A fall sunrise on the scenic Delaware River is quite magical as the soft light pierces through the low lying mist on the river and exposes the vignettes of colorful reflections dancing on the ripples in the river. The first cold front moved through late last week and ushered in a hint of the palette to come. The warm sunny days of October followed by cool nights will maximize the vibrant Pennsylvania fall foliage colors.
While many leaf peepers flock to see Pennsylvania foliage at its peak, the colors begin to creep South into the small towns of Bucks County and the Delaware River Valley – a new and exciting destination for leaf peeping. Mother Nature’s dazzling display is just a short 90 minute (or less) drive from New York and Philadelphia. At our New Hope bed and breakfast, you can enjoy the crisp air on your face, take in the panoramic views and revel in the brilliant fall color while strolling along the Delaware Canal Tow Path.
Bridgeton House is a great place to start your day with a hearty made-to-order breakfast (included in your room rate) before exploring scenic River Road and taking short detours to Bucks County Covered Bridges, Bowman’s Hill Tower, Lake Nockamixon and Ralph Stover Park. You may need more than one day to take it all in! Upon your return to Bridgeton House, you can relax and enjoy a respite of afternoon tea featuring homemade sweets and savories.
A picture may be worth a 1,000 words, but experiencing the beauty of Fall from your private riverside porch is worth a million.
There is a slight crisp nip in the air, just a hint of color on the tree covered hillside overlooking the peaceful Delaware River and my urge to harvest has been awakened. As the days continue to grow shorter, the shadows grow longer and the sunlight peeking through the trees is even more golden than on a hot summer day. A short drive lands me in the middle of one of my favorite local orchards that dot the scenic Delaware River Valley where trees now hang heavy and low with blushing fruit that has been kissed by the lingering warmth of the Autumn
I spend the morning strolling through the trees at Phillips Farm picking a sampling from a variety of apples and marveling at the beauty and tranquility that surrounds me. My mind is rushing with a wealth of ideas for my harvest – I can’t wait for that first crisp bite that sends the juices flowing down my arm like sap on a tree or to stir the pot of sauce that will be preserved for the coming winter days, not to mention the pie that will serve as dessert after Sunday dinner. Before departing I happen upon the pumpkin bin and my mind is dreaming again – of slicing into the warm pumpkin bread and snacking on roasted pumpkin seeds.
The afternoon finds me winding my way through the bucolic countryside, crossing one-lane and covered bridges while watching the yellow and red leaves dance their tango in my rear view mirror. I make my way to Solebury Orchards where I delight in the beauty of the bright colors of the Fall harvest against the lingering lush greens. As I sip on fresh apple cider and slowly savor the warmth of a freshly baked apple cider doughnut, I wonder what I treasure more . . . the scenery, the sweet smell in the air or that perfect apple that seems to jump to my hand as I reach for it.
Come discover the beauty of the Delaware River Valley for yourself! Book the Fall Harvest Package at our New Hope Bed and Breakfast and enjoy a complimentary artisan cheese tray and a bottle of wine.
The September sun is still high and warm in the afternoon and the river is oh so inviting. As evening approaches, the sun is a little lower in the sky and the sunsets are breathtaking. There are many ways to partake in the poetic beauty of this area of the Delaware River made ever famous by George Washington’s crossing in 1776. Guests of the Bridgeton House often spend their afternoons whiling away the hours swimming off the dock, exploring via kayak the rugged edges and small islands of the river, or floating in a tube or raft from one small town to another. A favorite way to enjoy sunset on the river is aboard the “River Otter.” Operated out of Keller’s Landing, just a short walk from Bridgeton House, the Saturday evening sunset cocktail cruise offers guests a memorable evening on the wild and scenic Delaware River. Once aboard you can enjoy light appetizers and beverages from the Riverboat Pub while Captain Dee shares a narrative about the river and surrounding area. For the perfect ending to your day: order one of Chef Karen’s Picnic Baskets and we will have it waiting for your return to be enjoyed on your riverside porch where you can watch the lights from the bridge twinkling on the water. Come, relax unwind and enjoy all that our wonderful river has to offer.
Our Private Delaware River Dock
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot August or September afternoon than a dip in the beautiful Delaware River. Bridgeton House is the perfect location to sit back, relax and swim off our very own private dock.
The gracious staff at our Delaware River Inn will provide the beach towels and great savings with our amazing End of Summer Savings Package. Guests joining us in Premium Riverside Room #8, Deluxe Riverside Room #4 or Deluxe Riverside Room #5 can enjoy the following deal:
- $25 off their first night
- $50 off their second night
- $75 off their 3rd night
That is a total savings of up to $150. This limited time offer is valid through September 10th, so call today to book your last minute getaway!
Hold your breath, squeeze tight with both hands as you rise up and find the courage to open your eyes. Now, let your spirit soar as you behold the beauty of the Delaware river and surrounding bucolic Bucks County countryside below. The early riser will experience the calm, sleepy beauty of this quiet river valley while enjoying the mystique of the mist rising from the river. Or choose to end your day sipping champagne and soaring over the ever changing colors on the river as the sun sets on the cliffs. A getaway to our New Hope, PA bed and breakfast on the Delaware is the perfect landing spot for your adventure. Located North of New Hope in beautiful Bucks County, here, you will find peace and tranquility blended with vibrant culture, local art, world class cuisine and all the amenities you would expect in a major city nestled against the backdrop of the beautiful Delaware River Valley.