Construido por antes de 1720 se añadió la casa en 1740 y se terminó en 1791 para crear la apariencia general colonial tradicional de un colono galés originales. La parte más antigua de la casa, la "vieja cocina" transmite gran parte del encanto colonial y la historia de la casa. Título de propiedad se remonta a William Penn en 1681.
2,0 en octubre 07, 2014
I should start by saying that I have stayed in dozens of B & Bs around the country, so I have some experience. I strongly urge travelers to avoid the Great Valley House. Here is a list of some of its deficiencies: 1 There is no common indoor space for guests to read or chat. I had never before seen a B & B without this basic amenity. The living room in the house is filled with the owner's belongings. 2 Breakfast is served in a small, almost windowless back room, what had been the kitchen in colonial times. The light bulbs are weak, so the room is very dim, and the corners are again filled with the owner's stuff. The house does have a dining room which is airy and could be beautiful, but is, once again, taken up with the owner's things and is off bounds to guests. 3 A B & B normally puts out early coffee before breakfast, but not here. The coffee with brerakfast was awful; we brought our own after the first day. And often a B & B offers a nice selection of teas, but again, not here. 4 A B & B normally provides snacks--chips, soft drinks, bottled water, maybe cookies--at no charge. Not here. Guests are expected to pay for these items. The coffee that is offered is cheap Folger's coffee bags, not decent brew. 5 The mattress in my room felt like wet spaghetti. I have never had back pain in my 65 years, but here I did for the first time. Some of these faults are major, some minor, but they all added up to a less-than-pleasant experience. The owner, Pattye, says she has 30 years of experience at this inn; she certainly has 30 years' worth of junk, but not 30 years' worth of learning. Travelers should look for other options.
5 en julio 24, 2012
We stayed at Great Valley House for a week in July, How wonderful it was, from the accommodations to the delightful breakfasts in the historic kitchen. What a wonderful retreat into history, plus the use of the swimming pool with an occasional deer wandering nearby.. Susan and Nick Bereda
5 en abril 18, 2011
B & B's can be soooooo twee - all those Martha Stewart bins of potpourri, tacky faux colonialisms...fakedom in general. but here we have the real deal - a splendidly maintained and restored home that dates from 1690, real antiques, and a gracious and knowledgeable host. if you want real American colonial history, this is the place. can't recommend The Great Valley House and Pattye Benson enough. Top Marks!
5 en abril 16, 2011
My husband and I took our 2 children (ages 11 and 13) to Valley Forge for a 3-day getaway. We homeschool our children and have found that it is really helpful to visit areas as we study them - we were studying the Revolutionary War and I thought it would be perfect to stay nearby Valley Forge National Historica Park and was delighted to find this 300-yr. old inn closeby. The owner of the Great Valley House is president of the local historical society and had one story after another to entice our 2 boys. Her special stories about the house and the area during the 1700's really made the history come to life for our boys. We visited several months ago, and they are still talking about the trip. I want to publically thank Pattye for her patience with our endless questions and for her taking so much time with us. She created special memories for this family from Wisconsin!
2,6 en marzo 02, 2011
This is a great old, old house, but that doesn't give the right to have dust bunnies on a third of the floors, or windows that haven't been cleaned in years. The food was good and interesting that it fit the primitive surroundings of a very old kitchen with original equipped fireplace. Pattye was very knowledgeable about the history of the house, but did not seem interested in her guests or their questions. Maybe a good place for a corporate overnight, but not for the interested history buff as most of the house was off limits. What a shame in the backyard of Valley Forge.
5 en febrero 22, 2011
My wife and I with our 17yr. old son were on a week-long college visit trip. We were in Valley Forge area to visit Villanova University and stayed at the Great Valley House. We arrived later than expected in the midst of a snow storm. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and instantly had a feeling of being comfortable and at home. The owner was warm and welcoming and we enjoyed a good night's sleep. Breakfast in the 'old kitchen' was a very special treat. With snow continuing to fall outside, we sat in front of a fire in the big walk-in fireplace, and struggled to leave for college visits. If our son is lucky and gets accepted at Villanova U, we know we will have a 'home away from home' for the next 4 years. Susan & John Russell PS: When we left after breakfast, Jeff (the innkeeper's husband) had thoughtfully cleared the snow from our car!
3,0 en febrero 08, 2011
We stayed at the Great Valley House on a recent business trip to Philadelphia. We really enjoyed the building and general vibe of the old house. The innkeeper is very freindly and a history buff which made for interesting conversation. What we weren't expecting was horrible beds that felt as though they may have been original to the house and the linens/bedding felt cheap and uncomfortable. The only other complaint was the place is in desperate need of a good scrubbing.
5 en enero 24, 2010
I stayed at the Great Valley House during the Christmas holidays. I was visiting family in the area and did not want to stay in a hotel. I felt like I was returning home the moment I was greeted at the door. It is obvious that Pattye has been an innkeeper for a long time - she has an wonderful way of making you feel right at home and she treats you has a long lost relative rather than a stranger she is meeting for the first time. I plan on returning often to visit family, because now I have the perfect plact to stay!
4,0 en noviembre 03, 2009
My daughter and I recently spent a weekend touring the sights in the Valley Forge, PA area. To say the highlight of the trip for me was our stay at The Great Valley House of Valley Forge is an understatement. Having never before stayed at a bed and breakfast I was a little apprehensive. Pattye Benson, the owner and hostess of the bed and breakfast, quickly put my apprehension to rest! Her love of the house as well as her knowledge of its history are endless. The food and accommodations far exceeded our expectations. We're already thinking ahead to a time when we can return.
4,8 en noviembre 17, 2008
Valley Forge in the Fall has to be just about the perfect place to visit. Wow, what a great weekend getaway from the craziness of Manhattan. We loved our stay at the Great Valley House - it made the weekend even more special. I would highly recommend this bed & breakfast to anyone who wants to experience 'history' first hand.
Parque Nacional, Zona rural, Suburbano
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 25 miles
4 millas al sur de King of Prussia Mall.; cerca de RTS. 202 de S & S 252 intersección.
Compra de Antigüedades, Acuario, Galerías de Arte , Casino, Sala de conciertos, Cenas Elegantes/Gourmet, De Interés Histórico, Música en vivo, Cine, Museo, Parques Nacionales, Área natural, Océano, Tiendas Outlet, Teatro, Área de picnic, Servicios Religiosos, Río, Viñedo, Bodega, Zoo
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Barbacoas , Juegos de mesa, Ordenador, Salas de Conferencia, Fotocopiadora, Reproductor de DVD, Escritorio, Fax, Chimenea, Biblioteca, Piano , Internet de alta velocidad en la habitación
Aire acondicionado, Despertador, Productos de Cortesía, Albornoces, Instalaciones para café/té, Internet en la habitación, Refrigerador , Secador, Servicio de Internet, Tabla de planchar, Microondas, Radio, TV por Satélite/Cable, TV, Teléfono, Wi-Fi
Alquiler de bicicletas, Pistas para bicicletas, Bicicletas, Observación de aves, Pasear en canoa, Pistas para esquí de fondo, Pescar, Jugar al golf, Pistas para senderismo, Montar a caballo, Pistas para Mountain Bike, Compras, Comprar, Visitar lugares de interés, Nadar, Piscina, Pistas de tenis, Deportes acuáticos
Soy un quilter ávido y la casa está llena de edredones que he diseñado y creado; también restaurar tejidos antiguos. Me gusta jugar el piano de cola en la habitación para los huéspedes que se sienta en el blues-noche clásica, jazz, etc También tengo una colección de antigüedades prolífica incluyendo ropa y textiles de la vendimia.
Dietético , Alimentación particular
Burritos de desayuno con tomate y albahaca Topping