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www.weloveourlife.com. This is our page dedicated to our experiences while staying at The Dobbin House Tavern/Gettysburg Inn in Gettysburg, Pa.
Inn is within walking distance of Gettysburg National Historical Park. The B&B is in a quaint, Civil War era home; there are 5 bedrooms with private baths. The tv room is downstairs and has Gettysburg videos; we enjoyed the ones about Gettysburg ghosts.
This is a basic B&B, clean, quiet, in a good location, and affordably priced.
We had dinner at the Dobbin House, which adjoins the B&B. First, we had drinks downstairs in the Spring House Tavern, located in the basement. Great atmosphere with springs actually coming out of the walls! Lite pub fare and drinks. We had dinner upstairs in the restaurant and were lucky enough to dine in the bedroom, where we actually sat in a bed with curtains pulled around it. It was intimate and unique and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. In the morning, we had breakfast in two overstuffed chairs in front of a fireplace. The food and service was excellent.
See Spring House Tavern, above.
The people and service were excellent.
Of course, the main attraction is Gettysburg park. Be sure not to miss the Cyclorama in the Visitors' Centre. It is a huge relief map that tells the story of the battle of Gettysburg via different-colored lights.
Being in south central Pennsylvania, the sidewalks in Gettysburg tend to roll up a bit early. We found a charming Irish bar across the street from our inn and spent a few hours after dinner there, chatting with the very friendly bartenders, who made wonderful black-and-tans.
We went to Gettysburg on Good Friday in late March and had unbelievably beautiful weather - in the 70s, somewhat unusual for this time of year. Weather in Gettysburg is similar to that of the Mid-Atlantic area (for example, Philadelphia and New York City).
Spend a night in Gettysburg to stretch out your trip. It is a slow, quiet, charming town, and the 24 hours we spent there took us back in time and relaxed us. Prepare to be awe-struck by the park. We rented the movie "Gettysburg" the night before and watched it; it greatly contributed to our trip.