After spending a long day in the rolling vineyards of the Lehigh Valley—sampling wines made with the local Chambourcin grape and enjoying a decadent dinner—you’ll be more than ready to sit back, put up your feet and relax. But with so many hotels, motels and B&Bs to choose from, where should you stay the night?
Rustic Dreams Bed and Breakfast: Bethlehem, PA
Choose this relaxing, hidden haven on the eastern side of the trail between Tolino Vineyards and Franklin Hill Vineyards. You’ll feel pampered the moment you walk in thanks to its warm and inviting decor and rustic fireplace plus the freshly prepared tea and scones that await. But don’t stop there: indulge in a relaxing massage. You’ll need it after a day of wine tasting, followed by a leisurely walk along the Lehigh Canal Towpath. This B&B is also just minutes from history-rich Bethlehem. Get a good night’s sleep, start your day with a full breakfast, and continue onto your next wine trail destination.
The Main Street Inn Boutique Hotel: Kutztown, PA
A short, 15-minute drive from Pinnacle Ridge Winery and just a block from Kutztown University and its boutiques and dining, this family-run inn has snacks around the clock and wine chilling in the fridge, ready for your arrival. Enjoy a glass on the porch of this Victorian throwback and admire quaint Kutztown, or kick back in your spacious, comfortable room. The breakfast featuring seasonal fare will make you want to stay longer. Past Innkeeper’s Specials included goat cheese waffles; quinoa, kale, and avocado breakfast bowl; and crème brûlée French toast.
Rustic Country Escape
Glasbern Inn: Fogelsville, PA
You’d hardly guess that this secluded, peaceful inn is 20 minutes from Allentown (and not far from Vynecrest Vineyards & Winery and Clover Hill Vineyard & Winery). Its on-site restaurant in a 19th-century barn beneath soaring cathedral ceilings serves food fresh from its own small, sustainable farm as well as partner farms, and is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner and full country-style breakfast the following morning that is free to overnight guests. Though rustic is the word, modern amenities include a spa, 24-hour fitness center, and Sleep Number beds.
Home Away From Home
Hawk Mountain B&B: Kempton, PA
Get R&R at this Pennsylvania Dutch Country B&B, which is just down the road from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Blue Mountain Valley, home to some of the most stunning views in Pennsylvania. Homemade bread served with a hearty breakfast will greet you in the morning, and a stroll of the lush grounds afterward may be in order. It also happens to be near Blue Mountain Vineyards, as well as prime antique shopping, hiking trails, and the Wanamaker Kempton and Southern Railroad, which offers themed events.
Keep an eye out for the local events happening on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail, so you can plan a truly unforgettable vacation!
The Pennsylvania Winery Association is a trade association representing more than 100 member wineries and an advocate on behalf of the state’s growing multibillion-dollar wine industry. With some of the most fertile grape-growing land on the East Coast, Pennsylvania ranks fifth nationally in the amount of grapes grown, seventh in wine production, and seventh in the number of licensed wineries. To learn more about Pennsylvania wine or to plan a trip, visit PennsylvaniaWine.com.