A Destination

Gladstone Tavern is sophisticated yet comfortable — where contemporary touches blend seamlessly with classic charm. Our 1847 colonial farmhouse has been transformed into a landmark of great hospitality.

We also offer a handsome private dining room for corporate and social events up to 50 guests. Our popular outdoor terrace, with stone fireplace and herb garden, is the perfect spot for lunch on a sunny afternoon, dinner and drinks under the stars, or a festive private party.

We gladly accept reservations for any size party. Please call (908) 234-9055 to reserve your table. For holidays or special events, it is recommended you make your reservation well in advance to guarantee seating. We look forward to seeing you and your family at the Tavern!


"Gladstone Tavern is the kind of place that inspires return visits."

— 3 1/2 Stars Cody Kendall, The Star-Ledger, 2012


Your Table Awaits

Our stylish dining room, warmed by a large stone fireplace, is the perfect setting for friends and family. And our comfortable bar is a popular area destination for a quick bite or tantalizing cocktails.


What’s Cooking

The Tavern offers both original and traditional American fare. Dinner is served daily from 5 pm. Lunch is served Monday through Saturday from 11:30 to 2:30. Our Tavern menu is available all day Monday through Saturday from 11:30 am until closing and Sundays from 4 pm.

Tavern gift cards are available throughout the year in any denomination. Please call 908 234-9055 to order and we'll be delighted to  send it with your personalized message to someone that deserves a special treat.

Welcome to Schiff

Welcome to Schiff Natural Lands Trust, Inc. and the home of Schiff Nature Preserve. Our 423-acre tract of preserved land is located in Mendham Township and Mendham Borough, Morris County, New Jersey. Schiff owns additional land throughout the area and holds about 50 acres in conservation easements totaling over 640 acres. We invite you to learn more about our individual properties here.

Schiff's mission is to acquire and preserve open space, serve as a model of environmental and educational stewardship, and improve the ecological value of natural areas using best management practices. We maintain an active nature center open to the public for environmental education, research and passive recreational activities consistent with the preservation of natural areas.


Willowwood Arboretum

In 1908 two brothers used a small legacy to acquire their country home near Gladstone, New Jersey.

The two brothers, Henry and Robert Tubbs, and Henry’s adopted son, Dr. Benjamin Blackburn, developed this country place into the Willowwood Arboretum, New Jersey’s most comprehensive and longest continually operating Arboretum.

Since 1980 under the stewardship and management of the Morris County Park Commission, the Willowwood Foundation and the support and hard work of countless donors and volunteers have made it possible for the public to enjoy this beautiful green space of gardens and meadows.

Willowwood Arboretum is open free to the public daily, 365 days yearly from 8am to dusk.

Leonard J Buck Garden


The Leonard J. Buck Garden is one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern United States. Begun in the late 1930's, the garden has reached a breathtaking point of maturity. It consists of a series of alpine and woodland gardens situated in a 33-acre wooded stream valley. Named for Mr. Leonard J. Buck, who developed the garden as part of his estate, it was donated to the Somerset County Park Commission by Mrs. Helen Buck in 1976.

Morristown National Historic park



Morristown National Historical Park commemorates the sites of General Washington and the Continental army’s winter encampment of December 1779 to June 1780, where they survived through what would be the coldest winter on record. The park also maintains a museum & library collection related to the encampments & George Washington, as well as items relating to pre- and post-Revolutionary America.

Morristown National Historical Park is nationally significant as the site of the 1779-80 winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington. Few places evoke the spirit of patriotism and independence, represent individual and collective sacrifice, or demonstrate the resolve, tenacity and determination of the people of the United States to be free as does Morristown.


Jacob VanderVeer House


The Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum was headquarters of General Henry Knox during the winter of 1778-79 and the only surviving building associated with the Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment, America’s first military academy.  A National and New Jersey historic site, the Vanderveer House interprets 18th century Dutch-Colonial life through the Vanderveer and Knox families and underscores the Pluckemin Cantonment’s role in helping the Continental Army to defeat the British during the American Revolution.

Far Hills Race Meeting


Far Hills Race Meeting

About Far Hills Race Meeting Association, Inc.

The Far Hills Race Meeting traces its origins to the Essex Hunt, a fox hunting event founded in Montclair, NJ in 1870. In 1913, the organizers of the Essex Hunt incorporated as the Essex Fox Hounds.

In the tradition of these clubs, the Essex Fox Hounds established an event to thank the farmers and landowners who allowed them to hunt on their property. The Farmer’s Day Race Meeting, as it became known, included the New Jersey Hunt Cup Steeplechase — a race that remains on the Far Hills Race Meeting card today.In 1916, the event moved from the original club site to the Grant B. Schley estate — today known as Moorland Farm. Eventually becoming the Far Hills Race Meeting, the races have been continually run—with the exception of a short hiatus during World War II—on the same site.

The Far Hills Race Meeting currently offers some of the richest purses in America and is host of the The Grand National steeplechase, the most prestigious race in American steeplechasing.


Melick’s Town Farm


Celebrating 10 generations of NJ Farming

Locally Grown, Farm Fresh
We grow it ourselves. For nearly 300 years, the Melick family has provided our community with delicious, locally grown, farm fresh fruits and vegetables! We also sell plants, shrubs, jams and jellies, baked goods, gifts, and even Christmas trees—all the products that people have come to rely on from the Melick family since about 1725.
We are the largest apple grower in NJ with over 650 acres of land including 120 acres of fruit trees, 5,000 peach, nectarine and plum trees and 20,000 apple trees!
Locally Grown Wines & Ciders
At Melick's Town Farm, we press our own fresh apple cider and also have Chardonnay and apple wine made from our own grapes and cider.  Be sure to stop in store to pick up a bottle.
Alstede Farms
About the Alstede Family Farm

The Alstede Family and Team wish to convey our commitment to provide you with the finest quality fruits and vegetables!
Farmer Kurt, a native of Chester and first generation farmer, founded Alstede Farms in 1982. In fact, the entire Alstede Farm Family is here working hard to grow our own local, healthy, and nutritious food in a responsible way. This includes: Grandpa Hermann Alstede, wife Barbara and children Rebekah, Sarah and Karl, each working and contributing to the success of this family-owned farm. There is also Niece Patricia Cirelli who is here every day managing our Community Support Agriculture Program. And finally, brother Eric Alstede and nephew Justin Alstede also spend some time here each week helping to ensure that every aspect of what we produce and offer at the farm is simply the best it could be.

We produce a huge variety of our own local fruits, vegetables, and flowers grown using only sustainable and USDA certified organic production methods. We take soil and water conservation and the stewardship of our farm land very seriously, and have therefore permanently preserved all of the farm land we own. Indeed, we are proud to be able to say that nearly every acre of the 600 acres of farmland we till is permanently preserved! We offer: Pick Your Own fruits and vegetables, the best Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA) in New Jersey, and a fully stocked Farm Store that is filled with the fruits and vegetables we grow, as well as our own local honey, homemade ice cream and fudge, home baked pies, jams, jellies, our own cider donuts and more! Our own local fruits and vegetables are also sold at Tailgate Markets across Northern New Jersey and beyond.