We can only echo the sentiments of other guests about the ideal location the lovely rooms and the Innkeepers parents who were so nice and so very helpful. We never really got to meet their daughter and only said Hi to her husband one night as we returned from dinner - thought there maybe would have been more of an interest in our stay from him. We stayed in the Generals quarters which is a large room with the most comfortable bed and windows overlooking the outside lake and garden.
Luckily there was only one other couple on the far side of the Inn so we didn't have the possible issue of people looking into our room from the outside seating area. The windows wrap around the room but the glass is not the kind where you can see out and no-one can see in so it could be embarrassing and we wouldn't really want to spend our visit with the blinds down all the time just in case.
The other point worth mentioning about the room is that the bathroom is huge with a relatively small shower which appears to have been fitted in the toilet as an afterthought it felt as though there should have been a state of the art shower in there to match the rest of the room.
The facilities are amazing and we made use each evening of the lovely pool although we had little time for much else. It is the kind of place where you could spend a most relaxing few days just chilling and making the most of what it has to offer and seems to be almost too good for tourists with a hectic agenda.
Apart from the comments on the room our only complaint was that if you want to take your breakfast at any time other than 9am then there is a per person charge for doing so - in our experience, not just in USA but elsewhere too, we have NEVER had that situation before. The nightly charges are not on the low side and if guests need to leave early (in our case we had to return our rental car in Harrisburg and then get to the train station for a train to New York) then it is usual for the innkeepers to accommodate an earlier breakfast . Some tours start early too and guests need that flexibility. The parents who were looking after guests during our stay did get us some orange juice and bananas which were left in the fridge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn and Spa at White Oak is the premier Gettysburg address! Set on 33 private acres, this grand Gettysburg Inn and full-service Spa with a heated, indoor swimming pool, is surrounded by history and luxury! The ultimate in tranquility and romance, The Inn at White Oak is just minutes from downtown Lincoln Square, Gettysburg College and all of the area's attractions! ... more less