DRIVE TIME: 2 hours
Strolling the idyllic landscaped trails and watching the rescue horses cavort in the pasture, it’s hard to believe that these 30 acres of land were the site of a fierce battle and a strategic operations center during the Civil War. The original 1809 farmhouse and 1820s barn survived and retain their period charm, making for the perfect retreat after a day of historic immersion in Gettysburg. For the most authentic Civil War-era experience, ask for the Tack Room, with its original stone walls and hand-hewn beams.
FRUITFUL FESTIVITIES: Adams County is apple country. The area celebrates its abundance Oct. 1–2 and 8–9 with the National Apple Harvest Festival in nearby Biglerville. More than 300 arts and crafts vendors will be exhibiting their wares, and chainsaw carvers will be making monolithic masterpieces.
OCTOBER RATES: Rooms $139-$239, suites $239-289.
2264 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, (717) 334-8804, gettysburgbattlefield.com
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