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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

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!

We own 2 vacation homes now. Lincoln Quarters is located right next door to The Gettysburg Retreat. It is a 3 bedroom 1 bath upstairs apartment.

We have the only 2 vacation homes in Gettysburg that are both legally open with all of our permits and licences.

Sandee purchased this house in 2012

Why Sandee chose Gettysburg

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
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
  • Hair dryer, Hand Soap and start of toilet paper
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:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
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
Notes:
Why stay at a hotel when you all can stay in a nice home while enjoying your vacation..

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 128 reviews
5

Great House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This house is fantastic! The cleanest house we have ever rented. Great location, walking distance to downtown and restaurants. We stayed in late August on a couple of very hot days. The air conditioning never missed a beat, the house was always cool even though it was in the upper 90’s outside. Gettysburg is a great town, full of great history, great shopping, great restaurants. Sandee is so nice and has thought of everything. The house couldn’t be nicer. Don’t hesitate to book this house, you will be very happy.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Buffalo, New York
5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled as a group of six adults (two couples, two solos) and we found the Gettysburg Retreat was just perfect for all of us. A lovely home with plenty of space, perfectly located, with all the amenities of home. All the bedrooms were a nice size with comfortable beds, and there are two full bathrooms, so plenty of room for a group or family. The kitchen is fully equipped, and everything is decorated to accentuate the charm of this historic home. The owner is very friendly and quickly answered any questions that we had before our trip. We would love to stay here again and highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and cozy. The Gettysburg theme made you feel at home. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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League City, Texas
5

Beautiful, Historic House

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Gettysburg and our stay at the Gettysburg Retreat. The house is very warm and inviting. Plenty of room for our family (2 adults and 3 boys ages 15, 14 and 11). The house is beautifully decorated with Civil War and Gettysburg theme prints, memorabilia, books and videos. Details everywhere you look. The house is a short walk to the main Gettysburg square, restaurants and other areas of interest such as Gettysburg College. We walked a short distance to our "Ghosts of Gettysburg" tours on two different evenings. This is the perfect location for visiting the town of Gettysburg, the battlefield and the many other sites in the surrounding area. Sandee was wonderful and always responsive. We would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Aurora, NY, USA
5

Great Gettysburg charm!!! Clean, cozy and walking distance to everything

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful historical property was super clean, very cozy feeling, fully equipped, centrally located and decorate with amazing Gettysburg charm!! Can't say enough good things!!! I will definitely stay again and recommend to family & friends!!! Thank you Sandee, you have a beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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5

What a great house to stay in! I felt like I had been transported back in time.

  • 5 of 5

This house had so much space in it yet still felt extremely cozy. The décor was amazing; I enjoyed wandering through every room to look at every item. We stayed only a few days but the kitchen was ready for if we were staying longer. Oh!--The bath towels were SO FLUFFY! I know that seems minor but it was such a wonderful touch. We cannot wait to visit here again and bring more family with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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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Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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