GETTYSBURG AREA FINE COUNTRY HOME--COMFORT, VIEW, PEACE

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Chris Batten

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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GETTYSBURG AREA FINE COUNTRY HOME--COMFORT, VIEW, PEACE

Frederick Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 or 3 Bedrooms, 2 or 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-9)

Vista Country Home, an elegant 2- or 3-bedroom vacation rental available for the first time in Spring 2012, is the perfect site for people who love history, comfort and beautiful scenery on their vacations. It is beautiful, spacious, and perfect for small family reunions or lodging for wedding groups.

(NOTE: Vista now has a little sister--a 1-bedroom cottage nearby, perfect for honeymoon-type getaways. See VRBO.com listing #461944)

While our friends who love our American Civil War heritage find Vista especially appealing for its proximity to key historic sites, everyone will enjoy the sheer comfort, privacy, and beautiful setting Vista offers. It is an ideal spot year round for a getaway from routine, from stress, from traffic!

Beautifully landscaped with a WALLED GARDEN, a pond with FOUNTAIN, a large GAZEBO for al fresco dining, and separate BREAKFAST BALCONY, Vista assures your comfort and relaxation indoors and out. Perfect backdrop and environment for WEDDING PHOTOS!

This airy, light-filled modern home features many beautiful antiques, VAULTED CEILINGS throughout, SKYLIGHTS, and with 3 immaculate bedrooms in an unparalleled setting of country splendor.

Get there first with your companion and choose the master bedroom, with its fabulous SCROLLED OAK, 4-POSTER, ANTIQUE QUEEN-SIZE BED! Your accompanying friends will be thrilled with the 2nd bedroom, with its ANTIQUE, 4-POSTER DOUBLE BED, and the 200-year-old CHILD'S DESK they can use for writing postcards home. The extra large 3rd bedroom also has ANTIQUE 4-POSTER DOUBLE BED, and includes two pullout sofas to sleep a total of up to 5 guests.

Crib available.

Each bedroom enjoys VIEWS OF NATURE AND COUNTRY SPLENDOR from all the bedroom windows. Each bedroom has ultra-fine linens, and its own large bathroom.

The LARGE, WELL-EQUIPPED KITCHEN will delight any chef. Culinary experts and amateurs alike will appreciate the fine and plentiful tools, utensils, and cookware provided for preparing fine meals. Serve your meals with nice flatware and dishes and enjoy them outside in the gazebo, on the balcony, or in the large and elegant dining room.

The SPACIOUS AND ELEGANT DINING ROOM, with seating for 8-10 diners, and larger living room are bathed in natural light. Enormous and numerous windows open to hundreds of acres trees, fields, streams and wildflowers--all part of your own private country estate!

With Vista as your vacation base, you can EASILY DRIVE TO DOZENS OF HISTORIC SITES and some of the world's finest visitor's centers to experience history where it happened, and honor those who fought and died to make America the great nation it is today.

A mere 15-minute drive will take you to Gettysburg--to where Chamberlain stood moments before he led a bayonet charge down the slopes of Little Round Top; to Cemetery Ridge, where the rebel yell still echoes from Pickett's Confederates as they charged to the 'high water mark' of the war; to the Gettysburg Cemetery, where Lincoln delivered the most famous speech in history honoring those who gave 'the last full measure.'

Vista offers easy access to many of America's other most important historical sites, as well, including Antietam and Monocacy Battlefields, as well as cultural and recreational sites in and around Washington DC and Baltimore.

After a day of sightseeing, golf, or ANTIQUES SHOPPING in the MANY OF THE EXCELLENT ANTIQUE SHOPS in Carroll County, you can kick back at Vista. Sip a cool iced tea or glass of wine from under Vista's gazebo as steaks sizzle on the grill, and a red setting sun yields the dimming cornfields and sycamore trees to a constellation of sparkling fireflies.

Or, enjoy the Maryland traditional celebratory feast: a pot of blue crabs from Vince's Seafood, steaming in savory Old Bay seasoning, with cold bottle of delicious locally crafted beer, or a chilled glass of fresh apple cider from nearby Baugher's Orchard.

Prefer to dine out? Vista is only 3 miles from Taneytown, where you can find WORLD-CLASS DINING at the Smokehouse Restaurant, the fabulous restaurant of the delux country hotel, ANTRIM 1844 an elegant ante-bellum mansion. At the other end of the cost spectrum, McDonald's, Pizza Hut and other familiar eateries are CLOSE and offer faster food alternatives.

The larger, but still nearby towns of Gettysburg and Westminster boast wonderful small-town character in pubs, diners, and family restaurants to please any palate and any budget.

For a quiet evening at your Country Home, enjoy a movie or documentary from a large collection of Civil War DVDs on a large HD TV, which also includes cable TV viewing options.

For a quieter evening, curl up with one of the many books in the Vista library of Civil War and American fiction and history books and periodicals.

Vista also offers you WiFi for HIGH-SPEED INTERNET access. Use it to look up your Civil War ancestors, check your email, or tell your Facebook friends what a great time you are having!

Check the details and photos listed elsewhere on this website to find many more appealing features of Vista Country Home.

We invite you to be our guest for an experience of comfort and learning that you will cherish and will want to share with friends and family!

Keywords: Gettysburg, Gettysburg area lodging, Country getaway, Fountain, Gazebo, Scenic, Nature views, Elegant, Luxury, Comfort, Historic location, Beautifully landscaped, Civil War, Antietam, Barbecue, Senior Friendly

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Chris Batten

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Vista is located on Fiddler's Green, a working farm that has been in our family for 5 generations. Owner/managers are siblings Bruce, Chris and Mary Batten, who grew up playing in these creeks and fields, riding horses, milking cows, bailing hay, etc. Bruce's wife, Toni, and Chris' wife, Melissa are essential parts of our family team.

Here, where Big Pipe Creek flows through our property, we would wander the banks where Civil War soldiers camped the day before the battle that shaped the history of our nation. It was here we gained our appreciation of history, and the sacrifices made by our ancestors for the blessings that we enjoy today.

Chris and wife Melissa are the on-site managers who lives in the ante-bellum farmhouse nearby. Bruce and Mary divide their time between Vista and Fiddlers Green, and their homes in Alaska.

Chris Batten purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

Our family built Vista Country Home, designed by Registered Lansdscape architect Chris Batten, on our family farm known as Fiddler's Green in 1990. It was originally home to US Navy Capt. (ret.) Hugh N. Batten, a WWII fighter ace, and his wife 'Tommy' Batten. Both are now deceased.

This location has been a family farm for some 200 years, and looks much the same as it did 150 years ago during the Civil War, when Confederate forces invaded Maryland numerous times. Scores of battles large and small raged within short distances from this farm. Tens of thousands of soldiers marched through these fields, or camped along Pipe Creek, which runs through this property, on their way to destiny at Gettysburg. Its proximity to Gettysburg, Antietam, and other battle grounds makes it an ideal home base for day trips to some of the world's finest battlefield visitors centers, as well as all the visitor attractions of both Baltimore and Washington D.C.

But in addition to its location in a America's historic heartland, Vista is situated among some of America's most charming countryside, small towns, and neighbor farms. We wanted to share this magical place with people who love history and this country's agarian roots.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Gettysburg Area Fine Country Home--Comfort, View, Peace
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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Frederick Maryland
5

Countryside Getaway Perfection

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
For my sisters bachelorette weekend we wanted somewhere we could relax, drink some wine and breathe in some country air. The Vista gave us all that and more. We were a scenic drive away from Linganore Winery and England Acres Farmers market. At Linganore we spent the afternoon touring the the winery, indulging in a 16-wine wine tasting, and soaking up the sun on the outside patio. England Acres is small, but had such quality dairy, produce and meats, as well as soaps and gifts.
The Vista offered the perfect location for a getaway from the city. It was secluded enough to have our own space and enjoy watching the birds and turkeys right outside. The house was spacious, clean and complete with all sorts of amenities. I couldn't ask for a better host, they thought of everything down to the fresh flowers on the table. They were so helpful and truly made our time there special and carefree. I would strongly suggest the Vista to anyone wanting a relaxing, homey place to put your feet up and enjoy each others company. The Vista was a hit! If we're ever in the area again, we'll definitely be staying there!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gettysburg Area Fine Country Home--Comfort, View, Peace
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+1 410-984-9848
Frederick Maryland
5

BEAUTIFUL HOME!! GREAT HOST AND HOSTESS!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We stayed at the Vista for our spring break. This is an annual event for our children and grandchildren. The Vista is by far the best placed we have stayed over the past ten years. Chris met us and gave us a tour of the property which was very interesting. The home was beautiful and accommodated seven people and two dogs very well. Melissa gave us a tour of the house and explained everything we needed to know. She shortly returned with fresh flowers and a basket of toys for my three year old grandson to play with during our visit. Later in the week Chris brought a huge box of toy tractors and other toys also. They treated us like family. The Vista is located close to Gettysburg and also a short drive to Baltimore and Frederick. Although the weather wasn't great, we found things to do or just spend te together on the property.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thank you Frankie for your flattering review. We hope you can return - perhaps in the summer or fall when the weather is nicer.

Chris & Melissa
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Gettysburg Area Fine Country Home--Comfort, View, Peace
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Frederick Maryland
5

karen

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Most relaxing ,comfortable,peaceful place we have ever stayed. Even our little dog loved it. We didn't want to leave. We felt so welcomed and felt right at home. Everything was perfect. From the accommodations of linens, kitchen , most comfortable beds, and wonderful views from the property. All we had to do was bring ourselves. Tanneytown was close enough to go shopping for groceries or eat out. And Gettysburg Nat. Park was only minutes away. We had a wonderful stay at Vista. We have stayed there 2 Times this past year. And are definitely going again. We loved it there.
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Gettysburg Area Fine Country Home--Comfort, View, Peace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390177vb
+1 410-984-9848
Frederick Maryland
Harrisburg PA
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
I stayed at Vista and her sister the "Round House" for my brother's wedding. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed staying at this amazing property! My family truly enjoyed every minute we spent on the pristine grounds. The pictures look nice on the website but they just really don't do it justice. I couldn't have felt more comfortable during my stay. So many memories were made on those four days that will last forever. I promise you that you will not have any regrets renting this property!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gettysburg Area Fine Country Home--Comfort, View, Peace
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Frederick Maryland
Vancouver
5

Perfect in Every Way!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The photos of this property are great but they could never do justice to what you really see and feel from the moment you arrive. My husband and I have rented from VRBO before with great experience, but never quite like the Vista. The property was spotlessly clean and there isn't anything you could want for here. This a home, not a house, modern and yet invitingly comfortable. Our family came to stay at the Vista because my nephew and my new niece were married on the property and hosted a wedding in the barn with just under 200 guests. It was amazing. So for our family the Vista was wonderful, with space for all ten of us, both inside or outside, whether we were all together, or just wanted some time to ourselves. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend this property to either a couple or a family. You will not be disappointed.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Car: necessary

Perfect location for small wedding groups! Beautiful background for photos, pleasant environment for visiting friends and families.

Several gorgeous weddings have been performed on the property! Inquire for special arrangements.

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Availability & Rates

Frederick Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring & Summer
Apr 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$300
$1,500
$4,500
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$300
$1,500
$4,500
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400.00
Pet Fee $45.00 + Tax
Cleaning fee $75.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes 2-BEDROOM DISCOUNT--$25 per night is DEDUCTED FROM RENT if using only 2 bedrooms.

4th of July Week add $25/day.

4-DAY DISCOUNT--$75 cleaning fee WAIVED for 4+ nights!

More than 6 people: $25/person

Dogs welcome! $45/dog. May not be left alone on property except in proper kennel.

Gatherings that include persons not staying at Vista may incur extra charges. Please inquire

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Frederick Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 spacious bathrooms--one for each bedroom. 2 are full baths with tub & shower. The third has no tub, but a large shower with a bench for seated bathing.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) Gorgeous antique oak 4-poster in Main BR,under vaulted ceiling and skylight--watch moon and stars from bed! Also, private view of open fields...Very romantic!, Double Beds (2) Antique Double Beds in 2nd and 3rd Bedrooms. 3rd BR also has another double bed in a pullout sofa., Twin or Single Beds (1) Single bed pullout is one of three bed options in large 3rd BR suite., Child Beds (1) Porta crib available upon request, no extra charge., Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request, no extra charge.l, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two convertible beds in addition to double bed in very large 3rd bedroom, which can sleep up to 5 total. Sofa converts to double bed, loveseat converts to single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • zoo
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • snowboarding
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • golf
  • fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
Spectacular 360-degree hilltop views through large windows onto peaceful serenity and beauty of fields and woodlands and streams, Comfortable central heating and air, Spacious rooms with cathedral ceilings and skylights throughout, Antique furnishings include 200-year-old child’s desk and magnificent 4-poster beds, Large well-equipped Kitchen to delight a chef, Excellent for bird and wildlife watching (Baltimore Orioles and Blue Birds of happiness!), Sunny breakfast balcony, Exquisite landscaping features walled courtyard fountain and BBQ gazebo for elegant al fresco dining day or night, Senior-friendly design--no stairs inside or out in main living area! Hosts are Vista’s architect and registered nurse in nearby ante-bellum farmhouse--convenient but not too close for privacy, Located on pristine 200-year-old 100-acre family farm, Site of camping Civil War soldiers the day before the Battle of Gettysburg.
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