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This 1800s hideaway in the heart of artsy Lambertville NJ has a knock-out kitchen (complete with marble countertops and authentic cabinets from Jim Morrison's last US residence out in West Hollywood), that opens up onto your secluded courtyard and garden.
You'll have 1 Queen bed and 1 twin sleeper sofa, made up with Egyptian linens,
and a full modern bath (tub and shower and even dressing table), with Juliette balcony that opens out over Secret Garden.
For your convenience, there are 2 TVs (one of which includes premium channels and HBO OnDemand), an ipod with everything from Billie Holiday to Rockpile, and wireless internet.
It's all just 1.5 hours from NYC and 1 hour from Philly (see below for public transport) But why would you want to leave?
You'll be surrounded by art galleries, antique shops, more than 2 dozen cool restaurants -- and you'll be right on the historic Canal path which is treasured for biking, kayaking, paddleboarding -- "toys included in stay!
Can there be more? A short stroll over the bridge'll take you to New Hope PA for Friday fireworks all summer, a newly re-opened Bucks County Playhouse ((website hidden)), fun global music at St Johns Church, and an active historic society ((website hidden)).
These 2 river towns host special festivals throughout the year -- Shad Fest, Winterfest, Autumn House Tour, Spring Garden Tour! To get an idea, go here: (website hidden)
Plus, you're only 3 miles downriver from the incredible Stockton Farmer's Market (F/S/S, throughout the year)
and 6 miles upriver from Washington Crossing State Park, where George Washington made his famous crossing during our Revolution.
It's easy to reach Lambertville by car, and Secret Garden comes with a parking spot (this is a BIG DEAL in Lambertville)
but you can also get here from NYC via the TransBridge Bus ($40 one way, 1.5 hour trip from Port Authority, free wi-fi on board) and get dropped off 2 blocks from the Secret Garden!
Check out my photos and feel free to message me, Melanie, with any questions.
Welcome to Lambertville!
As a guest of Secret Garden, you will have exclusive use of the entire house (all 1000 square feet of it LOL) and the brick patio of the garden.
However, home abuts 2 other homes in this quaint historic area, so the gardens on either side of Secret Garden's brick patio are private. Everyone is very friendly, but to respect privacy (and to prevent the K9s from getting out of garden gate), please contain your garden use to only the brick patio area, and always use FRONT DOOR to enter/exit Secret Garden.
I am often right next door during your stay, but I am always a text away for any issues during your stay. You will receive my contact info when you confirm a reservation.
Lambertville is a village of artist studios, galleries, one-of-a-kind restaurants, quirky coffee shops, a vintage music salon, and a host of outdoor eateries (yes, even in the winter).
Our sister city, New Hope, is a short stroll across the bridge and there you can find breweries, bars with bands from New Orleans, biker bars, shopping, and many more fine restaurants. New Hope is the racier big sister to quaint Lambertville.
Just down the river is Washington Crossing Historic Park.
And just upriver is Stockton, a tiny crossroads with a magnificent year round farmers market - smoked pork stand, truffle table, handmade tamales, Tunisian olive oil, a great bakery, a juice bar, and more.
The Canal Path, used by mules in historic times to pull barges, is today a recreational path that runs 25 miles upriver to Frenchtown, down to Trenton, and also on the PA side of the river, making loops via the many bridges an interesting activity on fair days.
The best public transportation to Secret Garden is the Transbridge Bus that stops only 3 blocks from the home.
A note about kids:
I raised 4 sons, so I know firsthand the enjoyment of traveling with kids. However, Secret Garden is a small enclave of 3 homes, all adult-owned and occupied. The bedroom has no door, so is open to the stairway, and the home is not childproof.
It is not recommended for any children under 10, and older kids by special request only please. Thank you!
I love my home's energy, light, and warmth, and I hope it makes you feel welcome! All I ask is that you treat it like it was your own. 5 main rules:
1. NO SMOKING, inside or in the garden.
2. Driving directions and parking instructions (included with your confirmation) are critical! GPSs do not work on the canal path where we are located, and parking in this historic hamlet is tight and specific. To respect our neighbors, fellow canal path users, and your vehicle, please read these guidelines carefully before you head over to Secret Garden. If anything seems unclear, just send a text or call - I am here to help.
3. Shoes off at door, please. (heels on stairs make a lot of noise!) Quiet hours in town start at 10pm.
4. I am a big cook and have a well-equipped kitchen. I like for you to enjoy it, but I ask you to respect certain guidelines (outlined on Welcome Letter when you arrive) and to use the pans/tools/etc respectfully, leaving them exactly as you have found them. In other words, treat the kitchen as your own.
5. House abuts 2 other homes in this quaint historic area, so the gardens on either side of Secret Garden's brick patio are private. Everyone is very friendly, but to respect privacy (and to prevent Melanie's K9 from getting out of garden gate), please contain your garden use to only the brick patio area, and always use FRONT DOOR to enter/exit Secret Garden.
Thank you :)
Puedes cancelar hasta 7 días antes del viaje y recibir un reembolso del 50 %, más las tarifas de servicio.
I'm a 53 year old founder of a travel design service called Rare Finds Travel. I plan unique trips for adventurous travelers -- think treehouses and 5* cave hotels, truffle hunting and swimming with 25' mantas and you've got the right idea.
I have 4 grown sons, living from Nepal to Santa Barbara, and I currently live in an historic home on the canal in Lambertville NJ with my K9 Patrick.
I love the outdoors and all things on or near the water! I am a huge Foodie - if it doesn't walk off my plate, I eat it! And I love to read - especially memoirs, travel stories, and history.
I enjoy hosting. It feels great to welcome folks into my town and point them in the direction of my favorite hikes, introduce them to my restauranteur friends.
I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to my rivertown, Lambertville!