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Ghost Light Inn and Stella Restaurant to open in New Hope


In the heart of New Hope on the banks of the Delaware River, Sherri and Kevin Daugherty are set to open their new luxury boutique hotel, Ghost Light Inn, which includes the new restaurant Stella by Jose Garces.

Located next door to the Bucks County Playhouse, the Ghost Light Inn offers “refined, elegant” hospitality and waterfront views. The new promenade runs along the river from the Playhouse to the end of inn, for strolling or relaxing on the benches while enjoying the views of activities taking place on the river.

The name of the inn comes from the theatrical tradition of the ghost light, a standing lamp that is left burning on the stage when not in use, providing safety for cast and crew. The theme of the ghost light runs throughout the inn.

With 12 rooms on-site and three in the adjacent Carriage House, the Ghost Light Inn has been rebuilt to preserve the history and integrity of the original building, which opened in 1956 as Playhouse Inn. Each room is unique, and affords scenic views.

The inn’s restaurant, Stella by Jose Garces, is named for the Daugherty’s rescued one-eared pit bull. Inspired by local ingredients from the region’s best farmers and artisans, award-winning chef Jose Garces adds his culinary twist to American classics.

Hosting 120 seats with indoor and outdoor tables, the restaurant also offers space for private events, weddings and gatherings along with an outdoor patio displaying sweeping views of the riverfront.