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: $230/$195
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, telephone, & turndown with snack.Extensive view of side and rear, gardens
Nightly Rate: $210/$160
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: $205/$155
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: $185/$135
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: $180/$135
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: $155/$105
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.
Antique/Outlet Shopping, Casinos/Racetrack, Colonial historical area, Gardens, Museums, Revlutionary War Battlefield, 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, Ocean, Longwood Gardens, Baldwin's Book Barn, Brandywine Battlefield, Other DuPont Family Museums & Mansions, Brandywine River Museum- Wyeth art, Winterthur Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Antiquing, Historic Philadelphia, Old Historic Newcastle, Reading & Wilmington outlets, Wilmington, Amish country, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
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
4 acres landscaped w/ formal gardens, Putting green, Outdoor games, 4 acres of wooded trails, Fish pond, Reflecting pool
Limited French, Limited German, English
1 Dog , Mini-poodle - Teddy Others
Extensive US and international travel, Natural Gardening, Cooking & Baking, Nature, Crafts, Quilting, Fitness & leisure walking, Fine Arts, Woodworking and Pets
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Low salt,Gluten Free , Milk free, Vegan
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.