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.
5 on October 22, 2015
Chip and Cheryl are wonderful hosts that made our time very special! 5 stars all the way!
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!
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.
We're certainly glad that you're coming back and promise to make your next stay even better!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Thank you so much for your lovely words evoking exactly the ambiance that I strive for. We anxiously await your return!
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! :)
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Brandywine Valley's Autumn may not be as well known as New England's, but we're a whole lot closer for many of you. Since land conservancy is big around here, we haven't had developers cutting down all the trees, and therefore we have lots variety so, we've got lots of color. We also have lots of farms where you can pick your own apples, and shop for doughnuts and cider to go with them. It's not so hot now so you can hike or bicycle the area's great trails, fish or enjoy the area gardens in comfort. All of the great attractions (Longwood Gardens, Winterthur and the Brandywine River Museum to name a few) are still here with new displays, so be sure to plan enough days to do it all. Come, relax & enjoy & save 20% off each night.P.S.- the Nemours mansion is already doing Christmas tours!! Please contact the inn directly at 1 8883881435 to redeem this deal.