Whistling Swan Inn

110 Main Street , Stanhope, NJ 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
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Whistling Swan Inn

5 on July 12, 2017

Spent a lovely night at the Whistling Swan Inn and wished we could have stayed much longer. Our room was cozy and comfortable, the breakfast was substantial and delicious, and there was also a generous offering of soft drinks, coffee, tea, snacks, baked goods and sherry available all day. Though the Inn is situated in a residential neighborhood, it was very quiet and we were able to relax on the porch and sit in the gazebo overlooking the garden, the only sound being water from the fountain and coy pond. Rosalind was friendly and informative, giving us suggestions for places to visit and restaurants to try. We are anxiously awaiting a return visit.


The Whistling Swan, North Jersey

5 on June 14, 2017

In North Jersey there is just one place to stay: The Whistling Swan Inn. There is a German word that best describes the Inn: Gemuetlichkeit. It takes a-half dozen words in English to translate it; but, it means, warm, cozy, friendly, comfortable, good, etc. The owners, and hostess and host, are Roz and Tom Bruno. They are very accommodating and helpful with special requests and interests of which I’ve had some, such as entertaining guests, ordering from local vendors, and ‘hands-on-help’. Roz’s breakfasts are the best to include special requests. If it’s reasonable and possible, it’s done. The Inn is a great ‘go-to’ destination-great for a quiet long weekend get-away. I think my wife and I have stayed at The Whistling Swan at least six or seven times in as many years.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for this glowing review. We do try our best to ensure that every guest has a memorable experience, and we're so glad that you keep coming back.

- Rosalind Bruno (owner/innkeeper)


Amazing

4.8 on March 28, 2017

Unfortunately we only stayed 1 night but it was fantastic. Our room was beautiful and very clean. Breakfast was delicious. The innkeeper very tentative. Definitely coming back.


Fantastic Bed and Breakfast

5 on March 17, 2017

Terrific bed and breakfast. Very well-maintained. Friendly owners. Really loved it here and HIGHLY recommend!


Valentine's Anniversary

4.0 on March 07, 2017

Stayed over our 30th wedding anniversary at the Swan. The room was great, Roz & Tom were warm, welcoming and helpful. The home is lovely even in a New Jersey winter. We've already recommended the Swan to friends and will gladly return.


Wonderful Fall Getaway Weekend

5 on December 11, 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Whistling Swann this past November and had a wonderful experience. We stayed in the Stillwater Mini Suite. Rosalind was a fantastic host. The Inn was beautiful, and our room was perfect. Breakfast was excellent. I strongly recommend this B&B, and look forward to coming back again.


Business Travel

5 on December 05, 2016

I recently visited the New Jersey area and when I went to search for hotels in the area I found this B&B. The price was reasonable to what I would pay for chain hotels and the staff was EXTREMELY friendly and personable. I would recommend this place to anyone and did on my visit. I will be staying here on my next trip to the area. Awesome experience.


Great B and B

5 on November 20, 2016

Stayed overnight. Immaculate. Innkeeper very knowledgeable. Breakfast AWESOME!


Everything A First-class B&B Should Be

4.8 on October 27, 2016

This beautiful Inn is everything you would want and expect from a well-run B&B. Out of the way enough to provide very quiet and relaxing surroundings, but perfectly situated for enjoying all that this region provides - including journeys into NYC. Breakfasts were great - whether off the buffet or off the grill, they catered to every taste. And LOVED coming in of an evening and finding those brownies waiting for us. Rooms were tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable. Grounds were beautifully landscaped (I can see why people want to get married here.) Roz, your hospitality and customer focus are unrivaled. Thanks for a great experience and some lasting memories.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your generous review. We're so happy your experience here at the inn was a memorable one. We'll look forward to seeing you again the next time you come to town.

- Rosalind Bruno (innkeeper)


Beautiful Setting for an Intimate Wedding

5 on September 22, 2016

We recently booked the Whistling Swan Inn for our wedding of 40 people. It was a perfect setting for our ceremony in the garden and reception on the wide wrap around porch. The inn is beautifully and restored in Victorian style with ornate woodwork and antiques in every room. We felt very much at home in our room, as did family and friends who stayed for the weekend. We can not say enough about Ros who was very hospitable to all of our guests, but also extremely helpful as our "ring leader" in planning our day. She had wonderful contacts for all of our needs and everyone worked together beautifully. It truly was a low stress atmosphere for planning an event. On a final note, the breakfast in the morning is not to be missed! There were several delicious cold and hot options, especially the lemon pancakes. We highly recommend this inn, whether staying for a few nights or planning an intimate gathering.

Innkeeper Response
It was indeed my pleasure to help you make your wedding a memorable one. We're wishing you both many more years of happiness. Ros

- Ros Bruno (innkeeper)


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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
  • 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

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

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

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

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 Sui

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • 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 in New Jersey. 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.

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

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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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