It’s Christmas Eve Eve…so instead of our regular Vacation Rental feature, we’ve picked a special inn – this historic bed and breakfast in, of course, Bethlehem…
(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania that is.)
Welcome to the Sayre Mansion, a sprawling brick house completed in 1858.
Robert Heysham Sayre was chief engineer of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He also founded the Fountain Hill Opera House and helped build Bethlehem Iron Works, the company that would later become Bethlehem Steel.
Today, his former home in the beautiful Lehigh Valley offers luxury and comfort in 19 classic mansion guest rooms and three spacious Carriage House suites.
The dramatic Conservatory room allows guest to sleep under the stars in quiet luxury.
Other rooms are smaller (and may cost a bit less) but are equally charming and well-appointed.
Bathrooms are fresh and elegant and come with a nice selection of amenities, including plush robes.
Beautiful old trees can be seen throughout the two acres of picturesque grounds, which can be rented for small weddings in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, as well as other gatherings.
There is even a Tesla charging station! This little detail gives you an idea as to how up-to-date this historic National Registry property is.
Bethlehem itself is a charming small town filled with bakeries, chocolate shops, boutiques – and is home to the world’s oldest continuously-operating book shop. If you visit, take home a package (or two) of the Moravian cookies.
Details for the Sayre Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inn are as follows:
250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
(For GPS, use 431 West 3rd St., Bethlehem, PA 18015) (map)