Inn at Fernbrook Farm

The Inn at Fernbrook Farm is a sprawling, Georgian-style estate, a cozy billiards lounge, elegant eighteenth-century sitting rooms, and seven fireplaces.

Inn at Fernbrook Farm
Chesterfield
142 Bordentown Georgetown Road
(609-298-3868)
Number of Rooms: 7
Updated on January 20, 2015

Fifteen years ago, Lawrence and Susie Kuser decided it was time to do something with the beautiful mansion that sat on 250 acres of sweeping farmland in Chesterfield. The building and property had been in Lawrence’s family for nearly 200 years, but the 37-room manor was falling into disrepair after nearly a century of neglect. They decided to renovate and open a bed-and-breakfast.

The result is a grand, sprawling Georgian-style estate, classically outfitted with hardwood floors, a cozy billiards lounge, elegant eighteenth-century sitting rooms, a red-brick terrace, and seven fireplaces (two in the master suite).

The grounds feel fabled, with long, tranquil trails leading to secret gardens and shady canopies of trees. And while there are a few shops and restaurants in nearby Bordentown, the primary reason for journeying to Fernbrook is the seclusion. Guests will often spend the day exploring the property’s lush gardens and restored outbuildings, or sitting on the grass with a light lunch or bottle of wine. At night, guests often venture down a trail that leads to a cottage house on the property with a bar and music.

The Kusers raise livestock and grow their own organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Each morning they collect fresh eggs for breakfast and serve meats from their farm.

Come springtime, be sure to book early for weekend stays. Between April and November, a tent is erected and the Inn at Fernbrook Farm hosts weddings on nearly every Friday and Saturday night. Weekday and weekend rates include breakfast and range from $150 to $200, all year.

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