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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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 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 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

family vacation

  • 4 of 5

It was nice. no headaches. I don't mind renting it again.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, lovely family that owns it, super enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Charming little town and house

  • 5 of 5

This is a super cute little house! It's was comfy and clean. It is little, built before standards for construction for sure but it was easily able to accomodate our big family for the weekend. So that didn't bother us. The kitchen is very nicely redone, and the home had several touches reminisce of the time period back when it was truly lived in. The town is small on a similar scale- the roads are but large sidewalks! Most homes are tucked together very closely and have front porches and Tiffany lamps and it is very charming and beautiful tucked away in the woods in an almost unbelievable way. The heat is electric baseboard and the main floor unit needs repair fyi. Also, could use a new fry pan and the bedroom with the trundles could also use some shades since the street lamp shines quite brightly in there. John and Jacy were helpful and gave us advice on navigating with our big suburban and trailer! Thank you for a nice stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, & fun!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for three nights for the Hershey Car show. The house is well appointed with lots of room to relax. The upstairs bathroom is updated as is the kitchen. Time and effort went into decorating this cottage with antique touches (I especially liked the old games on the walls upstairs) but with comfortable chairs in the living room. After being away all day it was nice to come home to. There is a regular coffee maker in the kitchen as well as a K-cup so you can bring either kind of coffee. We cooked breakfast here and had everything we needed to prepare it. There were plenty of sheets and towels for bed and bath. I'd love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, great neighborhood

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Cutest cottage ever!

  • 4 of 5

We loved this cottage. We had a group of 6 and we all slept comfortably. The only issue we had was the second night where we were unaware that there was a strict quiet time starting at 10 pm on sundays. So don't step outside or leave your windows open after then because you will get grilled. Other than that, we had a ton of fun! The Mt. Gretna Hideaway had great food and was an overall good time.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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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.