Mother’s Day 2017

No matter what you call her… Mom, Mama, or Mother Dearest, we know you love her and we want to help you show her how much you appreciate all she is! Call today to make your reservations for our Mother’s Day Buffet in our stunning Grand Ballroom or call One Lincoln to take advantage of our Prix Fixe Lunch and Dinner options!

Gettysburg Hotel Mother’s Day Buffet

Prefer a buffet with something to please everyone? Call our front desk at 717.337.2000 to reserve your table today. With seating available for parties from 2-16, we are sure to be able to accommodate your needs. Our buffet includes a variety of hot soups, extensive salad bar, plentiful carving station, delicious entrees, and sides. And let’s not forget the endless dessert table with traditional favorites and unique varieties you’ll only find with us!

One Lincoln Special Mother’s Day Menu

In One Lincoln, enjoy a four-course meal, complete with a selection of hearty and savory soup, fresh, crisp salad, delicious choice of entrée and end the meal with a heavenly, rich dessert sure to be the perfect finishing touch. Reservations can be made by calling 717.338.5455.

Show your mom how lucky she is to have a child as smart as you! We’ll see you soon.

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.

Path of Pints is Gettysburg’s Craft Beer Adventure

gettysburg craft beer on tap

 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 for more information on the Path of Pints.

Sips of the Susquehanna

signature-drink2One Lincoln, Gettysburg’s Award Winning signature restaurant, has joined forces with Susquehanna Style Magazine to bring you Sips of the Susquehanna and the Old Chai-Town Signature Cocktail for the month of September. Eight restaurants throughout the Susquehanna Valley have been selected to create custom cocktails perfectly fashioned to bring you into the delicious tastes of autumn.

Peter Bales, One Lincoln’s Restaurant Manager and Mixologist, was inspired by the old world location of the restaurant in downtown Gettysburg and wanted to create a chai tea based cocktail. Prior to the emergence of the ‘modern cocktail’ in the 1920’s using hard liquor, tea was use as the base for cocktails. These originated in Japan, but here in the states, we used tea in alcoholic beverages, mainly in punches for grand balls.

One Lincoln was given a Nolet aging barrel by Diageo and Peter used it combined with Nolet’s award winning gin to create the base for this seasonal favorite. The gin has natural floral hints in its flavor, but when aged, it takes on the oaky quality of the barrel. The range of flavors can vary widely because each barrel is unique. Diageo provided a few cocktail ideas, including mixing it with tea, and Peter ran with it!

He starts by steeping the chai tea, then boils it with honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger root and bitters to infuse the flavors. Once brewed, he mixes the tea with the aged gin and shakes it to wake up the fall flavors.

Here’s how to enjoy this beverage on the Sips of the Susquehanna Tour for the month of September.

  • Start by picking up a copy of Susquehanna Style Magazine at your local Magazine Stand
  • Take the Sips of the Susquehanna Passport (found inside the magazine) and visit three of the participating businesses and request to have it “stamped”.
  • Return the completed Passport postcard to Susquehanna Style by United States mail. Entries must be postmarked on or before October 8, 2016.

You will then be entered for a chance to win gift cards to the participating locations!

5 Things To Do in Gettysburg During the Shutdown

By now, you’ve heard about the government shutdown. Furloughs have affected the National Military Park, Eisenhower National Historic Site and David Wills House, though there are some modified tours of the battlefield available.

But let’s look for the silver lining in the midst of all this uncertainty.

If you’re visiting Gettysburg — a day, a long weekend, or even a full week –, there are lots of opportunities to shop, eat, and simply relax. We have farmers’ markets, wineries, orchards, art galleries, and some truly exceptional restaurants. You can enjoy theater productions, concerts, or head out to one of the area’s award-winning golf courses.

Without further ado, here are my five picks for things to do during the government shutdown:

Visit the Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College
The 1600 square-foot Schmucker Art Gallery is a lively art space that displays seven to eight different exhibitions each year. Included in the gallery calendar are shows by local, national, and international contemporary artists, a faculty exhibition, a student exhibition, the annual senior art major show, and traveling exhibits of works selected from public and private collections. Melissa Ichiuji’s exhibit currently hanging is exceptional.

Browse the stacks at Pages of the Past Bookstore
Pages of the Past is a history bookstore that carries an extensive collection of history titles ranging from Ancient studies to 20th century. There is an excellent selection of Civil War and American History along with historical fiction titles and history books for all ages. We also carry a large assortment of gift items, including handmade greeting cards, candles, puzzles, maps and posters.

Catch a show at the Majestic Theater
Built by Henry Scharf as an annex to the historic Gettysburg Hotel, the theater seats 1,200 and has proudly served as the cultural crossroads of commerce, college, and community for more than eighty years. You can view the complete calendar here. There’s some fantastic performances coming up.

Hit the trails at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve
Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve and Environmental Center is a non-profit education and conservation organization located on 609 acres in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I especially love exploring at this time of year with my camera in hand. In a few weeks, the foliage will be spectacular.

Enjoy a cocktail, conversation and modern American cuisine at One Lincoln
The newly renovated signature restaurant at the Gettysburg Hotel, One Lincoln. Chef Joseph Holmes calls his fare “casual comfort,” but you can be sure that it’s going to be a memorable meal, no matter what you call it. If you’re around for a First Friday, stop by for cocktail and appetizer specials.

Take Mom to One Lincoln for a Three Course Prix Fixe Brunch

 It’s almost Mother’s Day — and the newly renovated signature restaurant at the Gettysburg Hotel, One Lincoln, has a special three course prix fixe menu to help you celebrate Mom. Chef Joseph Holmes calls his fare “casual comfort,” but you can be sure that it’s going to be a memorable meal, no matter what you call it.

Inspired by comfort foods of the past and today, Chef Holmes’ creations are tinged with nostalgia — but reimagined for contemporary palates.

First Course

Spicy Maryland Soup
House Salad

Second Course

Breast of Chicken Madiera
Crab-Stuffed Sole with Roasted Tomatoes
Medallions of Soy and Ginger-Marinated Beef
Scandanavian Pork Loin

Selections from the Dessert Tray

Price: $23.50 per person (excluding tax & gratuity)

As in years past, Mother’s Day Brunch will be a very well-attended event at the Hotel, so reservations are strongly suggested. You may call (717).337.2000 to reserve your seating.

This menu is offered as an additional selection to the Gettysburg Hotel’s Annual Mother’s Day Brunch menu.

Property Update: A Personal Message From General Manager Susan M. Perrothers

Hello Friends,

I have so much to share with you about the many changes underway at the Historic Gettysburg Hotel.

First and foremost, I’m thrilled to announce that the Gettysburg Hotel is in the midst of a significant transformation. We’re undergoing a complete reinvention that will allow us to emerge as an upscale  independent hotel. Effective today, online reservations can only be made by visiting our website or by calling the hotel directly at 866-378-1797.

Next, our multi-million dollar hotel renovation is currently underway and will link the hotel to its historic past while allowing it to be competitive and relevant today. The renovations are slated to be completed by the spring of 2013 and will touch all aspects of the hotel. We’ve carefully planned the renovations to insure there is minimal impact for our guests.

Finally, there’s a lot happening at the historic Gettysburg Hotel this December. Join us for Breakfast with Santa, a delicious meal in McClellan’s Tavern or for our New Year’s Eve celebration. You can find all the details by clicking here including our exciting new restaurant promotions.

I will continue to update you on the renovation process as we move forward and I hope to provide a sneak peek of our new guest rooms in late December. Stay in touch online using our Facebook page and blog or feel free to contact me personally with any questions you may have!

Season’s Greetings,

Susan M. Perrothers
General Manager
(717) 337-2000

Things To Do In Gettysburg This Weekend: November 30th – December 2nd

The holidays in Gettysburg are officially in full swing! The tree on Lincoln Square is ready for this weekend’s tree lighting and everyone’s halls are decked. To really get in the holiday spirit, visit Gettysburg this weekend and experience festive activities and fun events.

Make your list and check it twice- here are some exciting things to do in Gettysburg this weekend:

Friday, November 30th & Saturday, December 1st: The Gettysburg Festival’s Gingerbread House Celebration.

A photo of the Historic Gettysburg Hotel in Gingerbread from a past Gingerbread House Celebration.

Enjoy a gallery of gingerbread houses to usher in your holiday season! Place your bids to own a gingerbread masterpiece, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit Gettysburg Festival. All visitors are invited to vote for their favorite gingerbread creation, the People’s Choice Award.

Friday, November 30:  Opening Reception, 5:00-7:30 pm.  Enjoy the awards ceremony for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place houses, and the first opportunity to view the gingerbread houses and place bids. Begin your holiday shopping at the Holiday Market.
The Gettysburg Hotel is proud to sponsor the 1st place award of $500!

Saturday, December 1:  Family Day Free admission 9 am-4 pm.  Bid to win one of the Gingerbread creations, vote for your favorite, shop at the Holiday Market, help decorate the community house and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. Gingerbread house bidding continues until 3 pm on Saturday afternoon.

Friday, November 30th- Hollabaugh Bros. Holiday Open House:

Ring in the holiday season at Hollabaugh’s 3rd annual holiday open house! They will have lots of refreshments, guest vendors (wine, jewelry, candy, crafts, and more!), Christmas trees and wreaths, raffles, and plenty of holiday cheer! Some of the vendors include:

* Hauser Estate Winery
* Homemade chocolates from local chocolatier Barb Schrum
* Homemade cards from local crafter, Janice Melton
* Handmade crafts from local artisan Trudy Nye
* Handmade jewelry from local artist Jean Sixeas
Click here for more information.

Saturday, December 1st- 3rd Annual Old Getty Place Christmas Parade  & Christmas Tree Lighting:

Be part of it all as we delight in the annual parade, light the great tree in the Lincoln Square, and sing Christmas carols together to bring in the holiday season. Enjoy a variety of bands, floats, costumed characters, distinguished guests, dancers, youth groups and, of course, Santa Claus!

The Parade will form on Lefever Street in front of Lincoln Elementary beginning at 6:00pm.  It will move out onto Baltimore Street beginning at 7:00pm.  It will follow Baltimore Street down to Lincoln Square, turn on York Street, and then onto Liberty Street and disband in the general area of the old Keefauver and Middle Schools.  After the parade, enjoy the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Lincoln Square!

Hundreds gather after the annual Gettysburg Christmas Parade for the tree-lighting ceremony. The event is the official kick-off to Gettysburg’s holiday celebration. (Image courtesy of the Gettysburg Convention and Visitor’s Bureau)

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday – Santa’s Shanty Will Be Open:

Visit Santa in his quaint Shanty on historic Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg. Children can share their wish list with Jolly Old Saint Nick! Santa’s Shanty will be open during the parade!

Friday 11/30 – 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday 12/1 – 10:00am-1:30pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm – Parade
Sunday 12/2 – 1:00pm-4:00pm

Santa’s Shanty brought to you by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association

Specials in McClellan’s Tavern this weekend:

Relax at McClellan’s Tavern at the Gettysburg Hotel this weekend! We will be featuring these great specials:
$3 Jack Daniel’s/Captain Morgan Shooters
Soft Shell Steak Tacos with onions, cilantro, cheese and a wedge of lime  – $5 for 2 tacos

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thanksgiving Day at the Gettysburg Hotel

We are looking forward to an exciting month of November! One of our favorite Gettysburg traditions is Thanksgiving Day at the Gettysburg Hotel. Every year, the Gettysburg Hotel holds their annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet – a traditional feast perfect for the entire family!

Thanksgiving Menu:

Sun Riser Breakfast Buffet
7:00 am – 10:00 am
Starting at $9.95

Thanksgiving Buffet
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Adults: $24.95 per person
Seniors: $19.95 per person
Children 10 – 12: $12.95 per person
Children 6 – 9: $8.95 per person
Under 5: Free
(Price Excludes Tax & Gratuity)

Sun Setter Thanksgiving Dinner
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Starting at $17.95

November 22nd  • Reservations Recommended  •  Call 717.337.2000

Salute Our Troops in Downtown Gettysburg for First Friday on November 2nd

Join us as we salute our troops in downtown Gettysburg for First Friday on November 2nd from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm.

The Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association will be joining Goin’ Postal Gettysburg to send holiday boxes to our troops currently serving overseas. The Salute The Troops campaign will kick off on November 2nd. Empty boxes can be found at participating local merchants. When the boxes are filled, Goin’ Postal Gettysburg will ship them out. This should be in time for our soldiers to receive them over the holiday season.

The community is being asked to help fill the boxes with all kinds of goodies and gifts from Gettysburg.

Here are some of the happenings you will want to check out this First Friday in downtown Gettysburg:

All active military and veterans receive 20% off at Scott & Co Fine Jewelers as a “thank you for your service.” (excludes clearance and Pandora) – 17 Lincoln Square

True Friends Boutique – 22 Baltimore Street
Stop in at True Friends and enjoy complimentary hot cider and pretzels while you browse. Shoppers will be able to pick a FREE pair of handmade earrings with a minimum $15 purchase. The “Salute The Troops” donation box will be ready and waiting to be filled. True Friends will be matching all donations so feel free to fill it up to show appreciation for our troops!

Lark Gifts – 40 Baltimore St
Lark provides a delicious cocktail each First Friday. November 2nd they will be serving a Ginger Cranberry Cocktail. Bring in a donation for the Salute The Troops box that will be shipped to an American troops serving overseas. Your donation will earn you 20% off your purchase at Lark Friday night.

Adams County Winery – 25 Chambersburg Street
‘Spice’ up your evening with a glass of ACW’s warm, mulled wines available in two flavors for only $4.00 a glass! Drop off your “Salute the Troops” donations and stay for some wine and art as they feature a display by local photographer Joan Luce.

Enjoy McClellan’s Tavern (located at the Gettysburg Hotel) featured appetizer and First Friday Cocktail specials.
Happy Hour Drink Special: All American Blue
½ Price Appetizer: Meatballs America

For the entire list of participating Gettysburg merchants visit

See you in downtown Gettysburg tomorrow evening!