Kennett House Bed & Breakfast

503 W State Street , Kennett Square, PA 19348 USA (Show map)


The Kennett House Bed & Breakfast offers guests the casual elegance of a magnificent granite four square mansion in Kennett Square, PA. This Brandywine Valley bed & breakfast built in 1910 is nestled in the historic borough of Kennett Square, PA and features beautiful chestnut and rosewood woodwork, antique furnishings, and oriental rugs. The Kennett House is within walking distance of art galleries, specialty shops, and fine dining. It is minutes from all of the Brandywine Valley attractions and 3 miles from Longwood Gardens, the world's premier horticultural display garden.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great Place to Stay

4.8 on September 22, 2015

Loved our stay at Kennett Square!! Would go back in a heartbeat!!

Great place to stay!

5 on June 09, 2015

Gilja was a real gem! She is a fantastic inkeeper/owner. We stayed in the Brandywine Room. Loved the huge granite porch and took advantage of the chairs to read and relax. Her garden is lovely and the location is so close to Kennett Square, which we easily walked to for food/drink. Gilja has a wonderful full breakfast. Staying at Kennett House feels like you're staying with family that you love! Don't miss the botanical gardens! Kennett Square is small town America.

Top choice

5 on June 01, 2015

We had a wonderful stay. Gilja is a perfect innkeeper, and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was outstanding and beautifully served each morning.

Beautiful home and wonderful innkeeper

3.6 on May 29, 2015

Kennett House is in the middle of Kennett Square, on the main East-West street, but the home is very quiet, even though I was in a room facing the street. The home sits back from the street, is sheltered by huge trees, with a large front lawn. Gilja the innkeeper was very accommodating for my late arrival, and breakfast was a great treat using local produce.

Gilja is a wonderful hostess

5 on May 22, 2015

We had a lovely visit to Kennett Square and Kennett House B&B. Gilja went out of her way to make us feel welcome. The house is beautiful and comfortable and the breakfasts were wonderful.

Weekend Getaway

4.4 on April 23, 2015

Gilga was very sweet and very willing to please. Great location near town and a short ride to Longwood Gardens amongst other places. Great place, highly suggest it.

A lovely place to spend some time in Kennett Square

4.6 on April 01, 2015

The innkeeper was charming, and she upgraded us to a suite. She paid heed to my interest in mushrooms and she prepared mushroom omelettes for breakfast. The house is gorgeous and the room was immaculate.

Wonderful house and hospitality.

4.8 on March 30, 2015

My stay was enjoyable throughout. The home is beautiful with comfortable, tastefully decorated rooms and wonderful atmosphere. Private bathrooms with all supplies. The host/owner was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was outstanding! When I return to the Brandywine River area, this is where I will stay.

Splendid Visit

4.8 on March 10, 2015

What bliss to rise from a comfortable bed and be greeted with a five star breakfast. Food was delicious and the presentation elegant. Based on the host's skill and knowledge of flavors, we took her advice and had a marvellous dinner just up the street.

Great weekend getaway

4.4 on January 15, 2015

The Kennet House was a terrific bed and breakfast. Walking distance to town, outstanding breakfasts and Gilja couldn't be a nicer host. If we come back in the Spring, we will be sure to book again.

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Location Type

Chester County Hunt Country, Brandywine Valley, Countryside, Small town, Village, Wine country


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 30 miles

Directions to property:

3 miles so of Longwood Gardens take Route 1 to Kennett Square exit, proceed through town on State St apx 1/2 mile on right from light at Route 82 (corner of State & Garfield)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Brandywine River Museum, Hagley Museum, Winterthur Museum & Gardens, Longwood Gardens, Dupont Estates, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Polo, Antique Shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00-7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well traveled children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: In season we request 2 night stay on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require a major credit card to hold a reservation and the card is charged upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations: A $25 per room night fee will be automatically charged for each cancellation. No-shows will be charged for the entire amount of reserved visit. Reservations of 3 or more rooms require 30-day cancellation notice. 50% of total reservation amount will be charged if cancellation is made less than 30 days in advance.



Gilja Kusano

Languages spoken

Korean, English, Japanese

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  • Time Served: 7:30 to 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Mushroom Omelet
Kennett Square is in the "Heart of Mushroom Country" so no visit would be complete without sampling our savory mushrooms. Enjoy a light, fluffy omelet filled with delicious Cremini mushrooms.