Whistling Swan Inn

110 Main Street , Stanhope, 7874 USA (Show map)

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Nestled in the New Jersey Skylands, the Whistling Swan Inn is one of New Jersey's best kept secrets. This is where modern luxury meets Victorian elegance. Exquisitely decorated with period antiques, luxury linens and other five-star amenities, each room beckons you to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect. All rooms have a private bathroom with walk-showers; suites have over-sized Jacuzzi tubs. Guests will enjoy plush bathrobes, flat screen TV, DVD players and fireplaces en-suite. The inn's grand wraparound veranda and English garden call to mind a more genteel time where lazy days were spent sipping a cool drink and visiting with friends. You're close to Waterloo Village, antiquing, winter sports, boating, Lake Musconetcong, golf, horseback riding, state parks and forests, Morris Canal and many other sights in this 4-season tourism region.

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Romantic Perfection Just About Sums It Up

5 on August 30, 2018

We loved everything about our stay at The Whistling Swan and hope to be back soon. Many thanks to Tom, Roz and the excellent and friendly staff.


“Delightful place to spend some relaxing moments.”

4.6 on August 28, 2018

Whistling Swan Inn truly offers opportunities to find tranquility in a quaint, suburban location. From the moment you step into this restored mansion, you are filled with the sense of warmth and welcoming. The innkeeper, Roz was very friendly and accommodating and might I add, a wonderful chef. Her breakfast offerings were scrumptious and plentiful. The Inn features well-appointed furnishings, throughout the common areas as well as the rooms. We stayed for two nights in the Harmony Suite and were very pleased. The suite included a Jacuzzi bath tub and a fireplace in the main bathroom. There was a shower in the second bathroom. The bedroom also featured a fireplace to add to the aesthetic quality were were enjoying. The grounds included an abundance of flora and a gazebo next to a Koi Pond with a waterfall. A very peaceful setting to sit and read or just relax and let the sounds and the breeze wash over you. I highly recommend the Whistling Swan Inn for couples or families for any occasion or just to simply, get away from your daily lives.


Tranquil setting in a sleepy town

5 on August 22, 2018

An absolutely beautiful quiet location in northwest New Jersey. If your looking for personality and peacefulness, this is the location. Roz and her staff do a phenomenal job. You will not be disappointed.


Loved it !

5 on July 25, 2018

I took my girlfriend here to stay for a weekend of nearby hiking.It was my first time at a bed and breakfast as an alternative to a hotel.way better ! It met all my expectations of what a bed and breakfast should be.A beautifully renovated victorian home.from the beautiful wood entry doors leading into spacious foyer with charming original woodwork and architecture.our room was very clean and tidy with an up to date bathroom.the tile work and craftsmanship was excellent throughout.the antique furnishings are tasteful and in great shape.We loved the homemade breakfast with was prepared and presented with care .the grounds are lovely and well manicured with a coy pond and man made babbling brook which was very realistic and professionally built.would stay here again and recommend this place.-Rick Fiorito


Our second stay

5 on July 23, 2018

We stayed at Whistling Swan a few years ago and loved it. We had some extra time and we had been both working hard, so on a whim, I booked Thursday for a Friday stay. We were fortunate to get the last room available. The room we had 3 years ago was outfitted with more amenities, but it was designed that way at a higher rate. The room we had during our second stay was the Waterloo Village room. A super clean, very quaint room, with a king bed and nice shower. It was great and the room was extremely reasonably priced, plus you get an awesome home cooked breakfast. We just came to relax and it was perfect! Quiet. Simple. Country town living. Enjoyed the porch very much. Just sat for hours and unwound while sipping some wine. Perfect. Breakfast was outstanding. I think it was called German waffle pie with apples, but it was out of this world good. Also had Eggs Benedict - very good. The inn keepers really have things dialed in and running flawlessly. This B&B would rival many of the best places you have ever stayed. We will be back again for sure. This time much sooner than 3 years. I would recommend this place highly to anyone. Enjoy!


My first experience at a Bed and Breakfast

4.2 on June 30, 2018

This was our first experience at a Bed and Breakfast. We didnt know what to expect. Well this place was great. It is very quiet, peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed the garden and outdoor porch area. Breakfast was made to order every morning. There were also choices of breakfast items. The homeade pancakes, bread pudding , savory muffins and the egg dish was so good! The inn keeper was super friendly! the room was beautiful and kept very clean. The pillows very so comfortable.


Too short but immensely enjoyable

4.8 on June 30, 2018

Arrived late but room was ready and charming. Nice comfy bed And bathroom spotless. Only issue was figuring out how to get the TV to work. Next morning we went to breakfast and had a delightful delicious meal. Met the Pointer Sisters” who were well behaved and beautiful. Great conversation with the owner and supper instructions To nearby antique shops which turned up great finds at Reasonable prices. Hated to leave but will return


Incredible place to stay

5 on June 19, 2018

My husband and I stay here whenever we are in the area. The couple that own and run the B&B are incredibly nice. The place is super clean including the grounds. Enjoy your breakfast outside on the rap around porch which overlooks a beautiful yard complete with flower gardens, water fall, gazebo and koi pond with a running waterfall. The breakfast is never something you would dream of making for yourself although you will wish you had. Super yummy and served with a smile. We look forward to our next stay!! Jeanette & Brian


Magical getaway

5 on June 03, 2018

Whistling Swan Inn is by far the most beautiful place I stayed in. It is decorated like a European mansion, warm and hospitable and very clean. The Innkeeper is very friendly and welcoming. She gave us some great advice on where to dine in the evening we arrived and on the next day, after serving a delicious breakfast, suggested a place to visit for a day trip. Looking for ward to visit Whistling Swan Inn again.


One of our favorite places to get away to....

5 on April 08, 2018

Lovely old home with plenty of character. Rooms are always clean, and the property is gorgeous, with beautiful gardens during the warmer months. Innkeepers are gracious and responsive. Home cooked brunch in the morning is great to way to start the day. We'll definitely be back


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Rooms & Rates

Morris Canal

The Morris Canal Room is located on the second floor at the front of Whistling Swan Inn in Stanhope, New Jersey (NJ). This cozy room has a beautiful queen-size featherbed which pretty much takes up the entire room! Relax to music or watch a movie on the 26" flat-panel TV. Right outside the door is our outstanding selection of more than 150 DVDs. Enjoy the romantic glow of flames flickering from the electric fireplace. The three large windows make this room airy and light. Decorated in French blue toile and deep blue walls, the room has a brand new bathroom, which is enhanced by hand-painted tiles in the walk-in stall shower. When the house was owned by the original family, this room functioned as the nursery,and consequently it is the smallest room in the house. Although comfortable for a quick getaway, because of its size, this room is designed with the solo traveler in mind.

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

Tranquility

Cool tones of blue/green with snowy white linens epitomize the serenity of this room, making it a veritable sanctuary. Located at the end of the hall on the third floor, it is the quietest room in the house. The room includes a queen-size bed, TV/DVD player and a small electric fireplace. Sink into the comfy club chair to read the latest best seller or to plan your excursions for the day. The private bath has a vintage 5 1/2 foot claw-foot soaking tub and shower combination. The bathroom also has a ceiling heater, so you can soak to your heart's content in toasty warmth.

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

Lenape

Named for the Leni Lenape Indians who once inhabited New Jersey, the Lenape Room is nestled under the eaves on the third floor of the inn.While it is one of our classic rooms, there's nothing standard about this cheerful hideaway. Decorated in soft, warm colors, it features a vintage queen-sized sleigh bed, a bathroom with an extra large two-person shower and a flat-panel TV with a DVD player. Located on the side of the house, the Lenape Room faces our proper English garden, gazebo and koi pond. Guests are lulled to sleep by the burbling fountain and waterfall.

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

Harmony Suite

The Orient was a fascination for the Victorians, and the Harmony Suite at Whistling Swan Inn truly reflects their love of travel and exotic furnishings. The room is decorated in vibrant red floral bedding and curtains, set against soothing sage green walls. One of our most popular rooms, the Harmony Suite, boasts a luxurious spa bathroom complete with a two-person Jacuzzi, dual-sided fireplace, heated tile floor and more. After a fun-filled day of hiking, biking or horseback riding, sink into a relaxing bath, turn on the jets and soak your cares away. Scrumptious chocolate-covered strawberries are a decadent treat to nibble on after a long day. Reserve this room and enjoy the adventure! It also includes a private bath with stall shower, 32? flat-panel TV and DVD player.

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

Walnut Valley Suite

Inspired by the grand salons of Europe, the Walnut Valley Suite is located in a peaceful corner on the second floor of Whistling Swan Inn. Decorated in dazzling jewel tones of gold, black, red and green, the Walnut Valley Suite is an excellent choice for a honeymoon or romantic weekend getaway. Enjoy the relaxing glow of the gas fireplace from the king-sized, European poster bed. This soothing, spacious room offers a sitting area furnished with two overstuffed chairs and an ottoman and a custom-tiled Jacuzzi for two. This room is a favorite for brides having their weddings at Whistling Swan Inn, because it has not one, but two full baths with walk-in shower stalls. A host of amenities include a full, country buffet breakfast, complimentary snacks, 32" flat-panel TV with DVD/ player, MP3 player hookup, DVD library, free high-speed Internet access, fluffy robes and so much more.

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

Stillwater Suite

1940's Paris will swing into mind when you stay in the Stillwater Mini Suite, which is located on the third floor of Whistling Swan Inn. The vintage lighting and cozy sitting area set in the alcove just begs you to kick back and relax. The room features a king-size feather bed, 32" flat-panel TV with DVD/VCR player and electric fireplace. The bathroom features a pedestal sink, fluffy robes and two-person Jacuzzi tub. Enjoy the bubbles or take a relaxing shower ? there is room for two! The Stillwater Mini Suite is perfect for a romantic weekend getaway or honeymoon in New Jersey. This room is large enough to accommodate an additional person.

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

Great Meadows

Perfect for your New Jersey business travel or novel writing aspirations, the Great Meadows Room at Whistling Swan Inn is bathed in natural light from the large bay window. Tucked into the corner on the second floor, the room is extremely conducive to either work or relaxation. The Great Meadows is spacious enough to accommodate a rollaway bed, which makes it ideal for friends/relatives wishing to share a room. Reminiscent of the 1930's Art Deco period, handsome furnishings include a queen-sized four poster bed, inlaid vanity and armoire. Relax by the electric fireplace or snuggle up and watch a good movie on the 32" flat-panel TV with DVD player. This large room is one of our most requested! The private bath has a walk-in stall shower.

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

Waterloo Village

In the middle 1800's this northwest corner of New Jersey was a hub of industry, with goods being transported down the Morris Canal. The original canal town of Waterloo Village still stands in all its glory today, and it is from it that one of our most desirable rooms at Whistling Swan Inn derives its name. Bathed in light from three tall windows, this room has the best view in the house. It overlooks the English garden complete with a fountain and gazebo. No, that's not rain you hear. It's the water from the koi pond rushing over the waterfall. Decorated in shades of blue, taupe and brown, this room has a king-sized bed and of course, a private bath with a stall shower. An electric fireplace, 32" flat-panel TV with DVD player add to the comfort of this second-floor retreat.

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

High Point Suite

The High Point Suite is one of the most unique and requested rooms at Whistling Swan Inn. The bedroom is located in the third floor turret, which has a 20-foot-high ceiling. Guests will be pampered with a variety of luxurious amenities including a queen-sized feather bed, lush robes, a gas fireplace, a two-person Jacuzzi tub with picture window, a steam shower, two flat-panel TVs(19" and 32"), a DVD player, and an MP3 player with alarm. And to spoil you even more, you can order a bottle of champagne or chocolate-covered strawberries to put in your own refrigerator. The High Point Suite is perfect for a romantic weekend getaway or honeymoon in New Jersey. During Victorian times, ladies' bedrooms had a "fainting" couch as part of their decor where women often rested when becoming out of breath due to tight corsets. Times have certainly changed, but you can still put your feet up on an authentic Victorian chaise to finish that best seller in peace and quie

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

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Newark, NJ (EWR) 40 miles

Directions to property:

I-80 to exit 27b, RT-183 NORTH towards NETCONG. You will come to a circle. Take the exit that says ¿Growing Stage¿, Rte 183 North - Netcong. It is at the one o¿clock position on the circle. Go down the hill to the light. You will see Lake Muscenetcong on your right. Make a left turn across from the Hess Gas Station. You will see the Welcome to Stanhope sign on your left. This is Main St. Go straight down Main Street. You will pass Stanhope House and the municipal buildings on your right. Then you will see a church on your left at New St. Make a left hand turn at the next street, King St. Our driveway is the second driveway on your right. You will see the Swan at the end of the driveway.

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, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Secretarial services, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00PM-8:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only on outside porch only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children 9 and over are accepted.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights if Saturday night is included, May - Oct. and on holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card number
  • Cancellations: In the event of a cancellation, deposits will be refunded only if the Whistling Swan is given a minimum of 7 days notice prior to 4pm of the arrival date of the reservation. If you cancel within 7 days a fee of one night's stay will be assessed. All cancellations, regardless of notice, will be assessed a $25 cancellation fee, per room.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tom and Rosalind Bruno

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:30-9 Tues-F 8:30-10:00 Sa-Mo
  • Serving Location: On the porch in the summer, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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