Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley offers lovely scenery, charming communities, deep and fascinating history, and all manner of wining-and-dining attractions. And for a secluded countryside retreat within its fetching bounds, look no further than Glasbern - A Historic Hotel of America.
Our sprawling, adults-only property, one of the officially registered Historic Hotels of America, combines elegant accommodations with thoughtful amenities and a rolling pastoral spread. Here, across-the-board hospitality combines with serene natural beauty and historical architecture to offer a truly unique—and utterly rejuvenating—Lehigh Valley escape.
The mere visual embrace of our 150-acre grounds here at Glasbern can have a de-stressing, unburdening sort of effect on guests. Our rolling property, which dates back to the 18th century, distills the rustic magic of the Lehigh Valley to its essence.
Our trail system lets you immerse yourself in this history-drenched landscape, where woods, glades, and koi-plied ponds cast a pleasantly lulling spell.
The fact that this gorgeous acreage comes enhanced by the comprehensive hospitality of our Inn—where lovingly maintained historic structures serve as a framework for pitch-perfect modern luxury hospitality—takes the Glasbern experience to the next level.
Our rooms, suites, and guest rooms serve as well-appointed private oases for a Lehigh Valley retreat. And close at hand you’ll find such incredible amenities as our Glasbern spa, where soul-nourishing massages (Swedish, Deep Muscle, Lomi Lomi, and more), reflexology, and other treatments ensure you’re in full-on relaxation mode here in our countryside haven.
The wellness side of things here at Glasbern also includes the exceptional cuisine on offer at our restaurant, where thoughtful dishes enhanced by local Lehigh Valley produce come complemented by the fieldstone walls, cathedral ceiling, and exposed timber beams of our grand, 19th-century Main Dining Room.
With accommodations at the Glasbern, you’ve got any number of Lehigh Valley attractions within easy reach: from farm stands and vineyards to covered bridges, natural preserves, and lively towns and cities. Yet you can have a rewarding getaway to this beautiful corner of Pennsylvania without even leaving our spacious spread: part of the irresistible appeal of Glasbern.
Give yourself that restorative rustic-luxury retreat you’ve been waiting for: Reserve your room, suite, or guest house at the Glasbern today! We can’t wait to welcome you.
A classic sightseeing getaway out of Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley is gorgeous all year-round, not least on our very own rolling, resplendent, 150 acres here at the Glasbern. No question, though, that fall sees our pastoral scenery reach its scenic zenith.
That, of course, is due to the profusion of some of the richest fall colors anywhere in the world. And the razzle-dazzle foliage comes beautifully complemented by all of the other pleasures of the season, not least the bounty fresh off the region’s many farms, orchards, and vineyards.
Join us for premium hospitality here at our Historic Hotel of America in the Lehigh Valley countryside on a much-needed escape from the big city this fall! Here are just a few of the autumnal delights that await you.
Our native hardwood trees and shrubs put on an absolutely stunning show in the fall, with a fiery foliage medley of reds, oranges, yellows, purples, and browns. Hitting a hiking trail, cycling swoony backroads, or indulging in an afternoon drive with no particular place to go, you’ll find yourself awash in head-spinning scenery.
Along with a jaunt on the fabulous multi-use trail of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, a fine option for “leaf-peeping” is the roughly 50-mile-long Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour, which besides the arboreal palette shows off seven historic covered bridges. The oldest—the pedestrian-only Kreidersville Covered Bridge—dates all the way back to 1839!
Sipping some transcendent vino at one of the wineries or tasting rooms of the Lehigh Valley American Viticultural Area—or perhaps some refreshing suds at one of our area’s ace craft breweries—is a heck of a way to toast the season.
So is a visit to one of the numerous regional farmers markets, where the fall harvest will be on full display. Nearby markets include those of Allentown and Emmaus, not to mention the most venerable continuously operating open-air market in the U.S.: Easton Farmers’ Market.
You’ll find no shortage of corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and u-pick apple orchards within easy reach while you’re enjoying our warm-hearted luxury Glasbern hospitality. There’s timeless fall fun (and photo ops) at every turn in our Lehigh Valley wonderland.
We’re lucky to count one of the country’s most spectacular birdwatching sites—a genuinely world-renowned one—as part of our big backyard here at the Glasbern. About a half-hour away, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary marks a long-running observation point for migrating raptors taking advantage of the auspicious travel corridor of the Blue Mountain Ridge escarpment.
The Sanctuary—the oldest such site dedicated to birds of prey—runs its Autumn Hawk Watch from mid-August through mid-December, during which thousands of raptors sail over: broad-winged and red-shouldered hawks, turkey and black vultures, bald and golden eagles, peregrine falcons and northern goshawks, and others. This is a must-do fall experience!
Fall loveliness and Rest and Relaxation will be right at your fingertips here at Glasbern, where you can wander our seasonally hued acreage, dine at our exquisite restaurant (drawing heavily from local producers), and marinate awhile in our on-site spa. Our historic buildings and photogenic grounds, coupled with the note-perfect accommodations provided by our rooms, suites, and guest houses, make us the perfect autumn escape from Philadelphia!
Part of the fabric of the Lehigh Valley is its rich winemaking tradition, which has been going strong for decades. As a guest of ours here at Glasbern - A Historic Hotel of America, you’re perfectly poised to explore that tradition firsthand via the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail. Combining our exceptional hospitality with an oenophilic journey through our region’s fabulous vineyards and tasting rooms.
One of a number of designated wine trails in the Keystone State, the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail makes for a lovely (and lip-smacking) circuit through the fertile soils and hilly beauty of our big backyard—and it’s right at your fingertips when you call Glasbern your home away from home!
A number of fine regional wineries constitute the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail. They include Black River Farms (2472 Black River Rd, Bethlehem, PA), established in 2009 and offering better than nine acres producing some 14 grape varieties. Along with the winery itself—open every day except Tuesday—you can sip these reds, whites, rosés, and sparkling wines at the Black River Wine Bar at Trolley Barn in Quakertown.
Then there’s Vynecrest Vineyards & Winery (172 Arrowhead Lane, Breinigsville, PA), among the oldest of the Lehigh Valley’s winemaking operations: Its grapevines were first planted back in 1974. Open daily, the winery maintains a tasting room and the Vyneskeller wine bar, which regularly features live music to soundtrack your enjoyment of wine (and wine slushies!), beer, and appetizers.
Franklin Hill Vineyards (7833 Franklin Hill Rd, Bangor, PA) also has a venerable history: Its founder, Elaine Pivinski—one of the pioneers of Pennsylvania winemaking—purchased the original 35 acres with her husband in 1975. You can enjoy wines such as Sir Walter’s Red, Fainting Goat, and Swan Song at the vineyard itself, or at such satellite locations as the Bartonsville Wine Shop in Stroudsberg and The Grape Spot in Easton.
Established in 2007, Tolino Vineyards (280 Mount Pleasant Rd, Bangor, PA) is another must-stop along the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail, producing Cabernet Franc, Vidal Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and more on its scenic acreage. Soak up the flavors and the views from the tasting room, the patio, or the picnic area.
A jaunt or two on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail makes a fine daytrip during a stay with us here at Glasbern, with our expansive, rolling, pond-scattered grounds an inviting place to return to after some winery-hopping. And don’t forget the excellent wines we serve at our very own Glasbern Restaurant & Pub!
Say your vows in an utterly magical location in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley by holding a destination wedding here at Glasbern! There’s a good reason—well, more like a few dozen good reasons—why so many couples have chosen to tie the knot on our gorgeous rustic property.
Our indoor and outdoor venues are ideal for wedding ceremonies, receptions, send-off brunches, and the like, and the spectacular event spaces and beautiful views come complemented by expert event-coordinating and catering services. You couldn’t ask for better when it comes to a winter wedding in Lehigh Valley!
Our historic 150 acres here at Glasbern provide a sumptuous hillside location for Lehigh Valley weddings, including postcard-perfect wintertime occasions.
Our versatile event floorplans can accommodate weddings large and small, grand and super-formal or cozy and casual. Individual venues range from the intimate Glasloft (accommodating up to 80 guests) and the charming Grainery (welcoming up to 16) in our Main Barn to the spectacular Grand Lodge, which can host as many as 150, and our lovely outdoor Wedding Pavilion, which overlooks one of our ponds—and, in winter, offers the chance for some truly dreamy snowscape pictures of the betrothed couple!
From the crackling stone fireplace to sightlines over hilly pastures, these indoor and outdoor locations are tailor-made for unforgettable dream weddings. And they’re reinforced by the caliber of our coordinating and catering services: Whatever sort of theme, ambience, and flow you desire for your matrimonial magic, we’re here to make it happen in style!
Our wide-ranging wedding packages, including Midweek and Brunch Reception arrangements, can provide everything from champagne toasts and ivory linens to (of course) the finest in on-site accommodations via our suites, rooms, and guest house.
Besides the perfection of the wedding events themselves and the sheer beauty of our grounds—which come laced with tranquil walking trails—you and your guests can also enjoy all of our Glasbern amenities, including the Glasbern Restaurant & Pub and the Glasbern Spa.
Now’s the time to begin locking down a note-perfect wintertime wedding in Lehigh Valley here at the Glasbern! Get in touch with our team today, and we can field any and all questions about our wedding services and start setting your biggest of big days in motion.
Mark the festive season in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley with a holiday party here at Glasbern!
Our historic property (part of the Historic Hotels of America) and its beautiful countryside spread of 150 acres make a fabulous venue for seasonal get-togethers of every description.
The adults-only, no-tipping Glasbern doesn’t only provide some of the very finest accommodations in the Lehigh Valley via our lavish rooms, suites, and guest house: We also offer some of the region’s most distinctive and well-appointed event spaces, which happen to be perfect for soirees large and small this merry time of year!
From small office parties and family gatherings to large organizational galas, Glasbern can accommodate a wide range of holiday functions cast against the loveliness of our rolling Lehigh Valley acreage. Our venues range from the Wine Cellar, Glassloft, and Grainery to our Grand Lodge, which can welcome as many as 250 guests for theater- or reception-style affairs.
You’ll have access to state-of-the-art A/V equipment, free WiFi, and absolutely first-rate catering services. Our Glasbern events team is here to make sure your holiday fun goes off without a hitch, too, and we can make just about any desired setup, theme, or itinerary an unforgettable reality.
Outside of the organized festivities, you can (if you so desire) take advantage of our impeccable accommodations, plus such on-site amenities as our Glasbern Spa, our 24-7 fitness center, and our Glasbern Restaurant & Pub with its knockout cuisine and ambience.
You and your guests will also love wandering the trail system lacing our pond-scattered grounds and appreciating the rich history of a property that dates back all the way to 1787.
It’s no kind of news flash that the holiday season is very much upon us. If you need a place to celebrate with co-workers, employees, family, friends, or patrons, look no further than the Glasbern in Fogelsville, Pennsylvania!
Easy to reach yet immersing guests in a beautiful, world-apart ambience, we provide first-rate facilities, amenities, and coordinating/catering services as well as a warm, welcoming environment that comes drenched in yuletide scenery and spirit. What more could you ask for?
Fill out a Request for Proposal form today, and let’s get that pitch-perfect holiday happening of yours on the books!