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Private 'Wright' Retreat Near Hershey, Gettysburg, Harrisburg

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A view of the house from the driveway.


Last updated: 09/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Mechanicsburg house 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

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


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

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          Bathrooms: 2.75 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

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

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen


          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Wood Stove
          • Parking Off Street
          • Air Conditioning
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

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


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


              • Wireless Internet
              • Free Long Distance
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill


                  • Theme Parks
                  • Medical Services
                  • Rafting
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Golf
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Kayaking
                  • Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Zoo
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Sledding
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game


                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 4 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  May 23 - Sep 7, 2015
                  5 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
                  $1,875 $6,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Cleaning Fee $125
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Cancellation policy:

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

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                  Last updated: 09/11/2014
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                  19 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Harrisburg International
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak - Harrisburg
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  PA Turnpike/Route 15/I-83/I-81
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Ski Round Top
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Liberty Forge
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  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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                  Speaks: english

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                  • A view of the house from the driveway.

                    A view of the house from the driveway.

                  • View of pool and patio behind house

                    View of pool and patio behind house

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • Dining room

                    Dining room

                  • Library/2nd family room

                    Library/2nd family room

                  VRBO #313756

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, September 07, 2014

                  $295 - $395 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2.75 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

                  View calendar: Updated 09/11/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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                  Private 'Wright' Retreat Near Hershey, Gettysburg, Harrisburg

                  Mechanicsburg #313756

                  3 BR  2.75 BA  Sleeps 9

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