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The Globe Inn
www.weloveourlife.com. This is our page dedicated to our experiences while staying at
the Globe Inn in East Greenville, PA.
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).
The inn functions as a traditional bed and breakfast, with the added plus of a restaurant on the first floor.
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.
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.
Jenny was the one who checked us in, and also our server for the evening. We couldn’t have asked for more accommodating service.
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.
The nice thing about the Globe is that it has its own restaurant (see above).
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.
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).
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!