The Inn at Millrace Pond, Hope NJ - Real Estate Homes for Sale
The Inn at Millrace Pond in Hope nestles peacefully on approximately 23 acres in the ridge and valley countryside of northwestern New Jersey, located about one hour from the George Washington Bridge and minutes from Route 80 and the Delaware Water Gap, gateway to the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. The main gristmill building dates to 1769, when the Moravians settled the town of Hope, farmed the lands and produced highly skilled crafts. One of their most enduring legacies is the now transformed gristmill and the three buildings that support activities as a first class bed and breakfast inn as well as a destination venue for special celebrations. Today, the gristmill compound is home to a charming fine restaurant, a rathskeller/pub, seventeen-room lodging and a newer catering facility for weddings and large parties under a tent. The gristmill building houses a classic formal dining room which seats 70 on the main floor. Below the main floor, snug beneath the visible beams of the original wheat hoppers, is the stonewalled fireside tavern. The upper floors of the gristmill house nine private guest rooms with en suite baths. A step away is the enchanting six- guest room Millrace House with a communal parlor. Beside this is the captivating two-story stone wedding cottage with views across the flowing millrace to the white catering tent and the clapboard 1830 Wallenburg center. With its original antique glass windowpanes intact, the 1830 house sits proudly on the Inn's property after being saved from destruction and moved from its original location in the village of Hope. Its parlor and open air patio are perfect for cocktails prior to the formal dinner seating in the adjoining tent. The compound of historic buildings comprising The Inn at Millrace Pond is completed by a carriage house which acts as a residence for the on-site property manager as well as a converted barn which houses two levels of productive office space for the Inn's manager and a florist. The Inn has always been committed to servicing its local clientele seven days a week, yet takes handling large functions in its stride. The present owners have laid the groundwork for future success with extensive renovations to the kitchen and the surrounding infrastructure. The Inn at Millrace Pond offers an exceptional opportunity for the knowledgeable business person. Further details will be provided to serious, qualified buyers.