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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)
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.
Contact 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,
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
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.
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
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)
We 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 Jes
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
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
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
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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.
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
In 1999 we began an extensive renovation of the inn.
Click here for details and images of the