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December News

from the Carlisle House

It's only the first day of December but we're already planning our family Christmas Dinner! We are so lucky to have Dickinson College Farm close by, and this year we are preparing a whole leg of Dickinson Farm lamb for the family. We are using a recipe called "Always Pink Leg of Lamb" that Alan got many years ago through the daily ezine from World Wide Recipes, and will be accompanying it with classsic English recipe roast potatoes and Brussels Sprouts, and probably adding Yorkshire Pudding as well.

Did you venture out on Black Friday, or sit enthralled at the computer on Cyber Monday buying all your Christmas gifts? If you couldn't stand the thought of the crowds, or missed out on some of the on-line bargains, then you still have many choices. The shopping malls will welcome you with open arms, and pretty soon the after-Christmas Sales will start - about two weeks BEFORE Christmas! It sometimes seems that gift purchasing is impossible without being mentally, or sometimes physically bruised!

If you would like to ask us about Gift Certificates or the total luxury of our Comphy sheets, or any of our gifts, check out our Carlisle House Gifts web page where you can find full details, or just pick up the telephone and call us on 717-249-0350. We'll give you a warm welcome and help as much as we can! Carlisle Starts Here, and so should your holiday relaxation!

We wish you all a wonderful
and joyous Holiday Season
and hope to see you soon!


A Warm Holiday Welcome!

Back to Home, Back to School!

Pretty soon we will be hosting parents picking up their students for the Christmas break, and then they will be bringing them back in January and taking advantage of our Cabin Fever offer of Two Nights for the price of one (see below for complete details).

We are already filling up our rooms for these trips, so be prepared and book now!

Remembering our Veterans..

Once again this year we were privileged to host a group of military veterans as part of the B&Bs for Vets program. All across the country, B&Bs opened their inns to provide a free night's stay for vets on November 11. We were fortunate to have the help of Trattoria Piatto, Andalusia, Cafe Bruges and Market Cross who all gave free dinners to our veteran guests, and Matangos Candies of Harrisburg who gave each couple a box of their famous Venetian Mints (the same that we use as our pillow candies). Pealers flowers also provided beautiful arrangements for the military wives. But rather than us talk, this is what one of our veterans kindly wrote on TripAdvisor.com:

"This was the stay of a lifetime! The hosts were very warm and inviting, as was the Carlisle House! The hot tub was divine, and quite a pleasant surprise, as were the other freebies, including restaurant gift certificates, flowers and chocolates! Great merchants in town, who really appreciate the Vets! All the Vets were interviewed by the local newspaper, and pictures were taken too! Very enjoyable stay, and will definitely recommend it! In fact, already have! :)". Thanks, Michael and Denise!


Our 2012 "B&Bs for Vets" Guest Veterans

First Night Carlisle!
Monday December 31;
Downtown Carlisle Historic District
It's never too early to make your holiday plans so check FirstNightCarlisle.org for details, and book your stay at the Carlisle House early.

Combine New Year's Eve with Cabin Fever and get three nights for the price of two!

Area Events
during the winter!

Clay Aiken
Joyful Noise Tour 2012

Saturday December 8; 8pm
Luhr's Center, Shippensburg

Full of holiday classics backed by a 20 piece orchestra in this special performance sure to get your holidays off to the perfect start!

An Evening with Rita Coolidge
Friday December 14; 8pm
Sunoco Theater, The Whitaker Center, Harrisburg
Penn State Capital College Choir under the direction of Dr. Adam Gustafson will accompany Coolidge!

Get The Led Out
Saturday December 29; 8:00pm
The Forum, Whitaker Center, Harrisburg
From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the big concert stage.

Elvis! (Brad Crum)

Magician Nathan Kepner!

First Night Carlisle!
Christyan Seay
Brad Crum
Ruby & The Hummingbirds
Nathan Kepner
and more...
Monday December 31; 7:30pm
Downtown Historic Carlisle
An Evening with
Michael W. Smith

Saturday February 9; 8pm
Luhr's Center, Shippensburg

Christian recording artist with, multiple Grammys and Dove Awards; Gold, Platinum and Double-Platinum Albums and Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee
Olivia Newton John! Olivia Newton John
Saturday February 23; 8pm
Luhr's Center, Shippensburg

Three decades of exciting music with multiple Grammy, Country Music, American Music and Peoples Choice Awards!

Lunasa
with special guest John Byrne

Friday March 8; 7:30pm
Carlisle Theatre, High St, Carlisle
One of the most sought-after bands on the international Irish music scene with standing-room only crowds in NYC.

First Night Carlisle!
The stroke of midnight!

30 days to . . . . . Cabin Fever!

2 Nights for the price of 1 in January!

We mentioned the Cabin Fever January promotion above. Remember that our guests can use a Carlisle House Cash Gift Certificate for this very special offer! So if you're looking for a gift idea, in January your giftee can get twice the pleasure - and give you twice the appreciation!

We've been supporting Pennsylvania's Cabin Fever Initiative for several years and 2013 is no exception! For the whole month of January stay one night and the following night is at no charge. This is a favorite time for our guests with some dates already booked out, so please reserve soon to ensure that you get your rooms.

We are just 35 minutes from Ski Roundtop, and an hour from Ski Liberty, and we have all these fabulous restaurants within walking distance for after (or instead of!) your exercise on the slopes.

There are no blackout dates for this offer, although there are nights for which we are already full. We cannot, unfortunately, combine Cabin Fever with any other offers, gift cards, or certificates (except for Carlisle House Cash Gift certificates or Select Registry certificates), and the offer applies only to the room rate.

At the Dining Table

New in the Downtown Historic District

Italian flavors have come to the North end of Carlisle with the opening of Renato's. Many traditional items such as bountiful pizzas and classic and well-stuffed subs are available - all made on and in their homemade dough, rolls and breads. Evening entrees include their signature Chicken Parmesan coated with crumbs made from their own bread. The restaurant is BYOB so remember your favorite Chianti or Trebbiano.

Only today a fellow innkeeper was telling us how much she and her husband liked to pick up a Renato's pizza or meatball sub after her guests were all settled in for the night. They tell us that the goodness is in the dough!

Renato's, 204 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, 717-241-5333, BYOB.

Select Registry News

Win 300+ Free Nights in 2013!

Remember to register all your stays with us since June 2011 on the Select Registry website. You may be the recipient of the 2013 Vacation Of A Lifetime from Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America, and that's more than 325 beautiful inns, B&Bs and small boutique hotels throughout the United States and Canada.

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 can register and be eligible for this Vacation of a Lifetime!

Carlisle House, 148 S Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Tel: 717-249-0350
Fax: 717-249-0458
E-mail: Info@TheCarlisleHouse.com
Innkeepers: Mary and Alan Duxbury
Great Photography by Christian Giannelli
Other photographs by the innkeepers!
Copyright © 2014 by Alan Duxbury
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