Welcome to our elegantly restored Inn, where the seamless blend of vintage craftsmanship and 21st century technology come together to offer you a restorative and peaceful stay along the banks of the South Branch of the Raritan River. The Raritan Inn combines the rich history of its 1700s roots with today's most innovative renewable energy technologies. The Inn relies on the natural power of solar energy and geothermal heating, making the buildings super-efficient and the Innkeeper's residence a residential power plant that has set the standard for environmentally conscious restoration.
The Inn is situated on twenty-four pristine acres of farm fields and prime trout fishing in the charming village of Califon, NJ.
The South Branch of the Raritan River, offering some of the best stream fishing in the state with an abundance of trout and good hatches, runs through the property for nearly a mile.
The Columbia Trail, adjacent to the Inn, offers miles of scenic beauty and is highly regarded for its hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing opportunities.
We look forward to your stay at the Inn.
All five of our guest rooms include:
- Three-course sumptuous breakfast
- Continental breakfast "to go" if prior arrangements are made
- Afternoon refreshments, served between 3:00 and 5:00
- 600-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets
- Remote-controlled gas-powered parlor stove (except Somerset)
- Pillowtop queen size beds (Somerset - double)
- Wireless high-speed internet
- Full-body shower spray with sitting bench
- Warren, includes a spa tub and full shower)
- Central air-conditioning throughout the building
- Telephone with individual guest answering services
- Quiet ceiling fans
- Weekly delivery of newspapers
- Satellite television
- Hairdryer in each room
Your memorable stay at The Raritan Inn includes a delicious breakfast served either in our cozy dining room or out on the back patio next to the flowing millrace.
Our Innkeeper prides herself on using only the freshest ingredients and locally grown fruits. Melick's Farmstand down the road provides locally grown fresh fruit which is displayed in our fruit and yogurt parfait, with homemade old-fashioned granola layered in. Delicious fresh strawberry sauce is drizzled over for a dazzling yet nutritious start to your day.
Our eggs are provided fresh from a local farm with free-range Rhode Island Reds and other exotic breeds. Be sure to ask the Innkeeper to see the eggs before she cracks them...some are a beautiful purple hue and yes, there will be a handful of green eggs!
Each day our Innkeeper displays recipe cards for some of the breakfast items; feel free to take one along to reproduce the splendid Raritan Inn breakfast experience at your own home. Enjoy locally made breakfast sausage from Rambo's Country Store down the road in Califon, or perhaps thick slices of country bacon from Rambo's will be more to your liking.
The Inn itself is Ideal for small indoor weddings and functions.
Our fully-restored 1880's barn is available for groups to hold functions of any kind. The barn contains 4000' of dry open space with French-grade Belgian block and grande slate throughout the first floor.
The barn is well-lit, contains a restored well and is dry to the weather for all seasons.
The barn can accommodate up to 100 guests, and is available for weddings and other group function, depending on the type of event and table layout. A cozy country setting and a relaxed atmosphere could be the perfect venue for your next event.