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Perfect Location: Historic Downtown Guesthouse

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Gettysburg House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Susie Kaiser
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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based on 39 traveler reviews

Perfect Location: Historic Downtown Guesthouse
average rating of 4.5641026 based on 39 reviews

Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and great venue with excellent amenities. Perfect back deck and had great communication with owner that made it very easy. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great Gburg experience. Five stars

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location near Lincoln Square. Had a great weekend stay.

  • 4 of 5

Great location in downtown Gettysburg. The price was more than the VRBO advertised "average night stay" of 283 per night. Really nice place and great views of York Street from the living room and dining room.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Wonderful experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of five stayed here and had an amazing time. The owner was very helpful in providing suggestions for things we could do and recommended places to eat. We loved staying in the heart of Gettysburg, where we could walk to some of the best shops and restaurants in Gettysburg! There are many historic stops within steps from this home, such as the David Wills House. The beds were very comfortable and the shower was great! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a special experience in Gettysburg!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Clean, cozy, and perfectly located.

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely magical for the history buff. Two doors down from the Will's House, square in the middle of town, and within easy walking distance of cemetery hill. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

We combined our vacation with a little enjoyment of bike week and exploring the historic sites of the Civil War.

The location was perfect for us. It was close to everything. Walking distance to many pubs, shopping and site seeing.

The house was beautiful, clean and spacious. The owner was great and very helpful. We all loved the huge bath on the second floor! Plenty of room for all of us to enjoy.

I would surely stay here again when I return to Gettysburg! Great experience!

Bob L.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just overall perfect! Loved the house and the location! We hated to leave!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived until,the moment we checked out our stay was absolutely wonderful! The house is beautiful, clean and convenient to everything. We walked just about everywhere! The beds were comfortable, the home was clean and roomy. My husband and I, my 3 adult children in their early 20s and their spouses stayed and we were quite comfortable and not at all crowded. The house allowed us to spend quality time all together as opposed to being in separate hotel rooms! Just what I was looking for! The staples in the kitchen were very much appreciated. The upstairs bath was gorgeous! We all fit at the dining room table for meals. We took advantage of the board game selection. I loved the fact that the house was up one floor from street level. It was very quiet despite being right on the Main Street. (Which we loved)! All,in all, I just can't say enough about the house! I wish I could have stayed longer! We will be back! Everything about renting the place was easy and Susie Kaiser was soooo accommodating! We wouldn't change a thing! Thanks again, a Pittsburgh family!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 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)


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Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $120

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Gettysburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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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