A tiny town on the Delaware River, Lumberville is an easy drive from its bigger and more famous sister, New Hope.
The 1740 House is a rustic-looking retreat in the tiny town of Lumberville, in the heart of Pennsylvania's Bucks County. The house was built in the early 1800's; today there are 23 rooms -- all of which have a balcony and views over the Delaware River. Most are furnished with four poster beds, and quaint folk art. The living room in the Main House has a a fireplace to take the chill out of a fall weekend; the dining room, where an elaborate continental breakfast is served, has a river view. Weekends, standard rooms go for $170 per night including breakfast. (1740 House; River Road, Lumberville, Pa; 215-297-5661; www.1740house.com)
WHAT TO DO IN BUCKS COUNTY: Hit the antique shops in Lambertville (just across the Delaware, in Lambertville, N.J.), Frenchtown, and New Hope. Or head for the outlet mall and specialty shops in Flemingtown (don't miss the Flemingtown Glass Co.). There's more shopping at Pedlar's Village. Take a nature walk at Bowman's Hill Wild flower Preserve. Stroll along the canal towpath.
WHERE TO EAT. A few hundred yards from the 1740 House is the Black Bass Hotel, which has a dining room that has drawn knowledgeable eaters for decades. The dinner menu leans to New American dishes, like salmon filet with banana salsa, coffee-lacquered duck with pear chutney, or pumpkin ravioli with sage cream. Expect to pay about $50 per head (sans wine or tip) for dinner. (3774 River Rd, Lumberville; 215-297-5770)Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times