The Wooden Duck Bed & Breakfast

140 Goodale Rd. , Newton, NJ 07860 USA (Show map)
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Imagine a secluded estate not very far away yet far enough to escape from the real world. A comfortable, friendly B&B at the center of all Northern New Jersey has to offer. Mountain lakes, shopping, entertainment, romance & dining. Do it all, or do nothing: find your perfect combination. Come see why travelers, from not just the northeast US but from the world over, stay with us. Tucked away on ten wooded acres amid the rolling hills of rural Sussex County, The Wooden Duck Bed & Breakfast is your great escape in Northern NJ. The Estate House and Carriage house contain 10 spacious rooms, each with a private bath, sitting areas, business workspaces, free wi-fi, flat screen satellite TVs, DVD players and fireplaces. Deluxe and Semi-Deluxe rooms include 2 person soaking tubs. Our Living Room features a gas fireplace, bay window and big cozy couches to relax and unplug. The Den has comfy leather furniture with a big screen TV, perfect to watch a game or movie. There is a snack station open 24 hours with coffee, tea, soft drinks and home baked goodies. DVDs and Games are also available for free use.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Wonderful B&B

4.8 on August 21, 2017

Mat tips for day trips in the area. The 3-course breakfast was amazing, it was varied ay husband and I spent a lovely couple days at The Wooden Duck. The room was clean, pretty and comfortable. Jason and Maryann were courteous and very helpful. Maryann had some great ideas for day trips. The 3-course breakfasts were delicious and creative. The location was peaceful, tucked away and quiet. We have stayed at many B&B's over the years and Wooden Duck ranks up there with the best.

Family Stay

4.6 on August 14, 2017

I was on a short visit to see family in the area. This was a perfect place to stay with husband and two kids - we had our own entrance and the two kids had their own beds. We had a ton of luggage and as we were traveling overseas but had plenty of room to still be comfortable. Would certainly recommend to anyone.

Quiet night in the woods

4.4 on August 02, 2017

Excellent , enjoy the pool and quiet setting , if you want to get away and relax this is the place to go, great resturants close , esp Krave , Of course a great breakfast, we stay in the mallard room very nice, thank you for nice stopover on way for vacation with family.

Great place!

4.6 on May 30, 2017

Lovely home with wonderful hosts. I wish we had more time there. More options at breakfast would be my only recommendation.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. Our options for breakfast menu vary each day between items like: quiche, baked blueberry french toast, an Italian egg bake, egg and cheese souffle, lemon raspberry strada and more... Of course we also have muffins which vary each day as well as a fruit choice and breakfast meat.

- Jason and Maryann (innkeeper)

wooden duck

3.8 on October 08, 2016

Fine , hospitable b&B, ducked in the back woods. pleasant and quiet

Wedding Room

4.8 on August 30, 2016

Attended a wedding nearby & hotels seemed pedestrian. Tried the Wooden Duck for the one night we were in town & really enjoyed it. Innkeepers were friendly & professional. Breakfast was outstanding & BIG !! Liked the ability to get a drink & snack 24/7 in common areas. Would stay there again. I do like to sleep in a very cold room. Although AC was very adequate, & could not control the temp in my room. Not sure if this iis true in all rooms. I could have controlled the heat, however. Really liked the 4 sided fireplace in the bedroom, although did not really use in August. Bed was comfy.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return.

- Jason and Maryann Jerome, Owners (innkeeper)

Loved it.

5 on March 04, 2016

We could not have asked for a more pleasant experience. I know we'll return. George Dunn

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return.

- Owners (innkeeper)

Ist Visit

4.0 on September 09, 2015

Great 2 days . Pool was very refreshing and area was very relaxing. Lots to look at

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to enter a review. Happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return!

- Owners (innkeeper)

nice respite

4.0 on September 06, 2014

great stop for our local family get together. Very friendly, great breakfast.

Lovely spot!!

4.6 on July 01, 2014

Wonderful place. Hospitable hosts. Local food good. I would definitely go back. I was there on business.

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Rooms & Rates


With a Queen Size bed, a Twin Size bed, and a pull-out sofa for one, Scoter is a unique room (rate is for double occupancy - $30 per additional guest). Guests have plenty of room to relax and enjoy their stay. Located in the lower front corner of the inn, one can optionally park around the back and access this room via the rear door.

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

Old Squaw

Old Squaw, with a stall shower, is upstairs on the right side of the Carriage House. Guests can relax and unwind on the Queen Size bed or couch, watch TV, use their computer, or just sit and read. This room provides a wonderful refuge.

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


Bufflehead, a very romantic room, with a Queen Size bed, tucked away in the quietest corner of our inn, has its own private parking space and entry via the rear door. This provides for the perfect hideaway for soaking in your 2-person tub and enjoying the elegant electric fireplace.

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


A tastefully decorated and spacious room, Canvasback offers plenty of room to spread out. With a King Size bed, a 2-person soaking tub, a separate seating area, 32” flat-screen TV, and a Majestic electric fireplace, this comfortable room is the ideal spot for a weekend getaway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Located in the upstairs left of the Carriage House, Pintail is a wonderful retreat. Guests enjoy climbing into the 4-poster High Step-Up Queen Size bed, relaxing in the sitting area or viewing the wildlife through the expansive picture window. The bathroom has a tub/shower combination, adding to the special appeal of this room. A guest favorite!

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


A luxurious deluxe suite with a 2-person soaking tub, Queen Size bed, and double-sided gas fireplace, Harlequin's private balcony is an ideal site for sipping early morning coffee while spotting wildlife such as deer, wild turkeys, woodpeckers, and more. Located on main level of the inn.

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


Located upstairs in the front of the Main House, Mallard is a spacious room with King bed room and sitting area. The oversized bathroom has a tub with a shower, as well as a makeup table. An electric fireplace, western exposure all add to this room's special attraction.

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


Ruddy is located upstairs in the Main House and overlooks the back garden. The electric fireplace, sitting area and ceiling fan contribute to this room's delightful appeal. An oversized bathroom with makeup table, Queen Size bed, and tub/shower combination helps to provide all the comforts of home.

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


Wood is ideally located on the ground level of the Carriage House. It has a Queen Size bed as well as a seated shower with a grab rail--a plus for guests with limited mobility. Wheelchair accessible, guests will find everything they need for a comfortable stay.

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

Golden Eye

Located on the main level of the inn, Golden Eye is warmed by the sun from early morning until late afternoon. Guests enjoy their private balcony, Queen Size bed, flat screen TV, DVD or a soak in the 2-person soaking tub, mesmerized by the beautiful double-sided gas fireplace.

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

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Location Type

Rural, State Park, Countryside, Mountains


Newark, NJ (EWR) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Via I-80 Exit 25 to Rt. 206N towards Newton, 7.5 miles. Turn Right (just before mile marker 105) onto Goodale Road, proceed 1.5 miles to driveway at 140 Goodale Road (on left).

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, NJ Skyhawks Baseball, 12 Public Golf Courses, NYC / 55 miles, NJ Farm & Horse Show, Lakota Wolf Preserve, Franklin Mineral Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

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On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Library , Fireplaces in some rooms, CD players in deluxe rooms, 2-person soaking tubs in deluxe rooms, Fridges in some rooms, Microwave available in kitchen

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Table Tennis, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outdoors only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 years and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No nearby kennels
  • Disabled Access Yes

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Maryann and Jason

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About the innkeepers

Maryann was a Registered Nurse & Homemaker while Jason was a Computer Programmer for 30 years. They raised twin boys who recently graduated college & left the nest. "We have always loved B&Bs and had been looked at properties for years. Originally living at the Jersey Shore, our home was the natural gathering place for family from all over the country so we decided it was time to make the move, get away from the stress & politics of the corporate world and host a relaxing and comfortable B&B!

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  • Time Served: Varies based on Guest needs
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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