Written for MyCentralJersey.com on 1/22/18
Everyone deserves a little pampering on Valentine’s Day. However, most of us can’t afford to jet off to a romantic locale for Feb. 14.
With quaint and picturesque Hunterdon County towns such as Lambertville, Flemington and Frenchtown only a short drive — or backyard — away from most Central Jerseyans, there’s no need to break into your savings account in order to enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day.
If you’re looking for a getaway without the plane ride, then check out these Hunterdon County bed and breakfasts filled with ambiance, romance, relaxation and more.
Main Street Manor in Flemington
The Main Street Manor features an elegantly comfortable Victorian setting fitting for romance because of its intimate setting and attention to detail — all five of the guest rooms are enhanced by period furnishings among the queen beds and private baths.
Having been named by WeddingWire for four years in a row for Bride’s Choice Award and Couples’ Choice Award, Main Street Manor is a romance expert — they are currently offering a midweek romance package on Wednesday and Thursday nights for $485, including two nights in their Forget-Me-Not or Bay Laurel Room, a $75 gift certificate to local restaurant Matt’s Red Rooster Grill and a bottle of wine.
If you go: 194 Main St., Flemington; 908-782-4928, mainstreetmanor.com, rates range from $165 to $245
Woolverton Inn in Stockton
The Woolverton Inn bed and breakfast is a country estate offering privacy and luxury on its 10 acres, surrounded by 300 acres of preserved farmland and forest. Perched above the Delaware River, it provides a comfortable and intimate base nearby the quaint local towns.
The Woolverton Inn is offering a romantic getaway package that includes a dozen roses, an assortment of truffles, aromatherapy body butter, an aromatherapy candle, the Woolverton Sheep Cheese Platter and breakfast in bed for an additional $175.
If you go: 6 Woolverton Road, Stockton; 908-782-4928, woolvertoninn.com, rooms range from $155 to $595
Fox and Hound of New Hope
Voted as Bucks County’s Most Romantic Getaway, Fox and Hound sits on two acres of landscaped property in New Hope within walking distance from New Hope and Lambertville’s charming shops, galleries, riverfront and restaurants.
For Valentine’s Day, Fox and Hound has several packages available, such as their romance package which, for an additional $65, includes a bottle of champagne, box of gourmet Swiss chocolates and a fresh bouquet of flowers.
If you are looking for a little pre-Valentine’s Day getaway, the Fox and Hound is also featuring two half-hour massages and breakfast in bed for an additional $55 when you book two nights in a balcony or garden room through Feb. 8 (excluding Friday and Saturday nights).
If you go: 246 W. Bridge St., New Hope, Pennsylvania; 215-862-5082, foxhoundinn.com, rates range from $109 – $315
Widow McCrea House in Frenchtown
Built in the 1870s, the Widow McCrea House has been restored with today’s modern amenities and features romantic fireplaces, oversized jacuzzis, snug feather beds, complimentary bottles of wine, private baths, three-course candlelit breakfast and in-room massages.
For Valentine’s Day, the historic inn is offering 15 percent off for those booking two nights or more midweek near Valentine’s Day. Since specials are ever changing, those interested should call and see what current promotions are available.
If you go: 53 Kingwood Ave., Frenchtown; 908-996-4999, widowmccrea.com, rates range from $155 to $365