Thursday, August 26, 2010

Things to do in Carlisle PA

Corvettes at Carlisle! Thousands of Corvettes in Carlisle!!! This weekend is the all Corvette show at Carlisle Fairgrounds. Some of our Corvette show guests have been staying with us each year since 1994! These visitors enjoy meeting up with each other each year and most of them met because they stay here at Pheasant Field B&B. This is one of our most fun weekends! Corvettes and Dickinson College families for the beginning of the new school year...how fun and diverse!

3 Women, 3 Horses, 3 Days



Last weekend, we hosted 3 young ladies who came to do some trail riding with their horses. They had a great time at Michaux State Forrest and at Pinchot State Park. The weather was wonderful and the trails were really nice (but could have been marked a bit better). Here are the 3 women with the 3 horses...

We had a wonderful time hosting these ladies! The next time they visit, they may ride on the Battlefield at Gettysburg National historic Park too.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

New Historic Marker

In New Kingstown today there is a new historic marker being unveiled. One of our local innkeepers, Mary Jane Kretzing-Karlson has worked tirelessly on getting this recognition for a local historic site. Read more about this event. Congratulations Mary Jane! We had guests stay with us who are attending this event too. The nice weather today will help make this a wonderful day for all attendees.

3 Women; 3 Horses; 3 Days -- This is a tale about 3 ladies (a mom & 2 twin daughters) who are staying with us for 3 days to do a little trail riding before the young ladies head off to college. They took their 3 horses to Michaux State Forrest yesterday and had a wonderful ride - longer than expected! The ride "home", back to Pheasant Field, was also longer than expected. I actually called them at about 6:45 PM to see if we needed to send out a search party. But happily, they were just a mile away at that point. Lesson for the day: don't believe your GPS when traveling on dirt roads in the state forrest! More on this adventure tomorrow...

The Potomac Pedalers are back! This bike club, based in the Washington DC area, makes an annual weekend visit to a local resort. They will enjoy lots of different cycling routes - from level short/easy routes to serious climbs in our mountain areas. A few of the participants are staying here at Pheasant Field and enjoying the countryside nearby. Welcome back Pedalers!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Things to do near Carlisle PA

On Saturday, August 14 at Hunters Valley Winery - It's "The Great PA Wine Toast"! PA wineries across the state will try to set a world record for the world's largest wine tasting. From 2 to 4 pm, Hunters Valley Winery will have special music and great cheeses to go with your wine. Then, at 4 pm, Mario Andretti will deliver the toast via video. Read more about this fun event which will benefit Children and Youth services.

Pheasant Field B&B features Hunters Valley Winery in some special packages. What fun to have one of our tourism partners participating in this world record event!

Friday, August 6, 2010

What's happening in Carlisle PA

The weather will be beautiful for the Carlisle Events Truck Nationals at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Be sure to bring your sun screen for this special event featuring Ford Trucks this year.

Also this weekend - "Buy Fresh, Buy Local" bike ride event. This is the most wonderful time of the year for fresh vegetables in south central PA and this bike route meanders through farmland and leads to several farm markets.

Come to the Carlisle area for great hiking too. It's a great weekend for a walk on the Appalachian Trail and to visit the AT Museum.

We look forward to seeing you here!

Monday, August 2, 2010

"Simply The Best 2010"


We are honored to be voted "Simply The Best B&B/Inn" by readers of Harrisburg Magazine! The magazine hit the newsstands today and for the sixth year in a row, Pheasant Field was voted to the best list! THANK YOU readers of Harrisburg Magazine! We love our 'job' and our guests and will continue to give the best service we can to our visitors from Harrisburg, Hershey, Carlisle and other surrounding towns and cities.

The B&Bs are listed under the "Get outta here" category -- so think "Pheasant Field B&B" when you need to "get outta town"!