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The Great Valley House of Valley Forge

1475 Swedesford Road , Malvern, PA 19355 USA (Montrer le carte)
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$94 - $129
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    4,5
  • Services4,6
  • Qualité/Prix4,5
  • Propreté4,1
  • Repas4,5

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2,0 sur octobre 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.


A memorable week.

5 sur juillet 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


THE REAL DEAL!

5 sur avril 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!


Homeschooling Family Looking for History

5 sur avril 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!


Don't look in the corners

2,6 sur mars 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.


College Trip Visiting at Villanova University

5 sur février 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!


Cool house, but needs some attention

3,0 sur février 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.


Thank you for the stay

5 sur janvier 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!


A Great Get Away!!!!

4,0 sur novembre 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.


Great Fall Getaway

4,8 sur novembre 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.


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Situation

Type D'emplacement

Parc national, A la campagne, Périphérie

Aéroport

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 25 miles

Comment venir à la propriété:

4 miles au sud de King of Prussia Mall, à proximité de la Rts. 202 S & S 252 intersection.

Attractions touristiques

Antiquaires , Aquarium , Galeries d'art, Casino, Lieu de concert, Dîner gastronomique, Sites historiques, Concerts, Cinéma , Musée, Parcs nationaux/régionaux, Zone naturelle, Océan, Boutiques, Théâtre, Zone de pic-nic, Services religieux, Rivière, Vignoble, Entreprise vinicole, Zoo

Descriptif du B&B

Type de propriété

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

Equipements du B&B

Barbecue grill, Jeux de société, Ordinateur, Salles de conférence, Copieur, Lecteur DVD, Bureau, Fax, Cheminée, Bibliothèque, Piano , Internet haut débit dans la chambre

Equipements du chambre

Climatisation, Réveil, Panier d'agréments, Peignoirs, Cafetière/Bouilloire, Internet dans la chambre, Réfrigérateur , Sèche-cheveux, Internet, Planche à repasser, Micro-ondes, Radio, Réception chaînes satellite, TV, Téléphone, Wi-Fi

Activités sur place

Location de vélos, Pistes cyclables, Vélos, Observation d'oiseau, Canoë, Pistes de ski de fond, Pêche, Golf, Sentiers de randonnée , Promenade à cheval, Pistes de VTT , Shopping, Shopping, Excursion, Natation, Piscine, Terrain de tennis, Sports d'eau

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Conditions

  • Arrivée:: 15h00-9: 24:00
  • Départ:: Par 11:00
  • Ouvert toute l'année: Oui
  • Fumeurs admis: A l'extérieur uniquement Autorisation de fumer à l'extérieur.
  • Consommation d'alcool autorisée : Oui
  • accès pour handicapés Non
  • Convient aux enfants: Oui
  • Garderie: Non
  • Animaux admis: Sur demande Petits chiens avec accord préalable
  • accès pour handicapés Non

Conditions Générales

  • Durée minimum: 2 nuits minimum le week-end
  • Paiements acceptés AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Arrhes/acompte requis: garantie par carte de crédit.
  • Conditions d'annulation: Annuler dans les 7 jours suivant le jour d'arrivée et vous serez facturé 1 nuits. Pour de mai / juin diplôme week-end et week-ends parents, l'annulation dans les 30 jours de l'arrivée sera facturé une nuits.

Propriétaires

Noms du propriétaires

Pattye Benson

Langues parlées

Anglais, Français

Animaux de compagnie

Chiens

A propos du propriétaire

Je suis une artisane passionnée et la maison est remplie avec des couettes J'ai conçu et créé; également restaurer quilts anciens. J'aime jouer du piano dans le salon pour les clients dans le blues le soir-classique, jazz, etc J'ai aussi une collection d'antiquités prolifique dont les vêtements vintage et les textiles.

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Repas

Petit-Déjeuner

Plein

  • Heure du service: De 8 h à 9 h 30
  • Lieu du service: Petit déjeuner continental disponible 7:00-08:00., Salle petit-déjeuner, Espace petit-déjeuner/dîner, En chambre

Options repas

Equilibré , Régime particulier , Végétarien


Plat favori

Breakfast Burritos aux tomates et basilic Topping


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Détails

1475 Swedesford Road , Malvern, PA 19355 USA (Show map)

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