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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 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:
September 18, 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

Why Sandee chose Dutch Country

My Husband and I purchased this property because we loved the history behind it and wanted to share with others that love Gettysburg also.

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
  • Budget
  • 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
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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average rating of 4.949495 based on 108 reviews
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Gettysburg Retreat. The home was very clean, comfortable and home like! The location was perfect for us. We traveled on motorcycles during the day and were able to park them at night and walk to restaurant's, bars and shops at night. The home was fully equipped with everything you need. The beds were comfortable and the decorations were well done. The home is definitely a do over. When we walked into the door after ridding all day we were surprised to see a plate of delicious chocolate chip cookies on the table! What a great touch.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Sandee does a great job of providing any information you might need during your stay - everything from local attractions & restaurants to tips about the house. Our family of five had plenty of room for us to gather in the living room (with extra comfy furniture) and kitchen, but everyone also had there own space with the four bedrooms available. We enjoyed reading entries from previous renters in the guest book Sandee leaves in the living room. The grocery store across the street is a nice plus. The property is within walking distance to some local shops and restaurants. We recommend the church walking tour on Wednesday nights if you can fit that in your schedule. The only drawback is that the street is very busy with some traffic noise, so if you are a light sleeper you might want to bring earplugs. We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Best place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

If you want a great vacation, this is the place to stay!!! Very, very clean and well stocked for all you need! Sandee was great to deal with! She goes above and beyond to make your trip great!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Better Than a ***** Hotel

  • 5 of 5

My family truly enjoyed our stay at Gettysburg Retreat. The place truly felt like home. It was immaculate. The kitchen was equipped for all our needs. We were welcomed with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies on the kitchen table. The location couldn't have been more convenient.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

5-star property and owner

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at rental homes a lot, Gettysburg Retreat definitely stands out. The location is perfect (right in town near restaurants and museums), the place is amazingly clean and well decorated in period style (we came to Gettysburg to be immersed in history), and owner Sandee went the extra mile to make sure we enjoyed the stay. Would stay here again in a second!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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This house was great!

  • 5 of 5

There were 7 of us staying here, 4 adults and 3 children. We had so much room for all and everyone loved the house. Very nicely decorated and we did not need for anything. We were so close to everything we wanted to do and even walked to dinner one night. We were only there 3 nights which is not enough time to see all Gettysburg has to offer but we loved coming back to this house each night.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Battlefield Tours
Gettysburg Battlefield Museum Gift Shop
Dobbin House Tavern
Gettysburg Museum of History
Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg Eddie's
Ernie's Texas Lunch
NATIONAL CEMETERY WALKING TOUR
Gettysburg College
Pike Restaurant & Lounge
Ragged Edge Coffee House
jenny wade house
Pub & Restaurant
Avenue Restaurant
Farnsworth House Tavern
Gettysburg National Military Park
lincoln train museum
The David Wills House
Soldiers National Museum
Mamma Ventura Restaurant
Wells Family Baking Company -- CLOSED
Hunt's Battlefield Fries & Cafe'
Gettysburg National Military Park
Walmart
Artillery Ridge Horseback Tours/Riding Facilities
Dairy Queen
Bruster's Real Ice Cream -- CLOSED
Farnsworth House Inn
Dunlap's Restaurant
Sunset Ice Cream Parlor
Brother's Pizza
Centuries on the Square--CLOSED -- CLOSED
General Pickett's Buffets
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Harrisburg International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Garryowen Irish Pub
Nearest Golf
7.4 Miles
Mountain View Golf Club
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Harrisburg, Pa Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Garryowen Irish Pub
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Ski Liberty
Nearest Beach
195 Miles
Ocean City, Maryland
Car: recommended

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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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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