The Ampersand Inn

The Ampersand Inn is an oasis of country pleasures nestled within Kittatinny Valley State Park.


The Ampersand Inn is an oasis of country pleasures nestled within Kittatinny Valley State Park.

Ampersand Inn Aerial View
outdoor pool
Revesz Room with Fireplace
Living Room Fire Place
Living Room
Dining Room
Sexton Guest Room and Fireplace
Jones Guest Room
Wallerstein Room
Wallerstein Guest Room
Thissen Guest Room & Soaking Tub
Thissen Guest Room Fireplace & Desk
Taylor-Thompson Guest Room
Taylor-Thompson Guest Room Seating Area
Zorn Guest Room
Zorn Seating Area
Law Guest Room
Redlich Guest Room (ADA Compliant)
Angelos Guest Room
Angelos Guest Room Seating Area
Ampersand Inn Exterior at Dusk
Ampersand Inn Carriage House Exterior

The Basics


The 10 room Ampersand Inn is located on a 14-acre estate surrounded by the Kittatinny mountains, lush lakes, state parks, hiking & biking trails, highly acclaimed restaurants, renowned wedding venues & more. The breakfast menu varies daily & includes entrees like quiche, blueberry French Toast crumble, stuffed croissants, roasted potatoes, assorted breakfast meats & home-baked pastries. Complimentary coffee, tea, soda, snacks, & homemade cookies are available in the guest pantry.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge Services
  • Weddings/Events
  • Hot Breakfast
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Romantic Getaway

In the Know

  • Take a hike in our backyard aka Kittatinny Valley State Park and the famous Appalachian Trail (20 minutes away)

  • Catch a live music or comedy performance at the Newton Theatre

  • Enjoy a wide array of annual events: Peter's Valley Craft Fair, German Christmas Weihnachts Market, Crawfish Fest, and more

  • Discover waterfalls at Delaware Water Gap or Buttermilk Falls

Stay for the Story

The Ampersand (&) Inn connects guests with nature (we are in a state park), the arts (instruments are both decor and to play!) philanthropy (guests receive a $10 charity gift card to donate through, and with each other.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Enjoy a wine tasting at Brook Hollow Winery
Try seasonal offerings at Mohawk House Restaurant
Visit Milk Street Distillery and experience the areas first distillery in over 70 years

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Visit High Point Park, the summit of the Kittatinny Ridge -- the highest elevation in the state of New Jersey.

Tour Lakota Wolf Preserve and learn about this endangered species.

Horseback ride at Spring Valley Equestrian Center.

Guest Reviews

My family stayed at the inn for 2 nights - before and after my sister's wedding. The inn is beautiful and newly renovated. Irene, the owner, was extremely helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. She has a great attention to detail and really goes out of the way to make sure all her guests are comfortable and enjoying themselves. Highly recommend!

- Ayelet Menche

The Ampersand Inn is the finest B&B. The owner, Irene, was a great host. We hosted wedding guests at the Inn for two nights, able to enjoy the perfect blend of outdoor scenery and hospitality. Irene provided all the assistance we needed to give our guests a comfortable experience and a couple of fun nights. Irene was responsive when we were have questions preparing for the trip and willing...See More

- Weiyi Zhang

My husband and I love the Ampersand Inn! The warm staff, beautiful rooms and shared spaces, lovely pool, delicious food and beautiful natural surroundings all make this B&B a very special place the we have stayed at for over 25 years. I highly recomend it!

- Donna Donahue

The setting is beautiful and peaceful and Irene is a gracious and thoughtful host. Love being able to charge my car while I’m there, as charging infrastructure in the area isn’t great.

- Tam Mengine

The Ampersand Inn was recommended by family members we were visiting in the area….consequently what was intended to be a “visit, our stay at the Inn also gave us a memorable vacation. The Inn goes above and beyond the delicious breakfast and comfortable room….your can “free range” the comfortable and welcoming living areas, bottomless cups of fresh tea and coffee, and cold beverages 24/7. In addition to being surrounded...See More

- Bob Werner

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 10

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available, Telephones, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Outside - Only in designated areas

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Snacks, Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours, Onsite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Business Center, Cabins/Cottages Available, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, Spa Service, Swimming Pool, Weddings & Events Available

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Weddings & Celebrations

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremonies, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Luncheons, Baby Showers

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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Location Type: Rural