Friday, April 27, 2012

Things to do in Carlisle PA

It's happening NOW in Carlisle! The Spring Carlisle Collector Car Show opened this week and continues through Sunday, April 29th.  The weather has been brisk, but the rain has stayed away - so it's been comfortable and busy at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Come to the show and find that wonderful car (or car parts) you've always wanted!

The car show is not the only thing happening in Carlisle this weekend. Tonight at the Carlisle Theatre, Grammy and CMA Award winner, Kathy Mattea will perform. Kathy's signature hit, “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses”  won the 1988 CMA Single of the Year Award.  She also performed and made famous a Christmas favorite, "Mary Did You Know?".
On Saturday, stop by History on High - the Shop, to meet author Eileen Graham who will be happy to sign her book, "The Outlander's Journal: Essays on Country Life".  Eileen wrote of growing up in rural PA, near the apple orchards of Adams County. Many locals will be able to identify with her musings!

Last week we hosted a wonderful houseful of guests.  There were eight folks visiting from Ohio who celebrated a birthday while they were here. The German chocolate cake was made by one of the ladies in the group and traveled all the way from Ohio.
While the Ohio group was here at the B&B, we also had a couple visiting from Germany.  The German couple had never heard of German Chocolate cake! (I think it's actually a PA/OH Amish creation.) The Germans said it was delicious and now their new, most favorite cake! 
All 10 of these guests also enjoyed watching our equine travelers as they were heading to their northern homes for the summer. Last week we hosted 13 horse travelers and 10 canine friends on their way home from their winter retreats.

Pheasant Field B&B will be celebrating its 18th Anniversary in May!  Watch for news about Anniversary specials and remembrances of our years in hospitality!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Stay in Carlisle, PA

There are so many reasons to stay in Carlisle, PA!  Here are some of those reasons represented by our guests tonight at Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast:
- Traveling north on their way home with horses (yes, the horse hotel at Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast is busy tonight too!)
- Mother from CT (with a cute 9 week old German Shepherd puppy), daughter (in the military) from Frederick, MD  meet just to spend some time together. (yes, the pet friendly rooms are busy tonight too!)
- Coming from Ohio to purchase a canoe from someone in Boiling Springs (they can try it out on our little lake across the road from the B&B!)
- Visiting the Quilt auction at the PA Farm Show Complex (such a culture shock for the person from NYC!)
- Dad from NJ (not far from NYC) here to visit with daughter who lives in nearby Perry County - but she and her husband are staying here for a little getaway and visit with Dad
- Visiting from Germany - a couple who are friends with one of the German professors at Dickinson College

There are lots of other things to do in the Carlisle area this weekend. To learn more, check out the calendar of events on our Visitor's Bureau's website.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

We wish you a wonderful day shared with family and friends!

Remember that next weekend, April 13 & 14, the PA Relief Quilt Auction will be help at the PA Farm Show Complex.  Quilts, quilts, and more quilts will on display and up for auction. In addition, there are books, food, and farm implements in the auction.  It's a fun day and the proceeds mostly go to third world countries for disaster aid.  Make your reservation now!