Location: 11 Bridge St., Lambertville, N.J.
Drive time: About an hour.
The scoop: The antiquey ambiance of this landmark hotel has been updated by Ethan Allen with a fresh, contemporary vibe. The décor features paintings and photographs by local artists.
Amenities: Every room offers a waterfront view of the Delaware River or Raritan Canal. Suites feature gas fireplaces and sitting areas. Complimentary continental breakfast is delivered right to your door.
Don’t miss: Housed in a restored 19th-century railroad station for nearly three decades, the inn’s adjacent riverfront restaurant offers an upscale American menu in a comfy but classy setting. If it’s warm enough, claim a table on the deck or have a cocktail at the Canal Side bar.
Contact: (609) 397-4400, lambertvillestation.com