Pennsbury Inn      
883 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317-9305, USA    
(888) 388-1435, (610) 388-1435
 
 

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  1. At this angle you can see the c.1714 section built of Blue Stone Granite and the...
  2. The Four Seasons Room has an antique mahogany Canopy Bed,highboy and two easy ch...
  3. The General Layfayette Room, named after the young Marquis who helped George Was...
  4. The bright and cherry Longwood Room, named after PA.s most popular attraction, a...
  5. The Daniel Webster Room actually housed the famous American statesman while he r...
  6. Winterthur Suite...
  7. Back View of the Pennsbury Inn...
  8. Garden Dining Room...
  9. Lafayette Parlor...
  10. Reflection of pool and garden...
  11. John Marshall ...
  12. Winterthur Suite ...

$140
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Innkeeper/s:

Cheryl Grono, Chip Grono

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Description

Circa 1714. Originally built with Brandywine Blue Granite rubble stone and later enlarged, this country farmhouse with hand-molded Flemish Bond brick facade is listed in the National Historic Register. Retaining its colonial heritage with slanted doorways, wooden winder stairs and huge fireplaces, it boasts modern conveniences that include complimentary wireless Internet. There are elegant public sitting areas such as the parlor, music room, library with an impressive book collection and breakfast in the garden room. Comfortable guest rooms feature antiques, feather beds and unique architectural details. The eight-acre estate boasts formal gardens with a fish pond and a reflection pool in a serene woodland setting.

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Rates

$140 to $235

Payment Types Accepted Include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Personal Checks and Travelers Checks.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Afternoon Tea

Amenities

This property has 7 total guest accommodations, 6 with private bath, 5 with fireplaces, 2 suites and 3 conference rooms. The types of beds available include King, Queen, Twin and Double.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Child Care
  • Coffeemaker
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Dryer
  • Family/Kid Friendly
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking on premise
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Suitable for Events
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Turn-Down Service
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

More comfy than home, cater in, full library of books, videos, DVDs and more, early coffee & bag breakfast for very early departures. Private parlor for meetings.
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Desk
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Hair Dryer
  • Modem Connection
  • Gym Nearby
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • Daily Newspapers
  • FAX On-site
  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • More Comfy Than Home
  • Cater In
  • Full Library Of Books
  • Videos
  • DVDs
  • More
  • Early Coffee & Bag Breakfast For Very Early Departures. Private Parlor For Meetings

Events Hosted

    • Family Reunions
    • Seminars
    • Meetings
    • Weddings
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
    • Parties
    • Reunions

Foreign Languages Spoken

limited French and German

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Cosmetics
  • Facials
  • Manicures/Pedicures
  • Massages

Off-Site Spa Services Available

Nearby Recommended Spas

Nicolas Anthony Salon & Day Spa
www.nicholasanthony.com

Salon Allure
(610)358-3185

Castaldi's Salon & Une Belle Vie Day Spa
(610)388-0680

Inns Of Interest

    • Revolutionary War
    • Barns
    • Who Slept/Visited Here
    • Old Mills
    • National Historic Register
    • Log Cabins/Houses
    • Gardens
    • Farms and Orchards
    • Cookbooks Written by Innkeepers
    • Civil War
    • Animals
    • Taverns
    • Tunnels, Caves, Secret Passageways
    • Underground Railroad
    • Unusual Architecture

Pet Restrictions

Dogs, at least 1 year old, very well behaved, no cats, must sign pet agreement.
  • Pets Allowed
  • Dogs
  • At Least 1 Year Old
  • Very Well Behaved
  • No Cats
  • Must Sign Pet Agreement

Romantic Interest

Set on 8 acres, 4 acres of landscaped gardens and another four wooded trails. Many secluded sitting areas near melodic fountains and a hammock. Inside there are 5 different parlors that allow couples to find their own cozy nook & 2 open fireplaces. All rooms have garden views which are artfully lighted in the evening. Breakfast in bed by request and in-room or open-air massage available. Other spa services can be arranged in advance.

What's Green About Your Inn

Recycle # one through # six plastics, glass, aluminum, cardboard and paper (or re-use as scrap). We bring anything that can be reused to an art teacher, magazines to a woman's group and a center for emotionally disturbed, we ask guests to reuse their sheets and towels, we shop locally and support small stores and farmers markets, we have lights on timers and use CF bulbs, we use a front-load water-saving washer and dryer,we collect all lawn and garden clippings and compost in our own compost bins, we recycle newspapers, use reusable bags in stores and recycle any plastic bags when we run out of room in our reusable bags,we regularly donate to Goodwill instead of throwing out reusable items, we combine car trips to save on gas, we grow herbs, fruits and vegetables, we donate our leftover soaps and shampoos to Clean the World and we are a Certified Wildlife Habitat.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

PAII, CAIK, PTLA, BVBBA

Describe Garden and Grounds

Extensive lawns and flower beds in the 4 acres closest to the inn with swing, gliders, hammock and various other seating areas for tete a tetes. A reflecting pool, fish pond with fountains and other smaller fountains are scattered about. The rear 4 acres are wooded and have trails through them with wildflowers

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two nights weekends preferred

Children Restrictions

At least 1 yr. old, very well behaved. Occasionally infants.

Cancellation

10 days prior, holidays require 2 weeks prior


Other Activities

    • Wineries
    • Tennis
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Parks
    • Museums
    • Live Theater
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hiking
    • Golf
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Bicycling
    • Art Galleries
    • Antiquing
    • Longwood Gardens
    • Winterthur
    • Brandywine River Museum
    • Nemours
    • Hagley Museum
    • Qvc

Historic Interest

The c.1714 section, 1749 section and 1859 section are basically in original condition. There is a 1759 bee hive oven accessed from the kitchen and a huge 1859 stone carriage house. The Underground Railroad Museum is now investigating whether the house was a stop on the underground railroad.

Historic Awards:

  • National Historical Site (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)
  • National Register (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • National Trust
  • Local Historical Society
  • City Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Brandywine Battlefield (3 miles), Valley Forge (20 miles), 1704 Brinton House, (4 miles) John Chadd house(3 mi) and Barnes Brinton House (3/4 mile),Historis Kennett Square (5 miles),Historic Fairville # mi), Historic Sugartown (15 miles), Historic Waynesborough (15 miles)

Other Awards:

5 Arrington Book of Lists Awards for Gardens (twice), Bedtime Snacks, Breakfast and Nearby Attractions.

Inn of the month for Travel and Leisure.

Nearby College/University

Widner, Universities of Philadelphia and Wilmington area, Swarthmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Drexel, Villanova, U Penn


Amish Friendship Bread

A wonderfully uniquely richly flavoured cinnamony vanilla loaf.


Breakfast Bread Pudding With Brandied Butter Sauce

A decadently rich way to use up leftover breads, coffeecakes, muffins etc.



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Wedding

I visited the inn for a family wedding and I can't wait to return with my husband for our own romantic getaway! Cheryl, Chip and Teddy (resident pup) were extremely accommodating. I have dietary issues and felt well cared for at breakfast each morning.
Trish Albertini
Chicago, IL
10/5/2010

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A Lovely Inn

A warm welcome and a walk through the exquisite garden refreshed us after a long day. We enjoyed the beautiful room, the kindness of the innkeepers, and the delicious breakfast.
Nell Minow
9/6/2010

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A magical place!

We enjoyed our stay at Pennsbury Inn more than we can ever express in writing. Our favorite memory of our too short visit was the hours we spent lazing in the gardens, just taking in the birdsong and flowers and sunshine. It is a magical place! We were both totally overwhelmed by Pennsbury and felt like we were visiting old dear friends for a couple of days... plus I really liked the breakfast pizza! Also, the tip on visiting Nemours was spot on... it was amazing and now we want to come back and visit other DuPont homes and gardens. We have told everybody who has asked about our weekend away that your place is the best B&B ever, so don't be surprised if you get some more visitors from south of the Mason-Dixon line. We can't wait to come back ourselves, we just need to figure out when we can get away again. Thanks again for a wonderful unforgettably lovely visit.
Frank Dufour
5/24/2010

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Extras made it special

The owners of the Pennsbury Inn made it extra special for our anniversary. Without even asking for it, a beautiful tray arrived while we were out to dinner, with a split of champagne, a balloon, chocolates and a lovely book on loving well into old age. My husband and I were richly blessed by this lovely display.
Teresa M
Conshohocken, PA
1/25/2010

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Romantic Rendezvous at Pennsbury

As artists who have a tradition of celebrating our anniversary at ONLY romantic destinations, we carefully plan our yearly vacations. Cheryl and Chip were 100% respectful in accommodating our wishes for some alone time, and bent over backwards to make us feel at home in their sensational inn. We spent four nights in a gorgeous, cozy room at Pennsbury in May . . . a perfect time of year to visit the Longwood Gardens and Brandywine Museum! Cheryl's scrumptious breakfasts energized us 'til late afternoon when we would return to rest and reflect in her stunning gardens. What other inn would deliver champagne, chocolates and a balloon for our last night's celebration. Passion abounded in their love for the inn, the grounds, the food and hospitality. We wish we didn't live so far away!
Antoinette Ledzian
Stonington, CT
1/17/2010

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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A Reunion

A B&B with all the comforts of home. Seven of us high school girlfriends (all in our seventies) met to spend two nights in Cheryl, Chip and Teddy's lovely nostalgic inn. The breakfast's were yummy and the lush bedrooms were so comfortable. We enjoyed the views of the beautiful gardens (even tho it rained the whole two days) and the charm of our very own private living room! The Innkeepers are most accommodating and Teddy joined right in with us. Cozy and charming, they gave us free run to admire the many interesting decorations and enjoy the time together. Just delightful! Excellent service.
Shirley Coooper-Losak
11/8/2009

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Breakfast

My sister and I recently stayed at Pennsbury Inn at Chadd's Ford, Pa. It was a wonderful, enchanting experience. The only drawback, was that the proprietor's breakfasts were not to be missed and because they were so good, there's a little extra weight around my middle. Oh, but worth it. Cheryl our inn hostess made us feel welcome, cozy and well cared for. Every home comfort was at hand. Her gardens were so beautiful. I would love to go back.
Camilla Potter
10/14/2009

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Romantic Gardens, Historic Home

My spouse and I recently enjoyed our first wedding anniversary at this wonderfull bed and breakfast nestled off of Route 1 in Chads Ford. We stayed two nights in the original home built in 1714, we enjoyed a living room and upstairs bedroom. The Inkeepers Cheryl and Chip are warm, friendly folk. Cheryl served up a delicious full _ with fresh herbs from their garden- breakfast each moring. Their 8 acres have ponds with fountains, plenty of large trees, and well maintained bushes, flowers, birds chirping, frogs by the ponds; a relaxing garden with benches,and chairs to relax inn, gaze at the stars above. Nearby places - Brandywine Battlefield, Brandywine Museum, Wintheur, Newlin Gristmill,etc.
Michael D'Andrea
Olney, MD
8/14/2009

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Beautiful Retreat

My best friend and I were traveling on my book tour and made this inn one of our stops I'm so glad we did. Every detail of this stay was ideal, from the lovely garden, the comfortable bed, the fascinating and humorous historical tour of the house, the breakfast. I would definitely send someone unfamiliar with bed and breakfasts here so that they could see what the perfect bed and breakfast experience is. We stayed in the Winterthur suite, which was lush and large, with a great view of the grounds. My only regret? That we could only stay here one night.
Maggie Stiefvater

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Birthday weekend well spent

My boyfriend and I just returned from the Pennsbury Inn and had the best of times. We spent only one night for his birthday but enjoyed our stay fully. We were greeted with the kindest service and given a very interesting and informative tour about the inn and its history, then we went to Longwood Gardens (only a stone's throw away) and had a lovely time watching the lights. When we returned later that night from dinner mysterious cake pieces and a birthdat candle and balloon showed up on a sweet little tray on the bed in our room (such a nice touch since it was his birthday). Chip and Cheryl were so friendly and accommodating and breakfast the next morning was even more wonderful. Chip made egg wraps (DELICIOUS) and all of the homemade jams and jellies were just wonderful. Even though it was very cold outside we spent a little time wandering around the grounds before we left and couldn't have found a more romantic spot. DEFINITELY STAY HERE IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL!
Courtney Kyle

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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The Perfect Mini Vacation

My husband and I recently stayed for 3 nights during the week for a mini vacation. It was the most relaxing and carefree trip I have ever had! There were so many little extras beyond what I expected. Of course the breakfasts were wonderful, but a delightful night time snacks..like fresh strawberry shortcake, or fresh bread pudding, were surprising and delightful. Very clean, lots of personality, lovely gardens and sitting nooks throughout the house. I would, and will, go back for another visit.
Mary Giangregorio

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Mother-Daughter getaway

My daughter and I just spent two nights at this lovely inn. The room was quaint and very comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious and we are so grateful to Chip for serving us early this morning so we could make our flights. Loved the little bedtime snacks and the turn down service was a lovely touch. You must stay here if you love gardens! We definitely didn't stay long enough to fully enjoy all they had to offer. Cheryl and Chip, we thank you so much and hope to come back and visit again
Pamela Richard

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NY Times & LA Times Travel sections, Philadelphia Inquirer Business, LI Press-Away for the Weekend, Main Line Times Travel & Leisure Inn of the Month, Numerous QVC spots, Interviewed on local station WKBW - Ralph Colliers Travel Moment.


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