What We Love
- Locavore fare in a 19th century barn
- An outdoor heated pool and on-site walking paths
- Owner-guided farm tours through the property
What To Know
- The fitness center is available 24 hours a day
- The outdoor heated pool is open seasonally
- Pets are welcome with a fee of $25 per night
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The Glasbern combines more than 300 years of rural Pennsylvania character with 130 acres of modern farm-to-table practices. Greenhouses dot the 130-acre grounds, which guests can explore on owner-guided farm tours. And to see those valley fresh ingredients in action, head to the dining room, housed in a cozy 19th century barn complete with flagstone walls, exposed beams and 28-foot cathedral ceilings. Graze on free-range chicken with wild rice pilaf and glazed farm carrots and then retire to the fireplace at the pub to explore the hotel’s award-winning wine list. Individually decorated rooms ramble over the property in the barn, stables, carriage house and gate house. All offer Keurig coffee makers with organic coffee, iPod docks and flatscreen TVs; many have wood-burning fireplaces and whirlpool tubs.
In the Area
West of Allenstown, in Pennsylvania’s bucolic farm country, sits the 50-acre Fogelsville Dam Park and its Hassen Creek Trails peppered with fishing spots. Play 18 holes on a former dairy farm at the Woodbridge Golf Club. Hop in the car to explore neighboring Bethlehem, a newly revived former industrial town about 25 minutes from the hotel. Walk the historic Main Street, stopping in at the Moravian Bookstore, Irish boutique Donegal Square and nouveau American eatery the Apollo Grill. Catch an art flick, go ice skating or see a band at Steel Stacks, an arts complex housed on the former factory site of Bethlehem Steel.
How to Get There
We planned a nice night together. Took a bath in the Jacuzzi tub then went for a shower. there were long ....my boyfriend calls them silverfish...bugs with many legs....had a hard time enjoying the rest of the night
We had a wonderful stay at the Glasbern Inn. We bought a room off of groupon and stayed in the farmhouse suite. It was a beautiful room and would definitely want to come back. Also the included breakfast was wonderful! The inn is off the beaten path and the grounds were beautifully well-maintained.
I have stayed here many times on business. The staff are excellent and the rooms are lovely. Setting is relaxed and the restaurant on sites is quite good. Makes business trips easier. Reservations are a must.
Our room was rustic and comfortable. The only minor things that took away a little were the failure to mention the staircase, and the hills. If you have trouble walking it could be a challenge. We had a massage in the spa which was wonderful! I loved the big showers in the room, separate from the jacuzzi tub. The high ceilings and barn type rafters really gave it the country feeling. Perfect room to cozy up in with a fire place in the dead of winter. The pub was cozy and comfortable too, with a friendly inviting atmosphere and great staff. I also really enjoyed the french toast at breakfast.
I am giving a rating of 5 because it is truly a wonderful place overall, but I did have some issues that I hope others don’t have to experience.
I booked one night for a quick getaway from NYC. We drove from out of town early on the day we checked in. We arrived at 1pm and hoped we could potentially check in early (check in stated 3pm) so we could get settled and then enjoy the local wineries, and the common areas of the Inn itself before dinner and the end of the night. When we arrived there were no rooms ready for check in for the day. We booked a Packhouse suite. I was asked for my number and we were told that they would call us when our room was ready for check-in, probably an hour or two. After waiting 2 hours and not hearing anything and not knowing where to go or what to do, I called at 3pm and was told that there was now a water break in the Packhouse suites and all of the rooms were having to be switched around, making us still not able to check in or have anywhere to go. We were told it would probably be another hour and someone would call. Again no one called us to tell us our room was ready, and we sat in our car in below freezing weather, waiting for a room. After going back into the registration area now well after 5pm (over 4hrs since initial arrival), there was apparently confusion and miscommunication with the staff because the next person at the desk had no idea we had been waiting since 1pm for our room. At this now late evening time, getting checked in and to our room at now 6pm, the manager was very sincere and apologetic. We were offered a complementary drink each and a dessert.
Because the Packhouse suites were not available due to the water break in that building, we were assigned room 41, carriage sunset inn suite on the lower level.
ABOUT THE STAY...The room was very beautiful with a large king size bed, a bathroom with a standup rain shower, a gas fireplace, large flatscreen TV, a small sitting area, a mini fridge, coffee machine, and a Jacuzzi tub with bathrobes. The windows directly overlooked the pool area (the pool obviously was not in service as the area was covered in beautiful January winter snow). The room was extremely comfortable, quaint, cozy, and warm!
We were starving and tired at this point so we ate cheeseburgers at the pub, and received our complimentary drink and dessert. We know the reviews for dinner are very good, however it is very pricey and if you are a picky eater, it is hard to justify the price.
Breakfast the next morning in the main great room (which is included in the stay), was very very very good. We had the sausage and spinach omelette, and the eggs Benedict which were both very good! Recommend them both! Coffee, tea, yogurt, fruit...
It is nice that check out is at noon. One night stay is definitely not long enough at this beautiful Inn. The area has a lot to offer, as does this beautiful establishment for a very relaxing and wonderful time.
Despite the frustration and all of our lost hours of R&R which was the purpose for our trip, the staff was very sincere and apologetic and we were happy to accept...
We will absolutely return for another visit!