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Perfect Location: Historic Downtown Guesthouse

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8


Built in the 1840's and newly renovated, this 2-level, 4-bedroom Italianate-style townhome apartment reflects the Federal majesty of the mid-1800's, and the individualistic expressions of post-Civil war Gettysburg. Street-facing windows on the main level are accentuated with stained glass, creating a feel-good rainbow effect in the common area parlor and dining room.

Bedrooms on the first and second level pay tribute to the owners' family heritage. Take your pick from the Charles, Chastang, Earley or Hughes bedrooms. Like the people whose names they bear, each room has its own personality and ambiance.

A major upgrade is the amazing chandelier-adorned spa bath that lets you know this is no ordinary Gettysburg address... This is The LaVerne Guesthouse.

Located one-half block from Lincoln Square and three doors down from the historic Wills House, The LaVerne is within walking distance to dining, antiquing, shopping, and the theater. This guesthouse is appointed with all the basics you need to feel at home, including kitchenware, towels, linens and paper products.

The property will be cleaned and ready for your arrival; however, there is no daily housekeeping service. Therefore, we respectfully request that you maintain the home in a neat and orderly fashion, wash any dishes used in the kitchen and spot clean when necessary.

This is our second home in Gettysburg. We welcome only guests who are willing to respect our property as if it is their own. This is why we will rent only to families or couples. Please do not inquire if you intend to use our home as a “party pad.” We have a property manager who will respond immediately if you ever need assistance during your stay.


Your stay at The LaVerne Guesthouse puts you in the heart of everything Gettysburg is known for. Whether it's sightseeing, nightlife, performing or cultural arts, cinema, vintage or contemporary shopping, fine dining or artsy coffee houses...You can walk there from here!

Leave your car in your private parking space and take a walking tour of the pre and post-Civil War era architectural styles in the Gettysburg Historic District. And don't forget to check the schedule for nightly performances or frequent art shows right in the neighborhood. Or, catch the free trolley for a short ride to the battlefields and visit the Civil War Museum.

If you do decide to take a drive, visit the nearby Gettysburg Outlet Stores...or tour one of the close-by wineries. Whatever your itinerary, your stay will be in the perfect location. The LaVerne Guesthouse... a home of historic distinction.

More Details

Susie Kaiser
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017


Gettysburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , located in Family Room
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Wood Deck
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing


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Perfect Location: Historic Downtown Guesthouse
average rating of 4.638298 based on 47 reviews

Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location; House was very clean and host was friendly!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Lansdale, PA

Another Fantastic Family Gettysburg Stay at the LaVerne Private Guest House

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th visit to the LaVerne PGH! Our family loves to stay here because everyone gets a comfy bedroom and we enjoy everything especially the easy access to the center of town! We just walk out the door and we are in the middle of everything! We love looking out the windows and seeing the people and traffic flow by, and we are not in it!! Everything is within walking distance and we never run out of sites and stores to visit! A lot of new stores popped up since our last visit in 2015, we visit every 2 years! It is convenient having 2 bathrooms, a dishwasher and the outside deck is a plus! We can leave from the front or back door depending on what we're doing! Parking in the rear was perfect and we stayed for the Memorial Day Parade for the first time this year! Some of the things we did: Ghost tours, restaurants, pubs, Boutiques, Hauser winery/open mic night, Amish Market, Horse 'n Buggy ride, Battlefield Bus Tour, Lincoln Diner, Blue/Gray Pub, Lincoln Train Museum, Diorama (the best ever!), battlefield tour on our own at night, visited Antietam and I could go on and on. We are planning another visit in 2019 and cannot wait to see what Gettysburg has added! Thank you to the owners of the LaVerne PGH, the linens provided along with other amenities made our trip the best ever, and we didn't think it could get any better, but you keep improving everything, we thank you for everything!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice,newly refurbished appartement in the center of G'burg

  • 5 of 5

This appartement is ideal for one or two families as it can take upto 8 people. It's situated only some 1000 yards from the well known battlefields of Gettysburg. A perfect place to stay when in Gettysburg !

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great location & comfy beds!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place in down town Gettysburg. Very spacious for 4 guests and within walking distance of everything down town. Very clean place that smelled new. Thanks for a great stay!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Great location, big house, steps to attractions and view of the square!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time and couldn't have asked for the best fireworks view for New Years right from the living, dining and two bedrooms. It was perfect for some of our family who wanted to stay in doors and the rest of us just walked out the front door. The house is big for being only on the second and third floor (owner's daughter owns salon on first floor). The kitchen was small, but it was just fine for preparing dinner and breakfast. The rooms on the 3rd floor do get hot, while the 2nd floor remains cooler. The window do not open and there are no curtains or shades in the two rooms facing the front street, so the light woke all of us early. Darker curtains would be recommended. I did not feel the house was that clean for the cost of cleaning service and the kitchen lacked trash bags. The back entrance is a bit complicated with steps and dodging workers from the Chinese Restaurant next door. There are lots of steps inside and out, so not recommended for toddlers who have not mastered the steps yet or elderly adults. Other than that, we had a fabulous New Years walking to all the shops, history museums, theater, restaurants, etc. Did not need our cars at all except for when we went to Ski Liberty which was a short 20 min drive. Thanks for a great time.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Repeat Stay

  • 5 of 5

Another great stay at the LaVerne for Remembrance Weekend in Gettysburg.

Super clean and the absolute best location, would recommend to everyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Car: not necessary

Gettysburg National Military Park, Majestic Theater, Hershey Park (50 miles), Catoctin Zoo, Ski Liberty, Boyd's Bear Country, New Oxford 'Antique Capital', Harley Davidson Plant in York PA (30 miles), Washington DC (60 miles), Lancaster Pennsylvania Dutch Country (45 miles)


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $120
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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