We stayed in the Blue Hen as an alternative to a traditional motel. It was an excellent choice. The house has two sections - one dating from the late 1600's and the other from the early 1800's. The historic house has character and charm. The rooms are nicely appointed with traditional style antiques. The hosts provided very personalized services and truly made you feel at home. They gave a nice tour of the old sections of the house and pointed out many of its unique historic features, like signatures of the painters who decorated and restored the ceiling designs and samples of the original wallpapers. The bed was very comfortable. You will certainly enjoy a weekend in teh Blue Hen B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Hen Bed and Breakfast is located in Newark, Delaware on Route 273 approximately 1.7 miles west of downtown Newark in an area historically known as “The Wedge”. It’s easily accessible to the University of Delaware as well as the neighboring states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.Originally built in 1692, this pet friendly B&B is situated on the remaining 2 acres of land that was once part of a 255 acre farm. The Blue Hen offers 3 main guestrooms, all with private baths. Accommodations include breakfast, lavish queen sized beds, free WIFI, beverages and snacks. This is a lovely and historic venue for your intimate wedding, shower, photo shoot or wedding party dressing event. A gazebo with landscaping graces the back yard. A honeymoon suite with kitchenette and private screened in porch overlooks the patio and back yard. ... more less