Hunterdon County Bed and Breakfast Inn

Announcements

Welcome Spring!  

See what's happening nearby the inn...below is a little list of miscellany,...and mentions of nearby to-do's, so perfectly suited to the the celebration of Spring, Nature and this glorious Season that is finally upon us!

Pansies

Gardens & Gardening:

Duke Farms - Duke Farms, located on 2,740 acres is one of the largest privately-owned parcels of undeveloped land in New Jersey and is just 20 minutes from the inn. Duke Farms is rich in ecological, horticultural and agricultural resources. Through the beauty of its natural setting, the diversity of its wildlife, and the scope and quality of educational programs, Duke Farms inspires people to transform their approach to conservation and to start building a more sustainable future. FREE admission / Open every day but Wednesday. Visit for tram or walking tour, a bike-ride or take a class on organic gardening, seed-starting, orchids, birding, beekeeping.

 

Carousel Lavender Farm - Open every Saturday beginning April 12 ~ Beginning June 18 through July 23, during peak blooming season, they offer OPEN TOURS every Wednesday at 10am and 2pm, no reservations required...The fee for the tour is $10 per person, and the full property tour lasts about one hour. See the amazing outbuildings, lavender fields, the restored carriage house and the owner's private garden!  Treat yourself...this is a "MUST DO" and just 15 minutes from the inn!

 

Peony's Envy - Open May 1 to June 15, 11am - 5pm everyday; Admission $5 per person. The display gardens are laid out over an 8-acre property with trails that meander throughout the peony collections. Four major types of peonies are highlighted in the garden: woodland, tree, herbaceous, and intersectional. Over 500 different cultivars planted in the garden, each of which will bloom for a period of 7-10 days over a six week bloom period that begins in late April and ends in early June. Peony nursery and peony related gift-shoppe.

 

Garden Tour du Jour of Six Private Bucks County Gardens - Saturday, June 7th; Gardens are open 10 o'clock a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. - This 21st annual one day, self-guided event will turn garden enthusiasts green with ideas, so be sure to bring your camera . The diversity of gardens on this year's tour is truly amazing and will take you from New Hope to Center Bridge to Point Pleasant Pennsylvania. The tour will be followed with a presentation at 4:15 sharp by Landscape Architect, Buck Walter, at Walter's Nursery in Point Pleasant, discussing plants that work well in this area and their place in garden design history. Live plants will be on display and available for purchase.

 

Annual Hidden Gardens of Lambertville Tour - Saturday, June 14, 2014. The Kalmia Club is one of the oldest continuously running women's clubs in the state of New Jersey. This Tour is always so well done...don't miss this for creative inspiration for your own garden!

Linden Hill Gardens - A retail nursery and destination garden hosting Garden related lectures & workshops all year round! Nearby Ottsville, Pa.

 

Hortulus Farm - Open from May-October - A one hundred acre, 18th Century farmstead and nursery operation located in Wrightstown boasting spectacular period gardens and a museum. Created by garden and event designer Renny Reynolds and garden writer Jack Staub. www.hortulusfarm.com

 

Bucks Beautiful Kitchen & Garden Tour - Fall Gardens on Sunday September 28, 2014. The tour offers a delightful afternoon, discovering the hidden jewels tucked away on the streets of Doylestown and it's neighboring communities. PLAN AHEAD for this, it is often a sellout!

 

Social Events:

Tinicum Park Polo: Beginning May 17; polo matches 2:00pm-4:00pm. $10.00 per car...pack some wine, a picnic lunch and head to Tinicum Park in nearby Erwinna, Pa. An afternoon of fun & entertainment for sure!

 

Tours:

Bucks County Covered Bridge Tour - This tour of Bucks County's 12 remaining covered bridges starts at the Memorial Building in Washington Crossing Historic Park on the Delaware River. The Tour makes a large circle through Bucks County and is planned so the traveler can start at any one of the bridges. Visit www.buckscountycbs.org for directions and GPS coordinates.

 

Wine Related:

Unionville Vineyards Spring Wine Festival - Wine tasting, winery tours, and vineyard walks with the winemaking team,
flowerpot painting for Mother's Day + Food and craft vendors. Speakers tent featuring: Debbie Smith from Jerseybites.com
plus Mozarella making demonstrations from Fulper Family Farms. Worldwide Wine Trivia with John- win a 2010 magnum of "The Big O!"
'21 years a winemaker' - Career reflections from winemaker Cameron Stark. ...Bring chairs or a blanket, enjoy 90 gorgeous acres of sprawling New Jersey farmland. Tickets include a wine tasting flight and Unionville logo wine glass...General Admission $20

 

Old York Cellars - 'Wine & Music Under The Stars' - Beginning in May, Old York Cellars' hosts live music on the vineyard every Friday evening. An eclectic lineup of musicians offers something for everyone, ranging in style from Folk and Rock to Jazz and Blues. Guests are welcome to bring their own food to enjoy with Old York's award winning wines while relaxing at reserved tables. Fridays, 6-9pm -$5 advance, $7.50 at the door. (During inclement weather, the event is moved indoors to the fire-lit Vista Room)

 

Hunterdon County's Tricentennial!

Hunterdon County is celebrating its 300th Anniversary this year...and the HCT Committee has an unbelievable array of celebratory events, tours, festivals and historical reenactments planned! 
 
If you have an interest in History, DO visit the Tricentennial Calender for specifics on what is planned for pretty much every weekend throughout 2014!  A few of our favorite upcoming events Antique and Historic Quilt displays which begin on April 5, 2014.   The
Lindbergh family is the focus of several events which will take place at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street and stories will include Lindburgh's biography along with the Trial of the Century and how it affected Flemington in those days.  

Stay tuned for info on Flemington's Historic House Tour slated for Saturday, October 25, 2014.  Private homes as well as several public buildings, a church and Flemington's only Bed & Breakfast Inn will be part of the Tour.  We hope you can join us in celebrating Flemington's Historic beauty along with Hunterdon's Tricentennial. Follow the HPC on facebook  for Tour info as it becomes available!    

Whatever your pleasure or interest, check out the HCT website  for more information...and if you're headed to Hunterdon County at anytime this year...please allow us to host your stay!   We would love to have you experience Hunterdon through our eyes! 

Up Coming inn: AUGUST...

Coming ONCE AGAIN in June ... Spirit Mediumship Gallery in our Parlour...Connecting with the Other Side
Date: Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...In this gallery styled event, Rich Braconi will connect with family, loved ones and friends who have passed from your life.  Rich's Gallery here at the inn in January was a SELL-OUT, so register early for a seat in our parlour for this miraculous event! 

Cost is $35.00 per person; lite fare @ 6:30pm prior to Rich's Gallery presentation is included in the fee ... do bring wine for your own enjoyment and consumption.

Please call the inn to reserve @ 908-782-4928.  Only pre-made and pre-paid reservations will be honored and space is limited.

Innkeepers Donna & Ken Arold · Innkeeper@MainStreetManor.com · 194 Main Street · Flemington, NJ 08822 · 908-782-4928