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Come Enjoy Our Many Outdoor Spaces

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Located Near Many Attractions, Hershey, Lancaster, Historic Mt Gretna

This lovely house is located in a beautiful location. The Tree House (also know as Lake View Cottage) is nestled in the wooded hillside high above the Conewago Lake. This home, locate in Chautaqua section of Mt. Gretna, offers a vacation retreat that will refresh your mind, body and soul. Wonderful 'Girls weekend Retreat'. You will find a well equipped house that can sleep 10, a 3 season porch, 2 decks, outside patio, a sleeping loft with a king size bed and skylights for stargazing, central air and heat, 2 gas burning stoves for added romance, all in a historic location. The local area has much to offer, the lake for swimming or sunning on the beach, mini golf, roller rink, the best ice cream around at the Jigger Shop, and the out door play house, fairy garden, playground and much more. In order to prevent double bookings etc we now only book on line. Thanks for understanding.

Pat Wilmsen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About Pat Wilmsen

My father was born very close to Mt. Gretna and had been visiting there for years. About 15 years ago his entire family of 10 siblings and their offspring starting having their family reunions in Mt Gretna.

Pat Wilmsen purchased this house in 2012

Why Pat Wilmsen chose Mount Gretna

It is beautiful, in a beautiful setting, allowing for a peaceful setting, but upgraded

What makes this house unique

Many outdoor spaces, nice views of nature, central air, garage and off street parking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yes we had a great time!

Worked out perfectly!!
Jun 2015
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Mount Gretna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleeping loft and skylights for stargazing
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Half bath off bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed, access addition through this room
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Coffee, Tea, sugar, creamer, napkins, paper towels. We make every effort to stock these but if you want to assure that they are there I recommend you might bring your own. We are not always informed when they need replaced but do our best to keep them in stock.


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Come Enjoy Our Many Outdoor Spaces
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 72 reviews

A great place for a great price!

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends gathered here for a five day retreat. We had a wonderful time! The house is charming. The hosts were very attentive to responding to any questions we had. There are two different living room/gathering spaces in the house which is also a really great feature. All this comes at a very reasonable price too!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much enjoyed having you. Thanks for coming and for the nice comments. Come back and visit soon.
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Great big cozy home for a weekend away!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. These photos do not do justice! It was so much nicer and bigger in person! The kitchen was fully stocked and the beds were very comfy. Perfect place for a week or weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed! Thanks for the review. Please come again! Pat
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Home away from home for the holidays

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived there was a Christmas tree and festive decorations put up throughout the house. It was clean, spacious and we enjoyed our stay. We will definitely be booking the tree house again. Pat was extremely helpful, kind and attentive. We definitely recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House, Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and myself rented this house to stay in while attending the Mt Gretna Boulder Competition. By far the best house we have stayed in around Gretna. Very large and lots of room for activities. We are all in college or alumni and we had a large scale game of hide and seek and it was amazing. Plenty of room for everyone to sleep comfortably and the loaded kitchen and bathrooms made the stay very convenient and nice. All around, it was a painless, easy rental experience and very nice!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House had everything we needed, great time

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was available, would go again for sure

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Reading, MA

Great place for a big family!

  • 5 of 5

The "Tree House" was a perfect fit for my family of 6. The location of the house allowed us to visit Hershey Park, Lancaster and the lake. The house was clean and fully stocked with everything we needed. I would definitely recommend staying their to anyone looking to visit the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are glad you found everything to you liking!
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Brothers Pizza-Elizabethtown
Car: necessary

Our guest have use this as a central location to visit such places as Hershey, Lancaster, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, and even Washington DC. There is so much to do in this area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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