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The historic area of Carlisle awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's history, live music and theater scene and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Carlisle. This city's university setting, sporting events and restaurants draw many visitors. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Carlisle

Are you searching for things to do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Carlisle a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sports Emporium (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Boiling Springs Pool (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center (8.5 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Ski Roundtop (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Little Buffalo State Park (17.3 mi / 27.9 km)
  • Gifford Pinchot State Park (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Carlisle

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Carlisle is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Children's Lake (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center (8.5 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Pine Grove Furnance State Park (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • City Island (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Riverfront Park (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Little Buffalo State Park (17.3 mi / 27.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Carlisle

The nearest airport is in Harrisburg, PA (HAR-Capital City), located 17.8 mi (28.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Harrisburg, PA (MDT-Harrisburg Intl.), which is 22.9 mi (36.8 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Carlisle?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 55 house rentals around Carlisle. From 9 Cabins to 24 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Carlisle is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Carlisle?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Carlisle. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Carlisle Country Market: 71 home rentals
  • Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center: 85 home rentals
  • Valarie Moyer's Dolls: 74 home rentals
  • Cumberland County Courthouse: 75 home rentals
  • Dickinson College: 72 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Carlisle listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Carlisle?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 9 Cabins in Carlisle. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Carlisle include:

  • Houses: 24 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 9 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 9 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Carlisle?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8 vacation homes with pool available in Carlisle.

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