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Red Cardinal Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 6 Carlisle B&B and Inns
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1 review
“I loved the service”
Reviewed June 16, 2009

I was looking for a room for the big All-Ford Show in Carlisle, PA. After reading some of the poor reviews given to the big motel chains I decided to try a B/B. The Red Cardinal B/B was perfect. It was close to the fair grounds and located on a great, peaceful setting. The room was large and very clean. Breakfast was served when I wanted it and was delicious. Joanne and Bill made me feel like family. The hosts also know all the local events in the area. I will stay again.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
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Springfield,TN
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Reviewed June 4, 2009

I found Joanne & Bill Hawver Owner/operators of the Red Cardinal B&B) to be the perfect hosts @ this very nice Bed & Breakfast in Carlisle,PA.
We are backpackers...hiking the Appalachian Trail & just needed a night to totally RELAX....& we did! The friendliest people you'll ever meet & ALL the extras of home...made us feel very WELCOME & comfortable in this beautiful home in Central PA.
I give them 5 stars & will highly recommend them to my friends vacationing in that area!

Jay Swafford

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
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Yardley, PA
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Reviewed June 4, 2009

We originally tried to find a B&B in Shippensburg to attend a sporting event for our son. Since they were all booked, we asked for a recommendation of any nearby B&Bs and the Red Cardinal in Carlisle was recommended to us. It is about 25 minutes northeast of Shippensburg, so we decided to give it a try - and we were so happy we did - what a delightful place!

The Red Cardinal is off the beaten path on a quiet country road - lots of farms and cows. The house is small & very homey. We were welcomed by Joanne & Bill, who were very welcoming and provided us with recommendations for a place nearby to grab some dinner. Cold drinks and snacks were also offered to us upon arrival.

We also met Joanne's delightful elderly parents who were in town for Bill's birthday celebration. When we returned from dinner, we were offered some leftover birthday cheesecake. Many pieces of her father's artwork filled their home and we were amazed at how beautiful they all were.

Our room was cozy & comfortable, with an Amish quilt, many country knick-knacks and Joanne's father's artwork gracing the walls. It also had a flat-panel TV and a small adjoining reading room, with a desk and bookcases. The bathroom was well-appointed with shampoos, bath gels, etc. and had a beaufiful stained glass with a Red Cardinal.

In the morning, we had a wonderful breakfast on the outdoor patio, with a view of beautiful gardens and acres & acres of farmland owned by their Mennonite neighbors who raise cattle.

The Red Cardinal was a wonderful find and we certainly plan to return next year!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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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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