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Quiet Country Home Just Outside Carlisle

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace


About the property

Peaceful, Recently Renovated Pre Civil War Home Bordering The Conodoguinet Creek

Two story home with four bedrooms, two and 1/2 baths. Sleeps 7.

Savor the tranquility of a spacious two story antique home renovated with modern conveniences. This lovely pre civil war building has a modern kitchen , a period living room and dining room on the original first floor layout, along with a sunny sitting room with gas fireplace and a modern bedroom and bath added where the former carriage passway stood. The three bedrooms upstairs, like the living and dining room, reflect the architecture of the period, but with a large added modern bathroom.

The side door opens to a lovely patio facing the east, while the view from the west of the house is of the period barn adjacent to the field and creek and also the Ironbridge, a more than century old one lane bridge across the Conodoguinet Creek. Parking for up to six vehicles is available under roof beside the barn.

Opossum Lake, a 59 acre recreation area managed by the PA Fish and Boat Commission, is just minutes away. Canoeing, kayaking and tubing are possible on the Conodoguinet Creek. Eagle Creek Golf Course is less than a mile from the house.

Visitors are less than 10 minutes from Carlisle, settled in 1751. George Washington did sleep here before his departure as head of the army to quell the Whiskey Rebellion. Historic sites in town include a revolutionary war Hession Guard house, the Molly Pitcher grave, and Old West, a building on the national historic register designed by Benjamin Latrobe, architect of the US Capitol. Carlisle has numerous parks and restaurants, Dickinson College and Law School, and is well known for both its Car Shows and antique shops.

More Details

Mark Adams
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2017

About Mark Adams

Mark Adams is a native of central PA, and is dedicated to conserving the environment and heritage along the Conodoguinet Creek.

Mark Adams purchased this house in 2010

Why Mark Adams chose Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Mark Adams was raised on the Conodoguinet Creek, less than a mile from the Meadowbrook Farm. His home was destroyed in 1972, during Hurricane Agnes. This did not prevent him from reliving his dream youth by purchasing property along the creek, although thankfully the Meadowbrook farm is out of the flood zone!


Carlisle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second floor, rear facing east
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Second floor front facing east
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Second floor front facing west
  • The single bedroom has a really interesting cowboy motive inspired by the antique linoleum rug that came with the property when purchased.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Quiet Country Home Just Outside Carlisle
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful home in a gorgeous area. It fit our family's needs perfectly.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

The Adams are incredible hosts! They welcomed us with a kind note and welcome treat and had everything in their beautiful home perfectly appointed. Communication was great and we had a smooth, lovely, peaceful stay. Thank you so much!! Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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10 Business Trip

  • 5 of 5

Home was nicely remodeled situated on country road away from highway.

Everything was as described in the listing and well equipped for our 10 day stay.

Many thanks to our host Mark and Mary.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elegant Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at 600 Meadowbrook. The old farmhouse has been tastefully updated with all the modern conveniences. Very comfortable and relaxing. Although close enough to shops and restaurants it has a nice quiet country setting. The owners are great to work with and are very helpful. I can definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in a country setting

  • 4 of 5

We loved the country setting, that is a short drive to town. Just over the one lane bridge is an absolutely beautiful drive with crops and rolling hills. This home is very clean (the best so far!) loved the old floors that are finished beautifully. The updated bathrooms are a plus in an older home. This home has beautiful furnishings and is well maintained. We have to mention, since we live in a very quiet neighborhood, the road noise and car lights coming into our downstairs bedroom was annoying...but just fine, after we got to sleep. ;-). If we come to town again, we would most certainly consider coming here again. Thank you opening you home to us and for a pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We truly appreciated your care for the house. While we regret the lights disturbed you, we note the traffic is generally not heavy except at the beginning of the work day, the end of the work day, and Sunday go to meeting time! If there was a church festival one of the evenings you stayed, that could have caused more traffic. If you could let us know whether the lights disturbed you most from the one lane bridge or the road along the creek, we will see if we are able to put darker blinds on those particular windows. Thanks for your comments.
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Lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, comfortable, clean and well equipped. It seemed newly renovated. The little touches are what sets it apart from other rental homes. We enjoyed the beautiful garden and patio outside and the sunroom and large dining room. The bedrooms were very comfortable. We hope that we can visit this home again. The recommendations for activities and restaurants was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Meadowbrook Farm, and we are delighted that our recommendations for dining and other activities were useful. Mark and Mary Adams
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
MDT, Harrisburg, PA
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Cumberland Golf Club
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Eagle Crossing Golf Course
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Harrisburg, PA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 81, Exit 44
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
The Pizza Grille
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Ski Round Top
Car: necessary

Carlisle is the home of three institutions of higher education; Dickinson College, the US Army War College, the Dickinson School of Law, It is the county seat of Cumberland County, founded in 1750. Carlisle also is the location of CPYB, the acclaimed Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

Carlisle Events hosts 10 major car shows each year, including Spring Carlisle, Corvettes in Carlisle, and Fall Carlisle.

Carlisle is only 35 minutes north of Gettysburg, site of the turning point of the Civil War. It is about 45 minutes from Hershey Park, and only two hours from downtown Washington DC and Philadelphia PA.


Rates & Availability

Carlisle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 10 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 28 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

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