Opened September 2020, The River House at Odette’s Hotel in New Hope, Pennsylvania is a luxury, 34-room boutique property braving the pandemic (with proper safety protocol) and making headlines as one of the most anticipated openings for 2021.
Refined Hospitality spent seven years and $60 million developing the historic property, which dates back to the 1780s. The River House at Odette’s is the former site that featured Odette Myrtil’s boisterous cabaret, and the hotel paid tribute to her vibrant personality and French flair throughout the property.
New Hope is a small, sleepy town often associated with Lambertville on the New Jersey bank of the Delaware River, comprising small vintage boutiques and antique shops, galleries, bakeries, as well as quaint restaurants. It’s perfect for a quiet weekend trip in a beautiful, rural setting.
The Hadids own a home in New Hope.
Here are 5 reasons to book The River House at Odette’s Hotel in New Hope, PA.
History resonates at the hotel.
The property is inspired by Depression-era vaudeville and Broadway entertainer Odette Myrtil, who ran a restaurant and cabaret called Chez Odette here in the 1960s and 1970s. The hotel paid tribute to Odette and her former stomping grounds in the design of the hotel, as well as the restaurant and menu.
“We’ve carved a unique luxury hospitality experience that pays homage to not only Odette’s legacy but also the vibrant community of New Hope,” Ron Gorodesky, President of Refined Hospitality, said in a statement.
2. The rooms are tastefully furnished and design.
All rooms and suites are spacious, elegantly furnished and has a vintage flair. The rooms facing the Delaware River have balconies, perfect for morning reads or breathtaking sunsets.
3. There are three food and beverage outlets.
The River House at Odette’s offers Odette’s Restaurant and Lounge, which offers both indoor and outdoor seating and and eclectic, locally inspired menu. The cozy Piano Lounge is indoors with two-story lofted ceilings and a fireplace. ROOF, a members only club (hotel guests have access), is a 1970s speakeasy inspired outdoor space with breathtaking views of the river.
4. The hotel is easily accessible from New York City and Philadelphia.
While the hotel feels removed from the rest of the world in its own little oasis, it’s easily accessible. From Manhattan, The River House at Odette’s is about an hour and half drive. The hotel is a 45-minute drive from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
5. There’s plenty to do in New Hope.
Bucks County Playhouse – one of the country’s most famous and most historic reparatory theaters
Ghost Tours of New Hope – no trip to New Hope is complete without a ghost tour
Big Bear Gear – Offering snow shoes and cross country skiing for winter activities
Peddler’s Village Shops – outdoor shopping center with boutiques
Washington’s Crossing – Visitors Center has guided tours that can be scheduled.
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve – winter walks through the woods are beautiful here.
New Hope Hiking Trails – there are gorgeous hiking trails throughout New Hope that take you along the Delaware River, etc. The hotel can provide recs and directions.
Howell Living History Farm – a working farm from the 1700s that uses techniques from earlier times
Nurture Spa – if you’re open to spa treatments, we have a relationship with this lovely spa in New Hope and can set up a treatment for you.
New Hope Railroad – scenic train rides of Bucks County aboard a historic train.
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