Bridgeton House On The Delaware

1525 River Road , Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972 USA (Show map)
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Enjoy your private riverside porch/balcony at this Bucks County award winning riverfront boutique hotel. Fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, soaking tubs, private luxury suites, full made to order breakfast, afternoon tea featuring legendary treats, and first rate service. Visit our website for romance packages and special offers. Located in the village of Upper Black Eddy, above the crowds of New Hope, PA. Swim, fish, bird watch or just relax on our private dock & shores. Our Tree House is unmatched in luxury, our Boat House Cottage offers a very private indulgence and our Penthouse offers the best panoramic river views! *Top Honeymoon Destination, "Country Living"; Top 10 Romantic Inns, "I Love Inns"; Certificate of Excellence, "Trip Advisor"; Elite Riverside Getaway, "The Huffington Post" and many more! -Philadelphia Magazine called us "Our Favorite Bucks County Inn!" -New York Magazine "A beautiful, small inn & a nice place to visit!" -Washington Post "Windows on the river...Here, I could relax" -New York Times "Reflecting traditions of river & canal life" -New York Times " A superb historical inn!

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Another Perfect Stay!

5 on January 28, 2018

We just spent our third long weekend at this relaxing oasis. We opted for the Boathouse again. It was so nice to have our own "private" cottage and courtyard area. Spacious rooms, comfortable furnishings and charming touches everywhere made this choice our favorite, so far. It was nice to have the little eat-in kitchen with an under counter refrigerator (medium sized), a microwave and counter area for preparing and storing snacks and drinks. We enjoyed the huge jetted tub in the living area. The bathroom had a nice size shower and vanity with storage and plenty of lighting options. The radiant heat and gas fireplace kept us quite comfortable. We chose to have both of our breakfasts brought to the cottage. So special and peaceful to have a wonderful multicourse meal delivered at a requested time and just for the two of us. Deliciously prepared fresh food presented perfectly - delivered hot and with a courtesy call ahead. The setting is picturesque and serene. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay. They are all friendly, helpful and always smiling - SO welcoming!! Can't wait to sneak away to this very special place again! Show less Room Tip: We loved the Penthouse and Boathouse - very different, but each special in its own way.


Wonderful

5 on October 24, 2016

I grew up less that ten minutes away and never noticed it. Took my wife there for an evening out and the kids were with my parents. An absolutely wonderful experience. Dinner in Milford and breakfast at the inn. Worth your time. JB


Wonderful Stay - You Must Experience for Yourself

4.8 on September 26, 2012

Once in awhile you stumble upon one of those special places that speaks to you. his was one of those special places where you can actually feel its positive energy upon entering & at that precise moment you know you found a unique place & just soothes your soul.The location & views are just one of the perks & unique attributes.There are some small, tranquil resting areas in the back of their property facing the river with a fountain, sitting areas, little tables to enjoy some snacks, drinks or conversation. Clair sets up a bonfire in the evenings which is warm and cozy. I did not get to plan this stay in advance but I can tell you that our Room 6 Village View Suite ha so much character & unique details that even without the waterview this has to be a room that I would surely choose again. The freehand paintings through out two rooms are so well done & so colorful & appealing that you can't help but feel special to have such artistic & personalized space all to yourselves. The eclectic furniture pieces, artistry & craftmanship of all the wood work is quite impressive. Bed was comfortable, bathroom was clean. Clair was a pleasure & greeted us like a family member. We had an anniversary gift in our room that was so sweet and unexpected. Later upon returning to our room they had the bed turned down and Lindt chocolates placed for us with a little note. I could not have asked for more when it came to hospitality & quality of room. Breakfast was unique & delicious.Coffee had great taste. I ordered their special pizza breakfast selection & fresh figs with a nice honey drizzel over a dollop of greek yougurt. Wife ordered the omelet special & we split our two choices & loved both. Upper Black Eddy with its serenity & being a bit removed does compliment & add to appeal of Bridgeton House. The level of hospitality and service that Clair delivered, the unique location and room selection made our little Anniversary getaway very memorable.


We ADORE The Bridgeton House

5 on June 26, 2012

My Fiance and I have stayed at this beautiful B&B twice, one stay was for about 5 nights. It was our fist experience staying in a B&B and it met all of our expectations. We have chaotic work schedules and this place brought such peacefulness and serenity into our lives during the stay. Our favorite part of the experience is sitting on the pier at night sipping tea looking at the bridge and watching the river flow by. We always stay in the Riverview Suite, it's quite private and set off to the side. During chilly nights there is an option to have the fireplace on which creates an gorgeous ambience in the room as well as the jacuzzi!!! The bathroom is spacious, clean and we love the amenities. It's a perfect romantic getaway providing everything you would need to feel cozy and comfortable. We are now planning another 7 day stay at the inn. The innkeepers are very sweet and helpful with great ideas of places to go and things to see. If you like Italian food there is an Italian Pizzeria that has better dinner dishes than a 5 star restaurant in NYC called Galassos. One of the inn Keeprs recommended it and though at first we were put off by it appearing as a pizza joint we soon forgot when the meals were served. It is casual and delicious!!! We have fallen in love with Frenchtown and this inn and are even considering moving to the area because we have had such an amazing experience there!!! The only reason I did not give stars on the dining is because we have not had the pleasure of enjoying the meals at inn just yet. On our short stay we ate out all the time and slept in missing breakfast and on our long stay there we were on diets :/ But with the quality of this inn I would assume the food is delicious!!! I give this B&B a high recommendation!!! It has stolen our hearts!!!!


relaxation

5 on March 26, 2012

I have spent time at the Bridgetown house with my husband and it is so enviting and relaxing it feels I am worlds away from the everyday stress.


My favorite place to be pampered!

4.8 on March 26, 2012

I found it by accident...and never turned back! I just adore the Bridgeton House! It is so incredibly peaceful, so tranquil and even more comfortable. When I am in my favorite Riverside Suite, I just feel really "special"! Its very romantic to lay riverside with your special someone, snuggle up with a book in the chaise lounge or play cards on the screened in porch with a glass of sherry. Its truly one of my favorite places on earth!


Better than the Beach

5 on March 24, 2012

f you're looking tranquility, comfort, and great water view, skip the shore and reserve a room at the Bridgeton House in Upper Black Eddy, PA on the Delaware River. The town is pretty sleepy, but we walked across the bridge to Milford, NJ for an excellent dinner at the Oyster House. There's a brew pub there, too, called the Ship. The multiple restaurants of New Hope and Lambertville are a scenic 20-mile drive away. Lots more inns and restaurants in between means you can come back again and again without running out of options. We came for a quiet two days of reading and hiking along the river. We took the penthouse for the expansive deck and unparalleled view of the river. Even though we hit the only chilly, cloudy day of the week this March, we sat in comfortable leather recliners inside and still had a beautiful view through rows of sliding glass doors. The bed also faces the river, and the fireplace, and the TV. Good coffee, great breakfasts, colorful decor, and unobtrusive but attentive staff made for a very relaxing mini-spring-break. Smaller rooms offer still-great views for a lot less cash.


A Little Disappointed

2.4 on March 12, 2012

The view from our room (room 4, $250 a night) was lovely (direct river view with a large screened in porch, which unfortunately we couldn't use because it was cold out - late March). The bathroom was tiny - my husband, who is 6'3", had a hard time using the toilet because there wasn't enough space for him. I'm only 5'6", 130lbs and it wasn't really comfortable for me either. The shower and bath amenities were nice, though. The breakfast was ok but probably our least favorite of the b&bs we've stayed in. They also had an odd system where you had to bring a voucher with you and sign a tab, even though there was no charge, and tipping the staff seemed appropriate because of a note on the menu and the way the tab was presented, so we did, although it felt odd at a B&B. The breakfast room is nice, but no view, and the one common room with a view is very small. No more than 4 people could sit in it comfortably. The staff was nice but not overly friendly, and I'm not sure we ever met the inn owners (perhaps they're not there in the winter). Overall, it felt more like a motel with a free breakfast than a B&B where you feel like you're staying with friends. The afternoon tea and cookies/cakes was a nice touch. We missed the 5pm Sherry because we fell asleep. We did not have road noise issues like one other reviewer mentioned, but we were there in the winter. Everything was very quiet unless someone in another room was speaking or watching tv or playing the radio. The walls were very thin, so you could hear everything (and I mean everything). I also felt that the building could be better maintained - it came off as a little "shabby". We did enjoy walking along the Canal, which is listed in the inn's information book, and the internet access was reliable and speedy, even in the room. Overall we had a nice time but probably will not return as the value (especially for the low season) was not there for us.

Innkeeper Response
Room 4 is a favorite of our many returning guests, & after 30 years we have had quite a few.  I have never heard of a guest having a hard time using the toilet, and as a 6 footer, myself, it is a smaller space, than some of our larger rooms & suites, but completely functional. In regards to a voucher for your breakfast. We have many packages at our inn, including meals & services, others are not inclusive, we can/do serve breakfast to the general public. The only way staff can identify who is who, is by the voucher. This is not uncommon in the travel industry. We run our dining room, restaurant style, it is customary to tip a server in any restaurant. Our multi choice, multi course, cooked to order breakfast, served by staff at individual tables, is much loved by our guests. Our comment cards are 99% excellent in the rating of our food and our staff. Our dining room with fireplace, is where we serve our afternoon tea, sweets & savories. Since you slept through our sherry hour, you missed a wonderful time to meet with staff & other guests. We are not 'shabby', we are constantly working on our inn. Since this is a vague assessment, I am not sure what to respond to, but can assure the reader that maintenance is on going at our inn. We just opened 2 news rooms in 2011. The Delaware Suite & the River Suite! Concerning being a motel, rather than a B&B. With 2 buildings, 12 guests rooms, 2 chefs, and a full time staff, we are an B&B Inn, more like a country hotel that does not serve an evening meal. If we were a small B&B, owner occupied house, sharing it with guests, we agree the experience would be different. But 99% of our guests love what we do & do return, again & again. Finally concerning 'value'- Our rates are competitively priced as similarly appointed inns in the Bucks County area. Add a waterfront location, a private porch with a direct river view, the above mentioned package/amenities, upon closer examination, your rate is full of value.

- Bea Briggs (Owner/innkeeper)


One of the best B&B's we've ever stayed in

4.6 on July 16, 2010

Highly recommend this truly lovely B&B!! From the moment you arrive and Mark greeted us we felt we were in good hands and that they had thought of everything. The rooms and decor are truly beautiful and lush- beautiful bathroom and toiletries as well as lovely robes and towels provided. Wonderful little balcony on the room(I think all of them have one). Arrived at 300ish and ice tea, iced coffee, sangria, etc.. was laid out in the main room as well as yummy homemade shortbread biscuits and other cookies and cakes and cheese spread and crackers. Also sherry if you wanted it. The breakfast was certainly the best offered at any B&B we have stayed at. They serve it like a real restaurant with a menu that you order from so everything is made to order and you avoid a buffet(which I am not a fan of). A special omelet and special griddle item each day plus homemade fruit breads, fresh fruit, etc, etc.. So so good. A wonderful butler's pantry is available 24/7 with water, snacks etc paid for by the honor system as well as games and an area with lots of brochures, restaurant menus and reviews in another room. Plus it is so beautiful there right on the delaware river- that picture of the bench at the end of the dock is what sold us from their website and we feel really lucky that we took the chance. Such an easy drive from NYC as well and so many wonderful parks and areas to visit nearby- Lambertville, Frenchtown, New Hope, Ringing Rocks Park, and another park with a HUGE swimming pool that we enjoyed. A great few days and we will definately be back! I don't usually write online reviews but wanted to share this wonderful spot!


our stay at the inn

3.8 on February 18, 2009

Everything was great, but one issue which was resolved to our satisfaction.


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Rooms & Rates

Village Suite

Our large 2-room Village Suite is located on the second floor. It offers a queen size four-poster bed, gas fireplace (operational September 15 through May 15), refrigerator, TV, separate sitting room with a love seat and a private bath with shower stall, that is accessible from both rooms of the suite.

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

Room 7

This second floor sunny, village side room has two large windows overlooking the village green and mountain. Rest well in the luxurious, queen size feather bed. Room 7 also has a private bath with a beautiful vanity and a shower stall, a lovely room at a moderate rate.

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

Room 5

Located on the second floor of our hotel in New Hope, this room has French doors that open to a lovely river front screened porch with rocking chairs. Relax in the queen size bed and watch the river flow. Room 5 has a TV and a private bath with a fiberglass stall shower.

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

River Suite

Newly remodeled and located on the first floor, the River Suite is one of our larger rooms of our Bucks County inn. French doors open onto a large, private, river-front screened in porch with rocking chairs. Room has a king size feather bed, wide screen flat panel TV, large granite top jacuzzi, a gas fireplace (operational September 15 through May 15), and a private bath with tub and shower. Our multi-choice breakfast menu lets you order breakfast your way. Enjoy breakfast in bed, on your balcony, at individual tables in the dining room or on the Riverside Terrace.

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

Delaware Suite

A wonderful room in our Hotel near New Hope, PA with private porch overlooking the river is one of our guests favorite rooms. This room has a modern romantic feel with a King size bed featuring a carved antique headboard. An oversized, two person heated whirlpool tub faces the river view & fireplace (operational September 15 through May 15). An incredible mosaic tiled 2 person open shower & custom bathroom makes this a real retreat. 32″ flat panel TV & DVD, radiant heated floors, gas fireplace, refrigerator, coffee maker & individually controlled heat & A/C…

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

Room 1

Located on the first floor, Room 1 of our hotel in New Hope, PA offers French doors that open to a lovely river front screened porch with rockers. It has a queen size bed, TV and private bath with marble stall shower. Our multi-choice breakfast menu lets you order breakfast your way. Enjoy breakfast in bed, on your balcony, at individual tables in the dining room or on the Riverside Terrace. View all of our New Hope inn rooms and book a wonderful getaway to Pennsylvania.

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

Room 8

Room 8 is located on the second floor of our New Hope, PA bed and breakfast and offers a sliding door that opens to a lovely river front balcony with dining table with chairs and a rocking chair. Sitting area includes two leather club chairs. This room has a King size bed, TV and a private bath with a tub/shower. Our multi-choice breakfast menu lets you order breakfast your way. Enjoy breakfast in bed, on your balcony, at individual tables in the dining room on the Riverside Terrace of our New Hope bed and breakfast.

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

The Garret

The Garret is located on the third floor of our New Hope hotel and offers sliding glass doors that open to a lovely river front porch with wicker chairs and footstools. It has a queen size bed, sitting area, TV, DVD and a private marble and mahogany bath with a tub/shower combination with a window view of the river. Our multi-choice breakfast menu lets you order breakfast your way. Enjoy breakfast in bed, on your balcony, at individual tables in the dining room or on the Riverside Terrace. Join us in our New Hope boutique hotel.

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

The Boat House

The ultimate in privacy and luxury - the Boat House is a first floor, 1 bedroom accommodation in our 3 story cedar-sided cottage at our New Hope area inn that has wonderful river views and a private courtyard. This accommodation includes king size bed, living room with fireplace (operational September 15 through May 15), 2 TV’s and DVD, 2 person heated whirlpool tub, separate glass-tiled shower. Charming kitchen with everything but a stove, including a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. Visit our website for special offers/romance packages.

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

The Penthouse Suite

The Penthouse is located on the third floor and is our largest, and one of our most luxurious rooms. At over 900 square feet, the Penthouse offers a wall of windows that overlooks the Delaware River and a wrap around deck with automatic awning. This room includes a king size bed, wood-burning fireplace (operational September 15 through May 15), dressing room, refrigerator, coffee maker, grand marble and mahogany bath with a soaking tub and separate shower, TV, DVD player and a sherry bar. Visit our website for romance packages and special offers.

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

Tree House Suite

We offer exceptional lodging in the New Hope Tree House – a modern bright new suite encompassing the entire third floor of our cottage. This luxurious suite offers a tree top riverside deck with phenomenal views. The spacious custom marble bathroom features a marvelous round rain shower for 2 with heated seats and river & hillside views, a wonderfully deep 2 person whirlpool tub with river & fireplace views, and a heated floor. This suite features soaring ceilings, a king size bed, gas fireplace (Operational September 15 – May 15), wet bar, TV/DVD, wifi and privacy.

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

Room 4

Located on the second floor with French doors that open to a lovely river front screened porch with comfy wicker chairs. This room of our bed and breakfast in New Hope, PA has a four poster queen-sized bed, TV and a private bath with beautiful marble stall shower. Our multi-choice breakfast menu lets you order breakfast your way. Enjoy breakfast in bed, on your balcony, at individual tables in the dining room or on the Riverside Terrace. Join us in our New Hope inn.

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

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Lakeview, Small town, Waterview

Airport

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 60 miles

Directions to property:

90 minutes NYC- 60 Minutes Philly- Rt 95 North to Rt 29 North- Cross bridge into Pennsylvania from Frenchtown, NJ We are 3 miles North on RT 32 on right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, White Water rafting, Boat rental, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Pool & Health Club Privledges

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

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, Fishing off our dock, Swimming off our dock, Rocking on your private river front balcony, Health/Swim Club Privledges, Riverside Bonfire, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-7 Pm
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Over 8 on weekends
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Boat House only
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on Weekend 3 nights on Holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 Night or 50% of Stay
  • Cancellations: Cancellations are difficult for small Inns with a limited number of guest rooms. If you cancel, your deposit will be refunded only if we can refill your cancellation, less a $50 cancellation fee. You are responsible for all nights reserved and there are no exceptions to this policy. We make every effort to fill cancellations.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Bea & Charles Briggs

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

Artist; Master Craftsman. Over 35 years ago we created Bridgeton House. We fell in love with the stunning beauty of Upper Black Eddy.The natural presence of the river & history of the area has made the perfect setting to create our inn & raise a family. We invite you to experience the magic!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: Weekends 8:30-10:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Pumpkin Pecan Waffles
Pumpkin pecan waffles with ginger whipped cream


Recipes

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