Carlisle House Bed and Breakfast

A Day Trip to Gettysburg’s Historic Sites


In choosing where to stay on your summer vacation or weekend getaway, little things can make a big difference. Having off-the-street parking, for instance can be that added comfort you need after a long day of driving. This is just one of the many perks guests enjoy at the Carlisle House Bed and Breakfast. As […]

Summer In Carlisle, PA: Top Spots, Hot Cars & A Great Tour!

A close up of the fender and hood medallion of a classic white Ford sedan.

As the days grow longer, the action is cranking up in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and our hometown of Carlisle. Some of summer’s top events are scheduled for the weeks ahead, so grab your calendar and make a date to have fun. Who’s the Best? You tell us! The 2018 Best of Cumberland Contest wants your […]

Carlisle Chamber of Commerce celebrates 100 years!

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   We attended the 100th anniversary celebration of the Greater Carlisle Chamber of Commerce  last evening at the Carlisle Business Airport. Perfect weather with delicious hors d’oeuvres, Surf & Turf dinner and sweet treats from the Carlisle Bakery.   We ended the evening with a great band under the Supermoon!

Civil War 150th – 1863 Invasion in the Cumberland Valley

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Civil War 150th   1863 Invasion in the Valley  was remembered at the Cumberland County Historical Society last evening with a presentation by Pvt. Patrick Farrell, portrayed by Carlisle attorney Hubert Gilroy. Patrick told of the Irish families in the Cumberland Valley and the grand contributions the Irish soldiers made for the cause. He also described […]

Tea with the Governor

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Down here in Williamsburg, VA for the Mid-Atlantic Innkeeping Conference so we popped into the Palace for a quick word with the governor! Apparently he’d gone out for a cup of tea about 236 years ago… So we went back to the Williamsburg Lodge and Alan had a cup of tea anyway!  Three nights in […]

40 Years of great pottery from Deneen

Carlisle House Bed and Breakfast

Peter Deneen celebrated 40 years of pottery and his 30th Professional Association of Innkeepers International Conference and Trade Show.  The Deneen family work out of St Paul, Minnesota, and provide us with our much sought-after and highly collectible Carlisle House mugs. To celebrate the anniversaries, Peter was asked by PAII CEO Jay Karen to cut […]

History is personal and all around us

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Those of you who have stayed in our Ewing Room or Rose Room, and certainly those of you who have the pleasure of being a Carlisle local, or Carlislian, will know that our B&B used to be the home of the Ewings, and that the twins, Seymour and Bill, grew up in our house. We […]

Honoring Joanna Ye – 3rd Place National Spelling Bee

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Honey BEE Lemon Pound Cake is featured today for breakfast!! This is Joanna Ye Weekend in Carlisle, PA. Joanna, 14, tied for third place with 11-year-old Arvind Mahankali of New York City in the Scripps 2011 National Spelling Bee, held in National Harbor, Md. This year’s bee marks Ye’s second appearance on the national spelling […]