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Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   148 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013-3420   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 Carlisle B&B and Inns
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Sag Harbor, New York
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I grew up not far from Carlisle, but was completely unfamiliar with the town. When my daughter decided she wanted to include Dickinson College on her college tour, I booked a room with Mary and Alan. The entire Carlisle experience was magical ... beautiful and historic town, beautiful and historic college, and hospitality galore at the Carlisle House. Mary and Alan couldn't have been more gracious or helpful. The inn itself is a gorgeous and faithful restoration of a historic building. I am delighted to say that my daughter has joined the Class of 2017 at Dickinson, and we look forward to many more stays at Carlisle House over the next four years.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This B&B made our ancestral visit to Carlisle perfect. Our host and hostess made us feel welcome the minute we walked in the door of the typical Victorian townhouse and we certainly had sweet dreams in our Rose suite, complete with all the amenities and comforts you could wish and roomy enough for 3 adults. Our hostess's home-cooked quiche and almond tarte at breakfast fortified us as we retraced our ancestors' footsteps in Carlisle and the surrounding towns. A memorable "Carlisle" experience in all ways.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

My husband and I had wonderful relaxing getaway at the Carlisle House for our anniversary. Mary and Alan are very kind and gracious hosts. You feel like you've known them for years instead of just hours. We enjoyed everything about the room and breakfast - the quiche was awesome! This was our second stay with Carlisle House and we look forward to future times of escape!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This is an elegant B&B with a gracious host and hostess. Our room was large and charming, with all necessities, including a frig stocked with water, juices, and soft drinks. Breakfast was a delicious quiche, homemade bread, and fruit. The B&B is within easy walking distance of several excellent restaurants. Don't miss this lovely establishment!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We had a wonderful time at the Carlisle House and the innkeepers were just lovely people, had
great suggestions for dinner, shopping, etc. The suite was roomy and comfortable and just
right for us (2 sisters and 2 adult daughters.) Breakfasts were yummy and kept us going until
supper!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

This was the stay of a lifetime! The hosts were very warm and inviting, as was the Carlisle House! The hot tub was devine, and quite a pleasant surprise, as were the other "freebies, including restaurant gift certificates, flowers and chocolates! Great merchants in town, who really appreciate the Vets! All the Vets were interviewed by the local newspaper, and pictures were taken too! Very enjoyable stay, and will definitely recommend it! In fact, already have! :)


Michael & Denise Anderson

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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AlanandMary, Owner at Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Michael and Denise, thank you for your review - we really appreciate your kind words. But even more than that, we appreciate the many years of military service you gave to our country. It is our absolute privilege to be able to host military veterans on the day when the whole country remembers your service.

It is personal to us because, as you know, Mary was an Army Nurse, and her youngest son is an active duty soldier right now. The "B&Bs for Vets" organization is the way in which innkeepers right across the nation and beyond can remember their own service, and say "Thank you" to those like yourself who have put their lives on the line for the rest of us.

Finally, we would add particular thanks to Denise. The support that spouses give to their serving partners is vital, and we are happy to be able to show our appreciation. As the English poet John Milton put it: "They also serve, who only stand and wait".

Thanks again to both of you.
Alan and Mary Faller Duxbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We had a fantastic visit at The Carlisle House. Everything was perfect and not a detail was missed to make our stay the most enjoyable.We came home and told everyone about our stay , We are playing on returning again very soon.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Additional Information about Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 148 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013-3420
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Carlisle
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Carlisle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique Select Registry Bed and Breakfast experience in a historic 1826 Carlisle home just a half-mile from I-81 and three miles from I-76, the PA Turnpike. Located in the Downtown Carlisle Historic District, voted "Best of Carlisle" 2004 through 2013,4 blocks from Dickinson College, 1 mile from Fairgrounds and Carlisle Barracks, a stroll to fabulous restaurants, stores, Historical Society & Museum, Theater. Gettysburg 40 mins, Harrisburg 35 mins, Hershey 45 mins, Washington DC 2 hours, Baltimore 2 hours, New York 3.5 Hours, Philadelphia 2.5 Hours, Pittsburgh 3.5 Hours. Bring your Electric Vehicle and enjoy a FREE Charge from our Level 2 Charger until December 31, 2014. ... more   less 
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