A roaring fireplace is a perfect backdrop to for a romantic occasion. There is something about the glare a lit fire gives off, the sound of crackling wood, and the nostalgia the sight envokes. Luckily, the inns and restaurants located throughout the Delaware River Towns have some amazing fireplaces to dine beside.
Centre Bridge Inn
The Centre Bridge Inn built, in 1705, still operates as an inn, restaurant, and event venue. The historic building still retains an authentic look and feel, true to the area. This fine dining establishment offers beautiful views of the Delaware River in the Summer and one of our fireplaces of the Delaware River Towns. The Centre Bridge Inn’s fireplace is actually more a hearth. The hearth’s presentation reminds visitors of a time where a cook would have been working over the fire to prepare the fare they were about to enjoy.
The Boat House
The Boat House has long been a local favorite. The comfortable but casual atmosphere and decor will keep any nautical enthusiast entertained for hours. Their wood stove is conveniently located amongst some of the coziest seating. While The Boat House does not serve they have carved a name as for their cocktails, especially their martinis. Stop in, warm up, and enjoy the ambiance on your next trip through Lambertville.
The Salt House
Originally the local purveyor of… you guessed it salt, New Hope’s The Salt House is a must visit in the winter. The small but comfortable restaurant also features a hearth sure to warm on even the bitterest of days- after all, it’s done so since 1751. The upstairs “lounge” area is reminiscent of having drinks at a friend’s home.
The Swan Bar features one of our favorite fireplaces in the Delaware River Towns. The size and intensity of the fireplace at the Swan can be felt from almost any seat in the modest bar and restaurant. The glow of the fire adds the perfect element of nostalgia to the dimly lit atmosphere decorated wall to ceiling with historical trinkets and imagery.
The Lambertville House
Conveniently located on Bridge Street the Lambertville House draws Summer crowds with their outdoor seating. However, during the cold months, the best seats in the house are located next to the stunning fireplace inside. Cozy up, grab a bite to eat and something to drink while enjoying this local classic.
The Sergeantsville Inn
Built-in 1730 this historic inn also features a fantastic fine dining experience hearthside. The main dining room The Sergeantsville Inn also boasts a comfortable tavern, an extensive menu and some of the friendliest staff. Rumor also has it that George Washington stayed at this inn during the Revolutionary War adding even more history to the experience.
The history and charm of the Delaware River Towns can be found even in the coldest depths of Winter. So the next time you consider where to spend your date night or romantic outing remember that there is a roaring fireplace you can cozy up next to and await the spring thaw.