Red Cardinal Bed and Breakfast

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

Quiet in the Country

5 on June 07, 2017

This is a small B&B located in farm country. The hosts were very nice and welcoming. The room was very comfortable and the location was enjoyably quiet. Our hostess checked to see if we had any dietary restrictions. Breakfast was very hearty, delicious and served at the time we wanted it. We definitely plan to stay there the next time we are in the area.

Treated like part of the family!

4.8 on May 20, 2017

B & B is located right by the Yellow Breeches Creek and we were able to take a nice walk. Breakfast was delicious and included fresh eggs from "Molly's" chickens. Joanne & Bill were both incredibly nice and accommodating. They even took our photo and sent us a copy after our stay. Would definitely stay again!

WOW, what a find!!!!!

5 on April 23, 2017

Boy, did I luck into this beautiful b&b. Bill and Joanne are most charming and hospitable. Amazingly clean and quite. Room accomodations are exceptional to say the least. Wish I could have spent more time at this charming location in the quiet, peaceful countryside setting. Breakfasts each morning were to perfection. And all home prepared. You do NOT walk away hungry. My very best regards to mother (97 going on 68---amazing lady) and Molly. We will be back for sure.

Innkeeper Response
Your luck was our good fortune. We enjoyed having you as a guest and we are delighted that your accommodations were met with such a glowing report. We look forward to your return visit.

- Joanne and Bill (innkeeper)


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.

- Joanne and Bill Hawver (innkeeper)

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.

- Joanne and Bill (innkeeper)

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.

- Joanne and Billy Hawver (innkeeper)

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.

- Joanne and Bill Hawver (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Bluebird Room

This charming guest room with its high ceiling is located on the second floor. It features a comfortable queen size bed, a large private shower and a view of the garden. Amenities include Cable TV, internet access, air-conditioning and a ceiling fan.

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

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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

Check Dates


  • 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

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

Special meal options

Vegetarian Upon request