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“Peaceful spot” 5 of 5 stars
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1634 Holly Pike, Carlisle, PA 17015   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 Carlisle B&B and Inns
Huntingdon, PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Peaceful spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This B&B sits far off the highway, so it is peaceful and quiet. Innkeepers, Kim and Brent, were very friendly and accommodating - sweet children as well. There are many outdoor spots to relax, such as near the water feature where there were tables if you chose to bring back dinner or lunch; areas near the stables to sit and watch the horses; covered front porch with rockers and wicker chaise; comfy chairs around the outdoor fireplace (ingredients for s'mores provided) which is lit at night as well as torches surrounding the fireplace. Botanical Library had a very comfy bed with lovely, high-end linens, fireplace and incredible selection of books. Lots of DVDs and games available as well. Those looking for pretentious should look elsewhere. But for those that appreciate the charm of a 200+ yr old home, Fallen Tree will provide you with serenity and a comfortable step away from a hectic lifestyle The breakfasts were top notch and elegantly served.
If you are looking for a great side trip, go to Historic Boiling Springs (less than 10 miles) and walk around the Children's Lake or fish in the trout stream and definitely have lunch (seafood bisque is fantastic) at The Boiling Springs Tavern.

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  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We found this home charming and peaceful. The decor and furnishings make it feel like you have stepped back in time. The innkeepers are exceptional. They are courteous and professional. They go out of their way to meet the needs of guests. Delicious and satisfying are genuinely inadequate to describe the amazing breakfasts served during our stay. We stayed on the third floor in Coyle's Hideaway and the room was excellent. The bed was comfortable and cozy, the room was well lit, and had multiple options for heating. It was very quiet and we rarely heard the other guests. The room and bathroom were clean and fresh. I loved being greeted by Sebastian and Sullivan when we arrived. If you are looking to feel that you are at home and at rest even though you are on the road, a stay at the Fallen Tree Farm will not disappoint.

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  • Stayed December 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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14 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Peaceful rural location - quiet, nestled in the woods. Great old house, but not in very good condition. Even though the house is over 200 years old, it appears as though only the minimum has been put into upkeep. The current owners - a young couple - have only had the property a few years and it appeared the upkeep issue preceded their ownership. There is a lot of work that needs to be done to make the house a really premier historic home B&B. We found our room to be somewhat unclean. The fitted sheet on our bed had two very visible holes in it. Also, the sheets and pillowcases were very wrinkled. I suspected at first that they hadn't been changed since the previous guests, but it may have been that they came out of the laundry in that condition. Breakfast was excellent. The innkeepers were very nice and very accommodating.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fallentreefarm, Owner at Fallen Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. As you mentioned we purchased the property only a few years ago and have been working pretty much non stop to restore the original buildings and outbuildings. Its a work in progress which I mention to nearly all our guests.
My apologies for the problems with your sheets.. we actually had an "sheet incident" preceding your stay in which a stray piece of hardware ended up in our dryer and did some damage to several sets of sheets. We thought we had caught all the damaged ones but unfortunately we did not in your case. They have since been replaced and I'm so sorry it compromised your stay.
We're glad you enjoyed breakfast and conversations with the innkeepers.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Husband and I spent a Sunday night recently and were quite pleased. It was lovely and our room absolutely one of the best we have stayed at over the past 20 years - we really loved it. Kim was friendly and went out of her way to make us feel at home - breakfast was delicious and Kim was pleasant in her conversation regarding the area. Kim made a fire pit for us and lit torches outside all ready upon our return from dinner - so very romantic. A few cons though - when we returned from dinner we stopped in to see the horses/ponies and they were all eating at 8:30 p.m. - their stalls did not look like they had been cleaned out in a few days - there wasn't any fresh soft bedding for them either - it saddened me seeing it all. The two dogs I had thought were inside dogs, they looked like they live outside - not brushed and Sullivan had a cut on his paw - again I was saddened to see them and gave them big hugs as much as I could. When we first arrived and drove onto the property we passed an above ground swimming pool that was filled with dark green slimy water - a tarp could be put across this - it was unsightly. With a tarp over the pool or a good cleaning, a freshened stall area and brushing the dogs here and there everything else would put this B&B at the top - it truly is wonderful inside the building and the other area of the grounds - just don't go into the stalls. We would go back - without a doubt but next time would like some apples to give to the horses - weren't offered any this trip. The prices are reasonable - the hosts are friendly - the inside of the B&B delightful - Bed very comfortable - take care of the animals a bit more or hire a college kid to come over and help out and this B&B would be off the chart!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fallentreefarm, Owner at Fallen Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks for highlighting some of the things that make the farm special. I'm glad you enjoyed meeting our horses, albeit late at night with flashlights after you returned from dinner! I can assure you their stalls are cleaned daily- they had already been in them several hours as you had specifically requested to meet them so we brought them in early to accomodate your request. Our dogs are farm dogs- we are a farm. They greatly enjoy the ability to traverse our 20 acres and often bring a "piece of the farm" back inside with them. They are extremely loved but I'm sure they appreciated that extra hug you shared with them.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Highly recommend as an alternative to the box hotels in downtown and surrounding area. Very convenient to Dickinson and downtown Carlisle. Fresh air - lovely grounds - beautiful horses on the property. Excellent breakfast and service.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newtown, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This B *B is set back from the road, best to approach in daylight. The house and grounds are charming with lots of special touches. Our room, Grant Room, was very comfortable. A king and a trundle meant our college student could stay with us as well. The place is quiet and relaxing, away from all the noise and traffic. Hostess is very welcoming and provides information about the area. Will stay here again when visiting Dickinson, less than 10 min. To the college.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Asheville, North Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I cannot take much pleasure in criticizing a family owned and operated B&B but having chosen this one based on rave reviews on TA, I am feeling the necessity of saying we did not find it to be exceptional in any way. The online photos made it look far more elegant than it turned out to be. There was paint peeling off the wall in the bathroom and a shower arrangement in an old claw foot tub which was very difficult to get in and out of. The bed squeaked every time we moved In it and the two TV's in the suite had such small monitor sized screens that it probably would have been better not to offer them at all. In the end, we left feeling TA had given us a false impression of quality.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fallentreefarm, Owner at Fallen Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you for your review and comments. We certainly are striving for excellence with every guest that crosses our threshold. Clearly, we fell short with your stay which we deeply regret. We took your comments to heart and have addressed them where necessary. We also took the time to ensure that our website is not presenting a false impression of our accomodations. We offer several rooms with walk in showers and large flat screen tvs. Based on your comments, one of those rooms might have better suited your travel needs. Regardless, we wish you in the best in your future travels.
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Address: 1634 Holly Pike, Carlisle, PA 17015
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Carlisle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Carlisle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxurious retreat in a historical setting. Property features a 20 acre horse farm, 1797 stone and brick farmhouse, and three well appointed rooms. Beautiful quiet setting on Route 34 only 2mi off I81. Have breakfast near the fishpond and listen to the birds sing. Cozy up to the fireplaces in winter. Gourmet breakfast served at your requested time. Gettysburg and Hershey less than hours drive. Carlisle Car Shows and Yellow Breeches only minutes away! ... more   less 

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