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Historic Ironmaster Mansion, located in the heart of Lancaster County, PA

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 3,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3,600 square foot, Italianate style ironmaster residence. A luxurious retreat.

Nestled on a hill just outside of Historic Marietta, PA (15 minutes from Historic Downtown Lancaster), this 3,600 square foot, Italianate style ironmaster residence sits on a meticulously landscaped one acre lot. Located two miles from Route 30, the home is centrally located to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Hershey Park (20 miles) as well as the entire Lancaster County experience.

The entire home has been carefully restored and decorated with an eclectic mix of antiques and art. Features include:

* Spacious rooms with 10+ foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing for ample amounts of natural light

* Elaborate woodwork

* Restored original grain painting throughout

* Original plank floors with Persian area rugs throughout

* Streaming music throughout first floor

* High speed WIFI throughout house and grounds

* Central Air Conditioning

* Hundreds of books of all types located throughout the home

The home's exterior features include:

* Three porches, including a forty foot long front porch with elaborate cast iron façade and small dining area, perfect for al fresco dining

* Multiple outdoor seating/dining areas, including one located north of the house with seating for six and a charcoal grill

* Herb garden, located outside the kitchen, for your culinary use

* Nearly an acre of exquisitely landscaped gardens

* Mature trees, including redwood, chestnut, tulip poplar, magnolia, weeping copper beech and many others

* Plenty of parking on the property

First floor highlights include:

* A large, 450 square foot “stainless steel and granite” gourmet kitchen, including all the essentials.

* Coffee burr grinder/french press, traditional coffee maker, and a Nespresso Machine with milk frother for cappuccino/espresso

* Dining room with a 12 foot long table that comfortably seats 10 people

* “Entertainment room” with leather seating and 55” 4K Ultra-HD Smart TV with Hi-Definition Cable, various streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, Pandora, Spotify, etc.), Blu Ray DVD player, and state of the art surround sound

* Formal living room with grand piano and marble fireplace

The home’s second floor includes:

* Three bedrooms, with a total of five beds: a king-sized bed, two queen-sized beds, a double bed, and a rollaway bed. One of the bedrooms is a 700 square foot, two-room master suite with fireplace.

* 300 thread count, 100% cotton sateen linens

* Pillows, down comforters and feather beds by Pacific Coast Feather

* Soaps, Shampoo and Conditioner by Tarocco

* Two full bathrooms, including a Master Bath with a large marble walk-in shower, front-loading, high-capacity washer/dryer and marble vanity, and a second bath, which includes a clawfoot tub/shower and period details

* Hairdryer, iron & ironing board

* Second floor porch, accessible from hallway

* Many restored original details, including unique interior tri-fold shutters which fold into the wall when fully closed

This home is located just outside Marietta PA, across the road from the Susquehanna River and Susquehanna River Trail, which connects the historic river towns and villages of Columbia, Marietta, Bainbridge, and Falmouth. Cross the street and you're in the historic river town of Marietta, which features a nice selection of restaurants and taverns and loads of charm.

Guests have access to the entire home and outdoor areas. Please see the photos for some highlights.

The owner will always be immediately reachable to address any and all questions.

Plenty of parking on the property. 5 minute walk to public transit. 25 minute drive to Harrisburg International Airport. 80 minute drive to Baltimore/Washington International Airport. 90 minute drive to Philadelphia International Airport.

I simply expect our guests to treat the home as they would their own. We do not allow pets and the home is non-smoking.

More Details

Owner
Stephen Ward
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Stephen Ward

I've owned this property for 13 years and have poured my heart and soul into it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Stephen Ward purchased this house in 2002

Amenities

Columbia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Clawfoot Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , 700 Square Foot Master Bedroom Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Our rollaway bed can be placed in one of several locations.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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(21 traveler reviews)

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Historic Ironmaster Mansion, located in the heart of Lancaster County, PA
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

What a treat!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing and we felt truly privileged to live within its walls for a few days. Owner Steve has put tremendous care into restoring the house and it's easy to imagine its former days of glory. Access to the house library is an extra benefit! Our group included four adults and two tweens and we were more than comfortable in the space. We were sorry to leave and hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with 4 adults and 4 children. On arrival we were greeted by Steve, the owner. He gave us a tour, contact info, nearby amenities, and keys before departing. The house is absolutely beautiful following its restoration. The beds were incredibly comfortable, the rooms are spacious, and the house had all of the necessities for cooking - we loved everything about the house! It's meticulously maintained inside and out. Steve was available promptly by text for any questions or recommendations. We are already talking about a return trip to explore more of the area. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for a reunion

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful old home both inside and out. The kitchen and appliances were to die for. The rooms were decorated in wonderful antiques and the bedrooms were very nice with quality mattresses. Even the rollaway was comfortable. The grounds were full of a great variety of plants and trees. Neighborhood cats would lounge among the vegetation.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home, a historical build with just the right modern touches that made it perfect. Very quietly nestled among a few neighbors this is a great location for a family getaway from the hustle and bustle. The scones were a great welcome as well!

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

Gorgeous historic home base to explore Lancaster, Hershey

  • 5 of 5

We want our rental homes to be as important to our vacation experience as our activities, and this historic home was perfect.

Our family of four (including two kids ages 7 and 12) rented the home for three nights between Christmas and New Year's Eve. We were incredibly impressed with details inside the home, from the antiques and architectural detail that gave it so much character to the new bathroom and kitchen.... Speaking of which, it's a perfect kitchen for a group that wants to hang out in the evenings, cooking and catching up, and I'm thinking of bringing my girlfriends back to do just that.

A few examples of activities within half an hour or less of the house include exploring towns throughout Amish country, fantastic antiquing, shopping, dining and, for kids, Hershey Park and Hershey Chocolate World as well as the Turkey Hill ice cream "experience" museum. You can only do (or only want to do) so much of that in one day; we were always excited to come back to the house and relax.

The owner, Steve, was so attentive to every text that we wondered if he ever put his phone down. He even offered suggestions for nearby restaurants and things to do.

We would recommend this beautiful home for families and for groups of friends who appreciate a unique and historic vacation experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and well maintained!

  • 5 of 5

A few friends shared an amazing girls weekend together in this beautiful home! The owner did a beautiful job in restoring and maintaining this home. There was plenty of space for us to enjoy this home and all rooms in the house came fully stocked! We thoroughly enjoyed the Lancaster area, travelling about 20 minutes to most activities we enjoyed that weekend. This home is definitely worth a stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Harrisburg International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Shank's Tavern and others
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lancaster Country Club and others
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Amtrak / Lancaster Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 30
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
McCleary's and others
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Roundtop Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

Nestled on a hill just outside of Historic Marietta, PA (15 minutes from Historic Downtown Lancaster), this 3,600 square foot, Italianate style ironmaster residence sits on a meticulously landscaped one acre lot. Located two miles from Route 30, the home is centrally located to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Hershey Park (20 miles) as well as the entire Lancaster County experience.

Plenty of parking on the property. 5 minute walk to public transit. 25 minute drive to Harrisburg International Airport. 80 minute drive to Baltimore/Washington International Airport. 90 minute drive to Philadelphia International Airport.

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Rates & Availability

Columbia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
08/28/17-09/21/17
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$330
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
09/22/17-10/21/17
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$340
From
$370
Fri,Sat
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
10/22/17-11/21/17
Oct 22 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$320
From
$340
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter #3
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$290
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$370
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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