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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,760 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

More Details

Larry and Wendy Shrader
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Larry and Wendy Shrader

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.

Larry and Wendy Shrader purchased this house in 2013

Why Larry and Wendy Shrader chose Dutch Country

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.

What makes this house unique

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.



Gettysburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , A true 'water closet', just like the good old days!
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large, open, natural stone shower with dual shower heads
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Mattress Width: 54 inches; Length: 75 inches
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Mattress Width:60 inches Length:75 inches Civil War Era Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Mattress Width: 60 Inches, Length: 75 Inches
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleep Sofa
  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
No Maid Service Available. For convenience, a full size washer and dryer is provided in the house for guest use.


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  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Gettysburg.We loved this wonderful town and the amazing B.Catherine Culp House.This homes in the heart of downtown and very close to the battleground and veterens cemetery and the visitors center.The stores and restaurants are very nice.Gettysburg has the most history of anywhere that we have ever been.Our house was beautiful and owner Wendy was super.I would go back again and highly recommend this home to everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best home, in Gettysburg, PA!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the B. Catherine Culp house, again, celebrating our 33rd anniversary of our marriage! We had enjoyed it so much last year, that we came back again this year. We love the creature comforts, cleanliness and the double shower heads! Seriously giving thought to a winter trip in 2017-2018 to see the area during the winter months! Thanks for allowing us to spend time in a beautiful home. There has been so much attention to every detail and keeping with the 1800's time period atmosphere through the furnishings and all! Mark and Theresa (Illinois)

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Theresa and Mark for your lovely review and congratulations on your recent wedding anniversary. We are glad you chose to celebrate this special occasion at the B. Catherine Culp House and we look forward to having you back again real soon!
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Green Cove Springs

One of favorite VRBO's

  • 5 of 5

We travel a lot, in fact for 2 1/2 years we travelled full time staying in VRBO'S and on cruise ships. This lovely Victorian a block form the square in the heart of Gettysburg is one of our favorites.

Clean and period furnished but very comfortable. Excellent kitchen and a location in Gettysburg that cannot be beat.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice. Reflects the period.

  • 5 of 5

Nice place. Close to everything (town, battlefield). Easy to contact Larry & Wendy (Owners).

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Green Cove Springs

A perfect place to stay in Gettysburg!

  • 5 of 5

A spotlessly clean, very well equipped kitchen inside a quaint little Victorian located in the heart of Gettysburg. Walk anywhere downtown or take the trolleys to the park venues and you don't even have to move your car from the private parking spot behind the beautiful backyard.

We have stayed here five or six times, we feel this is our Gettysburg home.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location-Perfect for walking to dining spots!

  • 5 of 5

The B. Catherine Culp home is located within walking distance (just two or three blocks) to all the 'good eats' & shops that are around the 'hub' of Gettysburg. Wendy & Larry made sure to provide all the 'creature comforts' of home & everything was 'very clean' and 'fresh'. Although we didn't need three (3) bedrooms and used only one, having the two (2) toilet facilities in the home; one on the 1st floor ('toilet closet') underneath the stairs & a 'full' bathroom on the 2nd floor, was very convenient for the two of us. It was nice to have the window AC units still set up, as there were a few nites when less-than-expected temperatures moved into the area the week we stayed. We also appreciated that the house does not allow pets as we have issues with allergies. The period furnishings in the home are beautiful & we could just imagine the life of folks living in this home back after the 'civil war era'. Even though we are not large in physique, all of the furnishings were very sturdy; unlike some 'antique' furniture that were in other historical rental homes that we encountered, in the past. It is so inviting to walk home after having dinner, put the door key in the front door, and open it up as if we are walking into our own home. We truly loved having a 'reserved' parking spot, located behind the house, just on the other side of the fenced in private backyard, each time we returned from visiting the Battlefields/Museums and the surrounding Historic Towns in PA & Maryland. We loved our six (6) night-stay in Sept.2016, that my husband & I have already made our reservations to stay here, again, for a full week & we received a very nice reservation discount for booking for seven(7) nites! Thank you, Wendy & Larry!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

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
$50.00 cleaning fee required per reservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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