The Area

Our family first visited New Hope during our parents’ honeymoon in 1971. A year later, they moved to Bucks County, started a business and began a family. They knew from the moment they came that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives in this iconic slip of land nestled serenely along the banks of the Delaware River. Our parents first came to this area to celebrate their wedding, and today that is the heart of our family business.

There is something magical about the New Hope & Lambertville area – along with the rest of Bucks County. The area’s rich history dates back to before the first Quaker settlers founded the Pennsylvania Colony in 1681. The Leni Lenape (Delaware) tribe traces its roots in Pennsylvania back some 10,000 years – with a deep history of environmental preservation and community values that are returning to the conscience of our community today. At the turn of the 20th Century, the area hosted the emergence of the vibrant art and artisans known as the Bucks County Impressionists – and tourists still flock to the area in search of emerging artists, charming galleries and fantastic food. The area has always hosted an unrivaled balance of rustic chic, bohemian style and historic charm.

William Penn sought to found a colony where a diversity of people could live together and practice their beliefs without censure or discrimination – a principle that is still celebrated by our community and our family. The county itself is named after the lands from which Penn and his family originated, and from which they sought sanctuary. The area still offers such sanctuary, where we pride ourselves on our inclusive community and celebration of diversity.

Today, New Hope and Lambertville boast an abundance of seasonal festivals and historic reenactments, along with year round cultural activities and artisanal shops. We are happy to work with guests to craft an ideal weekend or weeklong retreat that will allow you to choose from active outdoor activities like hiking, tubing, kayaking or bike-riding to more casually-paced wine tours, food tastings, antiquing, shopping or live music and theatre. Our innkeeper will help you explore the area’s rich culture and natural beauty.