New Hope B&Bs, site of where Washington's army camped, list for $4.95M

A New Hope compound once inhabited by George Washington’s army during the American Revolutionary War and now home to a pair of bed and breakfasts have hit the market.

The properties at 111 and 117 W. Bridge St. includes the Wedgwood Inn at 111 W. Bridge St. at $2.95 million and the Umpleby House at 117 W. Bridge St. listed for $1.95 million. Both are turnkey bed and breakfasts and can be purchased together for $4.95 million.

The 6,500-square-foot Wedgwood Inn totals 10 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and the 4,800-square-foot Umpleby House has eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms. A single-bed, single-bath Cottage House totaling 600 square feet is also available with the Umpleby House.

The buildings also come with an air of history. Washington’s army of more than 1,000 soldiers camped at the site in December 1776 before crossing the Delaware River, according to Bucks County. The property is a short walk to the river in New Hope’s historic district.

Listing agent Jay Ginsberg with Addison Wolfe Real Estate said the location just steps from downtown gives visitors “the New Hope experience.” Reservations at both properties range from $155 per night on a weekday to as much as $365 per night for the private Carriage House on a weekend. The properties have also been known to host events, including weddings of over 100 people, Ginsberg said.

“It’s really rather special, a building full of character and a spectacular place,” Ginsberg said.

The Umpleby House and Wedgwood Inn are currently owned by Carl Glassman and Nadine Silnutzer, who are retiring. They’ve owned the Wedgwood Inn since 1982 and purchased the Umpleby House a few years later in 1985.

“It’s a little bit like the land that time forgot,” said Mo Scullion, also with Addison Wolfe Real Estate, about the two bed and breakfasts. “They have a really old-fashioned feel to them. It’s like you’re in Downton Abbey.”

The Umpleby House was named after prominent mill owner William Umpleby. The classic revival building was built in 1833 and renovated when Glassman and Silnutzer purchased it in 1985. The spacious third floor can serve as a primary suite, with access to a rooftop porch. The other seven bedrooms all are plastered with colorful wallpaper, decorated by local artists and some of the rooms have fireplaces.

Built in 1870, the three-story Wedgwood Inn is a blue Victorian-style home that is on the Bucks County Registry of Historical Places. It features a wraparound porch, 10-foot-high ceilings and large kitchen and dining area fit for guests. There are two gazebos and ample outdoor space that can cater to entertaining.

Ginsberg said the owners have continuously been updating the property in the nearly 40 years they’ve owned both.

“The respect they’ve shown for the character of the building, it’s perfect,” Ginsberg said. “It’s worth bragging about the stewardship the current owners have shown in keeping the character.”

Addison Wolfe Real Estate is casting a broad net with the listing, hoping it can appeal to potential residents, individual bed and breakfast operators or hospitality companies.


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