Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It’s National #DriveElectric Week

& Carlisle House has a new EV Charger!  FREE for guests til 12/31/14

To promote a cleaner environment, we have become the first Inn in Pennsylvania and the Carlisle area to provide this innovative amenity for our guests.

Leviton EVB40
Celebrating National Drive Electric Week, September 15-21, we are excited to announce that our first guest “charge” occurs today when a visiting Tesla Model S and it’s family arrive for a 2nd visit to Dickinson College

As Dickinson was just rated the #3 greenest US college by the Sierra Club, it ties in nicely with the Drive Electric Week, for which the Sierra Club is one of the three organizers along with Plug in America and the Electric Auto Association.  Events and test drives of electric vehicles will be held across the nation in a celebration aimed at educating drivers about the earth-friendly benefits of electric vehicles.
 
Alan said “Technology greatly helps our guests to enjoy their stay here.  Our 50mb internet, along with conference-capable telephones and now the Charging Station is the technological complement to our practical and comprehensive list of guest amenities, all of which enable guests to complete any business efficiently, and then to relax and enjoy all that Carlisle and the Cumberland Valley have to offer!”

Our guests can plug in their vehicles, then stroll on foot to our amazing downtown shops and restaurants, knowing that they will have a full charge – at no charge! – to take them on their way when they leave. We look forward to all our plugged-in guests!

The Carlisle House EV charger is compatible with all Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Standards and Recommended Practices, including SAE J1772 NEC 625, UL 2231 and UL 2594.  Compatible vehicles include: Tesla Model S, Chevy Volt, Fiat 500e, Honda Fit EV, Honda Accord Plug-in, Mitsubishi i-MIEV, Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric, Ford C_Max Energi, Ford Fusion Energi, Smart Electric Drive, Toyota Prius Plug-in, Toyota RAV4 EV, and Wheego LiFe.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sep 20 - 33rd Annual Harvest of the Arts - Carlisle

The Downtown Carlisle Association will host the 33rd Annual M&T Bank Harvest of the Arts fine art and craft show on September 20th, from 10 am – 5 pm on West High Street in that will feature over 100 juried and non-juried artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region.  Bringing over 20,000 people in one day, this event has become one of the best end of year art shows in Pennsylvania. The 

Harvest of the Arts juried artists are all artists who are members of the PA Guild of Craftsmen, members of the Carlisle Arts Learning Center, or have exhibited in Harrisburg’s Artsfest, Lancaster’s Longs Park Art Show, Mt. Gretna’s Arts Festival, or the Central PA Festival of the Arts.  The juried arts area will showcase oil and watercolor paintings, mixed media artwork, and other fine arts and crafts.

Non juried artists have various buy/sell or kit type art products that can be mass produced but the majority is not hand-crafted.  In the non-juried area you will find many holiday decorations, jewelry, and clothing.

Plein Air artists from the Camp Hill area will be on site and around town that day sketching and painting some of the more historical and recognizable sites around Carlisle. 

Local favorite Mad Men will be performing throughout the day along High St. at the Century Link Building.  Performances 11am-12pm, 1pm-2pm & 3pm-4pm

 The Farmer’s on the Square Farmer’s Market will have special hours during the event.  Carlisle’s hometown farmers market will be open from 10 am to 3pm with a wide variety of locally grown produce, fruit, cheeses, meats,  and flowers. 

Come out and enjoy the fun!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Raptor Rapture in South Central PA


Waggoner's Gap Hawk Watch, just north of Carlisle!  The spot to be in Fall to observe Golden and Bald eagles, Coopers, Northern Harriers, Red-Tailed hawks and Brown and Turkey vultures over the beautifully and colorfully painted Cumberland Valley. 



Autumn is the best time to visit and see the volunteers who diligently count all the birds on their migration path. Two trails lead to the observation spot: the Hawk Trail (marked with an orange bird painted on the
rocks) and the Songbird trail (marked with a yellow bird painted on the rocks). Both trails lead to the expansive view of the Cumberland Valley. 
Click for information at the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Corvettes at Carlisle 2014 - Were you here?

Hopefully you were one of the thousands of visitors in town and owned or just liked the over 5000 Corvettes that came to Carlisle!

The parade last evening was great with Carlisle Events owner Bill Miller heading up the line-up.  Crowds lined the streets til the cars parked then wandered around ogling the beautiful and many historic models of Corvettes.  Plan ahead for next year!!  Check out this video!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Carlisle House named one of USA Today's 10 Best Harrisburg Hotels

News Bulletin! 

 Our Select Registry inn was just named one of 
USA TODAY's 10 BEST Harrisburg Hotels! #carlislepa #selectregistry http://bit.ly/1zJ2Qdz Are we pleased? Yes, and we are about 20 miles away from Harrisburg. The best thing is that along with another local Select Registry inn we are showing hotels that there really is a Better Way to Stay!  

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Color Vibe Coming to Carlisle - August 30


The newest most colorful world sensation!!!  Just heard from a guest living in Stuttgart that it has hit Europe too!

 Get ready Carlisle for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life!  You’ll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you'll get blasted with color while you run the
 Carlisle Color Vibe 5K
You'll be blasted at every color station throughout this awesome 5K run. Sign up fast, because spots are filling quickly and we have a limited number of shirts available. So grab your girlfriends, your bro’s, your friends, and your family cause we’re bringing a color fun experience to your life that you never knew existed! So join us for the Color Vibe 5K run in your city and get ready to be tagged with color!

The Color Vibe 5k run will be held at the 
U.S Army Heritage and Education Center
  950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013

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: http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/carlisle-gm-nationals/default.aspx#sthash.2EmdctKV.dpuf
special 50th Anniversary spotlight on the Pontiac GTO, - See more at: http://carlisleevents.com/#sthash.qPhLuVND.dpuf
special 50th Anniversary spotlight on the Pontiac GTO, - See more at: http://carlisleevents.com/#sthash.qPhLuVND.dpuf

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!