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Quiet Country Home Just Outside Carlisle

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


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.

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Carlisle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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


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Quiet Country Home Just Outside Carlisle
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Great old farm house

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for us as we were in town for a show at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. A quick 10 minute drive and we were there. The house is well appointed and very clean. Old and new items to really make you feel at home, but back in time. Just enough updating and old charm. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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: April 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: February 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: October 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: August 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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Mark Adams
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

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 Carlisle

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!


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $85
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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