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The Widow Frances McCrea welcomes you to Frenchtown, New Jersey and her charming Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inn. Built by the Widow McCrea in the 1870's, the house was renovated and restored by your current hosts over a century later. The Widow McCrea House B&B offers peace, quiet, comfort, and convenience to visitors, while still enjoying modern amenities, during their visit to this historic and charming little community on the Delaware River.
Upon arrival, toast your new adventures with a complimentary bottle of wine. Then, cozy up to one of our three Romantic Fireplaces on a chilly evening or relax in the comfort of one of our oversized Jacuzzis, before retiring to your snug feather bed in our Private Kase Family Cottage, Spacious Suites or tastefully appointed Elegant Guest Rooms, each with a private bath. Free WiFi internet access is available to all guests.
In the morning, awaken to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, and delectable dishes being prepared by the Widow. Breakfast will be served by candlelight in our Victorian Dining Room.
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Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Burt Patalano & Lynn Marad for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
People are drawn to our lovely small town atmosphere. Frenchtown NJ has recently been voted one of the top 8 destinations in NJ. Come visit our charming riverside community and experience it for yourself.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are known for being both sophisticated yet comfortable. We offer beautiful rooms with Jacuzzis for 2 and fireplaces. We are well known for our signature breakfasts and our charming, small town atmosphere. Our location is conveniently situated between Philadelphia PA and New York City which gives travelers easy access to a variety of activities. Bus service is also available from New York City.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Our area has so much to offer; there is no way to limit it to just one thing.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
A haven from the cares of the world with the added bonus of incredible breakfasts!
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Frenchtown itself, being a one square mile riverside community with approximately 1200 residents. This is about as small town as you can get and a rapidly disappearing way of life with independently owned shops and restaurants. An artisan community thrives here including authors, painters, jewelry designers and many others. The town’s motto is 'Frenchtown, the secret beside the river.'
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
The area has much to offer. They could chose to experience a hot air balloon ride over the countryside, enjoy river sports such as river tubing, kayaking or canoeing or go horseback riding around the lake are just a few examples. If they are not outdoorsy by nature, shopping, dining and antiquing are all close at hand. The B & B is located in the heart of the NJ/PA wine trail with several wineries offering tours and tastings. In addition, farmers markets, museums and theater are readily available.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Yes. Shopping, dining, river sports, bike rentals, hiking and more are all within walking distance.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Boy, that’s a tough one since there are many fine establishments to choose from. We have a dining guide on our website for travelers to view, plus we are always happy to offer suggestions based on our personal favorites or if someone is looking for something specific. Many traditional and ethnic dining options are locally available ranging from casual to four star.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
Yes, we have many area guides and websites listed that guests can view on our site.
How many rooms does your inn have?
We offer 3 Elegant Guest rooms, 2 Suites and our lovely Kase Family Cottage. The Kase Family Cottage is a beautiful English Country Style country cottage featuring fine period antiques paired with upscale amenities such as a Jacuzzi for 2, fireplace and exclusive patio garden. It offers a very private setting for the perfect romantic retreat. All of our rooms include breakfast and a complimentary bottle of wine. The Kase Cottage and Private Suite are perfect choices for those who prefer a private and romantic experience as breakfast is brought to their doorstep each morning. The rooms in the main Inn enjoy our signature 3 course gourmet breakfast by candlelight which is served in our formal dining room.
Do you accept pets?
Yes, we welcome children and dogs in the Kase Family Cottage.
The Widow McCrea house is located in Historic Hunterdon County. Just across the river from Historic Bucks County and only minutes from New Hope Pennsylvania & Lambertville New Jersey. Centrally located between New York and Philadelphia, the inn is located on the Frenchtown/Kingwood Road, State Route 12, ten miles west of Flemington New Jersey.
A short stroll will bring you to Frenchtown's charming shops, fine local restaurants and the scenic Delaware River. Relax on the porch and absorb the ambiance of our charming river community or stroll the town and shop for fine art, antiques, or almost anything else in our many diverse and varied quaint shops, galleries & restaurants.
Rent a bicycle built for two and pedal along the Delaware River's Historic Canal paths to pastoral settings and magnificent riverscapes. Return to the Widow's house to be fussed over by your hosts and ... to be watched over by the spirit of the grand lady.
There is plenty to explore while visiting Frenchtown and teh srurrounding area: