About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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.
Michael purchased this House in 2008
Why Michael chose Upper Allen
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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We were in town for a basketball tournament for our daughter. We were lucky enough to stay in this house last year as well. The property was beautiful and serene in addition to being centrally located to the tournament venue. The house is charming and eclectic with modern touches. The pool offered a much-needed release after the tough basketball games in which the girls played. I would recommend this property to anyone!
This was a perfect spot to converge upon for Thanksgiving. The house is great - comfortable, well-stocked, and a really great design. The property manager is helpful and accommodating. We couldn't have asked for anything more.
I highly recommend this home for anyone traveling to the area. We came for a week with my dance competition team. There were plenty of beds to accommodate the girls (and the beds are very comfortable!) the kitchen is fully
stocked with pots and pans and other cooking utensils.
The neighbor stopped by regularly to check on the area. Cameras are surrounding the home for
Security. The pool is beautiful and clean! The only complaint we had was with the hot water. Back to back showers are
Not recommended... Hot water
Ran out quickly.
Overall, it was a beautiful place to stay.
owner is the best! property is great
My family of 6 and I had a great time at this property. It was conveniently located (we were there for a Dickinson graduation) and Mike, the owner, was so accommodating and welcoming, setting up the pool for us a week early and allowing us to stay late when the graduation was going over. Would definitely go again.
Our family of 5 stayed here for 3 nights and found the house very unique. It was very spacious and the beds very comfortable. We enjoyed travelling to Hershey Park and other nearby attractions. My children loved the pool - especially swimming with the pool lights on in the dark. My daughter enjoyed playing outside with the cats every day - Minx especially craved attention! The literature supplied by the owner for nearby restaurants was appreciated. We enjoy Chinese food and the take-out at the Giant store was delicious (close by and easier than making our own meals!). Thanks for allowing us to stay at the Wright Retreat Michelle.
Incredibly relaxing four day vacation
The Wright Retreat is absolutely amazing! Pictures do not do the property justice. We spent four nights here while attending a wedding in Dillsburg. Everything we needed was nearby via a scenic 15-30 minute drive. But why go anywhere when you have such a huge home to relax in, with a beautiful pool to boot! Chris, the property manager, was very informative about the property and all of the wildlife around. Michelle was also a super accommodating hostess, as well. The architecture of the house itself was something to behold, and kept us all intrigued by its nuances. We're already trying to find time to return later this year!
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**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.