In walking distance to Delaware River
The guest cottage is owned and operated by Kristine and Will, partners of 13 years. Kristine was born and raised in Bucks County. Will moved to the area from Arizona in 2004, although he was born and raised in New York. Together they purchased the property in 2007, after renting the cottage for a year, from it's original owner. They moved into the main house and quickly fell in love with the nature-like setting and local river towns. In early 2008, Will opened an electrical business, while Kristine continued to run her own Art and Picture Framing Gallery which was once located just across the Delaware river, in Frenchtown, New Jersey. She moved the business to the property in late 2008. She's also an artist and shows her work at local galleries and festivals. In 2018, they decided to share the guest cottage with others and soon began renovations. At the start of 2019, Kristine closed the gallery to focus on the cottage rental business but still continues to create art in her free time. When Will isn't working, he enjoys going on backpacking adventures, kayak trips, and raising honey bees. They both enjoy the outdoors, photography, living a healthy lifestyle and taking care of their two dogs and three cats.
Kristine purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Kristine chose Upper Black Eddy
Our property is surrounded by woods and offers a view of the neighboring lake during autumn and winter. We also border the 'Giving Pond' which sits on a 150-acre preserved section of the Delaware Canal State Park. Its a great place to fish, kayak, picnic or just relax by the lake. Its home to a variety of amphibians (turtles, frogs, etc) and is known to be a popular destination for birdwatchers. If you enjoy long walks (2.5 miles), the canal path will lead you to the Homestead Cafe & Roastery, where you can enjoy coffee, breakfast or lunch while sitting outside watching the ducks swim along the canal. You can also take the canal path to Ulherstown Road and cross the bridge that delivers you into the quaint village of Frenchtown. Once you arrive, the Delaware river will provide a captivating backdrop as you spend the day exploring art galleries, gift shops, restaurants and cafes. We're within 20 minutes of Ringing Rocks park, Lake Nockamixon and High Rocks where you can hike, kayak, mountain bike or rock climb. The Delaware river is within walking distance and is very popular for canoeing, kayaking and tubing (we have tubes and a canoe that you can use during your stay). Paddling on the Giving Pond is also an option, if you're more comfortable on a calmer body of water. Please note: The property sits among nature and is home to many wildlife. You may notice deer, fox, owl, hawks and if you get lucky, a soaring bald eagle. We are also surrounded by many water ways (Delaware river, neighboring lake, Giving Pond and the Delaware canal), which means you may come across a few insects and possibly hear frogs during the night.
What makes this Cottage unique
While our house is next door, we'll give you your privacy and personal space, but please reach out if you need any assistance or would like a few local recommendations. We strive to make your stay special & unforgettable. Even though our property is very private with no visible houses to distract from the nature-like setting, we're still within 15 minutes of major roads including Route 611, Route 412, Route 413 and Route 212. You can also reach the Northeast Extension, Route 78, Route 309 and Interstate I-95 within a 25 mile drive. If you'd like to grab a bite to eat, you'll find options for Japanese, Mexican, Chinese, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, and Fine Dining within a 5 minute drive to Frenchtown or Milford. Both are within biking distance by way of the canal path. If you're feeling adventurous or would like to walk back to cottage after a night at the pub, both towns can be reached in approximately 45 minutes by foot along the canal path. Our property is within biking distance (or 5 minute drive) to Tinicum Park where you can enjoy camping, a game of disc golf or polo on Saturdays. The park is also home to the Tinicum Dog Show, Art Festival and Antique Show. Distance to neighboring towns/cities: Frenchtown, NJ - 2 miles away Riegelsville, PA - 10 miles away Lumberville, PA - 10 miles away Stockton, NJ - 14 miles away Clinton, NJ - 15 miles away Easton, PA - 17 miles away New Hope, PA - 18 miles away Lambertville, NJ - 18 miles away Doylestown, PA - 18 miles away Perkasie, PA - 20 miles away Chalfont, PA - 21 miles away Quakertown, PA - 22 miles away Bethlehem, PA - 25 miles away Center City Philadelphia - 55 miles away New York City - 70 miles away
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Quiet hours are from 11pm until 7am. No eating or drinking on couch. Guests are allowed only 2 extra visitors between 7am and 11pm only.
Please let us know if anything breaks so we can replace it for next guest.
Before check-out, Place all bags of rubbish into large trash can - located in backyard.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.