A quick guide to assist you in planning your stay:
How far are you from New Hope, PA?
It is a lovely and very scenic 18 mile drive from the heart of touristy Main Street New Hope to our doorstep. Please allow 20-30 minutes driving time. We recommend the loop: Take Route 32 South (River Road, the scenic route) from our parking lot into the heart of New Hope. Enjoy an afternoon/evening before crossing the bridge into Lambertville, NJ to take Route 29 North (the faster route) for your return trip.
Will I need a car?
While there are many restaurants and activities within walking distance, most guests find that it is easier to enjoy the area with a car.
Do you offer complimentary parking?
We have 1 complimentary parking space per room rented. Trucks and oversized vehicles are restricted and may be asked to park in certain spaces or off-site.
Do you have an elevator?
We do not have an elevator. We do offer 3 first floor lodging rooms for guests who prefer no stairs.
Can I bring my pet?
We welcome small dogs (25 lbs. or less) in our Boat House accommodation only.
Do you welcome children?
Bridgeton House is most suitable for guests 18 and over.
How large is your property?
We are located on over a 1/2 acre – comfortably perched on the banks of the beautiful Delaware River. We offer riverside terraces, a riverside tea house, seating areas with fountains, a riverside cafe area, beautiful gardens, private riverside porches and our swim dock- you are sure to find a comfortable spot to relax and enjoy the view. We are the only riverfront hotel with direct river access in Bucks County.
What is included in your room rate?
You will find there is a lot of value in our room rates. Our rates include a multi-course, made to order breakfast menu, prepared by one of our professional chef’s and served by professional servers, our wonderfully restorative afternoon tea featuring homemade sweets and savories, imported teas, a glass of evening sherry, 24 hour access to our stocked butler’s pantry, concierge service, complimentary parking and wi-fi . We are foodies & our breakfast is so much more than a piece of fruit, a muffin & a cup of coffee. Our afternoon tea, hits it out of the park & again it’s not a cookie & a glass of ice tea- it is an event!
Are gratuities included in your room rate?
At Bridgeton House on the Delaware, we feel that a tip is a voluntary gesture of appreciation and we leave that to the discretion of our guests. Most of our guests do like to add something for our hard-working staff, so we do offer the opportunity to charge a gratuity to your room after breakfast each morning, and there are gratuity envelopes in the rooms.
Gratuities are added for large groups, inn buy-outs and events: 10% on lodging, 20% on dining.
What are your rooms like?
We offer a selection of rooms for almost every need & budget- our Classic & Deluxe rooms offer value for those on a budget or for those just needing a bedroom size room with a queen size bed, most have river views, with private porches. Our Premium & Luxury suites, are much more spacious, some over 900 square feet, with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs for two, oversized showers & king size beds. We have 2 buildings, each with three floors.
What are your most private rooms?
As with any hotel, the first floor will have more activity than the upper floors. Those wishing to avail themselves of all the amenities a full service hotel offers but with the privacy of an exclusive unit should choose our Penthouse, Boat House or Tree House. These rooms are above or away from the main areas & common spaces of our hotel.
What rooms have the best views?
The higher you go, the better the view. First floor rooms in the main hotel have pretty views of our gardens, the River & guest parking areas. Second floor rooms have unobstructed views of the gardens, River & bridge. The most sweeping views are those on the third floors which have the advantage of a high perch overlooking our dramatic setting.
Do you rent bikes?
We do not rent bikes; however; Bike Rentals are available from Delaware River Pedal & Paddle and they deliver them to you here at the inn. Please note that while the bikes are delivered to you here, the rental is through Delaware River Pedal & Paddle, an independent contractor (May through October). You will need to contact them directly to reserve, make payment and to ask questions. DelawareRiverPadalPaddle.com. You will find bike rentals in nearby Frenchtown, NJ, or if you prefer you can bring your own. This part of Bucks County is a haven for bike enthusiasts.
When is the dock in the River?
We try to have our dock in the river & accessible for guests Memorial Day through early Fall. The Delaware River is one of the last free flowing rivers in the country. It will rise & fall with rain fall. There are times when swift currents & high water require us to put our dock in flood position, restricting access. Guest & staff safety are always our priority.
Can I swim in the river?
Absolutely. You will find the stairs to our dock with swim ladder just steps from our back door – we even supply the beach towels.
Can I bring my kayak?
Yes you can and we highly recommend it in warmer months. You can launch at the boat ramp right next to the inn. If you don’t have your own, you can rent kayaks, canoes, rafts and tubes nearby. Guided Bike and Kayak Tours are available from Delaware River Pedal & Paddle starting right from our doorstep. These are guided bike and kayak tours where you will pedal the historic Delaware Canal Towpath and Paddle the beautiful Delaware River to experience picturesque Upper Bucks County. Group tours are offered on Saturday and Sunday. Private tours: a limited number of private tours are available late afternoon/early evening mid-week and on weekends. visit DelawareRiverPadalPaddle.com for more information or to make a reservation. (May through October). Please note that this is an independent contractor and you will need to contact them directly to reserve, make payment and to ask questions.
How far are you from the Canal Tow Path?
This wonderful State Park is located just steps from our front door. With 60 miles of path to explore, It is the perfect place for a casual stroll, bird and wildlife watching, a morning run or an afternoon bike ride.