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1732 Folke Stone Bed and Breakfast

777 Copeland School Road , West Chester, PA 19380 USA (Show map)
4.6
13 Reviews
$115 - $145
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About

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!

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.8

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1732 Folke Stone B & B tops them all

5 on November 03, 2014

I have stayed in many dozens of Bed and Breakfasts over the last 40 years. Sometimes the property is especially charming. Occasionally the food is phenomenal. Once and a while you meet Innkeepers who become valued friends overnight. The 1732 Folke Stone B & B met all these criteria, and even went above and beyond. Marcy and Walter were gracious and genuine from the moment we walked through their historic front door. We were treated like family. We dined like Kings. We slept as comfortably as we would have at home. Special mention should go to the warm and caring treatment of my 99-year-old father. He sat by a cozy fire, and was utterly content...as were we all. With sincere thanks, Emilie Collens Illson


Enjoyable and comfortable stay

4.6 on August 26, 2014

Let me say first that our Inn owners were two of the most gracious people that we have met in all of our stays at B&B's. The location to many attractions was perfect. Quiet but close to things. The directions that were given to each of the attractions that we visited were perfect and shorter than what a GPS provided. The owners had a wonderful knowledge of the area restaurants and we enjoyed several meals in town very much. The sit down breakfasts that were prepared were quite delicious and the atmosphere that was created was very "homey". The owners always seemed to be available for our needs and we loved the way they sat and chatted with us at breakfast and during the day while there. We would highly recommend a stay at The 1732 Folkstone B&B Inn for anyone wanting to see this area.


A wonderful find near PA wineries.

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.


Welcome Home

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.


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!


A Favorite Retreat

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.


Great Three Day Stay

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.


A wonderful experience!!!

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


4 days in picturesque Chester County, PA

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!


An Unexpected Pleasure

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.


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Rooms & Rates

Rose Room

The Rose Room Dream about the good old days in this beautifully new sleigh king bed with all new bedding and 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

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $130

Nightly Rate: $125 - $130

The King Louis Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $130

Nightly Rate: $125 - $130

Jenny Lind Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $120

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Location

Location Type

Brandywine Valley, Countryside, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 20 miles

Directions to property:

202South: Follow 202 South. Exit from 202 South at Route 30 West, Frazer- Downingtown. Follow sign for 30West (Exton- Downingtown-Coatsville}. Exit from 30W at Rt. 100 Exton-West Chester. Turn left onto 100 South and after traveling 7/10 mile bear right to Pottstown Pike. Turn right at second traffic light onto Sunset Hollow. Travel 1 7/10 mile, crossing Grove Rd and New St. At dead end turn left onto Copeland School Rd. Travel 7/10 mile to stone farm house. It is the second house on the left after you pass Connor Road on the right. 202 North (322 West from airport): Follow 202 North. At the junction of Route 1, routes 202 North and 322 West merge. Continue on 202 North and 322 West. Caution: Do NOT follow 322 West Business into downtown West Chester. Exit from 202N at 322 West (Downingtown). Travel 2 9/10 miles on 322W, crossing through two traffic lights. At third light bear right onto 322 West and make an immediate right onto Copeland School road. Travel 6/10 mile and make a right after the ball park to stay on Copeland School Rd. Travel 2/10 mile to old stone house on far right corner at Tree Lane and Copeland School Rd. Turn right into driveway from Copeland School Road. Please see WEB SITE for more DETAILED directions.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Wet bar

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, antiquing, local historical events, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00-10:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed on outside porch.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children are welcomed by special arrangements
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two night min. on most weekends from April to December
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations must be guarantee with a credit card or deposit for the first night..
  • Cancellations: Total refund with ten days notice or ability to rebook the room

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Marcy and Walter Schmoll

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

no pets on premises

About the innkeepers

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.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full gourmet

  • Serving Location: patio-deck, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

777 Copeland School Road , West Chester, PA 19380 USA (Show map)

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