The Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast was included in an article on Mid-Atlantic Bed & Breakfasts on travel writer Renee Sklarew's Blog.
"Traveling the MidAtlantic, I always thought that the impersonal experiences of a hotel suited me well. But that's before I stayed in some upscale bed and breakfast inns. So, I've described four especially good ones. The Baladerry and Richard Johnston Inns are located in entertaining towns with lots of great attractions. The Iris Inn and Carlisle House are both Select Registry Inns; consult the Select Registry list for more luxury inns located throughout the United States. And enjoy your weekend getaway!The Carlisle House in Carlisle (2 hours north of Washington DC in South Central Pennsylvania)
Carlisle might not be on your "must visit" list, but it should. This charming college town will entertain and delight you, between the fantastic bistros like Cafe Bruges and Issei Noodle, to the handmade crafts at American Artisan Gallery, to the friendly farmers market in the town square on Wednesday afternoons. This is locavore foodie heaven, and right outside of town, are farm stands like Carlisle Country Market with as many as 70 kinds of apples and other produce grown on these picturesque rolling hills. Carlisle is also the home of Dickinson College and has a hipster vibe. Consider taking a class at The Kitchen Shoppe Cooking School, or just stop in to browse; you won't believe their selection of cooking tools and food. And don't miss my favorite place, the wine bar and bistro called Castlerrig Wine Shop. The wine shop is steps away from the Carlisle House which is one of the rare members of the Select Registry, so you know it meets every measure of quality, luxury and comfort. The gracious innkeepers treat guests to an elegant breakfast each morning featuring fresh made quiche. They stock your room with everything you never knew you needed, and generally make you feel exceptionally comfortable. This Inn is modern despite it's historic distinction as a Circa Civil War Victorian. The guest rooms are generous in size, some with multiple rooms and suites. I loved staying in Molly's Room-the shower had six shower-heads! The beds have luxe sheets, the towels are plush, and the furnishings are most conducive to settling in for a complete night of relaxation. The Carlisle House would be a perfect place for a family with older kids, a couple seeking rest and romance, or for writers like me, looking for solitude to do her best thinking! You can even plug in your Tesla, because the innkeepers have installed an electric charger in the free parking lot."