The week after Thanksgiving, the inn becomes a haven of quiet. The river passes the season with beautiful browns & stark deep blues. Mornings are foggy as the water temperature is warmer than the air, some mornings we can’t even see the town across the river. But as the sun slow rises above the river the fog dances in a channel slowly rising, until it’s is whisked away by the warmth of the air.
We start soon after the Thanksgiving weekend decorating for the holidays. We begin with the twinkle lights on the river side porch, which gives the inn a ‘showboat’ look after dark. Wreaths are put on the doors, mantles & window sills are filled with greens. The transition is slow but oh so wonderful. Bringing the outside in to our New Hope inn.
The first three weekends are a slower pace, which we love. For the last several years we have had our Winter in the Country package. Since we started this package it has grown in popularity. We have our bonfire, which we have moved to the fountain patio, it looks fabulous from the riverside porches! Hot cocco & chef Pat’s marshmallows. Saturday afternoon sees cookie baking with chef Pat in the inn’s beautiful kitchen, guest love sampling & leave with our secret recipes. Sunday features champagne brunch, late check out, then wreath making with Mark Bryan at his wonderful shop. Later it’s more champagne & shopping discounts at Left Bank Home- such a wonderful shop in Frenchtown, NJ. Great fun & we hope you can join us, as we celebrate the season! Join us for your wonderful Christmas getaway in New Hope.