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Historic Lehigh Valley hotel, resort bought by Jaindl Companies

Jaindls buy Glasbern
"Matthew Lovette"
Courtesy Glasbern.com
Glasbern resort has been bought by Jaindl Companies

WEISENBERG TWP., Pa. — A historic hotel in Fogelsville and its 100-acre resort have been acquired by Jaindl Companies, the businesses announced in a news release Wednesday.

Glasbern, known for its historic cottages, antique farmhouse, restored stables and barns and ponds, is now part of the Jaindl Companies, owned by David Jaindl.

It also includes a full-service event center, fine dining, a private spa and fitness center, walking trails and a heated outdoor pool. The property is registered as a Historic Hotel of America.

The companies did not reveal the purchase price.

“They understand what we have established here, and I am confident they will help our mission continue to flourish."
Al Granger, longtime owner of Glasbern resort

Long-time owner Al Granger, who acquired the original 16-acre farm in 1985 and continually expanded it, said he has “been planning to retire for some time now, and after careful consideration, I feel that David Jaindl and his company are the right fit to take Glasbern into its next chapter.

“They understand what we have established here, and I am confident they will help our mission continue to flourish,” Granger said.

'A perfect fit'

David Jaindl said in the release that, “We feel that Glasbern is a perfect fit for the Jaindl Companies portfolio.”

Jaindl Companies also owns The Club at Twin Lakes, Moselem Springs Golf Club in Berks County and Hyatt Place/House Allentown.

“We are looking forward to preserving that.”
Adam Jaindl of Jandl Companies

“This property is a gem,” Adam Jaindl said of Glasbern. “And we look forward to expanding on the great foundation of what exists today.

“Al Granger and his team have done an outstanding job with the property over the years, updating it to meet modern needs while always maintaining the integrity and beauty of both the land and the structures that make up the resort,” Jaindl said.

“We are looking forward to preserving that.”

The release said Jaindl plans to continue to operate Glasbern as a resort for weddings, corporate retreats, social events and weekend getaways.

Adam Jaindl said future upgrades to the property may include interior renovations and expanded amenities.

Jaindl Companies, based in Orefield, is owned by the David Jaindl Family. It also owns Jaindl Farms, Jaindl Turkey Sales, Jaindl Land Company, Jaindl Beverage (A-Treat) and Schantz Orchards.