Thursday, February 17, 2011

Signs of Spring in Carlisle PA?



Maybe the groundhog was right! It's only February 17th and our daffodils are peeking up through the ground! We planted quite a few crocus last fall too and you can see them trying to find the sunshine. It's a balmy 60 degrees here today - and the forecast is for even warmer temperatures tomorrow.

The warm temperatures mean Spring conditions at Roundtop Mountain Resort. I went skiing (yes - I "took a snow day", well at least a few hours) and conditions were absolutely fabulous! The sun shone from a deep blue sky; Winds were calm; There was lots of snow that had been groomed to perfection! From the top of the mountain I could see 360 degrees - looking over farmland and orchards, tree covered hills and small villages. I could even see the Harrisburg skyline. I realized that in only a few weeks, the orchards will be in bloom and the view will be totally new and fresh!
Remember that this weekend is Presidents' Day weekend. Stay with us Sunday night (at 10% off regular rates) and enjoy the skiing at ROundtop!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Things to do near Carlisle PA

This weekend is Presidents' Day weekend so Take A Snow Day! Stay with us on Sunday night (at 10% off regular rates), get your discount lift ticket here and head out to the slopes! Roundtop Mountain Resort still has LOTS of snow and the groomers do a fantastic job keeping the slopes in great shape. Make the best of your day off!

On Friday and Saturday, February 18 & 19, you can learn if you have trash or treasures in your attic! Bring up to 2 pieces of art to The Garden Gallery and Charles Andrews will help you decide if you should insure it or just enjoy it! This is Carlisle's version of Antiques Roadshow - with only art.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Breakfast at Pheasant Field B&B, Carlisle PA

Good Morning from Carlisle PA!

For breakfast this morning:
Raisin Bran Muffins
Eggs with Salsa (using locally made "Bob's Salsa") served over toasted English muffins
Fresh fruit (sliced apples with vanilla yogurt, then sprinkled with cinnamon)
OJ
and of course, lots of fresh coffee!

The recipes for the muffin and the eggs can be found in our cookbook, "Pheasant Field Favorites".
We hope this breakfast will get all the guests off to a great start as they head home or on to their next destination.

We had equine guests who checked-in on Friday - traveling from Maine to Florida. Because of the challenging weather, the horse owners decided to stay an extra night. Their next stop will be in North Carolina - then on to Florida where they will participate in a clinic for 3 weeks. I'm sure that the weather in FL will be much warmer than they would experience if they stayed home in Maine!

Today is Super Bowl Sunday. Don't forget to watch a little bit of the "Puppy Bowl" on Animal Planet, then cheer for one of our favorite PA teams - The Pittsburgh Steelers!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What's happening in Harrisburg PA

Are you looking for the latest hunting and fishing gear? FOUND IT! At The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show held at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA! The show opens on Saturday, February 5th and runs for 9 days! You can see fishing demos, meet hunting guides, see the latest sports equipment of all kinds, and even taste some wild game foods. Buy your tickets online and prepare to be overwhelmed! We have rooms available during the show's run time. If you plan to come to the show midweek, ask us for the special Outdoor Show rate on your stay with us!