4,8 su giugno 21, 2016
Travelers to the leafy Mainline town of Wayne have the choice of bedding down in one of several large, impersonal hotels — or their antithesis: the charming Wayne Bed and Breakfast Inn, a rambling, restful, and lovingly restored old home owned and run by Bob and Traudi Thomason. This exceptionally friendly couple are the very model of gracious and helpful hosts. To enter the Inn is to step back into a bygone era of carved dark-wood furniture, of overstuffed leather sofas, of big four-poster beds, of conversation rather than TV, and, most importantly, of the sort of old-time, accommodating hospitality that every bit matches the period decor. Without asking, we were upgraded to a larger room with a lavishly appointed bathroom fit for a pasha; with no hesitation we were granted our request to invite a friend over for breakfast the following morning (breakfast, incidentally, featured wonderfully prepared omelettes, croissants, and all the trimmings). Visitors to the Inn are sure to meet house dog and official greeter Maddie, a lumbering female English bulldog, who, though resembling gruff Winston Churchill, behaved with the good manners and gentle restraint of Queen Elizabeth; we found it impossible not to fall in love with her. And finally, it would be hard to imagine a more convenient location than the Inn’s. From there it’s an easy jaunt to the White Dog Cafe for dinner or, for trekkers, to the nearby Radnor Trail to walk off some of the excess calories. In sum, we enjoyed a delightful stay at the Inn and hope to return on our next visit to the area.
5 su aprile 26, 2016
Traudi & Bob treated us like family. Banana pancakes Mmmm ! Antiques are beautiful. The April garden was starting to bloom and beautiful. I practiced Tai Chi in the garden. Wow ! Great stay. Max & MarieLou
4,8 su marzo 25, 2016
A wonderful B&B to visit outside of the Philadelphia area. We enjoy our stays there with delicious breakfasts and wonderful hospitality! We love to try different rooms each visit and have loved every one. Thank you as always and we will see you again in a few months!
5 su marzo 14, 2016
We really enjoyed our stay on Valentine's weekend! It was the coldest day of the year, but it was warm inside. Many shops and dining within walking distance. Our hosts were very gracious, and the breakfast atmosphere with the other guests was very nice. We would definitely go back!
5 su marzo 11, 2016
Our stay at the Wayne B&B Inn was quite relaxing. Our hosts were very welcoming and made us feel right at home. There were several other guests, but it did not feel crowded with the comfortable spaces and rooms throughout the house. Breakfast was delicious and the hosts were accommodating to a variety of tastes and even vegetarian pallets. We would recommend this B&B to anyone.
Risposta del proprietario
We always appreciate the time and effort of sending a review, and thank you for the positive words. A lively breakfast is always a delight.
5 su febbraio 15, 2016
My daughter and I visited Villanova for a college visit. We immensely enjoyed our stay at the Wayne Bed & Breakfast. Room was charming. Breakfast, delicious. It's conveniently located a few miles from Villanova. The B&B is also a short walking distance to a strip with restaurants and shops. We enjoyed our dinner at Christopher's. Can't wait to go back! Thanks Traudi & Bob for a nice experience.
Risposta del proprietario
Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate the time and effort to do this. BTW, your photo was our all time highest 'reach' and Likes. See you in September for Parents Weekend. Bob
5 su settembre 22, 2015
This was definitely the best B&B we have visited - the house was amazing and meticulously furnished. The hosts were extremely warm and willing to do anything to help where they could. The accomodations were great - we both slept very well and it was very quiet What puts this over the top is their amazing bulldog - Very friendly (but doesn't jump) and fun to watch all of her antics. Thanks for a great experience
5 su settembre 15, 2015
Traudi and Bob are wonderful hosts! Delicious breakfasts, beautiful grounds, and very friendly guests were encountered! We had lots of laughs as well as restful times sitting on the front porch! We have family that lives right in the area, but why stay with them when we can be pampered and spoiled here!
5 su agosto 20, 2015
Lovely accomodations with charming hosts. Our new home away from home!
5 su agosto 11, 2015
Beautiful house on a quiet street. Friendly, helpful host who makes delicious breakfasts. Well worth the visit.
Risposta del proprietario
Thank you for the kind words. The two of you were a pleasure to host.
4,4 su aprile 27, 2015
We had a wonderful time during our short stay at Wayne Bed & Breakfast thanks to the warm welcome by Bob and his wife. They welcomed us upon our arrival, made us reservations at the perfect place for dinner, were available for our every need, kind, and thoughtful. Bob made us a delicious breakfast in the morning. Chatted with our children. It was all around a good experience. Our beds were comfortable. It was like being in a home away from home and we hope to return one day. Wayne is a charming town with fun shopping and restaurants.
4,8 su ottobre 20, 2014
We made reservations at this B&B based on the website and were pleasantly surprised at how the stay met our expectations. We were greeted by the owners who were gracious hosts. They showed us to a beautiful room with a view of the fall leaves changing colors and treated us to a home-cooked breakfast in the morning. It is very nice of them to open their home to lucky guests like us! Hope to stay there again soon!
4,6 su ottobre 08, 2014
Our stay was very pleasant. The room was clean & comfortable, and Bob gave great recommendations on where to go for dinner. Unfortunately, because we stayed over Sunday night, the town was mostly closed by 4pm. Otherwise, it's a charming place (inn & town) to visit. I'd like to come back in warmer weather and really enjoy the grounds. They served us the English breakfast and what a feast it was! Delicious!
4,6 su settembre 22, 2014
I was in town for Parents Weekend. My husband could not come at the last minute. I was lucky to have booked this lovely B&B. Bob and Traudi were welcoming and I felt right at home. I was spoiled with conversation and hospitality. I hope to make this a Parents Weekend tradition.
5 su luglio 28, 2014
The Wayne Bed and Breakfast Inn was beautiful. It was classy with antique yet comfortable furniture, yet still had the air conditioning, private bathroom, and all the amenities of the 21st century. The bed was perhaps the most comfortable bed I have EVER slept in - including my own. Breakfast was made to order through conversation of learning exactly what we like and the coffee was simply excellent. Most B&Bs of this age are creaky, overgrown with ivy, and even smell old. The Wayne B&B is maintained in a pristine manner (you even take off your shoes when entering) and everything was spotless and fresh. Even the landscaping looked like it was out of Better Homes and Gardens. Traudi & Bob Thomason are the Innkeepers and they are wonderful hosts. One the best points of our stay was just sitting and talking with Bob about 'things' - our lives and his life. He's a very interesting and intelligent gentleman. I can't wait to create an excuse for us to stay there again.
Risposta del proprietario
The best part of being a B&B Innkeeper are the Guests, especially the ones that engage in discussions and are eager to learn about our wonderful area. I look forward to our next conversation.
5 su giugno 03, 2014
Our church had a client flying in that needed special local accommodations that made him feel welcomed and at home. Also, permitted him to walk to local restaurants and businesses so he could explore the area and get to know the people. Wayne B&B was perfect. It is a beautiful Inn, located in a residential neighborhood but convenient to local businesses. During the busiest time of year Main Line Horse Show) Bob was very accommodating and maintained communication through out the reservation. I appreciated the personal customer service. Thank you Truadi and Bob!
Risposta del proprietario
Thank you, Mary. It was a great pleasure to work with you and your candidate was very enjoyable. Bob
5 su novembre 22, 2013
My wife and I spent 2 nights in November at Wayne B&B. We loved it. Perfect place for a short getaway. Bob was a great host. Beautiful room, very comfortable bed, & delicious breakfast provided. Lots to do in area. We enjoyed local shops, walking the Radnor Trail, & several good restaurants. Short drive to Valley Forge National Park & King of Prussia Mall. We will be back.
4,6 su novembre 06, 2013
I often go to Wayne on business. I got tired of the local hotels and decided to try the Wayne Bed and Breakfast and I am so glad that I did. The overall facility is lovely, the rooms are very nice and Bob and Traudi could not be nicer. I will be back!
5 su ottobre 21, 2013
This is a truly beautiful place, with easy access to Philadelphia as well as Valley Forge Park, Chanticleer Gardens, lots of dining options. Bob and Traudi are wonderful hosts and fine chefs! We'll definitely be back!
5 su agosto 20, 2013
My family had 2 celebrations at the Wayne B&B Inn over the 8/17-8/18 weekend. Saturday night 8 of us (all women) celebrated a wedding shower for my niece. Sunday morning the groom to be and a handful of other male family and friends joined us for a special brunch as we witnessed the signing of the Ketubah, which is a Jewish wedding ceremony. Traudi and Bob, the Innkeepers could not have been more kind, accommodating, or charming. They did everything possible to help make the weekend wonderful and memorable. And they succeeded beyond measure! The bedrooms were extremely comfortable, clean and spacious. The pool setting was beautiful and relaxing for sitting and chatting. The living area where we held the shower festivities was perfectly warm and wonderful. The brunch for 13 of us was absolutely scrumptious! The Inn was a perfect setting for the bride to have a wedding shower and for the bride and groom to have their special wedding ceremony! I can't wait to visit the Inn again soon! Also, for any out-of-towners who aren't familiar with the location - it is an awesome location with nearby gardens, day spas, restaurants, parks, etc.
5 su agosto 10, 2013
Traudi and Bob were exemplary hosts during our visit in July. The location was perfect, the property and facilities were beautiful and the service was second to none, while remaining personable and inspired throughout our stay. I recommend Wayne B&B to anyone seeking lodging on the Main Line, and will definitely stay there the next time I'm in town.
4,8 su luglio 23, 2013
April, 2013 So sorry for the delayed review. We had a wonderful stay - the host and hostess could not have been nicer or more accommodating. The rooms were spotless and the breakfast delicious. Looking forward to return visits.
5 su giugno 19, 2013
We stayed at Wayne B&B Inn for four days in June 2013 attending the U. S. Open. We could not have been more pleased. Traudi and Bob Thomason were absolutely delightful hosts--warm, accommodating, caring--just an absolutely beautiful couple. Great breakfasts! Large,comfy rooms! Beautiful grounds! Wayne is within walking distance of the train, several very nice restaurants, and other attractions and only 5'-15' by car to still other points of interest. We fell in love with Traudi on our very first telephone conversation inquiry, took the plunge, and don't regret for a moment the decision to stay with them. We recommend the Wayne B&B Inn without reservation. Diane and Larry Lorton
5 su aprile 12, 2013
I had the opportunity to stay at the Wayne Bed and Breakfast for two days in April, 2013. The house is extremely beautiful. The area around the house is very peaceful and quiet, surrounded by other beautiful houses and many trees. The air is fresh and you will feel rejuvenated during your stay. Although you are so close to nature, the stores and restaurants are not far away at all. The Main Line is just two blocks away; the downtown area of Wayne is only a 15-minute walk away. One thing that is impossible to forget is the hospitality of the owners Traudi and Bob. On the night of my arrival, my co-worker and I had to arrive late due to train/work schedule. Despite the fact that we arrived much later than expected, Traudi and Bob greeted us warmly at the door, she also offered us candies and gave us a quick tour of the house. Traudi asked of our morning schedules and when we would like breakfast to be served before we headed to bed. The food at the bed and breakfast is simply amazing. In the first mornings, I was served ham, home made corn muffins, biscuits home-made jam and fresh basil, cheese and tomato omelet. There was also plain greek yogurt with granola and banana pancakes with real maple syrup. Everything served at the breakfast table was heavenly all thanks to Traudi's passion for good and healthy food. My experience at Waye Bed and Breakfast was exceptional. With all the good food, the extremely considerate and friendly owners and the tastefully decorated house, I really enjoyed my stay. There is really nothing bad to say about this establishment. This is where I will stay from now on when I visit the area. Highly recommended!
5 su marzo 21, 2013
I highly recommed Waye B&B Inn. Traudi and Bob are wonderful hosts. They provided us a most delicious breakfast in their beautiful dinning room. I am a local resident but I couldn't wait to stay at the B&B for a "mini-getaway". This is the perfect setting for bridal parties & pictures. The interior and exterior of their home is stunning. I also believe their home to be the perfect overnight stay for business guests attending business on the main line. Their home would accommodate the business planning meetings that are typically held in a conference center setting. My young boys enjoyed it as well. They loved everything from reading by the warm fire, hot chocolate for breakfast and every quaint detail that comes along with this beautiful home.
4,0 su gennaio 02, 2013
We spent 5 wonderful nights at the Wayne Bed & Breakfast Inn in mid-December while visiting our daughter in Wayne. Bob and Traudi are very welcoming and friendly hosts. All the breakfasts were delicious (the pancakes and French toast were the best we ever had). The bed in our room was so comfortable it was hard to get up in the morning. On our last morning, they kindly invited our daughter to join us for breakfast (banana and chocolate chip pancakes). We look forward to future visits.
4,6 su novembre 23, 2012
There is no question that Wayne B&B is a special place because of the charm of Traudi and Bob Thomason combined with the lovely decore and breakfast. The comfort level is outstanding and the gracious company was irreplaceable. This is a wonderful Inn. Ron Greenberg
4,8 su novembre 05, 2012
Thanks to Bob and Traudi for making our wedding weekend so special! I had such a relaxing evening alone the night before my wedding, and really was able to decompress the night before the big day. Then Kirk & I got to enjoy our first night and morning together as husband and wife in the lovely Strafford Room complete with delicious gourmet omelettes for breakfast! Traudi also took some beautiful photos of me in my gown throughout their lovely home, which has so many beautifully decorated rooms that make for many great photo opportunities. I would highly recommend Wayne B&B to any future bride and groom! Thank you again Bob & Traudi!
4,8 su ottobre 29, 2012
A wonderful two night stay at the Wayne Bed and Breakfast topped off our trip to the East Coast to visit our child at college. We prefer the B&B route to the usual hotel chain selections and were happy to find this gem. The B&B is in a gorgeous historic house with beautifully decorated rooms - each with a different decor theme. The rooms are good sized and very comfortable. The location is outstanding for visiting any of the colleges/universities in the area including Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Villanova. The B&B is also with walking distance of the town of Wayne, the Strafford Train Station, and, for the exercise minded, the amazing Radnor Trail is about a 10 minute walk away. Traudie and Bob are great hosts. They were very flexible with our timing for breakfast and offered a number of delicious options including omelets and healthy selections like yogurt and granola. We usually stay with old friends when we are in this area, but are happy to know that when we want something a little different, we can come back to our new friends at the Wayne B&B!
5 su ottobre 24, 2012
I recently had the opportunity to spend a night at the Wayne B&B. Found it to be a wonderful place. Beautiful house and grounds, comfortable rooms. The house and rooms were superbly maintained. Best part however was the owners. Very friendly and flexible. Although they have a nice dinning area for breakfast, I decided to be less formal and just eat in the kitchen so we could chat while they prepared my breakfast. Best part was I kept coming up with 'options' for my breakfast and they kept finding ways to comply :-). If you prefer B&Bs over conventional hotels, I can highly recommend the Wayne. If you have never stayed in a B&B, try the Wayne, you will never go back to a Marriott or Hilton again!
5 su settembre 05, 2012
We had a great stay with Bob and Traudi, only wish it could have been longer. The Wicker Room was perfect--great views. I had a wonderful early morning swim before breakfast. I told Traudi and everyone should start their day with a swim--the trees and birds were beautiful. Breakfast was wonderful and the guests staying there were fun to talk with. Would definitely recommend staying here. Wish we had more time to explore Wayne!
5 su settembre 05, 2012
I was visiting my friends in Wayne, Pennsylvania and we found this beautiful place to stay in for a night. I had a gorgeous room with dark wallpapers and flowers on it, wooden king-size bed and a lot of decorations. I felt myself very comfortable being in this cozy room, it reminded me of old Russian houses in countryside ( I'm from Russia) and I liked that feeling a lot. I want to say "Thank You" for Traudi and Bob for being so kind and hospitable to me, I've never been lonely!
5 su settembre 02, 2012
We spent 3 nights at the Wayne Bead & Breakfast and had a wonderful time. Innkeepers Traudi & Bob made us feel like friends visiting for a few days. The 19th Century Victorian house is well furnished and the grounds are beautiful. We enjoyed our breakfasts and chatting with the other guests before we headed out to tour gardens and Philadelphia museums. We will certainly stay here again. Dan H.
5 su agosto 01, 2012
The house was beautiful; the room was charming; the pool was amazing; the location was convenient, picturesque, and quiet; the hosts were delightful, kind, and accommodating. What else can we say--the perfect B & B!
4,2 su luglio 23, 2012
We encountered this B&B by happenstance; we sought a more intimate accommodation with a pool near to Haverford College. It was a gorgeous Main Line (huge) home with absolutely lovely gardens. I think I had one of the best sleeps in a year in the comfortable wicker room. Traudi and Bob are gems and bent over backwards to ensure our comfort and engaged in wonderful conversation. We would absolutely recommend a visit!
5 su luglio 15, 2012
We were in Philadelphia visiting our son for a week. We considered staying downtown Philly but decided on a B&B outside of Philly for a little more peace and relaxation. It was our first experience with a B&B and we were most pleasantly surprised. The Wayne B&B is an 1890 Victorian house surrounded by trees and flower gardens nestled in a quiet neighborhood of Wayne. Both the property and the house are very spacious and have a feeling of charm and elegance. The house has a beautiful wrap-around porch with lots of wicker furniture and even a porch swing. There is also a large pool and charming gazebo – very relaxing! The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated with just the right amount of convenience while maintaining the integrity of the Victorian style. Every morning we were greeted with a wonderful breakfast! The owners were very helpful in giving us ideas of what to see around Wayne and the surrounding area. The B&B is just a few minutes from Valley Forge so we spend a wonderful day there and rented bikes. There are all kinds of wonderful shops and restaurants in Wayne, just blocks from the B&B, so we ending up spending more time in Wayne than we did in Philly. One of the most relaxing days we spent there was visiting some of the lovely gardens in the area - one of which was Chanticleer Gardens - an historic estate and gardens that are simply wonderful to walk through – look for lots of whimsy as you stroll through the gardens! But back to the B&B – as lovely as the property was, the real joy in staying there was the hospitality and friendship extended by the owners Traudi & Bob. They are the most delightful people and they open their home up in such as way that you feel like you are a house guest just visiting friends. I could go on….but let me just end by saying if you are ever in the Philadelphia area – definitely treat yourself and take an extra day or two (or week!) and visit Traudi & Bob at the Wayne Bed and Breakfast! The Marions
5 su luglio 03, 2012
We both really enjoyed staying with Traudi and Bob, so much so that rather than passing through en route from Florida to Maine (boyfriend is a history buff, so we hit Philly then Valley Forge ) we stayed an extra night. It was very relaxing and just what we needed; to sit by the pool in the beautiful garden and have a glass of wine and take in all the lovely trees and well cared for home. Everyone in town was also super friendly in contrast especially to the dour attitude that all Philadelphians seem to possess. It seemed rather than a stay at a bed and breakfast that it was a stay at someone's house as invited guests. I was actually sad to leave because after a couple days as the only guests (they just opened) I actually felt i wanted to get to know our hosts better, especially Traudi, who besides being an excellent cook is obviously a mother hen and incredibly sweet. We will definitely be back.
5 su giugno 10, 2012
The first sense was a feeling of love put into conservation of a wonderful Victorian era building& beautiful landscaped gardens&plantings. Everything seems to be in the place where it should be&was meant to be. From the porch with white wicker furniture that's quite comfortable & a magnificent rose garden&courtyard with its roses as far as the eye can se in a very quiet neighborhood, the sounds of silence are only broken by the tweeting birds & babbling water coming from the “Fountain of Hope,” which is a wonderful place to sit and have that cup of coffee. A generous-sized swimming pool, an adjacent lounging area & gazebo with a variety of garden plantings with thoughtful placement of medieval statuary that one might find in a Victorian setting. The pool area has its portion of sun, but it also has its fair share of shade from its wonderful variety of very large trees.Now step into a quieter era of elegance that seems to have always been.But all was carefully selected furnishings-perfectly placed with wonderful artistic taste. Our guest room with its large ceilings had plenty of elbow room to stretch outside our canopy queen bed with its most comfortable tempurepedic mattress. With all its wonderful shopping, restaurants&historic places , when returning back to the Wayne B&B you realize you're coming back to a wonderful oasis to unwind and enjoy its amenities with all the rest of Wayne only a couple of streets away. You get to realize how much love and effort, they have put into an endeavor, a vision they want to share this world, and their hospitality which was most enjoyed by us and will always be remembered. We truly feel we've met some new friends - "you have a friend in Pennsylvania." Bruce & Janice