Built in the early 1800s, our Victorian farmhouse and general store are located at the foothills of the Blue Mountains in the Lehigh Valley. With the help of our family and friends, The Filbert was restored in 2002 to re-create the warm, welcoming, and relaxing atmosphere of a bygone era. Our charming and unique bed & breakfast is a home away from home.
Our bed & breakfast is a great place to experience any time of the year. Each season is unique in Pennsylvania. The lush green of spring fades to the lazy days of summer. The brilliance of fall foliage is breathtaking while the winter is a magical time to enjoy the pleasures of skiing at several premier resorts in the area.
The Filbert may be the most supremely well located bed & breakfast in the northeast Pennsylvania. The Filbert is located between the Lehigh Valley and the Pocono Mountains which hosts an assortment of recreation and activities. The Filbert is a short distance from Philadelphia, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey, yet is removed from the chaos and clamor.
These common areas provide the perfect setting to relax while away from home. Common areas include:
- Large sitting room to enjoy card games, board games, and movies and popcorn
- Warm and inviting quiet parlor for reading a good book
- Butler kitchen with pantry stocked with homemade baked goods and light refreshments
- Several dining areas available for your use
- Wireless high-speed internet service available
During spring, summer, and fall, enjoy relaxed conversation and a cool beverage on our beautifully restored 60-foot Victorian porch. Partake in a challenging game of old-fashioned checkers.
We invite you to experience the value of our intimate charm. Consider planning your special occasions with us. Reserve our common areas for small gatherings, social functions, or meetings. Celebrate your birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, tea parties, or "just because". Our Victorian setting is perfect for wedding day bridal party preparation and wedding photo opportunities.
You are cordially invited to visit and share the treasure which offers personal service and genuine hospitality. Our sincerest wish is for The Filbert Bed & Breakfast to be a memory that lingers pleasantly after your stay has ended.
Take the rare opportunity to be pampered at The Filbert with the luxury and serenity of detoxifying your body with massage and skin care. A safe, relaxing environment is provided for the ultimate experience of massage and skin care. Specialties include a Swedish massage, a deep tissue massage, or an exfoliating facial. A variety of other services are available such as aromatherapy, a hand a foot massage, a manicure, and a pedicure.
Kathy and Terry, Owner Innkeepers, warmly welcome you to be their honored guest. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
|Exterior||6 Acres with Outer Buildings and Barn|
|Large Original Fretwork on Front Porch|
|Outside Porch Relaxation|
|Interior||Original Wallpaper Dating to Late 1800s|
|Original Untouched Woodwork|
|Large Wood Pocket Doors|
|Original Wood Floor|
|Decorated with Period Antique Furniture|
|Original Antique Chandeliers|
|Grammy Ruth's Suite's Bathroom with Original Indoor Water Cistern|
|Quiet Reading/Sitting Parlor|
|Main Dining Room|
|Additional Dining Room/TV Room|
|Take Out or Delivered Food from Surrounding Restaurants|
|General Store||Pressed Tin Ceiling in Store|
|Original Wooden Store Counters and Dry Bins|
|Original Shelving with Old Merchandise|
|Reserve this area for small functions|
Danielsville General Store was established.
Cyrus. R. Beichy operated store for 30 years.
|1914||Cyrus R. and Sarah Beichy sold the store stock, fixtures, and home to Cubert A. and Elda C. Herman.|
Electricity was installed.
Original dated certificate is available for viewing.
Cubert A. Herman and Lee H. Herman (son) entered into
co-partnership known as C. A. Herman & Son for the purpose of carrying on the trade and business of merchandising.
|1958||Cubert A. Herman proposed dissolution of partnership (dissolved). Lee H. Herman became the sole owner of all stock.|
|1975||Olivia P. Herman and Lee H. Herman aquired the property from their mother's estate, Elda C. Herman.|
|1981||The East Danielsville General Store closed.|
|2002||The property was sold to Kathy and Terry Silfies for restoration and bed & breakfast.|
|2003||The Filbert Bed & Breakfast celebrated its opening. Kathy and Terry with the help of their loving family and friends have restored the East Danielsville General Store and home to its original splendor. Kathy and Terry would like to share their treasure with you.|