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Joann

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Lovely Stone Farmhouse on Gettysburg Battlefield

19 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Pennsylvania Dutch Country Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths. Sleeps 6

The Alexander Currens Farmhouse (c.1799) is located on the southern end of the Gettysburg Battlefield. In July 1863, it sat in the crossfire between the Union and Confederate troops on the Second Day of the Gettysburg campaign.

The winner of the 2009 restoration award by Historic Gettysburg, Adams County, the house sits quietly today, a 5 minute bike ride from Little Round Top, Devil's Den, and the new Visitor's Center. The house is furnished with comfortable antiques. It has three bedrooms, two with queen size beds and the third with a full size bed. The house has a new kitchen, a quiet study and living room. Every room has its own fireplace, and gas-fired stove. (The house also has central air.) There are two full baths, one with a combined shower/tub, and the other with a deep antique soaking tub. The second floor porch, equipped with comfortable chairs, overlooks the National Park. A brick patio, surrounding the old well, provides a lovely outdoor dining space.

Hopefully a Truly Memorable Experience: We hope we have created a lovely environment for those coming to explore Gettysburg. Relying on our own experience in renting private homes, we have purposefully used very nice linens and mattresses. We have also equipped the house with a nice music, and an extensive video library. A gas light greets you on your arrival.

We also provide complete book with suggested day trips, good restaurants, and other things that will make your stay enjoyable. For those who sew (a family passion of ours) we have stocked the house with Ott lights, a nice sewing machine, and a number of other useful items. We also give you directions to some of the great local fabric stores, many of which sell reproduction civil war materials.

We want your stay to be memorable, so if there is anything else you would need, please -- just ask.

Also,if you are looking to explore Central Pennsylvania, we have a number of historic homes in the area and we offer combined stays among them. We offer stays where you move from one house to another, or the other option is to reserve two houses and bounce back and forth. Call us or email us for more information.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joann (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your "dream house" with us. I am not sure how you ever left it, as after only one week we are having a difficult time leaving it! ;)

We spent the week doing the perfect combination of sight seeing, Eisenhower house, trip to the Civil War Museums in Harrisburg, Lancaster, walks through the cemeteries. MANY walks through the park/battlefield, and relaxing here, walking the grounds, watering the plants and flowers, which was actually enjoyable and drinking coffee and relaxing on the upstairs balcony...resting, resting, resting!!

Ken is a guitar maker and spent many hours out on theatio working on his present project...a rosewood acoustic guitar. What a peaceful place to work!

We appreciate how well stocked the home is with various amenities.

We hope to come back
Jul 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

Lovely Stone Farmhouse on Gettysburg Battlefield
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 21 reviews
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Wonderful Farmhouse

  • 4 of 5

I rented this lovely home for my husband's birthday weekend. We had a great time in Gettysburg and the surrounding area. This home is well equipped and comfortable. The road noise is rather annoying, especially if sitting on the great second floor porch. Also, there is a helicopter service business across the street and that can be a real distraction! We took our sound machine, so sleeping was not a problem. The kitchen is lovely and has a few staples there (salt, pepper, spices, coffee filters). The wi-fi was easy to use and there is television and a dvd player. The library is a great room for reading and needlework, even has an ott light! My one suggestion to the owners would be to have porch seating for at least 4 people and some lawn chairs so sitting downstairs would be easy. Overall a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous historic home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully renovated and maintained historic property within walking distance to battlefields and very close to town. Lots of room to spread out and many gas fireplaces to enjoy. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to experience the history of Gettysburg in a home rather than a hotel. We hope to be back again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elegant, comfortable and well appointed home!

  • 5 of 5

We leased the Alexander Currens farmhouse for the weekend and we were very happy with this home and our stay. The homes interior is comfortable with its use of color, antiques and updated modern amenities. We will be staying at this home again when we visit Gettysburg this Fall.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. We used it for our wedding we had our ceremony and cocktail hour at the house. Everyone told us it was so beautiful. They have allowed us to have our wedding in the place we love most. We can not wait to rent it again to remember the best day of our lives. We would recommend renting this house to everyone who wants a wonderful visit to Gettysburg. Thank you again for the best time of our lives!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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One of the best places in America to stay.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, we felt like the farmhouse was a second home. Somehow the farmhouse has retained the beauty and feel of an 1800s home with the modern conveniences of a 21st century home. Beds were exceptionally comfortable and everything was spotless. We enjoyed reading about the home (on the National Register of Historic Homes) and what happened to it through the years including the Battle of Gettysburg. It was quiet, clean, well-maintained and homey. The owners/property managers were very professional and accommodating. Walking distance to the Gettysburg National Park and less than one hour from Hershey and about two hours from Washington D.C. I recommend this wonderful home to any traveler. Breakfast at the Lincoln Diner and enjoy dinner at the Fransworth Pub/Tavern where you can see the largest single display of memorabilia from the Gettysburg movie. Am recommending to many friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house and property. it exceeded our expectations as far as the grounds and the well kept property. We would have ranked it a "5 star" but for one serious drawback for us. The TV reception was horrible. No sports, no weather but if you are into retro TV shows...this is the place. Seriously, for the price, I think having limited TV where you cannot even get ESPN or the Weather Channel is poor.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Baltimore
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Harrisburg
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rt. 15 and Rt. 30
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Gettysburg Battlefield

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Rates & Availability

Gettysburg Farmhouse Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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$2,500
 

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Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%
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Amenities

Pennsylvania Dutch Country Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing

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