Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Holidays in Gettysburg

The Holiday season is here!  And just to prove it we even got a bit of snow this week.  It melted right away but it got us all in the mood to start decorating.  The Holiday House Tour is right around the corner and, as participants this year, we had a lot to get done.  So Becky, Kaylene, Irena, & I have spent the last four days making bows, decorating trees (yes there will be more than one!), hanging garlands, etc.  We usually decorate with Christmas music (my favorite is an album called "Christmas Kisses") but, the stereo speakers on the fritz, so we had to be satisfied with three little dogs barking, panting and generally acting nuts.  If you've met the "Three Stooges of the Gaslight Inn" you know that this is standard operating procedure.  And to combat the doggie breath we have been relying on our diffuser of Frasir Fir from our friends at True Friends Boutique .  Those ladies really know their stuff and always have yummy smelling things available (along with all the rest of the gorgeous little gifts in their shop!).

So, we're almost done now and ready to start making our chicken salad.  Because the Holiday House Tour is the Holiday House Tour & Tasting and each location on the tour will have a bite from their contribution to the Inns of the Gettysburg Area Cookbook.  Our's is Becky's Curry Chicken Salad.  If you want to try some of the chicken salad and all of the other goodies on offer at the different House Tour locations, join us on December 8th!  You can buy tickets ahead of time for $10 each or at the door for $12.  And we will have a special little surprise for all of you folks who come to tour the Gaslight Inn (and I'm not telling what it is, you'll just have to come and see!).  Also, if you are a guest of The Gaslight Inn, even if you are just staying for one night, you get two tickets to the tour on the house!!  For more info on the House Tour you can call us at 800.914.5698 or visit the Inns of the Gettysburg Area .

The Friday before the House Tour, the 7th, is First Friday in Gettysburg. It would be a perfect night to have a last little get-away before the holidays kick in to high gear.  Come and stay for a night at the Gaslight, go to dinner at the Blue Parrot Bistro , the Pub and Restaurant , McClellan's Tavern , the Dobbin House , or any of your other favorite restaurants in town and then take a walk around town and get some last minute shopping in at all of the First Friday participants' shops.  This First Friday is also the Cookie Walk in which local shop keepers will have cookie samples and recipes for everyone who is out and about.  Then go back to the Gaslight and warm up in front of the fire with nice glass of D'Vine or Entwine'd from Adam's County Winery.  The next morning, enjoy one of our handcrafted breakfasts and head out to the Visitor's Center where, with you regular admission fee, you can see a special installation by world famous photographer Annie Leibovitz.  Finish out your get-away with your two complimentary house tour tickets and tour historic Gettysburg Area homes from noon to 5pm.  Sign me up!!
Finally, don't forget that a gift certificate from the Gaslight Inn is a great stocking stuffer and a super last-minute idea.  We usually email our gift certificates (unless a guest would like it mailed out in the post, which we can do no problem!) so you can have your gift in your hands in a matter of minutes!

If you would like any additional information about any of the topics covered in this blog, please contact Elizabeth or Becky at The Gaslight Inn .

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