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www.weloveourlife.com. This is our page dedicated to our experiences while staying at The Glasbern Inn in Fogelsville, Pa, near Allentown.
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We love the Glasbern’s décor because it is not fussy, it feels like home, and yet it is so luxurious. This is definitely among the best accommodations we have ever had.
We stayed in a bi-level suite in the Gate House on our previous visit to The Glasbern in fall 1998. We figure we will keep trying out all their fantastic accommodations. Rooms at the Glasbern are not cheap but are definitely worth every penny.
Thoughtfulness abounds throughout – right down to the large umbrellas provided in the rooms to shelter guests in the event it rains (for their short walk to the main building for dinner).
Breakfast the following morning was excellent, as expected. (Breakfast is included with the room rate, as is the gratuity.) There is a buffet with pastry, coffee, hot water, fruit, and fruit juices. Breakfast is made to order and included a choice of eggs, breakfast meat, type of bread, and potatoes. Lori had scrambled egg substitute, wonderful hard-baked potatoes (in small pieces), and fresh-made white toast. Keith had poached eggs, wheat toast, melt-in-your-mouth farm bacon, and potatoes. We sat by the lit fireplace which was cozy.
The Glasbern does not have a bar but drinks can be purchased and taken back to one’s room. We took some Sambuca and Frangelico along with us for our return to the room.
The Glasbern is beautiful and well-planned, but its people take it one notch above the rest. This place sets the standard for all others. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly by the innkeeper on duty, who gave us a map of the inn, explained where to park, and met us in the room to show us around and to answer any questions. We remembered this superior service from our previous visit in 1998. These people know how to pamper their guests and it shows – they appeared to have plenty of guests (although we felt like we were in our own special world) and everyone in the dining room looked like they were experiencing some sort of bliss. The Glasbern could teach people the fine art of hospitality. We highly recommend this inn and will continue to return. We were there to celebrate a special occasion and were not disappointed. We completely relaxed the entire time we were there. We love it!
The Glasbern is a destination in itself, perfect for a weekend getaway. The grounds are beautiful and relaxing. There are several wineries nearby and the city of Allentown is about 15 miles east. Although the Glasbern is in the country, it is located conveniently off of a major highway and the directions provided are excellent.
Fogelsville is a small town – a village, really. The Glasbern’s own restaurant is simply too good to pass up when staying there.
There are bars and clubs in the Allentown vicinity, but why bother when the serenity of this place is so relaxing?
Fogelsville is just beneath where the Pocono Mountains begin. It is about 60-90 minutes north of Philadelphia (depending on traffic). It is also cooler up there. We were there in mid-May and we had an unseasonably cool evening – but it was perfect because we were able to fall asleep to our wood-burning fire!
Go directly to the Glasbern, do not pass go! If you only experience one B&B in your life, this is it! 24 hours at the Glasbern is a respite, a passage to another world, a time when ambiance and service meant everything. You will not regret it. If your stay includes a Saturday, there is a two-night minimum, but you may be able to coax the innkeeper to let you stay for only one night (as we did, by paying an additional fee). Go for it!