4.8 on February 05, 2017
This 300 year old house provides connection with Princeton's venerable history, and offers unspoiled rooms that fully retain the character of the house. It sits on a lovely piece of property complete with barns and outbuildings and handsome old trees, completely convenient to Princeton (3 miles) and Lawrenceville (1 mile). Delight in fresh and spotless surroundings, and a breakfast so generous and delicious you will not need lunch! Lydia, the innkeeper, is warm and intelligent and helpful. Of the inns we have stayed in, this remains a favorite, and only seems to improve over time. Every effort is made to provide guests with a memorable stay. Worth every penny, and convenient to many interesting places: Princeton Museum and campus, shopping, restaurants, Rockingham Historic Site, D & R Canal, Grounds for Sculpture and more.
5 on December 30, 2016
Cozy, comfortable, spacious rooms, perfect getaway from the city, to recharge and take in the scenery of Princeton and surroundings
5 on September 21, 2016
We have stayed at the Inn at Glencairn on several occasions. The inn itself is beautifully preserved, offering all modern amenities without sacrificing the building's historic character. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. There is also a lovely downstairs common room and spacious grounds that guests are welcome to explore. The inn is conveniently located just minutes away from the center of Lawrenceville, a charming town with great shops and restaurants. The innkeeper, Lydia, offered us a warm welcome when we arrived and a delicious gourmet breakfast before we left. The Glencairn is definitely our inn of choice whenever we are in the Princeton area.
4.0 on September 09, 2016
The Inn at Glencairn is steeped in history. The location is in a secluded area in the woods. Lydia is an amazing chef and breakfast was superb. The rooms are charming and the bed linens are luxurious.
5 on August 02, 2016
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Inn this past weekend for the Terhune Orchards Peach Festival and simply put it was everything we could have imagined and more. While we only live a little more than an hour away we decided to get away from home and treat ourselves and I am so glad this is where we chose to stay. The Inn and grounds are tremendous and the rooms are beyond words. The only thing better than the accommodations are Chef Lydia's breakfast and cookies, we have been gone two days and are still craving them! Nothing I say can truly do justice for this amazing Inn and Chef, I highly recommend staying here at least once in your life.
5 on July 25, 2016
I spent four nights at Clancairn Inn in July, 2016. I worked at the Inn during the day, and spent early mornings and early evenings watching my son compete in a local sports event, which is what had brought me to the area. It was perfect! The breakfasts were great, Lydia was very helpful and gracious, and the rooms were pretty and clean. I highly recommend the Inn at Clencairn if you are looking for a place to stay in this beautiful part of New Jersey.
4.8 on June 27, 2016
I have researched many B&Bs through your site. The Inn at Glencairn offered what I was looking for...a warm welcome, simple, tasteful accommodations, & a delicious breakfast!
5 on June 06, 2016
PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!
5 on March 01, 2016
We spent a beautiful weekend at this beautiful inn and we recommend it to anyone who loves style, elegance, peace and classic atmosphere.
5 on December 10, 2015
Travel back in time to this rustic inn and you won't be disappointed! Danielle and Jason are attentive innkeepers and will make your stay a memorable one. Enjoy the cozy rooms, a glass of wine and the homemade chocolate chip cookies.
5 on October 19, 2015
It was amazing; very clean - perfect. Breakfast was wonderful; made by Patti and served by Mason. The room we stayed in was very nicely decorated and appointed/updated. The oldest part of the Inn was built in 1737 and the public areas are very original. We would and will stay here again.
4.4 on October 15, 2015
Lovely rooms, very clean, innkeepers very sweet.
4.6 on August 30, 2015
We visited the Inn at Glencairn during August of 2015 and had a very pleasant stay! Mason was a very kind, attentive host, and the new garden / private patio area he added to the yard was wonderful. Comfortable chairs, great atmosphere - even a string of lights! Room very clean, complementary wine...and delicious homemade cookies! Couldn't ask for more! A great place to stay if in the area!
5 on August 10, 2015
Best B&B we've stayed in. Highly recommended!
5 on May 18, 2015
A hidden gem and a perfect place to stay when visiting Princeton. We stayed in the Baldwin suite which is two bedrooms and it was as charming as one would expect a 300yr old home. The service was simply fantastic with 1st Teresa, and then the Innkeepers, Patty and Mason. We will be going back! L.Wyllie
5 on April 27, 2015
Lovely stay. Historical home/property and beautiful grounds with great country charm. Friendly, inviting, restful. Seeing baby foxes romp by edge of woods was an added bonus :) Look forward to coming again. Thanks, Patty and Mason!
4.6 on April 21, 2015
The Inn at Glencairn offers a delightful retreat just down the road from Princeton. Part of the building is prerevolutionary and features a cozy gathering space with a walk in fireplace. The rooms are good sized, clean and my bed was very comfortable. New innkeepers, Mason and Patti make every effort to ensure a wonderful visit.
4.8 on March 30, 2015
We loved our stay at the Inn at Glencairn. Beautifully appointed rooms with delicious home-made snacks and drinks available at all day. The innkeepers were wonderful hosts and the breakfast was delicious. We would strongly recommend this inn.
5 on March 24, 2015
Beautiful old Georgian home...great hospitality...excellent food and service...couldn't have been better...Mason and Patti are wonderful hosts!!!
5 on March 23, 2015
We have been to several B&Bs, and our weekend at the Inn at Glencairn was absolutely the best B&B experience we’ve had, in every aspect. The house itself is beautiful, full of history and atmosphere. The place is spotless, the beds are comfortable, and the bathrooms are clean and modern. The innkeepers, Mason and Patty, are so warm and hospitable, they make you feel like a family member visiting their home for the weekend. Their attention to the details separates Glencairn from any other B&B at which we have stayed. Little unexpected touches greet you throughout your stay. Patty’s breakfasts (especially the French toast) are outstanding, and her cookies and those seasoned pretzels that are available in the common area are just phenomenal. These guys are very good at what they do. Highly, highly recommend it.
5 on January 13, 2015
A great place to stay close to Nassau St in Princeton. Tons of history in this old Inn that has been updated through time.
5 on December 05, 2014
Glencain Inn was very charming and a great experience. Patty and Mason are wonderful and make you feel like you are part of a family. Highly Recommend!
5 on November 23, 2014
I was in the Princeton area on business and felt like I had found a hidden treasure. The Inn at Glencairn is absolutely warm and charming. The historical home is immaculately kept and boasts beautiful furnishings that are truly inviting and comfortable. The innkeepers, Patty and Mason...where do I start?! The most authentically friendly couple you will ever meet. I felt welcomed from the moment I stepped through the door until the time of my departure the next morning. I was provided a wonderful tour of the home upon my arrival and met Margaret and Richard, another fabulous couple, who were guests at the inn. The evening wine and Patty's Pretzels (addictive treats) to the pumpkin waffles and coffee on antique china for breakfast were delicious! My room and attached bathroom were beautifully decorated and extremely clean. I drifted away effortlessly and slept away any woes or concerns from the previous day. My stay at the Inn at Glencairn was amazing! Thank you Patty and Mason for making a routine business trip an enjoyable and much needed retreat. I plan on returning soon. Happy Holidays, Pat in Chicago
4.6 on October 20, 2014
We had a wonderful 4 night stay with Patty and Mason while on a college tour of Princeton. The Tarr's exceeded our expectations and made us feel welcome and at ease. The breakfasts and afternoon snacks were the best we've had in B&Bs.
5 on October 19, 2014
We needed a place to stay in Princeton but didn't want to stay at a standard hotel in a corporate park. Thankfully we found the Inn at Glencairn. While not in Princeton's downtown, it's a short straight-shot drive right in to town a couple miles away. There's no corporate parks in sight! The location is great, but the inn and hosts are even better. You'll be warmly welcomed and your room and the public areas are cozy and definitely not stuffy. We appreciated the wifi and the chocolates on our pillow. The breakfast was a treat - basically a three course meal. Delicious way to start the morning. We hope to have meetings in Princeton again just so that we can return to the Inn.
4.6 on October 11, 2014
Mason and Patty were great hosts and this B&B was outstanding. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
5 on October 09, 2014
One of the best B&Bs we've ever been to! To begin with the breakfast: Tasty and beautifully arranged meals, with fresh fruits and juices in a nice setting with a long table and very nice people sitting around it. Each bedroom is decorated in a different way, the style is elegant and 'clear', this can best be seen in the high quality of Egyptian cotton bedcloths. We met extremely cordial, attentive and friendly innkeepers. During our stay we had interesting talks with Patty, Mason and other guests and learned a lot about the history of the house and the Princeton area. The house is historic, dating back to the 17th century, situated in a beautiful large garden with a red barn and several more smaller buildings. Come and enjoy!
5 on September 15, 2014
This B&B should not be overlooked! It was the most delightful stay I have ever had. The rooms have a wonderful ambiance of old and new. Old for the charm, new for the convenience! There is no detail that has been ignored. Right down to bud vases filled with the latest wildflowers. Clean, charming, comfortable, great management, fantastic food, I could not ask for more other than more time at the Inn with Patty and Mason!
4.6 on September 15, 2014
We stayed at the Inn on two separate occasions and will return whenever we get the opportunity. The Innkeepers, Mason and Patty were warm, welcoming, gracious and accommodating to all of our needs. The Inn was comfortable and charming as well as spotless. The breakfasts were elegant and delicious, with a nice variety. In addition we were treated to home baked choc. chip cookies... what could be better! We highly recommend!
5 on August 30, 2014
My wife and I had a lovely stay at Glencairn with our son while or son was at a soccer camp at Rider University. Patty and Mason were warm and congenial hosts and the inn and surroundings were peaceful and relaxing. We look forward to returning again someday.
5 on August 03, 2014
When coming to the Inn at Glencairn our kids noted that the place was like a private home and was a little worried if this was right. However, a few moments later, a smiling gentleman (Mason Tarr) came out from the house and welcomed us to the Inn. 'Feel like home' Mason said after a nice introduction of the Inn and its history - and so we did. After staying two nights, the Inn with Patty and Mason, exceeded our expectations. The place is unique with a lot of history and atmosphere, everything is nice and clean and Patty and Mason are exceptional at being 'personal' inn-keepers. Mason took time to introduce our kids to 'archaeology from the garden', Patty prepared us the best home-made breakfast we have had and took care of dinner reservations. Our stay at the Inn at Glencairn was the best experience during our stay in the US and we wish we had stayed longer. We highly recommend all to stay at the Inn at Glencairn - for both business and pleasure.
5 on July 22, 2014
We stayed at the Inn at Glencairn over a weekend and found it to be a delightful and peaceful place. Patty and Mason were very warm and accommodating which was highly appreciated given the long distances we traveled to arrive there. They went out of there way to make us comfortable and that made all the difference. This is a place to visit when you need a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
5 on July 22, 2014
Inn at Glencairn has it all! Delightful, knowledgeable innkeepers greet you and are available but not hovering. Beautiful property with all the historic pluses (location, property, furniture, charm) coupled with modern desires (beautiful bathrooms, flatscreen TV's etc.). The breakfast is 5 star quality in both taste and presentation. Perfect little getaway near Princeton! Don't miss "happy hour" for wine and home made treats in the common room. No question we will return!
5 on July 16, 2014
I spent five days at the Inn at Glencairn and hated to leave. The building is wonderfully historic (built in the mid-1700s), but has been very sensitively renovated to include all the modern conveniences (new bathrooms, flat screen TVs, central a/c, Wifi) without detracting at all from the Colonial atmosphere. The back property is peaceful and bucolic with a stone smoke house, a big red barn, and stone stables, all from the Colonial period. My favorite relaxation was sitting on the stone patio with a cup of tea or a glass of wine and just soaking in the beauty of the scene. Innkeepers Patty and Mason Tarr could not be more welcoming or helpful (they moved an antique desk into my room so I could work there), yet they are also very unobtrusive so one can be private when one wishes. Guests have ongoing access to Patty's scrumptious homemade pretzels and cookies, as well as tea, coffee, and bottled water. In the evening, there's complimentary wine. Patty's gourmet breakfasts are delicious and extremely filling. Come hungry! The beautiful town of Princeton is a short drive away and offers lots of excellent restaurants and shopping, as well as the extensive campus of one of the world's great universities. You can also stroll, bicycle or canoe along the Delaware and Raritan Canal, visit the fabulous Grounds for Sculpture, and tour various historic sites. I can't wait to return to the Inn!
5 on July 16, 2014
My wife and I visited Princeton and nearby areas in May, '14, and had the absolute good fortune and pleasure of choosing the Inn at Glencairn. First of all, it's away from the business of downtown Princeton, but a scant five-minute drive to it (approx. three miles). Secondly, the building is incredibly old, but doesn't look it. It's quite clear from the moment one steps inside that it's well cared for, and historic. The older part of the Inn was a hospital, I'm told. This area is now a place to sit, relax, and have a glass of wine or tea with the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the breakfasts are superior. Of course, all good things about this Inn are due to the diligence and responsibility of the Inn Keepers, Patty and Mason. We found them to be very courteous, friendly, and concerned for their visitors. When we went in May, they had only been there a short time themselves, having moved from ownership of another Inn out of state. Honestly, I don't care how beautiful or interesting an Inn might be; it would be nothing without the kind of love and respect Patty and Mason have for the Inn and its visitors. You'll love Princeton and the surrounding areas, and you'll really enjoy coming back to the Inn at the end of the day.
4.8 on July 09, 2014
We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and ambience of this B&B. The innkeepers were very pleasant and accommodating. The breakfast was superb. The room was comfortable, clean, and spacious. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
4.8 on June 08, 2014
We recently enjoyed our third visit to The Inn at Glencairn. The Inn is under the new management of Patty & Mason Tarr. We have always enjoyed the convenient location to Princeton & Lawrenceville and the historic nature of the house. Rooms are comfortable and nicely furnished with antique furniture, good bedding and well appointed bathrooms. Our only suggestion for the rooms is adequate reading lights on both sides of the bed. The small lamps are lovely, but make reading a challenge. We can't say enough about the service. Patty & Mason couldn't be nicer or more helpful. Patty is an excellent breakfast cook providing us with a delicious meal all three mornings. Mason is a gardener and his efforts around the grounds are evident. The Inn has never looked better. We would stay again, without question. Good value, wonderfully clean and a fun place to visit.
5 on May 20, 2014
We came here as a little getaway after our wedding and it was just what we needed. A warm and inviting place with friendly innkeepers! Breakfast was homemade and delicious, and there were homemade snacks around the house as well. There's a lot of history surrounding the house, yet the rooms felt updated and charming. All in all we had a great stay here, and Mason and Patty certainly make you feel welcome. We will look into staying here again sometime soon when we need another few nights away!
4.2 on May 15, 2014
2 nights at the Glencairn - Mason and Patty have only been running the place for 10 days but you wouldnt know it - excellent hosts, great welcome and amenities, and wonderful breakfast - cant recommend it enough!
3.6 on April 25, 2014
I would come back to this inn in a heartbeat. The rooms were clean and spacious. Bed was quite comfortable. The inn's location is close to the D&R Canal bike path, which my husband and I rode two days in a row. .
3.2 on March 20, 2014
It's not the Ritz Carlton. There's no room service, or turndown service, and no restaurant. But I knew that when I booked, so I'm not complaining. It close to friends in town that I was visiting, and I wanted a clean bed. This place delivers a very comfy bed, cute and quaint house (it's very old - built in 1600s and 1700s), and the innkeeper Jon and his wife were helpful. I love how the floors creaked, but I suspect not everyone does. It was quiet (big plus!) and relaxing. I am not a breakfast person - it's Raisin Bran and soy milk for me. So fair warning - though the brochure advertises "full gourmet breakfast," there's no bacon and eggs here. Because of its charm and quiet location, I'd return again.
4.2 on December 19, 2013
This a beautiful inn. The rooms were impeccably clean and cozy. Breakfast the next morning was delicious and well presented. We will stay here again!
4.6 on December 03, 2013
We spent a night at the Inn at Glencairn celebrating our third anniversary. The host, Jon, greeted us warmly when we arrived. He gave us a tour of the house and told us all sorts of cool history about the building and grounds. Our room was lovely- warm, clean, and well-maintained. The big bathroom included a tub, which was so relaxing! Breakfast the next morning was delicious and fresh. Jon gave us recommendations for local places to visit and let us walk around the grounds outside. Highly recommend the Inn at Glencairn for a weekend getaway or just a quick night away.
3.4 on November 25, 2013
The host was very knowledgeable and accessible with regards to the history and significance of the inn. The venue was well kept and interesting :)
4.8 on May 22, 2013
The room was spacious, bright and cheery. Great food at breakfast. The house sits on 3 acres and so we took a lovely stroll about the grounds. Very easy access to Princeton. Friendly and helpful inkeepers (we got a few tips we will use on our own old house). The place is very well kept.
4.8 on April 29, 2013
beautiful old house, fine service
4.8 on April 29, 2013
It's always fun to experience history at a B&B. Part of this home dates back to the time of Washington. I loved John's stories about the history and hearing about the garbage door, sized from the shortest available plank, and the candle placers in the shelves. The rooms are big and even the bathrooms are classy. I wish I had reason to be in this area more. I'd be back.
5 on April 05, 2013
My Husband and I enjoyed our stay very much at Glenncairn. The Inn is really wonderful and the room and bathroom was clean and lovely. The care giver was filling in at the time Teresa was her name and she was lovely. She made a little cheese and fruit tray for my husband and me when we arrived as we were hungry. For breakfast we had sausage and a wonderful fruit french toast casserole. It was a warm and relaxed atmosphere and we both will return! Jennifer Keen and Lou Schoenike
5 on December 16, 2012
Only stayed for one night but loved it! So close to downtown. Lovely inn keepers. Great history of the home n property. Would love to stay there again!
3.6 on May 21, 2012
Historic home about a 10 min drive from Princeton U. Innkeepers very friendly and helpful. Very pleasant room.
4.6 on January 28, 2012
The Inn at Glencairn exceeded our expectations. The home is lovely and a fine example of 18th century architecture that has been well preserved. The rooms are nicely decorated and uncluttered. The innkeepers, Susy and Jon are welcoming and very accommodating. Our breakfast was filling and delicious. We would return again!
3.4 on January 25, 2012
Very inviting and cosy. I loved touring and reading the history of the house.
4.0 on January 20, 2012
I love history and this B&B was full of it! Apon checking in, Jon was there to give us a small tour and history of the home- showed us all the rooms...and offered us a glass of wine. Although we thought we were one of two guests there- we woke up to a full breakfast table with 4 other couples. The rooms were very clean and bright, the bathroom had nice updates that didn't take away from the homes character. My one desire for the breakfast, was toast or a slice of meat...we were served peaches with a cream(very good) and an egg souffle and a wedge of melon. I left a bit hungry and had to stop for food on the drive home! Otherwise, it was a beautiful home in a lovely part of NJ.
2.2 on January 15, 2012
This was a disappointing experience. This inn looks much better on the website than it does in person. The rooms are okay, but not very well appointed. The "gourmet" breakfast was mediocre and offered no choice. We stayed here so we could have a night out in Princeton; next time we'll stay at the Nassau Inn. There is really no value for money here.
5 on November 12, 2011
We arrived in the middle of the late October Nor'Easter Snowstorm of 2011. Arriving late, the Innkeepers made us very comfortable and ensured that our stay was memorable. Room & decor were immaculate and beautiful, breakfast was delicious. Jon and Susana helped tremendously with a special surprise for my wife's birthday. Fabulous Inn and wonderful Innkeepers.
4.4 on October 23, 2011
Fantastic location, historic inn, great breakfast, large rooms, antique furniture. Most impressive!
4.2 on October 03, 2011
Our time at the Inn was a comfortable visit to the area. The history of the inn as well as the conversation with the innkeeper made the trip memorable. Highly recommend a visit!
5 on August 25, 2011
Everything was lovely. I can't recommend the place highly enough. I would love to go back sometime.
5 on May 22, 2011
The Inn at Glencairn, like the small city of Princeton, NJ is very old, quaint and remarkably beautiful. My wife and I have stayed there twice now and hope to return again before too long. The innkeeper was an absolute delight. Very friendly and welcoming. The house is early 18th century magnificent, and the food was excellent. I would recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in or near Princeton.
4.4 on March 25, 2011
We just had a lovely stay at the Inn at Glencairn near Princeton. Bob was a very gracious host and quite accommodating. It's about a 10 minute drive to Princeton, which makes it the perfect distance away from most of the bus and traffic noise. The room was quiet and wonderful. The house is very charming, and we spent some time simply walking around taking pictures before heading to town. Our only complaint was that we could not open the windows because they didn't have screens in them yet. Of course, it would be the warmest day in weeks, so the air wasn't on yet. There were also problems with what I call "sticky bugs" -- bugs that attach themselves to carpet or any other fabric. We killed five in a two-night stay. I would definitely recommend the Inn at Glencairn. The service is fantastic, and it really is a great place to stay and enjoy a weekend.
4.6 on October 07, 2010
we loved the Inn at Glencairn. its location is perfect to visit Princeton University. the rooms are nicely decorated and comfortable. the host is very accommodating. the common areas are great to hang out in. would recommend this Inn to anyone!
4.0 on July 29, 2010
Great historical stay in green and leafy Princeton. Comfortable, relaxed, good value and very obliging owner. Returning next week for another stay.
4.6 on June 01, 2010
We just returned from a two-nite stay at the Inn at Glencairn. The rooms and common areas were lovely- nicely decorated and more comfortable than many B&Bs we've stayed in. The innkeeper was accommodating and helpful. Breakfast was great. We would definitely return.
4.4 on April 13, 2010
Timing was spring, everything was in bloom - it was beautiful. Bob, the inn keeper greeted my outside, and gave me a tour and history of Inn. Parts are original from the 1600's! Room was clean, bed was very comfortable, and having a flat screen TV was a bonus. I had guests meet me at the inn, and we sat in one of the open areas. I served wine, like a true host. I would return, and do recommend anyone to stay
3.4 on November 09, 2009
Very charming inn well located to Princeton. Excellent value for the price.
5 on May 23, 2007
We stayed at the Inn at Glencairn for my 40th birthday. The common areas are beautiful and nicely decorated with fine art and a mix of antiques and down sofas. The rooms are well appointed with the most comfortable beds and modern clean bathrooms. Breakfast was delicious and Bob the Innkeeper was helpful and friendly. We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone!