LAMBERTVILLE — If you’re looking for a nice, quiet fall getaway, check out “The Wave Lambertville,” an iconic mid-century modern Airbnb.
The home, which if you look at it, resembles a wave, hence the name “The Wave.”
It sits on a remote wooded site just 2.5 miles from historic Lambertville, a popular tourist attraction. New Hope, Pennsylvania, is just across the Delaware River. Be sure to check out Washington Crossing Park and Goat Hill Overlook.
The nearby D& R Canal towpath provides an outdoor recreation opportunity should you decide to venture off the 10-acre site.
The Wave, which books at $465 per night, sleeps six guests in three bedrooms, according to the Airbnb website.
There is one queen bed each in bedrooms one and two. In bedroom three, there are two single beds. There are also two bathrooms.
Upon entering this unusually shaped home, the most striking feature seems to be the ceiling plane. The openness of the living/dining/game room and kitchen, allows guests to share a very unique experience.
All rooms in the house are accessible to guests. The guest limit is six, daytime, evening, and overnight. If guests would like to host gatherings larger than six, please inquire about pricing.
The Wave, which has been featured in The New York Times and Conde Nast Traveler, is on a private wooded lot with tons of lawn space. There are no window coverings.
Pets allowed Assistance animals are always allowed Luggage dropoff For guests’ convenience when they have an early arrival or late departure Long-term stays allowed Allow stay for 28 days or longer Host greets you
The host is an architect with an interest in remodeling old houses and mid-century design, according to the website. He will normally interact with guests for a few minutes at check-in. While he respects guest privacy, he’s available for any questions they may have or if they’d like some suggestions about venues in the area.
There are tons of amenities included at The Wave. Some include free parking on premises, fast WiFi, an awesome kitchen space where guests can cook their own meals, two 24-inch under-counter refrigerators, a microwave, cooking basics, pots and pans, wine glasses, a coffee maker, blender, dishwasher, toaster, TV with Netflix, bed linens, towels, record player, books, family board games, private patio or balcony, a private backyard, a fire pit, outdoor furniture, outdoor dining area, a BBQ grill, and so much more.
Sleep masks are available for guest use (upon request). Sleep masks removed from The Wave will be billed to guests, however, at $25 each.
There is no washer available but there is a laundromat nearby.
Lambertville and New Hope are two bustling villages on either side of the Delaware River, just two to four miles from The Wave. Another great place to spend a weekend afternoon with family, especially those with younger kids, is The Howell Living History Farm, just a short 1.9-mile drive from The Wave.
A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.
Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.
If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.
You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.
Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.
I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions: