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
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

An Escape to Kennett Square

4.4 on January 19, 2016

The proprietress made every effort to meet our dining requirements. Wonderful host and a wonderful location; right in town

Kennett Square PA Downtown

3.2 on January 08, 2016

Conveniently located right downtown and within walking distance of restaurants, shops and other activities. Wonderful hostess who was very accommodating to our needs

Wonderful stay, great food, helpful host and fun breakfast conversations!

4.2 on December 23, 2015

Wonderful stay, great food, helpful host and fun breakfast conversations! Great savings on tickets for Longwood Gardens. A must see.

Great place to stay in Kennett Square

5 on December 20, 2015

100+ year old house in immaculate condition. The property has the modern amenities with the older home charm. The location is just past the business district and near the area attractions. Breakfast was incredible, I asked the inn keeper if she had a culinary arts background, as it was prepared and served so well!

Best place to stay

5 on December 20, 2015

Perfect location Great room and hospitality Best breakfast


4.6 on December 17, 2015

Gilja provided not only everything that was expected, but she also went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was an enjoyable one. She tried to accommodate any special request we may have had which is why we would return to the Kennett Bed & Breakfast at our next opportunity.

The breakfast were very well done and the presentation was great

4.4 on December 06, 2015

The hostess was very helpful with hints of what to do and where to eat as it was our first time in Kennett Square.

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.

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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.