Voted #1 Vacation Rental in Gettysburg in 2021, 2022 and 2023! Peaceful, private, comfortable. Minutes from the battlefield, 8 miles to Ski Liberty.

Overview

Voted #1 rental in ‘21, ‘22 & 2023, Blue Coat Cottage is nestled among the fields of historic Gettysburg and sits between 2 picturesque farms directly across the street from Marsh Creek. We offer the perfect blend of proximity to the famous battlefield and peaceful country living. Being just 8 miles from Ski Liberty makes the cottage a great winter getaway. This charming home sleeps 6 making it perfect for families and friends. We have everything you need for a comfortable & memorable stay!

The entire cottage and property are yours to enjoy while staying at Blue Coat Cottage in Gettysburg. Whether you’re relaxing inside or outdoors on the patio we hope you find it restful and peaceful. When the weather cooperates put your feet up in the hammock and watch the sheep graze nearby, the blue heron land in Marsh Creek, deer and fox frolicking in the surrounding fields, and the birds singing in the trees.

We are sticklers for cleanliness. All of our beds and pillows have protective covers, as well as the mattresses, and our bedding is completely changed after each guest (including comforters). Every high touch area is cleaned and sanitized between guests with disinfectant.

3 Bedrooms - Cozy Earth bamboo sheets and cotton sheets by Threshold.

Unleash your inner homesteader - the cottage and backyard are all yours to enjoy during your stay. Sit under the glow of the Edison lights or enjoy some s’mores around the chiminea.

Experience seamless check-in with our no-contact option. No need to worry about lost keys, as each guest is provided with a unique code to access our lock pad.

We are minutes from the battlefield and 8 miles from Ski Liberty. The cottage sits across from Marsh Creek (the very creek Gen. Robert E. Lee and his fighting forces retreated over in 1863) and between 2 picturesque farms so if peace, quiet and some nature are in order, you’ll love Blue Coat Cottage!

We have a small sloped driveway to the left of the cottage large enough for 2 vehicles. We regularly park an SUV and pickup truck in the driveway. Should you need more room you are welcome to park across the street in the grass, but please note that property does not belong to us.

This 114-year-old home, situated between two farms and surrounded by fields, with a view of the creek where General Robert E. Lee and his forces retreated on July 4, 1863, has low ceilings. Tall individuals should exercise caution when navigating the stairwell landing and the ceiling fans in the master bedroom. Due to its rural location, insects may occasionally make their way inside, particularly if the back door is left open for extended periods. While regular pest control measures are in place, the longer the back door is open, the greater the likelihood of insects entering the cottage.
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Sleeping configuration

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

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Activities

Kayaking
Cycling
Fishing
Hunting
Horseback riding
Walking
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching

Suitability

Child friendly
We do have plastic plates, plastic cups, doorknob covers and outlet covers.
Children's books and toys
No events allowed
NO parties or gathering events.
Visitors other than guests - Host needs to know number, time and identities of outside visitors prior to booking.
No smoking allowed
ABSOLUTELY NO smoking or narcotics on the premises. NO smoking in the cottage, on the front porch or in the backyard. If we see evidence of smoking it is immediate grounds for removal from the property without a refund.
Parking Included
We have enough room in the driveway for 2 vehicles. If more room is needed you are welcome to park across the road in the grass but we do not own that property.

Park in the driveway, not over the top of it or on the sidewalk in the back. We have a septic holding tank so there is absolutely no parking in the grass. Watch out for the well cap to the left of the driveway (marked by a small American flag). If you have more than one car in your group you may also park across the street in the grass.

Getting around

We have a small driveway to the left of the cottage large enough for 2 vehicles. We regularly park an SUV and pickup truck in the driveway. Should you need more room you are welcome to park across the street in the grass.

Please stop at the top of the driveway, not over it in the grass or sidewalk. We have a septic holding tank in the backyard which will not hold the weight of a vehicle.

Scenic views

Blue Coat Cottage sits directly across from Marsh Creek.
Water view
Valley view
Garden view
Woods view

Location & Views

If you crave peace & quiet, but want to be close to all things Gettysburg we have you covered!
Waterfront
Woods
Ski Slopes
Farmstay

About us

My husband and I are huge history buffs and love walking the Gettysburg battlefield. When the opportunity to purchase the cottage came about we jumped on it. Now we have a place to retreat to in a town which is special to us.
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Policies

Check In: 3PM - Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
We offer no contact check-in. Guests don’t have to worry about losing a key as we use a lock pad with codes unique to each guest.

24 hours before your arrival, you will receive a passcode to the front door. That code will activate at 3pm on your date of arrival and will expire at 11am on the day of departure.
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No events allowed
NO parties or gathering events.
Visitors other than guests - Host needs to know number, time and identities of outside visitors prior to booking.
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No pets
NO pets of any kind. I am highly allergic to dogs. We have this policy to protect my health and our other guests who suffer from allergies. There are many pet friendly accommodations in the area.
No smoking allowed
ABSOLUTELY NO smoking or narcotics on the premises. NO smoking in the cottage, on the front porch or in the backyard. If we see evidence of smoking it is immediate grounds for removal from the property without a refund.
Minimum age limit for renters: 21
21
Maximum occupancy: 6
House Rules
We are easygoing people and want you to have a restful, stress free stay with us. However, there are rules in place to protect our property and make a comfortable stay for every guest.

NO parties or gathering events.
Visitors other than guests - Host needs to know number, time and identities of outside visitors prior to booking.

ABSOLUTELY NO smoking or narcotics on the premises. NO smoking in the cottage, on the front porch or in the backyard. If we see evidence of smoking it is immediate grounds for removal from the property without a refund.

NO pets of any kind. I am highly allergic to dogs. We have this policy to protect my health and our other guests who suffer from allergies. There are many pet friendly accommodations in the area.

NO loud music or disturbance to neighbors. They live here permanently and we want to maintain a good relationship with them.

Please understand the cottage sits between two fields and is directly across from a creek. We have a monthly pest control service but you may see a bug or two inside the cottage at times, especially if the backdoor is open for long periods of time. These creatures reside in nature and we have no control over them. Thus we do not refund if you encounter them during your stay.

Host is not responsible for any items left by the guests. It is the guest's financial responsibility to cover the cost of shipping any item left in the home.
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Payment Policy
100% of the booking amount (nightly rate + cleaning fee + taxes) must be paid at the
time of booking. Full payment is due within 24 hours of the booking date. If full payment is not received within 24 hours the booking will be canceled.

We accept payment via Paypal (3.49% fee paid by renter) or Venmo (1.9% fee paid by renter) Paypal e-mail address is lasmb1@ptd.net
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Damage Deposit Policy
As a security deposit alternative, Houfy Protect, an upfront nonrefundable low cost property damage protection policy for just $5 per night, is taken at time of booking.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations at least 7 days prior to check-in will be refunded 100%. Cancellations 4-6 days prior to check-in will be refunded 50%. Any cancellations
less than 4 days prior to check-in there will be no refund given. There are no Refunds for late
check-in, early departures, or reduction of nights reserved after check-in.
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Notes
This 114-year-old home has low ceilings in some areas. If you’re super tall you may bump your head in the stairwell, and on the ceiling fan in the master bedroom.

The cottage sits between two farms, surrounded by fields and across the street from the very creek which General Robert E. Lee, and most of his fighting force, retreated over on July 4, 1863. Because our home is in the country you may see an occasional insect inside, especially if the back door is open for long periods of time. We do have regular pest control, but the longer the back door is open the greater chance there is of insects coming inside the cottage.

The home is equipped with 2 outdoor cameras pointed at entrances for your safety and to protect our property. We utilize these cameras during off times to ensure the home is secure since we use this property exclusively as a short-term vacation rental and do not live there. Arrival footage is reviewed to confirm occupancy limits are being respected, and no pets are brought.
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