Our Pennsylvania country inn makes its home in a federal-style brick farmhouse built between 1800 & 1810 by Gen. John Miller.
Over the 200-year history of the house, it has served as a stop on the Pennsylvania Underground Railroad, as a dairy farm, and as a horse breeding facility.
We invite you to relax and unwind in the family room or the living room during your getaway weekend.
Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast’s family room area was once the "Summer Kitchen" and was used as a stop on the Underground Railroad. It was under the wood floor that runaway slaves hid while trying to escape to freedom. Relax and watch a favorite TV show, read a book, or watch a DVD as you meet fellow travelers in our common areas.
We provide lots of information on Carlisle area attractions, as well as offering movies for your VCR/DVD, area restaurant menus, and maps of walking/hiking routes.
Our living room is the perfect spot for quiet conversation or becoming engrossed in a book. You may also entertain other guests by playing our piano.
What could be better than waking up to the aroma of coffee and fresh-baked muffins? Your morning will start with a full country breakfast served in the dining room. Breakfast is served at your convenience from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. most mornings.
The brick patio at the back of the house is the perfect place to enjoy a summer breakfast or relax and read a book on a sunny afternoon. You have a view of the stone barn and our pastures. Perhaps you may catch a glimpse of the Baltimore oriole, which has nested in one of our trees for the past several years.
Our front porch features rockers and a front porch swing. This is the best place to relax while you watch the hummingbirds, "lightning bugs" or fireflies in the summer. In the evenings, the bullfrogs, geese, and birds will sing their songs for your enjoyment.
The style of our stone barn is of interest to historians as this style of barn was built in our area only in the late 1700s to the mid 1800s. It is believed that the original section of the barn was constructed prior to building the house. The vertical ventilation slits are wider on the inside than the outside of the wall to enable early settlers to have a wide angle for shooting.
We invite you to enjoy our gardens, stroll around the island, watch our monarchs' metamorphosis in the late summer and early fall, and walk our labyrinth. As you sit on a garden bench, you might catch sight of a bird perched on a sunflower or see a monarch butterfly larva. It is said that "Life began in a garden" -- Here at Pheasant Field we want you to feel relaxed and rejuvenated from the serenity of our quiet spaces.
Our many gardens contain both perennial and annual flowers. In the spring, you will see crocuses, daffodils, and tulips, among other spring bulbs. During the summer months, discover the beauty of the latest blooming perennial flowers.
Our butterfly garden is specially planted with flowers that attract various kinds of butterflies and serves as a site for monarchs to lay their eggs. Since monarchs lay eggs only on milkweed, you may catch sight of monarch larva. In the late summer, we collect some monarch larva to protect from predators, which allows us to watch their metamorphosis; it is an awe-inspiring process.
Under the pergola on the island is a favorite spot for weddings in Carlisle, PA. The island has been landscaped to reflect a more natural environment. The benches placed near the 3-acre pond make a great place for bird watching. You may see a snowy egret, great blue heron, green heron, or other birds that are drawn to this habitat.
For a quiet, meditative experience, we invite you to walk our Labyrinth. It offers an opportunity to shed the cares and worries of everyday life. Labyrinths have been known to the human race for over 4000 years. The oldest is thought to be the Cretan Labyrinth – the type of design used here at Pheasant Field B&B.