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July News

from the Carlisle House


Oscar, Emmy, the White House - all good examples of democracy in action! And now you can add TripAdvisor to the list.

Thanks to so many of our wonderful guest reviews on Trip Advisor, we are the Top-Rated Bed and Breakfast in Pennsylvania's Cumberland Valley, and one of the top 3 inns in the whole of Pennsylvania.

TripAdvisor just awarded us a 5-Star Certificate of Excellence for the year 2012 for our almost 300 excellent reviews. We really, really appreciate the time so many of you you took to write about your visit and experience at our Carlisle House!

This month seems to be full of other celebrations as well! Last night on the Dickinson College Campus, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra gave a free performance to celebrate Independence Day. In less than two weeks, and staying with the musical motif, Bluegrass on the Grass happens on July 14 just a couple of blocks from the Carlisle House!

Cars (and Bikes!) at Carlisle!
Motorcyclists arriving at the Carlisle House parking lot in back of the B&B Carlisle Bike Fest starts on July 20 through July 22 and Carlisle will be lively with motorcyclists of all ages, and motorcycles of all makes, models, ages, and sizes!

HIGHLIGHT: The Monster Energy FreestyleMX.com World Wide Tour is coming to Carlisle. Watch these X-Games caliber riders as they showoff with ramp-to-ramp performances, display jumps and tricks, back flips and multiple other freestyle tricks. You've seen it on TV, now see it at Bike Fest. This edge of your seat excitement makes a rare mid-state appearance, don't miss out!

Truck enthusiasts will be gathering here August 3-5 for the Carlisle Truck Nationals with something for the entire family to enjoy, kids and adults alike can enjoy monster truck shows plus climb in for a monster truck ride around the grounds!
Book your room NOW for these shows!!!.

Click here for the full list of events this year

35th Annual Summerfair

One of the amazing fireworks in Carisle's Summerfair celebration of Independence Day 2012 Start planning your Independence Day trip to Carlisle for 2013 now! With the Gettysburg Battle Sesquicentennial under way for next year, this will be a great time to visit Carlisle! Not only are we just a short car ride to Gettysburg now, but we were also a looooong horse ride for JEB Stuart's light artillery and cavalry when they were here shelling our town when they should have been at Gettysburg with Lee!

If you have an interest in the run-up to the defining battle of the Civil War, then you need to be here in Carlisle next year! Keep an eye on our newsletters for more information about activities here in the Downtown, at the Army Heritage Trail, and in Gettysburg itself. Remember, we are members of the Gettysburg Foundations so you can pre-purchase your Gettysburg Museum and Cyclorama tickets right here at the Carlisle House!

Area Events
in July and August 2012!
17th Annual
Bluegrass on the Grass

July 14 on the Dickinson College campus;
1-9PM – FREE
See last year's festival here. Bluegrass on the Grass is an all day festival featuring high-quality performers and a mix of bands that offer bluegrass aficionados a variety of styles and subgenres: Country Bob and the Barbeque Boys, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Lone Mountain Band, Nora Jane Struthers… 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.” Bring a chair and picnic.
Dark Star Orchestra (DSO)
Saturday July 14; 8pm;
Whitaker Center, Harrisburg
After their great Benefit Performance in Longmont, Colorado where they raised money to support local firefighters in the battle against the forest fires raging through CO, DSO move through the north central states, then come to Harrisburg, PA in mid-July. Show them your appreciation for their contributions, and for their Grateful Dead concert experience!
Jackson Browne with Sara Watkins
The U.S. Acoustic Tour on
Tuesday August 7; 7:30pm;
Luhrs Center, Shippensburg
At the Dining Table

Check out our Restaurant Guide

Mt Fuji is a great Japanese Restaurant, serving sushi, sashimi, and cooked Japanese dishes also. We have always enjoyed our visits to this restaurant and it has proven to be a real favorite of our guests as well, in fact many of our "big city" guests proclaim it to be the best sushi they have ever had! It is difficult for any restaurant to make everybody happy, but this one has six reviews on TripAdvisor.com, all in the Very Good or Excellent categories.
The last time Mary and I were there we ordered the "Love Boat" special which was served quite literally on a wooden boat laden with sushi and sashimi. Mary took one look and said to me "We can't eat all that!". We did! As it is BYOB the price for a great meal can be extremely reasonable.

Mount Fuji Japanese Restaurant external view
We really recommend making reservations here, particularly when Dickinson College is in session. Students and their families love it and on College event weekends it is always packed out.
Mount Fuji is located at 149 North Hanover Street, Carlisle PA 17013
Open daily for Lunch and Dinner - BYOB

Select Registry News

Just yesterday, as we were preparing this newsletter we received a call from guests at another Select Registry inn asking if we had two rooms for last night. Fortunately we had the Blair Room and Bailey Suite available for their visit to Carlisle. Remember to keep the Select Registry Guide in your car when you travel and pretty soon you will be receiving a $100 certificate towards another stay in one of the "Distinguished Inns of North America". But even more importantly, by registering your stay with Select Registry you will have a chance to win a free night at each one of the best bed and breakfasts across North America.

It's the 2012 Vacation Of A Lifetime from Select Registry Distinguished Inns, and the Grand Prize is a free night stay at the Carlisle House, and more than 325 free nights at every other Select Registry property for a full year. That's more than 325 beautiful inns, B&Bs and small boutique hotels throughout the United States and Canada.

Entering to win the Vacation Of A Lifetime is almost as enticing as the grand prize itself. First, you must be a member of the Select Registry Golden Quill Loyalty Program. Then all you have to do is come and visit us again or stay at any other of the celebrated inns in the Select Registry portfolio. For more information on this dream Vacation Of A Lifetime, visit this Select Registry page.

Forgotten the dates of your visits? If you have stayed at the Carlisle House since June 1, 2011 we can email your dates to you so you are sure to register and be eligible to win this Vacation of a Lifetime!

And remember, 12 Golden Quills in a 24-month period will get you a $100 gift certificate toward your next stay at any Select Registry - Distinguished Inns of North America - property. (Including the Carlisle House, naturally!)

See this Select Registry page for details.

Carlisle House, 148 S Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Tel: 717-249-0350
Fax: 717-249-0458
E-mail: Info@TheCarlisleHouse.com
Innkeepers: Carolyn and Tim Carlisle
Great Photography by Christian Giannelli
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