One of the things that had been on my mind for over the past year is when John and I do have the opportunity to go somewhere, whether it’s overnight or longer, we need to find hotels that are able to accommodate my allergies. On the rare opportunities that we were able to go away and stay overnight in the past, we never really had to address that issue; however, the places that did have continental breakfasts didn’t really have much to offer and we usually wound up going elsewhere to eat outside of the hotel. I have had the opportunity to talk to my friend Diana about how to handle allergies on the road and she told me about what she usually does when she goes on trips. It still got me thinking about myself and many others with food allergies; where are places for us to go that would be able to accommodate us? With that thought burning in my mind, I started to find my answers locally an hour away from Philadelphia in New Hope, PA at the Wedgwood Inn Bed and Breakfast, named for the creator of the Wedgwood Pottery, which is present throughout the establishment.
Located at 111 W. Bridge Street in New Hope, PA, the Wedgwood Inn has been a New Hope mainstay for the last 36 years and is owned and operated by Carl Glassman and his wife Nadine. John and I had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Glassman recently and find out why the Wedgwood Inn is the perfect allergy friendly destination. The Wedgwood Inn caters to people that have various dietary needs and restrictions: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Kosher, Vegan, etc. Everything is fresh, is farm to table, and all of the food and ingredients are locally sourced and organic. If you do have any special dietary needs or restrictions, you will need to advise as such when you make your reservation and confirm when you arrive for your stay in the reception area.
The Wedgwood Inn serves as the perfect venue for small business meetings, Yoga retreats, customized weddings and events, or just a place to get away for a weekend or so from the goings on of 9 to 5 life; boasting glorious views of the grounds, a spacious dining area, and a cozy gathering area in the front. The Wedgwood Inn is settled in the very heart of New Hope, PA, which is bustling with activity; you can stay in town and shop, go river tubing on the Delaware in Frenchtown, NJ in the summer, walk along the canal towpath, or cross over the bridge on foot or by car to Lambertville, NJ. The Wedgwood Inn is also the choice destination where various luminaries in the entertainment industry, thespians and musicians alike, like to stay whether they’re performing at the Bucks County Playhouse (located on Main Street), Havana New Hope (also located on Main Street), or at the New Hope Winery (on Route 202, York Road). The locale is also situated in proximity to Lahaska, PA (if you wish to visit and shop in Peddler’s Village), Doylestown, PA, Langhorne, PA, and Trenton, NJ.
In addition to being an allergy friendly destination, the Wedgwood Inn is steeped in a rich history going all the way back to the Revolutionary War; the inn served as headquarters for General Washington and his troops. A century later during the American Civil War, the inn was a stop on the Underground Railroad that led slaves on the path to freedom and a better life. In recent years, the Wedgwood Inn has won the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor as well as the Three Diamond rating from AAA and was recently honored by Yelp.
Whether you’re from out of town or local to the area, the Wedgwood Inn provides not only to be the perfect destination for people with food allergies, it’s a lovely quiet place to go to just to get away. Carl, Nadine, and their friendly staff will be glad to see you. The venue is for registered lodging guests only; for reservations or for more information, call 215-862-2570 or e-mail at stay@Wedgwoodinn.com . You can also check out their website at www.Wedgwoodinn.com .
Note: The Wedgwood Inn is for registered lodging guests only.