This B&B is a beautiful old estate on a lovely expansive property. It is on a quiet street very close, but not walking distance into town; I enjoyed feeling like I was in the country so the driving was no problem (one warning...the meters in town are .25 for 15" and the time goes by quickly!). The Alpacas are a darling and fun attraction to the estate; you are given food to feed them which I quite enjoyed. Terry kindly received me at 2:30, even though the email that comes to confirm one's reservation states, in capital letters, that check in (3pm) and check out times (11am) are strict. She was a very nice and accommodating hostess and helped to orient me to the town w/ a map that she gave me. The ladies that work in the kitchen w/ her were very pleasant. I did feel that she was possibly short staffed, ie. the same woman who was helping w/ breakfast was sent over to my room to clean up a bit as she was not available later in the day (I wanted some private time after breakfast and there was no "do not disturb" sign.) I stayed in Barn Suite 1 so I did not take advantage of the beautiful sitting room in the main bldg. The Suite was nicely appointed; warm colors and decor. It was very clean. I enjoyed the back patio. However, I ran into some problems. The mattress was too firm for me and the pillows were lumpy. The linens were soft but worn and the quilted comforter very heavy. The towels were alright, not thin but not thick. The bedside lamps needed brighter bulbs as there is no overhead light (which I didn't mind, but was a bit hard to read in bed). The corkscrew didn't work for the complimentary bottle of wine (I've never met a bottle of wine I couldn't open). The TV remote only works for the cable; the TV itself has to be used manually. Even though the phone number to reach someone for help was posted in the main house; it would be better to put the number on the same card that Terry gave me w/ the door code. This way one wouldn't have to leave their room for help. The bathroom is a nice size and the jacuzzi tub great. The shower had jets and the water heated up very fast. The bottom part of the wall attachment that supports the shower head was not firmly attached. The little pantry comes w/ useful amenities and standard coffee supplies. Breakfast is served from 9 - 9:30 only; I found this somewhat restrictive. The DR is very pretty. The food was ok; the portions just enough. Speaking of food; I stayed here using Living Social and it included a $50 certificate to Anton's...fantastic place!!! I cannot stay again as my budget would not allow it and I honestly think it is overpriced, esp. given it's Registry Status.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chimney Hill Estate & Ol' Barn Inn is a lovely quaint country estate located above the charming historic riverside towns of Lambertville, New Jersey and New Hope, Pennsylvania. Enjoy the excellent selection of restaurants - Anton's Swan, Brian's, Hamilton Grill, Ricks Cafe, Triumph Brewery, Marsha Browns. Plenty to explore everyday! Enjoy a couples massage at Zanya's or Nurture Day Spas. Visit the Bucks County Theater, Shop at Peddlers Village, Explore the Golden Nugget Flea market for a rare treasure, don't forget Rice's Market every Tuesday! If you love the history visit our Washington's Crossing, or take a tour of our local vineyards - Unionville, Old York, Crossings, to name a few. Lets not forget that we offer a delicious breakfast daily and give you plenty of TLC during your stay. Ask us for help....we are here to help you have a great time! So please visit us soon! Thank you, Terry & Rich & the very darling Alpacas ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chimney Hill Estate Hotel Lambertville