A Bucks County Summer Adventure on the Beautiful Delaware River

At the Bridgeton House on the Delaware one can plan to beat the summer heat in nature’s own water world of the pristine Delaware River boasting a host of summer activities fit for romance and fun. A Bucks County summer adventure getaway to beautiful historic Bucks County, PA allows one to enjoy that off the beaten path vibe without leaving behind all the luxuries one would expect on a bustling city stay. Join us at our New Hope area bed and breakfast and let the fun begin!

Spark Your Summer with an Adventure…

New Hope Bed and Breakfast The quaint village of Upper Black Eddy and the surrounding area serves up outdoor adventure around every corner. Spend the morning on your bike (or in your car) getting lost on winding country roads that lead to covered bridges, historic barns, stunning vistas and fabulous orchards where you can pick your own sweetness to enjoy on the spot or upon returning to the comfort of your riverside porch. Don’t forget to allow time for an ice cream break at some of our favorite creameries. To escape the heat of the afternoon sun, grab a beach towel from the back porch, slather on the sunblock and jump right into our refreshing river – tubes, rafts, kayaks and canoes can be rented nearby. Order a gourmet picnic basket and head out for an epic hike or leisurely stroll to take in the beautiful lighting of the fading evening sun.

Wine Tasting in Bucks CountyPrefer a little less adventure, or perhaps you are not the outdoorsy type? No worries, there is so much more than just the natural pleasures here . . . we have all the essentials to keep you as busy as you choose. Vineyard hopping, artsy shops, fine dining as well as just plain ole good eats, historic sites, museums, trains, planes, working farms, gardens, enough to fill your days and have you longing to return before you even pack your bags to head back home. And then there is that favorite pastime – relaxing riverside, sipping vino or enjoying a killer cup of Bridgeton House’s own locally roasted coffee.

To put together your perfect summer adventure, contact one of the knowledgeable  innkeepers at Bridgeton House who specialize in creating the perfect summer package to help you beat the heat.



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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Bridgeton House

certificte of excellence logoBridgeton House on the Delaware is pleased to announce that it has earned a 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. This award is presented to hospitality businesses that have consistently earned excellent traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. The certificate of excellence takes into account the quality and quantity of reviews submitted by travelers on the travel review site which features business including hotels/inns, eateries and attractions.

The Bridgeton House continually earns strong praise and ratings from their guests in all areas of review including location, rooms, service, sleep quality, cleanliness and value. While a minimum requirement of a four out of five bubble rating is required to qualify for the certificate, Bridgeton House has far exceeded this minimum with a maximum rating of five out five.

TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site**, offers advice from millions of travelers world wide and enables travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor notes that “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, February 2016

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The Delaware River – A Summer Recreation Haven

The beautiful Delaware River: we love to talk about it and we love to write about it. It is in our blood and it is truly our backyard thus sanctioning us the privilege to enjoy all of its splendor. It is difficult to choose a favorite activity so we arbitrarily share our favorites here.

Enjoy the gorgeous sunset along Delaware River near our PA inn.At our PA inn, we find that no matter the weather outside,  gazing at the river offers a placidity that is difficult to find in our daily hectic schedules. Viewing the sunset (best viewed from the bridge, dock or lower river terrace), watching the raindrops as they dance across the river’s surface (best viewed from our screened porches or the riverside tea house), or absorbing the warmth of the sun as it bounces from the ripples of the current onto our cheeks (best viewed from the dock or riverside patio) offers an easy path to peaceful relaxation.

On those days featuring brilliant blue skies, white fluffy clouds and sparkling sun rays, we prefer to be on the river if not in it. Kayaking is the easiest way to explore the river, local eddy’s and channels while offering a great upper body work-out. When afforded the opportunity to travel one-way, we grab a canoe or a tube to wile away the afternoon.Try kayaking along the Delaware River near our PA inn!

When we don’t feel like leaving the respite of the inn, we request a picnic basket from chef Karen to enjoy riverside. As the temperatures soar we grab a beach towel from the back porch and take a quick dip from the dock – oh so refreshing.

Leisurely fishing can be had off the dock, but to fulfill an angler’s bounty which may be inclusive of  smallmouth bass, stripers, walleye, shad and catfiish depending on the time of day and the season you choose, you may prefer to hire a river guide. Either way, a license is required.  If fishing is not your partner’s cup of tea – choose a bike ride along the tow path with views of the canal, river and amazing bird watching opportunities or perhaps a day at the spa?

For the perfect ending to  your days on the river, don’t miss a sunset cruise on the Bucks County Riverboat, a fireworks cruise in New Hope on select Fridays, or dining al fresco in a local eatery.

Take an amazing fireworks cruise along the Delaware River near our PA inn!

Knowing the river – its beauty and history as well as its hazards will provide you  many hours if not days of summer enjoyment. We recommend planning your trip on a weekday if possible – you will feel like you have the river all to yourself. Local liveries help visitors enjoy a safe trip with the necessary equipment, the convenience of shuttles from end to end, and words of advice that will make your river travel the best it can be.

And never forget your camera – we guarantee you will be snapping away!


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Exploring Bucks County Wine Country

Pennsylvania is most likely not the first state you consider when planning a winery tour so you may be surprised to learn that Pennsylvania is home to more than 200 wineries, and to twelve wine trails. Pennsylvania’s moderate climate and terrain provide excellent growing conditions for a host of varieties of grapes which accounts for Pennsylvania’s long and varied heritage of wine making.

Wine Tour Bucks County

The varied grape choices including native, hybrid and artisan vinifera vines coupled with the diversity of soils allow Pennsylvania vintners to produce a unique blend of tastes and nuances in their wines. Wines produced in the Bucks County, PA and Hunterdon County, NJ area are sure to please even the most particular palate.

Wineries near Bridgeton House offer many different ways to get to know wine. From the newly dabbling taster to the one who has an established wine cellar of their own, the richness of the area’s long history of wine making and wineries have something to offer anyone wishing to toast the time away.

Alba Wine BottlesAlba Vineyards, founded in 1980 is based on simple, sustainable agriculture. A visit to this decades old winery offers reflections on the area’s long-standing agricultural traditions, but with a new viticultural twist. The historic barn which now houses the winery and tasting room was originally constructed in 1850. Within the old stone walls, the aroma of fermenting and aging wine fills the air. A large showroom, tasting room and wine cellars tour are available. Visitors will also enjoy wonderful music and festivals on select weekends during the Spring, Summer and Fall.

With a long heritage of wine making, Sand Castle Winery was founded by brothers Joseph and Paul Maxian. The two were were born and raised in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, a region renowned for fine wine making, migrated to this country and brought the traditions of their native land with them. The vines are exclusively Vitis Vinifera, seedlings cloned from European stock. The winery began with 56,000 of these young plants painstakingly hand planted. Sand Castle relies entirely on its own harvest to produce their wine. Weekend visits will find you enjoying special events including wine & art, culinary education classes, wine and painting classes and much more.

Beneduce VineyardsBeneduce Vineyards, who borrows it’s name from it’s owners, employs a simple method to wine making:  “Do everything necessary to bring out the best in each individual batch of fruit.” This allows them to create unique award winning wines with distinct personalities that reflect both their vineyard source and the winemaker’s own style. While they offer a variety of wines intended to suit every palate, their main concentration is on aromatically intense, food friendly wines. With a spacious tasting room inclusive of indoor and outdoor seating – it’s a great spot to spend the day exploring their flavors by the glass or by the bottle. Cheese pairings are offered for a nominal fee and there are often wonderful events featuring live music and food pairings.

These are just a sampling of the many wineries to wet the appetite for some fine wine. For the true wine adventurer, you will find more than 20 wineries within a reasonable drive of the Bridgeton House. So, get away from life’s frenetic pace and come be introduced to one or more of the wineries of which Pennsylvania (& New Jersey) so proudly boasts. Our Bucks County bed and breakfast, in the heart of the state’s wine country, offers many possibilities for a relaxing repass while touring.

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Visiting Bucks County – Spend a few days or a week

When visiting historic Bucks County, guests will find they can spend a few leisurely days or they can quickly fill a week with fun, romantic, adventurous and educational things to do year round.

Kayaking on a visit to Bucks CountyThe innkeepers at Bridgeton House on the Delaware, along with helpful input from their many repeat guests, offer their recommendations to assist you in planning your visit.

Let’s start with dining as many guests come to the area just to enjoy the gastronomic delights of the region where you will find everything from a Zagat rated top seafood chef to a romantic and intimate dinner in the Chef’s home to locally sourced and organic offerings and some very special in-room dining options that allow you to make the most of your room with a river view. Add in the multi-course made to order breakfast and afternoon tea featuring homemade sweets and savories that are included in the room rates at Bridgeton House and your belly will be quite pleased.

For those wishing to whet their whistle with a wine or beer tasting, this area of Bucks County, PA and Hunterdon County, NJ will not disappoint. Alba Vineyard, Villa Milagro, Sand Castle Winery and Beneduce Vineyards are all within a short drive. The Ship Inn, New Jersey’s first brew pub is just steps from the inn, and Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, PA is a guest favorite.

Lover’s of the arts will want to take in a show at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA, the State Theater in Easton, PA, The Town and Country Players Performing Arts Center in Buckingham, PA, Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in Hampton, NJ or the County Theater in Doylestown, PA. Or, you may choose to enjoy the many art galleries that dot the small river towns that hug the beautiful Delaware River: Schmidtberger Fine Art in Frenchtown, NJ, The Stover Mill Gallery in Erwinna, PA and Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ are just a few local favorites.

If you are the adventures type, you will welcome the wealth of opportunities offered nearby including hiking, biking, water sports, hot air balloons, bi-plane rides, beautiful state and county parks, boat rentals, horseback riding and more!Sitting on the dock in Bucks County

History buffs will not want to miss a walk with one of our local park rangers, a visit to Fonthill Castle, the Mercer Museum or The Moravian Tile Works, a River Cruise with Captain Dee, a tour of local covered bridges, or spending a day at Washington Crossing Historic Park to name a few.

Whatever you are looking to do, the innkeepers at Bridgeton House on the Delaware are pleased to assist you in planning your extended stay on the beautiful Delaware River in scenic and historic Bucks County.

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