Inn at Glencairn Reviews


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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

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Fabulous Get Away

5 on May 14, 2018

I had a delightful stay at the Inn at Glencairn. Everything was a wonderful! The room, the common areas, the hospitality, the fabulous breakfast and the wonderful cookies in the great room! I highly recommend the Inn for anyone wanting to pamper themselves! It was a truly restorative stay.

Wonderful Experience!

5 on April 30, 2018

With a guest coming to visit from Illinois who would appreciate a "colonial experience," I booked a room at the Inn at Glencairn near my home. My guest's experience was entirely excellent -- the lovely setting, the interesting history of the Inn, the clean and well-appointed room, the beautiful bathroom -- all meet the highest standards. And what a pleasure it was to join my guest for breakfast each morning and enjoy Lydia's healthy, delicious fare, beautifully served. The Inn at Glencairn gets my highest recommendation.

Cozy and Inviting

5 on April 06, 2018

Would highly recommend The Inn at Glencairn! Lovely Inn with wonderful amenities and very clean! Lydia is so friendly and was very knowledgeable about the area.She made a a delicious breakfast and her baked treats (Chocolate Chip Cookies) were amazing! If you need a place to stay in the Princeton area, this is the place for you:)

Stay here and only here

5 on March 09, 2018

One of the nicest B&Bs we have ever stayed at. Lydia the inn keeper is proactive and kind. And makes the best apple pancakes! Thank you and we will be back.

“Warm, Peaceful, and Inviting Atmosphere at Glencairn”

5 on February 13, 2018

For Valentine's day, I decided to surprise my wife with a weekend getaway in Princeton, New Jersey. There is plenty to do in the area and it was the perfect distance from home for a weekend trip. I decided to book a stay at the Inn at Glencairn. Our stay was phenomenal! The inn is very intimate and peaceful. The decor and atmosphere were a break from the usual Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn. The suite was spacious and the innkeeper, Lydia, was a wonderful host. We were treated to chocolate covered strawberries and champagne on our arrival and received a great 3-course breakfast the following morning. I would definitely recommend staying here over the usual spots for a unique and restful alternative with some historic flair.

Historic charm, quiet location

4.6 on January 09, 2018

This property has great historic charm, with beautiful furnishings and artwork and a cozy 18th-century feel. Rooms are comfortably furnished, and bathrooms have up-to-date fixtures and plumbing while still preserving the historic "look." The parlor and the great room are wonderful places to relax, enjoy a glass of complimentary wine and chocolate cookies and perhaps make the acquaintance of other guests or play a tune on the upright piano. The ample breakfast is gourmet quality and served in an elegant dining room. The only negatives: the hotel is not within walking distance of Princeton Town and University (although that is also a plus, because the location is quiet and bucolic). It is not a long drive to town. The bed is rather high, so if you have impaired mobility, look for the little stool in your room, or ask for it. Then room temp was rather warm. I like it pretty chilly when I sleep. I set the thermostat low, but warm air permeated from the rest of the house..

Excellent B+B!

5 on December 04, 2017

We had the best stay here! The house was gorgeous and extremely well kept. The inn keeper Lydia was a total delight and excellent chef. We will definitely be back for another stay soon!

lovely inn near downtown Princeton

5 on October 16, 2017

My parents live near the inn and when we decided to get married at their house, we knew the inn would be the perfect place to spend our wedding night. Lydia was very helpful in letting us drop off our bags early and grab a key. We stayed in the room with the king bed and it was beautiful. The bed is comfortable, the renovated bathroom is great and all the little touches around the room are lovely. We got in late and grabbed a glass of complimentary wine and some cookies that Lydia leaves downstairs - a great way to end our night. The morning's breakfast was delicious and Lydia accommodated my ask for almond milk, even using it for the French toast she served me. We had a chance to explore the inn in the morning and it is amazing. The common rooms are gorgeous and the grounds are beautiful.

Best find!

5 on October 13, 2017

Lovely inn. The hospitality was excellent. The innkeeper went over and beyond to make my stay enjoyable. It was a true pleasure in the midst of a hectic workweek!

Lovely Inn

5 on September 19, 2017

We had a very enjoyable stay at the Glencairn. The wine and fresh baked cookies were a nice touch in the great room. Beds were comfortable and bathroom was very clean. I needed a wheat free breakfast and Lydia accommodated my allergies with delicious home made oatmeal. Would definitely go back

Romantic get-away

4.8 on September 12, 2017

We had a great visit to Princeton. I ordered the chocolate covered strawberries as an add on and enjoyed the extra touch. Breakfast was excellent right to the very end, with a homemade truffle!

A great getaway

5 on September 06, 2017

My daughter and I at the Inn at Glencairn for two days. We had the best time ever. Lydia is an excellent innkeeper and chef. Breakfast was memorable. My daughter didn't want to leave. Sarah

Inn at Glencairn

5 on August 21, 2017

My daughter and I loved our stay! Lydia was very warm and friendly. The home, while old, did not have that musty door that has often been our experiences at other. Glen cairn was very clean and comfortable.

Charming Historical Inn with Amazing service and food

4.6 on August 15, 2017

We loved our time at this charming historic inn in the quaint and upscale area next to Princeton NJ. It is so rich in history! The rooms were lovely, clean and provided enough modern amenities to be extremely comfortable. Lydia with the outstanding breakfast and customer service made the Inn an outstanding choice that we would love to return again.

Very pleasde

5 on August 08, 2017

fabulous great house, location,food all outstanding! Innkeeper, Lydia could not be more gracious and welcoming.

Great Stay

4.8 on August 07, 2017

Had a lovely stay the last weekend in July 2 at the Inn at Glencairn. Historic house that is very comfortable and well kept. Lydia is a gracious and informed host helping us with navigating the area. Breakfast was fantastic, among the best we have had during numerous B&B stays.

We loved it here!

4.8 on July 23, 2017

What a charming place to stay. Very convenient to Rider University. Rooms are very tastefully done, a lot of nice amenities. Also the breakfast was outstanding. Great food and service. Would definitely recommend. Lydia is an asset to this inn.

Outstanding service!

5 on July 02, 2017

The rooms were very roomy and clean. The owner is very friendly and always available. Food was outstanding.

Lovely Inn

4.8 on June 26, 2017

We stayed in this lovely house while visiting Princeton University. It is perfectly situated, easy access to many points of interest. The house is a nice balance between the historical flavor of Princeton and fulfilling modern day necessities. Lydia is a charming innkeeper and a great cook. The smell of fresh baked cookies makes you feel welcome.

Excellent place to stay

5 on April 08, 2017

This inn is a breath of fresh air. We wished we could have stayed longer. I am hoping my daughter goes to college near by so I can go back to the inn.

A Home Away from Home

5 on March 26, 2017

The Inn at Glencairn is perfect for a cozy, secluded getaway. The atmosphere is very relaxed and Lydia makes you feel right at home. She makes the most wonderful breakfasts and homemade granola. You will definitely enjoy your stay at this lovely, historic inn!!!

Wonderful Experience!

5 on February 20, 2017

Our stay at the Inn was outstanding, the charm and location of the B&B was perfect, and the service and amenities were outstanding! Lydia is a true professional, and the food and overall experience will bring us back again!

Christmas at the Inn

5 on February 09, 2017

My husband, son, and I spent Christmas Eve at the Inn. Since we couldn't be home for Christmas day, this was the place to be. Very cozy, historic, and beautifully appointed. The Innkeeper, Lydia, is delightful and also a wonderful chef. Christmas breakfast was amazing...fresh fruit, homemade granola, creamy yogurt, and an awesome cranberry and pecan clafoutis with a side of sausage. The Inn was a great find. The pictures are spot on. Thank you, Lydia!

A Night at the Inn at Glencairn

3.4 on February 06, 2017

Husband and I had a wonderful stay in a clean, cozy room. Thank you, Lydia, for a wonderful breakfast!

Historic Gem

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.

Great Place to Go

5 on January 03, 2017

Beautiful place to stay near Princeton, NJ. Clean rooms! Wonderful breakfasts!

The perfect getaway

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

Beautiful historic bed and breakfast with warm, friendly service

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.

An Exceptional Experience

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.

An Experience Like No Other

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.

A pretty and peaceful getaway

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.

Inn at Glencairn, Princeton, NJ

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!

Charming Inn

5 on June 06, 2016


Amazing stay!

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.

Charming historic inn

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.

Charming and quaint

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.

Wonderful experience

4.4 on October 15, 2015

Lovely rooms, very clean, innkeepers very sweet.

A great stay!

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!

Inn at Glencairn

5 on August 10, 2015

Best B&B we've stayed in. Highly recommended!

Peaceful and Relaxing

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

Lovely weekend stay

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!

Perfect near Princeton

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.

Charming Inn

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.

Weekend in Princeton...

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!!!

A Wonderful Weekend Getaway

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.

Glencairn Inn

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!

Charming Inn in Princeton

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

Southern Hospitality in New Jersey

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.

Feels Like Staying With Friends in Their Beautiful Home

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.

Great place, would highly recommend!

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!

A most agreeable location

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!

Only place I will stay in the area from now on!

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!

The Inn at Glencairn

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!

Lovely Visit During Soccer Camp

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.

Our best stay in the USA

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.

Excellent historic B and B

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.

Delightful getaway!!

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!

Totally delightful inn!

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!

You'll Really Feel "IN" at this 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.

a pleasant surprise

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.

The Inn at Glencairn/Princeton, N.J.

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.

Great getaway!

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!

great stay!

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!

Wonderful stay in Princeton

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. .

Cute place in Princeton, NJ

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.

A wonderful get away!

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!

We love this inn!

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.

Very hospitable :)

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 :)

What a delightful B&B

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.

fine experienc

4.8 on April 29, 2013

beautiful old house, fine service

This one is a winner

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.

Inn at Glenncairn superb!

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

Can't wait to go back!

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!

Historic Charming Inn

3.6 on May 21, 2012

Historic home about a 10 min drive from Princeton U. Innkeepers very friendly and helpful. Very pleasant room.

a lovely B&B

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.

Princeton Overnight

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.

Nothing Special

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.

Cozy In a Storm

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.

Superior property

4.4 on October 23, 2011

Fantastic location, historic inn, great breakfast, large rooms, antique furniture. Most impressive!

Comfortable visit

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!

Excellent experience at the Inn at Glencairn, Princeton

5 on August 25, 2011

Everything was lovely. I can't recommend the place highly enough. I would love to go back sometime.

A Beautiful, Historical Inn and Town

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.

Go see 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.

loved the Inn at Glencairn

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!

Great Stay

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.

Lovely B&B in Princeton area

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.

Excellent value in NJ

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

Princeton area B&B

3.4 on November 09, 2009

Very charming inn well located to Princeton. Excellent value for the price.

a gem in Princeton

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!

Inn at Glencairn


  • Nightly Rate $189 - $325
  • Reviews (91) 4.7
  • Rooms 5
  • Accepts Gift Cards

Contact Innkeeper

  • Phone 1-6094971737
  • Fax 1-6094970390
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