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Don't Just Visit History...Stay There!©

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 278 m²
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Brand new to rentals! Downtown Civil War Home ~~~~ 2 Blocks From Lincoln Square

An historic vacation getaway tailored for discriminating guests who desire an authentic Gettysburg experience while catering to all your 21st century comforts allowing you and your friends/family to enjoy exclusive and private occupancy of the entire house.

Our circa 1839 York Street Manor stood as a brick sentinel in the path of retreating Federal soldiers on July 1, 1863. Confederate troops camped in these very yards while General Ewell planned his repeated strategy to take Culp’s Hill only several houses east of here.

Owned by Cecilia Codori (of the prominent Codori’s of Gettysburg), she and her husband Joseph called this manor home from 1850 to 1865. In 1865, the house’s proud new owner was William F. Baker, an officer of the 87th Pennsylvania Volunteers. In 1870, ownership transferred to John and Catherine Culp, with the road to Culp’s Hill (East Confederate Avenue) just two blocks south.

Memoirs of a 16 year old girl who lived across the street (Liberty Hollinger) recalled her and her father yelling at the soldiers looting the unoccupied homes across from her's, and how General Robert E. Lee and his command paused before these houses on their mounts surveying their strength. A temporary Confederate grave was located in the backyard of Cecilia and Joseph’s property.

Nestled only two blocks from the heart of downtown Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square, enjoy the antebellum homes along York Street as you leisurely stroll to restaurants, pubs, eateries, retail shoppes and antique stores, including the nostalgic Majestic movie theater.

Our Accommodations:

Each of our three bedrooms has its own private on-suite bath, and the house provides you with not one, but two master suites.

Master Suite 1: The first floor Lincoln Master Bedroom boasts a king size memory foam bed fit for a Presidential stay. Flanking the bedroom is the master bath, extending the length of the room, with lavish amenities which compliment the radiant heated floor to keep you cozy in cooler seasons.

Master Suite 2: The spacious 2nd floor Codori Master Suite offers you a queen size mattress, full parlor/sitting room and includes a separate dressing room attached to your on-suite private bath. Fronting York Street, you can almost see General Lee’s army proceeding past.

Bedroom 3: The John Culp room bears its namesake from an owner of the house and of the famous Culp family of Gettysburg. Take a step back in time and relax in you queen size bed and on-suite private bath with marble floor that transports you to days of old, with the original Civil War exposed brick wall set against a refinished cast iron claw foot bathtub and shower.

Antiquity meets modernity in each bedroom which is equipped with wall-mounted flat screen televisions, digital clocks equipped with usb ports (no more charging your phone from across the room) with soft towels and clean bedding upon arrival. Extra pillow top auto-inflate air bed for 7th guest in Codori parlor.

Relax on the 2nd floor screened in porch, or enjoy your favorite drink on the back yard porch. Bring your own wine and keep it that perfect temperature in our wine chiller located in the separate media room (complete with 46” TV and DVD player to watch your favorite Civil War movies). You can be chef for the day and prepare dinner in our modern kitchen, complete with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, or treat yourself to grilling your favorite barbecue in the backyard (seasonal).

Off-street parking is extremely convenient in the three bay garage which sets on the same location of the original carriage barn along Race Horse Alley.

We want you to enjoy your stay at the Historic York Street Manor every time you visit Gettysburg.

We enjoyed all the effort and time spent to provide the unique and special touches that make the Manor a very special place to enjoy family and friends!

More Details

Property Manager
Frank
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2017

About Frank

Lifetime Civil War enthusiasts that have been going to Gettysburg for over 30 years. For our vacation home, we wanted to provide our valued guests the same thing we look for in a home in this historic town---character, ambiance of everything Civil War, including the distinguished bronze plaque confirming this home stood at this exact location during the battle.

Why Frank chose Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Two blocks from Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg.

Original structure

Civil War furnishings throughout

Owned by famous families of Gettysburg

Owned by a Pennsylvania soldier from the 87th Pa. Vols

Old charm character throughout the house

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What makes this estate unique

Pictured in a famous book of original photographs taken after the battle from a viewpoint on Cemetery Hill, this house can be seen as it stood during the cannon explosions and rifle fire during the 3-day battle. Over this terrain, the Louisiana Tigers pursued Federal Troops through town and eventually to Cemetery Hill. As Costner's men retreated, many Union soldiers hid in these homes to avoid capture.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Codori On-Suite Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Lincoln On-Suite Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Culp Room - toilet , bath with shower
    First Floor Powder Room - toilet
  • Private Lincoln Room (on suite) Heated Tile Floors Private Codori Room (on-suite) Spacious historic elegance Private Culp Room (on-suite) Original exposed brick wall
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Lincoln Master Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Culp Room - 1 large double bed
    Codori Master Suite - 1 large double bed , Extra bed is 18" raised comfort air bed in Codori sitting rm
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ski

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Don't Just Visit History...Stay There!©
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

Beyond Expectations! A sense of history with modern amenities, and walk to town!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for our son's graduation - we were intent on being walking distance to town and the college. The photo does not do justice to this property! It was bigger and more spacious than we expected and accomodated our group beautifully. It was decorated in a style reflecting its history with furniture, photos, books, artifacts, beautifully restored floors and a gorgeous ceiling in the parlor - all this with modern amenities - kitchen & bathroom fixtures and technology - and did I mention spotless! A fun audio tour helped us discover the wonderful sun room; whose door I didn't even think to open until hearing about it on tape! There were plenty of reading materials about Gettysburg (including a new book "Civil War Time Travel" by the owner, Frank and videos which we enjoyed. The porch and backyard was a great gathering space with comfortable seating and view of a pretty little garden. The garage also made it easy to leave bike racks and coolers needed for graduation events. The home reflects the care and attention to detail that Frank & Donna put into it. Beverages, condiments, coffee and kitchen supplies were well thought out. My only regret is that we didn't discover it until my son's senior year - we could have been staying here all along especially in the spring for the lacrosse season! Frank was a pleasure to work with - I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Frank and Donna's York Street home -an absolutely delightful place to stay while touring Gettysburg!

  • 5 of 5

The home is a great location for getting to the battlefield, museums, and some fabulous farm to table restaurants. They have thought of all the little niceties from water and wine to tissues and toothpaste along with all the technical appointments one could hope for! They are readily available by phone for any questions one might have! There's a good chance we will be back because there is more to do in Gettysburg than one weekend can hold!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home in Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time getting together and staying in this beautiful home and truly enjoying the decor of the historical time period which is filled with all the amenities we needed and much more! The owners exceeded our expectations by far. We loved being in walking distance and close to everything in this great historic town. We had a great memorable time staying here and highly recommend this home which has so much to offer everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Experience history, enjoy luxury.

  • 5 of 5

This historic home has been meticulously restored to reflect the Civil War era, while at the same time updated to provide modern and luxurious amenities. Located within walking distance of Gettysburg's town square, this home offers a peaceful respite after a day of touring solemn battlefields or taking in the many nearby shops. Especially enjoyable was the audio tour of the home, which describes the history of the manor and its original owners. The current owners thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and were a pleasure to deal with. The home was spotless when we arrived and was fully stocked with linens, towels and toiletries. We highly recommend staying in this historic manor!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Surpasses Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful historic home with modern amenities. Everything one needed to have a comfortable stay was provided plus more. Enjoyed a historic tour of the home with audio recording.The house is located within walking distance to several restaurants and shops. Loved the historic, little town while spending time with special friends.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Favorite Gettysburg home!

  • 5 of 5

A get together with friends brought us to this Historic Manor. Take a step back in time to the civil war era, where you will find exquisite antique period pieces along with today's modern amenities. The homes location is walking distance to the town square, neat shops and a variety of restaurants. Relax on the private back porch a great place to gather! The 3 car garage was very convenient. The owners thought of everything to make your stay relaxing and memorable! Their attention to detail was impeccable. I would highly recommend this home to everyone! This was our third trip to Gettysburg and we will only stay at the York Street Manor. I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else!

Barbara & Bill

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Golf
9 Miles
The Links at Gettysburg
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Liberty Mountain
Car: not necessary

Just 2 blocks from the heart of Downtown Historic Lincoln Square, your leisurely stroll along historic York Street transports you to everything you desire from this Civil War getaway vacation gem.

A 4 minute drive to Gettysburg College!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday estate in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$669
A$3,880
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$54 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Rental Agreement & Terms & Conditions

The following agreement and accompanying Terms and Conditions of Rental binds a contract between the following two parties:
Renter is known as that party that rents from Owner that certain property located at 218 York Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania;
The Owner is considered both the owner of the real estate, and the management company authorized by the Owner to carry on vacation rental activities for short-term stays at the Property. The maximum number of occupants is limited to seven (7) individuals.
All persons staying at the Property will be bound by the terms of this agreement. The period of this rental shall be from [the date of arrival booked through HomeAway.com/VRBO.com and terminate on the departure date listed on HomeAway or any other on-line site or direct bookings made by the Renter. The property will be ready for occupancy from the booking date at 3:00 P.M EST (Arrival Date), and checkout by 11:00 A.M. EST (unless otherwise agreed with the Owner) (Departure Date). The rent for the period is as booked at HomeAway or directly through Owner payable as follows: 50% at booking--balance within. 30 days of stay. Pets are not permitted. Renter authorizes Owner to charge their mode of payment for any damages caused by Renter during their stay. Renter acknowledges that at commencement of the rental, the property is in good and substantial repair except any items reported to the Owner within 24 hours from the first day of the rental. Renter shall leave the property in good repair, all garbage separated appropriately in sealed garbage bags and placed tidily in the garbage bins at the rear of the Property. Any unsafe or dangerous condition must be reported to the Owner or his representative immediately. The Renter acknowledges that the use of the property is entirely at the Renter's risk.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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