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What happened to Thornwald Mansion since it was sold a few years ago?
Despite a fire and changes in ownership, Thornwald Mansion in Carlisle has stood for more than 100 years.
After sitting vacant for some time, the building was heavily damaged by a fire in 2007 and put up for sale a short time later.
In 2010, Carlisle-resident Rkia Hall purchased the historic building located in the 800 block of Bicentenial Drive for $230,000 at auction. She renovated Thornwald Mansion with the intent to convert the building into a bed and breakfast.
Hall was born in Africa and raised in Paris, but called the Carlisle area home for nearly two decades before buying the mansion. In 2010, she told The Sentinel that she wanted to turn the mansion into “something the community will come to cherish.” She said that she was drawn to the mansion because of its architecture, brick work and history.
Renovations took several years to complete, but Thornwald Mansion has been an operational bed and breakfast for nearly five years.
Guests can choose to stay in one of four bedrooms or three suites. A website set up for the bed and breakfast touts that two new suites are in the works and “coming soon.”
The current nightly rate for a room at Thornwald Mansion is roughly $230, and a suite can be rented for $260 a night, according to the website.
Thornwald Mansion was originally constructed at the turn of the 20th century for Lewis Sadler and his wife, Mary Bosler.
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