Bucks County Playhouse :: Enjoy a Great Play & a Relaxing Stay

Bucks County Playhouse 

Some of the most illustrious performers have played the stage of the Bucks County Playhouse, many making second and third returns to this beloved icon and It’s history plays out like a rich theatrical performance. Located on the banks of the Delaware River, the original structure was built in 1790 by Benjamin Perry. It was a re-build of his mill – Hopes Mills –  which had burned to the ground. It was the newly christened New Hope Mills and it’s courageous owner that caused such inspiration that the village which had long been known as Coryell’s Ferry changed its moniker to New Hope. 

In the 1930s, New Hope Mills was facing certain demise when Kenyon Nicholson and area resident Moss Hart purchased the building with thoughts of creating a playhouse. By 1938 the renovations had begun. On July, 3 1939 the first staged performance of “Springtime for Henry” starring Edward Everett Horton was given. With that performance, the Bucks Playhouse officially became a summer theater where budding talent dreaming of Broadway began their careers to rave reviews. 

Starting on their path to stardom Angela Lansbury, Grace Kelly, Dick Van Dyke and Walter Matthau, among a host of other notables including Harpo Marks – who actually spoke during his performance – appeared on the now noteworthy stage. The Bucks County Playhouse kept the stage filled and audiences applauding until it’s door were sadly closed in 2010. But, like the proverbial cat with nine lives, The Bridge Street Foundation became its benefactor and they set about to restore the theatre to its former status as “America’s Most Favorite Summer Theater” and beyond that to stage year round events. 

Bucks County Getaway

Exactly 73 years and a day after it’s original opening, the theatre reopened its doors to new rave reviews. Tyne Daly and Andrea McArdle, just to name-drop, were just two of the faithful alums to return in support of the revitalization. Many new performers also joined on the stage, such as James Earl Jones, Bebe Neuwirth, Marsha Mason and Marilu Henner to name a few. The theatre is now thriving. It operates year round, and boasts of more than 50,000 audience members annually.

You can be one of the select audience members at this historical icon, while also enjoying a getaway from the stressors of life. A visit to Bridgeton House on the Delaware offers the perfect landing spot for your Bucks County Getaway. Add the Spring Playdate Package to your stay to enjoy discounted tickets to Bucks County Payhouse.

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Pennsylvania Wineries :: The Art of Winemaking


While one might not connect Pennsylvania with wine making, the state is home to more than 200 wineries, and to twelve wine trails. Pennsylvania’s wineries have a long and varied heritage of wine making. Pennsylvania’s moderate climate and its terrain allow it to provide outstanding growing conditions for a host of varieties of grapes. It is the diversity of soils which produces a unique blend of tastes in the wines.

The art of wine making, using vines including those that are native, hybrid varieties and/or artisan vinifera vines, allows for nuances in the wines produced in this area to please even the most particular palette.

Wine making in Pennsylvania

Wineries near Bridgeton House offer many different ways to get to know wine. For 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 who would like to toast a time away.

Alba Vineyards, founded in 1980 is based on simple, sustainable agriculture. A visit to this decades old winery offers reflects 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.

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.

Villa Milagro  earns its name as the house of miracles because of its spectacular views of the Delaware River. The winery employs sustainable practices and minimal inputs to grow their vines using pesticides and herbicides that are approved for organic use all while providing a protective habitat for native birds, plants and wildlife. Reservations are required for this haven of tranquility, as a tour of the vineyard, then the processing facility then a wine tasting with hot hors d’oeuvres is all a part of the experience.

Romantic Dinner on the Delaware River

These are just a sampling of the many wineries to wet the appetite for some fine wine. So, get away from life’s frenetic pace and come be introduced to one or more of the wineries of which Pennsylvania so proudly boasts. The beautiful Bridgeton House, in the heart of the state’s wine country, offers many possibilities for a relaxing repass while touring.

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Romance is in the Air :: Top 10 Romantic Inns – Bucks County

Bucks County Romantic Inns

Bridgeton House was recently named one of 2015’s Top 10 Romantic Inns by ILoveInns.com. We were chosen for this honor out of more than 20,000 inns world-wide.

So What is Romance? A recent survey suggested that for many there are four universal ingredients to the recipe for romance and Bridgeton House has them all:

– Serenity. After being welcomed by a friendly smiling face, partaking in a soothing afternoon tea and retreating to your room to enjoy a fireside nap, a nice jacuzzi bath, or just relaxing on you porch and taking in the view, you will find yourself at peace.

– Sunsets. Watching the sunset from your private riverside porch, while enjoying a picnic on the riverside terrace, or while dangling your feet from our private dock – it is sure to unleash your romantic side.

– Water. Bridgeton House on the Delaware, our name says it all. With the beautiful Delaware River as our backyard it is truly a romantic playground.

– Food & Wine. We have that too! With 3 chefs on staff, your taste buds are sure to be delighted. From a gourmet multi-course made to order breakfast, available riverside or on your riverside porch to our fabulous afternoon tea and our romantic picnics delivered to your door – ready to enjoy riverside. And that’s not all, we offer a wonderful cheese tray with complimentary wine and for the ultimate in romance guests may enjoy our private dining package which features your own personal chef for the evening. You can fully indulge your romantic foodie here.

Bridgeton House, named a 2015 Top 10 Romantic Inn by ILoveInns.com, cooks up the ultimate in romance year round.

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Traveling Solo – Take Some Time for You

Take some time to hang out with “you” — 

As Thomas Jefferson once said, “I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.” When alone, one’s sensory experiences are highlighted allowing one to notice little details. 

Delaware Valley








Singles who take a few days to visit the beautiful Delaware Valley at the Bridgeton House in Upper Bucks County, just North of New Hope, will have plenty to reflect on. They can take the time to savor the flavors – is there a hint of lavender in my cookie? Observe nature and wildlife while sitting on their riverside porch or taking a stroll on the nearby tow path. Turtles are often spotted sunning themselves on the bridge, blue heron hunting the shoreline of the river and canal, eagles nesting on the riverside cliffs and mergansers fishing near the dock.

Bridgeton House is also a great destination for those who want to dedicate some time to the things they love: photography, running, reading, writing and painting are just a few things that single travelers enjoy during their visit. If you are looking for a little pampering, no worries. You can treat yourself to a massage, have afternoon tea delivered to your room, or discover a local wine or delicacy. Do what you want, and forget the rest. 

World class dining is abundant in the area, but if you don’t like dining out alone, then stay in and have a picnic basket or cheese tray delivered to your room.

We know that when traveling solo, accommodations can make all the difference. The friendly staff at Bridgeton House will treat you like family and you will never feel alone. Whether you are looking for a great adventure or you prefer to take the slow road you will find it nearby: kayaking, hiking, shopping, relaxing, chatting with new friends, Bridgeton House has it all. 

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Pennsylvania Fall Foliage Colors on a Scenic Route in Bucks County

Pennsylvania Fall FoliageA 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.

Pennsylvaia Fall FoliageBridgeton 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.

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