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111 W. Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938  s  215-862-2570  s  stay@WedgwoodInn.com


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Inn History

Unique Features

Your Hosts

Our Other Inns

Inn Renovation

The Environment

The Inn

New Hope's 1870 Wedgwood Bed and Breakfast Inn is a gracious Wedgwood-blue colored Victorian "Painted Lady."  Wedgwood blue colored walls and trim and authentic Wedgwood china is found throughout the Wedgwood Inn. Wedgwood Inn is named after Englishman / inventor Josiah Wedgwood, and he spelled his name Wedgwood, not Wedgewood.   The Inn looks great in all four seasons and is the subject of choice for many photographers and painters. The original portion of the Inn once served as a camp site for General George Washington and 1200 Continental Army soldiers in December 1776, just prior to the famous Christmas Eve Crossing of the Delaware River (which took place a few miles from the Inn).

Today the Wedgwood combines Victorian splendor with such modern amenities as 2 person Jacuzzi tubs, Fireplaces, and complimentary wireless internet connections. We serve both corporate and leisure travelers and also host business meetings and special events. 

The inn is set on 2 private acres of a park-like setting with flower-lined brick walkways leading to two gazebos and a hammock, yet just steps from New Hope's historic and vibrant village and the walking bridge to Lambertville and nearby Princeton, New Jersey.  To view images of the Village of New Hope, click here

We are located on the Express Bus Line to NYC and are open year 'round!  To make an online Reservation Request, click here

Vie from my breakfast table at Wedgwood Inn" Dr. Ron G.Days begin with a generous home baked breakfast and ends with a tot of Carl's secret-recipe Almond Liquor and chocolates at your bedside.  Coffee is available at 7 am and breakfast is served daily from 8:30 - 9:45 am on Wedgwood china, of course in the Wedgwood's expansive Breakfast Room (we have tables for 2, 4 and groups of 8) and on our covered Victorian Porch.  If you prefer, you may request Breakfast delivered to your guest room or your private porch (with advance notice).   An early Breakfast Tray can also be arranged in advance. Best peach bread,bed and breakfast recipes,Wedgewood bed and breakfast inn,New Hope historic inns,Bucks County lodging - photo by Eli Reeder - www.er-imaging.com

To view some of our most requested recipes, click here.

The Guest Pantry is accessible 24/7.  A refrigerator, hot and cold beverages, just-baked goodies, hard candies and fresh fruit are available throughout the day.  Afternoon Tea is served on Saturdays and Holiday Sundays. 

"View from my breakfast
table at Wedgwood Inn"
Dr. Ron G., NJ  (8/26/11)

Unique Features

Accommodations

Features

Services
  • 8 Guest Rooms
       6 with Queen Beds
       2 with King Beds
       4 Jacuzzi Suites
       8 with Fireplace
       3 with Private Porches

  • Private Baths en Suite

  • Child Friendly (limited)

  • Pet Friendly (limited)

  • Pool, Tennis and Health Club Privileges (fee)

  • 2 acres of Lawns & Gardens

  • Gazebo & Victorian Porches

  • Smoke-Free Environment

  • Off-Street Parking

  • Meeting Room for 3-30

  • Common Rooms Exclusively for House Guests

  • Handicapped Accessible

  • Hard-wired Fire Alarm monitored by a Central Station

  • Open Year Round

  • Refreshments on Arrival and available all day.

  • Saturday Afternoon Tea

  • Continental Plus Breakfast

  • Guest Refrigerator & Pantry

  • Cable TV (8 of 8 rooms)

  • In-room Telephones and Voicemail

  • Wireless Internet Access

  • Air Conditioned

  • 24-hour Resident Innkeeper

The Wedgwood Inn also offers free local calling from your room phones, and intercom capability between rooms too. In addition, we have free WiFi access from your sleeping room, all our public rooms as well as from our Victorian porches and Gazebo.


Rated 3 diamonds (AAA)
and 3 1/2 stars (MOBIL Guide)


Voted "Inn of the Year" by readers of inn guidebooks published by Lanier International  Ltd.

 

To read recent Guest Comments and view images of the Inn taken by guests, Click Here: Pillow Talk and Pictures

If you're looking for a true "home away from home" for a get-away, look no further than these beautiful Inns in beautiful Bucks County. The Wedgwood Inn, the Umpleby House, and the Aaron Burr House are all owned by the same lovely family, and they and their staff go out of their way to make your stay a welcome one. Clean rooms filled with antiques, as well as private baths await you in a beautiful setting within blocks of downtown New Hope and Lambertville, NJ.

We've been to these Inns many times over the past two years, and won't stay anywhere else now! It's that nice! They serve a home made breakfast every morning to the guests, and they also have out other snacks like cookies or fruit for during the day.

They provide a wealth of information about Bucks County to help you get around and see everything in case you're there for sight-seeing. If you're there to just relax, you've picked a great spot! I can't recommend these inns enough; an outstanding get-away from beginning to end, and one we're sure to go back to time and time again! Kudos to the proprietors, Dinie and Carl for such a lovely set of inns!
    - Allan and Gabie (Reston, Va)
(as seen on TripAdvisor.com too)

"SleepHereNow" travel bloggers Katie and Jesse recently uploaded this video onto YouTube about the Wedgwood Inn of New Hope and our adjacent Umpleby House and Aaron Burr House Inn. Click here to view.

 

Wedgewood Inn, New Hope bed and breakfast inn lodging in New Hope, Bucks County, PA, Horse drawn carriage rideContact us to arrange for special services such as an In-Room Massage or a visit to a Day Spa, a custom Gift Basket or Snack Tray, a Special Flower Arrangement,  a Horse Drawn Carriage Ride or a Hot Air Balloon Ride.  We can also arrange for a Day of Golf.  We have yet to receive a special request we could not meet!

Carl is the co-author of the book How to Start & Run Your Own B&B Inn, now in its second edition.  For information about Seminars and Apprenticeships for aspiring innkeepers by Wedgwood's InnSchool, click here

We are active participants in the New Hope Outdoor Show and Walking Tour.  Click the following link to view some of the monumental pieces that have been displayed on our grounds (both past and present).  View Sculptures

Veteran hosts, we love innkeeping and we love New Hope. We cordially invite you to be our houseguest in Bucks County and to explore New Hope and its bucolic countryside as a traveler and not as a tourist.

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Your Hosts

Innkeeper, Carl Glassman, 1870 Wedgwood Collection of Inns, New Hope, PA - Bed and Breakfast Lodging in Bucks CountyInnkeeper, Nadine Glassman, 1870 Wedgwood Collection of Inns, New Hope, PA - Bed and Breakfast Lodging in Bucks County

Welcome to our Inn(s). We have been hosting guests since we made our dream come true to be innkeepers in April 1982.  Our inn is a "collection" of three 19th century houses, each with a Resident Innkeeper who has been with us  for many years.  We (Carl, Nadine and daughter Jessica) live in our own home in the back of our 2 1/2 acre property with our dog, Tootsie.  All together, Wedgwood reflects the 1980's evolution of B&Bs in the United States.  It is often referred to as a 'quintessential American inn'.  Our story combines early (under age 30) career changes, historic preservation, community participation, and a true interest in people, antiques and entrepreneurship. 

Once upon a time Dinie ran statewide programs for senior citizens and Carl was a Project Director at a Princeton-based think-tank.  Their alternative career in innkeeping grew rapidly to be a full-time commitment.  After restoring the 1870 frame Wedgwood House, we purchased the neighboring Umpleby House in 1985 and doubled in size to meet the growing demand for overnight lodging and small business meetings. 

We were also training aspiring innkeepers by now and operating our Apprenticeship Program as well: the oldest program of its kind in America.  In 1990, Aaron Burr, another frame Victorian, was renovated, adding to our 'collection' enough rooms to accommodate family reunions and corporate retreats too.  In 1994 a special 9 month project was successfully completed with the birth of our daughter, Jessica.  Tootsie, a chocolate female lab, rounds-out our family.  Tootsie follows in the paw prints of our beloved Jasper . . .(click here to read poems to Jessica and Jasper)

Your Host, Dinie, The Wedgwood Inn Bed and Breakfast Lodging, New Hope, Bucks County, PAWe cordially invite you to be our houseguest in Bucks County and to explore New Hope and its countryside as a traveler and not a tourist.  Open year 'round and set on 2 private, park-like acres in New Hope's Historic/Dining/Shopping/Entertainment District, Dinie and I (along with our dedicated staff) look forward to sharing our warm, friendly and comfortable inn with you.

Cordially, Carl, Dinie and JesNew Hope Bed and Breakfast Inn Innkeepers, Carl and Dinie Glassman

P.S.  Nadine's cousin Zackary Solov and his partner, New York Times arts critic John Martin, were very much a part of the musical theatre scene in New Hope from the 1950s through the 1970s.  Read more about this talented dancer and choreographer at www.SolovFoundation.org.

Carl was the keynote speaker at the Annual Alaskan BB/Inn Convention, March 2006 which was held in Fairbanks, Alaska. He also led a half-day Workshop for Native Alaskan Aspiring Innkeepers. Carl also consulted with the staff of the Greater Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau regarding trends in travel and marketing.

Dinie and Jessica accompanied Carl on this 12 day "working vacation" to the frozen interior of northern Alaska. Click here to view some images of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). We had a great extended stay at www.MinnieStreetBandB.com, flew over the Artic Circle in a small prop airplane with www.Warbelows.com, had a great day mushing through the countryside with www.sleddogadventures.com and followed the Ididarod Trail Sled Dog Race www.Iditarod.com in real time in the daily newspapers.

Layering is not a 7 - layer cake during winter in northern Alaska! Click here for all your travel planning needs to Alaska's interior www.explorefairbanks.com

Thinking about owning real estate in New Hope?  Click here for professional help.

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Our Other Inns

The 1870 Wedgwood Bed and Breakfast Inn is one of three properties in the Wedgwood Collection of Historic Inns.  We have been called the "quintessential American B&B's," known for friendliness, warm hospitality and attentive service.


1833 Umpleby House

Adjacent to the Wedgwood House is our Umpleby House, a circa 1833 Classic Revival plaster-over-stone manor house, on the National Registry of Historic Places.  Each one of the inn's eight guest accommodations has a distinct personality.  Rooms are graced with fresh-cut flowers all year long and are hand-painted / stenciled by a New Hope artist. Guest rooms feature antiques, original art, scented English soaps, plush towels, extra pillows plus brass ceiling fans, and some have private porches, 2 person Jacuzzi tubs, and/or fireplaces. 
Click Here for Umpleby House website


1873 Aaron Burr House

Across the street is our Aaron Burr house, an 1873 “Painted Lady,” one block from New Hope's center in historic Bucks County.  Each one of the inn's seven guest accommodations has a distinct personality, hand painted / stenciled by a New Hope artist and features antiques, private bath, and air conditioners. All have Queen or King size beds, most have brass ceiling fans, and some have four poster lace canopy beds and/or fireplaces.  Serving business and leisure travelers since 1990.  Ideal for small business meetings and special events under 20 people.
 Click Here for Aaron Burr House website

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Inn Renovation

In 1999 we began an extensive renovation of the inn.  Click here for details and images of the construction.

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