518 Lurgan Road, New Hope, Pa., (215) 862-8090, www.theinnatbowmanshill.com
cost: $405-$495, double occupancy; suites $505-$625; two-night minimum stay required most weekends.
drive time: About an hour.
the scoop: This serene escape, located on five private acres (a certified wildlife habitat), is the perfect place to unwind. But if you’re also up for some lively recreation and shopping, it’s only two miles from the center of New Hope.
amenities: Rooms and suites have heated whirlpool tubs. Multicourse breakfast is served in the morning. Then spend the day relaxing at the heated pool and the night in the hot tub overlooking the pond and forest. Try an en-suite massage.
don’t miss: Adjacent to the inn, the 100-acre Bowman’s Wildflower Preserve offers more than 800 native species and, with over two-and-a-half miles of trails, is one of the most beautiful places in the Philadelphia area to hike and picnic. Guided wildflower walks are available Tuesday-Sunday.