The Wedgwood Inn
New Hope, PA
Offered for sale at $2,950,000
Nestled along the banks of the Delaware River, surrounded by the prettiest countryside in Bucks County, is New Hope Pennsylvania- a beautiful riverfront village with a long and storied history. Located just an hour from Philadelphia, 90 minutes to NYC and half an hour from Princeton, New Hope has always been a favorite vacation destination for those seeking a relaxing time of art, shopping and dining. Within the National Register historic district of this vibrant riverfront village is the nationally acclaimed 1870 Wedgwood Bed & Breakfast Inn. This 6500 square foot Inn is a Wedgwood-blue Victorian "Painted Lady" listed on Bucks County Registry of Historic Places. The Inn exhibits a flourish of later Victorian architectural features including deep eaves, projecting two story bay window, a wraparound veranda with scrolled brackets, porte-cochere, and two gazebos which serve as alternative breakfast areas and event spaces.
A deep inviting wrap around porch brings you to the double door entry and the center hall with graceful staircase to the second floor suites and flanked by the first suite on your left and the formal parlor to your right. Ten foot ceilings, marvelous original detail, polished original wood floors, tall double hung and transom windows – all the hallmarks of the skill of decades of the finest craftsmen that added their artisanship to the property over the years.
Ten individual guest rooms and ensuite baths, each with individual charm and unique features, are spread over the three stories of this gracious “Painted Lady”. Each suite has its own character with antique appointments, hand painted décor such as stenciling and murals created by local artists, a carefully chosen calm color palette, repurposed vintage lighting fixtures and so much more. With loving care the owners have created and nourished this thriving business and have successfully accomplished the very best of what defines the bed and breakfast experience.
Suite features include gas and electric fireplaces, climate control, lush linens, both clawfoot soaking tubs and jetted tubs, stall showers, exposed stone, gabled ceilings, several private balconies and decks, deep carpets and area rugs, several sitting rooms, generous closet space, hand crafted moldings and more.
The public areas of the Inn are just as beautiful. From intimate spaces in which to relax, like the sun porch, to the larger rooms such as the recent dining room addition, each has its own distinctive features. The dining room is also a wonderful space for events. A handsome butler pantry connects the dining room to the kitchen which is thoughtfully laid out with a huge commercial stove and expansive cabinetry and counterspace. The mudroom and side entrance open to the office at the center of the building. A full stone basement houses the multi-appliance laundry area and storage.
The exterior is also exceptional! In the age of Instagram you couldn’t find a better place to stage your best life photos. So many quiet seating spaces, hammocks, gazebos, picturesque red brick walkways and the sweetest to-scale recreation of one of the local covered bridges – the Van Sant covered bridge – houses a place that lovers can leave their “love locks” as they do on the Pont des Arts in Paris.
No description of this successful Bed and Breakfast will do it justice. If you are looking for an opportunity to purchase one of the architectural icons of New Hope, a prosperous business, and a piece of history do not let this moment pass you by.
- 10 Guest Rooms
- 10 Guest Room Baths
- Has Owner's Quarters
- Built in 1870
- Opened in 1982
- Building is 6,500 SQFT
- Lot is 0.73 Acres
- Photo Gallery