Housed in two neighboring brick houses on one of Carlisle's main streets, the Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast offers modern lodging amenities and gourmet breakfasts in a historic atmosphere.
The oldest home which now houses the Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast was built in 1826 and is a Federal style with Victorian features added 50 years later. The second home was built around the time that Carlisle was occupied briefly by the Confederate Army in 1863. The buildings have housed several businesses over the past two centuries, including a laundry, doctor's office, tailor, and confectioner, with most of the owners' families living in the building simultaneously. Its most well-known business use before Carlisle House was as a funeral home run by the Ewing Brothers in the mid-20th century when the homes were interconnected.
The Carlisle House offers lodgers an experience and not just a place to sleep. Having been renovated to preserve as much of the historic character as possible while offering modern comforts, Carlisle House offers 10 rooms with adjoining bathrooms of various configurations. For breakfast, guests are treated to a rotating selection of juices and fresh fruits,, cereals and granolas, muffins and coffee cakes, and teas and coffees, many of which are freshly prepared. The highlight of each morning is one of the inn's homemade quiches.
With its location right in the heart of downtown, guests are within a short walk of over 30 restaurants and more than 40 shops.