, and they even dug us out some local wine, which we always look for when we are away.
Oh, and finally, they have a maintenance man who seems to do it all on the property. There was another guest who was trying to check in, but kept sliding on the ice nearby, and we let them know that he needed help...and the maintenance man went down the street to help. That was great. They couldn't be more accommodating.
Very nice place, very nice people. Probably our go-to place when we visit the area again (hopefully very soon!)
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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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