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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
Countryside, Wine country
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 30 miles
Please see "Directions" on our website.
Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Longwood Gardens, Nemours, Winterthur Museum, Brandywine Battlefield, Brandywine River Museum, Hagley Museum, Vineyard, Winery
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Canoeing, Golfing, Sight-seeing