Bed and Breakfast Carlisle PA

If you are looking for a charming small town then book a room at a bed and breakfast in Carlisle PA. The historic town is lovely to behold with its tree-lined streets.

Bed and Breakfast Carlisle PA
The Smith Steiner
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The Smith Steiner

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Mooreland Garden Inn
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Mooreland Garden Inn

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Carlisle House

Carlisle House

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Glass Gable

Glass Gable

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Fountain House of Carlisle

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Fountain House of Carlisle B&B

Fountain House of Carlisle B&B

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Fallen Tree Farm Bed & Breakfast

Fallen Tree Farm Bed & Breakfast

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Red Cardinal Bed & Breakfast

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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Explore Bed and Breakfasts in Carlisle PA

You just feel like leisurely strolling its roadways while soaking up  the restored architecture. In fact, when you take a walk in Carlisle you will actually be following in George Washington's footsteps who also once walked the small town.

There are many landmarks in Carlisle if you adore history. The U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center is a must-see museum You might also want to take one of the town’s  Civil War augmented walking tours. You can use your smartphone or tablet  to direct you so you can truly discover the area’s history.

    Natural Features

  • Carlisle is situated in the Cumberland Valley which is a section of what is referred to as the Great Appalachian  Valley. It is by the south Conodoguinet Creek which is a small tributary  of the Susquehanna River.  The nearby Letort Spring Run which is a  contributory of the Conodoguinet Creek flows through the eastern portion  of the river.

  • Activities

  • There is an abundance of things to do in or near Carlisle. The town sits by the famous Appalachian Trail where outdoor lovers can hike, picnic, and bike. Explore the Cumberland Valley in the autumn when the trees’ foliage changes and the tourists flock to Central Pennsylvania.

    Every year, there are a variety of car shows held in Carlisle. The Corvettes of Carlisle is one of the most popular car shows in the area. The streets come alive with the old cars as they form a parade.

    Carlisle is home to Dickinson College. It is also the location of the Dickinson School of Law.  

  • Weather

  • Carlisle is warm and humid during the summer months with the temperature  hovering around 85 degrees F. It will rarely top 93 F.  During the  winter months it does get cold and there is considerable snowfall. The  temperature rarely drops below 10 degrees though. Most people visit the  area during the summer months from June to late September to enjoy the  lovely weather.

  • Things to do

  • Outdoor lovers won’t want to miss hiking or biking along a portion of the lovely Appalachian Trail in the heart of the Cumberland Valley. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch and a pair of binoculars to look for local wildlife and birds that call Central Pennsylvania home.

    Many parents or would-be students want to visit Carlisle to tour the Dickinson College or the Dickinson School of Law. You might want to book a bed and breakfast in Carlisle that sits close to the establishments.

    History buffs will want to plan an afternoon at the impressive museum housed at the Cumberland County Historical Society. Also, check out the Historic Carlisle Inc’s Wayside Markers Project where you can learn the area’s local history.

  • Food and Drink

  • Artisan food choices are alive in Carlisle. Why not try Belgian food at the Cafe Burges where you can dine on freshwater mussels, burgers, and waffles. Best of  all, they offer more than 100 craft beers that will beckon you to  return over and over again until you have sampled every beverage. Choose  between indoor or outdoor dining at the Brick which is a rustic establishment with homestyle meals.  At the Whiskey Rebellion, you can try 50 different whiskeys while dining on wood-fired filet mignon.

  • History

  • Scots and Irish immigrants founded Carlisle in 1751. It was the county seat of Cumberland County (now known as Cumbria). The town was dubbed Carlisle after a town in England. In fact, they wanted the town to resemble its  English twin so much that they constructed the prison to resemble the  Citadel in England.

    During the American Revolutionary War, Carlisle was a major hub for food and weapons. The Carlisle Barracks has the distinction of being the second oldest Army Post and served as the main supply headquarters during the war.

    James Wilson who was one of the attorneys to sign the Declaration of Independence lived in Carlisle.  The famous Molly Pitcher who took pitchers of water to the Army and  manned the cannon at the Battle of Monmouth also lived in the town.

    In  2004, the town was declared a Preserve America Community by the White  House. It is a place where people can experience and learn about  America’s history.

Bed and Breakfast Carlisle PA FAQ

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  • Why Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Carlisle PA?

    When picking a romantic getaway or a vacation rental you’ll want to check out their amenities to make sure they have everything you need before check-in.  Also, try to pick one close to what interests you. If you are going to tour the Dickinson College or the Dickinson School of Law then try to find lodging within walking distance. You can also pick a rustic lodge by the Appalachian Trail.

  • How can I get around Carlisle PA?

    You can walk the historic downtown with ease, especially if you pick  lodging that is close to the hub of the town. If you want to explore the  countryside then you’ll need to rent or bring your auto. At many  establishments, you can rent a bike to explore the countryside. Sadly,  there is no real public transportation in Carlisle so walking, biking, or auto are your only real choices.

  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a Bed and Breakfast Carlisle PA?

    When picking amenities at vacation rentals or a bed and breakfast in Carlisle Pa, you’ll want to consider sanitizer due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). You will also want to ask about the guest rooms. Do they have air conditioning?  What about free wifi? Will the innkeeper be serving a full breakfast? Is there a dining room?  Also, do the rooms have a full private bath? You can ask all of these  questions prior to making a reservation. Be sure to ask about cancellation policies and if they take credit cards.

  • What Are the Different Types of B&Bs in Carlisle PA?

    The Pheasant Field Bed and Breakfast boasts a casual atmosphere in a lovely 1802 brick farmhouse. Situated on 10 acres, the bed and breakfast are located in the Cumberland Valley.  You can sit on the large front porch in the evening and listen to the  lovely sound of the crickets. Also, you can fish in the onsite pond or  walk through the flower gardens and other common areas. The Appalachian Trail is located only half a mile from the establishment.

    The Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast is a Civil War house that is located only steps from Dickinson College. It features private off-street parking and features a variety of amenities. The establishment is a romantic bed and breakfast in Carlisle PA where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

    Stay at the Fallen Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast if  you want to soak up the history. It is located on a vast 20-acre horse  ranch and sits only 10 minutes shor drive from town. The country-feel  but easy accessibility to the town are all perks. It is a pet-friendly bed and breakfast in Carlisle, PA that will make you feel right at home with your furry friend.