Carlisle House

148 South Hanover Street , Carlisle, PA 17013 USA (Show map)


Click "Visit Website" or call us to choose your room at the same great rate (or lower) or for same day bookings! A ½ mile from I-81, & 3 miles from I-76 (PA Turnpike), in Downtown Historic Carlisle, Carlisle House and Carlisle Events featured as one of NBC Washington's Top Ten Weekend Getaways! The 1826 Carlisle House is also one of USA Today's 10 BEST Harrisburg Hotels, and 13-year "Best of Carlisle" winners! Friendly to all! We are an easy stroll from Dickinson College, and some of the best restaurants, shops and antiques in South Central PA. Walk to the Carlisle Fairgrounds, the Cumberland County Historical Society, the Carlisle Regional Performing Arts Center and places visited by the nation’s most important and historic characters. Our amenities include in-room telephones with free local and domestic long-distance calls, all-private bathrooms, 50mb wi-fi, fine English teas and an international-themed gourmet quiche breakfast - all in the nightly rate! FREE LEVEL 2 40WATT J1772 ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING!!!




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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Most enjoyable stay at the Carlisle House

4.8 on February 03, 2016

Stayed in the English Garden Room. Decorated and appointed just as pictured on the Web, and very clean. Tim and Carolyn were fantastic hosts, with a variety of breadfast delights, quiche, danish, fruit, juices and the like. More than we could eat. Great Southern "hospitality" in South Central Pennsylvania. A highly recommended Bed & Breakfast.

Great Place

4.8 on January 20, 2016

We have stayed at the Carlisle House with the previous owners. We are pleased that Carolyn and Tim didn't miss a beat! They are very hospitable and we enjoyed our stay.

Best B&B Experience Ever

5 on November 25, 2014

The gorgeous Ewing Room was super romantic, and larger than the pics can convey. It was an excellent value. Mary and Alan were the most gracious hosts ~ warm and friendly people who seem to enjoy and are quite natural at their calling. A nice touch was that they have menus on hand from area restaurants, and on each one they label how many blocks the restaurant is from the B&B... this is a great place to stay if you want to be on foot in a charming town for the weekend. Breakfast at Carlisle House was scrumptious. We enjoyed walking to and around the Dickinson College campus. Everything was terrific; we would love to go back!

Wonderful stay!

5 on July 10, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at the Carlisle House and loved everything about it! Mary and Alan were such wonderful hosts and keep this place running like a well-oiled machine. The room, accommodations, and breakfast were all amazing. We will definitely be staying here again if we are ever back in the area! The Carlisle House quickly made our "Top 5" best places that we've ever stayed. Thank you!!

Clean, accomodating and super friendly

4.2 on April 06, 2014

Booking a last minute visit to my niece at nearby Dickinson college, we decided to use our Bed and Breakfast gift card to pay for our stay. When I had trouble booking it through the website I contacted the Carlisle House directly, and Mary and Alan opened up another room for us specifically so we could book it through the B and B .com website (a requirement for our gift card)...that was only the beginning of their outstanding service. The room was beautiful, and Mary and Alan helped us out with where to dine in town, even offering to call ahead to speak with restaurant owners about my special dietary needs. Breakfast was also delicious, and before checkout we spent nearly an hour chatting with Mary and Alan about the town of Carlisle and being in the Bed and Breakfast business in general, something I've always been interested in. Needless to say, we had a wonderful stay and will be visiting them again soon.

Exquisite B&B!

5 on July 27, 2013

We just stayed for the second time at the Carlisle House but it won't be our last visit! Everything about this B&B is lovely and welcoming. The Innkeepers/Owners, Mary and Alan, are a delightful couple and extremely helpful in suggesting restaurants (of which there are many!), sights to see, events at Dickinson College, and all things Carlisle, PA. The breakfasts are delicious and the atmosphere conducive to lingering over just one more cuppa!

The wonderful Carlisle House in PA

5 on July 24, 2012

we loved that Carlisle House; our one night stay was too short and we hope to visit again. The food was delicious and our hosts, mary and alan were very welcoming and warm. Thanks for a great stay !!

Carlisle hospitality

5 on July 05, 2012

Absolutely fantastic place in Carlisle, PA. Mary and Alan were extremely gracious hosts and the quiche Alan prepared at breakfast will not soon be forgotten. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for a comfortable B&B while exploring central Pennsylvania.

Fantastic Carlisle House

5 on June 30, 2012

A lovely warm welcome awaits guests arriving at Carlisle House. The beds are the most comfortable I have slept in anywhere. The breakfasts are wonderful and every preference is catered for as far as humanly possible. I have just returned from my 3rd visit and am already looking forward to my 4th visit in 2014. Alan and Mary Duxbury are wonderful hosts and run a superb Guest House. Chris Couldridge, Somerset, UK.

Home Sweet Home

5 on June 11, 2012

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at the Carlisle House. Mary and Allan were gracious and welcoming. From our warm welcome at the front door, to assistance with our luggage, and every amenity in between (and I mean every amenity), our stay was heaven. Our room was cozy and comfortable and the linens felt like silk. Breakfast was extraordinary and the conversation delightful. We will definitely return to Carlisle, and will only stay at the Carlisle House.

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Rooms & Rates

Queen bed room

Your room will have a Queen bed, television with DVD player, refrigerator with complimentary soft drinks, a work area, internet access and all the other amenities which have made us one of Pennsylvania's top-rated B&Bs. We are in the Historic Downtown area within easy walking distance of over 20 different restaurants, Dickinson College, the Historical Society, car shows etc.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $219

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Location Type

Carlisle Downtown Historic District, Downtown, Small town


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From I-81 take Carlisle Exit 47 (US Route 34) for northbound Hanover Street. Follow South Hanover Street in toward the center of Carlisle just past the third traffic light. The Carlisle House at 148 South Hanover will be on your left. From I-76 (the PA Turnpike), take the Carlisle Exit 226 and follow signs to Carlisle by taking US Route 11 southbound. It is about 3 miles to the square in Carlisle and we are 1 3/4 blocks past the square on the right at 148 S HANOVER ST.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, National Car Shows - Cars at Carlisle, Army Heritage Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Videos , 24-hr kitchen access, Fresh Fruit, Brick Patio

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4pm to 7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking on patio and second floor veranda
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We can assist in finding pet boarding.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Special event weekends require a 2-3 night minimum stay.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: n/a
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Tim and Carolyn Carlisle

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About the innkeepers

Five generations ago Tim's forefathers left the city of Carlisle, England, crossed the Atlantic and settled in St. Michaels, MD with one of them venturing south into Carolina where he settled and raised his family. We both have a passion for meeting new friends, making great food, and are looking forward to forging new friendships, to absorbing the history of the Cumberland Valley in all its varied aspects and to exploring this rich and interesting area.

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  • Time Served: 7.30 to 9.30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten free, vegan, lactose intolerant

Signature Dish

Quiche created with an international flair.
Our selection features 15 different quiches all described on our website, including favorites such as the English quiche with smoked ham, leeks and sharp cheddar, Greek with spinach, feta and nutmeg, Scandinavian with smoked salmon, Jarlsburg and dill, and our German quiche with cremini mushrooms, cambozola cheese, and fresh rosemary! A fresh fruit plate is always provided along with baked goods which may be our spectacular muffins, a glazed sweet bread, or even an almond or dried blueberry or dried cherry torte! Of course cereals, yogurts, a choice of five juices, fresh coffee and a wide selection of teas are always available!

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