Cozy Winter Inn and B&B Getaways in New Jersey

More intimate than a hotel and nestled close to winter recreation, shopping districts, and cultural attractions, New Jersey’s amazing bed & breakfasts and inns offer flair, outstanding amenities, an at-home feel and a tasty way to start your day. Here are five of our favorites.

The Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast, Cape May

This ten-time Best of Cape May winner checks all the boxes for a luxurious Victorian-themed winter getaway. Choose from 31 exquisite, period-decorated rooms nestled in the heart of Cape May’s historic district. And as anyone who has visited this beloved beach town in the winter (and especially during the holiday season) will tell you—Cape May is one of the most festive places in New Jersey. Enjoy spectacular holiday and winter events and antique-laden parlors with glowing fireplaces, perfect for enjoying a warm cup of hot chocolate or afternoon tea.

Inn at Glen Cairn, Princeton

Stay at this luxurious Conde Nast Travelers Readers Choice recipient, and you will be oh so glad you did. Consistently rated as one of NJ’s best, this renovated 1736 Georgian Manor set on nearly 3 acres steals the show with both its hospitality and its history. Explore the 19th-century barn, shop Palmer Square and enjoy exciting live performances at McCarter Theater. Or drive to nearby Washington Crossing State Park, where General George Washington made his historic 1776 Christmas night crossing of the Delaware River. Wake up to arguably the tastiest breakfast in town, topped off by Innkeeper (and chef extraordinaire) Lydia’s homemade Java Truffle.

The Woolverton Inn, Stockton

Perched high above the Delaware and surrounded by 300 acres of farmland, this 14-cottage and guest-room inn combines quiet charm with culture-rich activities. The inn is in close proximity to delightful Lambertville, filled with dining hot spots, Music Mountain Theatre and a treasure trove of fascinating antique stores. While you’re here, check out the Golden Nugget Antique & Flea Market, one of the largest and finest indoor/outdoor antique markets on the East Coast. Start your day with a delicious three-course country breakfast and end it with a relaxing soak in a jetted tub or cuddled up by the fireplace.

The Ampersand Inn, Newton 

This breathtaking inn, with a 25-year history as the Wooden Duck Inn, is located on a 14-acre estate nestled within Kittatinny Valley State Park and was recently featured as one of the eight most romantic getaways in New Jersey. Cozy up in your choice of 10, boasting a variety of welcomed amenities from warm fireplaces to luxury bedding. Nearby activities include: hiking, skiing at Mountain Creek, shopping at the quaint stores of Newton, Andover and Lafayette, Spring Valley Equestrian Center and tours at The Lakota Wolf Preserve (reservations are required.) A hearty, home-cooked breakfast will help you jumpstart your day.

The Colonial Inn, Smithville

This New Jersey gem is located just 20 minutes from Atlantic City in the Historic Towne of Smithville. Choose from 30 beautiful, historically decorated rooms within walking distance to over 60 unique shops and seven eateries. Just five miles away is the Inn’s newly opened sister property, the Jonathan Pitney House Bed and Breakfast, offering quiet and enchanting authentic Victorian guest rooms rich in history. Relax in a rocking chair on the elongated porch and admire claw foot tubs, original brick and fireplaces available in several of the rooms. 

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