Vintage Bridal Fashions

If you are a fan of all things vintage, you are in for a treat! A new exhibit, “Weddings Remembered”, features bridal fashions and accessories from 1787 to the 1950’s and is now on display at the Packwood House Museum. The items exhibited are from the collection of the Packwood House Museum, as well as The Thomas T. Taber Museum of Williamsport, Slifer House Museum and Wilson Ross. This is a wonderful collection for the romantic in all of us. The Packwood House is just across the street from us so it could not be more convenient.
Lewisburg has wonderful architecture and many people enjoy taking a walking tour of the town, most of which has been maintained as once it was. There are also state parks for hiking, bike trails, canoeing on the Susquehanna and shopping in our quaint downtown stores.

If that’s not enough, Lewisburg hosts Concerts in the Park every Wednesday evening which is a fun way to wind down the day after a lovely meal at one of our fabulous local restaurants, From great American cuisine to sushi and guacamole made at your table, (and lots of other choices), Lewisburg has much to offer.

Come stay with us and visit, relax, eat, listen and just enjoy the sights and sounds in and around Lewisburg.

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Baxter’s Typical Day

Our dog loving guests (and there are many of you) frequently inquire about our Golden Retriever, Baxter, who is almost three but still very much a puppy. Since we are often asked by our guests, “How is Baxter and what is he doing?”  we wanted to share with you a typical day in the life of Baxter, our B & B dog.
When I come downstairs each morning to begin breakfast preparations, Baxter is usually still asleep and I may be greeted with eyes opening (and if I am lucky a head raised) to acknowledge I have come into the room. He usually continues sleeping until Bill arrives to set the table and light the candles for the day’s breakfast.

Baxter and Bill enjoy a picturesque walk near the Bucknell University campus (about a two-mile loop) to get rid of some of Baxter’s energy and to check out what’s happening with BU students who usually stop to exclaim over his cuteness and to give him a pet.

Home again for a late morning breakfast and, with all that activity, a nap.  (It’s a dog’s life!)

Baxter enjoys watching the antics of the squirrels in our backyard and one or two neighborhood cats which saunter by our kitchen windows to taunt him.  He also often accompanies Bill on errands in the car.  Unlike some dogs, he loves a ride in the car and never hesitates to go.

Late afternoon he gets another two-mile walk, sometimes a different route, but always new smells and other dogs to greet along with folks returning from their day or just out for a stroll themselves.  He always checks out other neighbors’ yards in case one of the other neighborhood dogs might be around.  (Toby, a Golden Doodle, is a special friend who lives nearby.)  Unfortunately, Baxter has learned to escape our back yard even though it’s fenced, there is one portion which has a low brick wall that he has learned to climb over.  So for his own safety he cannot be left in the backyard without supervision.

On weekends many of our guests ask to say “hello” to Baxter. He is always eager to comply–the more love and attention he can get, the better.  Some have even been known to bring treats for him.  (As I mentioned before, a dog’s life is not that bad!)

Please feel free to ask for Baxter on your next stay with us.  He delights in the attention and love you bring to him and we delight in getting to see you again also.  See you soon.IMG_0285

Antiquing in and Around Lewisburg

When I get a spare mIMG_1651oment, you may find me exploring one of the many antique venues in the Lewisburg area. I tell Bill, “I just need to get out of the inn for a bit”, which is really my code for “I need an antique fix.”
We are blessed with a variety of shops that house treasures of all kinds, from furniture and pottery to toys, jewelry, china, primitive housewares and everything in-between. Some shops are more extensive than others covering several floors of merchandise while others are small and quaint.
I don’t collect any one thing but enjoy the search for things that enhance a wall or corner of our b & b and give it a fresh look. New items are added at all venues on a frequent basis so its always fun to browse.
A few of my favorite haunts are, Antiques at 221 (which is just steps away from the inn) focusing on estate jewelry, fine watchers and furniture. They are also the VERY BEST place in the area to get jewelry repaired-hands down!
Roller Mills Antique Mall is located at 517 St. Mary St., here in Lewisburg. You could spend a very long time looking at all three floors of merchandise. A great variety here.
Walnut Dell Antiques, just outside of Milton, PA just off I-80 at Exit 15. The owner has a creative way of displaying and grouping items. A lovely shop with two floors of goodies.

A recent find was the Bucknell cheerleading print which was done by F. Earl Christy who was known for his All-American girl illustrations, many on postcards.  He was trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and this one was probably done in the early 1900’s.

To find out more about antiquing in the Lewisburg area, go to where you can also find a list of antique events in the area.  We are always happy to guide you in your quest for that special item. Enjoy and share with us your finds and treasure when you stay with us!  See you soon.

Grab and Go Breakfast

009                                                                                                          Need something really fast to get you energized for a busy day ahead?  Most of us have those days that we need protein for energy but do not have the time to make an elaborate breakfast during the week. Try this “Grab and Go” breakfast that you can also prepare the day before.  It’s called Muffin Frittatas and will please most of the fussiest eaters.    It’s also very versatile in that you can change the ingredients  to your liking or to provide variety.  Easy to prepare, delicious, and minimal calories (not to forget that), how great is that?

Muffin Frittatas

6 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1/4 t. salt

1/8 t. pepper

1 cup cheddar cheese (or other firm cheeses)

1 cup chopped zucchini (or try veggies such as spinach, diced potatoes, etc.)

1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper

2 T. chopped red onion

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper in medium bowl until blended.
  2. Add cheese and vegetables; mix well.  Spoon evenly into well greased muffin cups about 1/4 cup each.
  3. Bake in 350 degree oven until just set about 20-22 minutes.  Cool and remove.  Serve warm or refrigerate and warm in the microwave when ready to eat.

Makes six servings (two of the muffin frittatas) 163 calories per serving.

Top Ten Things—Campus Theatre, Restaurants and Shopping

NewCampustheatre75743442                                                                                                 Hey, all you movie fans! We are blessed with a real gem here in Lewisburg, the Campus Theatre, which opened its doors back in 1941 and is one of the last dwindling numbers of single screen art deco movie palaces in the country. (The whole history of the Campus is found on their website,

The Campus was purchased by Bucknell University and is maintained as a not-for-profit organization and went through a major renovation in 2011 updating major systems and seating, but retained the beautiful art deco paintings and the feel of the original structure.

Today the Campus offers a diverse mix of film programming including popular, fine art and independent films. The theatre is valued by the local community for its social, architectural, cultural and historical aspects of the community.

Free movies are offered by the Campus during the holiday season, some of which appeal to the young (and the young at heart). Come, sit and enjoy what movies used to be like!

Save time to savor some wonderful food at one of our areas finest restaurants, Elizabeth’s – an American Bistro is located directly across from the Campus.  Elizabeth’s is a true upscale bistro that serves food made with the freshest of ingredients. Their menu changes seasonally and the expression, “I have never had a bad meal there”, certainly applies!  Go to: for more information.  Come, savor, enjoy. Lewisburg also has many fine shops for finding that special something (more about that in a future post).  See you soon here at Copper Beech Manor.



Have you ever cut down your own Christmas tree? We have and its a really fun activity for the whole family. There are a number of places in the Lewisburg area to do just that!

We have several families that come to us each holiday season, enjoy all the shops and restaurants in Lewisburg to start their weekend, including freshly baked cookies at Copper Beech and hot chocolate and a delicious breakfast.  They then all go out, select and cut down their trees at a local farm.  Most of our local farms  have a wide selection of types of trees, ornaments, wreaths and crafts for sale. One such farm is Kohl’s Stony Hill Tree Farm just a short distance from Lewisburg. (Their contact information is: or call them at 570-437-3442.)  Most are open just weekends so check out their hours before traveling.

For other locations in our area, logon to:

Happy tree hunting, and as always we look forward to seeing you at Copper Beech Manor.





Christkindlmartsantamiff                                                                                                                                                            The 27th annual Christkindlmart beginning December 10-12, 2015 which highlights the German heritage of the community will be held in Mifflinburg, PA another charming central PA community just a short eight mile drive from Lewisburg. The earliest Christmas markets in Germany date back to 1434 when merchants set up their wares near the local churches to encourage community members to purchase gifts and food for the holiday.  Mifflinburg is transformed each year for three days to focus on those old world traditions of unique food and crafts.

You will want to check out cookies, German roasted nuts, strudel, pork schnitzel, bratwurst, knockwurst, and mulled wine just to name some of the delicacies available.  Be awed by glass ornaments  being blown by craftspersons and hand painted.   See the creation of spun trees (Spanbaume), turned trees (Krauselbaume) and for sale will be candle arches, Christmas pyramids and nutcrackers.

Entertainment both inside and outside takes place throughout the event. This is truly a unique event–not to be missed!  For more information, log onto or call 1-888-666-0877.


Heartland ChristmasCome to the Susquehanna River Valley to discover 15 wineries in the area and enjoy handmade gifts and wines from our region. Beginning November 21 – December 6 participating wineries present a special celebration of the season. A $10.00 ticket entitles you to receive a grapevine wreath, a different crafted ornament at each winery to decorate the wreath, 10% your wine purchase and a complimentary wine glass.
Online tickets are sold out, but you can still purchase a ticket at any one of the particapating wineries. For more information or details, visit the website at

Miracle on Market Street

holidays in lewisburg.jpg IIYou’ve heard the phrase, “There’s Still a Place”, well…that phrase applies to beautiful downtown Lewisburg, PA!  Here is the first of ten things to do in Lewisburg during the holidays. During the month of December there are many activities and events in the area to tempt even Scrooge.  Lewisburg has an atmosphere that encourages one to slow down and actually enjoy the holidays.

Beginning Friday, December 4 Lewisburg’s quaint shops will be open for “Late Shoppers’ Night” with cookies and hot chocolate often served right on Market Street or in many shops.  It lends a very festive air to begin the shopping season.  For more information and details about the specific shops, restaurants, etc., check out

A special holiday exhibit is opening on November 21 at the Packwood House Museum located just off Market St. in downtown Lewisburg.  The exhibit, “Redware and Holiday Exhibit” features redware in all shapes and sizes along with beautiful antique quilts in red and green.  Crafted by Pennsylvania German potters from the late 1600’s to the mid 1800’s, Redware is one of the oldest pottery techniques in the United States.  The Packwood Museum houses one of the largest collections in the region.  The exhibit will run from November 21 to January 9.  See for more information.

It’s that time of day here at Copper Beech Manor for fresh baked cookies to appear for our guests.  We don’t want to disappoint them.  It’s something to look forward to when you come and visit us.  See you soon.





The holidays are a wonderful time of the year and looked forward to all year by most of us. Lewisburg, as many of you already know, is a quaint community dotted with beautifully maintained Victorian homes and its characteristic “Lewisburg lights” (pictured here) are throughout the town.
What most may not know are the wonderful activities and events that visitors and locals can partake of during the holiday season in Lewisburg and the surrounding areas.

Feel free to contact us at Copper Beech Manor for more information or details about all the activities/events to follow.  We will also include links to help you gather further information.


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