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The Widow McCrea House

53 Kingswood Avenue , Frenchtown, NJ 08825 USA (Show map)
61 Reviews
$145 - $380
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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.

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

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61 Reviews

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Like going back in time

3.8 on October 08, 2014

We stayed in the Rittenhouse suite which was the original master bedroom for the widow McCrea - no ghost but extremely comfortable accommodations. The food at breakfast was delightful and filling with lots of personal attention and historical narrative on Frenchtown and neighboring areas. Very convenient to town with just a few blocks to walk to get to town center.

Nice experience, way too much food.

4.4 on June 29, 2014

Everything was great, the room was nice, the mattress the best I have ever had outside of my own. The Breakfast very tasty and well explained by our host Burt. My only complaint was there was way too much food and it seemed wasteful. None of us were able to come close to finishing. Perhaps if it was a group of 20 year old boys, it would have been perfect, but for us older folks, way too much.


5 on June 23, 2014

My husband and I came for a much-needed weekend away. We had such a great time. It was so beautiful. The breakfasts were out of this world!

From the Ferners

5 on June 16, 2014

All good, breakfast a little late for us early risers.


4.4 on June 11, 2014

The cottage at the McCrea house was amazing! The private patio/garden was so beautiful. Breakfast was out of this world - it came to our door in a basket, giving us ultimate privacy! It was the perfect getaway.

Can't wait to go back !

4.8 on March 08, 2014

My husband and I chose the Widow McCrea House for itself, rather than any interest in Frenchtown. We were pleasantly surprised.... it was even better than we expected. We stayed in the Anne-James suite, and absolutely loved that room ! My favorite was the fireplace, but all the furnishings in the room and throughout the house were beautiful. I also loved the French Doors into the bathroom with the Jacuzzi tub. The house is artfully decorated... lots of antiques but done in a very cozy feel rather than stuffy. The breakfast was outstanding, and we loved chatting with Burt. A lovely weekend indeed, and we look forward to going back.

Great B&B

5 on February 20, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at this B&B for Valentine's Day weekend and absolutely loved it. The room was comfortable, the owners were helpful and kind, and the breakfast was delicious. There was also a common area with a fireplace, which was also relaxing. In addition, the area that this in is located was lovely. So quaint. We recommend this spot to anyone!

Amazing Romantic Weekend

5 on February 10, 2014

Widow McCrea House is fantastic. We stayed in the Kase Cottage and it was our very own little paradise. You could simply want for nothing as it is fully furnished with all the amenities you need and more. Breakfast was delicious both mornings. The village of Frenchtown is wonderful. Quaint shops, beautiful view, great food and nice people. We will be back for sure!

widow mcrea is a great place to getaway!!!

5 on December 30, 2013

It was great such a nice relaxing time. The breakfast is outstanding and I would recommend to anyone

Nice and convenient

3.6 on December 17, 2013

Rooms are very comfortable and nicely decorated. Best of all you are within walking distance to everything Frenchtown has to offer.

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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, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine , 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.
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  • 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

Languages spoken


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


Special Package

Specials and Discount Packages

We offer specials and discount packages year round. Please view our website directly at for our most current offers. Thank you! We hope to see you at the Widow!

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Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $50 gift card with a $250+ gift card purchase