The J.L. Mott Mansion
Designed in the Victorian "stick style" during the late 1890s for Bethlehem’s prominent Meyer family, this three-story home on East Market Street houses a rare cast-iron kitchen stove forged by the J. L. Mott Iron Works. That’s the reason it’s come to be known as “the J.L. Mott Mansion.”
The ornate Mott iron stove was forged by the Bronx-based company that became world-renowned for its creation of the massive U.S. Capitol dome and other high-end works of quintessential Victorian design. Our model is titled the "St. George," as it depicts the saint at work slaying his dragon (a medieval representation of the devil). J.L. Mott was also famous for its decorative porcelain work, and this home features several sink fixtures by the company. Other famous Mott Iron clients included the White House, for which the company also crafted fixtures.
A stay at 265 East Market Street offers the luxury of space: large Victorian period rooms with lofty ceilings, expansive, airy windows, original woodwork and fireplace mantles—some crafted in the 1700s. The private backyard has gardens, seating and a water feature. The covered front porch is as relaxing as it is spacious. When booked as an entire home, this accommodation sleeps 16 guests. Common living areas include a capacious reading/living room, a formal dining room, a dine-in kitchen and a large pantry. We hope you enjoy every detail and convenience during your stay.
The Meyer Room
Named in honor of the original homeowner, this first-floor master bedroom is furnished in High Victorian style. Accents include vintage velvet drapes, an original fireplace updated with a gas insert, carved wooden furnishings, a writer's desk, leather chairs and a private bath. Slumber soundly on a Westin Dream Bed System, wrap yourself in plush Turkish terry towels, bathrobes and slippers and treat yourself to L’Occitane toiletries. Additional modern amenities include a jewelry safe, luggage racks, iron and ironing board, super-high-speed Wi-Fi, LED lighting, QLED TV and surround-sound acoustics (Apple and Samsung compatible). Sleeps two.
The Princess Suite
Light-filled and spacious, this romantic retreat is styled in the tradition of the deluxe rooms at New York City's Plaza Hotel. The second-floor suite is sure to bring out the princess in you. Named in honor of a Bethlehem luminary, Count Zinzendorf's daughter Benigna—who was instrumental in the founding of Moravian Seminary and College for Women (likely the first boarding school for girls in the U.S.)—has timeless aristocratic appeal. A gilded floor-to-ceiling standing mirror, crystal chandelier, gold Rococo furnishings and canopy bed will suit any sophisticate whose tastes lean to the luxurious and regal. Write your own romance novel here, as the suite also features a Tantra chair and a private bath with a technically advanced Kokss Bath Master featuring deluxe rain shower, steam shower, bath stream and massaging jet settings. Guests may wish to sync their Bluetooth and listen to a favorite playlist. Additional amenities befitting an urbane sophisticate of any era include individual climate control, a Westin Dream Bed System, plush Turkish terry towels, bathrobes and slippers and L’Occitane toiletries. A jewelry safe, luggage racks, iron and ironing board, high-speed Wi-Fi, LED lighting, QLED TV and surround-sound acoustics (Apple and Samsung compatible) complete the luxurious Princess Suite experience. Sleeps four.
The Inventor’s Suite
It’s like getting the key to your genius uncle's laboratory! The Inventor's Suite provides plenty of inspiration for the inquisitive—you could leave with any number of ideas for your own next big success story. Edison himself would approve of the eclectic mix of old and new devices and technologies. Tesla would love it! Predict the weather with the crystals, or replicate the effects of thunder or lightning with the Cloud Light. There's a phonograph, plus a sitting room and a fireplace. In fine weather, you can adjourn to the private second-floor porch and relax in the zero-gravity chairs (a canopy enhances the privacy of the perch, which overlooks the garden). You’ll slumber soundly in the luxurious, innovative temperature-controlled sleeping environment we like to call "Jay's Perfect Bed." Jay searched high and low for this system that quickly cools and heats using air flow. The private bath with top-of-the-line Kokss Bath Master offers a spa rain shower, a steam shower and massaging jets. Listen to your favorite playlist with a quick sync of your smartphone to the spa. Additional Inventor's Suite amenities include individual climate control, plush Turkish terry towels, bathrobes and slippers, along with L’Occitane toiletries. A jewelry safe, luggage racks, iron and ironing board, high-speed Wi-Fi, LED lighting, QLED TV and surround-sound acoustics (Apple and Samsung compatible) round out this suite’s inventions curated to address all your needs. Sleeps four.
Oma’s Victorian Attic
The child in you loves to dream and ponder the menagerie to be found in Oma's Attic. Surrounded by a collection of vintage trunks, witty forgotten toys, Victorian bric-a-brac, a collection of curios, and objets d'art, you’ll be put in mind of days of yore. Twin Westin Dream Bed mattresses may be moved into a king bed configuration, while a bunk bed welcomes sweet dreams for two additional guests. The Attic also offers a private bath and a sitting room. The luxurious touches continue with the plush Turkish terry towels, bathrobes and slippers and L’Occitane toiletries that are standard throughout the house. A jewelry safe, luggage racks, iron and ironing board, high-speed Wi-Fi, LED lighting, QLED TV and surround-sound acoustics (Apple and Samsung compatible) bring the luxury to new heights in this attic suite. Sleeps four.
The Bethlehem Club Reading Room
Relax and rewind in the sophisticated elegance of the reading room. Enjoy a book, a game of cards or simply a catnap by the fireplace in the room’s ultra-comfy deluxe leather chairs. An abundance of natural light illuminates its architectural detailing, including stained glass lighting, to recall yesteryear as you enjoy all the conveniences of today.