Shaded under huge old trees, this charming restored 1732 stone manor house with its heirloom antiques, walk-in fireplaces and Steinway piano, offers a romantic getaway. Start your day with early morning coffee on the big porch or a walk along the nearby trail. A gourmet breakfast is served amidst lots of great conversation. Inviting guests rooms with private baths, cable TV, central AC and Wi-Fi vary in decor from the fancy French Provincial furniture to the pretty romantic Rose room. Conveniently located to visit the Brandywine Valley attractions, golf, canoeing and horseback riding. Less than an hour's drive to Amish country and historical Philadelphia. We welcome you to our home-your home away from home!
The Rose Room Dream about the good old days in this beautifully refinished brass king bed, bedecked with a gorgeous rose comforter. Enjoy the lovely delicate rose paintings that adorn the walls on this corner room. One can almost smell the roses! Lookout the window to see the graceful swans gliding along the pond.Private bath,cable color flat screen TV, A/C, Wi-Fi
The King Louis Room The French Provincial furniture including a king-size bed provides character to the King Louis Room. The comfortable antique chair whose fabric coordinates with the bed pillows adds a decorative touch. The antique porcelain lamp and the Victorian lace gives an air of elegance. This room overlooks the idyllic pond setting. Private bath, cable color TV,A/C, Wi-Fi.
The Jenny Lind Room This bedroom with its open beam ceiling and antique spool bed promotes dreams of yesteryear. The Jenny Lind furniture creates a cozy, romantic setting. Cable color flat screen TV.
5 on July 12, 2012
We enjoyed our stay at Folke Stone. Marcy and Walter were very helpful with ideas and suggestions about what to do in the area. The breakfasts were outstanding! We highly recommend this B and B to everyone.
4.0 on November 30, 2011
In this fast paced world we live in, it's nice to find a place you can call home when traveling. This for us is 1732 Folke Stone Bed and Breakfast. Found in charming West Chester Pa and very close to Longwood Gardens and the various DuPont estates, and Brandywine Valley attractions, this B&B is just above all the rest in value and service. Overseen by it's hosts, Marcy and Walter Schmoll, the B&B is packed with it's own history. An informative history of Folke Stone comes with your stay. The hosts make it a special place to relax. The rooms though small, are comfortable and clean. The bathrooms are across the hall from your room, but robes are provided. If you are booking the Jenny Lind room, just know that it's bath is very small. The breakfasts are so special here. Marcy makes each one deliciously different with healthy ingredients that fill you right up. Walter will light a lovely fire in the diningroom fireplace each morning for your enjoyment and warmth in the winter. We have come back to Folke Stone again and again and have had a wonderful visit each time. We concider Marcy and Walter our dear friends and Folke Stone our home away from home.
4.0 on October 24, 2011
We recently visited West Chester, PA for our sons family weekend at WCU and stayed at this wonderfully cozy bed and breakfast. What a gem! The rooms were lovely and clean, the location was just about six minutes from the hub of West Chester and the hosts, Marcy & Walter, were so welcoming. They provided us with delicious breakfasts' consisting of homemade breads, fresh fruit and egg stratas with sausage and pancakes. They joined us at the table each morning and spent time telling us about the area and its history and answering any questions we had. They were so warm and friendly. During my sons next four year stay at the University, we will have many opportunities to visit and I know we will be staying at the Folke Stone B&B for those visits. The beautiful rooms, wonderful food and gracious hospitality is a winner! Don't miss this place!
5 on October 12, 2011
What a wonderful place to spend a few days.This 18th century home delights the senses with Marcy and Walt's wonderful hospitality, delicious breakfasts and interesting fellow travelers. It was easy to visit two of our favorite sites: Longwood Gardens and The Brandywine River Museum. We will surely return soon.
4.6 on October 11, 2011
We picked Folke Stone for its convenient location and received so much more. Walter met us and took good care of us until Marcy arrived. The rooms were great and the private bath across the hall was spotless. What breakfasts!! Marcy is a gourmet cook. The house itself is historic and we took wonderful walks in this beautiful neighborhood that has a rural feel to it but is close to everything. A great choice on our part.
4.8 on September 25, 2011
Outstanding hospitality! We called to advise we were going to be a little late and Marcy answered quickly and pleasantly. She even returned my call to let us know we could invite our daughter, whose Family Weekend event we were attending, was welcome to join us for breakfast. The room was clean and comfortable, as was the private bath (for each room). And the breakfast on Saturday was wonderfully presented and very delicious. The owners, Marcy and Walter, also sat with us after serving the breakfast to provide some historical insight and provided pleasant conversation. Breakfast on Sunday surpassed our expectations and was again plentiful and delicious! We dined with the other two couples staying at the B&B and again, Marcy and Walter joined us for discussion, adding to their already outstanding hospitality. We heartily recommend the Folke Stone Bed and Breakfast to anyone and we will definitely visit again. Rick and Denise Buckley
5 on September 01, 2011
We arrived in West Chester, PA at the same time as hurricane Irene and even the rainy weather couldn't dampen the wonderful experience we had at the 1732 Folke Stone! The hosts were delightful (accomodating and friendly), the daily breakfasts (always with perfectly ripened fresh fruit included) were hearty and delicious and the historic home (with a tastefully done modern addition) is delightful and the rooms are cozy, clean and comfortable. We have stayed in many B and Bs in the states and in Europe and this was by far one of best stays we have ever had!
4.4 on August 11, 2011
My wife any I found ourselves in West Chester in need of a place to stay. I found this B&B on-line and had no real expectations. But, the proprietors were warm and informative -- eager to help us with our plans and directions. Breakfast was great and abundant. The B&B charming. I am not sure we'll be back in the area, but if we are, we'd definitely stay again.
4.0 on August 10, 2011
Marcie and Walter are lovely hosts! They provide all the comforts of home and the little extras that make the trip (like singing happy birthday and having a special cake for the birthday boy.) The house is warm and inviting. A short 20 minute drive down beautiful back roads to the major tourist sites. Will return in another season to spend more time exploring this great region!
4.6 on June 24, 2011
Our 4-day stay in Folke Stone B&B's 'rose' room was delightfully memorable. Breakfast included freshly picked raspberries with an incredibly delicious gourmet breakfast. Our stay was very relaxing with a magnificently relaxing open front porch, a bull frog croaking in the evening and morning birds warbling with the start of every morning. I would highly suggest it to anyone.
Brandywine Valley, Countryside, Small town, Wine country
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 20 miles
From Airport: Follow 95 South. Then, exit to 322 West (West Chester). Continue on 322 West. At the junction of Route 1, routes 322 west and 202 north merge. . Follow directions for 202 North.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, American Helicopter Museum, QVC Headquarters, Brandywine River Museum, West Chester University, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Wet bar
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, antiquing, local historical events, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Marcy and Walter Schmoll
no pets on premises Others
Marcy’s career evolved around the food and nutrition industry. Consequently, she has taught ‘Foods for Entertaining’ classes and has assisted in developing several cookbooks. Walt, a retired civil engineer, provides “tender loving care” for this ‘ole’ house. Come, visit our little bit of paradise. Let us share our 15 plus years of inn-keeping in the Brandywine Valley in planning a unique itinerary to fit your timely schedule and special interests.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian