in 1963, Carlisle was a classic Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge and
restaurant complex. Located not far from the Pennsylvania Turnpike's
Carlisle interchange and along I-81, the complex was assured of
a steady stream of hungry and weary travellers. The 96 room Motor
Lodge lasted an astounding 34 years as a HoJo's!
Incredibly east bound travellers on the Turnpike could still spot
a tattered billboard remnant in 2007 advertising the Carlisle Motor
Lodge even though the site had given up its once famous brand name
some ten years earlier.