Escape the Ordinary near New Hope

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Our guests often share musings with us of their ordinary days . . .

How their eyes continually shift as they sit in the boring, I mean board room hoping the sun will find a tiny opening in the shade and seek them out. They daydream of basking in sun rays upon their face even if briefly. Just as the rays finally dance across their nose, and a smile crosses their lips someone notices. Their gaze returns front and center and the corners of their mouth quickly return to a flat line. Now the heart is pounding and the focus lost. What did I miss? Did my boss see my mind wandering? Oh no, oh no, oh no. I must focus, I must focus ahhhh how I wish I was relaxing by a river somewhere at a boutique hotel near New Hope.

They push the button and the door opens, backpacks are flung inside and a hockey stick grazes the back of their head. “Sorry Mrs. Young” they hear as they watch the mud filled cleats brush across the seats one by one until the door starts to close. As they begin to drive they hear the crunching of energy bar wrappers and the pop of the drink bottles and there it is  – a plethora of junk food crumbs and spatters strewn from floor to ceiling. The smiles and laughs make it all worth it, well most days anyways, other days they secretly wish for an escape.

These are the stories we love . . . those of an ordinary day, the ones that often include hints of the crafty plotting of an escape.

We invite you to throw caution to the wind and “Escape the Ordinary” this Spring to Bridgeton House on the Delaware where otherwise ordinary days become extraordinary. Come relax, unwind and reset – you will find plenty to do, unless you prefer to do nothing and that can be arranged too!

Visit our specials page to find some amazing special offers to entice you to “Escape the Ordinary”. Choose your favorite offer and let our innkeepers assist you in planning your perfect getaway.

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Excuse this interruption to your busy day, but it’s time to plan your favorite getaway

As you gaze out the window at the gray skies above and the barren branches swaying in the wind, you feel the gradual soft down turn at the corners of your natural smile and your heart longs for just a hint of sunshine to come wash away the winter blues. It is at this moment that we recommend taking some time out of your busy schedule to plan your getaways for the year. Spring is not far away now and planning a New Hope area getaway is sure to boost your spirits with the anticipation of memorable moments yet to be created.

Now that you have determined the best time to plan your visit is NOW, what next? Let us present some favorite festivals, weekends and inn secrets to assist you . . .

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Shad Fest – April 29-30: Always the last weekend in April since 1981, this world famous award winning festival is a great way to welcome the return of warmer weather. Spring blossoms are in full bloom as the shad make their way up river and locals and tourists alike gather to share in the delicacies of this large herring while perusing collections from local artists and purveyors and enjoying a lively variety of music and activities.

  • We recommend the shad & shrimp fritters.

AKC Dog Show at Tinicum ParkMay 6: This staff favorite takes place the first weekend in May every year. One of the top 5 dog shows in the U.S.  – this outdoor show is a rarity and widely considered one of the most beautiful show sites in the nation. Dog fanciers will truly delight in the beauty of these amazing animals and the surroundings. You can also pick up a few treats for your furry friend back home.

  • INNsider tip: arrive early on Saturday to enjoy the greatest variety of breeds.

Strawberry Festival Bucks County

Strawberry Festival – May 20-21 and Strawberry Picking Season: May into June is generally the best time if you wish to experience some of the sweetest berries. There are multiple nearby farms that offer pre-picked or pick you own – a great way to spend the morning before winding your way through the beautiful colors of late Spring to Peddler’s Village where visitors enjoy a village wide strawberry celebration.

  • Our favorite: Pick-your-own at Trauger’s Market.

Tinicum Art Festival – July 8-9: This favorite Bucks County tradition for 68 years returns to the shady grounds of Tinicum Park every year on the 2nd weekend in July.  The centerpiece of this festival is the art barn featuring fine works from over 180 local and regional artists. In addition to the art barn guests will enjoy searching for treasures through the offerings of over 130 fine artisans, relaxing under the huge oak trees while filling a bag with classic books from the book wagon, or enjoying the live entertainment on stage.

  • Tip from the INNsider: the pies from the local church table are a must and worth every calorie!

Bluegrass & Blueberries – July 15-16: We all know New Jersey is famous for blueberries so why would you come to PA? Simple, we are literally right next door so the climate is the same and the fruit equally delicious. Peddler’s Village will be holding a Bluegrass & Blueberries Festival on July 15, 16.

  • Our Chef’s love blueberry picking at Philips Farm Market in nearby Milford.

Breweries in Bucks County

Fonthill Castle Beer Fest – August 26: When the warm days of August are upon us, what better way to spend an afternoon than enjoying beer samplings from 25 area breweries, with live music and a light fare menu.

  • INNsider tip: Opt for the first tap VIP ticket.

Of course this is just a small sampling of all there is to see and do in beautiful Bucks County. A visit to Bridgeton House is like Summer Camp for adults. Our seasoned innkeepers will be happy to assist you in planning your perfect getaway.

  • INNsider tip: For best rates plan to visit Sunday – Thursday.
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Here is to a Wonderful 2017!

In 2016 we were awarded a few exceptional accolades. We are humbled and grateful for the honors. We hope that you will join us in 2017 to experience a romantic getaway on the Delaware.

15 Best Honeymoon Destinations

Country Living Magazine ranked our New Hope boutique hotel as #4 out of 15 beautiful properties across the US.

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6 Lake and Riverfront Getaways in the US

The Huffington Post ranked our inn as the #3 out of 6 of the top riverfront or lakefront properties in the US.

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The 3 Weekend Trips You Have to Take This Spring

Pure Wow picked only three top locations that provide the best getaways from NYC.

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House Beautiful ranked our New Hope area boutique hotel #4 out of 15 properties providing an incredible honeymoon experience.

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Don’t take their word for it! Come experience our riverfront inn for yourself!

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New Hope Inn Recognized as Top Riverfront Getaway

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Our New Hope inn was recently recognized as one of the top lake and riverfront getaways by the Huffington Post. We are thrilled to have a spot on such a wonderful list of places to enjoy a comfortable stay along the water. We may be biased, but in our opinion, the Delaware River is the most beautiful place to spend an unforgettable vacation.

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Pack your bags for the water and enjoy a fall getaway or take note and start planning your kick-off summer trip for next year! It’s never too early to start anticipating paradise. No matter what the weather brings, the river always offers comfort and a peaceful atmosphere for ultimate relaxation.

New Hope inn - top riverfront getawayJoin Us in Upper Black Eddy & Enjoy…

  • Whirlpool tubs
  • Amazing river views
  • Luxurious feather beds
  • Cozy fireplaces
  • Gorgeous sunsets over the water
  • A glass of wine on the river terrace
  • Refreshments on the screened porch
  • A kayak adventure along the tree lined riverbank
  • A refreshing swim
  • Romantic picnics
  • And more!

All within 20 minutes of New Hope, a unique village described by the Huffington Post as vibrant and artsy.

Don’t forget to check out 6 Lake And Riverfront Getaways.

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Bucks County PA’s Finest Fall Color Getaway

Despite the rave reviews for a fall foliage tour of New England, it is Bucks County, PA that holds the secret hidden gem of the finest fall colors. The hills and valleys of the quaint Delaware River towns of Bucks County are transformed into a veritable kaleidoscope of colors in the cool of the Autumn days. Maples and oaks are in their splendor as they are splayed across the county.

As you make your way through Bucks County, even on a grey day (which offers a splendor all of its own), one can relish in the artist’s palette of colors while winding your way to the charming boutique Bridgeton House on the Delaware. Take a few days and settle in for a most romantic Bucks County fall getaway. In the gloaming of the evening, the view from any of the private porches at this most enchanting inn will thrill even the most discerning traveler. Find yourself lucky enough to be staying mid-month when the Hunter’s Moon arises over the river, adding a soft glow to the vivid color and you will know you have hit the jackpot.

Taking in the fall hues can be done in a veritable array of ways as creative as the colors to be seen. From walking to riding, from floating through the skies to trekking the hills, no view in Bucks County in the fall is any less beautiful than the next.

A view of trees in the fallIt is simple to satisfy your cravings of Fall . . . that tugging at your heart strings for long walks through the chilly air, snuggling by a fire and a sense of togetherness with the one you love during your Bridgeton House getaway.


Visits to local orchards for apple picking and pumpkin picking, sampling fine local wines and local Fall festivals all combine to create a luxurious visit with fine food, panoramic Autumnal views and a picturesque adventure that cannot be topped anywhere in the world.

If you have yet to be swayed to book today, check out this very special and exclusive package to help enhance your visit. Come, Fall in love.





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