They Say You Can’t Choose Your Family, But I Sure Did

You may hear that nothing new ever happens in Kutztown. Some people like it that way. There is something to be said for that nostalgia that hits every time you return home after an extended absence. The familiar faces, the familiar sights, the familiar food. It’s a comfort that I used to long for when I lived miles away in both San Francisco and Miami.

I used to be one of those people that liked Kutztown just the way it was.

But then I moved home and the familiar started to become the mundane. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed the familiar faces, the familiar sights, and the familiar food…but now I was hungry for more. I wanted the best of both worlds – the nostalgia of Kutztown and the variety of the city. And then, as if someone was reading my mind, things started to happen. Saucony Creek Brewing Co. showed it’s face to the world, the K’town Pub got a facelift and updated menu, the Kutztown Community Partnership brought back the Kutztown Kruizz, The Publishing House created pop up shops and open mic nights, the Allentown and Auburn Railroad started running train rides again. This list could go on and on.

The town is starting to change, but is doing so in such a way as to celebrate the deep roots of this town and it’s culture. Some may attribute it to the success of the Kutztown Bicentennial celebration and the morale booster it created. And those people may be right, but for me, its even more. Kutztown is a family and through all of the years that I have lived here and all of the people I have seen come and go, that fact has remained true. Stop in any shop and chances are, you will likely speak to the owner of that store. Strike up a conversation and you will have a list of 5 more places you must visit before you leave town and a multitude of tips and secrets on how to experience Kutztown like a local.

Because the truth is, we want you to feel like family, too.

So do yourself a favor and come meet our family. There is no better time to visit Kutztown than when the weather is perfect and you can enjoy everything that this town has to offer. Trust me, we have something for everyone.

Your “Getting Sentimental” Innkeeper,

Shena

Visit Kutztown Community Partnership’s calendar of events for a full listing of everything happening in and around Kutztown.

Pinterest…. Have you heard the word?

If you haven’t already heard of Pinterest, then get out from under that rock and see for your self.  Pinterest is a great website where people from all over the world are able to post or “pin” images from other websites to share with the rest of the Pinterest community. You can pin anything from fashion to recipes to home decorating ideas to a cute picture of a little puppy.  It’s basically a way to spread ideas through images.  If you see an image that interests you on Pinterest, click on it, and you will be directed to the original website that the image came from.

With your personal profile you can create “boards” for each of the categories that you pin things into the most such as Travel or Fitness.  If you come across an interesting article, photo, or diy on the internet, you can pin that link to one of your boards for your followers to see.

It’s a great way to organize your favorite things that you find on the internet and share them with friends.  Here at the Inn, we love to pin fun recipes and decorating ideas that may inspire us for our events that we host.  We also use Pinterest as a tool for following other Bed and Breakfasts and sharing ideas with them.  Check out our boards here.

Check out some of our recent Pins:

Beautiful Entertaining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Knead Baguettes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cute Cupcake Toppers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Decorating Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Kitchens