Glasbern Country Inn is a historic inn and restaurant, located in Lehigh Valley. This cozy, but luxurious Pennsylvania country inn offers guests peace and seclusion on a 130-acre, 19th-century farm. Glasbern was originally founded in 1787 with the original plot of land, and the first structure, the spring house, was built as early as 1870. Today, many of the original historic buildings remain, having been thoughtfully and meticulously restored and renovated. Guests relax in the spa, take a dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool, or dine on authentic farm-to-table cuisine.
Glasbern Country Inn mixes rustic charm with modern amenities for a stay that is both relaxing and fulfilling. This charming Lehigh Valley inn is ideal for romantic getaways, memorable times with family and friends, and weddings and business meetings in the event and banquet rooms.
Glasbern is Old English for “glass barn.” The property was so named after the owners realized that the south side of the main barn was one made mostly of glass.
Original Property Opened: 1870
2141 Packhouse Road
Fogelsville, PA 18051
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Glasbern Country Inn welcomes guests with the warmth and charm of a rustic country inn, combined with the modern amenities of a 21st-century hotel. These Pennsylvania heritage accommodations feature 34 guestrooms located throughout seven structures on the property. Each guestroom comes standard with private baths, queen- or king-size beds, wireless Internet access, television with DVD player, bathrobes, and a complimentary breakfast. Most guestrooms feature whirlpool tubs, gas or wood-burning fireplaces, and Sleep Number® beds.
Each Garden Cottage features cathedral ceilings, a spacious living room, wet bar, wood-burning fireplace, private deck with pasture views, and an antique desk. Garden Cottages are a favorite of brides for their wedding night.
Farmhouse Suites are located within the property’s original farmhouse. Farmhouse Suites include the two-story Deluxe Suite with steam shower for two, private outdoor patio, and wet bar. Lower suites feature a central wood-burning fireplace and the private upper suite includes a dual electric-heater fireplace.
Carriage House Suites are located in what was once the original tractor shed. Suites available in the Carriage House include the Sunroom Suite with wrap-around windows and the more intimate Upper Suite.
The Stable is divided into two guestroom suites, the Stables Suite and Stables Lower Suite. The Stables Suite features a spiral staircase leading to a loft with whirlpool. The Stables Lower Suite is both handicapped accessible and pet friendly.
The two Gatehouse Suites are housed in what was originally the farm’s garage. Each offers a spiral staircase leading to a loft with a two-person whirlpool.
The Packhouse is home to 12 guestrooms. Packhouse lower level suites feature outside entrances and patio space with sunset views. Packhouse upper level suites offer either cathedral ceilings with exposed beams or barn-board shutters.
Standard and Whirlpool Barn Rooms are located within the barn, the main structure on the property. With the dining area, pub, kitchen, and front desk also located within the barn, guests have easy access to many of the property’s amenities and facilities.
A member of the James Beard Foundation and the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, this inn’s guests enjoy farm-to-table dining in its finest form. The majority of the produce is sourced right from the historic site’s pastureland, from one of three heated greenhouses and vegetable gardens. The Inn is also home to chickens, hogs, cattle, and poultry. Farm-fresh produce and grass-fed meat makes for a delicious dining experience that will please any palate.
The Great Room’s fieldstone walls and the Harvest Room’s cozy fireplace create an ambiance that rivals the superior farm-fresh fare raised mostly on the inn’s sustainable farm. Featuring 28-foot cathedral ceilings and located within the main barn, one of the property’s original structures, The Great Room at Glasbern Country Inn is a Lehigh Valley fine dining experience that will leave guests hungry for more. The Main Dining Room serves an à la carte menu Sunday through Friday, with a prix fixe special menu on Saturday.
Guests are also welcome to unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail in the warmth of the pub, complete with fireside seating and an adjoining patio. The pub also offers a special farm-fresh menu.
Reservations are required for both The Great Room and the pub.
Glasbern Country Inn is located within the rich Lehigh Valley, surrounded with plenty of local attractions. This Pennsylvania historic inn offers guests access to some of the area’s best wineries and outdoor activities. Guests enjoy miles of hiking and cycling trails or visit the nearby Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, just up the road from Glasbern.
Near Glasbern is the historic town of Bethlehem. Here, guests choose from various walking tours and museum visits, led by guides in period dress, and gain an understanding and appreciation of three centuries of local history while enjoying the beautiful scenery of historic Bethlehem.
Glasbern Country Inn is hidden in the rolling green hills of Lehigh Valley, near favorite outdoor walking trails, including the Lehigh Parkway, Ironton Rail Trail, and Trexler Park. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and the Appalachian Trail are also nearby. Allentown and Bethlehem are within close proximity of Glasbern, and the inn is just an hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City.
Lehigh Valley Int’l Airport (ABE): 14 mi/22 km, 20 minutes
Philadelphia Int’l Airport (PHL): 68 mi/109 km, 1 hour and 18 minutes
LaGuardia Airport (LGA): 108 mi/173 km, 2 hours
John F. Kennedy Int’l Airport (JFK): 118 mi/189 km, 2 hours and 20 minutes