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Historic Ironmaster Mansion, Located in the Heart of Lancaster County, PA

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Overview of Historic Ironmaster Mansion, Located in the Heart of Lancaster County, PA

Historic Ironmaster Mansion, Located in the Heart of Lancaster County, PA

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
Columbia, PA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationChickies Rock Park7 min walk
  • Popular LocationTurkey Hill Experience3 min drive
  • Popular LocationNational Watch and Clock Museum4 min drive
  • AirportHarrisburg, PA (MDT-Harrisburg Intl.)29 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
3650 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    2 queen beds
Common area
    1 twin/single bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Historic Ironmaster Mansion, Located in the Heart of Lancaster County, PA

Family-friendly vacation home in Columbia
Nestled on a hill just outside of Historic Marietta, PA (15 minutes from Historic Downtown Lancaster), this 3,600 square foot, Italianate style ironmaster residence sits on a meticulously landscaped one acre lot. Located two miles from Route 30, the home is centrally located to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Hershey Park (20 miles) as well as the entire Lancaster County experience.

The entire home has been carefully restored and decorated with an eclectic mix of antiques and art. Features include:
* Spacious rooms with 10+ foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing for ample amounts of natural light
* Elaborate woodwork
* Restored original grain painting throughout
* Original plank floors with Persian area rugs throughout
* Streaming music throughout first floor
* High speed WIFI throughout house and grounds
* Central Air Conditioning
* Hundreds of books of all types located throughout the home

The home's exterior features include:
* Three porches, including a forty foot long front porch with elaborate cast iron façade and small dining area, perfect for al fresco dining
* Multiple outdoor seating/dining areas, including one located north of the house with seating for six and a charcoal grill
* Herb garden, located outside the kitchen, for your culinary use
* Nearly an acre of exquisitely landscaped gardens
* Mature trees, including redwood, chestnut, tulip poplar, magnolia, weeping copper beech and many others
* Plenty of parking on the property

First floor highlights include:
* A large, 450 square foot “stainless steel and granite” gourmet kitchen, including all the essentials.
* Coffee burr grinder/french press, traditional coffee maker, and a Nespresso Machine with milk frother for cappuccino/espresso
* Dining room with a 12 foot long table that comfortably seats 10 people
* “Entertainment room” with leather seating and 55” 4K Ultra-HD Smart TV with Hi-Definition Cable, various streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, Pandora, Spotify, etc.), Blu Ray DVD player, and state of the art surround sound
* Formal living room with grand piano

The home’s second floor includes:
* Three bedrooms, with a total of five beds: a king-sized bed, two queen-sized beds, a double bed, and a rollaway bed. One of the bedrooms is a 700 square foot, two-room master suite.
* 300 thread count, 100% cotton sateen linens
* Pillows, down comforters and feather beds by Pacific Coast Feather
* Soaps, Shampoo and Conditioner by Tarocco
* Two full bathrooms, including a Master Bath with a large marble walk-in shower, front-loading, high-capacity washer/dryer and marble vanity, and a second bath, which includes a clawfoot tub/shower and period details
* Hairdryer, iron & ironing board
* Second floor porch, accessible from hallway
* Many restored original details, including unique interior tri-fold shutters which fold into the wall when fully closed

This home is located just outside Marietta PA, across the road from the Susquehanna River and Susquehanna River Trail, which connects the historic river towns and villages of Columbia, Marietta, Bainbridge, and Falmouth. Cross the street and you're in the historic river town of Marietta, which features a nice selection of restaurants and taverns and loads of charm.

Guests have access to the entire home and outdoor areas. Please see the photos for some highlights.

The owner will always be immediately reachable to address any and all questions.

Plenty of parking on the property. 5 minute walk to public transit. 25 minute drive to Harrisburg International Airport. 80 minute drive to Baltimore/Washington International Airport. 90 minute drive to Philadelphia International Airport.

I simply expect our guests to treat the home as they would their own. We do not allow pets and the home is non-smoking.

(Photography by Casadei Photography)
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. Televisions come with Netflix. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Stephen Ward

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Blender


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Dining room
  • Living room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Music library
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Rafting nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 3650 sq ft (339 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Historic Ironmaster Mansion Located Heart Lancaster County PA
Historic Ironmaster Mansion Located Heart Lancaster County PA

About this area


This vacation home is located in Columbia. Samuel S. Lewis State Park and Chickies Rock Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Susquehanna Glass Factory and Kreider Farms. Consider The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey for a night out or Boulders Mini Golf if you're traveling with kids. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and water tubing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking and mountain biking. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Chickies Rock Park - 7 min walk
  • Turkey Hill Experience - 3 min drive
  • National Watch and Clock Museum - 4 min drive
  • Wright's Ferry Mansion - 5 min drive
  • Susquehanna Glass Factory - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Mount Joy Station - 7 min drive
  • Harrisburg Intl. Airport (MDT) - 29 min drive


  • McCleary's Public House — 3 min drive
  • The Railroad House Inn — 3 min drive
  • Columbia Kettle Works — 4 min drive
  • Hinkle's Restaurant — 5 min drive
  • Union Station Grill — 5 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 32 out of 34 reviews
5 - Excellent 94%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 34 reviews
4 - Good 3%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 34 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 34 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 34 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Awesome Stay in an Unforgettable Home
We loved this home and property. The home is decorated very well with antiques and historical touches everywhere. It was neat just exploring the different rooms. The dining room was excellent for us. We entertained family and friends comfortably. The grounds were beautiful with lots of birds to watch. We highly recommend this rental. You won't regret it!

5/5 Excellent

Great property!
We (2 adults and 3 children - 13, 13, 11) recently stayed at Mount Pleasant for 3 nights. Communication with Steve was excellent (he was so responsive to emails and texts) - even assisting us with troubleshooting a TV issue for ~ 25 minutes over the phone. The house and grounds are beautiful. There was more than enough room for the kids to run around and play outside. The home has been restored wonderfully while still capturing original details. (And the pictures are a true representation). The kitchen contains everything you would need (even coffee and tea). I honestly can't say enough about our stay - it was a perfect place to spend quality time as a family.

5/5 Excellent

Everything was not only as advertised, but exceeded expectations! Steve is a great host. Very responsive and attentive. The home itself, omgsh!!! Beds are super comfy!! Showers/baths great pressure and temperature were in point! Everything in the house was meticulously kept and great attention was paid to details. I'd return just to read the books scattered throughout.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect winter getaway
This house was wonderfully renovated and is the perfect place for a weekend with friends. Steve is a great host. We would love to come again.

5/5 Excellent

Thanksgiving Bubble
With our adult children living in Philadelphia and Washington, DC this property was ideally located equidistant from both. We planned this trip when the virus situation was improving so we were a little nervous when cases started rising again. But we all got tested and moved our bubble to this beautiful home for Thanksgiving. We had a large group, but there was more than enough room for all of us to have our own space. The huge kitchen with high-end appliances was a frequent gathering place. All the essentials were there, from coffee to spices. The long table in the dining room was perfect for Thanksgiving dinner on a beautiful November day when we had all the doors and windows open. The trail along the river across the road from the house was an added bonus. There is plenty of parking. Steve has worked hard to maintain the historical integrity of the house while still offering modern amenities, so that makes for an interesting setup of the two bathrooms, but it worked fine. Our only extra advice for future renters is that Google and Apple Maps have a little trouble with the directions, so be sure to ask Steve about this ahead of time. Large groups will love this property.