Dockside Bed and Breakfast

6089 Herring Court , New Tripoli, 18066 USA (Show map)


This romantic bed & breakfast is located on 7 acres with a 3 acre lake in the rural "Pennsylvania Dutch" area of New Tripoli.There are 4 rooms, including three lakefront theme rooms with Jacuzzi, the Safari, Island, and Elk Suite. The Garden Room is a standard room. Through an arrangement with a nearby family restaurant, we provide a delicious, full breakfast with flexible dining hours. Our B&B is unique because it offers free fishing and paddle boating to our guests, along with a beautiful guest area with gazebo which is positioned out over the water for outside guest dining and quiet relaxation. There is also a fireplace and sitting area where guests can relax and build a fire.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Beautiful and Unique B&B experience

4.4 on October 09, 2016

Our recent stay at the Dockside Bed and Breakfast was a terrific experience. Our daughter purchased our stay as a parent wedding gift 2 years ago. We finally got around to using it and don't regret a thing. Bob and Donna were gracious hosts and the accommodations were exceptional. Everything about the place is top notch and high quality. We enjoyed sitting on our private back porch over-looking the beautiful 3 acre lake. We sat in the gazebo and admired the view from across the lake as well. We had a terrific meal at Morgan's Family Restaurant and our breakfasts at Katie's were delicious and convenient. We will definitely put this on our list of places to revisit.

Just what we needed!

4.6 on April 05, 2015

My husband and I booked the Elk Suite at Dockside Bed and Breakfast for our one year wedding anniversary, as it is close to one of our favorite hiking spots Hawk Mountain. What a pleasant surprise! The room was absolutely beautiful with large windows throughout over looking two serene lakes and rolling grass hills. We loved the Jacuzzi tub, and the breakfast passes to a generous diner down the road. We went for hiking, but ended up touring the countryside for local vineyards: Galen Glen (delicious ice wine with a breathtaking view), Weathered Vineyards (brand new local vineyard), and Blue Mountain vineyard (I loved "Victoria's Escape". ..It's now Chrissy's escape too!). Our next trip to the Lehigh Valley we won't stay anywhere else! We would love to come back in warmer weather and paddle boat in the lake ;-) thank you Bob and Donna for a beautiful stay and for the great restaurant recommendations! See you next time!

a few days in the PA countryside

3.8 on November 08, 2013

what a lovely place. my husband and i stayed in the garden room. it was very roomy, large bathroom and easy accessability. we hope to return to this part of pa again and will surely stay at this lovely lovely home. bob and donna were very accommodating and provided us with whatever we needed.

The Elk Room!!!

3.8 on July 26, 2010

Me and my husband have three children and he works third and I work first when I booked this I though wow what a beautiful picture but when we got there it was wowwww what a beautiful everything it was quiet of course kind of disapointing you had to drive so far to eat!!! And the breakfast resturant was not to my taste they kept staring at us kind of weird I think because we were the only hispanic there and the food was not all that great but the Italiano Restaurante there ugh it was to die for it tasted wonderful!!! I recommend this place to couple who need a break and need some serious talking you hear noone see noone and love every waking minute of it !!!

Thank you Dockside

4.8 on February 01, 2010

"The three days we spent at Dockside were wonderful. We arrived early our first day and drove around to take took in the land and the scenic views. When we pulled into Dockside to check in, the view from our room and all the rooms was equally wonderful. The sunset casts beautiful colors on the ice on the water, we cannot wait to see it again in the warmer weather. We explored and used many of the pamphlets left in our room. Close by is the oldest drive in theater in the country and the oldest continuously open bookstore in the world (Moravian Book Shop, Bethlehem, PA). After our busy days out, the room was truly a special haven to come home to. The bed was super comfortable and the decor was very relaxing. We also really enjoyed the place where breakfast was provided; it was a delicious country meal to start the day with. We will recommend this place to friends as the owners are very nice and friendly and the town was exactly what we were looking for."

Good, but not great

3.6 on January 27, 2010

My husband and I stayed in the Elk Suite a while back. I didn't feel compelled to write a review at first but after reading these reviews I think there are a few things that potential guests should know. First of all, it's in the middle of nowhere. There are attractions, but not nearby, so do your research when planning to come stay here. Second, the whole breakfast set-up was kind off annoying. Sure you get to sleep in, but rather than walk down some stairs to a hot meal, you have to get up, make yourself completely presentable, and travel down the road to a seedy looking diner with a voucher for $15 total. How much did I pay for my room again?? Next, when filling up the jacuzzi, the hot water lasted about 5 minutes. So we had to keep waiting and waiting for more hot water. Finally, we settled for a lukewarm, half-filled tub. Not too relaxing. Not to mention our bed wasn't made for us the next morning and you only get one day of non-brand-name snacks/soda and an apple. Again, when we forked out hundreds of dollars for the suite I don't think it's too much to ask for a 2 days of Pepsi. On the positive side, the place is beautiful. The suite was elegant and the views are spectacular. We went to the Allentown and Bethlehem breweries and did some shopping in Bethlehem which was nice. Basically, if you're looking for a pampered, meet-your-every-need-and-spoil-you getaway, you should stay at another B&B. If privacy and quiet are your thing, you won't be dissappointed.

A Perfect Get Away

5 on October 05, 2009

What a beautiful night away! We stayed in the Safari room 10/3/09 for my husband's 45th birthday, although it was a surprise to me! The room was FANTASTIC! So much better than I could have ever imagined. It reminded me of something I'd see at Walt Disney World! CLEAN & Beautiful! Thank you!

Beautiful B&B

4.6 on August 23, 2009

We stayed in the safari room at Dockside for our 10th wedding anniversary. It was even nicer in person than in the pictures! It was very elegantly decorated (not at all tacky, like some themed rooms can be). The property is beautiful and it was so relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and hope to be able to go back someday.

We give the room 5 stars

5 on August 05, 2009

We stayed there in September of 2007 in the Safari room for 2 nights. It was very easy to get to and is very quiet. The room was wonderful and the bathroom was like something out of a magazine. It was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. It also came with a mini frig and a TV in the bathroom. We give the room 5 stars. We went to the Blue Mountain winery around the corner and had dinner at a local Italian restaurant. They were both very nice. Remember this is a small town and there is not much around. The local people were very nice. This is not your usual B and B. For one we never saw the inn keepers and the huge house is not open to the guests. Guests are only allowed in their luxury guest suites. You are free to walk around the property. The inn keepers don’t come by to freshen your room if you stay less than 3 nights unless you ask them too and they charge you an extra $25 to do so. So if you are staying more than 1 night I recommend bringing an extra role of toilet paper. For breakfast there is a local charming restaurant that you can have breakfast in. They serve breakfast until 11:30 am which is perfect for any late sleepers. Their food was very good and you can get whatever you want. Bob will stop by and pay your tab. We did leave a tip for our server. I highly recommend this B and B. We are going back in August of 2009 and are staying in the Asian room.

A Piece of Heaven

5 on September 01, 2008

My husband turned 40 on Memorial Day Weekend, and instead of the usual poolside party, we decided to get away for the weekend without the children. I searched the internet looking for a quaint experience that offered privacy, romance and serenity. A hot tub/jacuzzi was the only stipulation. After researching several places on the web, the Dockside BandB became our only choice. From the moment we called until we left on Sunday, the place was perfect. The room we stayed in was adjacent to the house, and was a private cottage, equipped with a fireplace, Jacuzzi and King bed. It was decorated like a log cabin, and was correctly called the sportsman suite. It was immaculate. The grounds were breathtaking. The owners take pride in their beautiful home and made our weekend getaway very special. We enjoyed the outside fire pit and beautiful lights at night, and fishing and paddle boating during the day. The breakfast voucher was an added bonus as the options were endless. I can't wait to return in fall for the autumn foliage!

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Rooms & Rates

Elk Suite

This theme room is a suite, housed in its own separate and private building with 3 separate rooms. The inside is rustic appealing to both nature lovers and sportsmen alike. The bedroom has a king-size, log bed, matching armoires, large closet, and a large flat screen TV. The great room has cathedral ceilings, TV/DVD, small kitchen with microwave/toaster, bar and chairs, large leather sofa, rocking chair, and a beautiful view which overlooks both lakes and woods through abundant glass windows and doors. A private, large wrap around deck with table, chairs, and glider provide an ideal setting for outside dining and relaxing. The bathroom has a corner Jacuzzi, large enough for two people, a flat screen TV, shower, and unique vanity and mirror.

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

Garden Room

This room has a private outside keyed entry from a paver walkway, king size bed, TV/DVD, ample closet space, and large tiled bathroom with seated shower.

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

Island Room – (For Seniors 65 and older)

This is our newest room which we opened this year for seniors 65 years and older. This theme room has a separate, keyed entrance area all on the flat with easy access from the parking area. There are three separate areas for your enjoyment and relaxation mostly furnished with top quality Tommy Bahama items. The sleeping and TV viewing area has a king size bed, a large flat screen enclosed in an armoire which can be viewed from either the bed or 2 soft chairs. Accessories include 2 night stands, table lamps, and snack table. The enclosed bathroom has a large corner Jacuzzi which can accommodate 2 persons, an open gentle rain shower, vanity, toilet, heated tile floor, cable flat screen TV, and surrounding stone walls. The third area has large closet, dining table with 2 chairs, breakfast bar with microwave and coffee maker. Outside covered porch with 2 chairs and small side table overlooks 2 private lakes. Wireless internet is available from a nearby router.

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

Safari Room & Asian Room

These theme rooms have a queen size bed, separate seating area which overlooks our 3 acre lake, private outside keyed entry with direct access to 3 level deck/pier and paddle boat, TV/VCR/DVD viewable from the bed or seating area, ample closet space, and finally, a large tiled bathroom with a Jacuzzi, recessed TV, and shower.

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

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Wine country


Allentown, PA (LVI-Lehigh Valley International) 25 miles

Directions to property:

From Interstate 78 take Route 100 North 6 miles. At road divider, take left turn for 4 miles on Holben Valley Road to Lynnville (Follow Blue Mountain Winery Signs). Right at sign to New Tripoli. Go 1.5 miles and take right on Flint Hill Road. Go 1/8 mile and take right turn on to Herring Court. We are first driveway on left with two tall brick pillars at entrance.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Movie Theater, Nature area, Golf Courses, Steam Railroad Rides, Velodrome, Fitness Center and Cabela's Store, Hiking/Biking Trails, Bird Sanctuary/Game Preserve, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Videos , Snacks, Fruit, and Beverages in Room, On Site Fishing & Boating, Limited DVD's Available on Site

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Paddleboating, Wine Tasting/Wineries, Shopping

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  • Check In:: 15:00 - 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside Only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited No Children Under 12
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions



Bob & Donna Herring

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Ducks

About the innkeepers

Bob is a self employed Mechanical Engineering Consultant specializing in Cryogenics. His wife, Donna has a dance background, and is an avid fitness enthusiast with many running and triathlon trophies to her credit. Together, they own and manage 24 apartments and the bed and breakfast.

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Weekends/ Holidays

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Outside on Deck Over Water, Breakfast Room