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Anyone can find a room in any destination, you don’t need us for that. But not everyone can find those special places with a particular charm to them. That takes time, tenacity and a special perspective. We try to find places that evoke a “wow” when you open the door to your room, places you’ll tell your friends about when you get home.

Inn at Bowman's Hill  |  Lambertville House
Woolverton Inn  |  Bucks County Cottage on the Delaware

Inn at Bowman's Hill
518 Lurgan Road, New Hope

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You are just a short distance from New Hope as you drive down a narrow country lane looking for the Inn at Bowman Hill, a two year old luxury B&B that is setting a new standard for accommodations in Bucks County. Suddenly the woods give way to a magnificent stone Colonial set on 5 beautifully manicured acres behind a tall iron fence. The setting is so idyllic that your pulse quickens in anticipation of what is to come.

Purchased initially as a private residence, Lynn and Michael Amery began to painstakingly restore the building and grounds. Somewhere along the way, they decided to use their travel experience to create an inn with the kinds of amenities they enjoyed when traveling. The result is a country house so warm and inviting that you'll find it hard to leave.

There are only 5 rooms, but they are large and magificently decorated in soothing shades of peach, green, blue and beige. Hardwood floors are covered with beautiful area rugs and king size feather beds are adorned with down pillows and blankets and luxurious bed linens. Windows and French doors are surrounded by custom draperies and recessed lighting casts a soft romantic glow over the room.  Fresh flowers add a delightful personal touch. All rooms have gas fireplaces, LCD televisions, DVD players, wireless Internet access and Bose radio/CD players. Italian tile bathrooms feature two person whirlpool tubs, glass showers, heated towel racks, Egyptian cotton towels, bathrobes and Gilchrist and Soames toiletries.

I particularly like the Pond Vista and Orchard Retreat rooms. Both have great views of the pond and forest and  private verandas.

You can enjoy afternoon tea and sandwiches on the outdoor Vine Terrace, the indoor Conservatory or on the Manor Terrace overlooking the pool. All great spots to curl up with a book and a glass of wine. A stone patio surrounds a free form pool, set on a bluff overlooking the gardens and a gazebo on the lawn, the perfect place to while away a summer day.

Not too many B&B's can claim someone trained at the spectacular Inn at Little Washington and current chef at the acclaimed Evermay on the Delaware as a culinary consultant. The result, produced by owner Michael Ammery is a truly memorable breakfast served in your room, in the dining room or on the terrace overlooking the pool. Freshly squeezed juices, fresh fruit and home baked breads and muffins start you off and the signature breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato, mushrooms, baked beans, sauteed potatoes and fried bread will fill you up for the day.

Among some delightful places to stay in the area, this wonderful inn has raised the bar....

RATES: Weekends; $335-$365 for regular rooms, $435-$595 for the suite. Mid-week rates are lower.

AAA 4 Diamond

"One of the Top 10 Most Romantic Inns in the Nation" American Historic Inns

To make your travel plans you can go to our Weekend Planner for all the contact information.

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Lambertville House
32 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ

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Lambertville House, a historic inn listed on the National Register of Historic Places sits a few blocks from the Delaware River in the heart of Lambertville. With 26 rooms and suites, this splendid facility has been welcoming guests for almost 200 years. It has retained the charm of its long history, but has been restored to present day conveniences.

Any place that has coffee and newspapers available at 6am and breakfast at 6:30am gets my vote as a good place to stay. But that’s not all there is to like here. The rooms, most with fireplaces, balconies and/or courtyards are beautifully decorated, very well maintained and of ample size. On our last visit, we stayed in the Queen Courtyard Suite, which had two rooms; a hot tub room with a fireplace and a bedroom with a fireplace, a separate bath with shower and an intimate balcony overlooking the courtyard. There was Internet access, turndown service with chocolates and even television speakers in the bathroom. A soft comfortable bed with luxury linens, thick towels and bathrobes all made this a delightful experience.

Enjoy a cocktail in Left Bank Libations, as cozy a bar as you will ever see, before heading out for the evening. Relax in comfortable easy chairs or plump couches inside or front porch or garden seating outside.

A “Continental Plus” breakfast, included in the room rate, is served every morning on the lower level.

Guests have the use of the Center Club, a fitness center, a short distance from the hotel.

Lambertville is a great little town just to walk around. Lots of little shops, antique stores, art galleries and restaurants all within a few blocks of this hotel.

RATES: Room categories include Premium Rooms, Queen bed, jetted tub ($189-$249), Luxury Queen, Queen bed, jetted tub, fireplace ($219-$279), Luxury Queen with Balcony ($239-$309), and the Courtyard Suite, Two rooms; a Jacuzzi room with two person hot tub and fireplace, bedroom with queen bed and fireplace, separate bathroom and shower($259-$345). King ($219-$279) and King Courtyard Suite ($259-$359) are also available and are slightly larger.

To make your travel plans you can go to our Weekend Planner for all the contact information.

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Woolverton Inn
6 Woolverton Road, Stockton, NJ

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High on a hill surrounded by 300 acres of spectacular countryside, the circa 1792 stone Woolverton Inn offers THE ultimate bucolic retreat from your everyday life. Sheep grazing in the meadow, deer prancing across the field, the scent of freshly mown grass or a roaring fire make this a wonderfully romantic weekend spot.

A comfortable veranda on which to sit and read, a stone patio to enjoy breakfast and eight rooms/suites and five cottages beautifully and thoughtfully designed and decorated create the feel of visiting a luxurious private country estate.

The breakfasts here are legendary with things like homemade apple cranberry turkey sausage, Grand Marnier French toast, freshly squeezed OJ and homemade blueberry lemon muffins.

Amenities include a full country breakfast (in bed if your prefer), afternoon refreshments, fresh flowers, CD players, featherbeds, terry robes, luxurious Egyptian cotton towels and linens and daily delivery of the NY Times.

My favorite rooms are Stockton’s Hideaway in the main building and the Audubon and Cotswold cottages. All have window seats with great views, fireplaces and whirlpools. The Cotswold also has a wonderful private screened in porch.

The Woolverton Inn and grounds are so comfortable and serene you will be tempted not to leave, but there is much to do in the surrounding area. It’s great to know, though, what you will be coming back to at the end of the day.

RATES: $140-$425 Weekends. Less mid-week.

To make your travel plans you can go to our Weekend Planner for all the contact information.

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Bucks County Cottage on the Delaware
699 River Road
Yardley, PA

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On a recent overnight to the New Hope/Lambertville area we enjoyed a wonderful alternative to traditional inns and B&B's, an absolutely charming little private cottage set on the banks of the Delaware River about 13 miles south of New Hope/Lambertville. It was so cozy and comfortable, we had to think twice about going out to dinner. Set on a couple of wooded acres with tall trees, gardens and great views of the River, this delightful cottage is the perfect getaway for a couple or even a family of four.

The attention to detail...to anticipating guests needs is remarkable, something we usually find only in 5 star properties. It runs the gamut from things you'll want (travel guides like Frommer's and Zagat, lists of restaurants and farmer's markets and activity brochures) to things you may need (umbrella, fly swatter, extra toiletry items) to nice touches (croissants, coffee, milk and fresh OJ for breakfast, cheese sticks to enjoy with wine and a delicious orange peel chocolate for a late snack). Firewood is stacked and ready to light in the fireplace and there are fresh flowers in most rooms. The kitchen table was set for morning breakfast with fresh flowers and a welcoming note. Wherever Emily or Alfred thinks you may not understand how to operate something, you'll see a little note explaining it. I can't think of anything they missed.

As a house, the cottage is small at about 700 square feet, but compared to a normal size room in an inn or B&B, it's huge, with plenty of space. The decor is colonial Williamsburg, furnished with 18th century reproductions, polished pine plank floors covered with colorful Oriental area rugs. Light colored walls are offset with dark hunter green crown moldings and chair rails. Outside the small but well equipped kitchen is the "tavern room" which has a single bed and pop-up trundle bed, a place to set up your laptop (free wireless) and contains all the area guides, lists and brochures you'll need to explore the area. You'll also find books, movies, and games here.

Down the hall is a good size bathroom that leads into the bedroom. Wonderfully thick and soft towels, terry robes, fragrant Yardley of London soaps and great shower pressure make this a terrific place to start or end your day. The bedroom has a queen size 4 poster bed with a canopy and luxury linens and dark wooden blinds keep out the morning light.

We woke to a rainy,dreary day, but delicious granola, hot coffee and a roaring morning fire made it bearable. We had a marvelous time here and can't wait to go back.

RATES: $195 per night with a 3 night minimum. $300 refundable security deposit. Credit cards accepted.

To make your travel plans you can go to our Weekend Planner for all the contact information.

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