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
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Wonderful Anniversary Get-Away

5 on August 10, 2016

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Kennett House. Beautiful home and location in the charming town of Kennett Square. There are plenty of great attractions to explore (Longwood Gardens, Hagley Museum, etc.), and we loved our room - The Longwoood Suite. Gilja, the host, makes a top-rate breakfast and is very hospitable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Great B&B in Kennett Square

5 on July 11, 2016

We stayed here for four nights while visiting the DuPont Gardens, and other area attractions. It had great reviews, and deserves them. We stayed in the Longwood Suite which was spacious, attractive, comfortable, and clean. Gilja was very helpful with anything we needed; and is an excellent breakfast chef. It was an easy walk to downtown restaurants in Kennett Square, and short drives to all the Brandywine River Valley attractions. Kennett House is also a great building. So glad we chose it.

Wonderful Place

4.8 on June 26, 2016

Very nice B&B; walking distance to Kennett Square shops and restaurants; wonderful hostess; great breakfasts.

Older but wiser place to stay

5 on June 13, 2016

Need to walk stairs but rooms and open areas have amenities not normally provided. Breakfast was good but not overstuffing. Appreciated that! Convenient location to fabulous downtown stores. Relatively quiet despite location. Nice touches to interior, great sitting porch and an outstanding wireless internet connection.

Great location with a gracious hostess and fine breakfast!

5 on June 12, 2016

We enjoyed three nights at Gilja's wonderful B and B! The room had an alcove for computer and tv use. Gilja kept the house nice and cool during the hot weather. (An old house, but has central air!) And talk about the breakfasts! Wonderful stay!

Tucked Away In Kennett Square

5 on June 02, 2016

Very convenient to downtown. Just a short walk. I was going to a show at The Kennett Flash and wanted to stay overnight. Charming house in pristine condition and wonderful host.

Centrally located B&B.

5 on May 25, 2016

The inn is located within walking distance of downtown Kennett Square, with several restaurants and shops only 0.3 miles away. It is 11-20 minutes driving time to Longwood Gardens or Winterthur, and less than an hour to the Philadelphia Airport. The inn is quiet, and there is not a lot of street noise. The rooms are very clean and pleasant. The breakfasts are very good. I would stay there again.

April visit

5 on May 02, 2016

The inn is lovely, and we felt truly welcomed! Gilja is a wonderful hostess and a delicious cook. It's nice to be close to restaurants in Kennett Square, as well as an easy drive to the Gardens. We will be back!

A good address in Kenneth Square

4.4 on April 30, 2016

The house is beautiful and comfortable. Nice welcome. Great breakfast. Very convenient location near the restaurants.

April in Kennett Square

4.0 on April 17, 2016

This is our second time at Kennett House B&B, and we can't imagine staying any place else in the area. The Delaware Room is cozy and has all the amenities you could ask for. Bottled water and simple snacks are always available. Gilja's breakfasts are outstanding. Her helpfulness and warmth make this an ideal place to stay while in the area. We will come back!

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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.