Thursday, July 17, 2014

Discover Dickinson College and Dickinson Orientation 2014

What do July 23, 30, and August 6, 13, and 20 all have in common? They are ALL Discover Dickinson Days! So if you know a prospective student who is thinking of visiting Dickinson, tell his family about the upcoming Discover days, and mention that the Carlisle House is an awesome place to stay! 
The Freshman year at Dickinson starts in earnest with the arrival of freshman students in August, and we still have rooms available from Sunday August 24 through Thursday August 28. Book soon though, because that availability will soon be gone!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

19th Annual Bluegrass on the Grass - July 12 - FREE

Dickinson College will host the 19th annual Bluegrass on the Grass Festival on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the John Dickinson campus off West High Street between West and North College streets. The event is free and open to the public. This one-day festival has become a regional event that draws over 3,000 enthusiasts.  Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. 

A wide variety of regional food vendors keep appetites happy
throughout the festival. Bluegrass record companies and Martin Guitars provide gifts to attendees who support the festival.
The festival features high-quality performers and a mix of bands that offer bluegrass aficionados a variety of styles and sub-genres. Many bands return to play year after year, including the Dismembered Tennesseans, who have performed every year since the first and become the festival’s “house band.”

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Carlisle All GM Nationals - June 20-22

Join the fun with everything General Motors...restored classics, muscle cars, performance models, historic vehicles and more.  Carlisle Events is also celebrating 50 years of the Pontiac GTO.  
Stay with us in the Carlisle Downtown just 1 mile from the Fairgrounds/Showfield!
restored classics, original muscle cars and modified high-performance new models - See more at:
special 50th Anniversary spotlight on the Pontiac GTO, - See more at:
special 50th Anniversary spotlight on the Pontiac GTO, - See more at:

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Carlisle Ford Nationals - Early

The Ford Show came early as one of our guests this week from Canada arrived in a classic '67 rag-top Ford Mustang.

 Larry and Pat are on their way to northern VA to board the Amtrak auto train for their trip to Longboat Key Florida for the summer. Too bad they will miss the show this year showcasing the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Dickinson College Commencement 2014

Great day! Beautiful weather!  Perfect speaker for the college that
teaches and exemplifies, 
"Engage theWorld!"
Karen and former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.
Dickinson President Nancy Roseman in red robes.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Carlisle International Culinary Choices


Introduce your palate to a variety of delicious culinary styles from around the globe, all within a few short blocks at restaurants in Carlisle, PA.  There are over 30 restaurants in the downtown area of Carlisle.  Review suggestions for lunch, dinner and dessert on our DINING list and come enjoy the eats while spending a relaxing night at our Carlisle House. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tour of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School Site - May 14

Carlisle Indian 
Industrial School Walking Tour
presented by the 
Cumberland County 
Historical Society
12:00 PM
Join historian Barbara Landis as she leads a tour of the school grounds on the 1757
Carlisle Barracks. 
Reservations are required at 717-249-7610.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary of the Carlisle House!

 Wish us a Happy Anniversary!
 10 years ago today we welcomed the first guests to our Bed & Breakfast. See our Newsletter at

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Dickinson College Hosts Kristin Kimball - Farmer Extraordinaire

     Last evening was a celebration of farm life and sustainability at the annual Local Farm Dinner organized by the Dickinson College Farm.  The speaker was Kristin Kimball, co-owner with husband Mark of Essex Farm and Institute and guest of the Carlisle House. Her inspirational presentation about her life-changing career decision as described in her book The Dirty Life was enjoyed by all. Farmed by draft  horses and several tractors,
Essex Farm is a total CSA farm providing a year's food for over 200 members.  
     Prior to Kristin's presentation, two of the Dickinson College students also spoke on how the Dickinson Farm and its leaders and fellow students changed their whole outlook and their futures about food, life, farming and sustainability. This year, proceeds from the dinner went to Leaf Project PA.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Last Chance for the Great Quiche Contest!

With a NEW Carlisle House breakfast quiche recipe coming soon, will it be YOUR idea? Will you be the luck one staying for two free nights at our Select Registry Inn? There is still time to suggest a new theme country and one new ingredient for our BREAKFAST quiches!

Find details on our website at 

Carlisle House Norwegian Quiche with Smoked Salmon

Your idea could be the very next quiche we display here on our blog, on our website, and on Facebook.   Fame could be yours, fortune not so much, but with two free nights at our Select Registry Inn you would be very happy, we promise!