Porches Bed and Breakfast

20 Fishers Alley , New Hope, PA 18938 USA (Show map)


Although centrally located on the Delaware Canal within the New Hope's Historic District, Porches is tucked away in a world of it's own. Handsome Federal House with 2 story wrap around porch, 12 beautifully furnished guest rooms with private baths, 2 common rooms, full country breakfast daily, central air, off-street parking. Relax on wicker filled porches overlooking perennial gardens and the Delaware canal.



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

Charming and Secluded, But Close to Everything!

4.6 on August 21, 2013

We stayed here a few months ago as an overnight getaway and absolutely fell in love with the place and owners. We stayed in Room #1 in the Main House. It was exquisitely furnished, spacious, with a private bath. We even had our own private entry/exit door to a secluded back porch. The only downside of the room is that it is right off the dining room, so at breakfast, it can be a bit noisy (or if you're wanting to be "romantic," it's not exactly soundproof). Breakfast was homemade country deliciousness. I couldn't get enough of the pastries! We enjoyed staying here so much that we're planning to go again in September!

An impeccable and delightful experience!

5 on October 05, 2012

We highly recommend Porches B&B ! Wanting to explore this part of the Delaware River Valley we hoped to find a comfortable B&B within walking distance to restaurants and shops. Our 4 day stay at Porches exceeded our expectations. Our hosts (including MeMe the ever present 4-legged one!) could not have been more accomodating. And receiving my left-behind earrings (despite having assured them I had "everything"! in the mail was a very nice surprise. Ava and Dave Little, CT

Heavenly Get-Away

4.0 on August 31, 2012

My girlfriends and I found Porches B & B to be the perfect escape from our hectic lives. What a treat to enjoy John's beautifully decorated rooms - each different and unique. The morning breakfast was tasty and so enjoyable. The hospitality, wonderful. The location of the inn, perfect. You will love New Hope and you will love Porches!

A getaway

5 on May 19, 2012

We stayed in the upstairs yellow room with a door to the porch. It was sunny and charming, clean and completely met our needs. Even better were the inn keeper, John, and his darling Meme (the inn Jack Russell), who adopted us (and everyone else) immediately. We immensely enjoyed sitting around the breakfast table after a hearty breakfast (different each day) and chatting with other guests and with the inn keeper who also gave us an inside track to finding the things we were looking for in the antique and garden shops. He also steered us to the Monday night locals dinner restaurant—such a plus when you are new to a town. We loved New Hope and will come back for another stay at Porches, a visit with Meme, and a reprise to the wonderful arts, crafts and antique shops.

Pros and Cons

4.0 on October 12, 2011

Upon arriving I was thrilled with the charming outdoor area and the look of the various buildings from the outside. I liked the overgrown outdoor area. It is clean and the proprietors were welcoming. The location for visiting New Hope and Lambertville and walking around is fantastic. However, I was more than ready to leave after 2 days. The sheets were clean but the bedspread worn and not something I wanted to cover myself with. The room was very damp and dark. The decor in the rooms clearly needs to be maintained better- lumpy chairs, drapes not completely hooked; no comfortable seating in the room. When we tried to sit in the parlor in the evening the musty smell was unpleasant and also no comfortable seating in there. There were only a couple of hangers available to use; the soap fell apart with first use; we had to ask for a hair dryer. Breakfast the first morning was tasty but there was no choice and my sister who is a vegetarian had basically nothing but a fruit cup to eat since the only food available other than the small fruit cup was an egg & sausage casserole. We were not asked if we wanted water or more juice. There was no 1/2 & 1/2 available for coffee and even though we expressed a desire for it there was still none available the second morning. Even though eating outside was an option, when we asked to do this the second morning it was evident that we were not making the hostess happy about it. Napkins were not ironed, linens clearly aged. Breakfast the second morning really bad - soggy baked french toast. And again, no other choice. No, I won't stay there again.

tom and I

5 on August 21, 2011

loved Porches so much. so cozy and tucked away down a little road by the towpath. We loved the fact that we could open the doors and go right onto the porch with lots of chairs and tables and quiet!! John and Chrissie are great hostesses and are never in the way like some b and b's. They cooked the best breakfast each day, different from the day before and coffee was available early in morning for big coffee drinkers. We loved little Me Me, the Jack Russel. the overall feeling was I'M HOME! BUT NOT REALLY BEING HOME. We will be back soon. much love to you guys. joan and tom

A contradiction

3.2 on April 28, 2011

This was our first stay at Porches. Overall we loved the place - great friendly innkeepers, excellent location, and the rooms are clean and amongst the finest decor of any B&B I've ever been in (which is about 15). Excellent Bed! Rooms are decorated in a fashion that should appeal to both men & women. They're not all foo foo fluffy with pinks and lace and flowers all over the place. My only criticism that keeps me from giving cleanliness a 4 or 5 is the OUTSIDE - tables and chairs are very old, dirty and in need of replacement. I had a hard time finding a chair for breakfast that didn't almost tip over when I sat down. Exterior could use some fresh coats of paint and some sweeping. But overall, I'd much rather have clean rooms and a messy outside then visa versa. Oh, and one other very small note - get some better coffee ! That Maxwell House or whatever was in the pot just ain't cuttin' it. But overall we loved the place, liked the price, and would definitely go back again.

lovely place right off the main street

4.8 on March 25, 2011

Our stay at Porches was great. The décor of the room was fascinating. She showed us the other rooms when we checked out and each one is individually themed and interestingly decorated. The breakfast was very very tasty and was different both days. They were able to accommodate our food allergies. The other guests had all stayed there previously and knew the inn keepers. We all chatted at breakfast. The lady was very knowledgeable of the area and provided us maps. We have tried to stay there again 3 times, but there were booked, so it is best to make reservations far in advance. We can’t wait to stay again and we want to try each room!

First Time / Last Time

3.0 on August 18, 2010

My wife and I selected Porches due to the many favorable reviews online. When we arrived and entered the property grounds, we first noted the "Grey Gardens" style of overgrown gardens and the buildings covered with trees that needed a good trimming. We parked, met John and went into town for a stroll until our room was ready. We returned at 3 pm and went to room 7, upstairs at the carriage house. The room was spacious but needed a good dusting. The beds were clean and comfortable and the bathroom was very nice. Having the flatscreen TV was a nice touch as many B&B's don't offer one. Dinner in town and some shoping was relaxing and the town has much charm. The morning brought a trip to the main house for breakfast. Breakfast on the proch was nice but I was constantly distracted by the clutter, cat hair, and cobwebs. The gardens surrounding the main house have many beautiful (and expensive) garden statues and planters that could hardly be seen through the tangled overgrowth. Good experience, but attention to detail is missing!!

birthday weekend get away!

5 on June 10, 2010

As soon as we checked in we were greeted with happiness and a feeling of comfort, leaving all our stresses of NYC back at home!!! We loved the "Key West" kind of feeling of the hidden rooms nestled into the Garden and off the main Drag, of New Hope, yet close enough to walk and enjoy the restaraunts and shops. The Innkeepers were wonderful and attended to our every need, although we didn't need for anything once we checked in to our immaculate and cozy room. Just what we needed to Get away from it all and Celebrate my husbands 40th!!! We have found our new spot to sneak away too, just wonderful.

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Location Type

Small town


Philadelphia, PA (PHL)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, antique auctions, farmers market, flea market, other attractions, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone , garden gazebo, large furnished porch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, antiquing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only porch and gazebo
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No at this time
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min. for Saturday stays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50%
  • Cancellations: Two weeks prior to arrival date. Deposit will be returned minus a $25 service fee.
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Chrissie Clawson

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Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Ducks

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  • Time Served: 8:30 to 10:00
  • Serving Location: on the porch, in select rooms, Dining Room

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