The Widow McCrea House

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


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.



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

Great peaceful and calm getaway location!

4.6 on December 06, 2017

My wife and I decided to get away for our anniversary weekend. We were delighted to stay on the Widow McCrea House. The grounds around the house are beautifully kept and the outside lights accent the exterior nicely. There was a feeling of warmth as you walk into the house and see the beautifully vintage decorated dining room and continues with the very cozy living room with a fireplace. Our room was immaculate, spacious and very comfortable. As if all of this wasn't splendid already, the warm welcome and hospitality of the owner, Lynn, definitely put it over the top. She interacted with us in every opportunity she had and made us 2 delicious breakfasts. Her honey baked grapefruit and french toast are a must! The laid-back pace of the area, the coziness of the Widow McCrea House and the warmth of Lynn were just the experiences we were seeking and thankfully received. We would definitely recommend the Widow McCrea House for a nice getaway.

Third Time Staying at the Widow!!

5 on October 29, 2017

This is the third time we stayed at the Widow McCrea House and once again it was outstanding, Beautiful and immaculate suite, great hosts, and wonderful breakfasts. And you can easily walk to downtown Frenchtown. My favorite B & B!!

Nice place to stay

4.6 on October 09, 2017

Even though you do get some noise from the nearby street, this is a wonderful place to stay. The rooms are quaint, and the breakfasts worth traveling for. This is my 3rd stay at this b&b and we will be back!

Widow McCrea House, Frenchtown

4.0 on September 27, 2017

Widow McCrea House was a great place to stay in Frenchtown. I was in the Tuccamirgin Room which is a good size room with a large bath. Everything was clean and comfortable. Within walking distance of Frenchtown which is a cool little town to visit, especially in late September with the leaves starting to change colors. Lynn is a wonderful cook, delicious breakfasts, nice variety and the baked goods could be meals in themselves. She is very welcoming and I enjoyed our conversations. PS While I was working on this yesterday, I hope I didn't send it out accidentally. I was still trying to figure it out and when I came back to this page it was gone. Please delete that incomplete review if that's the case. Thanks

Comfortable, great breakfast

4.0 on May 31, 2017

We stayed in the Tuccamirgin room, which was comfortable and very clean. Frenchtown is cute and within easy walking distance. Lynn and her husband were very welcoming and breakfast was lovely

Second visit as good as the first.

5 on February 23, 2017

We stayed at the Widow McCrea from 2/18 to 2/20/2017. This was our second visit after 1 1/2 years and we were not disappointed. Beautiful, immaculate, delicious breakfasts and wonderful hosts. We stayed in the Anne James Suite and it is well worth the few extra dollars. Also, the Widow McCrea is a very short walk to downtown Frenchtown, so you can avoid driving when going out to dinner. We look forward to returning the the fall.

Widow McCrea Frenchtown NJ

4.0 on January 10, 2017

The Widow McCrea House is located in a wonderful area of New Jersey, tucked away from the main street to provide quiet and solitude yet close enough to the heart of Frenchtown to take a quick ride or walk in and enjoy the restaurants and shops. There are a handful of nice places to eat with great bars and views, as well as an eclectic ranges of shops offering artistic items and higher end housewares. The WMH has a welcoming and attentive staff with nicely adorned and comfortable rooms. On the first night they offered a bottle of wine as a welcome gift. The breakfast part of the B&B comes with a three-course meal that is plentiful and diverse, with offerings such as roasted grapefruit and challah french toast. If you are looking for a true getaway this is a great place to meet your needs. There is a tow path along the river that is exclusively for walking, running, and bicycling, with bridges and nearby small towns to visit on a short car ride.

Great Victorian house with beautiful furniture and delicious food in lovely Frenchtown

4.2 on December 29, 2016

We stayed here two years in a row in two different rooms and enjoyed it very much, though one room is very noisy and should be avoided. This year we stayed in the Privacy Suite and while the room is nice enough, it is very noisy. It is underneath an upstairs room and is attached to the kitchen, so early morning food preparation and sounds from the upstairs room until all hours of the morning made for a terrible night's sleep. I would not do that again. It's worth the extra money for the Anne Jaynes room inside the house, which is lovely.

Exceeded my expectations

4.8 on December 27, 2016

Friendly welcome. Gorgeous rooms furnished with Victorian antiques. (I wouldn't bring small children here.) Parlor for enjoying a fire and the company of others. The only thing the room lacked was a surface on which I could have set up my laptop. Ditto for the parlor. Because of early departure I couldn't experience the three course breakfast, but hostess went out of her way to serve me scones, herbed eggs, and fruit at 7:00. She didn't have to do that, and I very much appreciated it!.

Amazing & Romantic B&B

5 on November 30, 2016

Stood in the cottage for 2 nights and it was worth every penny. Best part for me was the Jacuzzi with the sky view and the breakfast. The breakfast alone tasted like it was from a 5 star restaurant.

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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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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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Wired internet , 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.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.
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Burt Patalano and Lynn 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

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Regular Rate: $465 now $372 (20% Savings:)

Stay 3 Nights in our romantic Tuccamirgin room with Canopy bed and private bath at Full Weekend Rates for the first two nights and GET THE 3rd NIGHT FOR JUST $62 DOLLARS! Taxes additional. Rates include Gourmet Breakfast by candlelight in our Victorian Dining room and complimentary bottle of wine en suite upon arrival. Please contact the inn directly at 1 9089964999 to redeem this deal.

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