Wayne Bed & Breakfast Inn

211 Strafford Avenue , Wayne, PA 19087 USA (Show map)


Majors universities in the area, including Villanova University, Haverford College, Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College, Eastern University, Cabrini College, and Valley Forge Military Academy. A Short drive to Devon Horse Show, Valley Forge National Park, Chanticleer Gardens, Jenkins & Morris Arboretum, Longwood Gardens and Amish County. 15 miles west of Philly and a 2 block walk to the R5 train which goes directly to the heart of Philadelphia, we welcome you to the historic WAYNE BED & BREAKFAST INN. Built at the turn of the century in the Arts & Crafts Victorian style, the Wayne B&B offers an elegant and tranquil stay in a historic 1890 home with modern amenities of WIFI, air conditioning and a 50 foot swimming pool. Five bedrooms retaining the charm and character of an earlier century are filled with style and grace. This classic Victorian beauty, nestled in the heart of Wayne and only blocks from downtown and the train, will charm you at every turn. This private garden retreat is located on a quiet street just minutes from the heart of the historic village of Wayne. We are 15 miles from Center City Philadelphia and a short drive to Valley Forge and Amish Country, Our location offers easy highway access from major highway routes (PA Turnpike, Rt 476, Rt 202) and within a two-block walk of the SEPTA regional rail with direct train service into Philadelphia. Hier wird Deutsch gesprochen.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Visit September 2015

5 on September 22, 2015

This was definitely the best B&B we have visited - the house was amazing and meticulously furnished. The hosts were extremely warm and willing to do anything to help where they could. The accomodations were great - we both slept very well and it was very quiet What puts this over the top is their amazing bulldog - Very friendly (but doesn't jump) and fun to watch all of her antics. Thanks for a great experience

Wonderful hospitality!

5 on September 15, 2015

Traudi and Bob are wonderful hosts! Delicious breakfasts, beautiful grounds, and very friendly guests were encountered! We had lots of laughs as well as restful times sitting on the front porch! We have family that lives right in the area, but why stay with them when we can be pampered and spoiled here!


5 on August 20, 2015

Lovely accomodations with charming hosts. Our new home away from home!

Lovely Bed and Breakfast

5 on August 11, 2015

Beautiful house on a quiet street. Friendly, helpful host who makes delicious breakfasts. Well worth the visit.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind words. The two of you were a pleasure to host.

Wonderful Hospitality and location

4.4 on April 27, 2015

We had a wonderful time during our short stay at Wayne Bed & Breakfast thanks to the warm welcome by Bob and his wife. They welcomed us upon our arrival, made us reservations at the perfect place for dinner, were available for our every need, kind, and thoughtful. Bob made us a delicious breakfast in the morning. Chatted with our children. It was all around a good experience. Our beds were comfortable. It was like being in a home away from home and we hope to return one day. Wayne is a charming town with fun shopping and restaurants.

Truly Beautiful Inn and Great Experience

4.8 on October 20, 2014

We made reservations at this B&B based on the website and were pleasantly surprised at how the stay met our expectations. We were greeted by the owners who were gracious hosts. They showed us to a beautiful room with a view of the fall leaves changing colors and treated us to a home-cooked breakfast in the morning. It is very nice of them to open their home to lucky guests like us! Hope to stay there again soon!

Great Hosts!

4.6 on October 08, 2014

Our stay was very pleasant. The room was clean & comfortable, and Bob gave great recommendations on where to go for dinner. Unfortunately, because we stayed over Sunday night, the town was mostly closed by 4pm. Otherwise, it's a charming place (inn & town) to visit. I'd like to come back in warmer weather and really enjoy the grounds. They served us the English breakfast and what a feast it was! Delicious!

Conversation and Hospitality

4.6 on September 22, 2014

I was in town for Parents Weekend. My husband could not come at the last minute. I was lucky to have booked this lovely B&B. Bob and Traudi were welcoming and I felt right at home. I was spoiled with conversation and hospitality. I hope to make this a Parents Weekend tradition.

Can't wait to stay there again!

5 on July 28, 2014

The Wayne Bed and Breakfast Inn was beautiful. It was classy with antique yet comfortable furniture, yet still had the air conditioning, private bathroom, and all the amenities of the 21st century. The bed was perhaps the most comfortable bed I have EVER slept in - including my own. Breakfast was made to order through conversation of learning exactly what we like and the coffee was simply excellent. Most B&Bs of this age are creaky, overgrown with ivy, and even smell old. The Wayne B&B is maintained in a pristine manner (you even take off your shoes when entering) and everything was spotless and fresh. Even the landscaping looked like it was out of Better Homes and Gardens. Traudi & Bob Thomason are the Innkeepers and they are wonderful hosts. One the best points of our stay was just sitting and talking with Bob about 'things' - our lives and his life. He's a very interesting and intelligent gentleman. I can't wait to create an excuse for us to stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
The best part of being a B&B Innkeeper are the Guests, especially the ones that engage in discussions and are eager to learn about our wonderful area. I look forward to our next conversation.

Great Customer Service

5 on June 03, 2014

Our church had a client flying in that needed special local accommodations that made him feel welcomed and at home. Also, permitted him to walk to local restaurants and businesses so he could explore the area and get to know the people. Wayne B&B was perfect. It is a beautiful Inn, located in a residential neighborhood but convenient to local businesses. During the busiest time of year Main Line Horse Show) Bob was very accommodating and maintained communication through out the reservation. I appreciated the personal customer service. Thank you Truadi and Bob!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, Mary. It was a great pleasure to work with you and your candidate was very enjoyable. Bob

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Rooms & Rates

Pennsylvania Room

A king-sized antique post bed with overhead ceiling fan and built-in desk area with ceiling cut in dramatic lines. Two windows ensure that light brightens your day. Adjoining ensuite private bath, shower, and sink c.

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

Nightly Rate: $329 - $329

Wayne Wicker Suite

A king-sized bed complements this room, basking in natural light of two walls of tall windows overlooking the brilliant gardens and pool. Take in the sunset or share a glass of wine in this wonderful room. Unwind from a long day or watch the sunrise from this beautiful vantage point capturing the tranquil setting of the spectacular gardens. Inviting the natural beauty of the outside in, this accommodation has a small kitchenette with mini-fridge, toaster, and sink along with overhead ceiling fan . A private bath includes a shower and two twin sinks.

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

Nightly Rate: $359 - $359

Mainline Room

Full-size antique bed adorned in hand-painted finish reminiscent of the Art & Crafts period adorns this lovely room with overhead ceiling fan . This room boasts charming architectural lines and three tall windows ensure that light brightens your day with us.
An adjoining en suite private bath, shower, and sink connects directly to the bedroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $319 - $319

Strafford Suite

A highly carved four post king-size BED with exquisite antique bureau circa mid-19th century adorns the room. The elegant master suite is grand and spacious with neutral decor and features a bay of windows. Three tall Victorian windows ensure that light brightens your day with us.
Adjoining en suite private bath with marbled tile, over sized Jacuzzi , sink , brass swan-ornamental fixtures with separate shower, connects directly to the bedroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $379 - $379

Valley Forge Room

A metal four post king-size BED with exquisite antique wardrobe circa mid-19th century adorns the room. 
Adjoining en suite private bath with sink , separate shower, connects directly to the bedroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $329 - $329

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Location Type

Colleges - Villanova, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Colleges - Swarthmore, Cabrini, Eastern, Devon Horse Show, Chanticleer Gardens, Longwood Gardens, Small town, Suburban, Village


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Exit 13 off Route 476, west on Route 30, right on Strafford Ave, to 211 Strafford Ave.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Valley Forge National Park, Chanticleer Gardens, Longwood Gardens, Barnes Foundation, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Hier wird Deutsch gesprochen.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Chanticleer Gardens, Longwood, Jenkins, Morris, Chanticleer Gardens, Longwood, Jenkins, Morris, Chanticleer Gardens, Longwood, Jenkins, Morris, Chanticleer Gardens, Longwood, Jenkins, Morris, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Yes Available Babysitter
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: We would like to share the details of our CANCELLATION POLICY. If you need to cancel your reservation within 45 days of your scheduled arrival, we will make every attempt to rebook the room(s), and if we are able to do so successfully, you will incur no charges. However, if we are not able to rebook the nights that you booked, we reserve the right to charge the full reservation rate to the credit card provided to us at the time the reservation was originally made.



Traudi and Bob Thomason

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Gardening, Family Vacation, Biking, Yoga, Ballroom Dance, Marathons, Running, Traveling, Reading, Music,

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  • Time Served: 7:30 AM to 10:00AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free, Vegan

Signature Dish

Greek Omelet
Four eggs with Feta Cheese, Black Olives, Sundried Tomatoes, and Fresh Basil with Baked Ham or Sausage and Muffins or Specialty Breads