Private 'Wright' Retreat Near Hershey, Gettysburg, Harrisburg

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A view of the house from the driveway.


Last updated: 10/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This is your opportunity to stay at a very special property which is only minutes from the delights of Hershey (25 minutes), the history of Gettysburg (40 minutes)/Harrisburg (15 minutes), and Lancaster (50 minutes), or the summer or winter fun of Ski Round Top (15 minutes).

The “Wright Retreat” is a home that was designed in 1963 by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. The home is set on a beautiful 7 acre wooded lot at the end of a quarter mile long driveway. Relax on the large 2-level back patio, overlooking the treed acreage and pool, and enjoy only the sounds and sights of the wide variety of birds (including hawks and eagles), deer and an occasional fox, or, host an event (wedding, retreat) for family and friends.

The unique aspects of this one level, 4,200 square foot home include a large corner fireplace in the living room (one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s signature features), a smaller fireplace in the master bedroom suite and a wood burning stove in the family room; built-in couches and bookshelves in the large open living room and in the family room, adjacent to the kitchen; built in desks, planters and dressers abound throughout the home; and skylights in the kitchen and master bathroom enhance the warm of the home. A second large family room/library with a large screen TV and leather furniture is a short distance away from the kitchen area. This home contains over 125 different windows, making Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision of bringing nature into your living environment, a reality.

Whether you want to escape from your hectic life, take advantage of the many activities in the surrounding area, or host an event, do it in the “Wright Retreat”!


1. There is a large inground pool, which is not fenced in, and will be open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. All renters will be required to sign a Waiver of Liability for themselves and their minor children/guests.
2. There are 2 outdoor cats on the premises. They are current with their shots and are friendly, but shy. They will be taken care of by the Property Manager, who will contact you so as not to disturb your privacy.

Keywords: Frank Lloyd Wright style private retreat


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • A desk with a 3-in-1 fax, copier and scanner, as well as other office supplies is available for guests. ...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tennis


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Catering Available:

    A local chef will come to the house and prepare meals for you....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


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from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 20 - Sep 12, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,500 $8,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$295 $345
Fri, Sat
$1,875 $6,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $175
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11%


**PLEASE READ**Cleaning fee and rate may vary depending on number of guests. For Example: If less people would like to stay, certain areas of the property could be "locked off" which would lower the rate and the cleaning fee.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/19/2015
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19 Miles
Nearest Airport
Harrisburg International
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Liberty Forge
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak - Harrisburg
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
PA Turnpike/Route 15/I-83/I-81
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Round Top

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I acquired this unique property just a few years ago and have since come to appreciate not only the beauty and uniqueness of the property but also the vision and genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. It is truly a work of art which I hope others can enjoy and appreciate as well.

Why the Owner Chose Mechanicsburg:
The great thing about this property, aside from the complete privacy, peace and quite, is the close proximity to so many things (Hershey Park, the history of Gettysburg, the Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, the minor league baseball park on City Island in Harrisburg, shopping and the Amish country in Lancaster, etc.). Because of the central location, you can visit a different area each day and not have far to travel.

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  • A view of the house from the driveway.

    A view of the house from the driveway.

  • Winter


  • View of old pool and patio behind house

    View of old pool and patio behind house

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bunk beds in Bedroom 2

    Bunk beds in Bedroom 2

  • bedroom 2

    bedroom 2

  • Patio


  • Winter


  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Library/2nd family room

    Library/2nd family room

  • Kitchen


  • Living Room 2

    Living Room 2

  • Queen bed in other half of bedroom 2

    Queen bed in other half of bedroom 2

  • Back doors to patio

    Back doors to patio

  • Patio


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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015

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Private 'Wright' Retreat Near Hershey, Gettysburg, Harrisburg

Mechanicsburg #313756

3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 9

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