Shop, Stay, Dine: Celebrate Valentine’s Weekend in Bucks County


Enjoy a romantic train ride on the New Hope Railroad.

Valentines’ Day will be upon us soon, and what better place to go  than a little corner of PA for romance!

Head to Bucks County, where you’ll find a while host of places to stay, with some of the best inns and bed & breakfast in the state.

Inn at Bowman’s Hill.

Looking for absolute luxury and seclusion? Check out the Inn at Bowman’s Hill.

From the Penthouse in the Main House to the adjacent lodging in the English Manor Suite in the Carriage House across the Courtyard, you’ll enjoy solitude, peace, and ultimate relaxation.

You can even host weddings and corporate events at the Inn.

This property boasts an inground pool which is glorious in the summer, but during the winter months, snuggle up with your honeypie in these lavishly appointed rooms with two-person whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces, large steam showers, amazing views of the Bucks countryside, comfy beds, and breakfast in your room, if you so desire.

Located at 518 Lurgan Road in New Hope, 215-862-8090.

Nearby, you’ll find the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (located at 1635 River Road in New Hope, 215-862-2924) which is perfect for bird watching and sightseeing.

Dinner at Bowman’s Tavern.

It’s a wonderful 100 acres of nearly 1000 species of Pennsylvania native wildflowers, trees, shrubs and ferns, and it’s gorgeous in any season.

When you get hungry, grab takeout from Bowman’s Tavern, the pub at the bottom of the road, down from the Inn (located at 1600 River Road in New Hope, 215-862-2972).

They offer delicious American classics and live music when possible.

Crossing Vineyards & Winery (located at 1853 Wrightstown Road in Washington Crossing, 215-493-6500) is offering wonderful pairings of their wines and chocolate, and great to visit all year round. Established in 2000,  this Crossing winery is committed to preservation of the balance of nature and uses sustainable methods of agriculture. The wines “are subtle, reserved and quietly complex.

Ride the love train! Sign up for a romantic Valentine’s excursion through the countryside in a turn-of-the-century parlor car aboard The New Hope Railroad. Enjoy light fare like a delish charcuterie board and crudités as well as sweet treats, wine, beer or whiskey flights.

Check out the New Hope restaurant Stella by Jose Garces  (located at 50 S Main Street in New Hope, 267-740-2691) with special weekend events. On Friday, 2/13, they will offer their À La Carte menu and a Five Course Tasting Menu, with amazing plates like Tuna Tartare.

Havanas (located at 105 S Main Street in New Hope, 215-862-9897) offers great food specials, awesome atmosphere and people watching, and outdoor heated seating.

Want to stay in the heart of New Hope? Head over to the Bridgeton House on the Delaware.

Bridgeton House on the Delaware.

You’ll enjoy a fabulous view of the Delaware River and New Jersey across the way.

The Inn offers a very intimate location for private events, corporate retreats and New Hope weddings.

Their meeting rooms and dining packages make it a popular alternative to a generic hotel in Bucks County, for many types of events, especially a romantic weekend or a girls’ getaway weekend. Located at 1525 River Road, Upper Black Eddy, 610-982-5856.

Is Brunch more your style? Head over to the Washington House Hotel in Sellersville, even stay over the night before in their Winter Getaway package.

Reserve your spot for Valentine’s Day Brunch, a lovely 3-course meal and complimentary glass of sparkling wine, or get Valentine’s Day 4-course Dinner, either as candlelit dining in or as takeout.

On your way out of New Hope, stop in at Peddler’s Village. Stay the night at The Golden Plough Inn, and share the love all through February with special deals and discounts. Located at Rt 202 & 263 in Lahaska.

Nearby Doylestown, Yardley and Newtown have amazing shopping and dining as well.

Enjoy your weekend!

*Please check with each restaurant, event space, or establishment regarding availability, takeout and delivery of food, current indoor hours and rules, mask requirements, social distancing, and other COVID-19 protocols.

Please respect the establishments that you visit.

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