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.
4.0 on June 30, 2016
The inn and the grounds were delightful. If you enjoy colonial buildings this is the place for you. The innkeepers were friendly, helpful and breakfast was delicious and plenty. The rooms were comfortable and beautiful decorated.
How sweet of you to take the time to do a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed the inn and felt comfortable and well fed.
4.6 on June 29, 2016
We chose to rent at this Bed and Breakfast for a mid week getaway to honor our 25th wedding anniversary. A little time off work, a short drive from Philadelphia, and it was all doable. The directions were very accurate, but you have to look carefully for the flag and entrance. Not hard to see, but you have to pay attention. There was too much road noise from Hwy 1 when we were in the parking lot, but in the house and in our room we were not bothered at all. Strolling through the garden we commented that we must have adjusted, because we were not troubled by the traffic then. The host, Chip, called to confirm the reservation and to answer any questions we might have before going down. this level of attention was consistent with our stay. He provided a thorough introduction on arrival, and then announced he would leave us alone to ourselves....and did so. We toured the grounds, saw a fawn on the other side of the fencing, rocked in the hammock, and went upstairs to lay down awhile. The room (the Marshall) was quiet and the bed was comfortable. Chip is a wealth of information about the local area, and he has brochures of every local attraction. He offered to help us get tickets to Longwood Gardens, but we did not intend to go there. He gave us some recommendations for dinner that turned out well. j Breakfast of fresh fruit salad and an egg scrambled with carmelized onions in a flour tortilla was filling and refreshing, the coffee good, and the capuchinno tasty. All and all a delightful stay.
Thank you for all your wonderful comments. I'm so glad that fawn was on the other side of the fence. They do often manage to get in and nibble my flowers. Thank goodness I have 4 acres of gardens, so they would have to nibble a great deal, to really upset me!!!
4.6 on June 19, 2016
Lovely place, quiet with beautiful gardens. Wish we could have spent more time!
I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time here and you'll obviously have to return!
3.2 on June 04, 2016
Chip and Cheryl pay attention to detail! Friendly , helpful for exploring area. Cheryl keeps their garden beautiful. Some reviewers say house is cluttered. I'd say a bit, but it's a comfortable place. Also when you arrive and are looking for the drive, go slow and look carefully. A neat tucked away place.
Comfort is my major aim and guests have taught me, that one person's clutter is another's treasure.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
Thank you so much for your kind words. We'll look forward to seeing you again.
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.
Thank you so much for your kind review. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
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.
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.
King 4 poster canopy bed. From 1714, private winder staircase to the room. The ultimate in Charm
Queen suite. Simply put - our OOOH - AAAH Room
King 4 Poster bed Walk-in closet. Big Bed, Bigger TV, Bigger Closet- great for an extended stay
Queen antique brass bed. Historic Quaker Woodwork over Fireplace, Great Shower Bath
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
Queen bed, Hall bath. Very quiet, The PRIVATE Bath is just a few feet down the hall. A great value
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.
Lafayette parlor only
Parlor in conjunction w/ other rooms
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
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.
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
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
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
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
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
Limited French, Limited German, English
Dogs , Havanese-Tucker
Extensive US and international travel, Natural Gardening, Cooking & Baking, Nature, Crafts, Quilting, Fitness & leisure walking, Fine Arts, Woodworking and Pets
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Milk free, Vegan, Low salt,Gluten Free
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.