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.
July – 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!
It’s still a little chilly outside, but the sun is warming, the days are quickly getting longer, the grass is peeking out from under snow mounds, the birds are singing and our guests (and staff) are warming their insides with Charlie’s favorite cake. Our chefs are always busy in the kitchen cooking and baking everything from scratch. Each week guests enjoy sampling sweets and savories from our kitchen including selections from favorite recipes such as Charlie’s favorite apple cake, Chef Pat’s famous lemon bars and brownies, Chef Karen’s liquor cakes as well as new recipes based on what is fresh and in season.
Charlie’s Favorite Apple Cake
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup orange juice
3 teaspoons vanilla
4 large golden delicious apples, peeled and cored.
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped fine
3 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, sugar, oil, orange juice and vanilla, beat for 2 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, chopped nuts and cinnamon. Put aside.
Turn half the batter into pan. Add a layer of apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and walnuts. Add the rest of the batter, top with the rest of the apples and cinnamon sugar and walnuts.
Bake for 1 and 1/2 hours until lightly brown. Cool on wire rack. Turn out onto cake plate when cool.