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Red Cardinal Bed and Breakfast

Carlisle, PA 17015 USA (Show map)
47 Reviews
$125 - $125
per night

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Located near the center of Carlisle and Boiling Springs, we are easily accessible from I-81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The Carlisle Car Show Fairgrounds, Dickinson College, Appalachian Trail, Yellow Breeches Creek and the Army War College are nearby. Gettysburg Battlefield is @ 1/2 hour and Lancaster is @ 1 hour. Our B&B is surrounded by mountains, fields and streams which makes a stay here very relaxing. We have two bright and sunny guest rooms with private baths. Each guest will be served a full country breakfast in our quaint dining area or on the patio.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.9

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Fabulous stay

4.8 on July 19, 2014

My daughter and I just spent a wonderful overnight with bill and Joanne at their lovely bed and breakfast. The room and bathroom were spacious and incredibly clean and the home made breakfast delicious. The best part of our stay was bill and Joanne- they are so welcoming, gracious, fun and incredibly helpful. We stay at a lot of b and b's and red cardinal is very special!!

Another wonderful stay at the Red Cardinal B&B

5 on May 11, 2014

Betty A.

An enjoyable stay

4.6 on April 13, 2014

The inn is actually a farm with a guest room. It is tranquil and serene - very enjoyable.

red cardinal is an awesome jewel

5 on October 13, 2013

the red cardinal was a friendly relaxing weekend out in the contry located on beautiful scenery...inn keepers were wonderful

Awesome B&B

5 on October 09, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Red Cardinal twice....we love staying here...great food and great accommodations!! Breakfast yummy! Comfy bed....the Inn sits next to a beautiful working farm. Had breakfast outside on the patio overlooking the farm! So nice and relaxing! Beth and Tom

Awesome 3 night get away

5 on July 06, 2013

Don't miss out on this wonderful B&B if visiting Carlisle or surrounding area. It's tranquil setting in the countryside and wonderful breakfast each morning will bring us back. Most breakfast items were from their garden; eggs were from their hens...can't get fresher than that! We were there for a family event and to attend Gettysburg 150th. They gave very helpful information. If you are a dog lover, you will like this B&B, as Molly, their border collie, is lovable, but always "on duty" patrolling the grounds, watching the hens, and guarding the house. A truly fun experience for us, and an awesome 3 night get away. Thank you Joanne, Bill and Molly!


5 on June 14, 2013

We attended a reunion of 2000 mile hikers at the Pine Grove Furnace State Park. This was our base of operations and it worked out great. So much so, that my wife wanted to take the dog home and return next year to tour Lancaster County. We left the dog and my willingness to travel depends on too many variables to count, but, if we head in Carlisle's direction, we'll definitely make this our base, again.

Peaceful and relaxing

4.6 on June 02, 2013

Joanne and Bill Hawver were gracious and helpful. They provided good suggestions for places to eat and visit during our weekend stay. We were in and out throughout the busy weekend. It was nice to start the day with a great breakfast and come back in the evening and take a scenic walk down the road. It was a very enjoyable visit.

Fell in love with the Red Cardinal B&B

5 on May 01, 2013

We visited Carlisle, PA for the car show and while that was a great (but tiring) event, the highlight of our weekend was the stay at Red Cardinal. Joann and Bill are the best hosts ever, the countryside is just unbelievable, the food was divine and abundant, Molly (the resident pup) is so incredibly sweet and smart we wanted to bring her home with us (and we already have a dog and a cat). Every need was anticipated and I wouldn't go to Carlisle again without staying at the Red Cardinal. I've actually missed everything about it since we returned!

Relaxing getaway!

5 on September 17, 2012

We stayed here from 9/14-9/16 2012. Billy and Joanne were very accommodating, especially since we arrived an hour earlier than we thought. The room was clean and cozy. Billy gave us a tour of the property and a history of the house, making us feel as though we were family, from the very start! I worked with Billy and hadnt seen him since he had moved to PA, so it was a nice reunion and a beautiful place to stay. Joanne was accomadting to my food allergies and made my breakfast, with that in mind. It was wonderful to be able to go someplace and not worry about my food allergies. We had to leave extra early on our departure day, so they both got up early to see us off and even offered to make us a meal to go! We are hoping to get back to Carlisle next year, and this time, to stay longer than a weekend! Of course I couldn't forget about Mollie....beautiful dog and very entertaining! Every time she saw us, she needed to show us the chickens. She would run to them, then turn around to make ure we were following! Ilook forward to our next stay!

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Location Type



Harrisburg, PA (MDT)

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Colleges, Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Motorcycling, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Fireplace, Piano

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 10:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay.
  • Cancellations: Full refund if cancelled 5 days before reservation.



Joanne and Bill Hawver

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Dog

About the innkeepers

The country lifestyle, gardening, walking, bicycling and riding our Harley-Davidson motorcycle are enjoyable for us.

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  • Time Served: 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: patio, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

, Upon request


Details Diamond Collection

521 Lerew Road , Carlisle, PA 17015 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase