Once in awhile you stumble upon one of those special places that outside of being a prime location with a great sereny view it also speaks to you. This was one of those special places where you can actually feel its positive energy upon entering and at that precise moment you know that you found a unique place and it just soothes your soul.
For me it started before even getting here when dealing with Clair on the phone prior to our stay to discuss some details. She was personable, friendly, informative, professional and just willing to answer any questions freely or make any suggestions or recomendations without feeling inconvenienced or only compelled to do so because it's merely a part of their job. It was like speaking to an old friend.
First, the most scenic drive ever in this small part of the US had to be this nature inspired trip driving up Rt.32 from New Hope to Upper Black Eddy. It is like being tranported for that moment back to Europe with the rive on your right hand side and cliffs and trees on your left, winding road weaving through quaint picturesque little places such as Lumberville, Pt. Pleasant. You pass Sand Castle Winery, Black Bass Hotel, beautiful old stone homes and that strecth of road simply could not be any better. We did stop at the Sand Castle Winery for a wine taste and peak at the winery. Arriving upon Bridgeton House you know that you are in a serene, remote area rigth next to the bridge crossing over into Milford and it's location and views are just one of the perks and unique attributes of this wonderful Inn. There are some small, tranquil resting areas in the back of their property facing the river with a fountain, sitting areas, little tables to enjoy some snacks, drinks or converastion. Clair sets up a bonfire in the evenings which is also pretty warm and cozy.
For me, I did not get to plan this stay in advance so i did not get to sample any of the different rooms other than obviously viewing them online but I can tell you that our Room 6 "Village View Suite" ha so much character and unique details that even without the waterview this has to be a room that I would surely choose again in the future. It was two different rooms, a sitting living room type space that you walk into, then an entry that goes into bedroom or another door that has a second access to the bathroom. The freehand paintings through otu the two rooms are so well done and so colorful and appealing that you can't help but feel special to have such an artistic and personalized space all to yourselves. The eclectic furniture pieces, the artistry and craftmanship of all the wood work is quite impressive. It's a fun room for sure. Bed was comfortable, bathroom was clean. Clair was a pleasure to meet in person. She greeted us like a family member, gave us a tour, volunteered to make our dinner reservations for us after our discussion with her regarding our dinner options. We had an anniversary gift in our room that was so sweet and unexpected. We walked over the bridge into Liford to have dinner at the Oyster place (which we also enjoyed). Later upon returning to our room they had the bed turned down and Lindt chocolates placed for us with a little note. I seriously could not have asked for more when it came to hospitality, quality of room, views and serene location. Breakfast the following morning was unique and deliciously executed. The coffee which normally i stick to my espresso and would notmally opt to just go with some juice had such a great taste that i had more than one serving. I ordered their special pizza breakfast selection and fresh figs with a nice honey drizzel over a dollop of greek yougurt. My wife ordered the omelet special and we split our two choices and loved both.
Upper Black Eddy is approximately 25 minute drive up Rt32 from New Hope (with the winding roads) and the serenity and being a bit removed i believe does compliment and add to appeal of the Bridgeton House. The river up in that area seems cleaner, calmer. The bridge being right there is a nice option of walking over to Milford for a nice meal. You could drive back down Rt32 to go to Black Bass Hotel or the 1784 place for dinner, drinks.
The level of hospitality and service that Clair delivered, the unique location and room selection made our little Anniversary getaway very memorable and longing to return to Bridgeton House on the Delaware in the very near future and have already begun recommending them to family and friends. You have to experience it for yourselves. Thank you Clair and staff. We loved our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Bucks County, PA's unique riverfront Bed & Breakfast Inn offering fine lodging only 20 minutes north of historic New Hope, PA in Upper Black Eddy, PA. Beautifully situated on the banks of the Delaware River, Bridgeton House Country Inn is decorated in a sophisticated artistic style with sumptuous feather beds, luxury linens, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, balconies, french doors and river views. A romantic getaway with corporate meeting practicality. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bridgeton House On The Delaware Hotel Upper Black Eddy