Lafayette purchases historic inn

The Lafayette Inn, now owned by Lafayette, is an elegant Georgian mansion first built by Elizabeth Wagner Leary in 1895. Over the years, it has evolved into an 18-room bed and breakfast.

In August, Lafayette purchased the Lafayette Inn, a historic bed and breakfast just a few blocks from campus. The College plans to continue operation of the property as an inn and make any needed renovations and upgrades over time— including, perhaps, just a little bit more maroon and leopard decor. “The Lafayette Inn plays a significant role in our campus community, College Hill, and the greater Easton and Lehigh Valley region,” says Audra Kahr, Lafayette’s executive vice president for finance and administration.“We are thrilled to keep the property operating as an inn that will continue to welcome community members, Lafayette families, and visitors to Easton.”