New Jersey often stands in the shadow of New York, but in addition to reality television shows and Atlantic City, there's much more going on. If you are looking for a small town or rural romantic escapade, northern New Jersey provides the perfect getaways to rejuvenate you and your significant other.
Apple Valley Inn
If you are looking for a charming place to stay in northern New Jersey, Apple Valley Inn will suite you. The Colonial-style motif was built in 1830 and contains six guest rooms within the house. To add a romantic flare, some of the suites have their own fireplaces. If you are looking to relax, enjoy time on the wraparound porch where you can step outside and see over two acres of gardens, fields and other aspects of the picturesque Pochuck Valley. Come here to enjoy a complimentary country breakfast that includes fresh fruits, homemade muffins and breads. Rates start at $130 during the weekdays and are $145 on the weekends, as of March 2010. Apple Valley Inn 967 Route 517 Glenwood, NJ 07418 973-764-3735 applevalleyinn.com
Glennwood Mill Bed & Breakfast
Glennwood Mill Bed & Breakfast is over 200 years old and provides visitors with lavish amenities, each room equipped with a queen-size bed, private bath and bubble-jet tub. If you opt for the suite, you will have a king-size bed, sitting area, private bath with bubble jets, a sofa and a gas fireplace. There is shared space downstairs, and a waterfall that is situated at the side of the house. You can frolic around the grounds that sweep you away into nature, or you can explore romantic wine tasting at the Warwick Valley Winery in Warwick, New York, or at the Four Sisters Winery in Belvidere, New Jersey. As of March 2010, rates are between $185 and $225. Glennwood Mill Bed & Breakfast 1860 Route 565 Glenwood, NJ 07418 973-764-8660 glenwoodmill.com
The Wooden Duck Bed and Breakfast
This 10-acre mini-estate was built in the mid-1970s, and boasts manicured lawns and surroundings with animals running wild, and every inch is fit for the nature lover. During the spring and summertime, the pool is open. A hearty breakfast is served in the dining room each morning. If you are looking for rooms that are unique, there are ten rooms are available, some of them with fireplaces, others with sitting areas, and each one has large comfortable beds. As of March 2010, rooms cost between $140 and $300. The Wooden Duck Bed and Breakfast 140 Goodale Road Newton, New Jersey 07860 973-300-0395 woodenduckinn.com