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Hornet's Nest Retreat

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5.0 of 5 bubbles
7 reviews
Back view
Front porch, view, overlooks valley
view from driveway
view from the spring
Kitchen 1
Kitchen 2
Living room 2
Living room / fireplace
Bedroom 1
Front porch
From sunroom toward side deck
Living room 3
Toward the meadow
Bedroom 2 (of 3)
Side deck and rear view
Bathroom (tub & shower)
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Emmitsburg, Maryland
For Civil War enthusiasts, this is a perfect location from which one can explore Gettysburg and the 150th annivesary of the battle. Nearby also, and within an hour's drive, are the Antietem and Monacacy battlefields, the Civil War trail along Route 15, and the Civil War Museum of Medicine in Frederick
The house is situated 10 miles south of Gettysburg along Route 15. This stone house was built in 1833, and is on a mountainside surrounded by 3 acres of cleared land. There are 30 acres of woodland for hiking.
There is a large eat-in modern kitchen including a washer/dryer, a living room with the original fieldstone fireplace,a sitting room with a view of the woods, a large porch overlooking the valley, and a deck. The second floor has three small bedrooms and a full bathroom. There is a queen bed, a full bed, a single be...
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About the Owner, Mary Q
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 40 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 192 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 7 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #FKN2591559
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English first
Kanawha, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
person found this review helpful

I stayed with extended family for a week at the beautiful historic Hornet's Nest. It was fabulous. The home is cozy for a larger group, but very comfortable. The favorite place was the original porch - such a great view! The expansive lawn was perfect for walks with our dog. The kids enjoyed the two tree swings as well as the bordering woods. It was perfectly situated for side trips to Gettysburg and Washington DC,...

Beth S
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

I traveled with two of my daughters and my granddaughter and wanted something a little different than a chain motel, we could get that anywhere. I was so glad that I found Hornets Nest. It is a beautiful location on the mountain, surrounded by woods, but only 15 minutes away from Gettysburg. The home contained everything you could possibly need. I had coffee on the porch and even managed to make breakfast for my daughters...

Wendy W
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2014 for a stay in December 2014
person found this review helpful

Talk about having everything! I'm a detailed person and this place truly has everything! The civil war themed deco with the large working fireplace was the real deal. Gorgeous sunrise view from the front porch and deer perusing in the back yard. It's a well loved and cared for home. I'm so glad they were willing to share it with us. Thank you!

Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
people found this review helpful

We loved our time at the Hornet's Nest! Everything was beautifully prepared for us and they even had fresh flowers on the table when we arrived. We were traveling with family to Gettysburg to gain insight into the significance of the Civil War. To be able to stay in a home that was there at the time added greatly to our experience. The house has been updated with a lovely kitchen and sun room, but...

Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
people found this review helpful

Beautiful, secluded setting, just a scenic drive away from many fantastic restaurants and popular attractions. Every morning brought the serenity of breakfast and tea on the covered porch surrounded by trees, butterfly gardens, and wildlife visitors. A perfect vacation destination for rest and renewal!

  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • VCR
  • Washer
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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