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
My husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary at the Glasbern, and we came away very satisfied! We were expecting at the time, so we wanted to get away but not too far from home. We booked a couples massage (prenatal for me, Swedish for him), and they offered to check us in early at 2:30pm and then head to the spa at 3:00pm. The front desk and spa staff were very kind, welcoming, and professional. We spent some time at the pool before cleaning up for our included Mid-Week Escape Package 3 course dinner. I got the salmon, and my husband got the ribeye- both very good! The bacon wrapped date appetizer was surprisingly delicious as well! For dessert we had the cheesecake (not great) and bread pudding (excellent). We took advantage of some of the walking trails and thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous landscaping! The koi pond, rock garden, and just picturesque accents put it over the top! We went down to see the alpacas and got to see quite a few baby alpacas that had been born only in the past few days!
We stayed in room 35 at the Stables Suites with the lofted soaker tub. We loved our room! It got cool in the evening, so we cozied up with the fireplace as well! The sleep number king bed made for a good night sleep. Breakfast the following morning was again delightful. I had the vanilla creme brûlée French toast and bacon, and my husband got the Eggs Benedict Florentine with potatoes and bacon. These hot entrees were included in addition to the continental breakfast as a part of our package. We slowly sipped our coffee at our fireside table in the dining room, not rushed or crowded at all. Overall, our trip was delightful. If you’re looking for a quiet, romantic getaway with emphasis on relaxation and comfort, this is a good option!
My husband and I have stayed here for our anniversary and enjoyed it so much that we wanted others to enjoy it too. We have surprised 3 different couples over the years with the mid week package, which is dinner at the 5 star restaurant, a nights stay and breakfast in the morning. We love everything about this place! The food is farm to table and delicious and the service is good. The atmosphere is rustic but elegant. Beautiful grounds to walk around and you can enjoy the cows and gardens. The beds are sleep number beds so you can adjust them to your liking. Jacuzzi’s in the room and fireplaces, robes etc... There is a nice excersize room in one of the buildings, next to a spa(appointments necessary). And an outdoor pool. You can choose to eat at the pub, or the more formal restaurant. Even though this bed and breakfast is 5 minutes from route 100, it is nestled back in the mountains and seems like you are away from everything. We stayed overnight 2 nights in March for our anniversary and loved the fireplace. And we have been back to eat at the restaurant numerous times with the couples that we surprised with an overnight stay as a gift. The mid week package is your best deal for your money. We really love this place!
Fantastic place to rest and relax. The rooms are incredible. Private, spacious, and comfortable. Whirlpool tubs are relaxing in every room. Beds are sleep number and very comfortable. Every convenience provided. I ordered chocolate covered strawberries and champagne delivered to our room while we got massages. Best strawberries I have had. Champagne was delicious as well and pairs nicely with the strawberries.
We got a couples Lomi massage which is unbelievably relaxing. Not for you if you are embarrassed easily as you are barely covered. The ladies are extremely professional.
This is our second time going to Glasbern and I will go back again and again. We ate at the Pub and had a wonderful burger. The dinner in the restaurant we had before and is simply amazing food which is all from local sources.
The property is very large and they encourage you to get out and explore. We walked the trail to wear they have Alpacas. They had just been sheared. There are 2 new babies there as well.
The amount of rooms and the different levels of rooms is great to decide how you want your stay to be. Would love to go to a large event there as they do weddings and other parties as well.
Breakfast is included in your stay and as everything else it is above and beyond.
There is also plenty in the area to explore but we chose to just stay on property and never go wrong with this place.
The staff is extremely friendly and will help answer any question or fix any issue for you.
We planned a little getaway for my Wife’s 60th birthday. Awesome accommodations, wonderful staff, GREAT food, interesting wildlife in a very peaceful setting We could not have asked for more and we will be back!
The staff was great and very accommodating, but my husband and I had issues with the room. I paid 250$ for a nicer room and felt it wasn’t worth that much. There was dust on some of the wooden beans and the bathroom was really outdated. The bed was a sleep number and after playing with it we couldn’t bring it back to normal settings so I slept with the bed sunk all the way.