Autumnal Ritual: Apple Picking

Solebury Orchards pick your ownThere 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 New Hope apple pickingeven 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 phillips farm njfor 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.

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Enjoy the Sunset on a Delaware River Cruise

Delaware river cruise

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.

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Swim Off the Dock at Our Delaware River Inn & Save Up To $150!

Swim in the Delaware River

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!

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Take To The Sky In A New Hope, PA Hot Air Balloon Ride

New Hope, PA Hot Air Balloon RideHold 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.

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Summer . . . and the living is easy!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJuly –  the air is warm, the sun high and the river welcoming. We start our days with breakfast on the back porch overlooking the river. And while the surrounding area offers a wealth of things to do, our favorite afternoon activity is cooling off with a dip in the river, beach towels provided at our back door for your convenience. Kayaking, canoeing, tubing and rafting are also favorite activities for our guests this time of year – you can bring your own or we can recommend rentals nearby. To complete our day-long river experience, we enjoy dinner on our private riverside porch some days and enjoy a delightful picnic riverside other days. When feeling very romantic, we opt for the dock or riverside tea house set-up, complete with candlelight for enjoying picnics. It’s summertime on the river and the living really is easy, so jump in and enjoy!



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