Haag’s Hotel

Haag’s Hotel
5661 Main Street
Shartlesville, Pennsylvania

 

Just off Interstate 78 – along Old Route 22 “The Hex Highway” – you’ll find the wonderful Haag’s Hotel. On the day that I took these pictures, the restaurant wasn’t open … but I plan to return for one of the “Bikers’ Breakfasts” this summer and I’ll take you inside for some additional pictures! I had breakfast here a few years ago and the food was fantastic.

The original Haag’s Hotel (built in the early 1800’s) was destroyed by fire in 1914 and the present building opened for busines in 1916. To date, 6 generations of the family have made it their pleasure to welcome travelers and to serve their famous Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine!

In addition to the bar and restaurant, Haag’s offers 7 guestrooms, a separate banquet facility with seating for up to 300 people, and a huge outdoor pavilion for outdoor events.

I love the fabulous vintage signs and the old gas pump that still sits along the roadside. Back in the day, you didn’t pull into some sissy fueling bay … you simply drove up to the curb 🙂

At first, I wasn’t sure what the object below was. My guess was that it was an air compressor (or what I typically call a “tire thingy” – much to “Mr.” RoadsideWonders’ chagrin).

Underneath all of that white paint, there is a plate embossed with: Brunner Manufacturing – Utica, New York. Good old Google tells me that Brunner did, indeed, make air compressors in the early 20th century. Therefore, I was correct it is a “tire thingy”!

If you go:
Although I believe that the bar is open daily, the dining room is currently only open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 7 am to 11 am. If you plan to visit, call 610-488-6692 to confirm hours; or visit their website at www.haagshotel.com

Other “roadside wonders” in the area:
–  Cabela’s in Hamburg, PA
–  Roadside America Miniature Village
–  The mysterious Riverboat Saloon