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1850 Farmhouse on Creek with Woods, Ten Minute Walk to Town

Bedrooms 6
Property type house


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

6-bedrooms surround a fireplace living and dining area in this unique historic stucco farmhouse--one of the 20 original houses in New Hope, Pa.(Bucks County.) Called A Wishing Well, the house dates from Civil War days when New Hope was a stop on the Underground Railroad.

The house literally "speaks" to guests with cozy, comfortable accommodations and a distinct aura of being a part of the area's Revolutionary past. Strangers enter and instantly feel welcomed and "at home." Details of the old house such as stone walls, random-plank pine floors and wood beams have been restored and maintained.

The acre of ground still preserved from the old farm backs to Ingham Creek where Lenape Indians settled the land thousands of years ago. The grounds are a short drive from Ingham Spring near Aquetong, the tribal meeting spot for Lenapes in the tri-state area.

Purchased from the Native-Americans by William Penn, the area still contains the families of its original settlers dating back to the 1600's. The area is surrounded by museums that tell the tale of those early days in America and are rich in beauty and nature, with many walking and biking trails. Waterways and river fronts plod by the Indians are available today for rafting, boating and picnicking.

New Hope is a Mecca of diversity, attracting residents of all kinds including artists, authors, actors and antique collectors.

It is a short drive from Peddler's Village, a shopping attraction, and Sesame Place. Shopping in New Hope is as diverse as its populace, with plentiful unusual and unique crafts as well as "oddball" stores, bars and restaurants. Live music abounds throughout. There are trolley tours, vintage train and historic ferry rides.

The owners and resident innkeeper at A Wishing Well are available to offer advice and recommendations to lodgers and vacation renters in tailoring a vacation that fits exactly their "wish" vacation--hence, A Wishing Well!

Keywords: 1850 Farmhouse

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2008



New Hope House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Located on one of the oldest and historic creeks in the county.


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1850 Farmhouse on Creek with Woods, Ten Minute Walk to Town
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

here now!!

  • 5 of 5

Writing review as I am here. Place is awesome !! Staff great. Jason you were wonderful. We have 4 more days. Wish it were longer.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lancaster, PA

Hurricane Irene couldn't ruin a weekend at the Wishing Well

  • 5 of 5

Had tickets to a show at the New Hope Winery...but Hurricane Irene was on her way so I knew I couldn't drive home afterward. I called the Wishing Well because of a recommendation from the winery. They told me how to get there and to call if I got lost along the way. The storm came, the shows were canceled and it seemed like the weekend was a total bust. Instead, I had a wonderful time. The other guests and I were treated like family. Cosy rooms, great things to eat, suggestions of what we could do in a major storm to salvage the weekend. We had our own hurricane and snug in this great old house. It should tell you something, that the shows were rescheduled for this coming weekend and, when I was notified by the winery, the first thing I did was to call Daniel and book my same room for 3 nights. I am a widow and haven't done much traveling on my own, but I know how people should be treated and what to expect. The crew at the Wishing Well couldn't be more helpful and accomodating and I have come to count them among my friends. New Hope is a great town in a wonderful scenic area. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best B&B I have ever been to!

  • 5 of 5

Hello, I stayed at the Wishing Well back in May of this yr. My husband and I went with another couple, we stayed for a long weekend getaway. From the moment we walked in the door we were greeted by the innkeepers who were just such awesome people. We loved the house, the fireplace, the music they had playing, breakfast every morning for us.They always made sure we had everything we needed. My room was a very large room right off the eating area. We felt right at home with everything. The owner of the Wishing Well was also in to see us a few times and he was also very nice and made sure we had everything we needed. We loved it so much we will be returning back in Nov with 3 other couples this time.I cannot wait, perfect place to stay for either a long weekend or weeks!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hope,PA


  • 5 of 5

The experience of being a guest at this B&B,turned our future lodging plans away from hotels/motels, and into the friendly, laid back ambiance of this kind of Guesthouse.My beau and I from the start were keenly aware that this country farmhouse offered serenity,warmth,friendly folks and as much activity and socializing as we chose. A comfy bed with crisp,soft sheets that you snuggled into.Each rooms decor offered memories of the past, with many extras for your every need.Toiletries,tons of books,DVD's,tapes, games portraying a homey sense of uniqueness and personality.Even with all the flooding in Buck's County, this B&B never lost power,and the water fed the enchanted forests trees and vines you sit amongst on the back acre gazebo. Fresh coffee,the smell of bacon, and out of the oven muffins was enough to get out of bed for and WOW what a spread! Fresh fruit, eggs,cereals,homemade jams;actually a lot of homemade goodies to start the day off well rested and well fed. No hassles if you want a little extra check out time either! We always dread rushing trying to check out of places that are strict with their RULES. The only rules at The Wishing Well is have fun, be safe and enjoy the diversity The Wishing Well offers.And of course COME AGAIN to enjoy what every season offers!Oh,wishes do come true, so take a penny, make a wish and throw it into THE WISHING WELL....

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not exactly as advertised

  • 2 of 5

My email/phone contact with the owner was very cordial and business like. He was very accommodating and we really didn't want to stay in a motel. However, upon arriving, it was apparent that this property was not exactly as advertised. Yes, it is a 6 bedroom house, but the owner operates it more as a B & B than as a 6 BR house for rent, which he told us before our arrival. Yes, it is an old house, but restored is not the word I would use to describe it. Rather, partially restored and in need of a good cleaning (dust and dirt everywhere) and painting (inside and out) would be more appropriate. The off-street parking is adequate, unless more than three cars are in the lot. Getting in and out of the lot is tricky. The TV (c1980) in our bedroom had only a 12-14 inch screen. We were offered a large room adjacent to the small breakfast area. The window of the bathroom opened to the reception area. And lastly, there were extension cords on the floor, everywhere. Sorry to be so negative, but had I paid the full price/night, we would have left after one night instead of staying the full ten days. Oh yes, one more negative was the housekeeping service. In order to save electricity, water, etc., we said it was not necessary to change our sheets daily. Not once during the 10 was our bathroom cleaned. We did receive clean towels, but had to ask for additional toilet paper, tissue and soap. During our stay, on several occasions, it was mentioned that tips would be appreciated. Not cool at all.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am the owner of the Wishing Well Guesthouse, aka the farmhouse, which is sometimes rented in entirety as a 100% vacation rental by groups. I have rented it successfully as such through VRBO for three years without complaints from any of those who rented it as a vacation rental. The review here is recent and grossly unrepresentative...and solely the opinion of one person in the large group from last week---and she was not even the person who made the initial arrangements. The house was rented as a vacation rental NOT as a B and B--and she seems to have had a difficult time understanding that fact. Hence, it was given at a substancially discounted rate and clearly contracted as a rental where no services were expected to be provided. Cleaning services and ammenities are part of a hotel, guesthouse or B and B situation and cost money. Vacation renters can also obtain housekeeping services at additional charges.The woman was upset because she wanted to pay the least amount possible as a vaction rental yet get the service of a hotel guest for her entire party. Ironically, I did not hear any complaints from her husband, her in-laws or any of the other twelve people who shared the space. In fact, our interactions were cordial, pleasant and I tried to give them as much information about the area as possible to make their stay pleasant---though as a vacation rental, conceierge service is not most vacation rental folks understand.We provide initial toiletries to vacation renters but it is part of our agreement that additional dry goods are the responsibility of the vacationers. My innkeepers did what they could to make the group comfortable without becoming servants---and this guest clearly is used to servants and attendants. Please note that in 3 years there are no other negative reviews of my property...and judge for yourself if perhaps the frustrated woman who wrote such negativity--as her husband described her--was "extreme" in her demands. I challenge this review wholeheatedly. My house is not "dirty" and we are very amenable and eager to please even when, as in this case, the contract for "no service" was clear with the option for a substancially lowered price. As a B and B we would not be in business for ten years if we did not run a clean, hospitable and well stocked Inn. So unfair......please ignore this review.
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  • From $65/nt - $1200/wknd - $1600/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Night-From $65 to $150
  • Weekend .. $1200-$1600/weekend night
  • Week ..... $1600-$2000/week
  • General Rates - Please Call (Will Depend on number of rooms)

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