Pennsbury Inn

883 Baltimore Pike , Chadds Ford, PA 19317 USA (Show map)


The Pennsbury Inn's five sitting rooms, seven bedrooms, dining rooms and eight acres of landscaped grounds comfortably blend colonial heritage with casual elegance.A study done a few years ago by a well known historical architect and six Penn grad students, reveals much of the Inn's past. The inn is a large but cozy retreat with uneven floorboards, slanted doorways, winding staircases and walk-in fireplaces. On acreage purchased from William Penn's Commissioners, the Inn's original dwelling house was erected in 1714. It was enlarged mid-century by a stone and brick addition and in the 19th century with a clapboard extension. Until recently a private home, owners Cheryl and Chip Grono have returned the structure to its 1800's role as a country inn. Let Cheryl turn down your covers and leave a home baked goody on your pillow and start you off the next morning with a sumptuous breakfast on your next special trip to the romantic Brandywine Valley. All the rooms have feather beds, modern baths, phones, computer modems & wireless, as well as cable TV.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Perfect B&B experience

5 on April 09, 2016

We had never visited the Brandywine region so we were pleasantly surprised by this lovely, historic B&B! We were celebrating a decade birthday and the Pennsbuy Inn was perfect in every way! The house was so beautiful and quaint and the gardens were gorgeous! The owners did everything to make our stay a memorable one. The breakfasts each morning were the best I have ever had at a B&B and we appreciated the variety and the excellence. The owners were available if needed but we still enjoyed the utmost privacy and were able to visit in one of several parlors in the home. The rooms were spotless and well decorated and the cleaning staff were impeccable! I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone! It is lovely, the owners are helpful and welcoming and the Inn is within close driving distance to everything in the Brandywine area. We hope to return and stay here again!

Innkeeper Response
We loved having you four "Southern Belles" at our inn. You were so sweet and fun. It's so nice to know that we pleased you and therefore met our goal! Lupe was thrilled with your very generous tips, left in each room and she hopes that you'll come back. So do Chip and I.

Good Weekend

4.4 on March 19, 2016

Great room in a 300 year old home. Service on site was terrific and the food was very good. Chip gave us plenty of great options to keep us busy over the two day stay.

Innkeeper Response
Chip is so glad that he was able to steer you towards some of our great attractions and activities. Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review.

Simply Beautiful

5 on March 18, 2016

Charm. Warmth. Character. Everything one would hope for in a B&B. Chip, the owner was gracious, helpful, and cheerful. The house is the "real deal" in terms of Early American decor. Huge stone fireplace and heavy planked long tables. Excellent breakfast, great coffee, and you gonna' love Tucker the little dog. We'll be back !

Innkeeper Response
Wow! I'm so glad that you were pleased with your choice for a stay. Even though I was out grocery shopping, doing errands, or visiting my elderly aunt when you were at the inn and not out exploring or having dinner, I can tell you appreciated my touches. Tucker is as pleased as we are, that you'll be returning.

a very pleasant stay

4.6 on February 24, 2016

The hosts were outstanding people whose knowledge of the area and its attractions helped considerably to make our visit to the area an enjoyable one. The room was exceptionally clean, which is no small feat in a building as old as this one is. There were snacks at all hours, games, and the fireplace was perfect for a cold winter's night. We look forward to returning there in the future.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words. We'll look forward to seeing you again.

Cozy and Historic

4.2 on February 16, 2016

The Pennsbury Inn is right in the center of the Brandywine Valley near all the major attractions. If you like history you'll have a wonderful stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

Lovely accommodations and wonderful hosts

4.4 on January 23, 2016

Chip and Cheryl couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. The Longwood Room was attractive and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, and it was relaxing to sit by the fire with a cup of coffee. The gardens were a delight to wander through, even over the New Year's weekend. We will be back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kindness in doing a review. If you liked my gardens in the winter, you must come back to see them in Spring, Summer & Fall. I know that you'll be delighted.

Brandywine Valley Getaway

3.6 on January 22, 2016

Excellent inn to stay for a short getaway. The sign to the establishment is difficult to see, but once you get there, it is quite charming.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your nice words. I'm sure that Chip explained that the township does not allow a larger sign, therefore we have lights all around. You may have forgotten your confirmation which has very specific details on how to find us.

Great Service

4.2 on January 05, 2016

Very nice hosts who go out of their way to be helpful in any way possible. The rooms are charming and that B&B way with lots of stuff. They were clean and considering all the knick knacks, weren't dusty. The bathroom was clean too. The people were lovely who work there. It was fun to look around the house. I did not dine - but was required to give a score - so they are getting a high one.

Innkeeper Response
Wow, you must have smelled my late night baking to have given us such a high score, without any tasting. Thank you!!

A wonderful stay

5 on December 25, 2015

Had a great stay in a wonderful old house. The inn is located so close to so many interesting sites.

Innkeeper Response
I've had trouble seeing reviews online, so I apologize for the lateness in my reply. I'm glad that you enjoyed my 300 year old home and I'm sure that you'll want to come back to see the attractions that you missed.

Pennsbury Inn B&B

4.4 on November 27, 2015

Hosts were gracious. Accommodations charming as expected from a historical building of this nature. Enjoyable conversations with fellow travelers, some from as far away as Kentucky. Closeness to Brandywine battlefield a real plus for history buffs.

Innkeeper Response
We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and your fellow guests. There are so many historic sites, besides the Brandywine Battlefield within minutes of the inn, that you must plan on returning.

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Rooms & Rates

General Lafayette

King 4 poster canopy bed. From 1714, private winder staircase to the room. The ultimate in Charm

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

1 Winterthur

Queen suite. Simply put - our OOOH - AAAH Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Four Seasons

King 4 Poster bed Walk-in closet. Big Bed, Bigger TV, Bigger Closet- great for an extended stay

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Daniel Webster

Queen antique brass bed. Historic Quaker Woodwork over Fireplace, Great Shower Bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Twin beds or King. Very Flexible- Can be two twin beds or for an additional $10 fee we lock them into a king. Either way very charming

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

John Marshall

Queen bed, Hall bath. Very quiet, The PRIVATE Bath is just a few feet down the hall. A great value

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Guest Room

Double 4 poster bed, No bath with this room! There is a Powder Room downstairs. The room is usually used when traveling with others who take an adjoining room with a bath. Can be a real bargain, that way.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double


Lafayette parlor only

  • Maximum Capacity: 48

z Parlor +

Parlor in conjunction w/ other rooms

  • Maximum Capacity: 50

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Location Type

Casinos/Racetrack, Museums, Colonial historical area, Gardens, Revlutionary War Battlefield, Antique/Outlet Shopping, Countryside, Small town, Suburban, Village, Wine country


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Please check out our web site for detailed directions. Drive slowly, watch for our small yellow sign with flag flying over it as the inn is not visible from the road.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Amish,Baldwin's Book Barn, Brandywine Battlefield, Other DuPont Family Museums & Mansions, Winterthur Museum, Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum of Art- Wyeth art & much more., Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Clothes dryer, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , 4 acres landscaped w/ formal gardens, Putting green, Outdoor games, 4 acres of wooded trails, Fish pond, Reflecting pool

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Amish country, Antiquing,Philadelphia ,Lancaster & Reading outlets, Old Historic Newcastle, Historic Philadelphia, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade

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  • Check In:: 3-6 pm or call
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Limited outside area available
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well behaved children who can respect antiques & collectible
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Ask about possibility of using the innkeepers as babysitters
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required One dog per night-must sign a pet contract, have vaccines
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends preferred, 3 nights on holiday weekends preferred
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st night payable by cash, check, or credit card.
  • Cancellations: Pay 1 night deposit at time of booking, if canceled 10 days or more before (2 weeks for stays involving a holiday), the deposit is refunded,if less than 10/14 days no refund, unless we re-book the room and then there is only a $25. rebooking fee. If the room is not rebooked the deposit may be used on a future visit of one extra day than the original booking.



Cheryl Grono

Languages spoken

Limited French, Limited German, English

Resident Pets

Dogs , Havanese-Tucker

About the innkeepers

Extensive US and international travel, Natural Gardening, Cooking & Baking, Nature, Crafts, Quilting, Fitness & leisure walking, Fine Arts, Woodworking and Pets

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Full Country

  • Time Served: M-F-8-9:30,S-S-9-10:30 or ????
  • Serving Location: Private parlor when available, Gardens or patio, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Milk free, Vegan, Low salt,Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Cheryl's Special Egg Wraps
Rich and creamy scrambled eggs, topped with a choice of carmelized red and green peppers & sweet onions,sauteed mushrooms and a mixure of three different grated cheeses. These can be garnished with fruit sauce and/or fruit salsa, as well as special seasonal treats,and is served on a fresh, often homemade, soft flour tortilla, making this our most asked for breakfast entree.