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.
The Winterthur Suite, with its casement flanked central Palladian window overlooking the gardens and Nina Campbell wallpaper, has a private entrance hallway, a queen bed, electric fireplace and full private bath. Wireless internet access, tv, telephone, turndown with snack, and coffeemaker. This is the most requested suite, often from couples looking to celebrate their wedding night or an anniversary.
Nightly Rate: $205-$235
The Four Seasons Room, with Pierre Deux wallpaper portraying seasonal scenes, has a king bed, a private shower bath and a garden view. Amenities include a walk-in closet with refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Wireless internet access, tv, & turn-down with snack. Extensive view of side and rear, gardens
Nightly Rate: $195-$215
A large room in the oldest portion of the house c.1714.Room contains a king-sized bed and a day bed and is therefore suitable for three adults. A decorative fireplace with a firestove insert, is not visible in this picture. Designer wallpaper, orig. wide floorboards, private shower bath, and a private winder staircase add to the charm of this room. Available as an Up & Down suite with the parlor below for an additional charge. Wireless internet access, tv, telephone, turndown with snack, refrigerator & coffee maker.Extensive reflecting pool, fish pond and rear gardens view.
Nightly Rate: $190-$210
Twin beds that can be made into a king sized bed and a light airy feel are the attractions of this room, named for the number 1 attraction of the area.Wireless internet access, tv, telephone and turndown with snack.Front gardens view.
Nightly Rate: $160-$180
The Daniel Webster Room, with original 1759 paneled mantel and decorative fireplace with an electric firestove insert, a massive antique queen, brass bed and private shower bath.Wireless internet access, tv, telephone and turndown with snack. Three window view of the front gardens.
Nightly Rate: $160-$185
The John Marshall Room, has an antique spool Queen Bed and dresser, a fireplace with an electric firestove insert and a full private bath in the hallway.Wireless internet access, tv, telephone, turndown with snack. Watch out your rear window, as our visiting Great Blue Heron treats our fish pond as his personal sushi bar!!
Nightly Rate: $130-$160
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
5 on June 27, 2013
My husband gets up early in the morning and he loved walking in the garden.
5 on May 21, 2013
What a wonderful inn with gorgeous grounds. The innkeepers are very helpful and welcoming. We had a wonderful stay and plan to return.
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
95 south, to 322 west, to Route 1 south. After crossing Route 202, count 6 traffic lights. We are 1/5th of a mile after the 6th traffic light (Independence Way), on Route 1 on the right. 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, Baldwin's Book Barn, Brandywine Battlefield, Other DuPont Family Museums & Mansions, Winterthur Museum, Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum of Art- Wyeth art, 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, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, 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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi
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 , Mini-poodle - Teddy
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.