We had gone to Lambertville/New Hope last summer, just for a weekend, and decided to return for a longer time this year. After determining that I could afford to use three vacation days and still have the time I needed for the High Holidays, we planned a Saturday to Wednesday vacation.
The inn we'd stayed at last year wasn't available, so I found us another one. We wanted a small bed and breakfast inn, beautifully restored and with antique furnishings but up-to-date plumbing, electricity, wireless computing and A/C. And we'd really liked staying in somewhat quieter Lambertville yet close enough to walk to New Hope for night life, so I looked in Lambertville and near the bridge. I found this lovely place, which certainly met all of our requirements. We had a two room suite that felt very private, with a four poster bed and a two-person Jacuzzi. Comfy robes, fluffy towels, delicious breakfasts. It was a welcome pampered haven.
In addition to enjoying being together in the inn, we did get out and do some things in the area. There's a great restored steam locomotive (says Dale the train buff) and they have a scenic Wine and Cheese evening ride in a brass-and-mahogany filled dining car, which we both enjoyed greatly. We went berry and peach picking; walked around a lot; had massages and manicures; did some shopping; saw a movie; ate really well; read a lot. It was very hot and we wished we'd brought bathing suits so we could have gone tubing, but other than that it was pretty much perfect.
It was a very different vacation from my other one. I like having both kinds - the family-filled-catch-up-with-lots-of-folk