Voted One of the Top B&B's in the US! One of the Top Ten B&B’s in the US says the Inn Traveler magazine. Set amidst a spectacular garden on a quiet, tree-lined street the Whistling Swan Inn exudes romance and warmth. This 1905 Queen Anne Victorian features a gracious wraparound veranda where leisurely breakfasts are served on pleasant mornings. Each room embraces you with comfort and warmth with period antiques and modern conveniences; TV/DVD, air conditioning, plus refrigerators, gas, fireplaces and Jacuzzis in our suites.
Whatever the season, a myriad of activities awaits you. After a busy day of hiking, biking, shopping or antiquing relax in a hammock or share pleasant conversations with new-found friends. Enjoy fine dining at one of the area gourmet restaurants, some within walking distance.
One of the coolest attractions for kids and families! Hit the trail with us to Dodge City, Kansas in the 1880's! Cowboys, galloping horses and a town chock full of history will afford you a time you are not likely to forget. Experience living history with demonstrations, several museums, a barnyard zoo, panning for gold and much more! For an additional fee you can purchase a train, stagecoach, pony ride or play a round of miniature golf. Refreshments and picnic area are available. With 22 different live action shows there is always something going down on Main Street in the Wild West. Spend some time visiting and talking to our many knowledgeable town folk portraying early western life as historic figures or trades people.
The only place in New Jersey where you can relive the Wild West!
Best adventure attraction in Sussex County! Zoom Ziplines at Mountain Creek is located in beautiful Vernon, NJ, only 47 miles away from Manhattan, which makes it the closest zipline to NYC. It is also the only guided zipline tour in New Jersey. Their diverse and energetic team brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the operation; safety and guest satisfaction are their top priorities! Zoom Ziplines prides themselves on the ability to give guests of all ages a safe and enjoyable zipline experience any time of the year. Ziplining is a fun-filled activity suitable for kids and adventure seekers alike.
Take a guided ziplining tour any time of the year! Zoom Ziplines provides an unrivalled panoramic view of the tri-state area. Experience the ultimate thrill as you travel along a series of ziplines (ranging from 200ft to 1,500ft in length) suspended 1,040 feet on top of Mountain Creek. The two-hour guided tour takes you along 4 ziplines and 1 suspension bridge and also includes a unimog ride.
The best Water park in Sussex County NJ! Mountain Creek Waterpark is built among the beautiful mountains of Sussex County New Jersey. There are over 30 fun attractions for kids and adults! You’ll find some of the most thrilling water rides at Mountain Creek, all along the backdrop of picturesque mountains, making it seem as if the thrills are carved from the rushing mountain waters. The Alpine Mountain Coaster is a unique Sussex County, NJ kids attraction that allows you to control your own speed as you ride down a mountain. Other mountain adventures include water rides wrapped around mountain terrain, a zip-lining adventure and more. In the winter, Mountain Creek transforms into an action-packed winter adventure park.
Water park in the summer and ski resort in the winter!
Step Into Earth Science Most everything man-made has something to do with mining. At the Sterling Hill Mining Museum we'll show you just how it's done. From drilling and blasting to the processing of the ore, we’ve got it all! Come take a ¼ mile underground walking adventure into the 4th oldest mine in the country and the last working underground mine in NJ.
Along the way you will see a mining equipment history display, a drilling and blasting demonstration and the world famous fluorescent “Rainbow Tunnel” where everybody gets to take home a fluorescent mineral specimen. Right here in NJ is one of the world's richest zinc ore deposits. This area boasts over 350 minerals, about 70 of which fluoresce, that's about 10% of the known minerals in the world right here in NJ. As well as the richest fluorescent mineral deposit in the world. You can collect minerals from all over the world, including fluorescence, yourself 7 days a week when the museum is open. Great museum for kids and adults.
Best zoo in Sussex County NJ! If you've never been to Space Farms Zoo and Museum, it's certainly worth a visit! There are more than 500 animals (100 different species) including lions, tigers, kangaroos, snakes, monkeys and bears; and the museum is filled with more than 50,000 artifacts of early American history. Unlike a big city zoo, see each of the animals up close! Special activities include snake handling (on weekends beginning in May) and baby animal nursery feedings, a large playground, and discussion groups.
The coolest zoo in Sussex County NJ!
7 The Chatterbox Drive-In Fifties & Sixties authentic drive-in restaurant, car hop available on Saturday! Kids will absolutely love this drive-in restaurant! Augusta NJ
8 The Stanhope House The center of blues and jazz history in New Jersey with all-American food and atmosphere! "The last great American Roadhouse!" Stanhope NJ
9 Skyview Golf Club Huge golf course equipped with natural terrain making it challenging yet fun for all levels of golfers! One of the best golf courses in New Jersey! Sparta NJ
10 Salt - A Gastro Pub Live entertainment every week, great food and high end beer of all varieties! Weekend specials on food and drinks! Byram NJ
11 Space Farms Zoo & Museum Huge zoo with over 500 wild and exotic animals plus museum showcasing American History! Great day trip idead in Sussex County for the whole family! Sussex NJ
12 Crystal Springs Resort Great spas, amazing dining with views to match, huge indoor pools and much more! Make it a day trip or a weekend getaway! Hamburg NJ
13 Cava Winery & Vineyard Tasting & tours every weekend, enjoy an intimate private tasting overlooking the Sussex County skyline! One of the best wineries in Sussex County! Hamburg NJ