Cornerstone Farm Bed and Breakfast is a great place to begin your adventure in Gettysburg, PA. Allie, the owner, was very helpful in the planning stages of my trip. She gave me helpful hints and suggestions on which websites to visit for more information on the area and the names of restaurants she felt we would enjoy. She also was very amenable to switching dates and times of my visit to accommodate my party of six.
When we arrived around 6 pm, we were pleased to see the B&B was away from town ( 5-7 min. drive) and down a long winding road, hence the name Crooked Creek Road. The main house sits on 104 beautiful acres and houses 17 horses on the property. Each of the 4 rooms is impeccably decorated with its own theme. I stayed in the Lincoln Room, which is on the second floor, along with 2 other rooms. It has a welcoming deck off of sliding doors overlooking the property. Unfortunately, it rained the day we would have been able to enjoy it, but the view was spectacular despite the inclement weather.
Another couple from our party stayed in the Log Cabin room, which I think was actually my favorite. The bed is so high that a step stool is needed to get into it.This room faces out the front of the house. All of the rooms are spacious with closets, but our room did not have a lot of cabinet storage space. It wasn't a problem for our 2 night stay and since the closet had plenty of hanging space, it worked out fine. The bathrooms in all of the rooms are updated and include either jacuzzi tubs with showers or showers and tubs.
Breakfast is served each morning at 8:30 am, unless you have an event taking place earlier in the day and Allie will adjust the time. Daniel, our chef, served a delicious breakfast each morning consisting of fruit, eggs and toast prepared differently each day and delicious coffee cakes. Tea is available all day in the dining area which overlooks the grounds with its huge bay windows.
One thing not to miss is the Licensed Battlefield Guided tour on horseback. Allie, and her husband John, use their own perfectly trained horses for this ride. We met John at the specified area we were given a quick, but detailed lesson on how to ride in a safe and natural manner. Our licensed tour guide was very informative and animated as she took us down the same paths as the generals and soldiers who rode on the battlefield before us. It was quite a moving experience and one not to be missed!
If you plan on visiting Gettysburg within the next year, I suggest you make your reservations at Cornerstone Farm now, because Allie and John will soon be turning it into a respite for veterans and their families. They will be offering therapeutic horseback riding and other healing activities to help those families who have served our country. If you want to know about the warmth at Cornerstone Farm, that says it all!