Welcome to our Inn(s). We have been hosting guests since we made our dream come true to be innkeepers in April 1982. Our inn is a "collection" of three 19th century houses, each with a Resident Innkeeper who has been with us for many years. We (Carl, Nadine and daughter Jessica) live in our own home in the back of our 2 1/2 acre property with our dog, Tootsie.
Our story combines early (under age 30) career changes, historic preservation, community participation, and a true interest in people, antiques and entrepreneurship.
Once upon a time Dinie ran statewide programs for senior citizens and Carl was a Project Director at a Princeton-based think-tank. Their alternative career in innkeeping grew rapidly to be a full-time commitment. After restoring the 1870 frame Wedgwood House, we purchased the neighboring Umpleby House in 1985 and doubled in size to meet the growing demand for overnight lodging and small business meetings.
We were also training aspiring innkeepers by now and operating our Apprenticeship Program as well: the oldest program of its kind in America. In 1990, Aaron Burr, another frame Victorian, was renovated, adding to our 'collection' enough rooms to accommodate family reunions and corporate retreats too. In 1994 a special 9 month project was successfully completed with the birth of our daughter, Jessica. Tootsie, a chocolate female lab, rounds-out our family. Tootsie follows in the paw prints of our beloved Jasper.
We cordially invite you to be our houseguest in Bucks County and to explore New Hope and its countryside as a traveler and not a tourist. Open year 'round and set on 2 private, park-like acres in New Hope's Historic/Dining/Shopping/Entertainment District, Dinie and I (along with our dedicated staff) look forward to sharing our warm, friendly and comfortable inn with you.
Cordially, Carl, Dinie and Jes
Carl was the keynote speaker at the Annual Alaskan BB/Inn
Convention, March 2006 which was held in Fairbanks, Alaska. He
also led a half-day Workshop for Native Alaskan Aspiring
Innkeepers. Carl also consulted with the staff of the Greater
Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau regarding trends in
travel and marketing.
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A Note from a Guest
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