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The Pillars of Plainfield
Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Plainfield, New Jersey

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The Pillars of Plainfield Bed & Breakfast Inn is a restored Victorian-Georgian mansion on a secluded acre of trees and wildflowers in the Van Wyck Brooks Historic District of Plainfield.

The moment you drive through the wrought iron gates you'll know The Pillars is a special place.

Surrounding the house are wildflowers, roses, dogwood, cherry trees, and the rhododendrons and azaleas for which Plainfield is famous. You have found a place to relax, hold a joyous outdoor wedding, or enjoy a picnic with family and friends in complete prvacy.

Once inside, in the Grand Foyer, you're greeted by a handsome circular staircase winding up three stories to a stained glass skylight. Imagine a bride coming down those stairs to the strains of Lohengrin! Off the foyer you'll find The Music Room, with its nautical theme, woodburning fireplace, organ, stereo and game table; The Living Room, a comfortable place to relax and borrow a book from the library or watch a bit of cable TV; and, of course, The Dining Room, its eight oversize windows sparkling with colored glass. Here you can enjoy a grand breakfast with your complimentary morning newspaper and a cheerful "good morning" from your hosts.

All second floor suites have private baths with Alsons showers, hair dryers, terry robes, lots of extra pillows, work/game tables and air conditioning.

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All of our guest rooms at our New Jersey inn offer amenities and services designed to make your stay with us comfortable and indulgent. Our accommodations are designed with your comfort in mind. From in-room fireplaces to deep luxurious tubs to soak in, your lodging experience at The Pillars will be second to none.

The Pillars was built in 1870 and added onto in 1896. Each room is designed to reflect a popular interest or theme during our home's heyday, from the 1870s through the 1930s. Guests often find themselves attracted to the personality of a particular room and return to their favorite, time and again. We hope you find your personal favorite as well.

After a restful night’s sleep, meander to our dining room or front porch where you will be served a decadent breakfast that will give you the energy you need for a fun-filled day of sightseeing.

A laundry and kitchen are also available for your convenience. The John Philip Sousa Suite features dark cherry furnishings, a queen-size bed, and private dressing room. The red, white and blue "Stars and Stripes Forever" decor honors the March King, who held his first concert in Plainfield over a century ago, and is still remembered with an annual Fall Sousa Festival. The Van Wyck Brooks Suite is decorated with cherry furnishings, queen-size brass bed, and an oversize working fireplace in memory of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author; The Clementine Yates Suite features wicker furnishings, ruffled curtains and a queen-size bed in memory of the lady who renovated the house in 1897.

Host Your Special Event at The Pillars:
New Jersey, Bridal and Baby Showers, Family Reunions, and More

What could be better, and more picturesque, than a Victorian house with gardens, a wide front porch, and cozy fireplaces as the location for your Central New Jersey wedding, family reunion, or even a corporate event? We hold a number of indoor and outdoor weddings and receptions at The Pillars each year, ranging in size from 15 to 150 people. The styles of our celebrations vary, from a front porch afternoon tea, to a small cocktail party, to a Texas-style BBQ under a tent in the back. Our facilities are beautiful when dressed up and formal, but they are equally appealing for a relaxed home-style gathering.


  • Restored Victorian-Georgian mansion with 14 pillars surrounding the front porch
  • Located on an acre of trees and wildflowers in the Van Wyck Brooks Historic District
  • Three beautifully-furnished guest suites with cable TV and HBO
  • A wonderful place for weddings, seminars, picnics, and private dinner parties

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  • Booking a Room: You may book directly from this Web site, e-mail your booking request to us, or call at 908-753-0922.
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 8 days before the start of your booking. Cancellations made one week or less are in full penalty, and full payment will be charged. For extended stays of a week or more, cancellations must be made at least 15 days in advance. We understand that most last-minute cancellations are made because of unforeseen circumstances, and we are sympathetic; however, B&Bs receive very few last-minute bookings to fill cancelled rooms. We strongly recommend trip cancellation insurance if you are booking an extended stay.
  • Smoking: The Pillars is a non-smoking B&B. There are smoking areas outside on the covered front porch and in the back garden.
  • Candles: Candlelight is romantic, but fires are not! Please request candles from us if you are celebrating a special occasion, and we will provide glass enclosed, safe candles for you.
  • Check In and Check Out: Check in is from 3:00 PM on; please let us know when you plan to arrive so that we will be home to greet you. Check out is by 11:00 AM.
  • Children: We welcome children and have a crib and high chair available. We can also add a cot to several of our rooms. Our walls between guest rooms are thick, and young children and infants are usually not heard by our other guests. Please call us to make your reservation so that we can review a few minor safety concerns.
  • Payment Methods: We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards; Traveler's Checks, cash, and participating gift certificates. We must have a valid credit card number on file at the time of your booking, even if you are paying on arrival by other means. A third party credit card may only be used if arranged for in advance, and we have a signed authorization form on file.
  • Pets: We welcome guest dogs up to 50 pounds, with a few restrictions. Please call when making your reservation so that we can review our dog policies.

Whether you are looking for fine dining, outdoor recreation, upscale or outlet shopping malls, sports venues, or just relaxing, The completely air conditioned Pillars of Plainfield Bed and Breakfast Inn is able to meet - and hopefully exceed - your expectations. Nancy & Lamont - are eager to welcome you to their home.

Professional Association of Innkeepers International
Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of New Jersey

The Pillars of Plainfield
Bed and Breakfast Inn.

922 Central Avenue, Plainfield
New Jersey 07060

E-mail: info@pillars2.com
Homepage: www.pillars2.com
Innkeepers: Nancy Fiske and Lamont Blowe

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