Monday, March 10, 2014


It's hard to believe that we're halfway thru March, well almost, and it's finally sunny and in the 50's!! So nice to walk outside and not feel "freezing".  I bought my first "Easter" contribution to my grandson's basket.  The Cumberland Valley B&B Association is thriving and having a inviting social get together for the area on Sunday, March 23rd!!!  To be held at the Patriot House in Annville from 3 to 5:30 PM!  So any innkeeper in the surrounding areas, if you'd like to hear about our wonderful association, please stop in for a chat and some refreshments!
Remember to visit  your local winery during the month of March as the Mason Dixon Winery Trail is in full swing!
For those brides looking for an enchanting wedding venue, be sure to check out Blair Mtn., Fallen Tree Farm or Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfasts for that special venue!

So....everyone have a wonderful "spring" & enjoy this Sunshine!!!  Blessings!  Tracie, Blair Mtn.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Brrr! It's Cold out there!!

Now that we are in 2014, the weather has certainly delivered for  the winter!!  Roundtop Mtn. Resorts are in full swing with skiing, tubing & snowboarding abounding!!  It has been a great season with it starting at early as this past Thanksgiving!!  The oil furnace keeps running so it's toasty here at Blair Mtn.!
Don't forget that there are several B&B's from the Cumberland Valley that are only minutes away!!  So remember to stay at a wonderful & warm B&B for your overnight lodging and not at one of those "cold" hotels!!
Next it will be Valentine's Day!!!  So plan your romantic weekend, since Feb. 14th is on a Friday!!, and have specially made chocolate covered strawberries, roses and an array of other goodies waiting for you and your loved one at many of our B&B's!!
Take care all and stay warm!!  See you soon!!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Wonderful Summer's End!!

Well, it's Sept. 1st tomorrow and the summer sure went fast!!  We've had wonderful guests and events!  Some of our members have had major changes with selling and starting new inns!  Roundtop has been exploding with their summer fun and Hersheypark has been in full swing!   We had our wonderful 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg's Battle during July!  Boy was it hot for those reenactors!!  Wonderful meeting all the guests visiting for PA's event.  Today Blair Mtn. is hosting Jerry & Eileen O'Sullivan's 50th Wedding Anniversary Dinner!!  Catered by Flavor's Etc.
For September & October some of us are having beautiful weddings!
Well, enjoy these last days of summer with your families and don't forget to visit and lodge at your wonderful Cumberland Valley B&B's & Inns!!!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Well it seems as if summer is finally here!!!  Hot Hazy Humid!!  Quite well know for Pennsylvania!! With it being June 1st on Saturday, The Dillsburg's Farmer's Market is opening for the season!!  Fresh local fruits, vegetables, flowers, free range eggs, organic meats & more is available from 8 AM to 12 Noon!!
Also, in historic Boiling Springs on Saturday, June 1st, is Foundry Day!!  All kinds of things to see & do!  So while in the Cumberland Valley take the time to see our "neck of the woods"!!

Tracie, Blair Mtn., Innkeeper!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

The members of the Cumberland Valley Bed & Breakfast Association honor the memory of those who have served and given their all for our freedoms and our protection.
Watch the 2013 National Memorial Day Concert - "A Night to Remember" - on Sunday, May 26, at 8 PM on your local PBS station. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Spring time in the Cumberland Valley!

It's spring time.  That means it's time for a getaway to do some hiking or fishing or searching for that special item you need for that classic car!
The first car show of Carlisle's season will be held Wednesday 4/24 through Sunday 4/28.  Some member B&Bs in the Cumberland Valley B&B Association have a room open for the weekend.  Here's your chance to find a Better Way to Stay and find that special part for your car OR catch the BIG one!
Make your plans to visit the Cumberland Valley, PA!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Get your Garden On!

For me, Spring means the property will transforms itself through the gardens. Everywhere you look, daffodils are poking up, tulip shoots are starting and tiny mum leaves are showing themselves in places you were certain a plant could never survive. Often throughout the winter I find myself paging through  photos on my ipad to remind myself that green will return and that "mud season" as we call it, can't last forever.

If gardens get you going, there are some wonderful attractions in the area that will keep you occupied when visiting the Cumberland Valley.

The Hershey Gardens is a fabulous example of how a garden starts small at 3.5 acres and transforms into 23 acres of unique and rare plants, a childrens garden and perhaps most wonderful, the butterfly garden. Its a treat for the entire family. Even Dad will be inspired to try new things with his pruning shears after a visit.

Ashcombes Farm and Greenhouses has their spring open house March 8 and 9 & March 16 and 17th. Each weekend features new ideas to try in your gardens and a children's activity. Plan to have lunch there. The Bakery is A-Mazing. The home and garden store is also wonderful, with treasures for the entire family. A great place to pick up a gift for that hard to find family member or to fill someone's Easter Basket.

A well kept secret in the Cumberland Valley is Lurgan Greenhouses in Lurgan PA. You're going to need an Innkeeper's help to find this place.. Your GPS may not even know about it, but when you get there it will be worth the hunt.  Nine greenhouses packed to the gills with bedding plants and shrubbery, water garden supplies, pottery, and maybe the best part, Amish- made pies and cakes. If you are lucky, you'll be there on a Saturday when they are frying donuts.. Completely Amish run and staffed they do not subscribe to a website, word of mouth has kept this place a secret, that your innkeeper will share with you.. Bring a minivan!

You may just want to relax in the gardens at the Inn you are staying . All the inns in the Cumberland Valley Bed and Breakfast Association sport amazing gardens with unique personalities. You may find all the ideas you are searching for right outside your becdroom window!