Alpenhof B&B, a historic 300 yr. old converted barn, just minutes from Philly and many popular attractions, is a serene respite from most other getaways! We boast incredibly comfortable beds, beautifully decorated rooms, numerous amenities, fabulous cooked-to-order breakfast, beautiful gardens, an isolated professional recording studio, and kind,warm hospitality. We're 3 minutes from Pennsylvania's largest State Park and Arboretum and 5 minutes from Media and local rail lines for easy travel into Philly! Alpenhof is definitely NOT your typical B&B!
5 on October 17, 2014
We searched online for a hotel near our 50th class reunion location and instead found a bed and breakfast. After reading the reviews and looking at the photos, we decided to give it a try. We were warmly welcomed by the owner, an interior designer, and given a tour of the inn. The inn was decorated with interesting pieces of furniture and art, creatively and tastefully placed. The innkeepers were very warm and attentive, and the breakfast that followed each morning was delicious. So glad we found the Alpenhof Bed and Breakfast Inn!
5 on September 28, 2014
My partner and I were out of towners for a wedding in Media and stumbled upon this gem of a place online. We arrived beaten up from traveling and instantly felt at home. Roland and Judy were both very welcoming and accommodating and gave us plenty of privacy. The house is breathtakingly beautiful (pics don't do it justice), it has a castle feel to it without being stuffy, it's quiet, you could tell they pay attention to detail, the shower in Otto's room was ah-mazing and the breakfast was delicious. We may go out of our way and stay there when we go back to Philly for a visit. Thank you for everything!
5 on September 22, 2014
By far and away an absolute TREASURE tucked away in Media Pa...My wife and I had the opportunity to meet two great people, Judy and Roland, who by the way make hands down the best omelets and breakfast danish and rolls from scratch. A relaxing, beautiful, comfortable setting as you will find. Access to everything the Tri-State has to offer. A true diamond in the rough,don't miss an opportunity!!
5 on July 16, 2014
We wish we could have stayed longer! We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Alpenhof. Our room was beautifully furnished, the public areas of the bed and breakfast were clean and cozy, and breakfast was superb! How many bed and breakfasts can you go to that have a long menu of what is offered at breakfast? Roland and Judy were very friendly and welcoming, it was as if you were family. We walked the grounds, and while we didn't have a chance to enjoy the pool, it was very nice. We greatly enjoyed our stay and wish we could have stayed longer. We definitely will be back, hopefully soon!
5 on May 14, 2014
We stayed in the Grand Master Suite. The view from the room was so serene...so many trees and wonderful flowers to boot. There is even access to a sundeck which adjoins an area with a table and chairs to sit at and enjoy the serenity, overlooking a wonderful swimming pool. The bed was super comfortable and the accommodations were spacious. The décor is a mix of antique and eclectic which blended nicely. The breakfasts were scrumptious, offering fresh fruit salad bowls, fresh baked goods and eggs cooked anyway you want along with great bacon and sausage available to boot. On Sundays, they have a delicious eggs benedict offered up. They even had homemade gravlax with bagels, cream cheese, tomatoes and red onion. For us, the best part of Alpenhof are the people who run it, Judy, Roland and Roland's wife Anh who helps with the breakfasts. I felt as comfortable there, as I do at home. You won't meet kinder, warmer and more helpful people. They truly care about your comfort and your needs. They make it very difficult to leave, because we wanted to stay longer. We feel that it's a great value for the money and we will be coming back again and again to enjoy the B&B as well as Philadelphia.
4.0 on December 13, 2013
Overall a wonderful stay at a lovely B&B with outstanding inn keepers. Would do it again in a heartbeat!!!
4.0 on December 06, 2013
The B&B Innkeeper was very professional, courteous, kind, and helpful. You can have as much or as little interaction with her and the guests as you'd like. Media, PA is beautiful! Great restaurants, town, and state park near by. Highly recommended.
5 on September 30, 2013
During our travels from FL to PA last month, my husband surprised me with one of the most beautiful bed and breakfasts I have ever laid my eyes upon! We had the opportunity to stay in the cottage for 4 nights, and I wish we were still there. The property is gorgeous with beautiful gardens and stone walkways. We enjoyed the cool nights sitting outside on our private patio overlooking PA woods. The cottage itself is clean and marvolus with a home style/romantic feeling; and the bed is so comfortable that we even bought the same mattress when wee returned to FL! The main house where breakfast is served is truley enchanting; from the history of the home to the decor, every detail down to the tableware . Judy is the most wonderful host and AMAZING COOK! Thank you for opening your home to us! Vielen Dank für Ihre wunderbare Gastfreundscaft!
5 on September 30, 2013
I recently stayed at Alpenhof (Media, PA) for a three night stay while attending a friend's wedding. Roland and Judy are the consumate hosts - as others have mentioned, the gardens are spectacular and and decor amazing. This 1700's barn turned into a charming little private get away is warm and inviting; a peaceful retreat! Judy helped in every possible way from getting me to various wedding places as well as wonderful eateries. She is a delightful hostess and was simply a joy! By the way, she makes a wonderful veggie omlet!! Of course, one of my favorite - Clyde and Abbey, the canine hosts...If you want to spend time for a simple get away or for a special event, let Alpenhof take you away!
4.8 on August 10, 2013
Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to provide a thoughtful, comfortable, charming, and different place to stay. Our room, the master suite, was large, with comfy bed and linens, and well equipped with all sorts of comforts to make our one-night stay pleasant. The grounds of the home is beautifully landscaped, and the pool looks quite inviting. Breakfast was delicious and the home-baked cinnamon buns were a real treat. My only caveat was that our room (and it appeared to be only our room) had a very strong industrial air freshener type of scent throughout, including the bathroom. When I stepped out of our room, the scent disappeared. I could not figure out where the air freshener scent was coming from, but kinda assumed that it must have been masking up a mold/water leak odor, or some other unavoidable situation. The scent gave me a big headache from the moment I stepped into the room. The scent was quite strong and even when I returned home, our bags and clothing still had the scent lingering in them. I'm sorry to say that I would have found Alpenhof to be wonderful, but this put a damper on what would otherwise have been a lovely night.
To Whom it may concern: We want to thank you for your stay at Alpenhof. I wish to apologize for the "Strong Air Freshener Smell" that was in fact the bathroom cleaner known as "FABULOSO". We use this product for its all-purpose cleaning versatility and effectiveness. We especially like this cleaner because once the bathroom is used, the scent usually disappears. We recommend that if individuals are sensitive to industrial cleaners to tell us at the time of their reservation and we will gladly switch to a vinegar and baking soda solution for cleaning with little or no smell. We are sorry for the headache you said you had because of the smell; but want to assure you that it was not a masking scented air freshener to cover mold or mildew. I handle all the cleaning and care of the rooms here and I assure you of that!!! Please....next time...."air" your complaint to us in person first....so we can help before you express yourself in a review with false information.
Heidi's room comes with a king bed, private shower/bathroom, cable TV, Ethernet/wireless, sitting area w/ an arm chair/table, ceiling fan, armoire, drawer space, designer linens-PRL, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, custom design decor/painting/artwork, black-out shades, ipod clock radio w/alarm, tree line and garden view.
Nightly Rate: $140 - $140
Roland's room has a queen bed and private bath, cable TV/DVD, free wifi, 4-speed ceiling fan, a small writing desk, amoire, drawer space, iron and ironing board, black out shades, i-home clock radio w/alarm, RL linens, custom designed decor and painting, garden view and includes breakfast with each nights stay.
Nightly Rate: $130 - $130
Otto's room has queen size bed, a private bath, cable TV/DVD, free wifi, 4-speed ceiling fan, iron and ironing board, i-home clock radio/alarm, black out shades, RL linens, custom designed decor and painting and a garden view. Breakfast is included with each nights stay.
Nightly Rate: $130 - $130
Monica's room has two twin beds (with a 4"cable TV, Ethernet, wireless, telephone, 4-speed ceiling fan, a small writing desk,closet and drawer space, custom designed decor and painting, high quality linens, black-out shades, clock radio w/ alarm, and a garden view. **Our reservation policy places our guest automatically to the most private landing unless otherwise specified.
Nightly Rate: $140 - $140
The Master suite has a California King Bed, full private bathroom, extra closet space, large dresser, sitting area with leather sofa and small table, 14-foot open-beam ceiling, 7-speed ceiling fan, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, wifi internet, cable TV/DVD player, DVD's, ihome clock radio w/ alarm, custom designed decor, balcony window overlooking fireplace and living room. $35 per additional guest over double occupancy.
Nightly Rate: $160 - $160
Secluded family friendly cottage with queen size bed, day bed, large sectional sofa, kitchenette, 46" big screen tv, cable internet, DVD/MP3 player, movies, private deck, and excellent views of our rock garden and backyard tropical gardens. Mobility Restrictions.
Nightly Rate: $235 - $235
The Grand Master Suite features a private entrance, 15 foot high ceilings highlighting the 300 year old interior stone wall, a beautiful treeline view from a semi-private deck, a private custom wheelchair accessible bathroom with his/her sinks, a sitting area and a spare room with trundle bed. The Grand Master Suite has a King size bed, a 60 inch cable TV, free wifi, unique lighting and ample closet space. Other amenities include bottled water, an iron /ironing board, and a hair dryer. $35.00 per additional guest over double occupancy
Nightly Rate: $200 - $200
Media - Small, but interesting town., Airport, Countryside, Small town, Suburban
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 10 miles
476 to Exit 5 (Lima/Springfield). Follow Route 1 South (towards Lima)1.2 miles to the 2nd exit (Media/252/Newtown Square Exit). At stop sign, turn right onto 252 North and immediately go left onto Rose Tree Road at the first light. 300 feet ahead (after Red Brick House #95), turn right onto Sycamore Mills Drive. This road becomes North Ridley Creek Road after 1 mile. Continue 3/10th of a mile to the top of the first hill. Turn right into the driveway after guardrail. 2001 N. Ridley Creek Road Parking in lot at the end of the drive.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Gardens, Chanticleer Gardens, Chadds Ford Winery, Brandywine/Valley Forge Revolutionary History, Ridley Creek State Park/Fly Rod Fishing, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn, Homestay
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Pool, Secretarial services, TV Video games, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , Shampoo/Conditoner/Soap Dispensers, X/L Bath Linens, Ralph Lauren Bed Sheets, Designer Goose Down King/Standard Pillows
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Breakfast consists of a fresh bowl of fruit. Juice, coffee, tea, fresh-baked home-made muffins and breads. THEN.....Two perfectly poached eggs served on English Muffins. Buttered. Fresh cut ham slice - fried. Fresh Hollandaise sauce. Sprig of Parsely. Sides include fresh home fries, bacon or sausage served on a warmed plates.