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“A wonderful place to stay, and wonderful hosts.” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #5 of 6 Carlisle B&B and Inns
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“A wonderful place to stay, and wonderful hosts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Located down a country lane, but near to Carlisle and Boiling Springs (which are both well worth a visit) this is an exceptional B & B.
The accommodation is well-planned, spotlessly clean and a pleasure to be in. The breakfasts are so good with Joanne using produce from the garden and the local markets and it was such a pleasure to sit outside savouring the food, the view and the garden visitors. We stayed 6 nights and Joanne made different breakfasts each day - and they were all yummy!
Joanne and Bill go out of their way to make sure everything is just right for you. Their local knowledge is extensive and tips on where to eat, where to park and the easiest route to Gettysburg assisted us enormously.
If we ever get the chance to re-visit the area, this is the place we would definitely stay.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Bill and Joanne are such great hosts, from the warm welcome when we arrived to the wonderful breakfast and casual conversation about area attractions. We couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. Looking forward to another chance to visit and hope to be able to stay longer.

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Frankfurt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Joanne and Bill are great hosts and made us feel very welcome.
The place itself is set in a wonderful location on a country road just a few minutes outside Carlisle. You'll see the red cardinal and hummingbird during breakfast in the backyard if you're lucky...

Frank/ May 2012

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Joanne and Bill are wonderfully friendly and helpful. The breakfast was terrific. And the B&B is very convenient to Carlisle and Dickinson College,

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Hiram, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We had a great stay here. We were very busy with family events so didn't get to spend a lot of time relaxing at the B&B but what we did was wonderful. The location is country but close to Camp Hill and Harrisburg which was perfect for us! The breakfasts were delicious and very filling! Joanne uses as much from her garden as she can when preparing them. Our room was comfortable, clean and well appointed. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

First time in a B&B, first time in PA. We didn't really know what we needed to look for, but something guided us to the right place. It was "Incredible!" Bill was out on his motorcycle when we arrived, so Molly (Border Collie) greeted us warmly. Joanne and Bill have wonderful gift, just for the taking. As we sat on the patio, looking out over the beautiful farm next door, listening to nature, you could feel the weight of the world drop off your shoulders.

We knew we were hooked when we sat for a 2 hour breakfast and still didn't really want to get moving. Bob said it was worth the 600 mile trip, and we even considered cancelling the NJ reservation. This is being put in as an annual trip.

Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rayne, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

What a lovely place this is. Clean, quiet and a great breakfast each morning. The owners are friendly and very accomodating. They are knowlegable about the area and go out of their way to make sure that you enjoy your stay. We stayed in the Bluebird room which was upstairs. The view was nice, the bed was very confortable and the bathroom was much like mine at home. Joanne and Bill are great company if you wish to visit but respect your privacy if that's what you want. We will be back.

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Additional Information about Red Cardinal Bed and Breakfast

Property: Red Cardinal Bed and Breakfast
Address: 521 Lerew Rd, Carlisle, PA 17015-9208
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Carlisle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Carlisle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Red Cardinal Bed & Breakfast sits among the farmlands and mountains in Cumberland County. We are an easy access from I-81 and I-76, yet our B&B is located on a scenic country road. We are an easy drive to all the major attractions: Carlisle Car Shows, the Appalachian Trail, Yellow Breeches Creek, Carlisle Army War College, Dickinson Collge, Dickinson School of Law, and Gettysburg Battlefield. We are 5 minutes from Boiling Springs and an hour's drive from Hershey and Lancaster. ... more   less 

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