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“Beyond all expectations!”
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Whistling Swan Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Stanhope B&B and Inns
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1 review
“Beyond all expectations!”
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Me and my new wife loved our stay. The innkeepers take pride in their job and you can tell that they love what they do. The inn is unkept very well. Rooms are updated. It feel like a home and the people are very nice and welcoming. The only thing I would say was an issue is that there was not much of a selection of breakfast food. However.... What they did have was delicious. My wife and myself were very happy with service and will return and recommend to EVERYONE. It is Very clean... Has great old charm. Very warm and cozy. Snacks for you pleasure were complimentary and delicious as well! Go and visit!!!

Thanks so much!
Samantha and Vanessa

  • Stayed March 2012
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New York
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

We stayed in Still Water room with Jacuzzi tab. It is as great and clean as you can imagine. Very beautiful old house. It was raining outside... Inside was a paradise. Friendliest stuff willing to help. Everything available as you ask. Quiet and peaceful. Very nice and quiet around there.
Will definitely return there soon.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

This review is a little late in coming. . . I stayed here with my girlfriend for our anniversary in December. We decided on the Whistling Swann mainly due to the proximity, we are from the area and wanted to spend as much time as possible relaxing and as little time as possible driving. We had no idea such a great place was so close by!

We stayed in the Harmony sweet and it was fantastic. We especially loved the fireplace in the bathroom and the pillow top bed made it hard to get up and do anything. (in a good way)

The innkeeper was very nice and hospitable, the cookies in the lounge area were delicious and breakfast was great and a nice home made touch.

I live in Hoboken and less than an hour of the city who knew such a great getaway existed. We can't wait to come back in the summer so we can walk around and enjoy the outdoors as well.

It was also nice and refreshing to have a place that offered a military discount, with this economy it seems like less and less places are offering it and every little bit helps on our military budget.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

Just got back from a quick weekend getaway at the Whistling Swan Inn. It's a really cozy B&B in a tranquil little town. The old Victorian house is decorated in the time period and the rooms are comfortable and nice. We stayed in the Stillwater room which had a jacuzzi tub and king size bed. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed our time there. The owners made us feel welcome from the second we got there. Would definitely go back in the future.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

My boyfriend and I just stayed at the Whistling Swan Inn on a Saturday night after hiking nearby. The inn is cozy, clean, and the innkeeper was very friendly and informative. She explained that she and her husband had just taken over the inn a week before, so I think they were still in the learning stages, but it didn't appear that they had changed much immediately (although I hadn't stayed there before, I really couldn't tell).

There were snacks, coffee, tea, and a fridge full of sodas and water in the parlor, which was nice. We stayed in the Morris Canal Room. It was definitely small, but laid out well and we spent a good deal of time hanging out in the room and never felt too closed in. The electric fireplace was a fun touch and the bed was very comfortable. The iron was missing from our room, which I needed, and we tried to get a hold of the innkeeper and couldn't. There were instructions to call "10" from the phone, but there was no phone in the room. Later, we realized that the phone was on the front desk, but that was not made clear.

Breakfast is served buffet-style, which was fine, however it was a little awkward in the dining room. There was not much room at the table to sit comfortably with the other guests, and there was an awkward silence. Our room was too small to eat in, and looking back we wished we taken our breakfast into the parlor. The strada, however, was very tasty. Not my favorite breakfast, but it was definitely good.

Overall, we had a very good experience and I would definitely stay at the inn again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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New Jersey
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Whistling Swan a couple of months ago. We just had our second child and were looking for a quick, romantic getaway. Generally, for us, the location of the B&B is just as important and the B&B itself, but for this mini-vacation we were simply looking for something convenient. Liz was a good hostess. She provided us with some information prior to our arrival (via email) and was very welcoming once we got to the B&B.

We stayed in the High Pointe Suite, which was nice, but an odd layout. The owners make good use of the unique space, but something about it wasn't as romantic/cozy as other B&B suites we've stayed in. In the morning, we enjoyed breakfast on the large patio, although, the home across from the B&B doesn't exactly make for a romantic setting (a bit rundown). Breakfast was good, but not the best B&B breakfast I've had.

All in all, the Whistling Swan was a good destination for what we were looking for - convenience.

Also, for dinner, I highly recommend Andre's in Newton - about a 20 minute drive from the inn.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

This is not your usual review since I am an employee, not a guest. However, the owner, Liz is a great cook and a wonderful host. Even after 5 years, I am still impressed by the rooms. Liz continually makes upgrades such as the recent renovation of the Harmony room into the Harmony Suite with the addition of a second 'spa' room. The décor of the rooms frequently change with new comforters and drapes. The public areas are decorated for each season. There is a large garden area with several seating areas and a fantastic covered wrap around porch with rocking chairs and a two-person hammock. If you are staying in the Skylands area of New Jersey this is the place to stay.

Room Tip: If you want romance try the Walnut Valley Suite. It has a lounge area, Jacuzzi, king bed and two b...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Whistling Swan Inn
Address: 110 Main St, Stanhope, NJ 07874-3602
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Stanhope
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Stanhope
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Whistling Swan Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Whistling Swan Inn is an elegantly restored 1905 Queen Anne Victorian mansion. Nestled in the village of Stanhope, NJ in the Skylands region of the state, the inn offers 5 distinctively decorated rooms and 4 suites, furnished in antiques and reproductions. Voted one of the "top 10 best inns in the US" by Inn Traveler magazine, the Whistling Swan Inn combines the charm of a bygone era with the modern conveniences today's guests require. ... more   less 
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