New Hope, Bucks County,
New Hope is a small bustling riverside
village, founded by William Penn in 1681, with an international reputation
as a thriving antiques and art center as well as the restaurant capitol of
bucolic Bucks County. The early English settlers named Bucks County,
known for its meandering country lanes, wooden covered bridges, and native
field stone farmhouses, because this area reminded them of their homeland,
Buckinghamshire. An all-American town, the region is still often compared
to the Cottswalds in England. Indeed New Hope and all of Bucks
County offer a serene destination for the sophisticated traveler.
Vista's that attracted the early English settlers and later the "New
Hope School" of landscape painters, are as inviting today as they
Located halfway between NYC and
Philadelphia this historic hamlet is only 10 miles off I-95 and 25 miles
from either Philadelphia International airport or Newark (NJ)
International airport. It is on the bus line from New York City and only
10 miles from the Amtrak train station (Trenton, NJ).
Friday Night Fireworks over the Delaware
Click here to learn
more about New Hope's free "Friday Night Fireworks &
Special Events" every Friday evening at 9:30 pm from
Memorial Day through Labor Day.
making your lodging reservations with us, ask your
Innkeeper for the best Outdoor bar / restaurant and/or
Boat Ride for viewing the Fireworks over the Delaware
View the fireworks
from our Inn!
Aaron Burr House is ideally located
steps from the village center and the Delaware River and canal and only a
block from the Lambertville- New Hope Free Bridge and all that Lambertville
has to offer. In addition, Washington Crossing State Park is only a
mile away. The 7 guest rooms and suites combine the period charm of
lofty windows, black walnut floors, brass paddle fans, antique
furnishings, original art and hand made quilts with such modern essentials
as private baths and air conditioning. Several accommodations also
boast fireplaces and oversized beds. The 19th century house has also
been independently rated and approved by Mobil Guide (3 stars) and AAA (3
diamonds) and has been featured in the Bucks County Magazine, The
Washington Post and on CNN Travel Show.
There is always something going on in the New Hope, Bucks County area to add enjoyment to your visit. Just ask us about the dates you have in mind. If you are flexible with your calendar, consider planning for some of these upcoming
events. Of course, if you give us enough time, we can almost always arrange for a private,
custom-designed tour or event.
arranging our private lantern–led ghost tour of New Hope. Not
only is the Inn delightful and the staff warm and welcoming, the
history of the house is amazing too. No wonder Aaron Burr fled to
New Hope for a week! We'd still 'hand around' too but there seems
to be enough ghostly going–ons around here already. Next year
we'll stay longer than 3 days though…"
||The Newman Family Reunion
|RE: Workshop for Aspiring Innkeepers at Wedgwood's
"Thanks for an informative and thought-provoking two days of your B&B/Inn Seminar for Aspiring Innkeepers. While
I haven't yet decided for sure that owning and operating an inn is what
I'm cut - out to do, your workshop helped me get a start on a plan for my further research and consideration. In addition to the topic areas you addressed, the visits to other inns and Inn Style Wholesalers and MillBrook Food Distributers
were especially enlightening. Thank you very much."
|| S. Goulding - Seattle, WA
The New Hope Area Chamber of Commerce
keeps a good year 'round events listing, by month.
Some other helpful links:
Wedgwood Inn and 1833 Umpleby House are featured in
"Slice of Surburbia - New Hope, PA and
by Christine Tarlecki
to read article
A very comprehensive web directory including New Hope history, attractions, the
local arts scene and more...
For other lodging options, view our sister inns website.
Also a member of the "Wedgwood Collection of Historic Inns", our
neighbor has 8 guestrooms/suites as well as a larger meeting space
(to 30). We often work together in hosting larger meetings/events.
Also a neighboring B&B that is a member of the "Wedgwood Collection", this inn
has 8 guestrooms/suites (some with kitchenettes), a Carriage House and meeting
space for 12 persons.
Great resource for both greater New Hope and neighboring Lambertville, NJ,
including nightlife, dining and a calendar of events.
Other favorite links and/or telephone numbers to local attractions include:
A special experience in New Hope
of New Hope and Bucks County - - bring your camera!
Below is a sampling
of Innkeeper Dinie's favorite back road and
off-the-beaten path things to do and authentic places to
eat and drink. Tell them "Dinie sent you" for some
special value-added benefits!
"Byers' Choice Factory Tour" of their "Christmas
Gallery" and world renown handcrafted and
painted Carolers and Kindles.
"Bucks County Food Tours" provides escorted
tours of the finest foods produced in Bucks County.
Examples include small-batch ice cream, pastured
meats, artisanal cheeses, baked goods and more.
"Bucks County Carriage Company" provides
horse-drawn carriage rides and yours thru town, or
to a secluded spot for a catered, gourmet picnic.
"Crayola Factory Tour and Hands -on Discovery
Center" demonstrates how a Crayola crayon is
molded, labeled and packed.
"Ghost Tours of New Hope"; discover the
history and mystery of the 'most haunted village in
the world' on this lantern-led walk through town.
Our Inns are included on the 'Bridge Street'
"George Nakashima Woodworking Studio and Compound"
is located on a scenic and secluded road and is a
National Historic Site. The artists' homes and
workshops are as inspired and beautiful as his
original furniture designs.
"Lavender Farm at Carousel Farm Estate"
offers tours of it organically grown lavender and
18th century stone barns and outbuildings.
"Outdoor Sculpture" at "Grounds for
Sculpture" offers self-guided and docent led
tours. Over 200 sculptures are on view in the park,
with many new additions added to the grounds
throughout the year.
"Outdoor Sculpture of Stella Elkins Tyler"
at Bucks County Community College features a
self-guided tour of 9 bronze pieces on permanent
display in the gardens throughout this lovely campus
(and her former estate).
Bucks County Winery/Brewery Tours are
customized, escorted and private, special tours. You
are driven in one of 3 sized vehicles that fit a
couple's or group's needs. Will pick up at our Inns!
New Hope Playhouse
- The reopening of Bucks County Playhouse
launches with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing.
July 2, 2012 — July 29, 2012
The TreeHouse, located less than one mile south of Wedgwood
Collection of Inns, provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for personal inspiration.
Offering movement and meditative arts classes such as yoga, pilates,
meditation and tai chi, The TreeHouse also invites you to expand your
horizons with life enrichment workshops, unique special events and even
Friday night candlelight classes. Custom day and group retreats are also
Guests of Umpleby, Aaron Burr or Wedgwood Inn receive a reduced guest fee with
their room key. Email us at:
for package information.
Energize, de-stress, enjoy!
Cornerstone Health & Fitness offers everything you need if
you're looking to fit in fitness and fun during your stay. Located less
than one mile south of Wedgwood Collection of Inns, you can get on the main floor for
your cardio and strength workout, or head into the Group Exercise Studio
for some of the most innovative and fun classes you'll find anywhere!
Try the Octagon Training System in The Training Room or take a ride in
the Spinning Studio. Personal Training as well as custom Group Fitness
Events available. Childcare and locker rooms on site. Guests of
Umpleby, Aaron Burr or Wedgwood Inn receive a reduced guest fee with their room key.
Email us at:
for package information.
- Elizabeth Gilbert's TWO BUTTONS Store
While in New Hope, visit Elizabeth Gilbert and Jose at their 2200
square foot warehouse of world wonders. A New York Times best
selling author and world traveler too, Elizabeth and Jose have
opened a space to sell some of their amazing, exotic, handmade,
gorgeous stuff! Opening hours vary week by week. Ask your innkeeper
for details, or go to
- Canoe/Tube/Kayak/Raft rentals
- David Library of the American Revolution
- Delaware Canal State Park of New Hope
- Fonthill Grand Castle Museum
- Freeman's Bike Shops Phone: 610.847.5506
- Locktender's House of New Hope
- Mercer Museum
- New Hope Canal Boat Rides
No More Barges but Plenty of Beauty,
The New York Times -
click here to read the article
- New Hope Steam Train Rides
- New Hope's Parry Mansion Museum
- Ringing Rocks State Park Phone:215.757.0571
- River Horse Brewery
- Sand Castle Winery
- Washington Crossing Historic Park and Wild Flower Preserve
- Wedgwood's InnSchool for Aspiring Innkeepers
- Witch Walk and Ghost Tour of New Hope Phone:215.957.9988
Take lantern-led evening walking tour and learn about the "ghostly
going-ons" in this haunted village -- and our Inn too. The 'sightless stare of
Aaron Burr' can still be seen...
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