If you’re looking to leave the hustle and bustle of the City behind and allow yourself a perfect getaway full of relaxation, make the trip out to Chimney Hill Inn, a quaint, comforting and hospitable bed and breakfast located in Lambertville, N.J.
The Chimney Hill Inn was built in 1820 and was originally intended as a farmhouse, but was later purchased by the Hunt family, who commissioned M.I.T’s first female graduate, Margaret Spencer, to be a credited head architect, in 1920 and turn the property into a working bed and breakfast. When current innkeeper Rich Anderson took over the property 20 years ago, he decided to expand the eight-room capacity in the main house to 13 by turning the old barn into five private suites. Some suites have small private backyards, while the others are duplexes with a spiral staircase leading up to the bedroom, overlooking a luxurious country living space, including an extravagant jacuzzi.
The inn provides a wonderful home-cooked complimentary breakfast offered to everyone and a beautiful wine and cheese hour on the lawn at twilight. After you’re done indulging, explore the eight-and-a-half acres of land Chimney Hill sits on, including a garden area with ample seating, and an Alpaca farm, where you can feed, pet and admire these rare, kind animals. Once a year, the inn hosts the annual “Alpaca Fest,” among many other community events. Chimney Hill Inn is minutes away from hundreds of unique antique shops and parking lot flea markets that will keep you searching for all kinds of treasures to suit your heart’s content.
The Chimney Hill Inn is an admirable space suitable for any occasion or event, offering packages with lodging for out of town guests, and facilities open to cater anywhere from 50-200 people, this destination is intimately rustic. So if you are looking to refresh your mind and body or just need a quick reset, consider Chimney Hill Inn.
For more information on the Chimney Hill Inn, call (609) 397-1516 or visit www.chimneyhillinn.com.
- Eric Jordan