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A luxury bed and breakfast located in Carlisle, PA directly across from Dickinson College and Penn State Dickinson Law. Carlisle is just two hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Whether in town for a college visit, business meeting or coming home to visit family and friends, The Smith Steiner is your luxury home away from home.

Designer furnishings and thoughtful amenities are throughout, including Yves Delorme bedding and bath linens, top of the line mattresses, and Aromatherapy Associates essential oil products to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. Historic Downtown Carlisle has had a resurgence with many new interesting shops, antique stores, and excellent dining options like The Brick, Café Bruges, Piatto, Rustic Tavern, The Whiskey Rebellion and The Boiling Springs Tavern. For local favorites and casual fare you can’t beat The Hamilton, and George’s Subs. For a fun bar scene, The Gingerbread Man, Molly Pitcher Brewing Company, and Market Cross Pub & Brewery are ready to serve.

Also of interest is the Carlisle Army War College, a 500 acre educational institution providing graduate level instruction to senior military officers and civilians. The Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, lead by Marcia Dale Weary, is considered one of the country’s top ballet schools bringing students from across the world. For some recreational fun in the warmer months head to the Yellow Breeches for fly fishing, Hershey Park for their famous chocolate, or Gettysburg, to brush up on your Civil War History. Avid hikers can head to The Appalachian Trail, Pine Grove Furnace and Hawk Mountain. Several ski resorts are close for winter fun… Ski Roundtop, Liberty Mountain, and Whitetail.

There’s plenty to do whatever season you choose! The Smith Steiner B+B has been meticulously restored to its original grandeur. We welcome you to stay with us while in Carlisle!