I highly recommend the Red Cardinal. Joanne and Billy are the most amazing and attentive hosts. The breakfast that Joanne serves is incredible and very filling. The B&B is situated between two farms that makes for a quiet peaceful retreat and is only five miles from downtown Carlisle. Joanne and Billy were very helpful and full of information in helping us to navigate the area. They also gave us great suggestions of things to do and places to eat. My husband and I have stayed at many B&B's but a stay at the Red Cardinal is like being welcomed into the family. We will be planning a return trip.
Our stay at the Red Cardinal was wonderful! My boyfriend and I were driving our U-Haul to move from Atlanta to NYC and were looking for a comfortable place to stay halfway. I’m so glad that we found this hidden gem! The house is beautiful and Joanne and Bill are so thoughtful. We had a great time chatting with them and had a delicious breakfast. Definitely recommend staying here, we hope to be back!
My daughter and I stayed here after our first 100+ miles on the AT. Joanne and Bill were incredible hosts. They welcomed us warmly into their home and hearts. We arrived in Boiling Springs pretty worn out. Bill picked us up in town and brought us back to their beautiful home. The accommodations are great - a big, comfortable room with a private bath. Joanne was kind enough to do our laundry. Bill and Joanne provided us with lots of advice and information on the area. We also enjoyed meeting Joanne's mother. In the morning, Joanne made us an incredible country breakfast -- including eggs from their own chickens! And then Bill gave us a ride back to the AT trail head, where we set out well rested and refreshed. Thanks again to our new friends Bill and Joanne.
My wife and I stayed here this past Saturday. We were in the area for a family reunion in nearby Gardners, PA. The owners, Billy and Joanne, were very accommodating: We weren't sure when we would be returning that night from the reunion; their response was "no problem Joanne will wait up until you get in". We mentioned that we normally awake early in the AM and asked if we could get some coffee at that early hour; their response, "no worries, Billy is up early as well and will have coffee ready". This is the only B & B that we have stayed at, where, I couldn't finish breakfast; because, there was so much delicious food to eat. Don't be mislead by the Carlisle address (which is a high density suburb in the greater Harrisburg area); this B & B location is in the nearby beautiful countryside, a few miles outside of town. A very relaxing and enjoyable experience.…
You will be hard pressed to find better accommodations and hospitality anywhere. Joanne and Billy are two of the nicest and funniest people you’ll ever meet. Joanne’s amazing breakfast is second to none, and Billy and Joanne are so personable, we felt so comfortable and at ease. We also had the immense pleasure of meeting Florence, Joanne’s 100 year old mother, she is a truly amazing person. The Red Cardinal is nestled in the farmland and natural beauty of the Pennsylvania countryside and is absolutely breathtaking. As I promised Billy and Joanne, we will be back without question. Our stay with Billy and Joanne was one of the most memorable vacations we’ve ever had, Jenn and I thank you both from the bottom of our hearts. We will be back to get Billy in more trouble 😁