So much nicer than any of the chain hotels in the area and so close to school. We usually stay at the Marriott on campus but it was full and that turned out to be the good news. The house has all the charm on a house originally built in the 1600's, (4 poster bed and beautiful antique furniture) while providing all the comforts of today. Individual AC thermostats, lovely bathroom and very clean. There is a nice back yard with a hammock and gazebo.
To top it off Amy, the owner, makes a wonderful breakfast as a send off complete with homemade granola, fresh fruit and homemade breads. If you like dogs or want to bring dogs it is also pet friendly though you would never know it based on how clean the place is.
- 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