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Alpenhof Bed and Breakfast

Media, PA 19063 USA (Show map)
4.8
88 Reviews
$130 - $235
per night

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About

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!

Rooms & Rates

Heidi's Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $140-$140

Roland''s Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $130-$130

Otto''s Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $130-$130

Monica''s Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $140-$140

The Mastersuite

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $160-$160

The Cottage

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $235-$235

Grand Master Suite

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $200-$200

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Quick Getaway

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!


A Peaceful Visit

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.


Alpenhof B&B is a Treat!

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!!!


Fantastic and Romantic B&B

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.


Love this place!

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!


Best Bed and Breakfast!!! Don't miss a stay here!

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!


Hmmm

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.


Nice rooms, but whoa! What a breakfast!

5 on April 07, 2013

We stayed for a weekend trip to Philly, and wanted to be a little farther away from the city to have some quiet time. Our room (the Master Suite) was as advertised - very tall ceiling, large bed, and a massive TV at the foot of our bed. But the real star here is the breakfast, where we got choices of many homemade beds, cinnamon buns, and incredibly good omelets with great sausage (the only thing that we would recommend against is the eggs benedict -- great hollandaise, but you're missing out if you eat meat and you don't go for the sausage). This is a great find!


Perfectly Splendid!

5 on December 21, 2012

I felt like I was at home! I stayed in Roland's room and slept perfectly. I needed to leave early both mornings and so Judy made breakfast for me early both mornings. She went out of her way to make my stay comfortable and convenient. The area is so peaceful. Sunday morning I saw a Great Blue Heron in Ridley Creek just around the corner. This is the perfect place to retreat or even stay for business. A gem of Bed and Breakfast options!


My sister and I have traveled extensively as have my husband and I. We always stay at B&B's when possible. If you are staying in the Media, Pa. area, this is the place to stay. It truely is magnificent, from the gardens to the restored barn to the breakfast to the warmth of your host and hostess.

5 on August 14, 2012

I came the first time out of necessity but will come again for pure pleasure. I cannot say enough about this place. BTW, this is the first time I have taken the time to write a review. I hope you find this place to be as wonderful as I did.


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Location

Location Type

Media - Small, but interesting town., Airport, Countryside, Small town, Suburban

Airport

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Follow 95 South towards Delaware to Exit 7 - 476 North/King of Prussia. 476 to Exit 5 (Lima/Springfield). Follow Route 1 South 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 Park in lot top left.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Homestay, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00 - 9:00 p.m
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations must be secured by credit card.
  • Cancellations: Changes or reservation cancellations made less than 14 days prior to your arrival date are subject to a penalty equal to the first night's rate plus tax.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Roland

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

2 Dogs

About the innkeepers

Roland is an artist(sculpture/mixed media), designer, Voice-over artist, horticulturalist, and innkeeper.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7 am - 9am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Eggs Benedict
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.


Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

2001 Ridley Creek Road , Media, PA 19063 USA (Show map)

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