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Relax in Our Pre Civil War Era Home

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 BR / 2 BA Sleeps 10

We invite you to stay in our Historic Pre Civil War 4 Bedroom, 2 bath home, located with-in walking distance to Restaurants, Museums and everything else that Gettysburg has to offer. We have everything to make you feel right at home!

Our house has 4 Bedrooms with Queen Beds and in the living room is a Queen pull out couch. It also has 2 Full baths, one upstairs and one downstairs. A full Kitchen and a laundry room with Washer and Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board. The Kitchen is fully stocked with Pots and Pans, Baking and cassarole dishes, plates, cups, bowls, glasses and utensils. We also supply linens and the start of paper products.The property will be clean when you arrive, however, there is no daily housekeeping service. Therefore, we respectfully request that you maintain the home in a neat and orderly fashion.

Thousand of visitors come each year to the Gettysburg Battlefield to learn our past and to remember those who gave the last full measure of devotion. Our house is located in downtown Gettysburg 2 blocks from the center of town. Please call us to book your next visit to Gettysburg with us at The Gettysburg Retreat! Thank You!

The Gettysburg Retreat is a pre-Civil War 2 story Gable front house. Built in 1853 it was originally owned by William Steinhour. Steinhour owned the house until 1859, then sold to Henry and Mary Zeigler in 1860, then repurchased by William Steinhour in 1864. It was later bought in 1868 by William Z. Little and then sold in 1872 to James Caldwell. The house was later passed down to Little's heir in 1873.

One thing interesting about the house, is in the first 2 blocks of West Middle Street. You will find several Civil War houses towards downtown Gettysburg, but as you reach The Gettysburg Retreat, the house beside it was the last house in town until you get to Seminary Ridge during the Civil War.

The land Gettysburg was founded on was originally owned by William Penn. Penn would later sell the land to town founder James Getty. The Gettysburg Retreat was the 127th lot of land allocated to Getty in the exchange.


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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be over 18 to rent...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside only...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    1st Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    2nd Floor...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Board Games and Puzzles...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Televisions in every bedroom and the living room...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    With-in walking distance to downtown Gettysburg Shops, Museums Restaurants and more......moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide Sheets, Blankets and pillows...moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room...moreless

  • Parking:

    We have one parking space for the house but can arrange for other cars. Please ask owner about parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide Towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We provide your start of paper towels and Toilet Paper ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Homecoming Weekend
Sep 15 - Sep 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$365
Parents Weekend
Oct 27 - Oct 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$365
Get Acquainted G-burg Col
Apr 20 - Apr 22, 2018
2 night min stay
$365
Graduation Gettysburg College
May 18 - May 20, 2018
2 night min stay
$365
Alumni Weekend
Jun 1 - Jun 3, 2018
2 night min stay
$365
Reenactment
Jun 29 - Jul 4, 2018
3 night min stay
$345
Bike Weekend
Jul 5 - Jul 8, 2018
2 night min stay
$300
Homecoming Gettysburg College
Sep 14 - Sep 16, 2018
2 night min stay
$365
Parent's Weekend
Oct 26 - Oct 28, 2018
2 night min stay
$365
Rememberance Weekend
Nov 16 - Nov 20, 2018
2 night min stay
$325
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$265 $315
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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Location

Kennies Market is located right across the street and Restaurants are with-in walking distance to the house. Take the Trolley and leave your car at home!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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We purchased the home in 2012 and my husband and I have been remodeling it every since. We are DYI's! It has been fun. The house is located at 145 West Middle Street in Gettysburg and is within walking distance to downtown Gettysburg. There is a Trolley that runs in Gettysburg that you can ride for a small fee all day and it even goes out to The Gettysburg Visitor's Center and Museum. So you can leave your car at the house and save on gas while you are here!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Gettysburg Retreat is a pre-Civil War 2 story Gable front house. Built in 1853 it was originally owned by William Steinhour. Steinhour owned the house until 1859, then sold to Henry and Mary Zeigler in 1860, then repurchased by William Steinhour in 1864. It was later bought in 1868 by William Z. Little and then sold in 1872 to James Caldwell. The house was later passed down to Little's heir in 1873. One thing interesting about the house, is in the first 2 blocks of West Middle Street. You will find several Civil War houses towards downtown Gettysburg, but as you reach The Gettysburg Retreat, the house beside it was the last house in town until you get to Seminary Ridge during the Civil War. The land Gettysburg was founded on was originally owned by William Penn. Penn would later sell the land to town founder James Getty. The Gettysburg Retreat was the 127th lot of land allocated to Getty in the exchange.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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Photos

  • Come on in! Backdoor Guests are Best!

    Come on in! Backdoor Guests are Best!

  • Nice Private Area to Relax!

    Nice Private Area to Relax!

  • Laundry Room Downstairs with Iron and Ironing Board

    Laundry Room Downstairs with Iron and Ironing Board

  • Entrance to Back of the House!

    Entrance to Back of the House!

  • Upstairs Balcony

    Upstairs Balcony

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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