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Historic Civil War house, great for family getaways.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1st floor of historic building (2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, garden, parking)

This charming Civil War era house is located on historic Baltimore Street in downtown Gettysburg. The first floor has been restored, with two bedrooms (queen beds), and there is a queen pullout sofa bed in the TV room, so the house can sleep 4 + 2. The bathroom has a shower. In addition there is a fully fitted kitchen, dining room, reading room, and a parlor with a gas-log fire. There is central a/c throughout. At the rear of the house is a secluded garden and parking for 2 cars.

The house is ideal for 4-6 people. You can walk to most of the shops and restaurants. The National Military Park (Battlefield) is two minutes walk away. Paranormal investigators might enjoy their experience here as well!

More Details

Owner
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

I have operated a business in Gettysburg for 25 years, and currently own the Barclay House (vacation rental), four shops and an ice cream parlor, and I am the co-owner of The Brickhouse Inn B&B.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 1994

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Gettysburg

I bought the house with the intention of living in downtown Gettysburg, but moved into The Barclay House instead.

What makes this house unique

The house witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg. It has many charming period features. It has an ideal location.

Amenities

Gettysburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    TV room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed in TV room
  • Queen size beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • snowboarding

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Historic Civil War house, great for family getaways.
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 47 reviews
5

Best place to stay in Gettysburg!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay in your house (my sixth to Gettysburg). This time I was so happy to show off the village, the battlefield, and your house to my daughter and her husband — both first-timers. We started early Saturday morning at the Visitors Center followed by our guided car tour of the battlefield by the incomparable Christine Wolfe — the fourth time I’ve taken her tour! (Ask for her, you will not regret it.). My “kids” fell in love with the experience, so we not only spent the rest of the day on the battlefield but went back after dark for a truly spiritual experience. We were all so glad to get back to the house and collapse in the parlor for wine and talk.

Your house is nearly perfect — a comfortable combination of historic structure and modern updates. The beds and the linens are high quality. The kitchen had everything we needed. The back parking is easy.

More than anything, what fun it is to open the double front doors and step out into history. Thank you for sharing your house! We’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will consider staying again

  • 4 of 5

The place was clean and very well maintained. The place was larger than I originally thought. The only issue that we had, which wasn't too bad, was that there was only one bathroom. There were 5 women in this house with one bathroom. We made it work because were are sisters and sisters aren't shy around each other. The days were unseasonably warm (hot/muggy) and there was no central air and two air conditioners in the back rooms, which you could not use at the same time. So, temperature was also an issue, but we managed. We hated to leave. I slept in the back so only the bigger trucks I would hear, but if you are not used to traffic 24/7 then I would suggest bringing a fan or a sound machine to block it out. You can't move the house. We really enjoyed the house though. It was in a great spot to walk anywhere.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Collegeville, PA
5

Great Spot for Wedding Gathering

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house in a perfect location suitable for visiting Gettysburg and exploring downtown. We used the home as a gathering spot for a bridal party to get prepared for a wedding. It is a beautiful historic home, clean, and had all the necessities. Quiet, comfortable, easy access and parking. We had 7 bridesmaids, 2 moms, a bride and 2 girls for the hair and makeup and still had plenty of room to move about and mingle. The photographer even loved the place to use for the photos backdrop. We had a wonderful time and the home added to our great memories. We plan on coming back again to visit Gettysburg. All we needed was more time. We would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

In the heart of Gettysburg.....

  • 5 of 5

The house is historic but modern for a family's needs in 2017. Everything is within walking distance of the Stahle House but the convenience of assigned parking let's you decide whether you want to drive or walk. Highly recommend! This was our second stay and we'll be back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved the house and the location!

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad we chose to stay in this historic Civil War house instead of a hotel. The location is perfect as we much prefer walking. The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The deck and private back yard are a plus as we always prefer eating breakfast and having coffee outside. We were very pleased with the comfort of the beds and slept well! Anyone looking for a great house in a great location in Gettysburg should consider this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shiloh, OH
5

Convenient House Full of History

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week long stay here at this house! My parents have been to Gettysburg several times but it was my first. They usually rent a motel room but I found this house and I prefer renting houses on vacation so I can feel like I am home. This house provided just that; a home away from home. The house was clean and had all the necessities that we needed and the location is fantastic! We were able to walk to so many places which was so convenient. The house is gorgeous and you can feel the history of it. We have been telling everyone we know about this house and would definitely stay in the house again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Harrisburg
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mountain View, Carroll Valley, The Bridges
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Harrisburg
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rte 15, Rte 30
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Ski Liberty
Car: necessary

Gettysburg National Military Park (Battlefield) & Visitor Center (museum, movie, Cyclorama). David Wills House. Shriver House Museum. Eisenhower Heritage Site. Great walking, hiking and cycling trails. Hershey is one hour away, as is Harper's Ferry. Antietam Battlefield is 45 minutes away. About 10 miles north of Gettysburg are the Appalachians, with beautiful orchards of apples, peaches and cherries. Ski Liberty Resort is 20 minutes from Gettysburg. Some excellent golf courses within a half hour drive.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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