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A Sophisticated Retreat Right By Hershey Park!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
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!

More Details

Property Manager
Brant Mackley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 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.


Hershey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • 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
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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A Sophisticated Retreat Right By Hershey Park!
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews
Downingtown, PA/USA

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 Updated Kitchen

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location, one mile from HersheyPark. Right off the road, easy to get to, and nice and quiet at night.

Also, fully stocked with towels!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well maintained except the hot tub could of used a little cleaning but a minor detail

  • 5 of 5

The wood Floors are beautiful. The kitchen has a chef stove and well stoked. Beds were very comfortable and bathrooms are quiet nice. The property is close to everything, such a short drive to Hershey Park.Great restaurants near by. We loved the Soda Jerk Dinet

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, as advertised. Super close to Hershey Park

  • 5 of 5

Great Place, nice patio with grill and hot tub. Although we didn't use them they are a nice feature. Nice modern kitchen, overall a great place to stay to visit Hershey

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Lovely relaxing place to stay in Hershey

  • 5 of 5

The Travelers Post was a very comfortable place. We loved the kitchen and the beds were great. I recommend the restaurant across the street. Brandt was a great host and responded to our questions immediately.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Ottawa, Canada

Very nice place that's close but neighbourhood lacks character

  • 3 of 5

Overall a well renovated home that's very close to Hershey Park and other attractions. It's a charming place. Its neighbourhood, however, lacks some of the charm of Hershey itself. The hot tub was a nice touch but a bit small and could be hotter. There were many bees in the backyard which worried the kids. WiFi signal was weak and would drop off on our devices so that cab be easily improved.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates from $195 - $325/night
$75 cleaning fee. 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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