Red Cardinal Bed and Breakfast

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


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 a sunny guest room with a private bath. 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
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9


5 on October 07, 2016

The hosts were very warming. Breakfast was all homemade, from the garden to the eggs from the chickens that morning. I would highly recommend staying.

A country retreat

4.4 on August 21, 2016

Providence directed us to this sweet respite. We were greeted with kindness and enthusiasm. Plenty of warm conversation with our hosts but privacy if needed also. We had all the privileges of a family, but none of the chores. Our breakfasts were feasts. A composite of familiar favorites and locally harvested produce skillfully crafted by by Joanne. Billy served us on patio like royalty. (Florence, a permanent guest was a bonus) The setting is idyllic with sweet bench by the creek and the occasional mooing from the farm in their backyard. We are already planning a Fall visit! These folks made our time away so restful.

awesome weekend

5 on November 08, 2015

Red Cardinal is beautiful, relaxing and very comfortable. Joanne and Bill are so friendly and inviting. Our breakfast was delicious. Thank you for the best weekend ever!!

Warm-hearted hospitality

5 on October 02, 2015

We couldn't have found a more warm welcome or kinder hosts or a more delicious breakfast or a more comfortable bed ANYWHERE between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh! Thank you Joanne and Bill for loving what you are doing and for doing it with such love. Hope to come to the Red Cardinal soon again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your positive and heart-warming comments. We are glad that we were able to accommodate your needs so that you had a positive experience. We look forward to your return.

PA Paradise

4.8 on September 10, 2015

My husband and I attended a wedding and family reunion, just a short distance away in Gardners, PA. We were very lucky to find such a perfect B&B with such wonderful hosts as Joanne and Bill. They were very warm and welcoming and made sure we had everything we could possibly need. Our breakfast was delicious with ample delicious coffee. We have stayed in many B&Bs and this one was one of our favorites.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your comments. We enjoyed having you as our guests and we were delighted that the weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding and family reunion.

Serenity in the City

5 on May 28, 2015

It was a wonderful place. First you're on a busy street in Carlisle, then you turn the corner and slowly the city slips away into beautiful old homes and corn fields. Breakfast was awesome and we were lucky enough to eat outside with the birds and beautiful views. Bill and Joanne were the best hosts ever and we will choose this B&B every time we come to town!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your comments. We are delighted that you were able to enjoy breakfast on the patio as the weather was perfect, the flowers in full bloom and the birds were chirping away. We look forward to your return visit.

Can't get any better

5 on May 17, 2015

Like home away from home...but better. Such a great room with a view and an electric fireplace. Wonderful neighborhood for sunset and sunrise walks. Beyond amazing and welcoming hosts with a superb breakfast!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you were able to enjoy the sunrise and sunset. We are so fortunate to have our B&B in a perfect setting to enjoy the beginning and end of a lovely day. We look forward to your return.

Great stay, great hosts!

5 on August 26, 2014

We had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back next time we're in town. Thank you!

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.

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Rooms & Rates


A lovely room with wifi, a/c and a view of the gardens

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

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Location Type



Harrisburg, PA (MDT)

Directions to property:

Take I-81 south to exit 47A (Route 34S). Continue to Route 174E (Old York Road)and make a left. Make a right on Petersburg Road and right on Lerew Road. From the Pennsylvania turnpike take exit 226 and follow the signs to I-81 South.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

CD player, Fireplace, Fridge, Parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, 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: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay.
  • Cancellations: Full refund if cancelled 5 days before reservation.



Joanne and Bill Hawver

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

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

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Full country breakfast

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

Special meal options

Vegetarian Upon request