3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Larry and Wendy Shrader
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 Gettysburg
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.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Please contact owner
Smoking permitted outside the home only
NO EXCEPTIONS to our No Pet Policy
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This house was awesome. We had a blast! Very clean. Excellent location.
Beautiful property in a great location. Offered everything we needed for a long weekend in one of my favorite places. Highly recommended!
We enjoyed our stay. Staying in this house is like stepping back in time. My sister slept on the pull out couch, and swears she heard someone walking down the stairs in the middle of the night (despite all of us being in bed). Maybe it’s haunted!
We had an amazing stay! at your lovely home!
Loved being back in Gettysburg, thank you for having us, the house was beautiful!
Beautifully decorated home in a great location
We loved everything about this property! Great location, very clean, wonderful porches and private back yard! We would definitely stay here again!