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Fairville Inn

506 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52) , Chadds Ford, PA 19357 USA (Show map)
241 Reviews
$175 - $305
per night

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The Fairville Inn is in the heart of the Brandywine Valley between Winterthur Museum and Longwood Gardens, and only minutes from the business district in Wilmington, Delaware. The Hagley, Brandywine River (Wyeth and Pyle collections), and Nemours Museums are also within minutes. Our 13 rooms and 2 suites are located in three buildings: the Main House (built in the early-mid 1800s), the Carriage House, and the Springhouse. Rooms begin at $175 per night (plus applicable taxes), which includes a full breakfast and afternoon tea. All rooms have a private bath, satellite TV, wireless internet, telephone, and individual heating and air-conditioning. Many rooms have a fireplace (seasonal) and most have a private deck/porch. All rooms have either a king- or queen-sized bed, some under a romantic canopy (one room has twin beds, which can be made into a king). Fine dining nearby. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.2

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Wonderful area

3.2 on December 13, 2014

Overall our stay was wonderful. We were greeted by our hosts and they proved to be very accomodating and pleasant. Laura was very informative regarding the restaurants and local attractions; printing off information and making reservations for us. We stayed in Springhouse with 3 other couples which was nice because we had the entire dwelling to ourselves. They are in bad need of renovation which should include updating the TVs but overall the bed was comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed the fireplace. There was a problem with plumbing in Springhouse that was not pleasant and when brought to Rick and Laura's attention, they took care of the problems and compensated us for the inconvenience.

Last minute, one night

3.2 on November 29, 2014

Emailed the B&B a few questions before booking and got a quick response (within hours), which was nice. Arrived around 6pm, after visiting area attractions. They do an afternoon cheese and tea, which we missed, but the hostess was kind enough to set the cheese out again for us and make us some tea, which we enjoyed in the rocking chairs on the front porch. Upon check in, they have you sign up for a time slot in which to attend breakfast in the morning. Having arrived later than everyone else, all the later slots were taken, which meant getting up way earlier than we'd have liked in order to have the breakfast. The breakfast was scrambled eggs with veggies, but seemed more like a quiche, but it was good. Since it was last minute and we weren't going to be spending a lot of time there, we opted for the least expensive room. Room was in the main house, 2nd floor, back corner, so it was quiet and cozy. I am not a fan of carpeting, and feel that in general the room and its bathroom could use a little updating. Unless we are 100% in love a place, we rarely return, but instead try out other places in the area next time. If we ever did book here again, we'd prob spring for the suite or cottage rooms. Overall, pleased with the location and stay for the price.

The ambiance of the Inn is friendly and has a lovely European feeling to it. The room we stayed in was beautiful. It would have been better for my back (pinched nerve) if the mattress had a bit more give to it and molded to the back. Otherwise, the staff was lovely, so very kind and friendly.

4.6 on November 09, 2014

We appreciated the lovely antiques and paintings decorating the living and dining area. We plan to make trips to this region often now and plan to stay at your Inn.

November 2014 visit

4.6 on November 09, 2014

We were looking for a weekend away to relax. Stayed one night and it was lovely. For me, its the little details that count and these hosts did that- soft towels in the bathroom, nice-size bedrooms (bath was small but it's an old home), lovely tea in the afternoon and great breakfast. Hosts made sure we were set for dinner reservations and at breakfast, gave us suggestions of where to go.

July Visit to the Fairville Inn

4.8 on July 16, 2014

We are looking forward to going back in the near future. We had a lovely stay and enjoyed our host, hostess and resident dog.

Such a delightful stay!

5 on July 10, 2014

Two of my cousins and I get together in different parts of the country once a year for a catch-up visit. Fairville Inn is the nicest place we have stayed. Our beautifully decorated suite in the Carriage House was clean and quiet with a lovely view from its small balcony. I took an early morning walk before breakfast around the unexpectedly spacious grounds, discovering two charming lawn chairs and a stone bench beneath large trees overlooking a lovely pond where deer were grazing in the morning light. Such a special place! We will certainly be coming back again.

Loved the Fairview Inn B&B

5 on July 05, 2014

We were very impressed with the staff and quality of the Fairville Inn. Very nice people, and beautiful rooms! Don't miss Ozzie the blue eyed dog. What a sweetie! Thanks to all those that made our visit so special! :-) Mike Sutton

Elegant, yet comfortable

5 on April 25, 2014

This was our second stay at the Fairville Inn. It was chilly each morning this stay, but the Innkeepers had a wonderful fire burning each evening and morning in the living room just outside of our room. The breakfasts were exceptional, and we were given a choice of offerings! The bed and surroundings were very comfortable. I felt right at home because they had the same Williamsburg coverlet and soft pillows we enjoy in Ohio. Fresh flowers everywhere! Afternoon tea a real plus!

They thought of everything...

4.8 on March 19, 2014

My elderly mother and I stay in a bed and breakfast about once a year, and our experiences have been "mixed." But the Carros really understand how to do hospitality: all was in good repair, our room was spacious and charming without being "fussy", the bathroom was modern and well-appointed, the food (tea and breakfast) was excellent, and there was just the right amount of interaction with the owner and staff so that we felt cared for, but not "hovered over". The pictures on their website convinced me of the Fairville Inn's charm, but the reality of our stay was even better. The Inn is very conveniently located for Brandywine Valley adventures, there are plenty of good places to eat nearby, and they will make you special desserts late in the evening. Check out Main Floor 1 - it has double doors for sound insulation from the living areas, windows on two sides, and its own little deck.

Fairville Inn Stay

3.4 on December 17, 2013

This was our third stay at the Fairville Inn, our first in the winter, and we enjoyed it as always. The innkeepers are wonderfully friendly; the rooms clean, cozy and well-appointed. The bed was very comfy. We have high expectations when it comes to B&B's, so that's why the "Met expectations" ratings. The only improvement we could suggest would be to better moderate the room temperature. Even when the temp for the unit was set at 62, it came on quite often and kept the room very warm -- too warm to enjoy the fireplace as much as we would have liked.

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Rooms & Rates

Springhouse 2

On 1st floor of Springhouse. Has king-sized bed, deck, and fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Springhouse 3

On 2nd floor of Springhouse. Has queen-sized canopied bed, deck, and fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Springhouse 4

On 2nd floor of Springhouse. Has queen-sized canopied bed, deck, and fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage House 1

1-Flr,K, Shower Priv. Entrance, King, Shower (2-Pe cathedral ceiling, deck, fireplace, entrance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage House 2

On 1st floor of Carriage House. Has queen-sized canopied bed, deck, and private entrance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage House 3

On 1st floor. Has king-sized canopied bed, cathedral ceiling, deck, fireplace, & private entrance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage House 4

On 2nd floor. Has queen-sized canopied bed, double sinks, and private deck.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Suite 1

On 1st floor of CH. King-sized canopied bed, sitting room, fireplace, & private deck.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Suite 2

On 2nd floor of CH. King-sized canopied bed, doub sinks, sitting room, private deck, & fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Main House 1

On first floor of Main House and has a queen-sized bed with 1/2 canopy and private deck.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Main House 2

On second floor of Main House and has a queen-sized bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Main House 3

On the second floor of Main House and has twin beds.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Main House 4

On second floor of Main House and has queen-sized canopied bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Main House 5

On second floor of Main House and has a queen-sized bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Springhouse 1

On 1st floor of Springhouse. Has a king-sized canopied bed, deck, fireplace, and private entrance

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Countryside, Wine country


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Please see "Directions" on our website.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Longwood Gardens, Nemours, Winterthur Museum, Brandywine Battlefield, Brandywine River Museum, Hagley Museum, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Computer, Fireplace

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Canoeing, Golfing, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3 pm-8:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No $250 charge for smoking in any building.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: A two-night minimum required on most weekends and holidays.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Required deposit: one-half of the reserved nights, rounded down in the case of an odd number of nights.
  • Cancellations: If you cancel your reservation 10 or more days before the date of arrival, your deposit will be refunded in full, less a cancellation fee of $20 per room reserved. If you cancel your reservation less than 10 days before the date of arrival, you are responsible for the entire amount of reserved time, except to the extent we are able to re-book the cancelled room(s). A reservation made 9 or fewer days before the date of arrival is considered a guaranteed reservation and you are responsible for the entire amount of reserved time except to the extent we are able to re-book your room(s). The only exceptions are if an airport you are traveling through is closed, service is suspended on a rail line you are traveling, or if law enforcement authorities along your driving route are recommending that travelers stay off the roads due to severe weather conditions. In these cases, we will charge your credit card for any balance due and gladly provide you with a Fairville Inn gift certificate for the full amount of your reserved time valid for one year. The Gift Certificate is transferrable. If your reservation is for 3 or more rooms, for a holiday period, or during a local special event, the same cancellation policy applies, except that the cancellation period is 30 days. Holiday periods are February 12-16, Memorial Day Weekend (Friday – Monday), July 2-6, Labor Day Weekend (Friday – Monday), Thanksgiving week (Sunday – Saturday), and December 23 – January 2. Special Local events include Winterthur’s Point-to-Point Weekend (usually early May), and the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival (usually mid-September). Please visit our website .fairvilleinn for additional information.



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  • Time Served: M-F 7-9; S & S 8-10
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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506 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52) , Chadds Ford, PA 19357 USA (Show map)

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