For a true throwback, and a charming one at that, book a weekend at the iconic Peacock Inn in the heart of downtown Princeton, New Jersey. This quaint boutique hotel is as refreshing as the Domaine Vocoret & Fils served at the chic lobby bar. Originally built in the 1700s, the residence was considered one of the town’s first demi-mansions and was home to Continental Congress member Jonathan Deare.
Its guest list over the years has included Albert Einstein and F. Scott Fitzgerald, to name a few. While the historical aura and architecture remain intact, the structure and vibe have been revitalized with a modern take. Its 16 stylish rooms read bright and airy, while public areas, like the spacious front porch, patio and lushly landscaped backyard, make lovely spots for a relaxing afternoon tea service. Additional temptations include The Perch, the property’s fine dining restaurant featuring creative American cuisine and locally sourced ingredients.