The Wooden Duck Bed & Breakfast

140 Goodale Rd. , Newton, NJ 07860 USA (Show map)


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 Dining4.7

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.

Perfect weekend get away

4.6 on July 08, 2013

Excellent breakfast, charming and very knowledgeable hosts. Beautiful Inn in a picture perfect ,serene setting.. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool and watching the birds as we enjoyed delicious breakfasts prepared from scratch by Beth .What a gem we have found ! Karl and Beth did everything to make sure our stay was perfect..they are really sincere in wanting their guests to enjoy their time at the Inn and they did more then that. We will go back, hopefully many more times!

Innkeeper Response
We were delighted to host these very warm and friendly people. We are glad they enjoyed their time at the Wooden Duck. They are a delight to have as guests. They make this a rewarding occupation.

- Karl Krummel (innkeeper)

One of our favorite B&Bs!

4.4 on January 02, 2013

My partner and I have stayed at The Wooden Duck several times. Karl is very welcoming and Beth's breakfasts are delicious. The pool and grounds in the summer are very nice and the fireplace and soaking tub in the room are very relaxing. We have recommended it to our friends and will continue to visit.

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Rooms & Rates

Golden Eye Deluxe Room

Do you feel like you're always on the road? Maybe it's time to treat yourself to a stay in one of our Deluxe rooms. Private bath with deep, 2-person soaking tub and separate shower; fireplace; queen bed; satellite TV; complimentary 24-hours snacks, beverages and wireless Internet. If you have to be away from home, why not stay at a place where you can relax and at least feel like you're home?

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

Nightly Rate: $239 - $289

Harlequin Deluxe Room

Is it time to rediscover yourself or your significant other? With its private balcony, 4-poster bed, double-sided gas fireplace, skylight, refrigerator, mood lighting, and 2-person soaking tub, you'll find that Harlequin provides the perfect refuge.

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

Nightly Rate: $239 - $289

Bufflehead Deluxe Room

This quiet, intimate room with its own reserved parking space will provide privacy for the guest who desires solitude. A two-person soaking tub, mood lighting, and corner fireplace make it perfect for a romantic retreat. Located in the Main House.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $259

Scoter Guest Room

Located on the ground level of the Main House, Scoter is ideal for those who want to come and go without disturbing other guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $169

Mallard Jr. Deluxe Room

Mallard is ideal for both corporate or leisure guests. Climb into the large King size bed for a comfortable night's rest, sit at the desk & access free wireless Internet, or kick back and watch satellite TV or video. Upstairs in the Main House.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

Ruddy Jr. Deluxe Room

The bright and cheery decor of Ruddy will lift your spirits the moment you step through the doorway. While gazing out the window, don't be surprised if you spot a deer or wild turkey. On the 2nd floor of the Main House, it overlooks the inground pool.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

Pintail Guest Room

Remove yourself from the stresses of life and nestle into the comfy, 4-poster bed to unwind. Wildlife abounds on the hillside viewed from the large picture window. This rustic room is located in the Carriage House, across the drive from the Main House.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $169

Wood Guest Room

This cozy room is conveniently located on the ground-level of the Carriage House. Individual temperature control, mood lighting, satellite TV with VCR, desk, wireless Internet access, and stuffed chairs complement this very comfortable room.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $159

Canvasback Deluxe Room

This quiet, spacious room with a king size bed is located in the Main House. A two-person soaking tub, and corner fireplace make it perfect for a romantic retreat.

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

$239 - $289

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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

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, 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, Internet Service, 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, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 2 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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night or valid credit card number
  • Cancellations: All reservations, regardless of notice, are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to arrival in order to avoid being charged for the stay in full..
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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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