19th-Century Country Estate with Housemade Breakfast
Every morning at Chimney Hill Estate & The Ol' Barn Inn, a housemade breakfast showcasing fresh, seasonal ingredients is prepared for guests. Sometimes it's cranberry-cream-cheese french toast and fresh fruit; other times it’s quiche lorraine with bacon and breakfast potatoes. Guests savor these dishes by candlelight in the bed and breakfast's dining room, a colonial nook that once graced the cover of New Jersey Country Roads magazine. Set on 8 acres near the Delaware River, this 19th-century fieldstone inn was named one of the best in the mid-Atlantic region by BedandBreakfast.com.
In addition to its human guests, the estate houses a working alpaca farm. These south american animals graze in a pasture registered as a natural habitat with the National Wildlife Federation, and you can feed them or challenge them to spitting contests during your stay. Indoors, you'll find 13 spacious guest rooms, each uniquely decorated. Your stay includes a bottle of wine and tours of three vineyards.
Highlights of Lambertville, New Jersey
- Travel back in time: Restored Victorian homes line the streets alongside antique shops by the dozen.
- The Delaware Canal is popular with kayakers—who paddle beneath covered bridges—and fishers looking to hook shad, catfish, and bass. There's also a scenic waterfront towpath for cyclists and joggers.
- Washington Crossing Historic Park, located neaby, straddles the border between New Jersey and Pennsylvania.