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Property 4312: Black Bass Restaurant/Inn (last updated: 12/26/07)

Black Bass Hotel & Restaurant

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  • Renowned Circa 1740’s restaurant/inn
  • Located in picturesque Lumberville, PA
  • 6 mi N of New Hope
  • In operation until very recently
  • Hotel liquor license & equipment
  • Name and Goodwill
  • 5 cozy, charming rustic dining rooms
  • Dining vistas high above the Delaware River
  • Rustic Tavern bar/lounge
  • 5 fireplaces
  • Decorated with large collection of British Royal memorabilia
  • Spacious kitchen
  • 9 overnight guest rooms
  • Helpers' cottage
  • Banquet business (none scheduled)
  • Garden for wedding photographs
  • Long time established clientele
  • Both sides of River Road (Rt 32)
  • Close to a footbridge crossing river to NJ
  • $35,000 bank cashier's check to bid

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The owner of the Black Bass Restaurant has agreed to definitely sell the property to the highest bidder over $600,000 in accordance with the terms in the Agreement of Sale.

Auction Date and Time
Monday, March 10, 2:30 PM

Weather Conditions
Auction held rain or shine. If the Auction is cancelled due to severe driving conditions, the Auction will be rescheduled for Thursday, March 13, 2:30 PM. Contact Traiman the morning of the Auction at 215.799.0655.

Auction Location
On premises.

Monday, March 3rd, 2 to 4 PM, or by appointment. Contact Traiman at 215-799-0655 or by email at

Reason for Auction
The current owner, a licensed commercial pilot, is leaving the hotel and restaurant business to pursue a career in commercial aviation.

3774 River Road, Lumberville, PA 18933
Solebury Township
Bucks County
Official name is Black Bass Hotel

Ample parking across the street

On-site well & septic

Tax Parcels
Property to be sold consists of 3 tax parcels:


Taxes: $14,454.86
Lot Size: 125 x 57

Taxes: $2049.57
Lot Size: 1.75 acres

Taxes: $3753.95
Lot Size: 135 x 250

R2 Residential (non conforming).

Business Opportunity
This is a rare business OPPORTUNITY to purchase a famous Colonial period eating establishment, such as the distinctive Black Bass, with its sense of permanence and enviable reputation, with all of the furnishings, equipment, and collectibles.

More than 30 years before the Revolutionary war, the Black Bass Hotel was welcoming visitors. This restaurant and Inn, with its 5 rustic dining rooms, cozy tavern bar and 9 guest rooms, has been providing fine food and lodging to area residents and world travelers including several early U.S. Presidents for over 250 years.

The Black Bass Hotel was built as a fortified haven for river travelers in the turbulent days of the early 1700's when hostile Indian bands roamed the forests. It prospered as an inn for early traders and offered comfort to weary travelers.

In 1832-33, a band of determined men arrived at the hotel driving a canal through the rugged country. They sought relaxation and amusement at the hotel, but with such gay abandon that on one crowded Saturday night a fire broke out. The Inn was saved from total destruction by Major Anthony Fry, who broke into the cellar and carried to safety, a quantity of blasting powder that the Canal Company had stored there. The solid framework of the building survived the ravages and the tragedy was short-lived.

Here preserved in this small hamlet of Lumberville, in the heart of the Bucks County, is our nation during its youth. A living, breathing village back into Colonial days when travelers came by horse drawn carriage and by boat and horseback to Lumberville to eat and rest at the Black Bass.

Though far more civilized today than when boatman and rafters called the inn home, there is the unmistakable scent of history here. Be it in the period furnished guest rooms or the charm of the rustic dining rooms, there is a rekindling of Colonial spirit that is not so much play acting, but rather intrinsic to the very essence of this country inn.

Smelling the aroma of the wood burning in the 5 fireplaces, admiring the hand hewn open beams or hopping up on the high bed in the room President Grover Cleveland called his favorite, and one need only the slightest of imagination to take the time trip back to the Colonial era of the 1700’s.

If you are one who, when imagining a country inn, conjure up the image of antique beds, fine dining, and a country store across the way, you will feel very much at home at the Black Bass. To read more HISTORICAL INFORMATION, click on the Historic Survey link.

A portion of River Rd (Rt 32) is temporarily closed - follow these directions: From Peddler's Village in Lahaska, take Upper York Rd (Rt 263) north 0.7 mi to left on Greenhill Rd. Go 3.3 mi to left on River Rd (Rt 32). Go 1/2 mi to Black Bass parking lot on left.

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