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1833 Umpleby House Bed & Breakfast Inn
"We treat all guests as royalty," adds co-owner Dinie Silnutzer Glassman. "As a traveler, not a tourist; individualized attention to details, service and fine hospitality. That is what we mean by Wedgwood perfection in lodging services."
111 West Bridge Street. New Hope, PA 18938
(215) 862 - 2520 firstname.lastname@example.org
We cordially invite you to be our houseguest in Bucks County and to explore New Hope and its countryside as a traveler and not a tourist. Open year 'round and set on 2 private, park-like acres in New Hope's Historic/Dining/Shopping/Entertainment District, we look forward to sharing our warm, friendly and comfortable inn with you.
Cordially, Carl, Dinie and Jes
Innkeepers Jessica Glassman (U of Maryland ‘18) left, and Bridgett Newman (Duquesne ‘20) trim our fresh-cut Bucks County - grown Holiday tree in the Common Room at Umpleby House.
Thank you very much for providing us an unforgettable setting to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. The whole Inn was spectacular and our room was absolutely gorgeous with its historic decor. We have many special memories of the Umpleby House, such as the welcoming hospitality of Diana and Olga, Carl's delicious homemade Almond Liqueur and the perfect Breakfast-in-Bed (OK, on our porch!)...we will highly recommend your inns to anyone visiting New Hope with that special someone. -- M. and M. (Chicago)
A Note from a Guest
"We try to deliver the New Hope experience to our guests,"says co-owner Carl Glassman. "We have the wonderful luxury of being in one of the most unique villages in America, a small artists' colony, antique center and dining and music capital -- all in one square mile along the Delaware River & Canal. The 300 years of architecture is a destination itself and has a natural draw, and the Wedgwood Collection is steeped in the history of the town as well, being the oldest and largest bed and breakfast inns in the area. We strive to give guests the feel of New Hope once they come to Wedgwood because we are part of the character of the town...past and present."
Carl is the co-author of the book "How to Start & Run Your Own Bed &Breakfast Inn," now in its second edition. Carl's InnSchool includes workshops for aspiring innkeepers. His Apprentice Program is the oldest innkeeper training program of its kind in the USA. edition.
Innkeeping since 1982, Nadine and Carl Glassman have been sharing their inn responsibilities with daughter Jessica.
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Nadine and Carl , Innkeepers at Wedgwood & Umpleby House Inns of New Hope, Pennsylvania , were honored at the Annual Meeting of the Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau for their excellence in service and hospitality.
Welcome to our Inn
We have been hosting guests since we made our dream come true to be innkeepers in April 1982. Our Inn is a "collection" of three 19th century houses, each with Resident Innkeepers who have been here for many years. We (Carl, Nadine and daughter Jessica) live in our own home in the back of our 2 1/2 acre property.
All together, Wedgwood Inns reflect the 1980's evolution of B&Bs in the United States. It is often referred to as a 'quintessential American inn'. Our story combines early (under age 30) career changes, historic preservation, community participation, and a true interest in people, antiques, and entrepreneurship.
Once upon a time Dinie ran statewide programs for senior citizens and Carl was a Project Director at a Princeton-based think-tank. Their alternative career in innkeeping grew rapidly to be a full-time commitment. After restoring the 1870 frame Wedgwood House, we purchased the neighboring Umpleby House in 1985 and doubled in size to meet the growing demand for overnight lodging and small business meetings.
We were also training aspiring innkeepers by now and operating our Apprenticeship Program as well: the oldest program of its kind in America (click here to read US 1 Newspaper article). In 1990, another frame Victorian, was renovated, adding to our 'collection' enough rooms to accommodate family reunions and corporate retreats too.
In 1994 a special 9 month project was successfully completed with the birth of our daughter, Jessica. Tweety, a yellow male parakeet and Tootsie, a brown female lab, round-out our family.
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