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“Disappointing”
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Woolverton Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Stockton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
USA
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159 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed July 5, 2011

I have to agree with the previous reviewer that the property bore little resemblance to their website photos and was overpriced.

Pros: Good breakfasts in a nice outdoor patio setting.
The grounds were beautiful and interesting activities in the area. Innkeepers were pleasant.

Cons: Needs a good scrubbing. Cobwebs and dirt on the front entrance door and in the corner of the "summer kitchen." Patio needs to be swept regularly. Corners of carpeted public areas need attention-dusty or paint chips. Torn bedskirt. The first floor was stifling and very unpleasant to walk through (no a/c). Furnishings on first floor/lobby/public area (sofa especially) were shabby. Some peeling paint and many painted surfaces have lots of layers- ideally should have been prepped/stripped better (I'm sure a royal pain in such an old property).
Huge feather bed mattress covers might appeal to some people but need to be removed and shook out between guests as sleeping positions flattened out and a hill formed in the middle.
The upstairs areas (including 3rd floor) were adequately airconditioned. Bed linens were good and the mattress was reasonably comfortable.

We met other guests who have stayed here previously and are very fond of the property and apparently have no complaints. The decor in one guest room struck us as too dark but probably appeals to people with different taste. I'm not sure if there are better accommodations available in the area. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see the cottages which are newer.

A lot more attention to detail is required to justify these prices.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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OceanWave21, Owner at Woolverton Inn, responded to this review, July 11, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the inn and we appreciate your valuable feedback. We are very proud of our inn and delighted that you enjoyed the food and the grounds.

With respect to your comments, we are constantly addressing maintenance issues year round and as you can well imagine the inn needs constant attention. We strive to represent our property through our website accurately; however, it is difficult to show the size of our 3 smaller rooms through photos. That being said, we feel that our pricing is appropriate and comparative according to each room's size and appointment of amenities. Most of our new guests are pleased when they arrive and comment how the website is great, but the inn is even better in person. Our featherbeds are fluffed every time a room is turned over or tidied. Some guests do not like to sleep on a featherbed or are allergic to feathers in which case we simply remove it. Our housekeeping staff cleans the entranceway and outside porch and patio on a daily basis. Please keep in mind we are in the country and keeping up with nature’s insects in the summer time is quite a challenge; they tend to stay up all night creating their magic. The air conditioning on the first floor is working. Occasionally doors are accidently left open and on hot days the first floor can get warm quickly.

Once again thank you for taking the time to express your opinions. We are always striving to learn were we can improve. We always ask for our guests’ feedback which is why we have cards in every room asking what we can do to make your stay more enjoyable or opportunities to improve our operation. We truly apologize if you feel we fell short.
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new york, NY
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Reviewed July 4, 2011

Just spent the night in the Asher's Glen room and found it charming and well-appointed, but a bit frumpy for $200+ per night. It rained heavily and water dripped through the ceiling's cracks onto the rug for 10 minutes. Not enough to be a big problem...just not something you expect when you look at the beautiful website. Staff were nice and breakfast was good, with vegetarian options. Overall we enjoyed the place (and pretty sheep!) but felt a bit underwhelmed after reading all the glowing reviews.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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OceanWave21, Owner at Woolverton Inn, responded to this review, July 11, 2011
We appreciate that you took the time to give us valuable feedback regarding your recent stay at the inn.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during the heavy rains. We had recently had the roof repaired after the brutal winter we experienced, but obviously the repair was not executed properly. Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to address this matter at check out as we would have attempted to either compensate you for the inconvenience or invite you back for a future stay. .

Thank you for your gracious comments, please give us a call so we can resolve this on a personnel basis.
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Reston, Virginia
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Reviewed June 16, 2011

We just returned from our trip to the Woolverton Inn for our anniversary. We had a wonderful time. We were pleased to see the room was exactly as portrayed on the website. We were able to see the sheep outside our window. We stayed in the Audubon cottage. The room was spacious, bed comfortable and the bathroom was very large. The owners and staff were all very pleasant and couldnt be more helpful. We have been to several B&Bs and these were some of the best breakfasts we've come across! The breakfast and afternoon snacks were absolutely delicous and there was plenty of it! The area has many nice shops and restaurants to visit. I would definitely go back!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed May 21, 2011

We arrived exactly 10 years from the date of our wedding to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed in the same Hunterdon Cottage as before, and were just as happy. Bob was extremely gracious and friendly throughout our stay. The room was well kept and clean, and had some free water and soda in the refrigerator. The breakfast was absolutely delicious as well. The grounds were charming also. While I would both stay here again and recommend it to friends, I have to admit that I think it's somewhat overpriced.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed May 14, 2011

Beautiful setting on a quiet farm in Stockton, NJ. Can feed the sheep and goats. Close to the shops & restaurants of Lambertville and New Hope. Also, easy access to bike path along the Delaware/Raritan canal. Accommodations are very nice. Hosts are very accommodating. Serve an excellent full breakfast and offer cookies in the afternoon. Expensive but worth it.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Moscow, Pennsylvania, USA
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Reviewed April 22, 2011

My wife and I wanted a quiet weekend away and decided to visit the New Hope area. The Woolverton Inn was the perfect place to unwind. There are no TV's in any of the rooms, which gives you more time to spend with each other. We stayed in Dorothy's Room, which was very nice, but very small. We wanted one of the other rooms in the main house, but they were booked for the weekend we needed. I have no problems with Dorothy's Room other than the fact it was very small. There is a double bed, a dresser and a chair, and there is just enough room to walk around the bed, that's it. The bathroom is actually pretty nice considering the size of the bedroom. The bathroom only has a stand up shower, (so no full tub). We stayed two days and that's the max I would stay in that room. The second day we were there, we explored some of the other rooms that were now open and they were all very nice and much more spacious than ours. Other than that one complaint, everything else was great. The breakfasts were amazing, the owners/staff were very helpful and accommodating, the grounds were very nice and well maintained. The surrounding area has many interesting shops and restaurants. Just wish the weather would have been better (it rained one whole day) so we could have spent more time outside. Maybe then we would have actually gotten to hear the sheep!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA
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Reviewed March 2, 2011

This was our third trip to the Woolverton inn. We stayed in the Sojurn Loft. We had previously stayed in the Garden Cottage and Hunterdon Cottage. All the rooms are incredible. Not having a TV is one of the reasons to visit. It forces you to relax and unwind and spend quality time together. That's what it's all about.

We did not see much of Carol this time - she was hobbling around with a bum leg. However, Bob was everywhere. He greeted us warmly and showed us some of the other rooms we have yet to stay in. The hospitality is top notch and everyone was quick to offer suggestions on what to do and where to eat.

Breakfast is always a treat. You will never leave the table hungry. I actually felt guilty for not finishing one morning! Afternoon snacks and tea are just enough to tie you over for dinner.

Snow was on the ground and it was quite windy one day so we couldn't walk the grounds. We have done this in the past when we have visited in the spring. Everything is well maintained.

In short, I would highly recommend the Woolverton.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Woolverton Inn
Address: 6 Woolverton Rd, Stockton, NJ 08559-2147
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Stockton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Stockton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Woolverton Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to our romantic New Hope Bed and Breakfast, a Select Registry Property and one of the Top 10 B&B's in the U.S.! We are located along the Delaware River, near wineries, shopping and dining. Our charming inn in Stockton, NJ features private cottages and luxurious suites with Jacuzzis, fireplaces, fresh flowers and fluffy robes. Every stay at our award winning New Hope, PA hotel includes a complimentary gourmet breakfast, afternoon sweets, soft drinks and water, NY Times and WiFi. Come relax your cares away and discover a simpler way of life. ... more   less 
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