Sylvan Retreat Getaway

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Sylvan Retreat

Retreat back into time in this 1867 vintage schoolhouse. Having all the amenities of home, it is nestled in 3.5 acres of woodland and meadow. Sit on a rocker on the front porch and take in the view of the valley, or walk the trail and see nature firsthand. Kids will like their own special area in the pine grove.

The house has an open layout with the living room, dining room, and kitchen all part of a common area. Two bedrooms are off of this room, one with a large sleigh king bed, the other with a queen bed and view of the meadow. A full bath is on this first floor, as well as a laundry room. The kitchen is fully equipped, should you wish to cook.

The second floor is another large room with old-style knotty pine paneling and wall-to-wall new shag carpeting. With a built-in queen bed, single bed, and bunk beds, it sleeps 5. There is a full bath on this second floor as well. Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own TV/DVD. Has Wifi.

Although our Sylvan Retreat has a secluded feel, it is only 2 minutes from nearby Rte. 30, the gateway to such attractions as Amish Country (20 min. drive), the Gettysburg battlefield (1 hr., 20 min.), and Hershey Amusement Park (30 min). The nearby small towns of Columbia and Wrightsville lie on opposite sides of the Susquehanna River and have numerous attractions for the day traveler.

Keywords: former schoolhouse, historic, country, open space,


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Contact person must be 25 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Walking Paths, Outdoor Children's Play Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    Pool table and ping pong table in garage (unheated)...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Each TV has built-in DVD player...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with pots, pans, utensils, and silverware. Blender also....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Nov 1 - May 26, 2016
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 7%


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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Harrisburg International
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Seasons
7 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 30
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Roundtop

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: This property has been in the Holzinger family for 60 years. As the owner, I bought the property 2 years ago from my uncle and aunt. They initially bought the property in 1948 and had it converted from a schoolhouse into a residence.

Why the Owner Chose Lancaster:
I purchased this home from my uncle and aunt, who lived there for 58 years.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You are close to nature in this setting. The house is very cozy, with a fireplace and large windows to look out. The second floor 'bunk room' has new wall to wall carpeting and real knotty pine walls. A hiking trail runs through the property.

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  • Dining Room and Kitchen

    Dining Room and Kitchen

  • 1st Floor Bedroom with Queen-Sized Bed

    1st Floor Bedroom with Queen-Sized Bed

  • Living Room with Working Fireplace

    Living Room with Working Fireplace

  • 1st Floor Bedroom with King-Sized Bed

    1st Floor Bedroom with King-Sized Bed

  • Upstairs "Bunkroom"

    Upstairs "Bunkroom"

VRBO #303413

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

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