Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Carlisle Hosts Mid-Atlantic Travel Writers and Visitors' Bureau Representatives

October 1st and 2nd, our Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau (CVVB), the designated tourism promotion agency for Cumberland Valley Pennsylvania, is hosting over 100 travel writers and visitor bureau representatives who will be exploring throughout the Valley for the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA) Media Marketplace.

Tours will be offered to attendees throughout the conference allowing them to experience Carlisle and the Cumberland Valley and will showcase the collection of outdoor recreation, military history, car shows (Carlisle Events - Fall Carlisle), culinary attractions, unique shopping and charming downtowns. 

Carlisle House was asked to host 11 of the special guests to show them our unique Select Registry hospitality and service.

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!