We attended a wedding at the Ashford Estate in Allentown, N.J., over the weekend and needed a place to stay close by. Neither my boyfriend nor I have spent much time at inns, but I was delighted to find a B&B that made us feel so welcome! Within moments of arriving, we realized we were in a special place with a lot of history within the walls! The farmland hugging the property was gorgeous, although we weren't lucky enough to have the horses come up to say hi as they apparently are known to do. The tree-lined driveway and the wide porches felt like something out of another time period. We didn't have enough time to really enjoy the property but we did make the most out of the adirondack chairs in the yard for morning coffee. The entire place was so quiet _ a wonderful respite from our crazy lives. The room we rented was cozy, the bathroom spacious and the rest of the house just filled with memories of a life the owners created together. The innkeepers/owners Cathy and Bill were just wonderful! They were incredibly pleasant but went to great care to give us our space, too. Cathy is a walking history book of the property and house and make sure she tells you the story of how they came to own the place and who may have been there before them! Plus, she's an incredible cook! A country breakfast of apple whole wheat pancakes and sausage was perfect for the gorgeous autumn morning! We'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Minutes to the Horse Park of NJ, Six Flags great Adventure and 30 mintues to the Jersey Shore, Peacefields Inn, a New Jersey Bed and Breakfast Inn is situated on a quiet country road just outside of Allentown, NJ. Peacefields is adjacent to Historic Walnford, a restored 36 acre mill village listed on the National Historic Register, and tucked away midst the rolling hills and magnificent horse farms of Western Monmouth County. Enjoy elegantly decorated guest rooms, full country breakfast, afternoon refreshments and an evening campfire or perhaps a quiet glass of wine. Bill and Cathy enjoy sharing all of natures' quiet wonders that surround our Historic Inn. "Peacefields" offers the perfect setting for a romantic getaway for two, a small group retreat, business meeting or family function. ... more less