I can't say enough good things about Riverside Victorian B&B and its owners, Monnie and Owen, in Clinton NJ. My family and I stayed there for 3 nights this past weekend and it was just a lovely experience all around. First, before we came, Monnie was incredibly gracious and flexible as we jerked her around deciding how many nights we would stay with her and how many rooms we needed. I felt very bad doing this to her, but our stay was due to a sad circumstance--my brother-in-law had just passed and plans on who was coming to his life celebration kept changing. Seriously, Monnie was very accomodating and sympathetic. Upon arrival we were greeted by her husband, Owen, a very friendly man who gave us our keys and showed us into the dining room where there was an array of delicious snacks and treats and two bottles of wine for our consumption. Our 3 rooms were clean and elegantly beautiful, filled with authentic Victorian furniture and very comfortable beds. In fact, the whole B&B is furnished the same way. I've stayed in a lot of B&Bs all across Europe and Monnie and Owen get the prize for "Best B&B Breakfast Ever"! The table was beautifully set with Royal Albert china and a hand crocheted table cloth, which was wonderful, but the best part of breakfast was definitely the food served with a big smile from Owen. German pancakes (crepes) with strawberries in them, delicious Irish soda bread, pastries, fresh fruit salad, eggs and bacon to order...It was a magnificent meal every morning. Monnie would go out of her way to make sure you had breakfast just the way you liked it. If you requested something she didn't have, it was there the next day. Monnie and Owen are just really lovely, warm people and it's worth the stay in the Riverside Victorian B&B just to meet them. Their B&B is also just a short walk to the the main attractions in Clinton, a very scenic, charming little town. Thank you, Monnie and Owen, for being the bright spot in our otherwise sad weekend. You are the best.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A true Victorian listed on the Historic Registry, we are one block from the center of historic Clinton, one of the most photographed spots in New Jersey. Listed as one of 10 best small towns to visit by the Star Ledger, you'll find a warm welcome! Hot air ballooning, fishing, boating, biking, exploring the local sights, or just relaxing on the front porch are a few of many choices awaiting you! ... more less