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The Globe Inn
326 Fourth Street
East Greenville, PA 18041
215-679-5948

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February 2004

Welcome to www.weloveourlife.com. This is our page dedicated to our experiences while staying at the Globe Inn in East Greenville, PA.


Accommodations Amenities Food Bar/Lounge Service Attractions Dining Nightlife Weather Tips

Accommodations

The Globe Inn has a variety of accommodations, and several themed rooms and suites. We stayed in the Santa Fe Suite.

It is located on the second floor of the 100-year-old inn. It is a long suite with a loveseat, refrigerator, music system (with radio and 3-CD carousel), and TV at one end. The TV was cleverly hidden in a recessed area in the wall, concealed by a sliding southwestern-patterned rug.
There is an adobe gas fireplace in one corner. The centerpiece of the suite is a dark green Jacuzzi tub for two situated in a manner to view the fireplace or to operate the remote on the music system.
There was also a queen size pine bed at the opposite end with a second TV. Within the suite is a bathroom with shower. The ceilings are pressed tin with roughhewn pine loge rimming the edges, and a southwestern border running around the bottom of the walls.

The effect was stunning, and we felt as if we had stepped into a hacienda in New Mexico (although it was an icy February night). It was a great escape. There was a chilled half-bottle of champagne awaiting us (it was part of a package).

Inn Amenities

The inn functions as a traditional bed and breakfast, with the added plus of a restaurant on the first floor.

Inn Food

We had dinner downstairs in the restaurant. It was a Friday evening, so we had made a reservation ahead of time. The restaurant was full of those staying over as well as locals. We were shown to our table – a nice, big round table situated strategically in front of the fireplace but far back enough from a large table occupied by the family of our friendly server to provide for privacy.

The menu has many selections and is varied – even the pickiest of eaters can likely find something to eat here. There are specials that change nightly. Keith had an appetizer of bruschetta – which turned out to be a gigantic toasted loaf of bread with toppings that could have fed a family of four. There were steamed clams as a special that evening, so Lori had two dozen. (As Jenny, our friendly server informed us, it was cheaper to order more than one dozen.) They were excellent. We were served fresh bread which never ran out and it seemed we didn’t even have to ask for refills on our drinks. There were a number of different stir-fries on the menu, so assuming this was a specialty, Keith ordered the beef stir-fry. The portion was huge and it was a succulent mix of vegetables (with the biggest carrots we had ever seen) and meat in a savory sauce over rice. Lori opted for the shrimp stuffed with crab imperial. In addition to a house salad, the entrees (other than pasta and stir-fries) came with two additional sides. Lori couldn’t resist some pierogies. The food was well-executed (and a good value), and the service and setting were warm and perfect for a chilly winter evening.

A full breakfast is included in the room rate. Breakfast was served in the restaurant in the morning. There were several offerings available and was made to order. We had eggs, breakfast meats, and toast. Continental breakfast was also set up on the bar for self-service.

Inn Bar/Lounge

There is a small bar in the restaurant which is also the smoking area. We knew we’d polish off that half-bottle of champagne quickly, so we bought an additional one at the bar (they allow that for guests), and charged it to the room.

Inn People/Service

Jenny was the one who checked us in, and also our server for the evening. We couldn’t have asked for more accommodating service.

Area/Attractions

The inn is located in the Perkiomen Valley, just a few miles from the Quakertown exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (the northeast extension). Green Lane Reservoir Park is nearby for boating, picnicking, and hiking. There are also a couple ski slopes (Bear Creek and Spring Mountain) within a half hour from the inn. There are golf courses, Dorney Park (in Allentown), and shopping. It is located about an hour (give or take, depending on traffic) north of Philadelphia, and about a half-hour south of Allentown.

Dining

The nice thing about the Globe is that it has its own restaurant (see above).

Nightlife

East Greenville is a small town, but there are local bars (the Red Hill Hotel) where there is live entertainment, as well as bars in nearby towns.

Weather

This is southeastern Pennsylvania. We were there in February, which is typically the height of winter. Snow can be expected, and it’s a good idea to plan for it just in case. In the summer, the weather is warm and air conditioning is necessary (available at the inn).

Tips/Suggestions

Reserve early – this place books up quickly. They do not require a two-night minimum on weekends, which is nice, but check with them when making a reservation – they may require a minimum stay on holidays. To ensure a nice table, make a reservation at their restaurant for dinner when you reserve your room. There are a number of theme rooms to try. We know we’ll go back – it’s a great little escape. Our one regret in writing it up is that maybe what we think is a well-kept secret might get out!