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A Sophisticated Retreat Right By Hershey Park!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Beautifully renovated historic home with hot tub in quiet neighborhood

This charming, 19th century brick townhouse (fully renovated in the Spring of 2012) is the closest vacation rental property to Hershey Park, Botanical Gardens and Zoo America, while ideally located in the quiet surroundings of a small neighborhood. Just down the street is a park playground for children near the Swatara Creek, which also offers great fishing, swimming, and canoe/kayaking.

The Travelers’ Post is a two-storey home impeccably furnished with casual elegance and gracious hospitality in mind. It has the feel of a boutique hotel – that’s all yours! The first floor has a living area with a pull-out couch and TV/DVD entertainment, full gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, granite countertops, everything you need to prepare your own meals, as well as a powder room and washer/dryer. Two upstairs bedrooms, one with a four-poster queen bed, the other with a pair of twin beds, have attached baths that are sleek and modern with glass-enclosed showers and tile floors. All spaces are designed to provide soothing havens for rest and gathering, tastefully appointed with world art, textiles and antiques. The private backyard terrace with dining area is perfect for family entertaining, framed by lush foliage and dotted with decorative planters and twinkling lights. When you’ve had a busy day of enjoying the local attractions, return to your personal retreat and relax in the hot tub or sauna!

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Property Manager
Brant Mackley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

About Brant Mackley

Growing up in Central Pennsylvania, Hershey Park was an annual event as a child. The park has grown and become a 'must-visit' attraction, along with many other points of interest in this bucolic setting. Unfortunately, there are very few well-appointed rental homes in this area and I felt I could offer visitors an upscale experience, such as can be found if you visit Santa Fe, the Adirondacks or the vineyards of the Pacific Northwest. I am pleased to be able to offer the charm and comforts of The Travelers' Post. Located next to my art gallery, the house has wonderful historic character and and I have personally selected antiques, artwork, textiles to complement the spaces and create inspiring world decor.

Brant Mackley purchased this house in 2008

Why Brant Mackley chose Pennsylvania Dutch Country

This property has an outstanding location; it is the closest rental house available to Hershey Park and nearby attractions. Just a short walk down the road is the village park with swings and a slide for children and the Swatara Creek. You can swim or fish in the the 'Swatty' or rental kayaks or a canoe. The garden and terrace offer such a beautiful, private setting for family entertaining.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

A Sophisticated Retreat Right By Hershey Park!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
Downingtown, PA/USA
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Girls Weekend Away in Hershey

  • 5 of 5

There were six of us total and there was plenty of room. Kitchen was fantastic, with a beautiful stove and wonderful dishwasher. Lots of plates and pans - didn't have to bring a thing but food to make great dinners. The house was so clean. There were three bathrooms, all very clean. The entire house has been updated and is very relaxing to stay in. It is also very close to the Hershey Spa!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay in Hershey

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Traveler’s Post over the Christmas break and it was perfect for our family of four. Close to Hershey Park, adequately equipped for some simple meals, and plenty of space for two adults and two preschoolers to spread out. It was too cold to take advantage of the adorable back yard, but it would be a perfect place to relax in warmer weather! Will certainly return next time we’re in Hershey!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Beautiful home. Friendly owner. Overall, a terrific experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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We loved it

  • 5 of 5

This place is fabulous!!! It has an older, antique feel but has all the updates features you are looking for. Brand new appliances, large showers and bathrooms and the sauna and soaking tub out back are wonderful. A nice size living room with please of seating and a table large enough in the kitchen for everyone to sit together. Comfortable sleeping for 8 and within .5 miles to the front gate of Hershey Park. And Brant was great and very easy to deal with. No more hotels for me. My future Hershey visits will be planned around the availability of this property. A great experience for the whole family. Thanks Brant

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a girls weekend in Hershey and rented both The Traveler's Post and Cozy Corner guest house next door. Both properties are absolutely beautiful! They are newly remodeled, comfortable and so convenient to all of the Hershey attractions. The owner, Brant, is also a pleasure to work with! He made the booking and check-in process so simple and was quick to respond to all of our questions. I would highly recommend The Traveler's Post and/or Cozy Corner to anyone looking for the perfect weekend getaway in Hershey. We hope to be back soon. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Quaint duplex

  • 3 of 5

This quaint duplex is close to the Hershey attractions. There are plenty of nice extras which you would not expect in a rental property (spices in the kitchen, many paper products in the kitchen and bath). Also the beds are very comfortable.

We had a few issues with finalizing the house entry details. We were not contacted with the house code until a few hours before we were to arrive, although we had tried calling a number of times during the week before our trip.

Some of the pots and pans were dirty, and there was food left in the refrigerator.

Also we didn't realize that the hot tub and sauna were in a common backyard area.

Overall, we had a nice vacation, though, and were very thankful to be close to the Hershey Lodge, where we attended a Family Life Weekend to Remember event, and to a local church, where we met with fellow Christians.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We never received a call from guest until the morning of his stay and he received a prompt reply. The rear terrace is for use exclusively by guests of the Travelers Post; my office is in the adjoining townhouse so his statement that other tenants have access is completely false. The terrace is very private and no one else uses it. Guest saw me in the rear testing the hot tub water chemistry and just assumed I was somebody in the back using the hot tub?! Guest complained about condiments left in refrigerator. Very problematic renter, homeowners beware!
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Harrisburg International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Several within 5 minutes
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Several nearby
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Middletown, PA
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
PA Turnpike, Rte 81, Rte 283
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several within 5 minutes
Car: recommended

Ideally located in a quiet country village on the north side of the town of Hershey. Less than 1 mile from Hershey Park, Spa and Gardens, AACA Antique Auto Museum, Hershey Tanger Outlet Mall. One hour to Gettysburg and Adamstown, PA. 9 miles to Harrisburg (Civil War Museum), over 12 surrounding golf courses with 3 less than 5 miles. Lancaster County Dutch Country and Lancaster Mall only 35 miles away. Renaissance Fair 12 miles. Penn National Race Track and The Hollywood Casino only 10 miles away: Harrisburg Farm Show building approx. 8 miles. Cavern and Historic Train 6 miles. Boat, kayak & canoe rentals nearby. Very Close to all major highways and PA turnpike.

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Rates & Availability

Hershey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,200
$2,850
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$245
$1,400
$3,850
 
 
Summer
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,050
$6,800
 
 
Back To School Special
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$245
$1,200
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 2 nite only. $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates from $195 - $325/night
$75 cleaning fee for 2 night rentals, Cleaning fee waived for 3 night or more rentals. 4 nights rental required for Hershey Auto week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Hershey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite - toilet , shower , Granite counter & tile shower with glass enclosure
    Second Suite - toilet , shower , Granite counter & tile shower with glass enclosure
    First Floor Powder Room - toilet , Granite tile floor
  • The two-story home has two full baths upstairs, along with a powder room conveniently located on the first floor. The full baths are beautifully designed with granite tile, modern glass showers and stylish fixtures. Heated towel racks are a wonderful, cozy treat during chilly weather. Please note, this is a non-smoking property, including the bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , Canopy Bed, Hardwood Floors, Attached Full Bath
    Second suite - 2 twin/ single , Hardwood Floors, Attached Full Bath
    Living Room w/Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bed Mats are also provided for extra accommodation
  • This is a townhouse with two bedrooms, both are located on the second floor. A sleeper sofa in the downstairs living room accommodates additional guests, as well as two floor bed mats, to sleep a total of eight (8). Ample luxurious linens and towels are provided. The Master Suite includes a full bath with granite tile, a romantic handcrafted teakwood four-poster canopy bed and southern exposure. Second bedroom overlooks the backyard terrace and is furnished with two twin beds and attached full bath. A newly added washer/dryer on the first floor is available for guest use.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
The Travelers’ Post, with it’s 18th century character and 21st century updates, charms with it’s wide-plank hardwood floors, trim details, original windows and exposed brick walls. With a recent full renovation, the property now includes a washer and dryer, a cedar wood hot tub, sauna and hand-crafted pergola. Enjoy urban luxury in the bucolic Pennsylvania landscape.

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