Sunday, January 29, 2012

Things to do in the Carlisle PA area

Beginning next weekend - It's the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show! Located at the PA Farm Show Complex, this event is all about hunting, fishing, canoeing, archery, "4-wheelers" - ALL things "outdoorsy"! Stay at Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast during the show and get 10% off the regular rates when you mention "Sportsman Show". The show runs from February 4th through the 12th at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. You have 2 weekends to choose from so schedule your visit now.

It's time to vote in Harrisburg Magazine's annual readers' pole. Vote for Pheasant Field B&B as Simply The Best Bed & Breakfast and wedding venue. You must vote for at least 30 categories in order to make your ballot valid. I know it takes some time and effort, but we really appreciate your vote!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Barn work completed for now

Phase 1 siding on the barn is finished at Pheasant Field Bed Breakfast. The job was completed on Friday afternoon - just before our winter weather. Phase 2 (north and west sides of the barn) will begin sometime later this year (warmer weather time!). Phase 3 will include sprucing up the silo.

I am now in Little Rock resting for the night - before the PAII Conference begins tomorrow. I am looking forward to learning great new things that will make us better innkeepers.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Education for Innkeepers - PAII Conference

I am on my way to Little Rock, Arkansas to attend the annual Innkeeping Show and Conference presented by PAII. The Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) is the B&B professional's advocate, lobbyist, education lead, and networking medium. I will be learning more great stuff about how to improve Pheasant Field for all of our guests. I will also be sharing some of my experience with "newbies" (new or aspiring innkeepers). This is a wonderful time to connect with old friends in the business and make new innkeeper friends across the country.
Our original plan was to leave after breakfast on Saturday, but the weather report was not good for travel. So we left late this afternoon (to beat the wintry weather) after making arrangements for Chef Amber Clay to prepare breakfast for all of our guests tomorrow. Anne, from Two Hearts Innsitting, will be assisting Chuck (or maybe Chuck will be assisting Anne!) all next week with everything around the B&B.

The improvement to the barn (see prior post) were finished late this afternoon. YEA! I will post pictures of the finished project soon.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

More improvements at Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast

Our new generator arrived today! Isn't it beautiful?!?!?
Well - maybe it's not exactly "beautiful", BUT it is one more way to make our guests' visits more comfortable!
This device will start automatically when our power is off for 30 seconds. It is large enough to run our well pump and the sump pumps. We can also heat the house, keep food cold, and cook breakfast.
Actually, we hope that we will not have to use it but - just in case - we will be prepared!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Improvements at Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast

As we begin 2012, more improvements are being made at our B&B. We are improving the look of our barn. This new siding will be maintenance-free and will always look good!
You can see the ladders and scaffolding in place for the work being done. The weather has given us a challenge but the job should be finished next week!
We had other good news today - our new generator will be installed next week! That new piece of equipment will make our guests more comfortable in those infrequent situations when we find ourselves without electrical power. We continually strive to improve Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast for the comfort of all our guests.
If you find Pheasant Field as a better way to stay, please vote for our B&B in Harrisburg Magazine's Simply the Best list!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

We have guests from the Washington DC area, from New Jersey, and from Harrisburg here to celebrate the new year. We all enjoyed First Night Carlisle - our downtown celebration - then came back to the B&B for a toast to 2012. We wish all of you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

Beginning today and all through the month of January, we will be offering a sure cure for "Cabin Fever". Stay one night and get the second consecutive night FREE! This special is only during January 2012 so make your reservation now for your winter getaway!

Happy New Year!