Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fishing around Carlisle PA - Some of the best in the world!

Ah, yes!  You may wish the weather was already gorgeous and sunny enough for you to fish the streams and lakes of South Central PA!  But do not despair.  For now, the die-hards are out on the icy lakes around Carlisle with rods, bait and ice-bores. Sentinel Article

Our regular guests, Dale and Cynthia - certified Fly-fishing Guides were here last week and out on the streams.

But, it is just 2 months until the First Day of Trout Fishing in Carlisle and the Cumberland Valley.  Also within a 15 minute drive is the PA Huntsdale Fish Hatchery, one of the main sources for the beautiful and varied species of trout.  Visitors welcome.

The Carlisle House is so close to many abundant streams including the Yellow Breeches and the LeTort Spring Run, protected and promoted by the dedicated members of the Letort Regional Authority. Come for a day, a weekend or longer to enjoy nature, fishing and the Carlisle area.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering

24th Annual Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering in June!

Are you familiar with The Autoharp...a multi-stringed instrument with about 36 to even 40+ strings? It was a favorite instrument of the Carter family, known for their traditional American Folk music, and their song, Ring of Fire, is sung here by Sheryl Crow. 

Come to PA June 25-29 for the Autoharp celebration to
 enjoy musicians from around the world.

 We already have guests booked for the nearby event in
 Little Buffalo State Park, Newport, PA!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Fabulous Beekman Boys with the Innkeepers in Charleston

Josh and Brent - aka the Fabulous Beekman Boys - were the opening highlight at our conference today.  They told the amazing story of how they happened upon the very small historic town of Sharon Springs, NY and inspired the townsfolk to revitalize the town.  Befriending the nearby farmers, craft people and local characters, they brought them all together with festivals and events bringing publicity and thousands of tourists and regular visitors to Sharon.

The point of having the Beekman Boys present to us is to show how we, although small entrepreneurs, can make significant economic impacts to our towns and villages.

The Boys were introduced by our friend Frank Salvo of the 1889 WhiteGate Inn in Asheville, North Carolina.

We look forward to seeing Josh and Brent in Sharon Springs someday!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Having our PAII and eating too...

Here at the Professional Association of Innkeepers International Annual (PAII) Conference in Charleston, SC.  Well we had to arrive a day early to get a head start on the eating side, so we set off on Saturday, and stayed in Jonesville, NC so that we could have dinner at Twentyone and Main in Elkins, NC.  And what a great dinner it was!  With Fried Pimiento Cheese Poofs, Fried Green Tomatoes, Smoked Shoulder of Lamb, an amazing Burger (think off cuts of ribeye and filet!), and good things to drink, it was a wonderful way to start this year's adventure!