Friday, November 29, 2013

Are You In Harrisburg for an Extended Trip or Transitioning to a New Home? How Short-Term Housing Makes the Most Cents

When you travel for business and you need short-term housing in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania region, you have three choices: hotels, extended stay hotels and corporate housing. Here are some basic facts about these three possibilities:

 Corporate Housing in Harrisburg PA

·         Hotels offer daily housekeeping services, amenities, free breakfast, and 24-hour reception. Hotel drawbacks include paying a lot for a small amount of space and no kitchen to prepare meals. Hotels are great if you’re staying in the Harrisburg region for less than a week.

·         Extended stay hotels offer daily housekeeping services, provide amenities, as well as kitchenettes, including a microwave oven, coffee maker, and refrigerator. However, their drawbacks include no oven to cook meals, small space to live in, and their locations can be tough to find. If you’re coming to the Harrisburg area for two to four weeks of corporate travel, extended stay hotels are the way to go due to lower day rates and their kitchenette availability.

·         Short-term housing provides a home-like atmosphere, amenities, and a full kitchen. Yet, there is no free breakfast and less frequent housekeeping. If you’re visiting the Harrisburg region for an extended period of time, then furnished apartments are the way to go.

Consider Short-Term Housing
If you’re traveling in the Harrisburg, Hershey, Mechanicsburg, or York, Pennsylvania areas, consider staying at one of the furnished apartments through Contemporary Short-Term Housing, With Contemporary Short-Term Housing, you’ll have the choice of five different housing units, either in Harrisburg or located in its nearby suburbs. You’ll also have five different home-like settings to choose from, including townhomes, condominiums, and a loft-style apartment. All five furnished homes are near major highways, such as U.S. Route 15, I-81, I-83, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Here are some amenities Contemporary Short-Term Housing provides for you:

 Furnished Apartments in Mechanicsburg PA

·         Utilities: HD cable TV, water, electric, sewer, trash, and in some homes, VoIP services

·         Living/Dining Room: sofa, love seat, coffee table, end tables, lamps, HD television, DVD player, dining table, dining chairs, and pictures

·         Kitchen: pots & pans, cooking utensils, dishes, glasses, knives, mixing bowls, placemats, napkins, silverware, cutting board, service tray, cookie sheets, bakeware, toaster, coffee maker, wine glasses, can opener, kitchen towels, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposer, refrigerator, self-cleaning stove

·         Housewares: broom, dustpan, vacuum, mop, clock radio, bath towels, comforter, blankets, hand towels, hangers, iron, washcloths, in-unit washer and dryer

·         Some of our homes have garages, gas grills, private decks, social areas, and swimming pools.

 Corporate Housing In Hershey PA

Make you next extended stay in the central Pennsylvania region with ContemporaryShort-Term Housing. For more information, visit our website, or call us at 1-800-384-4410 or 717-458-3098. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Why Short-Term Housing is Best for an Extended Stay Business Trip

According to travel and hospitality experts, business travel is on the upswing—a sure sign that the economy may be recovering. Yet, companies are still holding tightly to their purse strings when it comes to corporate travel.

Companies are encouraging their travelers to stay in less expensive hotels, and instead of taking the direct route on a flight, they’re encouraging their employees to take flights were there are some layovers. Indeed, corporations want their employees to accomplish a lot of business in the least amount of time to save money.
What does that mean for the business traveler? Your role in this upswing is to consider staying in short-term housing rather than in traditional settings, such as a hotel. And by staying in short-term housing in the Harrisburg region, you can visit restaurants, entertainment, and other venues that are offered in Central Pennsylvania.

How does short-term housing benefit you and your employer? Here are six pros to consider when it comes to temporary housing while you’re out on the road:

  1. Short-term housing saves companies money because they provide a lot of amenities for one price rather than having them tacked onto a hotel bill at the end of a stay
  2. Short-term housing encourages healthy and more budget-friendly meals since corporate travelers will have groceries and appliances provided for them in their temporary homes
  3. Business travelers save time with laundry and other tasks since everything is provided under one roof instead of having to outsource these tasks
  4. Short-term housing, like many hotels, are located near airports and major highways, but they offer the hominess that allows you to relax in the evenings
  5. Short-term housing in Harrisburg provides you with more security by its location in the suburbs.

Contemporary Short Term Housing in the Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Hershey and York, Pennsylvania area provides all of the benefits of home while traveling on business. Companies happily reserve CSTH for its reasonable costs, it locations to major transportation and highways, as well as for its coziness.

To learn more about CSTH, go to their website at

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fun for Everyone at the Whitaker Center

If you’re temporarily living in executive homes in Harrisburg, Pa., and you’re looking for something to do over the weekend, check out the Whitaker Center. The Whitaker Center, at 222 Market Street in Harrisburg, houses the arts and sciences for all ages under one roof.  

Whether you’re a professional couple or a young family in the process of relocating, you’ll find lots to do at the Whitaker Center. 

Couples Night Out

One of Whitaker’s highlights is the IMAX Theater. Starting on May 15th, “Star Trek into Darkness, an IMAX 3-D Experience,” directed by J.J. Abrams, will begin showing.  Check out the IMAX Theater’s website for showings and tickets:

At the Sunoco Performance Center, couples can take in plays, concerts, and other live entertainment. In May, the Bacon Brothers, Kevin and Michael Bacon, will perform on May 4th at 8 p.m. And the play, “Urinetown,” performed by the Harrisburg Theater, runs from May 31 – June 16. This play is a satirical story about greed, corruption, love, and revolution. Call the box office at 717-214-2787 or go to   

Fun for Kids

The HARSCO Science Center provides three floors for kids to learn about science while having fun. A young family can enjoy an entire day or part of a day visiting the Whitaker’s Science Center. Children can try age-appropriate experiments and discover the world around them. There are seven exhibits currently on display:

  • Permanent Collection – Kids can learn about physical and life sciences, along with technology, math, science and the arts.

  • Backstage Studio – 1,800 square feet of exploring science and technology in movies, TV, music, and theater.

  • Move It! – Learn about transportation and manufacturing; experience engineering in action.

  • KidsPlace – A cityscape theme that includes exhibits and activities for kids, ages 0-5. This area includes Midtown Market, Storybook Stage, Tot Spot, Water Works, Imagination Station, Ambulance, and City Builders.

  • Carnival of Health – Incorporates hands-on games that test students’ knowledge of the human body. Families can visit 10 different stations that combine physical education with hygiene, calorie counting, memory scramble, and much more.

  • Forces of Nature – Kids and parents experience simulated weather events, as well as other natural forces and science that are part of our everyday lives.

  • Dino Adventure – This exhibit will be at the Whitaker Center from June 1 – September 1, 2013. Come and enjoy what life was like millions of years ago with robotic, life-sized dinosaurs. The dinosaurs roar, feed, fight, and care for their young. 

To learn more about the Science Center, including its hours and ticket prices, visit their website,

And if you’re looking to relocate or need executive housing the Harrisburg area, contact David Dunn at Contemporary Short Term Housing at 1-800-384-4410. To learn more about the company, visit their website,  

Saturday, February 2, 2013

York City Loft Extends CSTH Property Portfolio in the White Rose City

CSTH's most recent addition to our growing portfolio of exceptional corporate housing properties is a stand out in and of itself. Recently updated, this unique condominium is located within a renovated 100 year old silk mill that was converted to residential housing as part of a growing revitalization in historic York, Pennsylvania.  There is no shortage of space in this approximately 1600 square foot two bedroom, two bath condominium. Exposed beam ceilings that extend up to 25 feet from the main level floor provide a level of character that has become a benchmark of Contemporary Short Term Housing properties. Five extra large ten foot high windows allow natural light to pour into the unit and make the space an extremely comfortable place to relax. Impeccably restored hardwood floors have been sanded and coated in polyurethane to provide character and style unmatched by any property in the area.

Contemporary Short Term Housing
York City Loft - Contemporary Short Term Housing

Property amenities also include in unit laundry, gated garage, stainless steel appliances and island kitchen.  A community common area provides two chef-quality gas grills, ponds and waterfalls, and plenty of seating for a large party.  It is hard to imagine a property more original, comfortable, and convenient for any corporate housing stay in York,  Pennsylvania.  For additional information on the exceptional location, please visit the York City Loft on Contemporary Short Term Housings web site.  To request a quote CLICK HERE.