Behind The History Of Vans Valley Inn


Historical Landmark

Van's Valley Trenton Twp. Also known as Trenton Works. The valley near Sunbury took the name of an early settler from New Jersey, Gilbert Van Dorn. Van Dorn opened a hotel under the name of "Center Inn" with the symbol of a gilded sun. As his reputation for running a great hotel and tavern grew, the sun symbol became well known. He built cabins around his original hotel to accommodate the large numbers of guests he attracted, then put up a brick tavern in 1829. He also operated a small grocery store until 1854. The post office opened in 1836 under the name Trenton Works, then changed in 1849 to Van's Valley, under which name it operated until 1899, when service was switched to Sunbury. Located at the intersection of State Routes 37 and 605.  


A Historian's Delight!

A historian's delight! This beautiful home was photographed by and featured in 'Country Living Magazine' and is on the National Historic Register known as The Vans Valley Inn. Built in 1817, it was the first brick building in Delaware County. Beautifully restored and updated with artisan finishes throughout the nearly 4,000 square feet with five fireplaces. Five bedrooms, two and a half baths, a formal dining room, library, family room, updated eat-in kitchen, and charming private guest suite. The four+ car garage has a finished living space. Enjoy the lush gardens on the private patio. Fenced yard on 1.44 acre lot with mature trees. Come see this dramatic home that combines old world charm with elegant country living!