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Pennsbury Inn

883 Baltimore Pike , Chadds Ford, PA 19317 USA (Show map)
4.4
103 Reviews
$100 - $235
per night

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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
  • Dining4.4

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Historic Inn

5 on October 14, 2014

Walking into the Pennsbury Inn is a bit like stepping back in time.In each room, the graceful antiques and warm accessories evoke an era so different from our own. Listening to the wind in the trees at night, greeting the day with a walk through the gardens, and enjoying the company of fellow travelers and the innkeepers: what could possibly make it better? When I come back, I'll plan to eat much more of the homemade granola and play some Bach on the piano in the parlor.


Wonderful!!

5 on August 31, 2014

Love this place! Would stay here again, wonderful gardens, great breakfast lovely hosts. The room was clean and cozy, the house is very historical and the hosts are always willing to give you a tour and answer any questions about it. The dog Tucker was also a delight to have around! :)

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We'd certainly love to see you again and Tucker is always eager for friends to come back. After all you can never have too much petting!!


Great stay!

5 on June 28, 2014

A charming inn with beautiful--waterfalls, pond, and perennials abound with many places to sit and enjoy. The rooms are delightful, and the bathrooms are well appointed with wonderful products. There are many options for breakfast and a flexible timeframe. The innkeepers could not be more accommodating and helpful--making dinner reservations, providing directions and local information. This is my second stay in three months. There is also a lovely, homey parlor that can be reserved for a group of family or friends.


my stay

3.4 on May 25, 2014

Very cozy, welcoming and pleasant. I would definitely stay here again. The inn keeper was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend that they improve the signage. It was difficult to see from one direction. We missed it, but then saw it when coming from the other direction.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to do a review. You are absolutely right about the signage, but we have exactly what the township allows. In fact our sign is actually, a little larger than allowed-believe it or not. That is why we give very specific directions, including mileage and landmarks on our confirmations.


Very friendly

3.0 on April 30, 2014

I was a bit disappointed with the location as it sits on a very busy road. The backyard was very nice though and I forgot where I was. I love old houses and this one did not disappoint. The breakfast was not the best I have had (only eggs served which I do not eat).

Innkeeper Response
I apologize for not responding sooner, but somehow I missed this review. Most people find that 4 acres of gardens compensates for being on a highway, as you did. Of course any house built 300 years ago, by people of means, would be on the major thoroughfare of the time. I'm very sorry to hear that you didn't like the breakfast. As we do not have a commercial kitchen and do not have a restaurant, we always ask on our confirmation and on our registration form about eating differences. I'm so sorry that this guest did not communicate her needs so that we could have made her happier.


Great Time

5 on October 08, 2013

Even the proximity to the road didn't bother our stay. We had a wonderful room overlooking the beautiful garden. Everything in the room was tasteful and clean.The breakfasts were outstanding. We walked through the garden. Directions and information about local restaurants and attractions was appreciated. We had a wonderful time.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Pennsbury Inn and for your kind words. We strive to accommodate all of our guest’s needs and treat all as part of our family, so it’s nice to hear that we’ve hit our mark.


Loved Every Minute!

5 on September 08, 2013

This is truly the best bed and breakfast I have ever had the pleasure of staying at. Chip and Cheryl go above and beyond to make the stay an unforgettable and pleasurable one. Every detail is paid attention to and nothing goes overlooked. I was astounded at everything. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone!!!


Enjoyable experience in Chadd's Ford.

3.6 on August 17, 2013

We spent a pleasant two days at the Pennsbury Inn. Our hosts were gracious and helpful, our room comfortable and pleasant, and the gardens were beautiful. I would definitely return if ever in that part of PA again.


Great Stay at Pennsbury Inn

4.4 on August 05, 2013

The Pennsbury Inn is in a perfect location for viewing the Brandywine River Valley. So close to the gardens, homes and art of the area. The hosts are most welcoming and there are so many great details in the home and the beautiful garden.


Outstanding bed and breakfast!

5 on June 27, 2013

My husband gets up early in the morning and he loved walking in the garden.


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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

1 Winterthur

Queen suite. Simply put - our OOOH - AAAH Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Four Seasons

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Daniel Webster

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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

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

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

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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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi

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.


Details

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

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