We consider ourselves very lucky to call this special region home. When we lived in the city, we survived the concrete jungle by making day trips, and Princeton was always a welcome retreat from the madness! When we first laid eyes upon what is now the Inn at Glencairn, we knew we had found something unique and now we love to share it with our guests.

Situated conveniently between Lawrenceville and Princeton, New Jersey, Inn at Glencairn offers the ideal location from which to visit nearby institutions such as Princeton University and The Lawrenceville School. Antique and shopping meccas Lambertville and New Hope are less than thirty minutes away. New York and Philadelphia are approximately one hour away by car and train.

Guests can easily take a train from either Philadelphia or Newark airport and either rent a car here, or tool around town using very reliable and easily available Lyft or Uber services!

Some of our favorite things to do:

Princeton Tour Company: "Must do" tour of Princeton. Whether you live here or not, this will be a highlight!
Antiquing and shopping: Lawrenceville Main StreetPalmer Square, Lambertville, New Hope, Golden Nugget Flea Market.
Grounds for Sculpture: Amazing sculpture garden and first class restaurant Rats.  Reservations recommended.
Morven Museum & Garden: The former New Jersey Governor's Mansion hosts year round exhibits.
Local Entertainment: McCarter Theatre, Princeton Garden Theatre, Hopewell Theater offer first class entertainment.
Garden State Farms: Terhune Orchards, Cherry Grove Farm, Blue Moon Acres offer year round farm stands.
Bicycle and Hiking trails: D & R Canal, New Jersey Trails Association ~ Mercer County, NJ Bike Tours
Washington Crossing State Park:  Site where Washington crossed the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War.
Vineyards: Unionville Vineyards, Hopewell Valley Vineyards.

Dining Guide:


Acacia: Fine dining with a creative menu of New American cuisine. Reservations recommended. (609) 895-9885.

The Gingered Peach: Fabulous bakery serving up hand-crafted, small batch, scratch-made baked goods. (609) 896-5848.

Vidalia Restaurant: Local traditional Italian featuring fresh ingredients and cozy atmosphere. (609) 896-4444.


Agricola: Very stylish farm-to-table restaurant featuring "rustic" American cuisine. Reservations recommended. (609) 921-2798.

The Bent Spoon: Organic ice cream and baked goods. The cupcakes are amazing. (609) 924-BENT.

Blue Point Grill: Very fresh and simply prepared seafood. Reservations recommended. (609) 921-1211.

Cargot Brasserie: French inspired cuisine served in a casual, vibrant atmosphere. (609) 772-4934.

Conte’s Pizza: Old school pizza joint in town with a bar. (609) 921-8041.

Cross Culture Restaurant: Fresh Tandoori cuisine served in a comfortable, casual setting. (609) 688-9400.

elements: Upscale American cuisine with focus on locally grown, sustainable ingredients. (609) 924-0078.

Mediterra: Creative Mediterranean fare served in a fashionable atmosphere with a great wine list. (609) 252-9680.

Jammin' Crepes: Scratch-made savory and sweet crepes with farm fresh ingredients. (609) 924-5387.

Mistral: Small plates and focus on fresh, vibrant, local fare expertly served in a fun, youthful atmosphere. (609) 688-8808

Small World Coffee: Want to hang out at a cool, downtown coffee shop? This is it! (609) 924-4377.

Tiger Noodles: Traditional Chinese fare at reasonable prices. (609) 252-0663.

Tortuga’s Mexican Village: Casual and inexpensive Mexican restaurant popular with locals. (609) 924-5143.

Witherspoon Grill: Classic American steakhouse in a stylish and casual environment. Reservations recommended. (609) 924-6011.


The Blue Bottle CafeSeasonal New American menu served in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere. Highly rated by Zagats. (609) 333-1710.

Nomad Pizza:  Artisanal pizza made with locally sourced and organic ingredients many from the garden out front. (609) 466-6623.

Brick Farm Tavern: Truly authentic farm-to-table dining in an 1800s farm house. Reservations necessary. (609) 333-9200.

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