Top rated rentals — Carlisle
Destination guide

Historic Carlisle will entice you

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. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Carlisle

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Carlisle a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ski Roundtop (15.4 mi / 24.7 km)
  • Gifford Pinchot State Park (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Spring Gate Vineyard (22.3 mi / 35.9 km)
  • Sports Emporium (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Boiling Springs Pool (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Little Buffalo State Park (17.3 mi / 27.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Carlisle

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Carlisle. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • City Island (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Susquehanna River (16.6 mi / 26.8 km)
  • Riverfront Park (16.8 mi / 27.1 km)
  • Fort Hunter Mansion and Park (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
  • Wildwood Park (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Gifford Pinchot State Park (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Carlisle

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

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Carlisle?

Whether you're in search of an intimate retreat for you and your special someone or someplace spacious to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Carlisle. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • "Cabin - If You Are Ready To Travel And Relax Look No Further" is popular with guests. Around 45 miles from Carlisle, it has 3 bedrooms and plenty of useful amenities, including a nearby marina and towels.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "Maple Lane Guest Home". Located around 60 miles from the heart of Carlisle, it has 5 bedrooms and features off-street parking options and cable/satellite TV services.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Carlisle vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Carlisle?

You need only take a look inside our tiny house vacation rentals in Carlisle to recognize that great things really do come in little packages. Sensibly designed to make use of every square inch of space, these mini wonders deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Escape from the world and disappear to "Tiny Home/rv Close To I81". This property in Darss packs plenty of conveniences into its small space, such as a stovetop and a hair dryer.
  • "Not So Tiny House With Full Kitchen And Patio Swing" offers conveniences such as a nearby zoo and off-street parking options. Located in Pittsburgh, you'll be able to live big in this small but nicely designed hideaway.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Carlisle?

Sometimes, you just need to get away from the busyness of the modern world. That's where Vrbo comes in. We've got a great range of log cabin rentals in and around Carlisle where you can connect with nature. These are just the start:

  • "Third Peg Inn - Log Cabin Cozy Getaway" will help ensure your Carlisle getaway is just what you wanted it to be. With a list of amenities that include an oven and a stovetop to make life easy, all you have to do is chill out and enjoy your vacation.
  • Invite a few friends along or get cozy with your love at "Spring Acre Log Cabin". A games room and a firepit are just two of the conveniences you'll find at this getaway.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Carlisle?

If you feel the need to switch off and relax for a day or two, you'll have your pick of wonderful weekend getaways in and around Carlisle. Enjoy some downtime at one of these top options:

  • Located around 20 miles to the south of Carlisle, "Cushing Cottage At Brierfield - Nature And Seclusion Near Gettysburg" has all you need for a fun weekend break, including off-street parking options and WiFi. When it's time to explore, there are lots of outdoor attractions to get to like Little Round Top and Children's Lake.
  • Also consider "Cocoa Cottage With A Private In", which you'll find around 30 miles east of Carlisle. After a day exploring nearby sights like State Museum of Pennsylvania and Conrad Weiser Homestead, put your feet up in your rental and make the most of air conditioning, high-speed internet services and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Carlisle?

Typically small in size, easy on the hip pocket and conveniently located, it's not hard to be impressed by a studio apartment. Get comfy in one of these vacation rentals and appreciate Carlisle up close:

  • Make "Pickett Cottage At Brierfield - Peace In The Country Near Gettysburg" your home for a few days or more. This appealing property comes with amenities including internet services and a TV.
  • Another awesome option is "Cushing Cottage At Brierfield - Nature And Seclusion Near Gettysburg". Make use of coffee and tea making facilities, heating and other conveniences during your stay.

When you're ready to step outside your studio apartment and explore the highlights, there's loads to keep you amused around Carlisle. Interested in culture? Organize a visit to Community Theatre League and Millbrook Playhouse.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Carlisle?

From modern studio apartments to sprawling vacation homes, Vrbo has your vacation sorted. Here are just two of our most popular picks in and around Carlisle:

  • If you can only spare a few nights, "Pickett Cottage At Brierfield - Peace In The Country Near Gettysburg" is a terrific choice. It's close to the center of Carlisle, so you'll be within easy reach of lots of attractions.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Hide - Away Cabin Secluded Cabin Nestled In The Beautiful Mahantango Valley". This comfy, centrally located property makes exploring the local sights easy.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Carlisle?

Big groups mean a whole lot of fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your entire crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Carlisle and get everyone together under the one roof:

  • You'll have loads of room to move at "Riverfront/mountain View, Hershey". Around 17 miles northeast of Carlisle, this generously sized property has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 13 guests. Top amenities include a nearby waterfront and mountain views.
  • Nothing takes priority over spending time with the people you love, and "Vacation Of A Lifetime - Hike - Bike" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 30 miles to the southwest of Carlisle, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A fireplace and a kitchen are among the many amenities here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Carlisle?

Nothing spells fun like a pool. Blow up your flamingo floatie and browse these houses in or near Carlisle that come with this vacation perk:

  • Treat the gang to an unforgettable break at "Cabin - The Forest House @ Lake Warren Estates". There's plenty to love about this getaway besides its pool, such as towels and a fridge.
  • Alternatively, recharge your batteries at "The School House Of Gettysburg". Along with a refreshing pool, you'll also have use of a kitchen and a toaster.

Carlisle has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 65 ºF and 80 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Carlisle vacation rental and plan your escape for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Carlisle?

Whether your idea of the perfect escape is high in the mountains or near the beach, you'll enjoy it even more if you share it with your favorite people. Check out these large family vacation rentals in or near Carlisle and bring along the whole gang:

  • Sleeping up to 9 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Cocoa Cottage With A Private In" is the perfect place to spend time together. This top-rated getaway is 30 miles to the east of Carlisle and has amenities such as a theme park and a kitchen.
  • "Riverfront/mountain View, Hershey" also has the space you need to reconnect with loved ones. This rental is around 17 miles to the northeast of Carlisle, and accommodates as many as 13 guests in its 5 bedrooms. On-site watersports and a swimming pool will help keep everyone comfortable and happy.

When it's time to explore, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained and happy. Hyner View, Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum and The Campus Theatre should be at the top of your to-do list.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Carlisle?

Vacation with the kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Carlisle and make some amazing new memories together. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • "Cabin - The Forest House @ Lake Warren Estates" - Located about 12 miles southwest of the center of Carlisle, this family-friendly retreat offers amenities like a fridge and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Cozy Streamside Cabin, Convenient To Ski Liberty And Gettysburg" - Another fabulous choice, this property comes with cable/satellite TV services, a barbecue grill and more. You'll find it around 30 miles to the southwest of Carlisle.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Carlisle vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.