Category: Winter Getaway

Wassail Punch – Honoring Adams County Apple Orchards

January 11, 2018

By Jess Clevenger – I recently came across a story about apple orchard wassailing and was instantly intrigued to learn more. I love hearing stories about traditions and customs of past generations and places, especially those associated with apple orchards. Apple orchard wassailing seemingly originated in cider-producing areas of England. Sometime in the winter months, most often in mid-January, a group of people would travel from orchard to orchard with their wassail punch. Traditional wassails would include singing, pot-banging, dancing, and believe it or not, placing a wassail-soaked piece of bread in the tree. The point of it all was to ... Read This Story

The Magic of Snow Tubing at Liberty Mountain Resort

January 4, 2018

By Paige Neidig –  Growing up, my family and some of our friends would go snow tubing every winter. My mom would tightly bundle me up in snow gear, layer after layer, until I could barely move, but that didn’t stop me from sprinting to the tubing area to pick out what I deemed to be the fastest tube. I remember racing down the hill in competition with my friends over and over again, making for one of the best nights I’d have all winter.

Fast forward many years to this winter. My friend, Kody, and I get stir crazy easily. We’re ... Read This Story

Gettysburg’s Coziest Winter Retreats

December 7, 2017

It seems to have taken a bit to get cold this winter, but we all know it will. Regardless of the weather, we all need to get away during the winter. And, if it is going to be a little colder outside, or maybe a little snowy if we’re lucky, there’s nothing wrong with finding a wonderful place to stay… and cuddling up for the weekend.

To help you get started with a few ideas, here are ten of the coziest winter retreats around Gettysburg.

Baladerry Inn

This charming bed & breakfast is a wonderful spot to escape. Located on a historic farm ... Read This Story

8 Places to get in the Holiday Spirit in Gettysburg

November 30, 2017

Shiny ornaments hanging from Christmas trees, bright lights strewn across rooftops, piney wreaths hanging on every door… there’s just something about the sights of the holidays that warms your heart and soul. Walk through the cozy town of Gettysburg during the holiday season, and you’ll be sure to get that feel good feeling. We’ve compiled a list of stops you’ll want to visit to get in the holiday spirit this year!

The Baladerry Inn

The Baladerry Inn is located on what used to be the historic Bushman Farm. It’s quiet, rural setting makes for the perfect peaceful getaway. During the holidays, it ... Read This Story

Your 2017 Gettysburg Holiday Bucket List

November 9, 2017

With “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” right around the corner, Gettysburg is gearing up for the holiday season. The town, with history and the spirit of the season blended so perfectly together, is transformed into a winter wonderland experience you won’t want to miss. If you’re looking for a place to get into the holiday spirit, look no further than Gettysburg.

Christmas Tree Lighting

The annual Christmas tree lighting in Gettysburg’s historic Lincoln Square kicks off the holiday season. Visitors and local residents alike gather to welcome in the season with ... Read This Story

8 Things to Do in Gettysburg this Winter

December 1, 2016

Most visitors think of Gettysburg as a summertime destination – the re-enactment, battlefield walk, the ice cream shops and a cold beer at a tavern looking out over Lincoln Square. But more and more visitors are seeing the winter months as the ideal season to spend a weekend in one of America’s most popular destinations.

Gettysburg features everything from winter recreation, shopping and dining, and a variety of events that help cure some of that cabin fever that strikes in after the holidays are over. Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer or a kick-back-and-relax kind of traveler, the winter in Gettysburg has ... Read This Story

Taking a Snow Day at Liberty Mountain Resort

January 21, 2016

By Stacey Fox – Since winter finally hit in Pennsylvania, my husband and daughter have been taking advantage of their season passes at Liberty Mountain Resort, just down the road from Gettysburg, Pa. They decided it was time for me to head to the mountain with them and see if I still had what it takes to keep up with them. It had been 16 years since I had clicked into a pair of skis, and I must admit, I was a little nervous about venturing out on the slopes again.

So much has changed since I was last at Liberty. ... Read This Story