Vermont and the North Carolina Mountains are refreshing during the summer and a great place to get away from our Florida heat and humidity.

When driving from Florida to Vermont, we always look for fun places to stay.  Two years ago it was Charlottesville and Monticello.  Then on to Gettysburg, Pa traveling by way of Virginia’s Skyline Drive.  Pennsylvania is a good stopping point before heading on to Vermont. Coming back from Vermont we found a charming Bed and Breakfast, Pheasant Field Bed and Breakfast in Carlisle, Pa.

Pheasant Field Bed and Breakfast photo by Kathy Miller

We have stayed there 3 times and have reservations coming and going  for our trip in August.


 On the website, the current owners, Kit and Robin Stauffer,  say

“Our stately, federal-style brick farmhouse was built by Gen. John Miller between 1800 & 1810. In the past two centuries, this property served as a family farm, a dairy farm, and horse breeding facility and is said to have sheltered runaway slaves as a stop on the Underground Railroad. More recently, Pheasant Field has been a popular B&B.

Although the main house is more than 200 years old, it’s been lovingly maintained. Frequent updates provide guests with comfortable accommodations and modern convenience in an early American setting. Many rooms still have old ‘wavy’ glass windows, and the entire house has retained original wide-plank pine floors. Exposed beams and horsehair plaster above the mantle still remain in the area that was once the summer kitchen. The interesting antiques mix nicely with contemporary amenities, and our guests are never without access to Wi-Fi!”

Dave and I love this property.  They are dog and horse friendly. They have barns and can board horses.  We like to stay in their newly redecorated The Cottage.

Barn at Pheasant Field B&B

Barn at Pheasant Field B&B

Horses at Pheasant Field B&B photo by Kathy Miller

Sheldon was fascinated by the horses.

Sheldon was fascinated by the horse

We didn’t let Sheldon see the Barn Cat!

The Barn Cat photo by Kathy Miller

Bridge at Pheasant Filed B&B

The pond at Pheasant Field B&B

Originally the summer kitchen, this room now serves as a den in the historic house.

Originally a summer kitchen now part of the den photo by Kathy Miller


We enjoyed our accommodations, especially Kit’s fabulous breakfasts.

This egg roulade was divine.

Egg Roulade photo by Kathy Miller

Egg roulade for breakfast.

Another of our favorites was Poached Eggs with Hot Sauce over Kit’s Breakfast Hash of the day.

Poached Eggs with Hot Sauce photo by Kathy Miller

Likewise with the Breakfast Quiche over Spinach with Scone

Breakfast Quiche over Spinach photo by Kathy Miller

From their website,

“Our focus is to provide the freshest foods in season, grown in our own gardens or locally sourced when possible. Our hens enjoy a large yard where they roam freely in healthy green grass, and in turn they provide us the most delicious eggs!”

The Pheasant Field Bed and Breakfast will soon have new owners as Kit and Robin are stepping away to spend more time with family and friends.  We will miss them when we return, but look forward to meeting the new owners.  Please visit their website here to get an even better feel for the history of this wonderful place.

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