Historic Gettysburg Home

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“ Excellent ”
32 Reviews


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per night: $275 - $300
Per week: $1,800
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Gettysburg vacation home rental
The three story white brick house was built in 1803 and has a plaque that states the house was standing during the Battle of Gettysburg and sits on an acre and a half. The property is marked on some battlefield maps as the Forney Farm. The farm was occupied during the Battle by the Confederate Army and the Marx Forney family was awarded war reparations by the PA state government for livestock, tools, and fencing taken.

The house includes a shaded wrap around porch with rocking chairs where you can rock and have your morning coffee. On the first floor is an eat-in-kitchen, living room, dining room, bathroom and a small bedroom (sleeps one). The second floor features four bedrooms and one bathroom. (One king, two queens, and one bedroom with two twin beds.) The attic is open, airy, carpeted, and includes one twin bed.

A minimum of a four night stay is preferred however stays of 3 nights or less are entertained. An additional cleaning fee of $125 will be charged for stays less than 4 nights. Nightly cost is based upon 6 people in the house. Any person after the first 6 is an additional $30 per person per night.
Area Information
The property is located 3 minutes west of downtown Gettysburg and is across the street from Marsh Creek. Situated on an acre and a half, you may often see deer and rabbit as well as an occasional fox or groundhog. There are many different types of birds to see and hear including owls, hummingbirds, and woodpeckers.

The house is conveniently located to the Gettysburg battlefield, the Eisenhower Farm, shopping, Ski Liberty, golf, and downtown. Hershey Park is about an hour away as is Baltimore. Washington DC is about an hour and 20 minute ride from the house.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2014 Dec 31 2014 $275 $300 $1,800 - 2 Nights
Lodging tax: 6% PA tax and 5% Adams Co. collected
Deposits: 50% deposit and signed lease agreement required at time of booking. Final balance due one month before stay begins. Nightly cost is based upon 6 people in the house. Any person after the first 6 is an additional $30 per person per night. Refundable $200 damage deposit required. $125 cleaning fee charged for stays less than 4 nights. Renter responsible for Pay Pal fees incurred.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: $100 per dog fee, please, no cats. Dogs allowed upon discretion of owners. Nightly cost is based upon 6 people in the house. Any person after the first 6 is an additional $30 per person per night. Refundable $200 damage deposit required. Renter responsible for Pay Pal fees incurred. NO SMOKING in the house. We are not a rental agency, this is a private home. Please treat our home with respect so that we may continue to rent the house so that others may enjoy it.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Porch
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Water)
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Golf
    (9 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (10 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Winery
    (25 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (4 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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Debbi Rotenberg


Wonderful house

Best house ever Everything you need is provided Peaceful,beautiful,felt at home great owners CLEAN

Linda Schweitzer

Washington, DC

Historic and homey!

We had a really nice visit in this wonderful and historic Gettysburg house. It was very peaceful and quiet. We really enjoyed relaxing in the rocking chairs on the wrap around porch in the mornings and evenings. The kids enjoyed riding bikes and making a fire at night. And the yard was nice for our golden retriever. It was a very nice place to stay.

Patricia Janet Allen

Cleveland,Richmond,White Plains,NY USA

Easter Weekend at Gettysburg

My family (8 total) spent a wonderful 3 night long weekend at your charming historic home. The beds were comfortable and clean. Your kitchen was well equipped for meals and the location was ideal ,away from the crowds yet only a 5 minute drive into the center of town. We wold love to revisit someday and you were most accomodating. Thank you for making this so memorable.

Zachary Ryan

Schaghticoke, NY

Great place to stay

Went to Gettysburg on vacation. Wanted the comfort of home and still feel like we were on vacation. This was a great choice! If one is looking for a historical feel this is the place. Great location. Libby you have a awesome place can not wait to return next year! Thank you,

Susie Merson Williamson

Dallas, TX USA

AMAZING Gettysburg Experience!

My friends and I decided to stay at this marvelous historic home instead of the host hotel for the American Belgian Malinois Club's 2013 National Specialty. We were four humans and six Belgian Malinois enjoying all the home & surrounding land had to offer! The yard was mowed & maintained, the gorgeous purple/pink azaleas were in full bloom in front of the house, and the weather was agreeable most of the time. A bit of rain just made things greener and more beautiful. The kitchen & grill were put into full use as we cooked at the house each evening. It was a perfect place to prepare meals and enjoy them. The kitchen was fully equiped with everything you could possibly need, which makes it nice when you like to cook! We appreciated Libby's willingness to have our dogs stay at the house. We made sure the dogs respected the house & its furnishings and we were also diligent about picking up their poop in the yard. It's often VERY difficult to find properties will to accept canine guests and it is our responsibility to "leave no trace" of the dogs ever being there. I have stayed at many lovely properties with my dogs when attending dog shows all over the world, but our Gettysburg home stay was the BEST by far! Truly, if you plan to go to Gettysburg, consider this property as your lodging choice. The house shares its history with you and it's so easy to soak it in and SMILE. I do hope to return here one day and share this stunning home with more friends & family! Sipping wine on the porch whilst watching the dogs frolic in the yard...it doesn't get much better than that! :-) Thank you, Libby!

Linda Gifford

Readfield, ME USA


I gave my Dad a trip to Gettysburg for Chrismas. He has been a life-long reader about the Civil War, and always dreamed of going to Gettysburg. I had planned two hotel rooms, and a kennel for the dogs. Then I found this home, and it was perfect. Way large for 3 of us, but a great location (very rural, farms all around, beautiful brook across the street, huge back yard, lots of stunning trees, and a quick jaunt into the southern end of the park, but just 3 miles from the center of town, and the original Black Horse Tavern, --private home-- with historical plaques and notes that it was a civil war confederate hospital at the corner of the road.) The home itself had a great kitchen, wonderfully equipped, a fabulous dining room, a small bedroom and a new bath on the first floor which was perfect for my Dad, and a comfortable living room with an amazing collection of Civil War books, artifacts, and paintings. My Dad was in heaven!. The second floor has 4 bedrooms sharing one new bath, and was very comfortable. Great beds!! There was a porch with rocking chairs, a grilling area with patio furniture, and a wonderful back yard for the dogs. This would be a great place for a big family to gather (sharing bath). And less expensive than 2 rooms at a motel and the kennel. I would stay there again!!

Andrew Simpson

Boston, MA

Real History with Modern Conveniences

My siblings and I went to visit relatives and tour Gettysburg. This house was perfect- perfect location next to battlefields in gorgeous farmland setting; about a 5 minute drive to Gettysburg center; wonderfully quiet, private and serene; perfect furnishings and period memorabilia; perfectly clean with all modern conveniences- including 2 baths with showers, cable TV, stereo, and wifi. Giant rooms nicely furnished with lots of historic touches. Everything a family would need for a great visit. Plus dog friendly! And the owners were as nice as could be and provided lots of useful information and instructions. This place exceeded expectations. More than a place to stay; it's a great experience.

Dawn Lezon


Historical Thanksgiving

We had a fantastic time at this home. And it is truly a home, not just a house. We often rent houses for our vacations, and I have never stayed in a home so well furnished and equipped. The kitchen was better stocked than my own at home with excellent quality equipment. No cheap pots and cookware. We had no problem preparing the biggest meal of the year in this kitchen. And to sit 16 people at the dining room table in a home built before the Civil War and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal was the highlight of our trip. The kids loved the swing in the tree outside and we enjoyed a lovely walk around the grounds. Despite the cool weather, we also spent some time on the Lemonade Porch, sipping warm cider and hot chocolate instead of cold refreshment. The boys particularly enjoyed the loft as their haven. We brought air mattresses, but you could easily add a bed or two up there. Thank you again for giving up your home for Thanksgiving. It was perfect.

Stephanie Glick Pugliese

Pittsburgh, PA

Glorious Weekend in Gettysburg

This was our first time staying in Gettysburg and it was amazing. The historic Gettysburg home was everything I had hoped for - large front porch, rocking chairs and a swing on a tree. Everything we needed for our stay was available. We just needed to bring food and bath soap! The rooms were large and airy. The beds comfortable. Though we were hoping to see ghosts - we did not have that experience. I would certainly return and stay at this house again.

Sandy A. Hall

Sunbury,Ohio USA

Total Recall (Civil War Style)

In preparation for our trip, 4 adults and two teens, we assembled on a number of occasions to study,observe and learn the basics of Gettysburg and to get a feel for what our trip would entail. When we arrived at the property, and stepped through the door, we realized that this house was an 1863(the year the Civil War Visited Gettysburg) farmhouse. It was truly like stepping back in time and becoming a part of the 1860s culture. The decorative furniture was primitive, the setting was pure country with towering trees and a babbling brook, and the wildlife (Mr and Mrs OWL!) were not at all threatened by the presence of some Yankees! We only met the Owls as a result of reading one of the books from the extensive in home library the owner has compiled. The home had an impressive collection of books and publications revolving around Gettysburg and Battle history. The address of the property for instance was on Black Horse Tavern Road. Just one quarter of a mile from the Black Horse Tavern which was a site used by the Confederates as a Hospital to treat their wounded. As I fell into my Total Recall vacation, I could look out the kitchen window and view a Regiment of Confederate Soldiers with cannons in tow, as they emerge from the wooded area across the field. Would they be stopping here at my house or are they headed to the Hospital? Perhaps they need something to eat or will take my home from me! Will they need a place to rest? They are after all my brothers and the rooms here are numerous and capable of sheltering many a needy soldier. Pray God protect us and see our country through this challenging time. This beautiful home was a catalyst that helped bring home the real and true Gettysburg. The Gettysburg that will now occupy a place deep within our hearts as a peice of history that defined a Nation and a people and set a course to greatness, equality and freedom! So if you are the kind of person who enjoys looking back with a realistic view on how things may have looked, how people may have responded and where in that slice of history would you have played a part, take a trip back in time and live the dream!

James Noack

Plano, TX

Gettysburg House

Enjoyed our stay in Gettysburg. House was great. Away from all the hustle of the town. Nice and quiet.

Steve Marcil

Springfield, MA

Very nice

The house and grounds are very nice. The inside was decorated well, everything we needed was available, clean and easy to find. We missed air conditioning in the house,and that was the only drawback because of the heat. We had a good time in the area.

Lisa Ruscansky O'Leary

Burlington, NJ

Awesome New Year's Eve weekend

My friends' families and mine spent a great weekend here in Gettysburg. We could not have asked for a more perfect place to stay. Everything was very clean and the house was stocked with all that we needed. The location is great, close to all the area attractions. We were able to see the New Year's Eve fireworks right from the backyard. Libby was more than accomodating to our large group and we look forward to returning again someday.

Donna Wickham


gettysburg rental

What a beautiful home. We enjoyed the historic civil war home. Five bedrooms, all decorated in period style. The kitchen was modernized and fully equiped. What a wonderful place to stay.

Geri Jamieson



As our daughter was planning her wedding in Gettysburg we knew that the best thing was to rent a home that could house our family and our dog comfortably. We knew a hotel room just woud be so impersonal for the bride to have to get ready as both her and us were not from the area. My husband found this home on the internet so we quickly emailed Libby Hintz to get further information. She could not have been nicer and more accomdating. We chose the Hintz's lovely period style home scattered with artifacts from the Civil War to be a perfect fit. There was plenty of room for all of us. The grounds and the wrap around porch were ideal for wedding pictures. We will always cherish the memories we made that week in the Hintz's home.

Mark Holfelder

Baltimore, Md.

Informative, Relaxing Family vacation!

My family traveled from Williamsburg, Va., W. Long Branch, N.J. and Baltimore, Md. to spend a week together in Gettysburg, Pa. We explored the Battlefields and the historic sights. We took a tour of the churches and their role during the Battle. We would return to our "home" and enjoy the relaxing surroundings. Much time was spent on the porch in the evenings and the fireflies provided us with quite a show, lighting up the trees. The hosts were very accommadating and we enjoyed our experience immensely.

Donna Marie Lindgren

hillsboro, or

historic home visit

This is a lovely period home from the civil war. We had such a wonderful visit...the home has a vast and enjoyable library, lots of space, and while it is so close to all activities it remains a gem of privacy and quiet on the acreage with the little stream accross the road to play in. It is a home full of character. We definitely want to return here when we come to Gettysburg again. Marie in Hillsboro, OR

Carl Demars

Brunswick, ME

great spot

We had a wonderful time at Gettysburg. The house was perfect. Lots of quiet yard to play in. The extensive Civil War library was helpful. Most of all we enjoyed family time exploring the park and surrounding area.

M. Schulman

New Jersey

Family Vacation

The house and grounds are very nice. The inside was decorated well, everything we needed was available, clean and easy to find. We missed air conditioning in the house,and that was the only drawback. We had a good time in the area.

Michael McGowan


Gettysburg vacation

We enjoyed this house immensely. The setting was very relaxing , we were minutes from all the sites. The house was well equipped and met our needs for the week we stayed in Gettysburg.

David Thibodeau

South Berwick,ME

Great Vacation!

This is the second year that we have stayed here. Thank you Libby and Al for being so easy to work with. The house is awesome and the eight of us that were there had plenty of room and fun to do things. The kids stayed busy with the bikes and the many games offered. We made day trips to Harpers Ferry and Lancaster County. Great location and so peaceful. Thank you again.

Jeanette  Bickle

Palmetto, FL USA

Our Summer Get-Away

My husband is a history buff and the fact that the house was part of the Gettysburg battle area and it was there at the time, made the entire trip worthwhile.

Chris Pulver

North Ogden, UT

Peaceful Retreat at Gettysburg

Our entire extended family had a magnificent experience at this peaceful Gettysburg house. Situated just minutes south of the town of Gettysburg, it offered access to the entire battlefield without being in the craziness of the downtown area. The house was large enough that even with 5 adults and 2 kids there was room to have a quiet place to read or just relax. The large collection of Civil War items and books made the experience much more complete and we were able to explore parts of the battlefield that the normal tour groups just skip over. This was my third time to Gettysburg and I still learned new information. The new visitor’s center has some of the best Ranger Programs we’ve been to in the USA. The house exceeded our expectations and if we are able to arrange another get together we will be back to this house. Kudos to the owners and Vacation Home Rentals for making it easy to find spectacular vacation homes such as this.

Angie Strohman

Mallard, Iowa

Awesome house!!!

We stayed here June 7 thru 13 2009. It was a beautiful home. It was so nice to go sight seeing all day then come home and cook supper and relax on the beautiful porch. We have four kids and they enjoyed the room to run around and were off excess energy. They house was a little warm during the day but sleeping at night was great. We plan to revisit the area in a few years and I will definitely be rebooking this house. Thanks Libby and AL for sharing your house. We had a wonderful time.

Kathleen & Family

Massachusetts, USA

Great Gettysburg Retreat!

We just returned home from a most wonderful Gettysburg vacation! This lovely, comfortable home contributed a large part to our enjoyment! While the older traits of the home have been preserved, the modern amenities of the home have been added to ensure a comfortable vacation.The washer and dryer on the first floor are great! A perfect location to start your day of sight-seeing and a most peaceful retreat at the end of the day! Oh that lovely, restful veranda! We were also able to take our two Goldens on some nice walks. The owners are very pleasant to work with as well. I hope that we can return some day!

Ronda Weinell

Pittsburgh, PA

Beautiful Home

What a beautiful home. Well maintained, lots of room, beautiful yard. The home is really close to the Gettysburg attractions yet secluded. It makes you feel like you're part of the history. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

Greg and Joyce Wilkes

Edinboro, PA

Gettysburg Vacation

The house and property were beautiful. Everything that that you could possibly need, towels, dishware, etc., was furnished. We've never had such a relaxing, perfect vacation! We would recommend staying here to everyone!


Manahawkin, NJ USA

Great house

We are civil war buffs and have stayed in Gettysburg many times but this was the first time we rented a home. It was a whole new experience and everything we hoped for. The house had lots of room for our party of nine. The character and charm of this Civil War home made our trip all the more memorable and enjoyable. The owners are very easy to work with also.

David Thibodeau

Maine, USA

Fantastic home!

We stayed for 5 nights at this house and found it very charming. Our group of 4 adults / 3 kids had plenty of room to move around (and stay out of each other's hair) and the yard, wildlife and close proximity to town were all added benefits...as well as the bikes and fire pit! We are thinking of returning next year!


Herndon, VA

A wonderful house...we will be back!

History buffs and old house fans will love staying in this home. It is roomy, comfortable, and well-furnished. (Ground floor bedroom and bath will be appreciated by families traveling with an older parent.) There are books and maps available to brush up on local history as you plan your day. Location is great - easy access to the battlefield and attractions in town, yet a peaceful, secluded setting on a quiet road. Kids enjoyed the bikes and sports gear left in the garage, but sitting on the porch rockers and enjoying nature is nice, too. Only one hour to Hersheypark!

Kimberly Peurasaari


home sweet home

This home is most beautiful, the surroundings where quite,private, full of nature and a REAL place to get away and relax. The home it self was great. Hugh bedrooms plenty of bathrooms for everyone and I will going back again. Not to mention. The price was amazing.

Twyla Schmidt

Eau Claire, WI USA

Wonderful Gettysburg Rental

This is a classic Northern farmhouse that was everything we hoped for and more. We live in Wisconsin and vacationed in Gettysburg over the Fouth of July, with my parents and sister and brother-in-law. Our kids(three boys, oldest is 6) enjoyed the large yard, which is even better in person than in the pictures. Plenty of space for everyone. Ceiling fans in every room kept the house comfortable. Absolutely perfect location. Very private and peaceful, yet under a five minute drive to downtown shops. Just minutes to the first stop on the battlefield tour. Wonderful place for those who appreciate the historical value of that time period to stay. Large collection of civil war books available to renters. Libby and Al were very easy to work with. They even had some plastic dishes, perfect for our boys. A great place for families. We had a lot that we wanted to see and do in the area, and the house was the perfect place for our family to relax and unwind in the evening.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

As our daughter was planning her wedding in Gettysburg we knew that the best thing was to rent a home that could house our family and our dog comfortably. We knew a hotel room just woud be so impersonal for the bride to have to get ready as both her and us were not from the area. My husband found this home on the internet so we quickly emailed Libby Hintz to get further information. She could not have been nicer and more accomdating. We chose the Hintz's lovely period style home scattered with artifacts from the Civil War to be a perfect fit. There was plenty of room for all of us. The grounds and the wrap around porch were ideal for wedding pictures. We will always cherish the memories we made that week in the Hintz's home.
Geri Jamieson

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you have a grill at the house?
A: Yes, we have a Weber charcoal grill.
Q: Do you have a firepit?
A: Yes, we have a firepit that can be moved around.
Q: Do you have outdoor seating?
A: Yes, we have a wooden picnic table (seats 8), a wrought iron picnic set that seats 4, 4 rockers on the porch, and a small round marble top table with 4 chairs on the porch.

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