There are a couple of alternatives for you depending on the details of your situation, including how much you will plan to spend for the short term living arrangements.
If you want to send me some information I will be happy to talk with you about what you are looking for.
Let me do a little research. Maybe we can find a builder or another seller who has vacant homes available that could be rented on a short term basis. They are sometimes willing to do that.
(and Yes, the Musser family has been in Lancaster since the before the revolution. Some roots for sure!)
For a short term rental we would need only a one bedroom, one bath condo or rental property unit with parking for one car. If a multi floor bldg, I would prefer the top floor....Also, the closer to Lancaster (city) the better, but do not rule out hwy 501 up to Lititz and other nearby areas.
I am not familiar with the rental price structure (rates) there, so perhaps you can give me some idea about that.
Bear in mind that I won't be looking until 2010. I spent a week in Lancaster last month and enjoyed it very much. Since your last name is Musser, I guess you're a native?