This Inn is a gem, a MUST SEE for aspiring Innkeepers! If you are seeking a manageable size inn with strong cash-flows, and one that allows you to maintain your own life balance, then this property is one to consider.
The owner is offering the Everitt House Bed & Breakfast as a turn-key operation. The Inn, acquired when the owner's daughter started Centenary College, has provided a wonderful mid-life career. Now that the young graduate is self-supporting, it is time for Mom to retire!
The Everitt House is a 5-Star B&B, a highly sought after lodging facility located in the scenic Skylands Region of North Western New Jersey. This historic property, built in 1875, is a magnificent example of Victorian French Revival architecture. A well-established year round B&B, this inn attracts a great blend of business and leisure travel guests, filling out both the weekday and weekend bookings.
The 14-room residence was originally converted to a B&B 15 years ago. The current owner, a professional home stager, has added many upgrades, both inside and out. The inn offers 5 spacious, beautifully decorated guest suites, each with a private bath. The magnificent interior features beautiful molding, ornate ceiling medallions, and nicely proportioned rooms, reflecting the grandeur of the Victorian era. The formal dining room and parlor each feature a fireplace, providing an inviting retreat for guests. The adjoining sun parlor serves as a cheerful morning cafe, a cozy reading room, and a great place for a midnight snack!
This property is a great opportunity for first-time innkeepers, or those who wish to have a flexible arrangement which does not “tie you down” to the inn. The property is zoned for a combination of bed and breakfast guests, individual rentals, and group-rentals. This is the ONLY bed and breakfast residence in the area; the convenience and friendly ambiance of the inn make this a favorite of business travelers and former local residents who return to the area for family events, reunions, and other gatherings. Such groups frequently book the entire inn and have a great “home away from home”.
The B&B was recently featured in the Sherwin Williams online publication, PPC Quarterly, for its stunning exterior restoration (see the link to this site). The 3-story dwelling has a mansard roof, one of its unique architectural elements, as well as a traditional exterior porch, and a charming sun-parlor. The Everitt House is one of 6 Victorian Era properties that were selected to represent “historic Hackettstown” in its centennial commemoration.
The large remodeled kitchen includes a 6-burner professional (DCS) gas range, with a large oven. Two additional ovens, a large refrigerator, dishwasher, and full-height cherry cabinets with great storage capacity make this a highly functional service kitchen. An additional storage refrigerator is included in the utility room. A room-size storage pantry and a separate guest refrigerator are also included.
A great number of guests come time and again to visit relatives and friends. Over 25% of our guests are repeat business. In addition, a steady demand for short-term rentals and relocation comes from the area's regional hospital, banks, a major chocolate manufacturer, and the local college. Our guests have also included NY Times best-selling authors, playwrights, and many international business travelers.
The inn is known for its comfortable, yet gracious ambiance. It has retained its 5-star rating without succumbing to the sterile “boutique” hotel look that has removed the character from other B&B's.
The grounds are designed for ease of maintenance, and include 7 parking spaces. The infrastructure includes a fire suppression system, fire escape, and direct tie-in to local fire department. All local and state inspections are up-to-date. Three separate electrical panels, a fire alarm system, a security alarm system, a state-inspected boiler, and huge water heater are included. The cellar features 2 large washers and 2 large driers, a sitting room, and a huge utility/storage room.
The Inn is in historic Hackettstown, conveniently located about one hour from Manhattan and Philadelphia. It is less than one hour to Newark Liberty and Allentown airports, as well as a one-hour bus ride to Port Authority NYC. Hackettstown also has a train station with stops for the Morristown and Montclair-Boonton lines of New Jersey Transit, with destinations of NY Penn Station, Hoboken, and Newark Broad Street stations.
The B&B is within walking distance to many fine restaurants, antique stores, The Centenary Stage Company and Centenary College. Visitors also enjoy hiking, kayaking, mountain climbing and other outdoor activities in Stevens State Park, Hacklebarney State Park, and The Delaware Water Gap. Antique stores, regional wineries, award-winning brew pubs, craft and consignment shops are favorites of the guests. The Musconetcong and Pequest Rivers are stocked with trout and are a favorite mini-vacation for fishermen/ladies. Local farms offer seasonal activities such as berry and apple picking and corn mazes; the inn is a favorite of “leaf-peepers” and pumpkin pickers in the Fall!
The owner is selling The Everitt House as a fully-operational business, with furnishings (including many fine antiques), linens, tableware and cookware; the client database, web sites, phone listings, and the transfer of professional business memberships are included.
A business turnover and training of the new owner(s) is included in the package. All financial figures are auditable, maintained in a secure off-site database. The NJ Hotel and Sales Tax filings also attest to the revenue.
This inn provides a comfortable cash-flow and attracts a very nice group of guests. Hackettstown is a great town to live in, with a laid-back, home-town feel. You can walk to the bank, the post-office, and the local pub, and enjoy an abundance of locally grown produce... and then drive into NYC to catch a play. If you would like to own a B&B, and still have a life, then this is the one for you!
Financing is available to qualified buyers.
- Built in 1875
- 15 years as B&B
- Last renovation in 2011
- 5 Guest Rooms
- 5.50 Guest Bathrooms
- Lot size: 0.20 acres
- 7 Parking Spots
- Has owner's quarters
- $115.00 avg daily rate
200 High Street Hackettstown, NJ 07840
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