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Inn at Glencairn

3301 Lawrenceville Road , Princeton, NJ 08540 USA (Show map)
4.5
45 Reviews
$159 - $235
per night

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About

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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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.3

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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!


Only place I will stay in the area from now on!

5 on September 15, 2014

This B&B should not be overlooked! It was the most delightful stay I have ever had. The rooms have a wonderful ambiance of old and new. Old for the charm, new for the convenience! There is no detail that has been ignored. Right down to bud vases filled with the latest wildflowers. Clean, charming, comfortable, great management, fantastic food, I could not ask for more other than more time at the Inn with Patty and Mason!


The Inn at Glencairn

4.6 on September 15, 2014

We stayed at the Inn on two separate occasions and will return whenever we get the opportunity. The Innkeepers, Mason and Patty were warm, welcoming, gracious and accommodating to all of our needs. The Inn was comfortable and charming as well as spotless. The breakfasts were elegant and delicious, with a nice variety. In addition we were treated to home baked choc. chip cookies... what could be better! We highly recommend!


Lovely Visit During Soccer Camp

5 on August 30, 2014

My wife and I had a lovely stay at Glencairn with our son while or son was at a soccer camp at Rider University. Patty and Mason were warm and congenial hosts and the inn and surroundings were peaceful and relaxing. We look forward to returning again someday.


Our best stay in the USA

5 on August 03, 2014

When coming to the Inn at Glencairn our kids noted that the place was like a private home and was a little worried if this was right. However, a few moments later, a smiling gentleman (Mason Tarr) came out from the house and welcomed us to the Inn. 'Feel like home' Mason said after a nice introduction of the Inn and its history - and so we did. After staying two nights, the Inn with Patty and Mason, exceeded our expectations. The place is unique with a lot of history and atmosphere, everything is nice and clean and Patty and Mason are exceptional at being 'personal' inn-keepers. Mason took time to introduce our kids to 'archaeology from the garden', Patty prepared us the best home-made breakfast we have had and took care of dinner reservations. Our stay at the Inn at Glencairn was the best experience during our stay in the US and we wish we had stayed longer. We highly recommend all to stay at the Inn at Glencairn - for both business and pleasure.


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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

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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

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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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Patty & Mason Tarr

Languages spoken

English

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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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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.


Details

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

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