Directions, Lodging, Dining


Solebury School's location in Bucks County, PA enables us to visit many of the attractions of the Northeast while enjoying the quiet, safety, and open space of a 140-acre rural campus. Bucks County is known for its historical heritage and outdoor activities, while the malls and multiplexes students that love are also within easy reach.

Our immediate home is the charming, historic New Hope, PA, set alongside the Delaware River. In 2018, Architectural Digest magazine named New Hope the prettiest town in Pennsylvania. In 2023, New Hope was listed as the Best in the State of Pennsylvania out of the 16 listed by PureWow. It was also named one of America's 50 Beautiful Small Towns We Want to Live In by House Beautiful magazine.


Proximity to Points of Interest:

Doylestown, PA: 20 minutes
Flemington, NJ: 20 minutes
Princeton, NJ: 30 minutes
Philadelphia, PA: 1 hour
New Jersey beaches: 1 hour
New York City: 90 minutes
Pocono Mountains: 90 minutes
Baltimore, MD: 2.5 hours
Washington, DC: 3.5 hours

We are approximately one hour from Philadelphia (PHL) and Newark (EWR) airports. The closest major train station is just 20 minutes away in Trenton, NJ, and hosts Amtrak, New York City's Metro North and Philadelphia's SEPTA lines.




From New York:

Take the New Jersey Turnpike South to Rt. 78 West. Follow 78 and take Exit 29 for Rt. 287 South towards Somerville. Keep left off the exit. Follow Rt. 287 to Exit 17 for Rt. 202 South - Somerville/Flemington. Stay on 202 South toward Flemington/Lambertville for about 25 miles. Cross the Delaware River Toll Bridge, and take the New Hope Exit. Turn left onto Rt. 32 North towards Easton. Take the second left onto Phillips Mill Rd. Solebury School entrance is 1.4 miles on the left.

From Philadelphia:

Take I-95 North to Exit 51, (New Hope). Turn left at stop sign. Continue straight and follow signs to Rt. 32 North, and turn left towards New Hope. Stay on 32 through New Hope, pass under the 202 overpass. Take second left onto Phillips Mill Road. Solebury School entrance is 1.4 miles on the left.

From NorthEast Extension of the PA Turnpike:

Take the Quakertown Exit, follow Rt. 313 East to Rt. 202 North in Doylestown. Follow 202 North to New Hope Exit onto Rt. 32 North. Pass under the 202 overpass and take the second left onto Phillips Mill Rd. Solebury School entrance is 1.4 miles on the left.

From PA Turnpike & West:

Take PA Turnpike East to Exit 343 -(Old Exit 27) -Willow Grove. Follow Rt. 611 North to Rt. 202 North. Follow 202 North towards New Hope. Take the last exit before the toll bridge to New Jersey and turn left onto Rt. 32 North. Pass under the 202 overpass and take the second left onto Phillips Mill Rd. Solebury School entrance is 1.4 miles on the left. If you come into the town of New Hope on Rt. 179 by mistake, turn left at the light onto Rt. 32 North, and follow directions to Phillips Mill Rd above.


For additional information, please call Solebury School at 215.862.5261.

Car Rental

We have arranged for a corporate discount here:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
415 York Rd. Ste 4
New Hope, PA
corporate code: 17D6251

You can either pick up your rental car at the airport or in New Hope if you make arrangements in advance.



Please note that most rates go up on weekends and in high season; some options also require a 2-day minimum on weekends. Reservations should be made well in advance to secure the best accommodations.

Although some of the bed & breakfasts have handicap-accessible rooms, they are not always large or convenient (for example, one requires that you walk upstairs). We recommend a hotel or motel for these accommodations. Also, some bed & breakfasts allow older children, only a few allow younger children. Hotels and motels accommodations are often more child-friendly.

Lodging at a Discount

We have arranged corporate discounts at the following local hotels. When you call for a reservation, please ask for the Solebury School rate.

Golden Plough Inn
5886 Lower York Rd, New Hope

Lambertville Station
11 Bridge Street

Lodging in Downtown New Hope (5 minutes from campus)

Fox & Hound
246 W. Bridge St.

Logan Inn
10 West Ferry St.

Porches on the Towpath
20 Fisher's Alley

Wedgwood Collection of Historic Inns
1870 Wedgwood Inn
1833 Umpleby House 

Aaron Burr House
111 W. Bridge (main address and check in)

Lodging Near New Hope (5 minutes from campus)

Holly Hedge Estate
6987 Upper York Road

Lodging in Downtown Lambertville, NJ (10 minutes from campus)

Lambertville Station
11 Bridge Street

Lodging Near Lambertville and in Stockton, NJ (10 minutes from campus)

Woolverton Inn
6 Woolverton Road, Stockton

Lodging on River Road North (15 minutes from campus)

1740 House
3690 River Road, Lumberton

Lodging in Buckingham (15 minutes from campus)

Ash Mill Farm
5358 Old York Road (Route 202), Holicong

The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm
Old York Road (Route 202/263), Holicong

Golden Plough Inn at Peddler's Village
5883 Lower York Rd New Hope, PA 18938

Lodging in Doylestown (20 minutes from campus)

Doylestown Innᅠ
18 W. State Street

Lodging in Flemington, NJ (20 minutes from campus)

Hampton Inn
14-B Royal Road, Flemington

Lodging on River Road North (15 minutes from campus)

Golden Pheasantᅠ
763 River Road (Route 32), Erwinna

Lodging in/near Frenchtown, NJ (30 minutes from campus)

Bridgeton House on the Delaware
1525 River Road, Upper Black Eddy (3 miles N Frenchtown bridge on Rt. 32)

Widow McRea House
53 Kingwood Ave., Frenchtown

Lodging in Washington's Crossing, Yardley and Newtown (25-35 minutes from campus)

Brick Hotel
1 E. Washington Avenue, Newtown

Bucks County Cottage ᅠ
699 River Road (Route 32), Yardley

Hampton Inn
1000 Stoney Hill Road (Newtown Bypass & I-95), Morrisville

Temperance House
5 South State Street., Newtown

NOTE: There are several chain hotels in Oxford Valley/Langhorne Area



There are many great restaurants in the area. Below are some of our local favorites.

New Hope:
Logan Inn
Triumph Brewing Co.
The Landing

Bell's Tavern
Hamilton's Grill Room
Anton's at the Swan

Baci Ristorante
Porterhouse Restaurant and Brew Pub

Domani Star

Frenchtown Inn