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A Sophisticated Retreat Right by Hershey Park!

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Last updated: 08/11/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hershey house description

This charming, 18th century brick townhouse (fully renovated in the Fall of 2011) is the closest vacation rental property to Hershey Park, Botanical Gardens and Zoo America, while ideally located in the quiet surroundings of a small neighborhood. Just down the street is a park playground for children near the Swatara Creek, which also offers great fishing, swimming, and canoe/kayaking.

The Travelers’ Post is a two-storey home impeccably furnished with casual elegance and gracious hospitality in mind. It has the feel of a boutique hotel – that’s all yours! The first floor has a living area with a pull-out couch and TV/DVD entertainment, full gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, granite countertops, everything you need to prepare your own meals, as well as a powder room and washer/dryer. Two upstairs bedrooms, one with a four-poster queen bed, the other with a pair of twin beds, have attached baths that are sleek and modern with glass-enclosed showers and tile floors. All spaces are designed to provide soothing havens for rest and gathering, tastefully appointed with world art, textiles and antiques. The private backyard terrace with dining area is perfect for family entertaining, framed by lush foliage and dotted with decorative planters and twinkling lights. When you’ve had a busy day of enjoying the local attractions, return to your personal retreat and relax in the hot tub or sauna!

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Please inquire about our other available property that can accommodate pets....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Bed mats are available for children able to sleep on the floor....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                There is no smoking allowed anywhere on this property....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

              • Master Suite: 1 queen

                Handcrafted Teakwood Bed, Hardwood Floors, En Suite Bath...moreless

              • Second Suite: 2 twin/ single

                Hardwood Floors, En Suite Bath...moreless

              • Living Room w/Sleeper Sofa: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Bed mats are also provided for extra accommodation....moreless

              • This is a townhouse with two bedrooms, both are located on the second floor. A sleeper sofa in the downstairs living room accommodates additional guests, as well as two floor bed mats, to sleep a total of eight (8). Ample luxurious linens and towels are provided. The Master Suite includes a full bath with granite tile, a romantic handcrafted teakwood four-poster canopy bed and southern exposure. Second bedroom overlooks the backyard terrace and is furnished with two twin beds and attached full bath. A newly added washer/dryer on the first floor is available for guest use....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Master Bath: shower

                Granite counters & tile shower with glass enclosure...moreless

              • Second Suite Bath: toilet, shower

                Granite counters & tile shower with glass enclosure...moreless

              • First Floor Powder Room: toilet

                Granite tile floors...moreless

              • The two-story home has two full baths upstairs, along with a powder room conveniently located on the first floor. The full baths are beautifully designed with granite tile, modern glass showers and stylish fixtures. Heated towel racks are a wonderful, cozy treat during chilly weather. Please note, this is a non-smoking property, including the bathrooms....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                The kitchen has been recently renovated with sleek cabinetry and new stainless steel appliances. Dishes, cookware and standard cooking staples and supplies are provided....moreless

              • Dining:

                There are indoor and outdoor dining tables and chairs, so you can take your pick!...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Child's Highchair
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room seats 0
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • The Travelers’ Post, with it’s 18th century character and 21st century updates, charms with it’s wide-plank hardwood floors, trim details, original windows and exposed brick walls. With a recent full renovation, the property now includes a washer and dryer, a cedar wood hot tub, sauna and hand-crafted pergola. Enjoy urban luxury in the bucolic Pennsylvania landscape....moreless


                  • Television:

                    Fios Verizon Fiber-optic HD TV in the living room; flat screens in both bedrooms...moreless

                  • Video Game Console:

                    XBox with large game library....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Video Games
                  • Video Library
                  • DVD Player


                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Sauna:

                    Located in the private backyard, the sauna can accommodate three comfortably....moreless

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Located in the private backyard, the cedar wood hot tub accommodates four....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    The private backyard has a flagstone patio with garden plantings, dining area and space for entertaining. Also a hot tub and sauna....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    The covered front porch is furnished with chairs for a relaxing sit with a view of the yard and quiet town....moreless

                  • Bicycles
                  • Outdoor Grill


                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Theme Parks
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Hunting
                  • Antiquing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Zoo
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Arboretum
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Shopping
                  • Playground
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Mountain Biking


                  Write a review 5
                  from 14 traveler reviews
                  Winter (Jan 04-Mar 31) $195/night, $1,200/week, $3,950 month
                  Spring (Apr 1-May 31st)  $245/night, $1,495/week, $4,950 month
                  Summer (June 1st-Oct 31st) $335/night, $2,050/week, $8,050/month
                  Fall (November 1st-January 3rd) $245/night, $1,495/week, $4,950/month
                  $75 cleaning fee applies for a 2 night rental, fee waived for 3 nights or more
                  6 % tax applies to above (not applicable for monthly rentals)

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                  Last updated: 08/11/2014
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                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Harrisburg International
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Middletown, PA
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  PA Turnpike, Interstate 81, Rt 283
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Several within 5 minutes
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Several nearby
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Several within 5 minutes

                  Car: Recommended

                  Ideally located in a quiet country village on the north side of the town of Hershey. Less than 1 mile from Hershey Park, Spa and Gardens, AACA Antique Auto Museum, Hershey Tanger Outlet Mall. One hour to Gettysburg and Adamstown, PA. 9 miles to Harrisburg (Civil War Museum), over 12 surrounding golf courses with 3 less than 5 miles. Lancaster County Dutch Country and Lancaster Mall only 35 miles away. Renaissance Fair 12 miles. Penn National Race Track and The Hollywood Casino only 10 miles away: Harrisburg Farm Show building approx. 8 miles. Cavern and Historic Train 6 miles. Boat, kayak & canoe rentals nearby. Very Close to all major highways and PA turnpike.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: Growing up in Central Pennsylvania, Hershey Park was an annual event as a child. The park has grown and become a 'must-visit' attraction, along with many other points of interest in this bucolic setting. Unfortunately, there are very few well-appointed rental homes in this area and I felt I could offer visitors an upscale experience, such as can be found if you visit Santa Fe, the Adirondacks or the vineyards of the Pacific Northwest. I am pleased to be able to offer the charm and comforts of The Travelers' Post. Located next to my art gallery, the house has wonderful historic character and and I have personally selected antiques, artwork, textiles to complement the spaces and create inspiring world decor.

                  Why the Owner Chose Hershey:
                  This property has an outstanding location; it is the closest rental house available to Hershey Park and nearby attractions. Just a short walk down the road is the village park with swings and a slide for children and the Swatara Creek. You can swim or fish in the the 'Swatty' or rental kayaks or a canoe. The garden and terrace offer such a beautiful, private setting for family entertaining.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • Front Entrance

                    Front Entrance

                  • Master Bedroom - Handcrafted Teakwood Bed

                    Master Bedroom - Handcrafted Teakwood Bed

                  • Second Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds and an En Suite Bath

                    Second Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds and an En Suite Bath

                  • Private Rear Terrace with Hot Tub, Dining Area & Sauna!

                    Private Rear Terrace with Hot Tub, Dining Area & Sauna!

                  • The Swatara Creek, great for fishing and swimming! Just a short walk away.

                    The Swatara Creek, great for fishing and swimming! Just a short walk away.

                  • Sleek New Kitchen with All Appliances

                    Sleek New Kitchen with All Appliances

                  • View of the Master bathroom

                    View of the Master bathroom

                  • Rear yard patio terrace dining area, cook out for great family memories!

                    Rear yard patio terrace dining area, cook out for great family memories!

                  • View of Swings and Slide at the Village Park just down the street

                    View of Swings and Slide at the Village Park just down the street

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014


                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 08/11/14
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                  Speaks: english
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