Friday, March 30, 2012

Trout Fishing in PA

March 31 is the first day of Trout season here in our area!  The early warm spring weather means that the fish are active and hungry and the insects are on the move.  Now is the time for you to plan your fly fishing getaway to the Yellow Breeches Creek or the LeTort Spring Run. We can set you up with a great fly fishing guide service so make your reservation now at Pheasant Field B&B.

The Village Artisans is celebrating their 17th Anniversary and that means fun and savings for you! There will be carrot cupcakes (YUM!) and special guest artist-in-action, Trudi Gilliam will be demonstrating her special talent.  You will receive 17% off all purchases that day! 

Come to Carlisle and enjoy the spring flowers, specials, and fun!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring B&B Getaway

It is definitely spring in Carlisle, PA! When guests pull in our driveway this weekend, this is the welcome view they will see:

 We have lots of daffodils, some tulips, hyacinths, and the tress are also flowering. The weather is just beautiful today - a great day for a hike on the Appalachian Trail!  Or you can just walk around our property and see some of the spring blossoms here at the B&B. 

I love this time of the year when I can use our own flowers in the guest rooms. The guests this weekend will find (very) fresh daffodils in their rooms.
This is the last weekend of Meadowbrook Gourd's Spring open house. Visit their farm and store for spring specials.
Looking for things to do in Carlisle, PA?  Find it with information provided by our visitors' bureau.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Pet Friendly B&B in Carlisle PA

We love hosting canine guests here at Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast! The pups ictured here stayed with us recently, ran around our big lawns, and even hiked on the nearby Appalachian Trail. Remember that you can bring your canine family member with you on your next visit to the Carlisle area.

We have a new resident here on the farm! On Saturday, Cody came to live with us. Cody is an 11 year old Quarterhorse gelding. He will be ridden by a young girl and her mom.
Cody is spending his first days here meeting the other equine residents of Pheasant Field and getting lots of attention from the humans who visit the barn.

The flowers are blooming around our property; Robins have reappeared in our area; The spring "peepers" just started their chipping tonight. It really must be SPRING!
More information on spring time happenings is available from our local visitors' bureau.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

PA Wine Trail

It feels like spring here in the Carlisle PA area! The calendar may say there are 9 more days until spring but the temperatures are very comfortable for hiking, biking, and exploring the Cumberland Valley!

Alas - today is the last day of skiing at Ski Roundtop - but don't worry, the fun continues on the mountain with zip lines, OGO Balls, ropes courses, paint ball, and great food too!

The Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail continues their wine trail specials troughout the month of March. I visited Hunters Valley Winery and sat outside overlooking their vineyard and the Susquehanna River.
It was a beautiful day and a beautiful view - and some tasty wine! There are three more weekends to enjoy the special events at the Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail wineries. Make a reservation for your wine trail getaway.

Meadowbrooke Gourds will be featuring bunnies, eggs, and Easter Baskets at their spring open house running through March 24th. You can discover your creative self on Friday & Saturday, March 16 & 17 when you paint your own gourd! We continue our "winter rates" (10% off) through the month of March so book your room at Pheasant Field B&B for some spring time fun.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

B&B Conference for MidAtlantic Innkeepers

Chuck & I spent a few day touring around Colonial Williamsburg before attending the MidAtlantic Innkeepers Conference at the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge.
We have been connecting with innkeepers from VA, WV, OH, NJ, and PA. There are even some aspiring innkeepers from OK here to learn more about this wonderful business! I'm learning more about how to communicate with you, our guests, and how to reach more people who may have never tried a B&B.

In our spare time, we have taken some time to dine at one of the historic taverns in the historic town. Dinner at the King's Arms Tavern was wonderful - complete with a strolling musician! We spent some time talking with George Wythe, a highly respected Virginia attorney and signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation does a wonderful job of bringing history to life and teaching us all about our heritage.
We drive home tomorrow with more ideas to improve Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast.
This weekend is a great time to visit the Carlisle area and support the arts in Central PA. The Harrisburg Symphony will offer tours of their show house before the designers start their work to redecorate for the house tour beginning in May.