Enjoy Romance in Gettysburg This Valentine’s Day

Valentine's DaySpring is near and love birds are flocking to Gettysburg!

Want to whisk away your valentine this year, but haven’t made your reservation yet?  That’s okay!  There is a lot going on at the Gettysburg Hotel!  Reservations are still available in One Lincoln where we are serving a stellar four-course prefix menu, complete with mouth-watering appetizers, delicious salads, enticing entrées and heavenly desserts!  You are sure to impress your sweetheart when you make a reservation with us.  Call us at 717.338.5455 now to reserve your seat and join in the fun!

Interested in staying over?  We are offing our Cupid’s getaway package for any night the entire month of February.  All packages come with a romantic dinner for two in our award-winning Gettysburg restaurant, One Lincoln, fabulous gourmet truffles from Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium awaiting you in your guestroom and a bottle of champagne.  Feel free to sleep in the next morning because you also get complimentary late checkout and breakfast for two!  Reservations can be made by calling 717.337.2000.  Room type availability varies throughout the month, but we are sure to have the perfect location to get away with your other half.

Lincoln Wedding Fair

Here’s to love, laughter and happily ever after at the Lincoln Wedding Fair!

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Engagement season is well under way and our available dates are quickly being crossed off the calendar.  Don’t miss your opportunity to be married #happilyeverafteratgettysburghotel and to join the elite list of couples who have experienced our first class service, making you honorary royalty for the day!  If you’ve never been to the Gettysburg Hotel or are interested in another look, the ideal opportunity awaits you on Sunday, February 19th from 12:00 – 3:00 pm when Once Upon A Time Events hosts their wedding expo at our gorgeous venue.

The afternoon will be brimming with excitement as you start to plan one of the most special days of your life.  Meet with over forty vendors, including eleven from the Gettysburg Hotel preferred vendors list, providing a huge array of services, from attire to cakes, photography to transportation, DJs, jewelry and so much more.  We invite you to sample our amazing cuisine and take part in a vendor scavenger hunt to win fabulous door prizes, including the possibility of an overnight stay at the Gettysburg Hotel with dinner and breakfast for two!  We invite you to sip as you stroll when you purchase the show’s signature cocktail, the blushing bride, created by our in-house mixologist Peter Bales, available at the cash bar all afternoon.

Free pre-registration is going on now, but these tickets are limited.  You can claim yours now by visiting their website.  If you missed the free pre-registration, you’re still welcome to join us for the day’s festivities.  Just pay $5 in advance online or $10 at the door.

PURCHASE TICKETS

 
Come early or stay late so you can hang out with us a little longer.  Our award winning restaurant, One Lincoln, will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  We look forward to you joining us so we can show you how to make “Our history… your destination.”

Newly Engaged? Look No Further Than the Gettysburg Hotel

2017 gettysburg hotel wedding look bookCall April Rose today to book your tour and discover everything the Gettysburg Hotel has to offer to make your wedding stand out from the crowd!  Our newly refinished ballroom seats up to 240 guests with a huge dancefloor and because the ballroom was formerly a bank, you’ll have access to the bank vault throughout the entire evening!

And the best part, we’re running an amazing special to fill our remaining dates for early 2017.  If you book your wedding to take place on any available date between January 1st and April 30th, 2017, you’ll receive complimentary use of the ballroom (up to $1,375 in value) and our gold Chiavari chairs (valued at approximately $500, depending on the size of your reception)!

When you meet with April, be sure to ask her about our preferred vendor list too!  We’ve just unveiled our new bridal book, in which you’ll find our updated list, including vendors from a huge variety of categories.  The vendors we recommend are the best in our community and work as hard as we will to make sure your wedding day runs smoothly so you can sit back and enjoy every moment.  Check back monthly for our vendor spotlight where we will feature a few of our preferred vendors in greater detail.

View our new bridal book.

Our recommended vendors are:

Bakery
Karen Rodkey Cakes
Wells Family Baking Company

Bridal Salons
Tamzen’s Bridal at Butler Manor

Ceremony Locations
Gettysburg Foundation

Coffee House
The Ragged Edge Coffee House

Confections
Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium

Dance Lessons
Dancing Fox Consulting

DJ & Entertainment
Great Scott Productions
Phantom Shadow

Entertainment
Christopher Entertainment Group

Event Rental & Design
The Gala Event, LLC
Gettysburg Rental Center

Floral
The Flower Boutique
The Flower Shop

Hair & Makeup
Gettysburg Day Spa
Serenity Salon & Spa of Gettysburg

Jewelry & Gifts
Jewelry Designs by Gail
Scott & Co. Fine Jewelers

Limousine
A Touch of Class Limousine

Mensware
T&S Clothing and Gifts

Officiant
A Wedding by Summers
Reverend Ronald B. Crawford, Marriage Minister

Photobooth
Creative Force Photography, Inc.
Great Scott Productions
Phantom Shadow

Photography
Creative Force Photography, Inc.
Leer Photography
Time Passages Photography

Realtor
Brittanie Woodward, Realtor with Trish Rowe Realty

Tours & Transportation
Gettysburg Tours, Inc.

Travel & Honeymoon
Just Vacations

Up Lighting
Great Scott Productions
Phantom Shadow

 

Gettysburg New Year’s Eve

It’s Almost Time to Ring in the New Year!

 

NewYearsXSmall183x108jpgThat’s right!  December is here and it’s time to make your plans to celebrate the arrival of 2017!  Join us on December 31st for a night you’ll remember long into the New Year.

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New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu

Our gourmet, five course dinner includes:

  • Jumbo lump crab and smoked cheese fritter on Yukon gold potato served on lobster and pancetta succotash with citrus burr blanc.
  • Hotel Gettysburg New Year’s Eve Salad of exotic greens, cinnamon spiced butternut squash, candied pecans, gorgonzola cheese and roasted shallot vinaigrette
  • Roasted breast of duck with saffron and brussel sprout potato gnocchi
  • Pan seared coriander rubbed veal rib-eye with an exotic mushroom au poivre, sweet potatoes and cognac reduction
  • Assorted mini desserts

Live Entertainment

Live entertainment will be provided by Soul House Quartet, a classic rock, R&B, jazz and blues band brought in from Hershey Pennsylvania.

Ready to book your NYE Package? Click here.

 

Drinks

Your package includes two drink tickets per person and a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year’s Fireworks

Don’t forget to step outside a few minutes before twelve to experience the fireworks display in the square.  The fireworks are launched off the roof of the parking garage located directly behind the hotel and your view from the square will be the best seat in the house!

Hotel Accommodations on New Year’s Eve

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Upscale accommodations for two are included in the package, accompanied by complimentary late checkout on New Year’s Day at noon.

Formal seating will being at 6:30pm and dinner service will begin promptly at 7:00pm.  Stay all evening.  The party goes until 1am!

Traditional Room – $369.95 (per couple)
Premier Room – $399.95 (per couple)
Luxury Suite – $439.95 (per couple)
Deluxe Suite – $469.95 (per couple)

All packages include taxes and service charge.

Book the Gettysburg Hotel New Year’s Eve Package Now

 

Gettysburg Holiday Events

A rundown of everything related to the holiday season in Gettysburg. Gettysburg is the Place to be this Holiday Season!

 

If you’re still looking for a way to bring a little more magic to the holidays, look no further.  Gettysburg is offering a wide variety of events, sure to please our visitors and townsfolk alike!

First Friday Cookie Walk

December 2, 2016 from 5:00-7:00pm

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Treat yourself to Santa’s favorite treat, Cookies and Milk, in One Lincoln on December 2nd from 5:00-7:00pm.  Don’t let the name fool you though.  This is a little stronger than what Santa is used to.  Cookies and Milk is our featured beverage on First Friday’s Cookie Walk.  The $7 dink consists of vodka, Kahlua and Bailey’s Half & Half.  The appetizer featured that night is our Blackened Salmon Risotto with Granola Crunch, only $5.  If you enjoy the Cookies and Cream, be sure to come back throughout December because we are featuring that beverage all month.  After visiting us in One Lincoln, don’t forget to stop by the front desk and enjoy a Christmas cookie.  Then, join the “Cookie Walk” and sample other holiday treats at participating vendors.

Breakfast with Santa

December 3, 2016 from 7:30-11:30pm

Don’t forget to join us bright and early on December 3rd as we welcome Santa to the Gettysburg Hotel for our 13th Annual Breakfast with Santa!  Tickets are $5 per person at the door.  Kids under 3 eat free!  Mrs. Claus will be joining him, as well as his most trusted reindeer, Rudolph.  Get your picture taken with Santa while you’re here and be sure to bring him your Christmas wish list!  The photo is included with admission and will be sent to your mom or dad.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Greens Wreath Class

December 3, 2016 from 1:00-3:00pm

The Greens Wreath Class at the Adams County Winery Farm location is back by popular demand.  They have once again partnered with Ashcombes Farm and Greenhouse to bring you a beautiful selection of fresh assorted greens with which you’ll make a stunning wreath to adorn your entryway.  If you’re intimidated by the idea of making your own wreath, cast those concerns aside.  Andrea Bitzel, with Ashcombes Fram and Greenhouse, will be there to instruct you every step of the way.  Adams County Winery will be featuring a selection of their most popular wines that afternoon and you’ll have the opportunity to sample a glass, included in your package.  Guests under 21 are more than welcome.
The class is $45 per person and reservations are required.  Call to reserve your seat today.  (717)334-4631

Olde Getty Place Christmas Parade

December 3, 2016 at 7:00pm

old-guard-fife-and-drum-corps-webThe 2016 Olde Getty Place Christmas Parade is coming to town.  Bring your mittens, a thermos of cocoa and a comfy seat and join us as we enjoy seven floats, baton twirlers, musicians, youth groups, local radio stations, a live nativity and much more.  Mayor and Mrs. Streeter will be there to help you usher in the holiday season.  And this year, it is Gettysburg’s honor and pleasure to welcome the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps to our small town to lead the parade!  And what Christmas Parade would be complete without an appearance by Santa Claus himself, escorted by the Gettysburg Fire Department!

Unwined & Relax

December 4, 2016 from 1:00-5:00pm

After a busy week of cooking for Thanksgiving, putting up the Christmas tree and getting your early bird shopping in, you deserve a break.  Head over to the Adams County Winery Farm Location and take their free essential oils class, presented by doTerra, from 1:00-2:00pm.  The class is free, but reservations are required for planning purposes.  After the class, enjoy time to shop at a variety of vendor booth for purses, clothing, jewelry, mini manicures by Grace Kelly Salon and much more.  Other vendors include LuLaRoe and Mary Kay, just to name a few.  The vendors will be there from 2:00-5:00pm to help you  “unwined & relax”.  Call to reserve your seat today.  (717)334-4631

 

GARMA Gives the Gift of Christmas Cheer to Gettysburg This Year!

Gettysburg Christmas TreeThe Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association, known to our small town as GARMA, has undertaken a massive fundraising effort to replace Gettysburg’s worn out, but well-loved Christmas Tree.

The iconic tree has served us well, but we’re ready to deck the square, thanks to GARMA’s impressive efforts, with the new 26’ tree.  Join us on November 25th as we light up our town and introduce the tree to its new home.

Holiday music by roaming street carolers from the Totem Pole Playhouse will fill your ears, hot chocolate compliments of One Lincoln will warm your tummy, coffee from the Ragged Edge will waken your sprit, candy and cookies from Kilwin’s Chocolates and Dunlap’s Restaurant and Bakery will tempt your sweet tooth and the magic of the season will fill your heart as Santa’s shanty opens at 5pm.  Be sure to come early for his arrival by Victorian Carriage Company.  And don’t miss out on telling him your Christmas wishes because he’s only there until 8pm!

Interested in taking in a little history that night?  Visit the David Wills House, located at 8 Lincoln Square, for a tour of the house where Abraham Lincoln stayed when he gave the Gettysburg Address.  Sip on local cider provided for the entire family while your children make their very own Victorian Christmas Tree ornament.  On your tour by a National Park Service Ranger, you’ll learn about 19th century holiday traditions and the significance of the David Wills House to our town.  Admission has been reduced to $2 per adult and the tour is free to anyone under 18.

Many of the participating businesses with GARMA will be open late that night to help you celebrate Gettysburg style.  But with all the fun going on, don’t forget to be back outside in the square around 6pm to experience the grand illumination.

For more information on the evening’s festivities or to make a donation toward the final phases of enlarging next year’s tree, please visit www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com or check out GARMA’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MyGARMA/.

Community partners include Kennie’s Markets, Destination Gettysburg, The Ragged Edge Coffee House, Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association, Gettysburg Hotel, Kilwin’s Chocolates, Victorian Carriage Company and Dunlap’s Restaurant & Bakery.

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13th Annual Breakfast with Santa

Calling all children and those who are kids at heart!

Santa Claus is coming to town on December 3rd to meet all the nice little boys and girls in Gettysburg so he can check that you are on his flight plan for Christmas Eve!  Santa will be arriving at 7:00am with help from our special friends. 

Come early to experience the excitement of his arrival and stay for breakfast, starting at 7:30am.  Breakfast will include silver dollar pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, donuts, pastries and so much more!  And, included with your breakfast is a complimentary photo with Santa Claus himself and time to tell Santa your every Christmas wish.  In the week following the event, the photos will be emailed directly to your mom or dad’s inbox with permission to print and use the photo as necessary.  Also included is a gift from Gettysburg Dental Associates and a piece of fresh fruit, given to you by Santa’s pint sized helpers.

While you’re here, be sure to introduce yourself to Santa’s star reindeer, Rudolph, who is making the long trip from the North Pole to meet you!

Since Santa cares about all the little boys and girls of Adams County, all proceed from this event will be donated to the United Way of Adams County.  The United Way’s mission is to strengthen families by focusing their efforts on education, income and financial stability and health.

Admission to the event is $5 per person.  Kids under 3 eat free!  Pre-registration is not required.  Feel free to drop by anytime between 7:00am and 11:30 to take part in the fun.  We can’t wait to see you there!

16th Annual Adams County Arts Council’s Masquerade Ball

Calling All Superheroes (And Evil Villains) on October 21st!

colgan-hirsh-photoacac-round-logoThe Gettysburg Hotel is proud to host the 16th Annual Adams County Arts Council’s Masquerade Ball, sponsored by Danny Sebright and in partnership with the Gettysburg Community Theatre.  This year’s theme is “Comic Zone!!!”, so come in disguise as your favorite superhero, evil villain or comic book character.  Not the costuming type?  You’re still welcome to come in formal attire with a mask and show off you superhero style on the dance floor, rocking the night away to the music of the eight-piece Colgan-Hirsh Band with the Slammin’ Horns.

This year’s entertainment doesn’t stop there.  Check out the silent auction featuring artwork, culinary items, event tickets, jewelry and a whole lot more!  The Conga Line Costume Contest will be judged by Heather Entwistle Roberts and a team of local attorneys and the Editor of the Gettysburg Time, Alex Hayes, will act as Master of Ceremonies.  As an added bonus, get a sneak peek at the Gettysburg Community Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” when they steal the dance floor, led by Founding Executive/Artistic Director Chad-Alan Carr.

gagasDinner includes a delectable duet plate of pepper spiced shoulder tenderloin of beef with grilled salmon medallions, served with pesto au gratin potatoes and seasonal vegetable medley, prepared by our Award Winning Executive Chef, Joseph Holmes.  Dinner begins promptly at 7pm, followed by the party at 8pm.

  • Dinner & Party Option: $75 per person
  • Party Only with Reserved Seat:  $30 per person
  • Party Only without a Reserved Seat:  $20 per person

Tickets can be purchased at the Arts Education Center at 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, online at adamsarts.org, by calling 717.334.5006 or at the event for the party only.

The Adams County Arts Council would like to thank the following major sponsors:  Fresh Boutique, Grace Kelly Salon, L & H Services Group Inc. and Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital.

All proceeds from the Masquerade Ball will help the Adams County Arts Council achieve its mission of creating an arts-rich community and offering arts education programs at the Arts Council’s Arts Education Center.

 

 

Path of Pints is Gettysburg’s Craft Beer Adventure

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 Come Participate in the Path of Pints

The Gettysburg Hotel has once again partnered with Susquehanna Style Magazine as one of your destinations on the Path of Pints, a craft beer adventure taking you throughout the Susquehanna Valley. One Lincoln Food & Spirits has an impressive ten tap system that rotates constantly. In addition to a few standards, we are always pouring two light beers, two seasonal options, two IPAs and one hard cider.

We sat down with our soon to be famous Mixologist and Restaurant Manager, Peter Bales, for a little more insight on craft beers and their growing popularity.

“Unlike the major distributors, craft beers come from smaller breweries and most of the brands we carry are locally owned and operated. These breweries use large amounts of hops and malts and tend to have a higher alcohol content and richer flavor. The depth of flavors and mix of textures is endless and is drawing quite the crowd of curious connoisseurs.”

He continued:

“The tap system in One Lincoln is ever changing and often features sample beers from our local craft breweries. Stop in often and try what we’ve got because sometimes, once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.”

And don’t think that the options are exhausted if you’ve tried everything we offer on tap. With almost endless bottled varieties, we continuously feature a wide assortment of Pennsylvania favorites, including Tröegs Brewing Company based in Hershey and Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown.

Whatever your palette, we are sure to have something to tempt your taste buds and the perfect entrée to pair with your selection.

Check out Susquehanna Style Magazine or susquehannastyle.com for more information on the Path of Pints.

We’re Thankful for You!

thanksgiving-buffet-gettysburg-pa-hotelIt’s officially fall in Gettysburg. Soon, the leaves will be changing, pumpkins will appear and the cool, crisp air will fill our lungs with the glorious scents of the season. Here at the Gettysburg Hotel, we are eager to welcome not only the change of season, but to welcome you to join us as we celebrate all the things for which we are thankful.

Whether you’re interested in an intimate meal with a few close friends or a grand feast with your extended family, we offer exactly what you want. In our Grand Ballroom, our Chef has prepared a glorious thanksgiving buffet, complete with all of the traditional holiday fixings and what are sure to be a few new favorites! Bring the entire family! No reservation is too big or too small for our Grand Ballroom celebration.

View the menu and learn more at http://www.hotelgettysburg.com/thankgiving-2016.html

If you prefer a more intimate setting, we recommend that you join us in One Lincoln, our award winning restaurant. While our regular menu is available, we recommend partaking in our Thanksgiving Day Special, which includes your choice of soup and salad, traditional turkey with stuffing and holiday sides and your choice of dessert.

All ages are welcome and big appetites are encouraged when you join us in the holiday fun. For more information, visit our Thanksgiving in Gettysburg 2016 page.