A Charm Preserved Through Time
Located in the Lehigh Valley, the area exudes a charm that has been sensitively and expertly preserved through time. With magnificent specimens of architecture along beautiful streets, foliage that envelops no matter what the season, and an ever-present sense of surrounding big nature, it is no wonder that so many people come to this exquisite town to discover a calm and inviting rhythm.
Respite and Relaxation
Bethlehem offers a number of excellent bed and breakfasts designed to envelop you in comfort, grace, and elegance. Near to abundant outdoor activities, choosing any one of the beautiful inns will provide you days of respite and relaxation.
Located in the heart of Bethlehem, Sayre Mansion is the former home of the entrepreneur, Robert Sayre. This restored 1858 structure features 22 guest rooms and suites, all appointed with a grace and elegance one would expect from a bygone era.
The Main House
The Main House is a magnificent blend of old world graciousness with the comfortable amenities of a modern hotel. Each guestroom is created in unique style, such as the extraordinary Conservatory, with its 180-degree bird’s eye view of the town.
The Conservatory is perhaps the most famous room in the inn, as it spans the full depth of the house. With its enormous windows, the room fills with light, creating a sense of space and expanse that comes from its creation as a rooftop aerie. The sleekly designed furniture, inviting queen bed, luxurious sitting area, Franklyn stove, plants, and other accoutrements guarantee that this is a room you will never forget.
Other Tantalizing Choices
Other rooms in the Main House are equally as tantalizing. Appointed with king size beds, perfectly placed antiques, and a sense of timelessness, you will be transported to another world no matter which one you select.
The Carriage House
The Carriage House was also built in 1858 to house the carriage animals and supplying living quarters to visitors, including Mr. Sayre’s father. A three-bay carriage garage complete with wainscoted walls, floors, and ceilings were added and completed in 1897, creating a lasting charm.
Sensitivity to Beauty
Today the house boasts other renovations that have preserved the exterior details and maintained the original walls and flooring. With sensitivity to the beauty of 19th century materials, the remaining lumber from that period has been used on the stairways, trim, and living areas. Elements from the stables were also used as accents in the suites.
Unwind and Wash Away Your Cares
The refurbished suites offer exquisite hardwood floors, feather beds, pillows, and comforters, and deluxe triple sheeting that beg you to stay in bed just a little bit longer. Whirlpool baths for two, as well as showers in the bathrooms, help you unwind as you wash away your cares and delve further into your holiday.
The Perfect Escape
With amenities such as hearty breakfasts, WiFi, venues for private events, and more, Sayre Mansion offers the perfect escape. And if you are looking for special packages, the inn has designed several that are ideal for every taste.
Great Getaway Packages
The Blueberry Festival Package is a great way to enjoy a fun-filled family vacation. Take a tour of the well-known legislator James Burnside’s colonial estate, enjoy beer brewing demonstrations, take part in the many activities designed for the kids, and of course, eat yourself silly at the famous blueberry pie eating contest.
The Lehigh Valley Wine Lovers Package takes advantage of the area’s highly acclaimed wineries. Here you will visit Franklin Hill Vineyards nestled into the foothills of the Pocono Mountains to sample their great wines and marvel over natural vistas that calm the eye and massage the soul.
Girls Night Out is the perfect overnight stay for two girlfriends who want to celebrate their friendship away from the madding crowd. Enjoy a delicious dinner for two at Melt Restaurant, two movie tickets for your film of choice at Rave Motions Pictures, and two thirty minute massages at Healing Hands Massage Therapy; you’ll feel like you were away for weeks.
Of course there’s nothing like that needed romantic getaway to remind you of some of the most important things in life. Greeted with a dozen roses and a sparkling beverage as you enter your room helps to start this intimate adventure. Your sumptuous one-night stay includes a candlelight dinner for two at one of the great restaurants in town, with a limousine taking you there and back. And when you feel ready to arise in the morning, a gourmet breakfast will be served in your room to keep the mood afloat.
The Attractions of Bethlehem
Whatever package you choose, or if you decide to stay at the inn a la carte, there are many wonderful attractions in the Bethlehem area. With its historic downtown, a revitalized shopping district, the Sands Casino, and a vast world of nature beckoning to you at every turn, this glorious bed and breakfast experience has just what it takes to create holiday perfection.
The Lafayette Inn
The Lafayette Inn, located in the historic College Hill district of Eaton, Pennsylvania is another magnificent choice when it comes to a needed getaway. Only six miles from beautiful Bethlehem and within walking distance to Lafayette College, this 1895 Georgian mansion is ideal if you are visiting someone at the college, having a business retreat, getting together with the family, or escaping with your loved one for a romantic weekend.
Making You Feel Like Royalty
With 18 perfectly appointed guestrooms filled with antiques, the inn has all of the characteristics of a fine hotel, with the intimate feeling of a bed and breakfast. Whether it is a romantic suite with a fireplace and an oversize tub for two or a deluxe or traditional room, the hospitality and amenities will make you feel like royalty.
Your stay will include sumptuous breakfasts with homemade specialties, snacks and beverages throughout the day, wine and cheese to welcome the evening, and a complimentary pass to the nearby YMCA. And if you decide to travel with your pets, there are even rooms that welcome and respect them as members of your family.
Unwinding Inside or Out
The inn boasts a beautiful parlor where you can sit by a roaring fireplace, a grand piano, and gaming tables. Immediately outdoors you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the wrap-around porch overlooking a velvety green expanse of lawn. You can also stroll or jog along the many pathways that help define the luxurious property.
Great Local Activities
Locally there are wonderful restaurants, galleries, theaters, and festivals to choose from, as well as a myriad of more physical outdoor activities. If you are on a family holiday, the kids will love the nearby Wild Water Kingdom, hot air ballooning, and kayaking or canoeing on the Lehigh or Delaware Rivers.
The Perfect Paradise
No matter where you choose to stay in the Bethlehem area, you will find a perfect paradise to relax and soothe you. Whether you stay quiet and cozy within the parameters of your bed and breakfast or you venture out to enjoy the culture, sports, and vast natural setting that await you, the experience will bring you memories to last a lifetime.