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A Sophisticated Retreat Right By Hershey Park!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hot Tub

Overview

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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 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.

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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

A Sophisticated Retreat Right By Hershey Park!
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
Downingtown, PA/USA
5

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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The Traveler's Post

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Traveler's Post April 7-11. The house was more than impressive!! Each of the upstairs bedrooms had its own bathroom. The kitchen was amazing and the dining and living area were a great size for us (4 adults and a 2-year old). We were able to enjoy the private patio with plenty of seating and soaking tub. It was great to be able to make use of the charcoal grill and have many meals outside.

It is a short drive to all of the Hershey attractions which we enjoyed. We also took a day trip to Gettysburg which was great. We did have the opportunity to meet Brant and enjoyed visiting with him.

We would highly recommend this rental!! Thank you Brant!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great vacation property!

  • 5 of 5

The house was really beautiful, and it was perfect for our visit to Hershey Park! The entire process of arriving and leaving was straightforward, and the location can't be beat. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location. Perfect place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect and we had a great time staying here for the weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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
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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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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
 
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 $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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