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Saturday, May 23, 2015

THE CARLISLE HOUSE: You, Too, Can Live Like A Convicted Felon! (At $428 to $856 Per Night, With A 2-Night Minimum)

Ah, Memorial Day weekend...the unofficial start of summer.

And since Miss Fortune's already dubbed it the "Summer of Steve", it's fitting to remember that not only should a liar be a man with a good memory—we should all celebrate the Griswold family in every one of us.

I'm talking vacation!

No, not a cross-country trip to Wally World...a stay in Traverse City.

Aestas, the Roman goddess of summer, has delivered a magnificent gift: a 5,000 square foot summer rental

The home, located within screeching distance from the Grand Traverse Academy, is the Traverse City residence of Steven and Deborah Ingersoll. Although official property records now show the Carlisle Farms Drive home is owned by the "Deborah Ingersoll Trust", it's recently hit the burgeoning summer rental market.

What's next, selling your crap on eBay?

THE CARLISLE HOUSE: "You May Never Want To Leave!"

With its own Facebook page, and a listing on the Ingersoll's Bay City bed-and-breakfast, the Webster House, the "Carlisle House" is gushingly described by its owner:

The Carlisle House is a beautiful 5000 sq. ft. home you will want to stay at even though its not on the water, but just 3 miles away is the sandy and beautiful beach at East Bay 4 mile boat launch. The house sits on 6 private acres in an exclusive development with only 6 other homes. Enjoy the picturesque view of your own private pond right in your backyard with babbling brook, waterfalls, bridges and dock to relax in peace and serenity. Have your morning coffee or an evening cocktail on the deck listening to the sounds of water and nature. Just a peaceful stroll away is the developments own private 7 acre fishing and kayaking lake. Take a morning walk or run right on the property or through the neighborhood on its private trails.

The Carlisle House has limited openings to add your Wedding and reception to your stay for up to 60 guest this is the perfect venue to cater your rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception without ever needing to leave the property. (Inquire for package pricing).

This lovely home has plenty of room for a large group of up to 18 guests. 5+ bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, 3 gas fireplaces, large living room, game room and work out area. The master bedroom has its own fireplace with private deck and hot tub.

You will enjoy the privacy of feeling you are in the country, yet the house is just 6 miles from downtown Traverse City, minutes from shopping, restaurants, golfing, wineries, breweries and some of the areas most beautiful beaches, parks and bike trails. Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, voted most beautiful place in America, is only 45 minutes away. Take a day trip to beautiful historic Mackinac Island.

If you want a stress free get away, this is the place for you. Enjoy all the area has to offer and return to your own private oasis. The Carlisle House is a slice of heaven on earth, you may never want to leave!

Wedding receptions? A slice of heaven on earth? Your own private oasis?

Maybe.  But it may not qualify for a primary residence property tax break!


  1. Wow...thanks for uncovering some more news on the Ingersoll hospitality business(es). One wonders since the people making the review say they stayed there in March (just shortly after Mr. Ingersoll's conviction), if the Ingersolls went to the zoning and planning in their Traverse City area community and went through appropriate channels? Of course nothing would surprize any of us when it concerns the Ingersolls. And it appears the Carlisle House wasn't listed as one of their "Lucky Seven" properties for the Traverse City law firm's future advance mortgage for $250,000. And one wonders when they'll have to start repaying that $2.7 million in back taxes and penalties? They're going to have to rent out the Webster House, The Carlisle House, and if/when they do open, The Perry House a lot of nights, weeks. Maybe it's a 'test run' for prison cell surrondings? Maybe they'll ask the feds to have prison accomodations equal to their hospitality businesses?

    1. Also wondering if the people who wrote the rave March review are super close friends of the Ingersolls? Who knows, maybe it was the Noss'es or the Lynches who wrote the review?

  2. I wonder if there are some money trees planted on the grounds there?

  3. When does the house party start? ;)

    Up North Progressive

  4. And again... and again... absolutely no coverage or updates on the Ingersoll case in the Bay City Times.. investigative journalism seems to be a thing of the past in this town. Thank you again for this blog, or there would be no news at all!

    1. Yes, we are all grateful for this very needed blog. You are doing a very appreciated service that local media is neglecting. Sad that it took the Bay City Times five or more weeks to report the sentencing delay on Ingersoll. I guess we should be grateful that at least they finally did inform the public.

  5. Please keep posting. It would be interesting to know it this is zoned as a rental property. Hard to keep your business private when you keep posting it online.