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New Hope's 1870 Wedgwood Inn
An Inn for All Seasons
111 W. Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938
Altogether, 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.
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
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.
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Nadine and Carl , Innkeepers at Wedgwood & Umpleby House Inns of New Hope, Pennsylvania, were honored at the Annual Meeting of the Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau for their excellence in service and hospitality.
Hello Nadine and Carl,
Thank you for all the wonderful things you do to make our stay so wonderful! From the warm welcome, the chocolate treats (how appropriate for an Auto Show weekend), the delicious breakfast, and the Afternoon Tea time.
Here are a couple of pics we had taken with both of you and displaying the New Hope Auto Show Poster for 2013. We hope you can use it to post on your web site.
A Note from a Guest
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We always look forward to our visit at the Wedgwood Inn. Until next year, thank you!
I won't forget the St. John Magazine. I will send it to you when we get to St. John.
St John, US Virgin Islands
Innkeeping since 1982, Nadine and Carl Glassman have been sharing their inn responsibilities with daughter Jessica.
Innkeepers Jessica Glassman (U of Maryland ‘18) left, and Bridgett Newman (Duquesne ‘20) trim our fresh-cut Bucks County - grown Holiday tree in the Common Room at Umpleby House.
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. Below are 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.
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)
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