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Inn at Glencairn

3301 Lawrenceville Road , Princeton, NJ 08540 USA (Show map)

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Emerging as the premier destination for overnight accommodations in the Princeton area, Inn at Glencairn features the modern amenities of a boutique hotel in a meticulously renovated 1736 Georgian manor. Guests will be pampered with pristine en-suite baths, comfortable new mattresses and featherbeds featuring Egyptian cotton linens and duvets, flat screen televisions as well as wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our 500 square foot Great Room with its twelve foot wide original cooking fireplace and beamed ceilings. Common areas and guest rooms are graced with fine antiques, a revolving art collection and Oriental carpets over wide-plank floors. Our complimentary gourmet breakfast is made from locally grown and organic ingredients, and refreshments are available throughout the day.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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Charming Inn

4.8 on March 30, 2015

We loved our stay at the Inn at Glencairn. Beautifully appointed rooms with delicious home-made snacks and drinks available at all day. The innkeepers were wonderful hosts and the breakfast was delicious. We would strongly recommend this inn.

Weekend in Princeton...

5 on March 24, 2015

Beautiful old Georgian home...great hospitality...excellent food and service...couldn't have been better...Mason and Patti are wonderful hosts!!!

A Wonderful Weekend Getaway

5 on March 23, 2015

We have been to several B&Bs, and our weekend at the Inn at Glencairn was absolutely the best B&B experience we’ve had, in every aspect. The house itself is beautiful, full of history and atmosphere. The place is spotless, the beds are comfortable, and the bathrooms are clean and modern. The innkeepers, Mason and Patty, are so warm and hospitable, they make you feel like a family member visiting their home for the weekend. Their attention to the details separates Glencairn from any other B&B at which we have stayed. Little unexpected touches greet you throughout your stay. Patty’s breakfasts (especially the French toast) are outstanding, and her cookies and those seasoned pretzels that are available in the common area are just phenomenal. These guys are very good at what they do. Highly, highly recommend it.


5 on January 13, 2015

A great place to stay close to Nassau St in Princeton. Tons of history in this old Inn that has been updated through time.

Glencairn Inn

5 on December 05, 2014

Glencain Inn was very charming and a great experience. Patty and Mason are wonderful and make you feel like you are part of a family. Highly Recommend!

Charming Inn in Princeton

5 on November 23, 2014

I was in the Princeton area on business and felt like I had found a hidden treasure. The Inn at Glencairn is absolutely warm and charming. The historical home is immaculately kept and boasts beautiful furnishings that are truly inviting and comfortable. The innkeepers, Patty and Mason...where do I start?! The most authentically friendly couple you will ever meet. I felt welcomed from the moment I stepped through the door until the time of my departure the next morning. I was provided a wonderful tour of the home upon my arrival and met Margaret and Richard, another fabulous couple, who were guests at the inn. The evening wine and Patty's Pretzels (addictive treats) to the pumpkin waffles and coffee on antique china for breakfast were delicious! My room and attached bathroom were beautifully decorated and extremely clean. I drifted away effortlessly and slept away any woes or concerns from the previous day. My stay at the Inn at Glencairn was amazing! Thank you Patty and Mason for making a routine business trip an enjoyable and much needed retreat. I plan on returning soon. Happy Holidays, Pat in Chicago

Southern Hospitality in New Jersey

4.6 on October 20, 2014

We had a wonderful 4 night stay with Patty and Mason while on a college tour of Princeton. The Tarr's exceeded our expectations and made us feel welcome and at ease. The breakfasts and afternoon snacks were the best we've had in B&Bs.

Feels Like Staying With Friends in Their Beautiful Home

5 on October 19, 2014

We needed a place to stay in Princeton but didn't want to stay at a standard hotel in a corporate park. Thankfully we found the Inn at Glencairn. While not in Princeton's downtown, it's a short straight-shot drive right in to town a couple miles away. There's no corporate parks in sight! The location is great, but the inn and hosts are even better. You'll be warmly welcomed and your room and the public areas are cozy and definitely not stuffy. We appreciated the wifi and the chocolates on our pillow. The breakfast was a treat - basically a three course meal. Delicious way to start the morning. We hope to have meetings in Princeton again just so that we can return to the Inn.

Great place, would highly recommend!

4.6 on October 11, 2014

Mason and Patty were great hosts and this B&B was outstanding. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!

A most agreeable location

5 on October 09, 2014

One of the best B&Bs we've ever been to! To begin with the breakfast: Tasty and beautifully arranged meals, with fresh fruits and juices in a nice setting with a long table and very nice people sitting around it. Each bedroom is decorated in a different way, the style is elegant and 'clear', this can best be seen in the high quality of Egyptian cotton bedcloths. We met extremely cordial, attentive and friendly innkeepers. During our stay we had interesting talks with Patty, Mason and other guests and learned a lot about the history of the house and the Princeton area. The house is historic, dating back to the 17th century, situated in a beautiful large garden with a red barn and several more smaller buildings. Come and enjoy!

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Rooms & Rates

Opdyke Room

Elegant room featuring a four-poster queen-sized bed with views of the back gardens, red frame barn and original stone stable. The crisp white duvet offers contrast to the pale yellow walls and spring green rug. Large bathroom with antique cupboard washbasin and tub/shower. Each guest room has Internet access and a flat screen television, featherbeds and Egyptian cotton bed linens.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Connah Room

Spacious romantic room with whimsical wrought iron queen-sized bed. The Connah Room has views of our towering maple trees in the front lawn. Complete with an en-suite private bathroom with shower. Each guest room has Internet access and a flat screen television, featherbeds and Egyptian cotton bed linens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Gulick Room

This cozy room features a high queen-sized four-poster bed done in crisp white linens to complement the serene blue walls. The Gulick Room overlooks the back gardens, red frame barn and original stone smokehouse. Complete with an large en-suite bathroom with shower. Each guest room has Internet access and a flat screen television, featherbeds and Egyptian cotton bed linens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Hunt Room

Elegant and spacious colonial room done in earth tones featuring a four-poster king-sized bed and elaborate paneled wall accented by Greek Key molding. Overlooking our shady front lawn with majestic maple trees. Includes an en-suite private bathroom with shower. Each guest room has Internet access and a flat screen television, featherbeds and Egyptian cotton bed linens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Baldwin Suite

This cozy two room suite has its own private entrance and is situated above the original stone section of the manor. Featuring antique lead glass windows with views of both the mature trees in the front lawn and the gardens, red frame barn and outbuildings behind the manor house. Perfect for small families with a queen-sized sleigh bed in one room and two twin sized beds in a separate room. Large en-suite private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $189 - $219

Nightly Rate: $189 - $219

Luxury Guest Room

Elegant guest room featuring a queen-sized bed outfitted with a featherbed, down comforter and Egyptian cotton bed linens. Each guest room has a newly renovated en-suite private bath with fluffy cotton towels, Frette bathrobes, hair dryer and Lather amenities. Guest rooms also include wireless and hard-wired Internet access, a flat screen television and alarm clock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Small town

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Delaware River, New Hope, Lambertville, Washington Crossing State Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Piano, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities , Egyptian cotton bed linens, Frette bathrobes, Featherbeds, Four poster beds, 18th century antiques, Original artwork

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3pm-7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children must be at least 10 yrs old
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full deposit required for one night stay or 50% deposit required for two or more nights to confirm reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be received two weeks prior to check-in date for a full refund less a $20 cancellation fee. In the case of cancellations received less than two weeks before the reserved check-in date, we will refund 90% of your deposit if the room can be rebooked with no loss to the Inn at Glencairn on each reserved night. This policy also applies to partial cancellations due to late arrival or early departure.



Patty & Mason Tarr

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About the innkeepers

Patty loves cooking and baking, calls herself a foodie, and is a self-taught chef. She has a natural talent for cooking and entertaining. Mason loves horticulture and has a beautiful Bonsai collection. What motivates the Tarrs is their desire to satisfy customers. “The ultimate compliment we can receive is to have a repeat customer and for them to share their experience with their friends.”

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  • Time Served: 7am-9am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Individual Egg Bake
Each guest is served an individual egg bake made from locally raised and grown organic ingredients of eggs, cheddar cheese, yogurt and spices served over a slice of Canadian bacon and garnished with a sprig of rosemary. Our daily breakfast also includes pastries such as a home-baked croissant or our own pumpkin cherry muffin along with a fresh fruit plate, and quite often a fruit smoothie. And of course a choice of cereals and coffee, tea, and fresh juice.


3301 Lawrenceville Road , Princeton, NJ 08540 USA (Show map)

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