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Historic Home in Charming Lititz Pennsylvania - The Center of Amish County

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6

Built in the 1800's, Basset House is a wonderful, restful place to experience Pennsylvania Dutch Country. You enter the house via a central hallway, seeing a beautiful living room to your left, the kitchen to the rear, and the staircase with original wooden bannister to your right. The living room has comfortable chairs and its old charm, but also modern amenities like a flat screen TV with cable, an Apple TV, and Netflix. Next to the living room is a full dining room, with built-in cabinets. The kitchen also has that older feel but is equipped with a new range and dishwasher. Behind the kitchen is an enclosed porch with more comfortable chairs and a small table, making it the perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.

The upstairs has four bedrooms, two with double beds, one with a twin bed, and one with a crib. All mattresses are Tempurpedic. The bathroom includes a tub/shower.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018


Lititz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front Bedroom - 1 double
    Rear Bedroom - 1 double
    Baby's Bedroom - 1 baby crib
    Twin Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Historic Home in Charming Lititz Pennsylvania - The Center of Amish County
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the character of the house and backyard not to mention the amazing small town of Lititz. We walked to some great pubs, had fun in Lititz Springs park and spent a lot of time at the ice cream shop across the street!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicki, We are delighted that you enjoyed visiting our Bassett House. Our goal is to provide a welcoming and comfortable home for our guests, while they are creating memories of their time spent at our home and exploring our small of town of Lititz, PA. The Park is a fun spot and, of course, the ice cream shop is a special favorite of mine. Please remember us when you plan a return visit. Warmest regards, The Poohbiscuitfarm Family
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Fantastic Location!

  • 5 of 5

This house is located right in the middle of all action in Lititz. We had five adults and a toddler in the house and it worked perfectly for our family vacation. The house is stocked, clean, and well organized. Any time you have a question the owners are quick to respond. There are plenty of unique shops and restaurants within walking distance including Sturgis Pretzels (a family favorite). Lititz is perfectly situated in Pennsylvania - about an hour to an hour and a half from Hershey, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, etc. We definitely enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location to everything & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had a great time at the Bassett House . The location was perfect for everything. Just what we were hoping for since we are planning to move into the area. Sutter's Inn was fantastic. Also Ciro's Italian restaurant was amazing. The people at the Pub at the Sutter's Inn were very friendly .

I would highly recommend staying here.

The house was clean and Debbie was very helpful when we had questions.

Hope to return if we don't buy a house first.

Barry Welker & Cliff scipione

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Comfortable home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My boss, coworker and I rented this home for a "girls weekend." The location was perfect. We were right in the heart of Lititz within walking distance of the main shopping and dining district of Lititz. The home was comfortable, beautifully decorated and all linens were provided. We all agreed that we will be back next year for another "retreat."

As an aside, we did not have children with us, but the home was definitely "child friendly." They had safety gates, a crib, high chair, etc.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was well-appointed, clean and fresh. The beds were very comfortable with high quality linen. The location of the Bassett House was awesome; and Lititz was such a beautiful quaint town. Making arrangements with Joann was a breeze. We were three women celebrating our 60th birthday and it was perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family came up to Lititz to see our daughter at Linden Hall. It was just one walking-block away from us. We even had a front row seat to the Halloween Parade. This house has ample space for us all. I love old homes and it was thrilling to get to be inside of such history.(built in 1848) Since it is located on Main St., it is within walking distance of all local restaurants and shops. If anyone has a chance to experience this historic wonder, DO SO!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Rt. 222
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Atlantic City
Car: recommended

Downtown Lititz Pennsylvania takes you back to a simpler time. Lined with small shops, including an English Pub, and old fashioned ice-cream parlor, a candy story, the Wilbur Chocolate Factory, and numerous antique and craft shops, the town is a wonderful reprieve from the rigors of our every day lives. Get in your car and within minutes you are in the heart of Amish Country, where you can see the beautifully maintained farms. You can also travel to the City of Lancaster (5 miles away), and see a show at the country's oldest continuos running live theater (the Fulton), visit numerous art galleries, attend a minor league baseball game, and buy provisions at the nearly 200 year old Central Market.

Antiquing also abounds in the area, with numerous small shops in and around Lititz, and larger antique malls to the north in Adamstown.

For Civil War buffs, Gettysburg is about one hour to the west. On your way there, stop at the quaint old riverside towns of Columbia, Marietta and Wrightsville.

More modern amenities are also not far. The region boasts four amusement parks -- Dutch Wonderland for smaller kids, Hershey and Dorney Parks for older kids, and Knoebles Grove, an older-style park set in the woods with wooden coasters and fun houses.

You can also travel to Philadelphia by either train or car and experience the galleries, museums, restaurants and other attractions.

Once you arrive back home, you are walking distance to a number of restaurants, or you can cook for yourself in the fully equipped kitchen. Relax then on the enclosed back porch, or in the comfortable living room equipped with an Apple TV, Bose Music system, and an extensive music library. While the home was built in the 1800's and maintains many of its original features, it has the modern touches you want, including wireless access, Tempurpedic beds, a dishwasher, and first floor laundry.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

A $300 deposit is required to reserve house. The deposit converts to a damage deposit and is not applied as rent. The full rent is due upon arrival. The deposit is return within 10 days of departure provided there was no damage or theft from house.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.