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Dockside Bed and Breakfast

6089 Herring Court , New Tripoli, PA 18066 USA (Show map)
17 Reviews
$125 - $195
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This romantic bed & breakfast is located on 7 acres with a 3 acre lake in the rural "Pennsylvania Dutch" area of New Tripoli.There are 4 rooms, including three lakefront theme rooms with Jacuzzi, the Safari, Asian and Elk Suite. The Garden Room is a standard room. Through an arrangement with a nearby family restaurant, we provide a delicious, full breakfast with flexible dining hours.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services4.4
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.0

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a few days in the PA countryside

3.8 on November 08, 2013

what a lovely place. my husband and i stayed in the garden room. it was very roomy, large bathroom and easy accessability. we hope to return to this part of pa again and will surely stay at this lovely lovely home. bob and donna were very accommodating and provided us with whatever we needed.

The Elk Room!!!

3.8 on July 26, 2010

Me and my husband have three children and he works third and I work first when I booked this I though wow what a beautiful picture but when we got there it was wowwww what a beautiful everything it was quiet of course kind of disapointing you had to drive so far to eat!!! And the breakfast resturant was not to my taste they kept staring at us kind of weird I think because we were the only hispanic there and the food was not all that great but the Italiano Restaurante there ugh it was to die for it tasted wonderful!!! I recommend this place to couple who need a break and need some serious talking you hear noone see noone and love every waking minute of it !!!

Thank you Dockside

4.8 on February 01, 2010

"The three days we spent at Dockside were wonderful. We arrived early our first day and drove around to take took in the land and the scenic views. When we pulled into Dockside to check in, the view from our room and all the rooms was equally wonderful. The sunset casts beautiful colors on the ice on the water, we cannot wait to see it again in the warmer weather. We explored and used many of the pamphlets left in our room. Close by is the oldest drive in theater in the country and the oldest continuously open bookstore in the world (Moravian Book Shop, Bethlehem, PA). After our busy days out, the room was truly a special haven to come home to. The bed was super comfortable and the decor was very relaxing. We also really enjoyed the place where breakfast was provided; it was a delicious country meal to start the day with. We will recommend this place to friends as the owners are very nice and friendly and the town was exactly what we were looking for."

Good, but not great

3.6 on January 27, 2010

My husband and I stayed in the Elk Suite a while back. I didn't feel compelled to write a review at first but after reading these reviews I think there are a few things that potential guests should know. First of all, it's in the middle of nowhere. There are attractions, but not nearby, so do your research when planning to come stay here. Second, the whole breakfast set-up was kind off annoying. Sure you get to sleep in, but rather than walk down some stairs to a hot meal, you have to get up, make yourself completely presentable, and travel down the road to a seedy looking diner with a voucher for $15 total. How much did I pay for my room again?? Next, when filling up the jacuzzi, the hot water lasted about 5 minutes. So we had to keep waiting and waiting for more hot water. Finally, we settled for a lukewarm, half-filled tub. Not too relaxing. Not to mention our bed wasn't made for us the next morning and you only get one day of non-brand-name snacks/soda and an apple. Again, when we forked out hundreds of dollars for the suite I don't think it's too much to ask for a 2 days of Pepsi. On the positive side, the place is beautiful. The suite was elegant and the views are spectacular. We went to the Allentown and Bethlehem breweries and did some shopping in Bethlehem which was nice. Basically, if you're looking for a pampered, meet-your-every-need-and-spoil-you getaway, you should stay at another B&B. If privacy and quiet are your thing, you won't be dissappointed.

A Perfect Get Away

5 on October 05, 2009

What a beautiful night away! We stayed in the Safari room 10/3/09 for my husband's 45th birthday, although it was a surprise to me! The room was FANTASTIC! So much better than I could have ever imagined. It reminded me of something I'd see at Walt Disney World! CLEAN & Beautiful! Thank you!

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakeside, Mountains, Wine country


Allentown, PA (LVI-Lehigh Valley International) 25 miles

Directions to property:

At Exit from Airport, turn right onto Airport Road heading South for 1/8 mile. Bear right onto Rt 22 West for 8 miles which merges into Interstate 78 West. Go another 3 miles and bear right onto Route 100 North. Then follow directions above.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Movie Theater, Nature area, Golf Courses, Steam Railroad Rides, Velodrome, Fitness Center and Cabela's Store, Hiking/Biking Trails, Bird Sanctuary/Game Preserve, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Videos , Snacks, Fruit, and Beverages in Room, On Site Fishing & Boating, Limited DVD's Available on Site

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Paddleboating, Wine Tasting/Wineries, Shopping

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  • Check In:: After 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Children Under 12
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: One Night Cash or Credit Card. Personal Checks Must be Submitted 2 Weeks in Advance of Stay.
  • Cancellations: At Least 7 Days Notice for Full Refund Less $50 bookkeeping fee. After That, No Refund Unless Room Can Be Re-Booked, if so, 70% of Deposit Will Be Returned.



Bob & Donna Herring

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Ducks Others

About the innkeepers

Bob is a self employed Mechanical Engineering Consultant specializing in Cryogenics. His wife, Donna has a dance background, and is an avid fitness enthusiast with many running and triathlon trophies to her credit. Together, they own and manage 24 apartments and the bed and breakfast.

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Weekends/ Holidays

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Outside on Deck Over Water, Breakfast Room


Hot Deal

20% OFF OUR ELK & ISLAND SUITES Monday - Thursday

Regular Rate: $195 now $156 (20% Savings:)


expires Wednesday

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6089 Herring Court , New Tripoli, PA 18066 USA (Show map)

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