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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Trolling for Treasures in Lambertville, New Jersey

On the heels of an upscale revival, this sleepy Delaware River town brims with discoveries.


1. Where to Stay

The Woolverton Inn  

An eyesore for years, historic (circa 1812) Lambertville House (from $200), a former stagecoach stop, has transformed into the town’s most upscale digs. For ultimate seclusion, book one of the carriage-house suites.

B&Bs abound, but a fave is York Street House (from $185), which loves solo travelers and serves up a multicourse, candlelit breakfast.

The nearby thirteen-room Woolverton Inn (from $145) is a country estate where Ella Fitzgerald and the Supremes reportedly hung out. Most popular is the two-story Sojourn, a travel-themed cottage loft which comes with a bathtub (and bath hammock) for two.

If oriental rugs, baby grand piano, and a resident family of alpacas are more your style, book the Chimney Hill Inn (from $135).

Published on Nov 15, 2006 as a web exclusive.

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