Image this: You’re nestled in a comfy and complex boutique lodge alongside the banks of the Delaware River by yourself non-public balcony. Taking within the heat golden morning mild you sip a velvety cappuccino you created from your in-room espresso machine.  The solar is simply peeking over the water and close by, herons and cormorants fly over the rolling river. The mild sounds of the river soothes you.

Morning coffee on your private balcony overlooking the Delaware River at River House at Odette's in New Hope

Morning espresso in your non-public balcony at River Home at Odette’s in New Hope, PA | Picture: Higher Dwelling

Our Keep at River Home at Odette’s

This dreamy morning routine is only a style of what’s in retailer at River Home at Odette’s, a brand new luxurious life-style riverfront lodge in New Hope, PA – a preferred vacation spot identified for its arts, eclectic outlets, historic houses, and riverfront setting.

Lately voted the #1 Resort Lodge within the Mid-Atlantic by the readers of Journey + Leisure, nothing at this contemporary and stylish property hints it has a historical past relationship again over two centuries. Starting in 1784, River Home served as a tavern, basic retailer and lodge for boatmen working alongside the Delaware Canal and Delaware River. 

The cozy and inviting lobby at River House at Odette's. A woman reading by the fire.The cozy and inviting lobby at River House at Odette's. A woman reading by the fire.

The comfortable and welcoming foyer at River Home at Odette’s | Picture: Higher Dwelling

Extra not too long ago the property was owned by the enchanting Odette Myrtil. A French-born American actress, singer and musician starring in over 25 films, Odette purchased the property in 1960 named it Chez Odette’s, and made it the dwelling of her cabaret and restaurant. It was a beloved gathering place for over 2 many years.

After a large renovation in 2020, River Home at Odette’s was remodeled right into a luxurious boutique. Welcoming friends right into a world of tranquility and daring fashionable magnificence, Odette’s affect is apparent within the new lodge’s glamorous design.

Along with 38 luxurious visitor rooms and suites, the lodge can be dwelling to its well-known signature eating spot, Odette’s Restaurant. Friends can even get pleasure from stay music on the Odette-inspired piano bar and cabaret simply off the foyer. 

Trip the elevator to the highest ground, and you may really feel like a celeb on the lodge’s unique rooftop bar set excessive above the river.

It’s not onerous to see why this gem of a property captivated voters. 

Get Luxuriously Comfortable in The Visitor Rooms at River Home

The visitor rooms at River Home are a harmonious mix of considerate and eclectic furnishings and fashionable conveniences, accented with joyful pops of recent artwork, wealthy colours and tasteful patterns.

A woman reading in a chair with a cup of coffee A woman reading in a chair with a cup of coffee

Enjoyable within the River View Suite at River Home at Odette’s | Picture: Higher Dwelling

My river view suite featured a comfy up to date sitting space with a gasoline hearth, a studying chair, flat-screen LED TVs, a kitchenette with Nespresso machine and naturally, a non-public balcony overlooking the shimmering Delaware River and surrounding mountains. 

The bedroom of the River View King Suite at River HouseThe bedroom of the River View King Suite at River House

The bed room of the River View King Suite at River Home | Picture: Higher Dwelling

The separate main bedroom with plush king pillowtop mattress was draped in crisp Frette sheets, and had us sleeping in critical consolation. The trendy and daring tulip wallpaper within the bed room was a beautiful contact. Particularly since we have been fortunate sufficient to go to whereas they have been in bloom.

The living area of the River View King Suite at River House. A couch, chairs, fireplace, kitchenette, and tv.The living area of the River View King Suite at River House. A couch, chairs, fireplace, kitchenette, and tv.

The dwelling space of the River View King Suite at River Home | Picture: Higher Dwelling

The smooth glass spa-inspired bathe decked out with Malin & Goetz tub merchandise left us luxuriously refreshed. 

All in all, it was the right place to loosen up for some time.

River Home Has Distinctive Facilities That Will Elevate Your Keep

It’s the small print that make River Home so outstanding. The rainfall showerhead. The in-room lighting that may be adjusted to fit your temper. The complimentary bikes you possibly can hop on and discover historic towpaths make for an thrilling riverside journey. Free books you’re welcome to take dwelling. There’s additionally an in home digital library with an in depth record of ebooks, audiobooks, mediations and extra.

"In-room Un-Wine-d" charcuterie on your private balcony at River House at Odette's. A platter with wine."In-room Un-Wine-d" charcuterie on your private balcony at River House at Odette's. A platter with wine.

“In-room Un-Wine-d” charcuterie in your non-public balcony at River Home at Odette’s | Picture: Higher Dwelling

And one in every of my favourite touches? The “In-room Un-Wine-d” service that permits you to get pleasure from a bottle of vino and charcuterie plate from the consolation of your non-public balcony. Genius! 

Our charcuterie was pleasant, with an array of cured meats, cheeses, fruit and accouterments. An ideal late afternoon pick-me-up earlier than heading to dinner.

Take pleasure in Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Odette’s Restaurant with the Backdrop of Beautiful River Views

Odette’s not too long ago unveiled a contemporary, elevated menu below the path of famend restaurateur Alex Mastoris. His imaginative and prescient marries the refined magnificence of a basic steakhouse with the aptitude of the onsite cabaret run by Nineteen Twenties ingénue Odette Myrtil herself.

The dining room and bar at Odette's in New Hope, PAThe dining room and bar at Odette's in New Hope, PA

The eating room and bar at Odette’s in New Hope, PA | Picture: Higher Dwelling

Providing a pleasant culinary journey from morning till night, the meals here’s a dwelling run.

Sitting on Odette’s outside riverfront patio with a cup of espresso and a scrumptious breakfast was the right method to ease into the day. The wealthy whipped Greek yogurt with contemporary berries, native honey, and toasted coconut granola for crunch is an A+ transfer if you happen to’re making an attempt to maintain issues mild.

In fact, they’ve received all of the staple breakfast choices coated too. I opted for the rolled omelet, filled with contemporary mushrooms, ham and creamy gruyere served with a aspect of crispy breakfast potatoes. Scrumptious. It’s value consuming right here for river views alone. 

Their new dinner menu is a seafood and steak lover’s dream, with contemporary choices from the uncooked bar, daring and flavorful starters, and showstopping mains.

Yellowfin Tuna Wonton Tacos at Odette's. Three tacos.Yellowfin Tuna Wonton Tacos at Odette's. Three tacos.

Yellowfin Tuna Wonton Tacos at Odette’s | Picture: Higher Dwelling

For dinner I kicked issues off with the Yellowfin Tuna Wonton Tacos – wonton shells cradled contemporary tuna, napa cabbage, wakame, cucumber, and an addictive kung pao sauce with a kick of sriracha aioli. An ideal mix of shiny, punchy flavors that had me craving one other spherical.

Subsequent up have been Odette’s Maple Bourbon Wings glazed in a candy and smoky sauce which had the suitable trace of warmth. The crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside wings have been taken to a different degree with the addition of candied pecans and contemporary chives. 

Odette’s spin on baked oysters was beautiful too. Plump and contemporary, these oysters featured a wealthy champagne butter sauce and have been topped with an Italian cheese mix, artichokes, and contemporary herbs. 

Gold Crusted NY Style Cheesecake at Odette'sGold Crusted NY Style Cheesecake at Odette's

Gold Crusted NY Model Cheesecake at Odette’s | Picture: Higher Dwelling

For dessert, I selected an opulent twist on a basic favourite: the gold crusted NY model cheesecake. With a shimmering splash of edible gold that caught the sunshine fantastically every spoonful of the wealthy, creamy filling was pure satisfaction. And the presentation was stellar.

Total the plates right here have been attractive and the service was impeccable. Odette’s is value a go to if you happen to’re within the space. 

Head to ROOF, The Unique Rooftop Bar at River Home

One other perk at River Home? As a visitor within the lodge, you get entry to their members solely unique rooftop lounge – ROOF. This stylish open-air area felt like stumbling right into a glamorous cocktail celebration. 

The colorful and exclusive bar at ROOFThe colorful and exclusive bar at ROOF

The colourful and unique Roof lounge at River Home | Picture: Higher Dwelling

Right here you’ll additionally discover twinkling lights strung overhead, a blazing outside hearth, and breezy cabana seating. It’s festive but romantic.

With indoor and outside seating, it’s the right place for lingering over one in every of their expertly-crafted combined drinks whereas taking in sweeping views of the river valley. They provide inventive small plates right here too. 

My ahi tuna nacho dish was a contemporary mix of flavors and textures with shiny, punchy notes from the wakame, sesame, and creamy spicy mayo reducing the richness. 

Odette’s Sangria at the Roof lounge atop River House. The Delaware River and mountains at sunset also shown.Odette’s Sangria at the Roof lounge atop River House. The Delaware River and mountains at sunset also shown.

Odette’s Sangria at Roof lounge atop River Home | Picture: Higher Dwelling

At sundown, a tall glass of Odette’s Sangria made with Grand Marnier, peach & blackberry Combier liqueur, OJ, and Pinot Grigio is compulsory at a riverside lounge like this.

A refreshing finish to an ideal night time.

Issues to Do Round The River Home and in New Hope

The bridge from Lambertville, NJ to New Hope, PAThe bridge from Lambertville, NJ to New Hope, PA

The bridge from Lambertville, NJ to New Hope, PA | Picture: Higher Dwelling

Alright, you’ve skilled the serene riverside luxurious of River Home and the deliciousness of Odette’s Restaurant and the exclusivity of their rooftop lounge.

However tucked alongside the Delaware River, the lodge’s environment supply heaps to discover throughout your getaway. 

First on the to-do record: Wander the colourful, eclectic historic riverside city of New Hope. Over 200 years outdated and identified for its outside festivals and festivals, artsy vibe and  LGBTQ+ pleasant environment, New Hope is one in every of Bucks County, Pennsylvania’s most well-known historic cities. 

And it’s solely a brief and scenic 5-10 minute stroll out of your luxurious dwelling base at River Home. 

My professional tip? Lace up your strolling sneakers for a breezy waterfront stroll or seize one of many lodge’s courtesy bikes for a experience into New Hope’s energetic downtown. Inhaling that contemporary river air alongside the best way is an ideal appetite-builder for the culinary adventures that await there. Uber/Carry can be an choice and solely price $7 every approach after I checked, however the wait instances may very well be 15 to twenty minutes (perhaps extra?) at busier instances or on weekends.

"Boomer" a large dog/dinosaur sculpture greets visitors on their way to New Hope"Boomer" a large dog/dinosaur sculpture greets visitors on their way to New Hope

“Boomer” greets guests on their method to New Hope | Picture: Higher Dwelling

Why not drive? As lovely as New Hope is, parking on this charming riverside city isn’t too fairly. Between the overpriced heaps, complicated road aspect kiosk techniques, and looking for a spot –  it’s not definitely worth the headache.

Fortunately, River Home is so near downtown you don’t have to fret about it. Yet one more perk as a visitor there.

Procuring and Consuming By New Hope

When you’ve lastly arrived, you’ll shortly see why New Hope has cultivated such a fame as an arts and cultural hub. It’s brimming with artwork galleries, boutiques, artisan outlets, antiques, eating places and a energetic native spirit.

A street view of shops, eateries, and cars in New Hope, PAA street view of shops, eateries, and cars in New Hope, PA

Take pleasure in purchasing, eating, and snacking in New Hope, PA | Picture: Higher Dwelling

Whether or not you’re trying to find handcrafted pottery, one-of-a-kind jewellery, funky antiques, classic clothes or the most recent fashions from native makers and European designers, you’ll discover one thing to fulfill your retail remedy cravings. 

Locations like Coronary heart of the Residence (28 S. Primary Avenue) and Savioni Designer Boutique (6 W Bridge St)are native favorites for scoring distinctive housewares or a brand new wardrobe staple.

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The are loads of locations to loosen up alongside the Delaware River in New Hope, PA | Picture: Higher Dwelling

Take a while to understand New Hope’s historic attraction by sightseeing alongside the banks of the Delaware River. Highlights embrace the long-lasting New Hope-Lambertville Bridge spanning the river into New Jersey, in addition to the historic and famend Bucks County Playhouse (70 S Primary St), not too long ago revived as a cultural hub for stay theater, music and comedy reveals year-round. Take a stroll behind the playhouse and stroll alongside the river or loosen up in one of many Adirondack chairs as you’re taking within the sweeping views.

Ferry Market in New Hope, PA. Market Pizza shown.Ferry Market in New Hope, PA. Market Pizza shown.

Ferry Market in New Hope, PA | Picture: Higher Dwelling

Whenever you work up the necessity for a snack, pop into Ferry Market (32 S Primary St ) for an eclectic assortment of artisan meals distributors. It’s an absolute must-visit in New Hope. Fill up on small-batch provisions from passionate native makers – assume made to order sandwiches, contemporary salads, gyros, French macarons, Peruvian fare, pizza, chocolate, native wine, contemporary roasted espresso, and a lot extra. 

If you happen to’re not up for purchasing, take a leisurely riverside stroll or bike experience alongside the historic towpath trails close to the lodge. It makes for an excellent method to expertise the world’s pure splendor.

Cross the Bridge into Lambertville – the “Vintage Capital of New Jersey”

The bridge from New Hope, PA to Lambertville, NJThe bridge from New Hope, PA to Lambertville, NJ

The bridge from New Hope, PA to Lambertville, NJ | Picture: Higher Dwelling

Whenever you’re carried out exploring New Hope, enterprise over the bridge (you possibly can stroll) to the alternative aspect of the river, Lambertville,  New Jersey. It’s one other simple tour from the River Home. This historic city’s amazingly preserved Victorian structure will transport you to a different period as you wander its streets.

Antiques and classic clothes lovers can be in heaven right here hitting the outlets alongside Union and Bridge streets. Antiques Heart on the Individuals’s Retailer (28 N Union St) is among the most notable outlets on  “vintage row” the place you possibly can store from over 50 sellers and artists in a constructing that dates again to 1839. Bookworms will get pleasure from Panoply Books (48 N Union St) for uncommon, uncommon and out-of-print high quality used books. 

For native wine tasting, Lambertville has you coated on the Tomasello Vineyard Tasting Room (1 N Union Avenue).

The Red Mill in Clinton, NJ - Hunterdon CountyThe Red Mill in Clinton, NJ - Hunterdon County

The Purple Mill Museum Village in Clinton, NJ | Picture: Higher Dwelling

For a enjoyable day, take into account exploring the encircling space of Hunterdon County, with its picturesque rolling landscapes, winding backroads, charming historic villages, native wineries, farmers markets and unimaginable farm to desk eating. It’s nonetheless and below the radar vacation spot, and one in every of New Jersey’s greatest stored secrets and techniques.

Uncover Close by Peddlers Village

Tulips in bloom at the Peddler's Village Strawberry FestivalTulips in bloom at the Peddler's Village Strawberry Festival

Tulips in bloom at Peddler’s Village | Picture: Higher Dwelling

Peddler’s Village
100 Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA 18931

Does immersing your self in a real-life storybook village for a day sound good to you? Then Peddler’s Village must be on the high of your must-visit record. Only a fast 10-minute nation highway drive from River Home transports you to a historic hamlet that’s overflowing with Americana attraction and hospitality.

 💡 Parking at Peddler’s Village is free, and there’s loads of it. Positively plan to spend the day right here.

Right here you possibly can store greater than sixty boutiques, galleries and eateries peppered alongside winding brick walkways previous flowery gardens, footbridges, and kooky particulars. 

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The outlets at Peddler’s Village | Picture: Higher Dwelling

Duck into locations like Greenology to make a terrarium or Pine Wreath & Candle the place it’s Christmas each single day. I’d additionally recommend stopping into Mama Hawk’s for espresso and their well-known cinnamon bun.

When it’s time for a purchasing break, seize a desk on one in every of Peddler’s Village’s many eating patios to get pleasure from lunch at spots like Buttonwood Grill or Earl’s New American – one of many space’s high eating locations. Between the elevated seasonal fare and big collection of dishes to select from, you received’t wish to go away this foodie vacation spot!

To expertise Peddler’s Village to the fullest, bookend your purchasing and eating with a cease at Hewn Spirits Distillery the place they provide cozy indoor/outside tastings of their locally-crafted small-batch whiskeys and liquors. Or at a craft beer flight at Free Will Brewing. For wine, Nissley Vineyards has a tasting room right here as effectively.

Checking Out

The exterior of River House at nightThe exterior of River House at night

A wonderful night time at River Home at Odette’s | Picture: Higher Dwelling

River Home at Odette’s is greater than only a place to relaxation your head – it’s an opulent expertise of subtle consolation and culinary delights. By the top of my keep at River Home, I felt totally relaxed and rejuvenated. 

Whether or not you’re celebrating an important day or just craving a restorative respite from the each day grind, River Home delivers on all fronts. The plush lodging, divine eating, and distinctive ambiance all add as much as create a blissful riverside escape that lingers lengthy after you’ve departed.

Nonetheless you select to spend your days round New Hope, River Home at Odette’s is an ideal dwelling base. With a lot to expertise inside a brief radius, it’d be a disgrace to not ebook a room right here to expertise it simply as soon as.

This slice of luxurious within the coronary heart of charming New Hope is really one of many Mid-Atlantic’s greatest stored secrets and techniques… for now.

 ➡ To ebook, go to riverhousenewhope.com

 

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