The Widow McCrea House

53 Kingswood Avenue , Frenchtown, NJ 08825 USA (Show map)


Charming 1878 Victorian B & B in historic Frenchtown NJ. Recently voted one of the top 8 places in NJ! Separate self contained Cottage with private patio garden, Spacious Suites, elegant guestrooms featuring fine antiques, fireplaces, Jacuzzis, Queen-sized feather beds, private baths. The Widow McCrea offers the perfect setting for a getaway weekend or romantic overnight. Includes candlelit gourmet breakfast or choose the Cottage and Private suite for breakfasts delivered to your doorstep. Complimentary bottle of wine in room at check in. Stroll to shops, galleries, restaurants and majestic riverscapes. View our rooms, suites, cottage and 24/7 reservations on our website.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Excellent stay even though the weather was bad

5 on May 16, 2016

This is our second time staying at the Widow. We stayed in the Privacy suite which was very nice. The rooms are very clean and Lynn is an excellent host. My wife and I are vegan, The host helped us find places we could eat and also made us an excellent breakfast each morning that we were there. Would recommend staying at the Widow any time you are in Frenchtown. It is located walking distance from frenchtown and other small towns for visiting.

Outstanding Experience

5 on May 11, 2016

This is exactly what we were looking for. The friendly hospitality contributed to our great experience.

Great weekend

4.4 on February 18, 2016

What a lovely bed and breakfast. Rooms were beautiful and the breakfast was amazing!!

Fabulous stay

5 on January 14, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at The Widow McCrea House. The owners were very accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable about the history of the town and things to do during our stay. The Widow McCrea House was quaint, clean, and gave a very warm homey feel. I would definitely come again and would highly recommend to others.


5 on January 05, 2016

Had a wonderful get away at The Widow McCrea House. It was very charming and gave a real homey feel. The owners were very friendly and accommodating as well as being very knowledgeable about the town history, events, and dining in the area. Would definitely come back and stay again and highly recommend others give it a try.

We loved our stay

4.8 on December 30, 2015

Every detail is attended to-- so many beautiful pieces of furniture, the bed is soft as a cloud, the tub is candle-lit and the water stays warm for hours, the food is creative and delicious. We stayed in the Anne-James suite, which was lovely. Frenchtown is small, quaint and within walking distance, the D&R bike path as well. One pays a premium, but in the end, it's worth it. We never felt so relaxed.

Just excellent!

4.8 on November 01, 2015

All around fabulous! Breakfast was 5 star!

Great Value!

5 on July 05, 2015

This is a beautiful old house right near town. The breakfasts were creative and delicious and prepared by our host and hostess. And the rates are much more reasonable compared to nearby New Hope and Lambertville.

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4.0 on May 20, 2015

Great location, great rooms, very comfortable, great service, very much liked the hostess. Breakfast took too long.

A lovely stay for a weekend getaway

4.8 on April 22, 2015

My girlfriend and I needed a getaway for the weekend due to ye olde stress of everyday life, so I chose to stay here as it was far enough removed from suburban and city life that it became a pleasant thought. There's wonderful nature in the area and a small, quiet, village-like atmosphere about the town that made it feel very welcoming and pleasant. Lynn was very easy to talk with and worked with us to get things set for our late arrival. As for the Widow McCrea House itself, we stayed in the Privacy Suite, which is part of the main house and has its own private entrance, which is convenient so you don't interfere with other residents if you come back late at night. The room was both spacious and small enough for our needs, and the bathroom was just lovely. The jacuzzi is a very pleasant size and worked wonders - the fact that it turns off at 11pm is not an issue as far as I'm concerned. We used it as a giant hottub for the most part as we did not use the jets much. The wine that came with the room was a very nice touch (good taste in wine, by the way). The breakfast provided in the morning was delicious, creative, and well-presented. Definitely starts the day off right. All in all, had a great, relaxing time. It was just what we needed.

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Rooms & Rates

Widow McCrea Room

A splendid example of the perfect Victorian boudoir. Distinctive accommodations, Queens-size feather bed, private bath, terry cloth robes, wireless internet connection a complimentary bottle of wine and a candlelit gourmet Breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rittenhouse Room

As pleasing to the touch as it is to the eyes-a collection of marble, fine wood and verdigris brass. Queens-size feather bed, private bath, terry cloth robes, wireless internet connection, a complimentary bottle of wine and a candlelit gourmet breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Kase Family Cottage

Cottage appointed with a antique brass Victorian feather bed, Welcoming fire framed by a carved oak mantle & hand-cast tiles, Relax in the Cottage's Private Gardens & Patio or Oversized Jacuzzi, accented with Italian Stonework. Breakfast will be provide

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Tuccamirgin Room

Features a four-post canopy bed and exquisite antique mantel. Distinctive accommodations, Queens-size feather bed, private bathroom, terry cloth robes, wireless internet connection, a complimentary bottle of wine and a candlelit gourmet breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Anne-James Suite

Our Spacious Suite is appointed with Eastlake Antiques, a Stunning Fireplace framed by a carved oak mantle inlayed with hand-cast tiles & a Romantic Jacuzzi. In the morning, enjoy a Gourmet candlelit breakfast in our dining area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Privacy Suite

Our Privacy Suite is appointed with Eastlake Antiques, Private Entrance, Romantic Jacuzzi for two, accented with Italian Stonework. In the morning you will be greeted with a Basket of the Widow's wonderful bake goods & dine in the privacy of your suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Village

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Wired internet , JACUZZI, FIREPLACES, PRIVATE GARDENS

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Hot Air Ballooning, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3-6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Well behaved, housebroken dogs are welcome in our Cottage.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: One night stay maybe availabile on request. Please call for availabilty.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: A fifteen (15) day notice is required in the event of shortening or cancelling your reservation in order for the deposit to be refunded. During holidays a 30 day cancellation is required. Cancellation on the day of your arrival will for fit the full amount of your stay.



Burt Patalano and L Marad

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About the innkeepers

Travel, film, wine tastings, gardening & fine cuisine. Lynn is a lifelong equestrian and in our spare time, we enjoy equitrekking and travel.

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  • Time Served: 9:OO AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room