Unending Charm and Quality A review of Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast

If I could give the Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast six stars, I would! Everything about my experiences there has been superlative!

While my daughter was a student at the Central Pennsyvlania Youth Ballet, I had many occasions to make the Carlisle House B & B my home for special weekend visits. In addition, the Carlisle House actually became "home" for my daughter for her final six weeks with the company, when we moved her there for a "long-term stay." It was a very special and memorable experience for our whole family (seven of us!) to celebrate her high school graduation at the Carlisle House! Using the large common area, we had all the personal touches of home for a family event.

You can't speak of the Carlisle House without mentioning the proprietors and hosts, Mary and Alan. They absolutely love what they do!! Each guest and his or her story is important to them. In addition, they possess a wealth of knowledge on the stories and families from historic Carlisle -- Mary is a Carlisle native and her family still lives there. Meanwhile, Alan can steer you to the best places for food and drink in the area. But don't miss the breakfast buffet at the Carlisle House, featuring Mary's delectable quiches -- it's wonderful!

Just to give an example of the special treatment one receives at this Bed and Breakfast, let me relate a story about my father. At my urging, he visited Carlisle and stayed at the Carlisle House. When he asked Alan where he could obtain a copy of the New York Times the following morning, he woke up to find that Alan had personally delivered a copy of the Times outside his bedroom door. Several months later, my Dad returned to the Carlisle House. He was astounded to find the New York Times waiting for him without even asking for it -- it's those little personal touches that really make a guest feel special -- Mary and Alan have the personal touch perfected and it shows!!

So, if you are looking for a special experience, don't miss the Carlisle House Bed and Breakfast, located in the heart of historic Carlisle. You can even select your own beautifully decorated room from their website. My daughter is not living in Carlisle anymore, but we will return because this Bed and Breakfast is one experience that I plan on repeating!!

Reviewed by
Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast
382 reviews