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Private 'Wright' Retreat Near Hershey, Gettysburg, Harrisburg

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Mechanicsburg House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

This is your opportunity to stay at a very special property which is only minutes from the delights of Hershey (25 minutes), the history of Gettysburg (40 minutes)/Harrisburg (15 minutes), and Lancaster (50 minutes), or the summer or winter fun of Ski Round Top (15 minutes).

The “Wright Retreat” is a home that was designed in 1963 by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. The home is set on a beautiful 7 acre wooded lot at the end of a quarter mile long driveway. Relax on the large 2-level back patio, overlooking the treed acreage and pool, and enjoy only the sounds and sights of the wide variety of birds (including hawks and eagles), deer and an occasional fox, or, host an event (wedding, retreat) for family and friends.

The unique aspects of this one level, 4,200 square foot home include a large corner fireplace in the living room (one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s signature features), a smaller fireplace in the master bedroom suite and a wood burning stove in the family room; built-in couches and bookshelves in the large open living room and in the family room, adjacent to the kitchen; built in desks, planters and dressers abound throughout the home; and skylights in the kitchen and master bathroom enhance the warm of the home. A second large family room/library with a large screen TV and leather furniture is a short distance away from the kitchen area. This home contains over 125 different windows, making Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision of bringing nature into your living environment, a reality.

Whether you want to escape from your hectic life, take advantage of the many activities in the surrounding area, or host an event, do it in the “Wright Retreat”!


1. There is a large inground pool, which is not fenced in, and will be open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. All renters will be required to sign a Waiver of Liability for themselves and their minor children/guests.

2. There are 2 outdoor cats on the premises. They are current with their shots and are friendly, but shy. They will be taken care of by the Property Manager, who will contact you so as not to disturb your privacy.

Keywords: Frank Lloyd Wright style private retreat

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About The Owner

I acquired this unique property just a few years ago and have since come to appreciate not only the beauty and uniqueness of the property but also the vision and genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. It is truly a work of art which I hope others can enjoy and appreciate as well.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Pennsylvania

The great thing about this property, aside from the complete privacy, peace and quite, is the close proximity to so many things (Hershey Park, the history of Gettysburg, the Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, the minor league baseball park on City Island in Harrisburg, shopping and the Amish country in Lancaster, etc.). Because of the central location, you can visit a different area each day and not have far to travel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We LOVED the house. Very warm, inviting and unique. It was also beautifully decorated for Christmas. We had our family in the area over for a large get together on New Year's Day and there was plenty of room very everyone. The house is well equipped and appointed. We look forward to coming back soon.
Dec 2010
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Private 'Wright' Retreat Near Hershey, Gettysburg, Harrisburg
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect spot to converge upon for Thanksgiving. The house is great - comfortable, well-stocked, and a really great design. The property manager is helpful and accommodating. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this home for anyone traveling to the area. We came for a week with my dance competition team. There were plenty of beds to accommodate the girls (and the beds are very comfortable!) the kitchen is fully

stocked with pots and pans and other cooking utensils.

The neighbor stopped by regularly to check on the area. Cameras are surrounding the home for

Security. The pool is beautiful and clean! The only complaint we had was with the hot water. Back to back showers are

Not recommended... Hot water

Ran out quickly.

Overall, it was a beautiful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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owner is the best! property is great

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 and I had a great time at this property. It was conveniently located (we were there for a Dickinson graduation) and Mike, the owner, was so accommodating and welcoming, setting up the pool for us a week early and allowing us to stay late when the graduation was going over. Would definitely go again.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed here for 3 nights and found the house very unique. It was very spacious and the beds very comfortable. We enjoyed travelling to Hershey Park and other nearby attractions. My children loved the pool - especially swimming with the pool lights on in the dark. My daughter enjoyed playing outside with the cats every day - Minx especially craved attention! The literature supplied by the owner for nearby restaurants was appreciated. We enjoy Chinese food and the take-out at the Giant store was delicious (close by and easier than making our own meals!). Thanks for allowing us to stay at the Wright Retreat Michelle.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland

Incredibly relaxing four day vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Wright Retreat is absolutely amazing! Pictures do not do the property justice. We spent four nights here while attending a wedding in Dillsburg. Everything we needed was nearby via a scenic 15-30 minute drive. But why go anywhere when you have such a huge home to relax in, with a beautiful pool to boot! Chris, the property manager, was very informative about the property and all of the wildlife around. Michelle was also a super accommodating hostess, as well. The architecture of the house itself was something to behold, and kept us all intrigued by its nuances. We're already trying to find time to return later this year!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Kinderhook, NY

Back in Time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this unique 'Wright' property, with our two children. We could have housed another 3 families and been comfortable. It was like going back in time, to this 1963 house, with all of the original fixtures and details attached. The library was so extensive, we wanted to stay for another week, just to peruse and get lost in the books. Even though the property is accessible and close to Harrisburg, you feel very remote. It's the perfect property for a 'getaway'. It somehow has the atmosphere of another country, or California. It doesn't feel luxurious, as a modern house or a hotel would, but the character of the house is so unique, it's well worth the trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Harrisburg International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Liberty Forge
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak - Harrisburg
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
PA Turnpike/Route 15/I-83/I-81
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Ski Round Top
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Mechanicsburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th of July weekends
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee (varies) $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

**PLEASE READ**Cleaning fee and rate may vary depending on number of guests. For Example: If less people would like to stay, certain areas of the property could be "locked off" which would lower the rate and the cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Mechanicsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) Double bed on the bottom with a single bed on top
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
A desk with a 3-in-1 fax, copier and scanner, as well as other office supplies is available for guests.

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