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“serene stay in a beautiful example of an historic PA property” 5 of 5 stars
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3774 River Road, Lumberville, PA 18933   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Lumberville B&B and Inns
High Point, North Carolina
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“serene stay in a beautiful example of an historic PA property”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2010

Having formerly grown up in the nearby area i have a special affinity for the old stone buildings dotting the PA landscape. The many inns in the area dating back to the 18th and 19th century are so essential to it's history but sadly many have not been maintained or even worse have been leveled to make room for some new venture. I was excited to hear a couple years back that "the Bass" was in new owners hands and they were intent on restoring it.

Our visit was fabulous. Although we only stayed one night and did not dine there, we almost couldn't find a spot to park for all the diners in the restaurant and on the deck overlooking the quiet Delaware.

We stayed in the Raven Rock Suite which has a wonderful old bed that we were told was a double bed salvaged from the original and then painstakingly reworked into a king. The room had a large bathroom witha glass walled steam shower and a window facing the river. The gem of the room was certainly the deck which put you in a great place to sit and watch the river and the occasional jogger making their way across one of the few footbridges which cross to the NJ side.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Doylestown PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2010

Having lived in the area for 15 years, we have grown to love the Black bass and spend most every special occasion there. The food is good (not great considering the local competition), the view of the river, esp after a storm is amazing. With the new renovations, we have found the hostesses to be snooty and non-compliant. We wanted to spend my husbands bday there for dinner tonight and were told that there were tables available, but they were being reserved by the managers. Clearly for people more important than us. We're off to find a new favorite.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2009

This is the first time I've ever submitted a review on TripAdvisor. However, I had such a pleasant experience at the Black Bass that I feel compelled to give them credit. My wife and I booked the Fieldstone Suite, which is a duplex with a small living room (facing the road) and bathroom on the first floor, with a steep staircase leading to a nicely proportioned bedroom and half bath overlooking the river. The entire property was recently renovated and the craftsmanship is wonderful. The floors are beautiful old pine wood but the bathrooms are completely modern. Our bath was oversized with nice marble mosaic tile work and a dressing room with a sink in an antique cabinet. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the complimentary breakfasts (served in a dining room overlooking the river) were a pleasure. The Inn attracts a lot of diners and bar-goers on weekends, so be prepared for some activity until about 10:00pm. My only complaint is that we arrived later than we had planned (traffic from NY) and, even though I called to say I was going to be late, the Inn was locked up tight with no obvious way to get in and get to our room. Fortunately, another guest let us in and I was able to find a key for our suite in the manager's office. No harm, no foul, as the saying goes, but an inn that knows someone is en route should have a better system for dealing with this situation.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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nj
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2009

The location is certainly lovely and the renovation work done was very nice. However, the service was horrible, food was poor and overpriced.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lambertville NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2009

I was delighted when the Black Bass was saved by the Thompsons, as it had always been one of my sentimental favorite restaurants. It's back and better than ever. My husband and I dined over a wonderful bottle of wine and shared the chateaubriand which was way-way over the top. The restaurant and bar are charming and feature the original owner's English monarachy collection, a homage to the Queen! Since the renovation the collection seems to have been toned down a bit.

This review is for he restaurant only. We did not stay at the Inn, but a friend of mine toured the rooms and indicated that they were tasteful, luxurious and no expense was spared.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Flemington NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

I had a party for my husband's seventieth birthday at the Black Bass. Our good friends from North Carolina stayed there over night. We were delighted with the food , service, and the rooms. Each room was elegantly decorated and the views of the Delaware River made it perfect.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frenchtown New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

The Black Bass Inn was closed for about 2 years when the long time owner passed away. Also, like almost everything along the upper Delaware River, the Black Bass was hit very hard by a number of floods ( the Inn sits directly on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware). The Thompson family purchased the property a little over a year ago- and performed the most beautiful restoration of this classic legendary Inn, pub and restaurant. The establshment was just reopened about a month ago with 8 suites, a hugh deck over the river, two bars and of course the old dining rooms and sitting rooms. Not a penny was spared- it is stunning. The staff is very professional and the best that this area ,which is very well know for its superb Inns and restaurantrs ,has to offer. The food is very good and the bars are relaxing and offer much to view . The river and the Bulls Island walking bridge are in view from almost every vantage point. I am sure that this phenominal property will soon be on alot of peoples radar screen as a "must see". This one is worth the trip no matter where you are coming from. Casual and elegant at the same time- you cannot ask for more- and in an very, very beautiful place- the upper Delaware River Valley. You have to see and experience this place at least once.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Black Bass Hotel

Address: 3774 River Road, Lumberville, PA 18933
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lumberville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Lumberville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Black Bass Hotel is a renowned restaurant and inn on the banks of the Delaware River. Located in picturesque Lumberville, PA, just a few miles north of New Hope, the Hotel is celebrated equally for its fine dining, hospitality, rich history, and diverse collection of art and antiques. ... more   less 

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