The Carlisle Inn gracefully stretches out atop the gently sloping ridge that leads into the village of Walnut Creek, affording guests a remarkable view of the Ohio countryside.
To the south are the green pastures, grazing horses, and three-rail fences of Mud Valley, which is a great deal more picturesque than its name implies. To the north is the picture postcard landscape of Genza or Goose Bottom Valley and its bustling Amish farms.
While the natural features of this charming country landscape shaped the inn’s design, the labor and craftsmanship of the industrious people who live here built it.
The building of the Carlisle Inn was a community effort, employing many of the county’s Amish woodworkers and carpenters. Their painstaking efforts are evident everywhere you look, from the oak and cherry wood trim to the sweeping curved staircase and wonderful handcrafted furniture. As construction began, orders were placed with local craftsmen for more than 75 wooden beds to place in the guest rooms. Quite possibly the most beautiful beds you'll ever sleep on in a hotel, you’ll still find these solid oak and cherry bedsteads as beautiful and sturdy as the day they were made.
The entire Inn is decorated to emphasize the beautiful setting and quaint character of Walnut Creek. Each spacious guest room has its own style. Pastoral scenes captured by Holmes County photographer Doyle Yoder brighten the Inn’s wide hallways and cozy little sitting areas. Additional welcome touches are found in the Carlisle’s meeting and banquet facilities.
The experience of staying at the Carlisle Inn also emphasizes warmth, rural charm, and small-town hospitality. Carlisle staff members consider it a privilege to get to know our guests and go out of their way to make each stay a truly memorable one.