Whistling Swan Inn

110 Main Street , Stanhope, NJ 7874 USA (Show map)

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Nestled in the New Jersey Skylands, the Whistling Swan Inn is one of New Jersey's best kept secrets. This is where modern luxury meets Victorian elegance. Exquisitely decorated with period antiques, luxury linens and other five-star amenities, each room beckons you to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect. All rooms have a private bathroom with walk-showers; suites have over-sized Jacuzzi tubs. Guests will enjoy plush bathrobes, flat screen TV, DVD players and fireplaces en-suite. The inn's grand wraparound veranda and English garden call to mind a more genteel time where lazy days were spent sipping a cool drink and visiting with friends. You're close to Waterloo Village, antiquing, winter sports, boating, Lake Musconetcong, golf, horseback riding, state parks and forests, Morris Canal and many other sights in this 4-season tourism region.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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

Couldn't have asked for more

4.8 on August 07, 2016

Absolutely exceeded my expectations. The house is beautiful, the staff are welcoming and friendly, the breakfast was 5 Star - best we ever had at a B&B, the grounds were lovely and the room and home was clean as a whistle . . . or should I say a whistling swan. The wrap around porch was delightful and my daughter and her beau enjoyed visiting us there. My hubby and I ate one meal in the Gazebo admiring the garden. Tom and Ros, you have got one wonderful gardener. Don't hesitate to stay here. You will absolutely want to come back again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your glowing review. We're so happy you liked the garden; I think I've finally put the right annuals in that can stand the full sun. I'll let Tom know as he is our gardener extraordinaire. Do come again; we'll be delighted to see you.


A Great Place to Stay

5 on August 05, 2016

What a great place surrounded by natural beauty. Can't wait to go back

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review. We're glad that your experience here was a positive one.


3 days in Stanhope, NJ

4.4 on May 21, 2016

Tom could not be more friendly and accommodating. As compared to other places, this B&B offered tasty, full breakfasts. The always open common lounge area was welcoming and well stocked with cookies and soft drinks, tea or coffees, even sherry. There was an extensive collection of DVDs too. The wrap around front porch and grounds were wonderful too. We had a very enjoyable stay.


First time staying at the Whistling Swan

4.8 on May 09, 2016

We went up as three couples from the same family, and loved our stay. The rooms were clean and inviting, Roz was a very welcoming host and breakfast both days was delicious. Cookies and brownies and coffee available whenever we wanted them. I recommend this Inn to anyone staying in the Skylands area of NJ.


Beautiful Place

5 on April 16, 2016

We stayed for a long weekend 3/25 -3/28/2016. Ros was amazing. The décor and the breakfast that was prepared each morning was truly wonderful. She really would make you feel right at home. Very pleasant staff. I would definitely return and recommend this to everyone. My husband and I rode bikes along the canal which are complimentary. We also went to Bushkill Falls which is about 40 minutes form the hotel. Lots to see. Very cozy!!!


One night at Whistling Swan

4.6 on April 03, 2016

The room was beautiful. It had everything you would need. Breakfast was delicious. Wsh We could have stayed longer!


Awesome

5 on March 13, 2016

This was the first B and B my wife and I ever stayed in. It was absolutely perfect. The room was great, and the breakfast was incredible. We were on a "babymoon" and received in room massages. Overall a great experience and we will definitely be returning soon.


Winter Get away

4.6 on March 04, 2016

Felt like home away from home. It was a relaxed, friendly environment. Our host was very welcoming and down to earth. My husband and I both enjoyed our winter get away.


Fantastic as ever

5 on March 02, 2016

I stay here several times a year - and when I am over from the UK - this is my home away from home. I feel truly at home here.


A grown-up getaway gift...

5 on March 01, 2016

The inside story to my recent stay, before my review... I was given a weekend stay gift card by a very dear friend of mine... She knows that I'm basically a jeans, t-shirt and sneakers type of guy, and was hoping to broaden my horizons with a stay at the inn... My plan was to enjoy a relaxing 'no plans' weekend away and see what came up... We checked in mid-day on Friday and were greeted by the very gracious Ros, she filled us in on everything and showed us to our room... And we just settled in for a lazy night, complete with some very yummy freshly baked cookies and brownies and a fine glass of sherry... Saturday morning we headed down for a breakfast that left us full, and every tastebud tickled... We headed out to explore the local area and came back after a few hours to find our freshened up room... The room well it was quaint and comfy, with a bathroom that we kinda wanted to sneak home with us... We asked Ros for a recommendation for an Italian restaurant, and wow she sent us to an awesome one... So to sum it up, we totally enjoyed our stay, and are looking forward to future visits to further explore the area, knowing we'll enjoy great hospitality, an awesome breakfast and a relaxing stay away from our everyday... Thank you Ros...


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Rooms & Rates

Morris Canal

- 2nd floor light and airy - A cozy room dressed in intimate style - queen sized bed - electric fireplace - flat panel TV/DVD player - Wireless LAN BRASS BED ROOM

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

Tranquility

- in quietest part of the Inn. - stained glass window - room is colored in burgundy and cream - victorian claw-foot soaking tub with shower - queen sized bed - Wireless LAN

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

Lenape

- room painted in the color of sunshine - bath with two person shower - queen sized bed - flat panel TV/DVD - Wireless LAN

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

Harmony Suite

- reflects victorian love for exotic furnishing - queen size four poster bed - electric fireplace - Flat panel TV - Wireless LAN - two bathrooms - two person jacuzzi, heated fireplace oriental room

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

Walnut Valley Suite

Luxury Suite - 2nd floor - grand luxury salon - King size bed - custom tiled jacuzzi - cozy reading chairs - mahogany mantled gas fireplace - 2 separate bathrooms - refrigerator - Wireless LAN Luxury Suite - 2nd floor

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

Stillwater Mini Suite

- 1940's room peach and cream colored - King size bed - gorgeous ladies vanity - two person jacuzzi - 32" flat panel TV/DVD - electric fireplace - Wireless LAN

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

Great Meadows

- 1920's room in glorious light - maple furnishing - electric fireplace - small refrigerator - queen sized bed - private bath with stall shower - Wireless LAN

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

Waterloo Village

- romantic room with roses surrounding you - view to the victorian garden - King size bed - Electric fireplace - 32" flat panel TV/DVD - private bath with stall shower - Wireless LAN

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

High Point Suite

- Victorian turret - two room suite - two person jacuzzi - gas fireplace - steam shower - small refrigerator - 2 flat panel TV's, DVD player

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

GHOST

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Newark, NJ (EWR) 40 miles

Directions to property:

I-80 to exit 27b, RT-183 NORTH towards NETCONG. You will come to a circle. Take the exit that says ¿Growing Stage¿, Rte 183 North - Netcong. It is at the one o¿clock position on the circle. Go down the hill to the light. You will see Lake Muscenetcong on your right. Make a left turn across from the Hess Gas Station. You will see the Welcome to Stanhope sign on your left. This is Main St. Go straight down Main Street. You will pass Stanhope House and the municipal buildings on your right. Then you will see a church on your left at New St. Make a left hand turn at the next street, King St. Our driveway is the second driveway on your right. You will see the Swan at the end of the driveway.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, 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, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Secretarial services, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Antiquing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00PM-8:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only on outside porch only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children 9 and over are accepted.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights if Saturday night is included, May - Oct. and on holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card number
  • Cancellations: In the event of a cancellation, deposits will be refunded only if the Whistling Swan is given a minimum of 7 days notice prior to 4pm of the arrival date of the reservation. If you cancel within 7 days a fee of one night's stay will be assessed. All cancellations, regardless of notice, will be assessed a $25 cancellation fee, per room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tom and Rosalind Bruno

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:30-9 Tues-F 8:30-10:00 Sa-Mo
  • Serving Location: On the porch in the summer, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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