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B Catherine Culp House~Victorian Charm~Located in Gettysburg's Historic District

(36 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8

Built for the Culp heirs (1892), this historic colonial style two story brick home is located across from the prestigious Gas Light Inn Bed and Breakfast and the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) building in the Old Town District of historic Gettysburg. Guests of the B. Catherine Culp House are within one block (an easy walk) of the center of Gettysburg and attractions such as the Wills House and the Lincoln Train Station as well as fine dining and shopping. The Freedom Transit Trolley is available half-a-block from the house and provides, free of charge, a quick and easy transportation option to the Gettysburg Visitors Center, museums and other points of interest including the battlefield, Gettysburg College and Lutheran Theological Seminary. Nicely furnished with a touch of the Victorian Era, this three bedroom, one full and one half bath home sleeps six people (or up to eight people with the use of a sleep sofa in the living room) and has private off street parking for two vehicles. The kitchen has been recently updated to a vintage modern style and is a real 'cook's kitchen' for those who enjoy preparing and serving meals. After a long day of sightseeing, guests of the B. Catherine Culp House have the option of sitting and relaxing on either the beautifully restored covered front porch or the covered back porch; or perhaps choosing instead to enjoy an evening refreshment in the private, nicely landscaped backyard.

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1760 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be over 21 to rent...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permitted outside the home only...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    House is appointed more for adults and older children. Not really suited for children under the age of 10....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    NO EXCEPTIONS to our No Pet Policy...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Mattress Width: 54 inches; Length: 75 inches ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Mattress Width:60 inches Length:75 inches Civil War Era Bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Mattress Width: 60 Inches, Length: 75 Inches ...moreless

  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Sleep Sofa...moreless

  • All three bedrooms are located on the second floor. An additional back staircase leads from the bedrooms to the downstairs dining room. This provides privacy to guests utilizing the living room sleep sofa located on the first floor in the front of the house. Please note: It was our goal to furnish our home with items that were reminiscent of the era while at the same time providing modern comfort as best we could. The beds in Bedrooms 2 and 3 are authentic from the late 1800's and are 75 inches in length. We purchased mattresses for them that have a 'flare' allowing for 60 inches in the width which is standard for a modern queen size bed. The mattress length, however, is unable to be extended. Also, there are no clothes closets anywhere in the house. One small wall coat rack is located in the back stairway area that can accommodate hanging a few light weight items and each bedroom has a freestanding clothes rack for convenience....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    A true 'water closet', just like the good old days!...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Large, open, natural stone shower with dual shower heads...moreless

  • Half Bath is located on the first floor under the front stairway between the dining room and living room. Full Bath is located on the second floor near the three bedrooms and includes one clothes hamper....moreless

Other Amenities

  • No Maid Service Available. For convenience, a full size washer and dryer is provided in the house for guest use. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    One located in Living Room...moreless

  • Games:

    Scrabble, Checkers, Parchessi, Two decks of playing cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Radio/CD player in Kitchen...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The Barbara Culp House is located one and a half blocks from the center of historic downtown Gettysburg....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Available May through October Only. One window unit in each bedroom and one window unit in the Dining Room. One ceiling fan located in the Living Room and one located in the Kitchen....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide one set of bed sheets, blankets, and pillows for each bed including the sofa bed in the living room....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Two Off Street Parking Spaces ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No House Phone Available...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide one towel set per person (which includes a bath towel, a hand towel, and a wash cloth) up to 8 people....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Eat in kitchen with table/bar and 4 bar stools...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered Back Porch and Covered Front Porch ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nicely landscaped back yard with brick walkway...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Mar 1 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$240
$1,500 $4,500

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter Rate
Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2018
2 night min stay
$199
$1,200 $4,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$240
$1,500 $4,500

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Discounts for 7+ nights & whole month rentals

To secure property, one on-line credit card payment for total

amount due is required when reservation is made

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change

Must be at least 21 years of age to rent the property


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Lawrence and Wendy Shrader are the owners of the B. Catherine Culp House as well as Willow Lodge at Primrose Dale Farm. Both are natives of Adams County. Wendy was born and raised in Gettysburg and Lawrence in Littlestown.

Why the Owner Chose Gettysburg, PA, USA:
When this historic home came on the market in 2013, Lawrence and Wendy fell in love with the charm and character of the house as well as the historic significance of the property. According to the September 6, 1892 edition of the Gettysburg Compiler, 'Contractor Joseph J. Smith is building a two story brick residence for the Culp heirs near the Methodist Episcopal Church'. This reference confirms the evidence from the Sanborne Fire Insurance Maps which reflects a two story brick structure being erected between October 1891-October 1896. Further research revealed the owner was Barbara Catherine Culp who was a cousin of John Wesley Culp. John Wesley Culp died on his family's property (Uncle Henry Culp's farm) on July 3, 1863, while fighting with the Confederacy at Culp's Hill during the Battle of Gettysburg. Lawrence and Wendy quickly realized that the home and location were superb for providing visitors to Gettysburg a real authentic taste of this historic era.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The owners of the B. Catherine Culp House have meticulously searched and selected period furnishings to place throughout the house providing for their guests not only a feel for the Victorian era of the late 1800's but also for the kind of items and decor that Catherine Culp may have had in her home at the time. So those coming to Gettysburg desiring to learn about and experience the history that was made here will enjoy coming 'home' to a place that will continue to envelop them in that history while at the same time providing all the modern conveniences and comforts that they have become accustomed to and expect. The house also provides a wonderful atmosphere for visitors to celebrate gatherings of all kinds whether it be family or classmate reunions, or holiday get togethers. Prepare a Thanksgiving dinner in the beautiful 'chef's kitchen' and enjoy serving it in the nicely decorated Victorian dining room; or create a special memory by celebrating Christmas vacation, Victorian style. Stay and watch the fireworks on New Year's Eve from the privacy of the backyard as they are displayed in the sky above Lincoln Square in the center of historic Gettysburg. The location of the house is superb. Special event parades such as Remembrance Day may be observed from the comfort of the front porch as the house is located on some parade routes. Guests can walk to area attractions, restaurants, and shopping or may elect to ride the free trolley which picks up and drops off practically at the doorstep. The B. Catherine Culp House provides a central location to launch trips to other area attractions: Hershey Park, 50 miles from the house, Lancaster Amish Country, 78 miles, Ski Liberty Mountain Resort, 10 miles, The Links at Gettysburg, 9 miles. Quaint and charming colonial look on the outside and a lot of period character on the inside, the B. Catherine Culp House is the place to stay while visiting Gettysburg & south central Pennsylvania.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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Photos

  • B. Catherine Culp House, 1892

    B. Catherine Culp House, 1892

  • Living Room.  TV & DVD player, board games and playing cards

    Living Room. TV & DVD player, board games and playing cards

  • Living Room; another view with front stairway leading to second floor bedrooms

    Living Room; another view with front stairway leading to second floor bedrooms

  • Dining Room; another view with back stairway leading to second floor bedrooms

    Dining Room; another view with back stairway leading to second floor bedrooms

  • Upstairs hallway leading to bedrooms... Warm and Charming!

    Upstairs hallway leading to bedrooms... Warm and Charming!

  • Bedroom 1, another view

    Bedroom 1, another view

  • Bedroom 2, another view

    Bedroom 2, another view

  • Authentic 1870's French Bedroom Suite

    Authentic 1870's French Bedroom Suite

  • Main Bath with large natural stone shower

    Main Bath with large natural stone shower

  • Kitchen, another view. Breakfast Bar Seats 4

    Kitchen, another view. Breakfast Bar Seats 4

  • View of Covered Back Porch

    View of Covered Back Porch

  • Fenced in Back Yard for Privacy

    Fenced in Back Yard for Privacy

  • Living Room; another view with Queen Sleep Sofa

    Living Room; another view with Queen Sleep Sofa

  • Formal Victorian Style Dining Room.  Seats 8

    Formal Victorian Style Dining Room. Seats 8

  • Back Stairway leading from second floor bedrooms to Dining Room

    Back Stairway leading from second floor bedrooms to Dining Room

  • Bedroom 1, Green Room;
Sleeps Two

    Bedroom 1, Green Room; Sleeps Two

  • Bedroom 2, Blue Room. Genuine Civil War Era Brass Bed;  Sleeps Two

    Bedroom 2, Blue Room. Genuine Civil War Era Brass Bed; Sleeps Two

  • Bedroom 3, Red Room; Sleeps Two

    Bedroom 3, Red Room; Sleeps Two

  • Bedroom 3, another view

    Bedroom 3, another view

  • Kitchen. A Chef's Delight

    Kitchen. A Chef's Delight

  • Full size Washer/Dryer in Kitchen

    Full size Washer/Dryer in Kitchen

  • Nicely Landscaped Back Yard

    Nicely Landscaped Back Yard

  • Off Street parking for two cars behind house

    Off Street parking for two cars behind house

VRBO #555244

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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