Pennsbury Inn

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


An excellent place to stay!

5 on October 22, 2015

Chip and Cheryl are wonderful hosts that made our time very special! 5 stars all the way!

Innkeeper Response
Gee whiz! A few words that say so much!


Can't wait to return!

5 on September 30, 2015

Just a little over 2 hours' drive from Washington, feels like a world away. The inn and the grounds are charming, and the innkeepers' relaxed vibe belies their very thorough attention to detail. I've stayed several times and look forward to returning for more great food, lovely rooms, fascinating history of the inn and the area, and convenient access to Brandywine Valley attractions. Note for those like me: Very comfortable for a woman of a certain age traveling solo!


Just booked my third stay

5 on May 18, 2015

Lovely historic property in a beautifully landscaped setting. Very close to Longwood Gardens, the Brandywine River Museum and many other cultural and culinary attractions. Good food, personal but not intrusive personal accommodations, comfortable furnishings (including excellent towels and bed linens!), and wonderful innkeepers. I've stayed here twice and have already booked another, longer stay.

Innkeeper Response
We're certainly glad that you're coming back and promise to make your next stay even better!!


Friendly, Comfortable and well-located

5 on April 12, 2015

We could only stay one night, but would have loved to stay longer and enjoy the home and gardens. Wonderful breakfast, tasty evening treat, and plenty of interesting aspects of the home to poke around in. Thanks for being so hospitable, Chip and Cheryl.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your lovely comments and taking the time to make them. We certainly hope that you'll be able to return again and make it a longer stay.


Wonderful stay in Chadds Ford

4.6 on February 10, 2015

I brought my boyfriend with me on business to visit Winterthur Gardens Library and we chose Pennsbury Inn as our hotel. It is very reasonably priced for the area (better than the hotels) and you get the benefit of spending your free time in beautifully decorated rooms with huge fireplaces and a lovely view of the outdoors. The location is great, the parking ample and safe. The hosts were very generous and kind. Cheryl's baking is amazing and Chip's breakfasts were lovely. We had a great time and highly recommend you visit too!


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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

Longwood

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

Parlor

Lafayette parlor only

  • Maximum Capacity: 48

z Parlor +

Parlor in conjunction w/ other rooms

  • Maximum Capacity: 50

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Location

Location Type

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

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

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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Meals

Breakfast

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.