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Historic Estate and Exquisite Gardens in Lancaster

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This historical estate with its exquisite gardens has been one of the most beloved gems of the Lancaster area since the early 1800s, when it was originally used as a tavern for the Conestoga wagon trade between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and then as an inn in the 1840s. Purchased and remodeled in 1927 by the late James Hale Steinman and Louise McClure (Tinsley) Steinman, this three-story Colonial revivalist mansion still maintains much of the same beauty, grandeur, and elegance as it did in the early 20th century. The 12-bedroom, 9,688-square-foot estate has been adored, not just by the friends, family, and guests who enter, but the entire community as well. The property is famous for its 7.8 acres of impeccably maintained grounds and gardens featuring over 3,300 annuals, about 400 tropical plants, over 160 varieties of perennials and over 160 rose bushes representing almost 20 different varieties of the flower. Spend the warm summer days splashing in the vast 60-foot in-ground pool, or strolling along the wide variety of gardens and greenhouses across all 7.8 acres. ​9,688sf | 7.8ac | 12 beds | 9 full & 1 half baths Architectural features | Historic 3-story mansion; Colonial revivalist architecture; Wood and tile floors; Vast windows with window boxes; Ample natural light; Fireplace Historical | Built around 1812; Used as a tavern and inn in the 1800s; Architect Frank J. Everts remodeled in 1930 after being purchased by James Hale Steinman and Louise McClure (Tinsley) Steinman; Edgar Allan Poe’s great-nephew wrote a book while visiting about the grounds Main house | Spacious bedrooms; Gourmet kitchen; Center hall, drawing room, and dining room, all from the property’s days as a tavern Additional spaces | Bathhouse; Colonial-style orangery; Terrace; 6 permanent greenhouses; Woodshed Dance floor | Al fresco dining space | Seating capacity of 32+ Outdoor amenities | 60 ft. in-ground pool; 3 ft. deep wading pool; Extremely well-kept grounds Additional features | Restored lime kiln-turned garden written about by Edgar Allan Poe’s great-nephew; Covered walkways; Multiple indoor and outdoor lounge areas Gardens | Beautifully manicured; 5000 tropical and sub-tropical plants; Boxwood, rose, and water gardens, Fountains; Paved paths; Built-in business Location | 15 minutes to Lancaster Airport; 1.5 hours to Philadelphia and 2.5 hours to NYC and their respective airports

Category and style

Event Space

Craftsman

Parking

Private parking for 20 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: Street

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
9688 sq ft

Location Rules

No adult filming
No smoking
No pets

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Wifi

Features

Conventional Ceiling
Fountain
Garden
Kitchen
Library
Patio
Carpet Floor
Dark Wood Floor
Tiles Floor
Roman Pool
Colored Walls
Wallpaper

Crew access

Stairs
Street Level
Location
Exact location provided after booking