Relax in Our Pre Civil War Era Home(79 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
4 BR / 2 BA Sleeps 10
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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Member since: 2013
- 1750 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 21 - Mar 16, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 11%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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.
- Primary: 717-253-0788
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Come on in! Backdoor Guests are Best!
Nice Private Area to Relax!
Laundry Room Downstairs with Iron and Ironing Board
Entrance to Back of the House!
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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