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Relaxing Family Retreat in Mt. Gretna

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Take a trip to a more peaceful time in this charming, campmeeting community filled with many Victorian gingerbread-trimmed cottages and quiet walking streets. Reminicent of a former time, this close-knit community hosts numerous artistic and cultural events throughout the season. Located on a quiet street, within walking distance of all the activities, this newly renovated cottage sleeps up to 7 people in 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms.

John & Jacy Hess
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018


Mount Gretna Heights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bathroom -
    Bathroom 1 - tub , shower , claw foot tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Single with a trundle bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , TV and DVD player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
* The entire house has been recently renovated * 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths * 2 double beds, single bed with trundle, and double pull out sofa (sleeps 8) * Full Kitchen with island (fridge, oven, microwave, and dishwasher - Keurig machine) * Claw foot tub and glass shower * 2 flat screen TVs with DVD players, Wii game console * Cable and Internet access * Year round cottage with heat and air conditioning * Off Street parking * Gingerbread framed, spacious porch perfect for relaxing


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Relaxing Family Retreat in Mt. Gretna
average rating of 4.633333 based on 30 reviews
Rochester, NY

Cute house in nice location

  • 4 of 5

We visited with our three young children and one other adult to spend Labor Day weekend in Hershey Park. We didn’t know how cute mt gretna was and was pleasantly surprised by the location! House was adorable and well stocked. Homes are close together, however, and we have early rising kids and a tantruming toddler which was a bit stressful as we didn’t want to disturb the neighbors. Jiggers ice cream shop was a must do (churro sundae made my night!) Mt gretna pizza place wasn’t too great. We walked to a jazz concert one night. I do feel like the house could have been a bit cleaner as we found ants on the counter and spilled cereal on the floor upon arrival from previous tenants. Area under beds was quite dirty which we discovered by looking for a lost paci. We couldn’t figure out how to work the cable but the wii was nice. Kitchen was stocked with pepper but not salt. Bring a baby gate for the stair bottoms or gate young children in a room as steps are funky.

Otherwise, it was a great visit! Approximately 30 minutes from Hershey Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place with a lot of character!

  • 5 of 5

First off, I should start by saying that if you're coming to Mount Gretna, you'll want to be outside most of the time. The community is adorable and fully walkable; there are so many quirks to explore that you should be inside for much more than meals and sleeping.

That being said, the house was great overall. The porch was fantastic, the kitchen and bathrooms were newly renovated, and the location was superb, located right in front of a small pocket park full of trees. We had four adults and four young children, and had a great time. Much like all the homes in Mount Gretna, it is an an old home, and was originally built just for summer living. That means the walls are somewhat thin, the house is generally pretty creaky, and the stairs are narrow and steep. But as long as you know what you're getting into, none of this should dissuade you from renting the place.

We had a great time at the house, and would happily visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old quaint different.

  • 3 of 5

The house is small and old. The location is quaint and different. Over all we enjoyed our stay. We went to Hersey Park (30 minutes) the 2 days we were there. So the House was more just to sleep in. If we needed to spend a lot of time at the house it may have become challenging(3 adults 3 children) All rooms were small and all walls were paper thin. There is no privacy inside or out. The house is in a very unique location, more of a commune type place. Different from anything I’ve seen before. The kitchen and bathrooms were very nice and updated with good quality linens.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for time in Pennsylvania Dutch Country

  • 4 of 5

This property was perfect for two adults and two teenage children and in the perfect location for a three day tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. We did Hersheypark one day, an Amish tour in Bird-in-Hand another day and a lot of driving around to take in the beautiful countryside. I had no idea that the house was a part of the Mt. Gretna Campmeeting which is listed in the national register of historic places. The campmeeting alone is a reason to stay here. It is such a pleasant and relaxing environment and all of the homes are unique and interesting to walk around and look at. The house has a cottage feel, very relaxing and very rustic. Despite the proximity of the house to the other houses, it is so quiet within the campmeeting and everyone is so respectful of their surroundings. The kitchen has just about everything you'll need from a tool perspective but not necessarily leftover things like salt or sugar or tin foil. Bring those things if they are important for what you're doing. I had an array of spices left behind by someone else, but no salt for example. No big deal. The mattresses, pillows and towels are as rustic as the house so if you're looking for a luxury night sleep, you probably won't get it, but you're in a cottage in the woods so adjust your expectations. All of the instructions you receive prior to your arrival are comprehensive and there were no problems whatsoever finding the property, getting in or using the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, fun little house

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice time and the kids loved it there.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing retreat with so much charm!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location! Cozy and calm with all the necessities. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Hersheypark.

* Hershey Chocolate World.

* Hershey Gardens & Butterfly House.

* The Hershey Story & Museum.

* Hershey Outlet shopping.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hike up to Governor Dick.

* Visit the Mt. Gretna Nature Center.

* Free Outdoor Concerts.

* Rails to Trail Bike ride.

* Stroll through the community to see unique architecture.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Swimming or canoeing at the Lake.

* Mini-Golf.

* Ice Cream @ The Jigger Shop.

* Children's Theater @ Gretna Playhouse.

* Take a tour of Amish country.

Walking distance to

* One block from Gretna's famous outdoor Tabernacle with a wide variety of high quality, family friendly performances throughout the summer season

* Mt. Gretna Art show in August

* Gretna Playhouse

* Tennis courts

* Playgrounds

* Hiking/biking trails

* Various restaurants (including fine dining, ice cream parlor, upscale bar & grill, pizza shop, and breakfast/lunch cafe)

* Gretna Lake (swimming,canoeing, etc)

* Mini-Golf

* Roller Skating rink

Easy drive to

* Hershey area and Hersheypark

* Lancaster County Amish Country

* Harrisburg, PA

* Several local golf courses

* Outlet shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $80

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.