Stunning Historic Summer Rental
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
We are pleased to offer our beautifully renovated one bedroom historic farmhouse located just off of Girard's Main Street. This one-of-a-kind property is being offered for the spring, summer, and fall of 2016: anywhere from two nights to an entire season: May-October. The home sits on over 132 acres of farm and forest land which guests are free to use. Perfect for the discerning guest that appreciates beauty, the apartment boasts hardwood floors, a functional cupola with spectacular views, an updated kitchen and bath as well as historic furnishings. The kitchen is fully furnished with all necessities. The apartment is located on the second floor of this lovely historic home while a museum is located on the first floor.
Enjoy a quite country escape less then 20 minutes away from Erie's famous beaches and Waldameer Park.
The 'Yellow House' will make a perfect short term summer residence for returning snow birds or former Erie-area residents that wish to spend time with their family and friends.
We would be happy to email more images or provide you with a free tour.
Member since: 2014
- 800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Entire apartment completely updated last summer!
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- All new bathroom - sink, toilet, tile, etc.
- All bedding and towels are provided.
- Away From It All
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 1857
About the owner: The local historical society owns and operates the Yellow House. Your stay helps to support our efforts to preserve other historic properties in Erie County.
Why the Owner Chose Girard, PA, USA:
The Battles family owned the the property, which includes 50 acres of farmland, 80 acres of woods and hiking trails, and two historic houses on the property. The history dates back to Asa Battles, born in 1786. He and Elizabeth Brown lived in Chautauqua County until he purchased 300 acres in Girard. He died in 1848, and his 15-year-old son, Rush Sobieski Battles, inherited most if it, as well as the care of his mother and two unwed sisters, Alcina and Lucina. Rush Battles built a yellow Italianate style farmhouse in 1858. Rush and Henry Webster partnered to create the Webster House of Banking, and Rush married Webster's sister Charlotte. The Charlotte Elizabeth Battles Memorial Museum was named after their only surviving child who attended college, married Charles Barber, traveled and became a businesswoman when she inherited her father's estate and the bank. She donated to the Girard community and funded school construction. Charlotte Battles, she once wrote a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt in response to his banking moratorium during the Great Depression that said, 'Mr. President, we're minding our business, you do the same. Since I do not presume to tell you how to run the country, please do not presume to tell me how to run my bank.'
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This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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