Monday, April 25, 2011

Things to do in Carlisle PA

Spring Carlisle – Collector Car Swap Meet, Car Corral and Auction begins on Wednesday, April 27 and runs through Sunday, May 1st. This is the first Car Show of the year which always seems to kick off our busy season here at Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast. It looks like the weather will cooperate this year with some sunny skies which means lots of car enthusiasts which leads to great deals on car parts!

If cars are not "your thing", you can enjoy "Footloose" at Allenberry Theatre. This is the musical theatre version of the movie which starred Kevin Bacon. You can still get tickets and enjoy the sounds from one of the most popular movie soundtracks of all time!

It's time to get out, getaway, and enjoy our area!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Horse hotel in Carlisle PA

What a great variety of guests with different reasons to be in Carlisle PA! Last night we hosted a couple who were here for fly fishing - and they caught some trout in Big Spring near Newville! Another couple are section hikers on the AT - they will finish all of PA during the next week. We hosted a business traveler who stays with us even though her work is actually in Harrisburg. We also hosted equine and canine guests (along with their human companions) who were traveling north on I-81. They started from the West Palm Beach area of FL, made a stop in Aiken SC (big horse area there!) and will be home tonight in Saratoga Springs, NY.

I smile when I hear the conversations between guests while they are eating breakfast... These enjoyable encounters between complete strangers just would not happen if those guests had chosen a hotel for the night and then had gone to some chain restaurant! They chose a better way to stay by experiencing one of today's B&Bs. If you know someone who has never stayed at a B&B, why not give them a small gift certificate for a stay at Pheasant Field B&B or just point them to our website? You could change a person's way of looking at travel.

We wish you a joyous Passover, a Blessed Easter, and a beautiful spring weekend ahead!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Birdwatching in Carlisle PA

Happy Spring! Now is a wonderful time for some birdwatching at Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast. The 3 acre pond on our property has attracted Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets, Mallard Ducks (who have a nest), and other water birds. The Baltimore Oriole has returned and has a nest on the island.
Our spring bulbs are brightening the landscape around the B&B. It's so nice to have our own flowers to cut and put into the guest rooms for your enjoyment!

We have such wonderful guests who come from all around the world! Recently we've hosted folks from Florida - snowbirds who were traveling with their horses back home to Canada; from California - high school students visiting Dickinson College on their search for the right school; from London (yes - England) - another family visiting Dickinson; from Waynesboro, PA - a young couple celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary; from Dillsburg - some of our "regular" guests one of whom is celebrating a birthday; from New York - a family visiting their student at Messiah College. We enjoy introducing all these visitors to the beautiful Cumberland Valley and sharing in their special celebrations!

Have a wonderful spring day!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Things to do in Carlisle PA

There are fun things happening in Carlisle PA this weekend!

At the Carlisle Theatre on Friday evening, you can experience a "classic rock event with two of the all time greats" - Pure Prairie League and Firefall. Tickets are still available online. Come enjoy some great classic rock music!

Here comes Peter Cottontail at Meadowbrooke Gourds! You can create your own bunny anytime during regular store hours on Friday or Saturday. There will also be a "Birdhouse Oops! Tent Sale" where you can purchase gourd birdhouse - 2 for just $20! Meadowbrooke Gourds is located in a wonderful country setting and a beautiful drive from Pheasant Field B&B.

If you love farm critters, you can visit the Jubilee Alpaca Show at the PA Farm Show Complex. Lots of fine fiber, wool fashions, and fun will be found at the Mid-Atlantic Alpaca Association's yearly event.

Special value weekend at Pheasant Field B&B! Stay in Suite Remembrance, Gen. Miller's Retreat, or Lady Amherst's Library and enjoy an extra value package valued at $65. Warm up your spring with a romantic game to take home with you, some spring flowers in a special Pheasant Field bud vase, and 2 wine glasses to take to Hunters Valley Winery for wine tasting (where you will receive a bottle of wine to bring back to the B&B). All these special gifts are yours FREE for this "Spring Warm Up" special. You must mention that you saw this special!

It's time for your Spring Getaway! Reserve your room now at Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast in Carlisle PA!