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Jan 17, 2008 08:43 AM

Black Bass Hotel

As others have recently reported, the Black Bass Hotel has been in various stages of operation. Now looks to be closed for good. We have mixed feeling as we enjoyed some fine summer dinners here, but more recent visits (during the River road bridge reconstruction) were less than stellar. Hope it comes back to life.

Here's your opportunity, fellow hounds, to buy a piece of history!

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  1. Well, at last we now know what's going on at The Black Bass. I have fond memories of Sunday brunch at The Bass and I really hope someone will step forward to buy the properties in question and keep the place going.

    1. Sadly, this is something that will be pretty common along the Delaware river north of New Hope. Many restaurants and Inns are closing due to the road construction that has finally started to fix the flood damage. You literally have to travel miles out of your way to get to these restaurants due to construction detours and these hotels and restaurants can't survive.

      1. My husband and I have always had a soft spot for this place. Beautiful building, beautiful setting and great food. (We hadn't been there in a VERY long time, so I can't speak to how the food was before the establishment's troubles began.)

        One can only hope that whoever ends up buying the place has the vision and talent to do it justice.

        It is a risky location - I can't imagine buying anything right on the Delaware River with that low an elevation given all of the recent flooding in the area.

        1. So sad....My husband and I just took a ride TODAY and saw it was closed. I hope this wonderful piece of history will be brought by someone and not destroyed. I have forwarded the auction information to everyone I know that may be interested.
          Here's Hoping!!!

          1. great place to stop and have a beer while biking around Bucks/Hunterdon counties!. Unfortunately this place needs This Old House to show up and do a major overhaul. Most of the woodwork is worn and needs some major sanding and varnish. There are too many nice places to go in the area and old world worn country inn isn't bringing them in anymore. In the listing under banquets, it is listed as "none booked", this is a killer and means there are no weddings booked for at least the rest of the year. This place needs that to survive. The hotel rooms look really dated and uncofortable. :-(

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            1. re: kissdadish

              I had heard through friends of the owner this was going to happen. Very sad indeed. My last visit there was brunch and we really did enjoy ourselves and will miss the place. Tough location for sure, but it would be nice to see it brought back to life.