Inn at Glencairn

3301 Lawrenceville Road , Princeton, NJ 08540 USA (Show map)

About

Emerging as the premier destination for overnight accommodations in the Princeton area, Inn at Glencairn features the modern amenities of a boutique hotel in a meticulously renovated 1736 Georgian manor. Guests will be pampered with pristine en-suite baths with thick, plush towels, comfortable new mattresses and featherbeds with amazingly comfortable linens and duvets, flat screen televisions as well as wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our 500 square foot Great Room with its twelve foot wide original cooking fireplace and beamed ceilings. Common areas and guest rooms are graced with fine antiques, a revolving art collection and Oriental carpets over wide-plank floors. Our complimentary gourmet breakfast is made from locally grown and organic ingredients, and refreshments are available throughout the day.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

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!


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.


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!


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Rooms & Rates

Opdyke Room

Elegant room featuring a four-poster queen-sized bed with views of the back gardens, red frame barn and original stone stable. The crisp white duvet offers contrast to the pale yellow walls and spring green rug. Large bathroom with antique cupboard washbasin and tub/shower. Each guest room has Internet access and a flat screen television, featherbeds and Egyptian cotton bed linens.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $329

Connah Room

Spacious romantic room with whimsical wrought iron queen-sized bed. The Connah Room has views of our towering maple trees in the front lawn. Complete with an en-suite private bathroom with shower. Each guest room has Internet access and a flat screen television, featherbeds and Egyptian cotton bed linens.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $329

Gulick Room

This cozy room features a high queen-sized four-poster bed done in crisp white linens to complement the serene blue walls. The Gulick Room overlooks the back gardens, red frame barn and original stone smokehouse. Complete with an large en-suite bathroom with shower. Each guest room has Internet access and a flat screen television, featherbeds and Egyptian cotton bed linens.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $329

Hunt Room

Elegant and spacious colonial room done in earth tones featuring a four-poster king-sized bed and elaborate paneled wall accented by Greek Key molding. Overlooking our shady front lawn with majestic maple trees. Includes an en-suite private bathroom with shower. Each guest room has Internet access and a flat screen television, featherbeds and Egyptian cotton bed linens.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $329

Baldwin Suite

This cozy two room suite has its own private entrance and is situated above the original stone section of the manor. Featuring antique lead glass windows with views of both the mature trees in the front lawn and the gardens, red frame barn and outbuildings behind the manor house. Perfect for small families with a queen-sized sleigh bed in one room and two twin sized beds in a separate room. Large en-suite private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $199 - $379

Luxury Guest Room

Elegant guest room featuring a queen-sized bed outfitted with a featherbed, down comforter and Egyptian cotton bed linens. Each guest room has a newly renovated En-suite private bath with fluffy cotton towels, Frette bathrobes, hair dryer and Lather amenities. Guest rooms also include wireless and hard-wired Internet access, a flat screen television and alarm clock.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $329

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Small town

Airport

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 40 miles

Directions to property:

Inn at Glencairn is located on Route 206 just three miles south of downtown Princeton, New Jersey. FROM NEW YORK New Jersey Turnpike South to exit 9; merge onto Route 18 North toward Route 1/Princeton; merge onto Route 1 South; continue on Route 1 South for 16 miles to Washington Road; turn right onto Washington Road to Nassau Street traffic light (Route 27); turn left onto Nassau Street; continue two miles to Route 206 South; bear left on Route 206 South for three miles. Turn right into Inn at Glencairn. FROM PHILADELPHIA I-95 North to Exit 7B/Route 206 North toward Lawrenceville/Princeton; follow two and one-half miles through the village of Lawrenceville; after crossing Carter Road, Inn at Glencairn is the second driveway on the left. FROM NORTH JERSEY Route 206 South to Princeton; at Nassau Street traffic light turn right remaining on Route 206 South for three miles. Turn right into Inn at Glencairn. FROM SOUTH JERSEY/DELAWARE I-295 North which becomes I-95 South to Exit 7B/Route 206 North; follow two and one-half miles through the village of Lawrenceville; after crossing Carter Road, Inn at Glencairn is the second driveway on the left. Inn at Glencairn is located at 3301 Lawrenceville Road in Princeton, New Jersey. We are just

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Delaware River, New Hope, Lambertville, Washington Crossing State Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , amazingly comfortable bed linens, bathrobes, Featherbeds, Four poster beds, 18th century antiques, Original artwork

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm-5pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children must be at least 10 yrs old
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full deposit required to confirm reservation.
  • Cancellations: Full deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Cancellations must be received two weeks prior to check in date for full refund less a $25 cancellation fee. In the case of cancellations received less than two weeks before the reserved check-in date, we will refund your deposit (less the $25 cancellation fee) if the room can be rebooked with no loss to the Inn at Glencairn on each reserved night. This policy also applies to partial cancellations due to late arrival or early departure.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lydia Oakes

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

Having a love for all things culinary and a passion for travel and meeting new people led Lydia to her career as an Innkeeper. Innkeeping has taken her from Seattle to Paso Robles with stops in Friday Harbor and Colorado along the way! Lydia loves variety in her breakfast dishes. Everything is made from scratch including pastries, quiches, frittatas, and her own version of Eggs Benedict. One reason guests come back: Her signature breakfast dessert…homemade Java Truffles!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7:30, 8:15, 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Eggs Glencairn
Our three-course breakfast starts with daily fruit and yogurt with our own house-made granola and pastries, moves to a hot savory or sweet main course with appropriate sides, and ends with Chef Lydia's Java Truffles. One popular hot dish is Eggs Glencairn which is our version of Eggs Benedict. We start with a toasted croissant, prosciutto, seasonal greens and topped with a poached egg and house-made lite Hollandaise sauce.


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