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Chimney Hill Estate Inn

Chimney Hill suggests an English country estate, with soft lighting, bookish nooks, and wide-plank hardwood floors. So, if you're looking for a little English-style B&B in New Jersey, this is the place for you.

Posted April 20, 2010 by Nick DiUlio

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Chimney Hill Estate Inn
Lambertville
207 Goat Hill Road
(609-397-1516, chimneyhillinn.com)
Number of rooms: 13


Each of the estate’s thirteen guest rooms is decorated with Colonial period furniture and antique flourishes, but like everything else here the atmosphere is smart and understated (think Pottery Barn meets Bombay). Many of the rooms are outfitted with fireplaces, and some with Jacuzzi tubs.

In addition to the guest rooms, Chimney Hill boasts some breathtaking common areas. Wooden ceiling beams and a cozy fireplace accent the dining room. Gorgeous oriental rugs and a stylish baby grand piano highlight the living room. The Stone Room features leather sofas, fieldstone walls and floors, and three large French doors that look out onto the estate’s yawning eight acres.

The proximity to New Hope, Pennsylvania, and several downtown antique shops and BYO restaurants make it tempting to leave the grounds. However, the property surrounding Chimney Hill is rich with history and well worth exploring. Terry Anderson, innkeeper and owner with her husband, Richard, says guests will often take long walks down Goat Hill Road, or visit the nearby Goat Hill Overlook, where George Washington surveyed the Delaware during that famous winter of 1776.

The grounds are also home to beautiful English gardens. In spring and summer, the Stone Garden is a spectacular bloom of irises and peonies. There is also a garden terrace, a popular resting spot where guests can relax with a warm beverage and a book. Weekday rates range from $169 to $360, weekend rates from $225 to $419, year-round.


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