Comments and Images from
Wedgwood's Guest Room Diaries
We are proud of the accolades
bestowed by leading travel experts, some of whom have
traveled where no man has gone before:
Hands down, the best
hospitality this side of the universe. Dinie and Carl
deserve an exclusive franchise for the first intergalactic B&B
William Shatner, Hollywood
(guest of the Wedgwood while performing at the Bucks County
"Best Inn Bucks"
Eddie Mecca, the
"Ragu Man" from the TV Show "Laverne and Shirley"
is a frequent guest of the
Wedgwood Inn while starring in various roles at the Bucks
We just got home after celebrating our 2nd anniversary together this weekend at
the Umpleby House. We had a wonderful time! We've also stayed at the Aaron
Burr House in the past - everytime we stay we just love it! The rooms are
perfect, breakfast is delicious, and the hospitality is always so nice! Thank
you so much for making our weekend special!
All the best,
Angie & Max S., Westfield, NJ
Thank you for the delightful stay! Erin Y.
Thank you for taking such nice pictures of us. This is the second time we stay
with you for Thanksgiving ( once at Wedgwood House and now at your Aaron Burr
House inn) and it looks like it is becoming a tradition.
Thank you for your hospitality and comfortable room.
Rob & Nancy (Astoria, NY)
"View out my bedroom window; I can't
believe we are a block from the village square and deer
roam on the grounds of the Wedgwood and Umpleby Houses."
Engagement at the
We stayed at the Wedgewood two years ago, 9/6/09 and
actually got engaged there :-) We enjoyed ourselves so
much we'd love to come back and I was wondering what the
availability of room A was for the evening of 9/4/11? We
would be traveling again with our wonderful dog Sadie
who stayed with us then as well. I've attached a picture
from our last visit.
Please let me know availability and the cost to reserve
for the three of us. I'm trying to surprise my husband
just like he surprised me then!
Thanks in advance,
Hi Carl & Nadine,
After a lovely honeymoon in the USA, we´re back in
Spain. We're remembering with great joy our short but
impressive stay in your inn!! We really want to thank
you again for the wonderful time. Attached are some
photos, as promised the best one from our delicious
breakfast, but also some additional ones, hope you like
It's been great and we'll certainly come back!
Regards and have a great weekend,
Frans and Nadia C.,
an area film production company that is producing a
series of "Healthy Lifestyle" videos has been flying-in
guest chefs from around the country and they have been
staying at Wedgwood Inns during the filming process.
Good Morning Carl,
I just wanted to let you know that I had
a wonderful stay at Wedgwood. I told your wife that I had
one of the best night sleep, I have had in a while. Thank
you for your hospitality and delicious (and healthful!)
homebaked goods. I look forward to staying at Wedgwood
(with my wife next) in the future.
Have a fantastic day!
- Ricky Moore,
Great Anniversary Weekend
We just got home after celebrating our 2nd anniversary
together this weekend at the Umpleby House. We had a
wonderful time! We've also stayed at the Aaron Burr House in
the past - everytime we stay we just love it! The rooms are
perfect, breakfast is delicious, and the hospitality is
always so nice! Thank you so much for making our weekend
All the best,
Angie & Max S.
Little Falls, NJ
Wedgewood Inn of New Hope;
early Spring wedding ceremony (April 2011)
Carl and Nadine,
and I would like to thank you for helping to make our
wedding day so special. Our stay at The Wedgewood surpassed
our expectations. Our room was perfect, clean, quiet,
quaint and private. The hot tub was fantastic following
such a hectic day!
you especially for your patience and understanding with the
starting time being almost an hour later than we had agreed
upon with you.
Adam and Amanda D.
bedroom suite was perfect for the three of us!
complimentary blast from the past;
a Comment from a former guest (c. Spring 1982), now an
I don't suspect you'll remember me; I was
a guest at your Inn around the mid 1980's. I had just taken
a position at Drexel Univ. and went to New Hope with my
partner. You were the first B & B I ever stayed at - but
certainly not the last. I was completely in awe of what you
created and immediately fell in love with the concept of a
bed and breakfast. I can't remember much about many of the B
& B's I've stayed at - although almost all were very nice.
But for some reason after all these years I remember so many
details of my stay at The Wedgwood Inn; the offering of a
drink as soon as we walked in, the refreshment breaks, the
lovely upstairs room, and your wonderful hospitality.
Little did I realize that some day my stay
at your Inn would change my life. After 30 year in higher
education, I decided to retire early, go home to my family
to Bellevue, Ohio and open my own B & B. I wanted to do this
ever since my stay at your Inn. I often tell my guests this
about your "mentoring" of me and it struck me this past
weekend when talking to a guest that I never shared this
with you. So, I thank you. I have a second career in my life
and one that I just love. I enjoyed greatly working in
higher education and ultimately becoming a Dean. But,
nothing compares to owning my own business in such a
wonderful setting and meeting almost daily interesting and
I do hope some day, soon, I can return to
New Hope, and give you a more personal thank you than this
email permits. Fortunately, with the recession seeming to
fade, my Inn has been extremely busy for the last 10 months
and doesn't seem to be letting up. But, I need to soon take
a vacation, so who knows. But, again, I thank you. And am so
happy to see you being still so successful. One can have a
beautifully decorated B & B, but without that special touch,
that special Innkeeper personality - it just won't work. And
that is clearly why you touched this guest, in his twenties,
thirty years ago so profondly.
recent guest wrote:
Independent filmmaker Candis from Calgary
(Canada), whom recently stayed over a week on business at
our Inn while attending the New Hope International Film
Festival, commented on
"Have never met so many interesting
people in one place in my life." She also rated the
Subject: Wedgwood Inn
mentioned in article
Hi Carl and Nadine,
I wanted to send you a link to this
article/interview about Glennda because she mentions the
Wedgwood and our trips to New Hope!
Testone is the Executive Director of the LGBT Community
Center in NYC)
Hope things and well there and hope
to see you again soon!
Dear Carl and Nadine,
We just wanted to thank you just one more time for the
wonderful stay we had this past weekend in New Hope. The
inn, the history, the ghost stories and the service made our
stay better than we could of wanted. We didn't really have
any expectations going to New Hope, it was just somewhere
new to go but now we can't wait to come back. We had no idea
how much we would love it there.
Thank you again for making our first trip to New Hope a
See you next Season!
and C., Bayside, NY
Carl & Dinie,
Just a quick note to thank you for
another wonderful stay!! Everything was perfect, as usual,
and the strawberries were to die for. We bumped into Olga
and her husband in Peddlers Village on Sunday and had a
chance to say good-bye to them, which was nice. We can't
wait to get back to our fav perch at Wedgwood's Umpleby
House (Room 9) - hopefully we'll see you sooner rather than
Until then, have a safe and happy
holiday and give our best to all!
Thanks, again, for your hospitality.
- Teri & Franko, NY,NY
Comments on our 25th Anniversary
3 month old Baby Connor and parents enjoyed an extended
stay in our cottage over Spring Break, 2007.
Dear Dinie and Carl,
On behalf of my parents and myself, congrats on your
25th Anniversary of innkeeping! The Cottage rocks.
Perfect for a small family like us. We appreciate your
welcoming little folk like me at your beautiful historic
inn. Just think, i'll be 25 years old on your 50th!
- Connor, age 3 months, Brooklyn, NY April,
year tradition continues!"
When my wife and I first chose an establishment in which to spend a
few nights celebrating her birthday in January, 1987, she chose the
Wedgwood Inn. Before the days of the Internet, she had seen a
picture of the main house and the 1833 Umpleby House next door in a
brochure and was intrigued. But our delight upon entering the actual
premises was much more profound, because it was indeed like stepping
into the past. The rooms were all different, but the quality was
wonderful with authentic touches of the period dotting each corner
of our "home away from home" which it became every year after our
Our hosts, Carl and Dinie Glassman and Jasper, the lab and now
Tootsie, the lab, made us feel almost like family. Perhaps one of
the highlights each year was getting to talk with other guests in
the afternoon when tea and cookies were provided in the drawing
room. On one memorable afternoon, we started telling jokes and
almost missed dinner. Speaking of food, Carl and Dinie know every
restaurant in town and make reservations for us, just as they did
two nights ago on our last stay. But nothing can compare to the
anticipation of having breakfast at the Wedgwood Inn unless it's
tasting the actual food. There is always something special for
guests in that bread basket or the oven.
My wife and I aren't unique in our repeated visit to the Wedgwood
Inn. We often meet people who have been there numerous times. The
charm of the city, the hosts, the rooms, the quality of the food and
the chance to step back into the past make it our favorite place.
- Don and Paula, NYC February
Dear Carl and
Thanks again for taking our pictures! We had a wonderful time at
your Bed and Breakfast! We couldn't have spent our 1st Anniversary
at a nicer place! The room and gardens were so beautiful! We loved
our first bed and breakfast experience and hope to visit again
sometime! Thanks so much! And special Happy 25th Anniversary
and Matt, Fleetwood, PA
A poem by Marvin Simon, January 2010
Our Guest Photo Gallery
click images to
More Guest Comments...
Dear Carl and Dinie,
Hope all is well. My husband Shawn and I have stayed at the
Wedgewood inn Canopy room (A) several times and always enjoyed
I need to ask you for a special favor. Back on 5/9/2008, Shawn and I
took my parents to New Hope to celebrate Mothers Day and we stayed
at the Wedgewood Inn on the night of 5/9/2008 ( or perhaps it was
5/10/2008) My parents stayed at the room with a sitting room, a
balcony, and a Jacuzzi on the second floor. I remember my dad wrote
a beautiful message in Chinese Mandarin on the notebook provided at the room describing how much he
and my mom enjoyed their stay at New Hope and the Wedgewood Inn.
My parents live in Taiwan and I only get to see them twice a year.
My parents are getting older and every moment I spend with them is
sacred to me, including the trip to New Hope two years
ago. I miss them every much and am wondering if you can send me the
page with my dad’s message on.
I hope this is not too much trouble to ask. Please email me back and
let me know if my request could be granted.
I hope to hear from you soon and hope Shawn and I will visit New
Hope and stay at Wedgewood Inn again this year. Thank you very much.
Karin C. , April, 2010
(New York, NY)
Dear Karin, I am happy to inform you that we
found the Guest Room Diary from '08...Carl
Dear Carl and Dinie,
The following is the Room Diary translation
from Mandarin 9Chinese):
We are visiting from Taiwan . Today is Mother’s
Day. Through our daughter and son-in-laws’ thoughtful arrangement,
we came to visit this beautiful and artistic town (New Hope). We
enjoyed plenty of gourmet foods and had the privilege to spend the
night at the gracious and welcoming Wedgwood Inn. The classic,
warm, and exquisite environment of the inn brought me sweet dreams
in this mid-spring night.
We experienced the goodness of this world
through the affection and care shown to us by our loving children.
We thank the Master for his blessings.
Mrs. C. , May, 2010 (Taiwan)
Wedgwood Inn, New Hope, Pa. "views out my
window" by Muriel (November 2008)
I'm sending you a few photos from this last
weekend. I want to thank you both for your warmth and hospitality
throughout the weekend.. I deeply appreciate that I was able to
spend a peaceful weekend with you at the Wedgwood Inn. Hope you like
the photos. the yellow flowers are by the Aaron Burr house.
Muriel L., Brooklyn, NY
We had a WONDERFUL stay last weekend THANK YOU!!
SO MUCH for all the beautiful touches and hospitality very
impressive - you make it look easy but the quality of our experience
reflects much hard work I am in the RFB&D recording studio now
cannot make outgoing long distance from here...wondering if we can
reserve a suite for 3 in Friday August 8th out Sunday 10th this
should give my dear husband all the time his car loving heart
desires and my sister and I can walk about town - avoiding (i hope)
the chaos of the crowd heading to the show I think when i phoned the
first time this morning we were talking about the ABurr location-
top floor- and if like the WWInn top floor it is purrrrrrrrrrrfect
for my husband, sister and me smile.
With best regards and many THANKS,
Guest comments as seen on
and in our Room Diaries:
Thank you. We
appreciated all the little touches. Words cannot really express how
grateful we are for the wonderful memories you helped us create.
Wedgewood Inn was the perfect spot for us to become husband and
wife. We simply would not have changed a thing! Your hospitality and
accommodations are top notch! We'll be back once we find a
G. and W. (St.
We had a
wonderful time - the suite was beautiful...and VERY clean! ( I
brought my own Fantastic and rag, but i didn't have to spray
once!!!) It was great meeting the friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Your hospitality was very welcoming. Thank you.
A. and N. ( Hoboken, NJ)
I had a
wonderful visit again. Your in town location -- on 2 lovely acres of
gardens and towering trees -- is perfect. I especially appreciate
your friendly atmosphere and genuine
concern for comfort.
K. ( Garden City,
experience. Breakfast in the Carriage House was wonderful. You
provided everything needed for a relaxing and romantic weekend. We
will be back again.
J. and B. ( Princeton, NJ)
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone that made our stay a pleasant and
memorable one. Your hospitality is immeasurable. Thank you for your
recommendations and thank you for going above and beyond standard
I am speaking
from the heart when I say this 5 night experience will be hard to
top. You have set a lodging standard. After weathering Hurricane
Katrina and an arduous recovery, this was exactly the vacation we
needed. Our first together without the children since the storm.
N. and X. (New Orleans, LA)
If you're looking for a true "home away
from home" for a get-away, look no further than these beautiful Inns
in beautiful Bucks County. The Wedgwood Inn, the Umpleby House, and
the Aaron Burr House are all owned by the same lovely family, and
they and their staff go out of their way to make your stay a welcome
one. Clean rooms filled with antiques, as well as private baths
await you in a beautiful setting within blocks of downtown New Hope
and Lambertville, NJ.
We've been to these Inns many times over the past two years, and
won't stay anywhere else now! It's that nice! They serve a home made
breakfast every morning to the guests, and they also have out other
snacks like cookies or fruit for during the day.
They provide a wealth of information about Bucks County to help you
get around and see everything in case you're there for sight-seeing.
If you're there to just relax, you've picked a great spot! I can't
recommend these inns enough; an outstanding get-away from beginning
to end, and one we're sure to go back to time and time again! Kudos
to the proprietors, Dinie and Carl for such a lovely set of inns!
Allan and Gabie (Reston, Va) (as seen on TripAdvisor.com too)
"As seen on
We were waiting to close on our new house and had already
moved out of our old place. It was 4th of July weekend, and we
needed a safe refuge in a storm. We found that refuge at 1870
Wedgwood Bed and Breakfast Inn in New Hope, PA. For less money
than a Park Slope, Brooklyn hotel, we had a great room overlooking
the nice green tree lined back yard full of chirping birds. Our room
had it's own shower and bathroom plus a Jacuzzi bath and a fireplace
! The complementary liqueur provided in advance at our bedside table
was a much appreciated touch.
The breakfast service was really unbelievable. You need only to show
up, and they serve you at your table in the dining room or out on
the deck in back, they even give you a carafe of coffee so you don't
have to wait for refills.
While we were there, they had a tea time set for between 4:00pm and
5:30 on Friday and Saturday afternoons. After touring about, it was
relaxing to be able to go back to the house and have a self service
ice tea or what ever you wanted. Excellent pastry items are served
at tea time and at breakfast. They are baked on site in their
spotlessly clean kitchen. The lemon bars were by far my favorite !
Parking is provided, but once you park your car in their lot, you
can leave it there and walk about the town. The location is right at
the heart of the town. The library next door offers free
computer/internet service, if you need it. I did. I was happy again.
Dinner at Zoubi's just tastes better when you know you can enjoy the
wine and walk back and not worry about a car.
The owners really went out of their way to make sure we were happy.
They made dinner reservations for us, gave us ideas of places to go,
gave us driving directions etc. They talked to us, they actually
care about their guests.
I guess if I were to think up the perfect B&B, this is the place. I
usually don't write reviews, but this place really deserves it.
Song and I stayed in room J over the holiday weekend.
We are sending you our belated thanks; we love your B&B! The rooms
are so nice and the food was wonderful; especially the baked goods.
Thanks for making our stay in New Hope so pleasant! Your grounds and
gardens are so colorful and relaxing. and you're located so close to
everything charming New Hope has to offer! We closed on our
new house and moved in yesterday. we appreciate your 'safe haven' in
I am sure we will be back.
B.& G., Brooklyn, NY
Words cannot express how grateful we are for the
wonderful memories you helped us create on our combination BabyMoon
-Elopement- Honeymoon at your lovely inn. The Gazebo at Wedgewood
Inn was the perfect spot for us to become husband and wife. Thank
you for pulling all the details together for us! We simply would not
have changed a thing! Your hospitality and accommodations are top
notch. Kudos to your courteous and smiling staff too; you treated us
like royalty throughout our four days. We'll be back (once we find a
Marcy and Jeremy, Cherry Hill, NJ, May 2008
Dinie and Carl and staff,
As always, Gabrielle and I would like to thank
you and your staff for providing us with another memorable Spring
getaway at our home away from home, the Carriage House. We would
also like to express our gratitude to Carl for inviting us to join
the crew on the wine cruise sponsored by Mother's restaurant. We
thoroughly enjoyed the Sunset Riverboat cruise, the company and the
fine fare. Attached are a few photographs that I took that evening.
Again, as always, thanks for making our stay in New Hope a memorable
one. Happy Anniversary and continued success!
Sincerely, J. and G., Princeton, NJ,
Carl and Dinie, we are looking forward to our
stay in June 2008. As Elle had said when she called yesterday, we
were among the early visitors to the Wedgewood Bed and Breakfast
Inn. We were there with friends in 1982 over, what we think was the
4th of July. We remember sitting on the porch with you guys and
watching a parade so are guessing the 4th. We returned several times
throughout the 80's because we enjoyed Wedgewood so much. We also
remember that one of the times we came back we brought fresh bagels
from New York because one of you had said 'there were no good bagels
in New Hope'. Anyway, time has passed and we are finally
and Elle, New York, New York
Sorry it took so long to send our pictures.
Thanks again for a beautiful weekend. Great way to celebrate my 40th
birthday! Your superb in-town location is exceeded only by your
effortless hospitality and luxory accommodations. Happy Anniversary
to you and Wedgwood Inn. And wishing you many more happy years of
and F., Chicago, ILL
Thanks again for all the courtesies that you
have provided me during my many visits to your wonderful inns.
My wife and I have traveled all continents of the world and my
favorite B&B is the Wedgewood Inn (and its sister Aaron Burr Inn
both owned and operated by Carl and Dinie Glassman). The Aaron Burr
is about a half block from the Wedgewood. Both Inns are right in the
center of New Hope and a short walk to most of its main attractions.
In each of the past 5 years, I have traveled from Minnesota to the
New Hope area to observe all the azaleas and flowering trees in full
bloom in historic and beautiful Bucks County PA. All of the rooms
are very clean, tastefully furnished, and have comfortable
mattresses. The breakfasts are also exceptional with a large bowl of
fruit, freshly baked rolls, muffins and croissants, and quiche. The
Glassmans are "hands on" proprietors and go out their way to assist
you whenever you need it. The landscaping and flower beds at the
Wedgewood (the product of Dinie's efforts) are delightful and offer
several areas where you can sit and relax while planning your day
ahead. If you are planning a trip to Bucks County, these B&Bs are a
"don't miss" and I recommend that you make your reservation well in
advance to guarantee the opportunity to stay there.
We’ve been visiting the Wedgewood Inn for over
10 years (at least 30 visits!). I guess you could call the Inn our
home away from home. It’s our first choice destination when we need
an escape from the stresses of the city and the work world (we’re
from D.C.) -- we cannot think of any other place we’d rather go. One
of the best things about the Inn is that it allows dogs. Dogs love
the Inn and the town of New Hope. Everything a dog needs is at its
doorstop -- walks on the canal and a doggie gourmet shop on Main
Street. For humans, there are great restaurants, galleries, and
shops. A local artist has painted portraits of both our dogs. If you
love gardening, you couldn’t be better situated -- garden centers
abound (one within walking distance of the Inn). Last but not least,
we love the Inn because of the warm welcome we always receive from
Dinie and Carl and their staff. There’s a lot to be said about a
place “where everyone knows your name.”
and Ed, Washington, DC
Carl & Dinie~
Just a quick note to Thank You for your time, professional support
and advice. We not only had a lovely stay at your Inn, but learned
quite a bit at your "HOW2BB" seminar as well. I hope some day you
will be guests at our Inn, when our dream comes true! Take Care!
Kate & Kevin ( Phila., PA) April 2008
Our Dearest Dinie, Carl and Jesse,
Our most heartfelt thanks to you for a great couple of days in your
Carriage House suite. For the past 16 years, the Wedgwood (read the
Glassman's) have been our sanctuary from reality. Now as new parents
we have come to find that even New Hope and Lambertville cannot
always serve as the great escape. But your Wedgwood Inns still can.
Your kindness, gentleness, spirit and generosity remain as wonderful
reminders of the best of New Hope, and for that we are forever
and S. and the twins, Wilmington, DE
Hello. We just wanted to drop a note about our
visit this past week. We had a wonderful stay and wanted to thank
you. We especially appreciated your tips on how to shop "Rice's
Market". I didn't think anything in the country could be so busy on
a Tuesday morning!
Thanks so much for a great stay and we'll see you again in the
winter. Happy Anniversary.
Bryan and Katie, Boston, MA
Hi Dinie and carl.
Great to spend some time at your Wedgwood Inn again. I remember a
lot of our stay there (it was 1989 and I was trying to have kids.
Went to a tarot card reader in town who told me that she saw "two
boys on my lap." My sons are now 14 and 16!). I promise that
we'll return before another 17 years pass by!
Thank you once again for the wonderful (but
sadly brief!) time with you!
I am so sorry - I just realized as we were pulling into Brooklyn
that I still had your room key in my pocket! (Last year, we
leave a shirt...this year, the key... perhaps there is some
unconscious desire to never leave Wedgewood!)
Take care and hope to see you soon!
Joe & Jenn
Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating such a wonderful
collection of the most relaxing spots on earth!!!! The weekend we
just spent in the Umpleby House was comparable to a month of
absolutely relaxation. Alan and I thought it was special two
years ago and it was, but this time it was extraordinary.
While some might balk at the 6 hour drive from where we live, I can
only attest to the fact that after an hour, the drive is totally
forgotten, such is the magic of the experience. The rooms, the
wonderful breakfast, the setting and especially the staff, make it
something everyone should experience. It’s certainly a better way to
ward off stress than a year in therapy might be. We have
already resolved that next year we are going to spend a week.
You are wonderful hosts and your touch, warmth and genuine
hospitality are second to none.
- Paul and Alan, New
It was nice meeting you and your mother. Here are all
the Cotons and their mommies at the Wedgwood last weekend. Your
staff was warm, friendly, and very helpful. We all really
- Sincerely, Valerie
Systems Consultant from Florida
You folks have no idea of how great it was to enjoy your
hospitality over my 6 month
consulting assignment in Trenton with the State of New Jersey. This
is one of the most pleasant away-from-home-business-trip-cycles
ever! Thank you for keeping it professional yet casual, and clean,
comfortable and cool. I actually look forward to my next job
assignment in NJ so I can stay here again! And I look forward to
returning with my wife to experience the fall foliage.
- M.L., Palm
Beach, FL August 2006
Carl, Dinie, Jessica, and all of your wonderful staff,
Thanks to you all for a delightful
stay--great night's sleep in a comfy canopy bed, delicious breakfast
(I ate most of it ), and very nice service from all. We went on the
steam locomotive ride after saving $2.00 with a coupon we received
at Wedgwood Inn and really enjoyed the ambiance of the parlor car
and historical info by the conductor. We will be happy to return to
your Inn again and will tell our friends.
- Leslie & Roger (Cherry Hill, NJ)
It was great to find a bike friendly inn like
yours along the Delaware River and Canal towpath bicycle route while
on our Philadelphia Regional Bicycle Tour.
A discerning guest writes:
Carl, Dinie, Jessica, and all of your wonderful staff,
Thanks to you all for a delightful stay--great night's sleep in a
comfy canopy bed, delicious breakfast (I ate most of it ),and very
nice service from all. We went on the steam locomotive ride after
saving $2.00 with a coupon we received at Wedgwood Inn and really
enjoyed the ambiance of the parlor car and historical info by the
conductor. We will be happy to return to your Inn again and will
tell our friends.
L & R Wedgwood Collection of Inns is filled with grace and
- Danie'le L. Thomas,
Consul of France (September 2005)
A young couple in love writes:
It was my first time in New Hope Pennsylvania and in a B&B. and i
have to say: I had the most wonderful and lovely time. The Inn is so
comfortable and cozy that you feel like you are at home, but was run
so well and professionally. Our great hosts, Carl and Dinie, and
their staff made our stay so enjoyable. Their great suggestions and
guidance were a plus....and breakfast was simply delicious!!!!!!
My boyfriend and I shared the corner room with a porch at Umpleby
House the first night, then we switched to a Jacuzzi Suite at
Wedgwood House that had its own balcony. Both rooms were nice and
roomy - and sparkling clean! We both had a great time and shared
moments that i won't forget. Thanks for making our first getaway
together so special. We will come back.
- Isa and Todd
Aspiring Innkeeper comments about How-To Seminar by Carl
Dear Carl and Dinie,
We wanted to thank you for our experience as aspiring innkeepers at
your Seminar. The two days were full of interesting and worthwhile
information we will need on our quest to own a B&B. In addition to
the chance to ask questions of you and to hear from fellow aspiring
innkeepers at the Seminar, we had the unique opportunity to observe
a B&B Association committee meeting and attend a luncheon with many
B&B owners. Of course our visits to other B&B's made the Seminar
We spent the rest of the week with a broker visiting B&B's in
Lancaster County that are for sale and found several that could meet
our dreams and needs.
We wish you continued success with the Wedgwood Collection and
inspiring more potential innkeepers with your Seminar.
- Tom and Sarah
Click here for more information just
for aspiring innkeepers
Hope for Happy Honeymooners
Thanks to everyone at the Wedgwood for making our wedding service
and the whole day so fantastic! Our three nights with you were
way too short...the mattress was sooo comfortable in our
Jacuzzi Suite, and the Breakfast tray the first morning was
divine...and we have "New Hope" on our wedding license! We
will definitely be back to celebrate our first anniversary, but
images of our service in the Gazebo will be emailed sooner!
- Gabe & Nicole
(Cape May, NJ)
Girls 3 Night Escape
Salutations!! It has been my intention (you know how those go!!) to
email you on several occasions, however, I have been remiss until
now...I'm hoping that my feedback will not carry less weight as the
result of the time that has passed since our visit on 2/11, 2/12,
2/13. In fact it should carry MORE weight, because I'm still
thinking back fondly to the time spent @ the Aaron Burr w/ our
AMAZING host, EJ!! My girlfriends and I shared the top floor
for the weekend and were greeted each morning by the ever-gregarious
EJ and a scrumptious spread!! He made fantastic suggestions for
dinner, (Marsha Browns) drinks, (Boat House) and sights around town.
I doubt our stay would have been as enjoyable w/out his guidance and
enthusiasm for our "vacation"!! I have already had several occasions
to speak of our stay in your lovely B&B and have directed many to
your web-site. I hope that you value the feedback of your former
(and hopefully future) guests, as that was my intention in offering
it up for your perusal. EJ is a TRUE asset to your already fine
establishment!! I would be thrilled to find him still in
attendance upon my next visit to New Hope and the Aaron Burr House!!
Thanks again for your hospitality!!
- Lisa (Boca Raton, Florida)
a New Jersey Guest, now living in Florida
Dear Carl and Dinie,
We're now living in Florida and get the St. Petersburg Times and lo
and behold, isn't there a beautiful article about the Wedgwood Inn.
Further, I got onto your website and it's a Beauty!Very classy and
just right...love the "Pillow Talk" and the entire format. So,
we hasten to say hello and keep up the good work on all counts.
- Tess and Paul
(St. Petersburg, Florida)
Satisfied Houseguest Emails Three Months Later
My husband and I had a very enjoyable stay at the Wedgewood Inn back
in November. At breakfast one morning, you gave us a pot of PG
Tips Tea. At the time, you said it was only available in
England. I don't know if you have come across it yet in the States,
but I found it! It is available through the Vermont Country Store.
Have you ever seen their catalog? They also have a website from
which you can order the tea: vermontcountrystore.com.
Thanks again for an enjoyable stay! Happy New Year!
(Boston, MA - January 2005)
Another Satisfied Inn Guest Emails
Hi Dinie and Carl!
Frank and I have stayed with you a number of times over the past
several years. Much to our joy, we found you after several
disappointing experiences at another New Hope Inn.
We would like to make a reservation for Friday/Saturday February 25
and 26 but through the website I'm getting the message that there
are no availabilities. Are any of your beautiful rooms
available those two nights? The 26th is our wedding
anniversary and we were looking forward to spending it with you.
Please let me know if there is anything available! Thank
- Lynn and Frank
(Princeton, NJ - January 2005)
Another Satisfied Guest
I just returned from spending the
night at your inn (The Loft Suite). I wanted to let you know how
much my girlfriend and I loved it. When we arrived your innkeeper
made reservations for us at Marsha Brown's and gave us a tour. We
neglected to tell him we wanted breakfast delivered to the room
(though he offered) and when we checked out we assumed that we would
need to find somewhere to park and find breakfast as we had missed
the one at the inn. Much to our delight, when we checked out (mind
you after we were technically no longer guests) we were offered
breakfast since we had missed it!! I couldn't believe it...and not
just leftovers, warm croissants, muffins, just wonderful. We were
then told to go ahead and stay parked if we liked, come back and use
the bathroom if necessary and that we were welcome to come for tea
at 4 if we were around (unfortunately we didn't make it for tea). I
was and am still amazed.
I can tell you that I will be back whenever I stay in New Hope and
will certainly recommend your inn. A great place, and a great bunch
of people. I can't thank you enough for making the trip (a birthday
celebration for me) and fantastic experience. Everyone there should
be commended. Thanks again.
- Michael P.
From a 20 year innkeeper in Maine
Hello...just wanted to let you know your website is so personal and
delicious too! It really reflects your inn. Over the years
we've enjoyed 8 stays with you as we take the Snow Bird route to
Florida each November, and return to Maine in April. So it was
great fun to see your website for the first time, and how personable
it is. I have a heart crunch feeling for your dog,
Jasper...the poetry on your Host page was
endearing....Your Recipe page captures
your baking prowess too, except it can't do justice for the great
aromas emanating from the inn kitchen...
I truly appreciated your mailing back to me the
'left behind' items. Thank you. We enjoyed our extended
stay at the Wedgwood Inn tremendously - nothing could have been more
perfect for a family reunion. This was the unanimous opinion -
a once in a lifetime experience, and you and your cordial staff made
it all happen.. While 4 family members stayed with my brother in
Princeton, we lucky 15 staying at the Wedgwood enjoyed the warmth
and comfort of your gracious hospitality and lovely appointed
accommodations - with all the features of visiting an old
family-friend - but none of the hassles of staying with a relative.
We were fortunate to find your inn. More than half of us will
be back in June for Martin's graduation from Princeton University.
- Mary B.
We had a lovely 12 day holiday in New Hope thanks to you and your
staff. While father was working in Princeton by day, I took
the boys ( ages 11 and 13) on day trips to New York City, Delaware
(Longwood Gardens and Wintertur) and New Jersey (Atlantic City and
Princeton University campus) and of course all over Pennsylvania.
The boys most enjoyed coming 'home' to the Wedgwood and playing with
Jessica and Tootsie-the-Lab, and exploring your historic village on
foot. The Steam Train ride, Bucks County Playhouse and Canal
Boat Ride was fun but no match for the Tree House in your backyard!
If my husband's business venture goes forward, he'll be staying with
you more often, and we look forward to visiting you too on school
- The Moores
Single Woman Leisure Traveler
3 years in between visits is way too long. After a great night of
live theatre and drinking at the outdoor martini lounges on South
Main Street in New Hope, it was nice to walk home to 'my Wedgwood
Inn'. You have really created an oasis of comfort & cordiality here.
Look for me in the spring.
An enjoyable stay at the Wedgwood. Great location, easy walk to
Lambertville and all of New Hope is a step away. Friendly staff.
Thanks for your hospitality and especially for your special efforts
to locate my lost car keys...I know we checked out our brains as we
checked in our luggage! The Piano Bar was just too much fun. Oh
well, what happens in New Hope, stays in New Hope!
Joel and Arline (Atlanta)
Wedgwood is a super comfy, cozy, beautifully decorated inn. The
home baked Pumpkin Squares and Chocolate Chip cookies were nice
touches; Carl's Almond hootch (better than Amaretto) and the
fresh-picked apples from Manoff's Orchard were over the top! Our
Breakfast in bed tray was tasty and pretty to look at too. Loved New
Hope and the whole inn experience.
Ann Marie and Bryan (New Jersey)
A relaxful midweek escape from life.
Marlene and Karl (California)
Fourteen years ago my sister gave us a gift certificate to the
Wedgwood for our anniversary. We have been back every year for
our anniversary since then. We have stayed in many of the
rooms and found them all equally wonderful. And Carl and
Nadine never forget our anniversary - there is always a bottle of
wine and a lovely note to wish us well. Breakfasts at the
Wedgwood are always interesting. This is where my husband and
I meet and strike up conversations with other house guests.
This year we met a couple celebrating their first anniversary as we
celebrated our 26th. Yes, we enjoy coming back to the Wedgwood
for the touches that make us feel at home, but at the same time make
you feel like someone special. In a way, coming to the
Wedgwood Inn is better than coming home.
and B (New Jersey)
As always, it was a wonderful and pleasant stay. After a long
day working it's nice to relax in a Jacuzzi tub while on the road.
Carl and Nadine and the whole crew at the Wedgwood are great with
hospitality, warmth and knowledgeable about things to do in the
evening. They are always there for you, but never intrusive --
they just try to make the stay exactly what you need.
Executive Day Meeting
Thank you for making our Executive
Committee Retreat our most successful to date. Great
meeting space. My colleagues enjoyed their "afternoon
break" in the gazebo so much that we completed our afternoon
session in your lovely and inviting backyard. Your
breakfast, lunch and break selections were delicious. I
am writing to congratulate you on a job well done. We
are a fussy group, but even my most fussy colleagues are
heaping superlatives of you, your staff and your Inn.
Thank you for making my duty as meeting facilitator so much
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Overnight Business Meeting
I wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed our stay here.
The meeting arrangements were excellent and your staff did a
wonderful job. My people were so impressed with your
accommodations and we accomplished all of our goals. The
Phillips Mill Inn and The Landing were excellent choices for dinner
and all of my people fell in love with New Hope. We will be
back. Thanks again.
- Ed J., East Coast
Regional Manager, Gantos
To read some special Guest
Comments we have received during our 25th year celebrations,
back to top
Click Here to Read Poetry