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Relax in Our Pre Civil War Era Home

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Sandee
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Sandee

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!

Sandee purchased this house in 2012

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great house, great location, great owners!



Left on Jun 11, 2016 for a stay in Jun 2016

This is the first time I ever rented a house. I thought I would be uncomfortable in some one else's house, but I was wrong. We felt comfortable from the second we entered the Retreat. We were a group of 7 adults. We had two sets of honeymooners, 4 were in there 20's and three of us were in our late 50's..We had tons of space and privacy when needed. To start you need to know what kind of service you will receive from the owners. The day before we left I hosted a wedding in my yard, so it was 7:30 PM before I sat down to check my emails.I saw an email from the owner, Sandee, asking me to call her as soon as possible. I thought maybe she needs more information from me. When she answered the phone she had said she had been trying to call me all day and was glad I had called. She wanted me to know that severe thunderstorms were predicted to come through in the afternoon and she wanted us to get down early so we would not be driving through these storms. She offered to have the house ready by 9AM! Check in is at 4PM and we had already arranged for a early check in at 3PM. Sh said the house would be ready at 9AM for us and she would have flashlights with fresh batteries waiting for us in the kitchen if the power went out. That was so nice of her to call and let us come early. We reached the house by 1:30 and the storms hit a hour later. We explored the house after arriving and found that we had enough towels and bedding that we would not even have to do laundry the whole vacation if we did not want too. There was extra toilet paper, paper towels,light bulbs, batteries, extension cords,notepads, pens, hand soaps, dish detergent, laundry detergent and the list goes on.The house has everything you need except for personal items like body wash, shampoo and conditioner. The living room was a great place for all of us to meet up for a while everyday. The youngsters played a lot of chess and checkers. Everyone found a movie they could enjoy in large selection under the stairs. The youngsters took the three upstairs bedrooms. They said all of the beds were comfortable. All of the rooms had box fans which was nice to block out noises from the streets. Everyone slept well. Us older folks took the downstairs rooms. The honeymooners took the bedroom of the kitchen which was nice since it has a door to a small porch off the side. They were also the early risers so they could make breakfa
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Amenities

Gettysburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , 2nd Floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 st Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
  • There is a Queen sleeper sofa in the living room to accommodate 10 people in the house.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(87 traveler reviews)

Relax in Our Pre Civil War Era Home
average rating of 4.954023 based on 96 reviews
5

Perfect location, great house!

  • 5 of 5

Took parents here for fathers day trip all 6 adults loved the house, even the 2 kids loved it. Perfect location! Loved the house, had all the characteristics of an old house yet also had modern features--bathrooms, internet, tv's. Kitchen include everything one would need, we cooked several meals here. We stayed in one night due to rain and there was plenty in the house to keep everyone occupied. Would stay here in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house - has everything we needed and I could not have made up a better location. Thank you!!

  • 5 of 5

5 of us came for a college reunion and it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Warm, welcoming Gettysburg Home

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do justice to the size or welcoming warmth of this beautiful home. We had seven adults staying for a long weekend to celebrate Gettysburg College Commencement. Even with 3 additional guests during the day there was plenty of room for everyone to eat, visit and enjoy this lovely house. The location, decor, the history, the tray of yummy cookies that greeted us, and every amenity we could need all made for an excellent stay! And you couldn't ask for a cleaner house! We have stayed at several local GB hotels and the price for all that you get here can't be beat!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just wonderful! Spotless and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for my daughter's senior lacrosse game weekend. We had 9 family members stay and there was ample room for all! We had lots of other family in town who came to visit. There was lots of room to entertain, a cute outdoor courtyard and deck, a large spotless kitchen and four beautiful bedrooms, large living room and 2 modern baths. We loved it !!! It is in a great location , central and walking distance to downtown. Kennie's Market is right across the street and very convenient! I highly recommend to all!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This home has it all!

  • 5 of 5

Very few vacation rentals are as advertised. I've learned to expect some level of disappointment. However this Gettysburg home was BETTER than described! Location was perfect and the home itself was very comfortable, very clean and loaded with charm.

We met the owners mid way through our stay, which almost never happens because most vacation home owners live in another state and have their vacation rental managed by someone else. The fact that the owners of the Gettysburg Retreat live and work in Gettysburg makes a big difference in how the home is maintained.

The house was probably too large for our party of three but it was so nice to return back after a busy day and find our own spaces to relax and unwind.

The beds were so comfortable and the kitchen had all the things necessary to prepare our meals. Really liked having the grocery store just across the street!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gettysburg get away

  • 5 of 5

Great house with plenty of space for our group. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Gettysburg House Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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