There's no need to wait an entire four score and seven years for a much-needed respite. Allow your eyes to see the glory of the coming of this Escape now, because you're marching toward a liberating getaway of epic proportions.
Surrender your stress and embrace a sense of peace during a two-night stay for two in the Lieutenant's Lodge at The Lodges at Gettysburg, Sundays through Thursdays ($283) or Fridays and Saturdays ($314). Along with your stay, you'll receive daily breakfast for two, a $50 dining credit at the Carriage House Restaurant, two tickets to the Civil War Wax Museum, and a Gettysburg self-guided driving tour CD.
Conceived near the historic battlefield and dedicated to the proposition that all people are entitled to a little R&R, this 63-acre refuge is outfitted with modern amenities, such as a full kitchenette with china and utensils, a fireplace, large bathrooms with slate showers, hardwood floors, vaulted wood-beam ceilings, and flat-screen TVs. Escapees also enjoy late noon checkout, Wi-Fi, and parking.
After a restful slumber, réveillé in your personal quarters and take in the panoramic views, as you draw up your plan of attack for the day out on the private porch.
Arm yourself with a self-guided driving tour CD and charge toward significant sites, such as Little Round Top, where the Union colonel Joshua Chamberlain led his regiment in a valiant defense of the high ground, and Seminary Ridge, where General Pickett launched his ill-fated assault.
Then, head over to the Jennie Wade House, the scene of the only civilian casualty of the three-day Battle of Gettysburg. Your voucher also includes two tickets to the American Civil War Wax Museum. But if a winter wonderland is all you want to see, check out Liberty Mountain Resort just five minutes from the lodge.
After a day with the troops, you can use your $50 credit at the nearby Carriage House Restaurant to indulge in a delectable dinner. The menu features specialties like veal Oscar and cold-water lobster tail, as well as seasonal dishes like pork loin glazed with apple butter and pan-seared chicken breast served with spiced pumpkin ravioli.
One thing that shall never perish from this Earth is the memory of a trip that you'll cherish for years to come.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON February 28, 2013
The Lodges at Gettysburg
A Two-Night Stay for Two, Weekdays ($283) or Weekends ($314), with Daily Breakfast, $50 Dining Credit, Two Tickets to the Civil War Wax Museum, and Gettysburg Self-Guided Tour
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