Gettysburg: Not Just for Field Trips

If it hadn’t been for a dinner with friends (and admittedly a couple of margaritas), I probably never would have considered visiting Gettysburg, PA. I initially thought that was a town best left to war buffs and school field trips, but I was proven wrong this fall when we stayed at The Inn at White Oak. Nestled in acres of beautiful trees and landscaping, this charming bed and breakfast represents the best of both worlds–flawless hospitality and modern amenities–presented by its young host-owners.

As you’ll see on their website, the decor is a blend of cozy contemporary mixed with vintage pieces, and the service they offer is unparalleled. Their photos are very true-to-life, so I didn’t bother to post my own. In all of our stays at B&Bs in the US and abroad, we’ve never felt so comfortable, relaxed, and pampered. I’m not even sure how these hosts manage to balance such attention to detail without making you feel like they’re hovering over you, but they do. It’s also a very spacious inn, so you’re never cramped in with other guests or struggling to make small talk with the hosts. They’re friendly if you want to be sociable, but totally unobtrusive if you just want some alone-time.

I also have to make a small mention about the standard amenities, because they’re important in making travel decisions. The location is about 10 minutes from the heart of Gettysburg and all of its great restaurants and shops, which was fine by us. No traffic, no parking issues, and plenty of peace and quiet. The beds are plush and unbelievable comfortable. The game and movie rooms are also large and well-appointed. Finally, the breakfasts are ample, beautifully prepared, and and lovingly served. We couldn’t have asked for a better retreat, and we’re looking forward to visiting again!

For a great dinner in town, check out the Dobbin House Tavern!

Link to my TripAdvisor Review and others for this restaurant

Link to my TripAdvisor Profile


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