How I’m going to beat the Winter Blues

It’s official. I have an absolutely terrible case of the Winter Blues. Yes, it may be self diagnosed, but that doesn’t mean it’s not real. I’ll admit, I am already not a huge fan of winter. I like winter and hope for snow through the holiday season, but then January hits and truthfully, unless you have a birthday or some other reason to celebrate during the remaining winter months, January to March can be pretty boring. People are usually watching their wallets because if they are anything like me, they probably spent way too much money during the holiday season. The gloom and rain that is this winter season surely has everyone indoors in front of their tv’s. And I’m not even sure of the last time that I saw the sun. If I’m being honest,

I actually want snow! 

But, I should be careful what I wish for because last year when I wished for snow, it dropped three feet on us while I was sick with the flu. Remember that? If not, these pictures should jog your memory.

So, no, I don’t want three feet of snow. And I guess I really shouldn’t complain because as Red Earth Farm stated in their most recent blog post, “The January cold is one of the most effective pest managements for summer crops.” And, I love summer crops. So, instead, I’m going to find something to do every week that I have never done before in this town. I may have lived here for 25 years, but when I was adding events to our calendar of events last week, I found at least 10 events in the next month that I never even knew existed. I felt so ashamed. Calling myself a local and an expert on Kutztown and I’ve never even participated in these annual activities?!?!?

But I don’t want to do it alone. I want you guys to join me. And, I understand it can get pretty pricy to attend all of these events and then also stay at a hotel. So, we are offering you a special January – February deal.

Attend any local event and get $15 off the cost of your room.

Any local event – whether it is on our calendar or not – from now through the end of February counts. When booking, use code Event2017 to get the $15 off up front. Then, when you check-in or at some point throughout your stay, show us proof of attendance of the event and the $15 is yours to keep. Now, since we can’t give away a room for free, this offer only counts towards regular rate rooms and no other discounts will apply. But this is the best discount we offer in January and February anyway, so I say, its a win no matter what.

Not sure which event to pick? Here are a few upcoming events to get your started. Then, browse the rest of our calendar to see them all.

Wine Education Class – Folino Estate Vineyards & Winery – Saturday, January 28th
Romance on the Rails – Allentown & Auburn Railroad – February 10th, 11th, 12th
The Project Wall: Lisa E. Nanni – New Arts Program – Every Fri, Sat, Sun through April 2nd
Friendfest Beer and Wine Tasting Event – Kutztown Optimist Club – Saturday, February 25th

Hope to see everyone there!

Your “beating the winter blues” innkeeper,

Shena

Closed for the New Year

The year is drawing to an end and we are very grateful for how busy it has been. But, we are also very tired. So, as with last year, we will be closing again to give everyone a little break and to complete some minor maintenance. We will be closed beginning Friday, December 30th at noon and will reopen on Friday, January 6th at noon. During this time, no one will be available by phone, but we will be periodically checking voice mails. If you need to book a reservation, you can do so online via our website. Or, you can reach us via email at ourteam@kutztownmainstreetinn.com. We will be responding to emails periodically as well.

Thank you to everyone for your understanding and for a wonderful year. We are looking forward to returning in 2017 fully refreshed and ready for another great year with some great events added to the schedule in our new event venue.

Happy New Year to All,

The Main Street Inn Team

Things to Do

While you are in town, visit one of these many local shops, restaurants or outdoor adventures to add to your trip.

Local Shopping

Adam N’ Eve
309 W Main Street
610-683-8117

Althea’s Imaginarium
261 W Main Street
484-648-1474

The Art Store
462 W Main Street
610-683-9123

Bamboula
164 W Walnut Street
610-894-4800

Bavers Antiques
232 W Main Street
610-683-5045

Collene’s Crafts and Flowers
16 N Whiteoak Street
610-683-9330

DeTurk Paint & Hardware
326 W Main Street
610-683-3861

Dunkelbergers
281 W Main Street
610-683-7011

Firefly Bookstore
230 W Main Street
484-648-2712

Hibbett Sports
45 Constitution Blvd.
610-683-3020

J.A. Meyer Fine Jewelry
156 W Main Street
610-683-5920

JJ’s Pet Supplies
45 Constitution Blvd
484-646-9069

Jackie & Daughter
271 W Main Street
610-683-7070

Mr. Food
342 W Main Street
610-683-7315

Once Again Thrift Store
15260 Kutztown Rd (Weis Plaza)
610-683-3204

Paisley and Company
275 W Main Street
484-646-9515

Second Nature Health Food
329 West Main Street
610-683-5020

Sorrelli Jewelry
220 W Main Street
610-894-9857

The Vault comics and games
211 W. Main Street
484-648-2812

Young One’s Records
26 S. Whiteoak Street
610-683-5599

Local Cafes and Restaurants

The Bagel Bar
214 W Main Street
610-683-5440

Basin Street Hotel
42 E Main Street
610-683-7900

Betty’s
128 W Main Street
610-683-5486

Bones Pizza
478 W Main Street
484-648-2720

Camillo’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
264 Greenwich Street
610-683-5637

Folino Estate
340 Old Route 22
484-452-3633

The Frying Dutchman
236 W Main Street
484-661-6454

Giannotti’s Ristorante
14949 Kutztown Rd
610-894-9694

Giovanna’s Pizzeria
15260 Kutztown Rd Unit 110
484-641-5200

Global Libations
544 Noble Street
484-646-9683

K’Town Pub
257 W Main Street
610-683-9275

Kutztown Fire Company 46 Social Quarters
310 Noble Street
610-683-8703

Kutztown Tavern
272 W Main Street
610-683-9600

La Cocina Mexicana
107 W Main Street
610-683-5131

Letterman’s Diner
242 W Main Street
610-683-3879

Mamma’s Delight Pizza Restaurant
300 W Main Street
610-683-9120

Mark’s Sandwich Shop
123 W Main Street
610-683-8836

Ozgood’s Grill & Bar
4 Lincoln Rd.
484-641-5222

Pop’s Malt Shoppe
208 W Main Street
484-256-0564

Pott’s U
100 Constitution Blvd.
484-648-2808

Pretzel Revolution
269 W Main Street
484-575-8363

Quality Shoppe
45 Constitution Ave
610-683-8270

Saucony Creek Craft Brewery + Gastropub
15032 Kutztown Road
610-683-3128

Saucony Creek Grille
9 E Main Street
484-648-2813

Spectators Bar & Grille
45 Old 22
610-285-4430

Spuds
163 W Main Street
610-683-5790

TK’s Shushi House
164 W Main Street
610-683-6688

Tommy Boy’s Pizza & Cafe
313 W Main Street
610-683-1151

Uptown Espresso Bar
466 W Main Street
610-683-6401

Wineries & Breweries

Blair Vineyards
99 Dietrich Valley Road, Kutztown
610-683-8463

Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery
9
850 Newtown Road, Breinigsville
610-395-2468

Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery
3
40 Old US 22, Kutztown
484-452-3633

Kutztown Tavern
272 W Main Street
610-683-9600

Pinnacle Ridge Winery
407 Old US 22, Kutztown
610-756-4481

Saucony Creek Craft Brewery + Gastropub
15032 Kutztown Road
610-683-3128

Vynecrest Vineyard & Winery
172 Arrowhead Lane, Breinigsville
610-398-7525

Vynecrest on Main
277 W Main St, Kutztown
484-641-5149

Outdoor Recreation

Kutztown Park
440 E Main St, Kutztown

Hawk Mountain
1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton
610-756-6961

Crystal Cave
963 Crystal Cave Road, Kutztown
610-683-6765

Grim’s Orchard & Family Farms
9941 Schantz Road, Breinigsville
610-395-5655

Leaser Lake
8912 Levans Road, Kempton
484-793-5123

The Pinnacle – Appalachian Trail