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We are adjusting daily to the changes in our routine at the Red Cardinal B&B brought on by COVID-19. We are following the guidelines of the White House Coronavirus task force.
Due to cancellation of local events, closing of the Appalachian Trail, the "stay at home" mandate and the fact that my mom, who is 102, live with us, we have decided not to take reservations through the end of April.
We miss our guests, serving you breakfast and sharing stories of your travels. We are praying for you and you families. Stay safe. Stay inside. Wash your hands.
Bill and I look forward to accommodating you as soon as possible.
If you have questions about a reservation, please call us directly - 717-245-0823

WELCOME TO
RED CARDINAL BED & BREAKFAST


The Red Cardinal Bed & Breakfast is located near the centers of Carlisle and Boiling Springs.
From our B&B, it is an easy drive to Shippensburg, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Hershey and Harrisburg.
We are centrally located to the area's most popular attractions: The Carlisle Collector Car Shows (15 min/7 miles), the Appalachian Trail Center in Boiling Springs (5 min/2.5mi), the fly-fishing along the Yellow Breeches Creek, Dickinson College (15 min/6 miles) and Penn State Dickinson School of Law.
We would be happy to help plan your visit so that you can enjoy many of the exciting winter events coming up in the area.
Our beautiful home dates back to the early 1880's. The land and the dwelling were part of a larger tract belonging to the Craighead family, who settled the area in 1742.
As you approach our home, you will see a charming house with an inviting front porch. When you step inside, you will be greeted with old-fashioned hospitality. A few additions over the years, give the house its charming personality.
Original art work and quilts by family and friends cover the walls in every room.
Although the Red Cardinal Bed & Breakfast sits among the farmlands and mountains in South Middleton Township of Cumberland County, it is a short drive from I-81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
We invite you to come and visit us in this quiet setting where life is not so hurried. Call us today at 717-245-0823
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This bed and breakfast is a must stay if in the Carlisle area. The setting of the Red Cardinal Bed and Breakfast is quaint, lovely and quiet. We sat on the back porch enjoying coffee, and talking with Billy. The breakfast that Joanne made was delicious and elegant. The warm hospitality from Joanne and Billy are amazing. We will definitely return!

Joyce, Trip Advisor

Look no further if visiting Carlisle or surrounding areas. Joanne, Bill, and Florence treat you like family, they are amazing hosts. Very knowledgeable about the areas and cannot do enough to make your stay enjoyable. Beautiful spotless room and a gourmet breakfast, what more could you want. Cannot recommend this spot highly enough.

Natalie, Trip Advisor