When your life moves as quickly as a jet plane, you need a getaway to move at a train's pace. Settle into the calming speed of a two-night Escape at The Inn at Ragged Edge, and take in the pastoral setting of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania ($274).
Stationed amid breeze-swept trees and a meandering stream—and just a quick transfer from the Gettysburg National Military Park and surrounding wineries—this historic mansion is your one-way ticket to a relaxing holiday. Bring a plus one aboard, and set your sights on one of the inn's nine traditional accommodations.
Roll past the porch that once welcomed the dignified guests of Colonel Moorhead C. Kennedy, the celebrated president of the Cumberland Valley Railroad and vice president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, at the turn of the 20th century. Turn into your room—where you'll find wine, fruit, cheese, and fresh flowers—and cool your engines on a cozy king- or queen-size bed.
Spin your wheels to the Adams County Winery for up to six courtesy tastings for two, and then see how many fellow wineries can fit into your timetable on the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail. After dinner, bring along your included gourmet chocolates to a movie at the Majestic Theater in downtown Gettysburg.
Stay on the comfort track, even if you have to check your emails on the inn's free Wi-Fi, by spending your morning in a plush robe. Chug, chug, chug a cup of coffee alongside your fresh breakfast, and then detour to the Gettysburg battlefield with your two tickets for the "Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience" in tow.
"There are few landmarks as touching as the Gettysburg National Military Park... More than 30 miles of marked roads lead through the park, highlighting key battle sites," Fodor's says.
Return to the inn to drink the last of your wine on the wide front porch, and then sound your whistle for a return trip home.
Load up your steerage and embark on this slow-paced Escape—or you may end up kicking yourself in the caboose.
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The Inn at Ragged Edge
A Two-Night Stay for Two, Wine Tastings for Two, Two Tickets for Gettysburg "Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience," and More
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