Location: 75 Springs Ave., Gettysburg, Pa.
Contact: (717) 334-7800, federalpointeinn.com
Drive time: Two hours, 30 minutes.
The scoop: Owners Liz and Pete Monahan have transformed a former 19th-century school into a majestic, thoroughly modern boutique hotel, its walls covered with original works by renowned Civil War artist Dale Gallon. The spacious guest rooms and suites boast 12-foot ceilings and offer views of Gettysburg National Military Park and the historic downtown.
Amenities: Four-poster beds with pillow-top mattresses; bathrooms with custom showers and air-jetted soaking tubs; large flat-screen TVs.
Don’t miss: The myriad reenactments and other special events surrounding the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. For a full schedule, visit gettysburg.travel.