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Pennsbury Inn

883 Baltimore Pike , Chadds Ford, PA 19317 USA (Show map)
4.4
101 Reviews
$100 - $235
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About

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.

Rooms & Rates

The Winterthur Suite

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $205-$235

The Four Seasons Room

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

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

Nightly Rate: $195-$215

General Lafayette Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $190-$210

The Longwood Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $160-$180

The Daniel Webster Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $160-$185

The John Marshall Room

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!!

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

Nightly Rate: $130-$160

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Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.4

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101 Reviews

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Great stay!

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.


my stay

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.


Very friendly

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).

Innkeeper Response
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.


Great Time

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.


Loved Every Minute!

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!!!


Enjoyable experience in Chadd's Ford.

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.


Great Stay at Pennsbury Inn

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.


Outstanding bed and breakfast!

5 on June 27, 2013

My husband gets up early in the morning and he loved walking in the garden.


Pennsbury Inn

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.


Historic delight

5 on March 28, 2013

I've stayed at Pennsbury Inn twice and thoroughly enjoyed both visits. The food is original and delicious (and abundant!) and the rooms are comfortable. My favorite is Winterthur for the luxurious size and the lovely garden view. Rooms in the back are much quieter than those in the front - I've stayed in both. The innkeepers are wonderful about giving good local recommendations. Can't wait to go again!

Innkeeper Response
It's so nice to have a guest return, now as friends!! Thank you so much for your lovely comments and for taking the time to make them.


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Location

Location Type

Casinos/Racetrack, Museums, Colonial historical area, Gardens, Revlutionary War Battlefield, Antique/Outlet Shopping, Countryside, Small town, Suburban, Village, Wine country

Airport

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 20 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-6 pm or call
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited Limited outside area available
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well behaved children who can respect antiques & collectible
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited One dog per night-must sign a pet contract, have vaccines

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends preferred, 3 nights on holiday weekends preferred
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st night payable by cash, check, or credit card.
  • Cancellations: Pay 1 night deposit at time of booking, if canceled 10 days or more before (2 weeks for stays involving a holiday), the deposit is refunded,if less than 10/14 days no refund, unless we re-book the room and then there is only a $25. rebooking fee. If the room is not rebooked the deposit may be used on a future visit of one extra day than the original booking.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Cheryl Grono

Languages spoken

Limited French, Limited German, English

Resident Pets

Dogs , Mini-poodle - Teddy

About the innkeepers

Extensive US and international travel, Natural Gardening, Cooking & Baking, Nature, Crafts, Quilting, Fitness & leisure walking, Fine Arts, Woodworking and Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Country

  • Time Served: M-F-8-9:30,S-S-9-10:30 or ????
  • Serving Location: Private parlor when available, Gardens or patio, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Milk free, Vegan, Low salt,Gluten Free


Signature Dish

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.


Deals

Hot Deal

Buy Fri & Sat nights, Get Sunday night free!!!

Regular Rate: $465 now $310 (33% Savings:)

Our lowest priced room is shown, but the value is up to $690., for only $460. Take advantage of the sluggish economy and slow down on travel due to gas prices, Spend the weekend in the Brandywine Valley. Relax in our 5 parlors dating from c.1714 to 1969 or wander our 8 acres of grounds, cozy up by the reflecting pool in the swing,visit our wineries & attractions, like Longwood's incomperable Summer blooms, or the Downton Abbey exhibit at Winterthur(most at our reduced rate), dine in anything from fast food to 5 star Zagat rated gourmet restaurants, then slip off to dreamland on our featherbedded, twin to king beds. Wake up to a three course breakfast, the next morning and start all over again. Come get spoiled and save big bucks!!

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883 Baltimore Pike , Chadds Ford, PA 19317 USA (Show map)

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