The latest update for this article is written by Lindsay Podolak.
No matter the season, it’s always the perfect time to plan a New Jersey vacation. This year, instead of opting for a hotel, feel like family at one of the state’s intimate bed and breakfast inns. These delightful destinations provide all of the modern conveniences of a hotel, with the added touch of friendly and personable owners who will make sure your stay is perfect.
Located close to quaint towns, state parks and hiking trails, a stay at any of these bed and breakfast inns is one of the best ways to enjoy all the gorgeous scenery and adventure the Garden State has to offer. Find one in your area by heading straight to the North Jersey, Central Jersey, Jersey Shore or South Jersey sections.
Whistling Swan Inn
Where: 110 Main Street, Stanhope
Details: Enjoy the beautiful Skylands region of Northern New Jersey with a stay at the Whistling Swan Inn. Close to Waterloo Village, Lake Hopatcong and the Morris Canal, the Inn is the perfect spot to relax after a day of hiking, horseback riding or shopping. Guests of the Inn can enjoy all of the comforts of home, including complimentary beverages and homemade cookies. Rooms are decorated with a Victorian flair, but also feature modern amenities including a 2-person jacuzzi, fireplace and Egyptian cotton towels and linens. A complimentary country buffet breakfast is also included with every stay.
More Info: www.whistlingswaninn.com or call 973-347-6369
Where: 265 Springfield Avenue, Summit
Details: Having recently undergone remodeling, the DeBary Inn is now home to sixteen spacious rooms and suites full of luxurious amenities, such as working fireplaces. This beautiful Victorian is tucked away on a tree-lined residential street in Summit. Here, you can enjoy a coffee on the wraparound porch or take a stroll into town. It’s also less than one mile to Summit’s well-known boutiques, trendy shops and upscale restaurants. Heading into New York City for the day? The train station is mere blocks away, making the DeBary Inn a convenient choice for a getaway.
More Info: www.thedebaryinn.com or call 908-277-0005
Tamaracks Country Villa
Where: 85 Tamarack Road, Byram Township
Details: This villa snugly sits among 5.5 acres of lush gardens and woodlands in Sussex County. Originally built to be the dream home of an architect, Tamaracks Country Villa now boasts seven luxury suites, each with private ensuite baths and sitting areas. Tasteful decorations, soaking tubs and private balconies are just a few of the fanciful extras that will enhance your stay. Gather with other guests in the common areas found on each floor and enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning in the dining room. Finally, explore Byram Township’s extensive system of trails for biking, hiking and sightseeing. The views will not disappoint!
More Info: www.tamarackscountryvilla.com or call 973-448-8770
Chestnut Hill on the Delaware
Where: 63 Church Street, Milford
Details: Located right on the water, Chestnut Hill is the ideal place to stay for those who want to enjoy all that the Delaware Valley has to offer. Built in 1860, the Victorian Inn is furnished with antiques and photos that share the story of this historical home. Welcoming owners, Rob and Linda Castagna, make every guest feel like family. Chestnut Hill features a variety of rooms and suites, each with private baths. Close to wineries, hiking trails, shops and restaurants, Chestnut Hill is a great place to relax and unwind.
More Info: www.chestnuthillnj.com or call 908-995-9761
Chimney Hill Estate Inn
Where: 207 Goat Hill Road, Lambertville
Details: The Chimney Hill Estate Inn is Lambertville’s most secluded bed and breakfast property. Built in 1820, Chimney Hill is nestled on a country road in the wooded hillside just a half mile from town. Each room is beautifully decorated and features a private bath. Spend your days exploring Lambertville and New Hope, strolling the grounds of the Inn (which includes an alpaca farm) or hiking at the ever popular and historic Goat Hill Overlook.
More Info: www.chimneyhillinn.com or call 609-397-1516
Where: 6 Woolverton Road, Stockton
Details: The acclaimed Woolverton Inn is a country estate bed and breakfast surrounded by preserved farmland and forest. Offering the ultimate in luxury, the Inn sits high above the Delaware River and is the perfect location for those who want to explore the shops and restaurants of New Hope and Lambertville. Each of the Inn’s rooms and cottages features central air conditioning and private baths, as well as feather beds. Guests can also enjoy a three-course breakfast, afternoon refreshments and complimentary beverages.
More Info: www.woolvertoninn.com or call 609-397-0802
Molly Pitcher Inn
Where: 88 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank
Details: Nestled on the beautiful banks of the Navesink River, The Molly Pitcher Inn offers a first-class inn experience in trendy Red Bank. Get cozy in one of Molly Pitcher’s country-style rooms or dig into contemporary American cuisine at The Dining Room, located on the ground floor of the inn. Beyond the inn, Downtown Red Bank also offers expansive dining options, unique shops and boutiques as well as a thriving art scene for visitors to immerse themselves in.
More Info: themollypitcher.com or call 732-739-7173
The Inn at Laurita Winery
Where: 19 Archertown Road, New Egypt
Details: Located on the same farmland as the Laurita Winery and Vineyards and Laurita Equine Center, the Inn at Laurita is the perfect place for a fun getaway. The Winery hosts special events throughout the year, including concerts and brunches, as well as barbecue/food truck events. The Inn also features a variety of cozy rooms and suites. Guests can hike, go horseback riding, taste some wine or spend the day at the spa. A complimentary country gourmet breakfast also comes with every stay.
More Info: www.innatlauritawinery.com or call 609-752-0303
The Queen Victoria
Where: 102 Ocean Street, Cape May
Details: The Queen Victoria is an award-winning bed & breakfast inn, located in the heart of historic Cape May. The Inn’s 35 inviting rooms and suites blend the historic elegance of period furniture and antiques with the modern conveniences of televisions, air conditioning, gas log fireplaces and mini refrigerators. All rooms have a private bath, many with a whirlpool tub. The Inn offers a buffet style breakfast and an afternoon tea, complete with savory treats. Guests also have access to the pantry area where complimentary beverages are available throughout the day. During your stay, you can take one of several tours of Cape May’s historic district, enjoy the towns award-winning restaurants or head to one of the local wineries.
More Info: www.queenvictoria.com or call 609-884-8702
Barrett’s Plantation House
Where: 203 Old Kings Highway, Mannington
Details: If you’re looking for a stay that combines the charm of a lovingly restored historic home with beautifully appointed modern amenities, look no further than Barrett’s Plantation House. Original woodwork, pumpkin pine floors and period antiques decorate this quaint, two-suite bed and breakfast. Each room has its own sitting area, queen bed and full bathroom. Your visit also comes with breakfast each morning plus a complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Spend the day visiting the local wineries, antiquing or attending one of the many festivals Salem County puts on each year.
More Info: www.barrettsplantationhouse.com or call 856-935-0812
Where: 44 West End Avenue, Haddonfield
Details: Historic, charming Haddonfield is home to Haddonfield Inn, an elegantly appointed Victorian-style bed and breakfast. The inn has eight rooms and one suite, each with its own private bathroom and fireplace. A gourmet breakfast with options like roasted vegetable frittatas or coconut flour almond pancakes is also available. Enjoy it in the main dining area or on the porch if the weather permits. While in Haddonfield, stroll the downtown’s many shops and restaurants or head to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden. Also nearby are plenty of parks, museums and historical attractions like the Battleship New Jersey.
More Info: www.haddonfieldinn.com or call 856-428-2195
The Lily Inn
Where: 214 High Street, Burlington
Details: Perched on the banks of the Delaware River in the historic city of Burlington is the Lily Inn. This location is ideal for guests visiting the many local attractions like Sesame Place, Grounds for Sculpture or even Philadelphia. Original white cedar floors, high ceilings and blue marble fireplaces (as well as cheerful hosts) will greet you during your stay in one of the five guest rooms. In addition, you can either relax at the inn or head into Burlington to discover art, antiques and outdoor adventures like kayaking on the Delaware River. Or if you’re looking for live entertainment, there’s also the Bristol Riverside Theatre for plays, musicals and concerts throughout the year.
More Info: www.thelilyinn.com or call 609-526-7900