Paging all Civil War buffs: Your vacation haven awaits in Gettysburg, Pa.
The Beecher House, one of several Pennsylvania vacation rentals on our site, teases with a special winter rate of $695 a week for Dec. 11-17. The three-bedroom home, a pre-Civil War beauty outfitted with a country kitchen and tasteful furnishings, rests on more than one acre of gardens with views of the South Mountain range and apple orchards.
By day, hit the Gettysburg National Military Park, where 51,000 Confederate and Union soldiers waged war in what was considered the “High Water Mark of the Confederacy,” according to the U.S. National Park Service. Then spend time in Kreider Farms, a localvore’s food supply-come-true with its cage-free eggs, premium-batch churned ice cream and other dairy goods, which are sold at Amish markets throughout the area.
If you’re lucky, you may even run into a horse and buggy on the road.
Now that would be cool–even more so than staying in a historic home. Don’t forget your camera.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.