Pennsbury Inn

883 Baltimore Pike , Chadds Ford, PA 19317 USA (Show map)


The Pennsbury Inn's 5 sitting rooms, 7 bedrooms, dining room & 8 acres of landscaped grounds comfortably blend colonial heritage with casual elegance. A study done a few years ago by a well-known historical architect and six Penn grad students, reveals much of the Inn's past. The inn is a large but cozy retreat with uneven floorboards, slanted doorways, winding staircases and walk-in fireplaces. The Inn's original dwelling house was erected in 1714. It was enlarged mid-18th century by a stone and brick addition and in the 19th century with a clapboard extension. The large Garden room added in 1969 was built with beams and the walk-in fireplace from stone, from the ruins of an 18th century ice house on the property. Until recently a private home, owners Cheryl and Chip Grono have returned the structure to its 1800's role as a country inn. All the rooms have feather beds, modern baths, garden views & wireless, as well as cable TV. Let Cheryl turn down your covers and leave a home baked goody on your pillow and start you off the next morning with a sumptuous breakfast on your next special trip to the near by attractions. Longwood Gardens, the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Winterthur and the Nemours mansion are just a few of the must-see attractions and the Philadelphia area is America's Garden Capital with 30 + gardens within 35 miles.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Anniversary stay

5 on August 16, 2018

Charming Inn with wonderfully helpful hosts who filled us in on the history of the Inn and sites and provided us with recommendations of places to dine.

Innkeeper Response
I'm so sorry that you did not let us know in advance that you were celebrating a special occasion as we would have had a bottle of bubbly for you! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay!!

- Cheryl (innkeeper)

Charming Getaway!

4.8 on July 26, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Pennsbury Inn. Chip and Cheryl were most accommodating, our room beautiful and comfortable, the breakfast was delicious, and sharing the table with the other guests was delightful. The torrential downpours of the weekend didn’t dampen our experience at Longwood Gardens or the meals at wonderful restaurants nearby. However, we agreed that we also would’ve been just as happy to spend the rainy weekend lounging in the various parlors of the Inn and in our lovely room, the Winterthur. ~ Mark & Pat Pautler Allentown, PA

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again.

- Cheryl (innkeeper)

Great place to stay

4.2 on July 07, 2018

The grounds are beautiful. Loved my room and the breakfast is great!

Innkeeper Response
Short and sweet and we thank you! Cheryl

- Cheryl (innkeeper)

Excellent Stay at a Unique Inn

4.6 on April 24, 2018

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Pennsbury Inn. It is a unique B&B - many parts of the building date back to the 1700s. Our hosts Chip and Cheryl are outstanding. Cheryl is a master gardener and baker and Chip is a gregarious host. It was a lot of fun staying with them and we look forward to a return visit!!

Innkeeper Response
We very much enjoyed having you and look forward to your return! :)

- cheryl (innkeeper)

Pennbury Inn, Chadds Ford, Pa.

4.4 on April 17, 2018

Beautiful, relaxing, quiet room. Outstanding breakfasts. Exceptionally helpful innkeepers. The only reason for not rating the service as outstanding was that I would have appreciated having my luggage taken to and from the room. It's been awhile since I've been at a B&B, so maybe this is the norm and I'm just not up on it. Same with the price -- seemed a bit high, but again, my impression may very well be out of date.

Innkeeper Response
I'm so glad that you enjoyed, your room, breakfasts and our help. Chip usually offers help with luggage and I apologize for him. I do remember bringing in one of your suitcases, myself, fully intending to bring it up to your room, when you took it from me.I'm afraid that your impression on prices is out of date, as for a comparable room in this area, we are actually in the mid-price range. We're so glad that you enjoyed your time at Winterthur while here and was glad that you realized that there is so much more to come back for!

- cheryl (innkeeper)

Beautiful house and wonderful hosts!

5 on March 05, 2018

This was our first stay in a bed and breakfast and Chip and Cheryl made our time here fantastic! The rooms were clean and the food was delicious. There are several large fire places and Chip offered to build a fire for us. It was perfect! I highly recommend staying here and would love to visit again! Thanks

Innkeeper Response
This was your first, of hopefully many B&B stays, including returning to the Pennsbury Inn.

- cheryl (innkeeper)

Great place to stay.

4.8 on February 14, 2018

If you are looking to visit the area, the Pennsbury Inn is a great place to stay. Had a great time there and really wish I could have stayed another day or two. If I am traveling that way again, I will definitely be looking to stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
Well we certainly hope that you will be coming this way, again, as there's so much to see and do and we'll entice you with a returning guest discount as well.

- cheryl (innkeeper)

Colonial Style B&B.

4.4 on January 05, 2018

Innkeepers were nice and helpful. The weather was arctic during our stay. Wonderful colonial fireplace, often roaring. "Fireplace" heater in bedroom kept us cozy. I wish I could have seen the gardens, but is was winter. Great view of the snow. Coffee always available, and tea. Innkeepers were attentive to my dietary restrictions, and made breakfast for me that I could safely eat and tasted very good. Near many attractions. We visited some that were indoors and really nice.

Innkeeper Response
Well now that you've experienced a warm and cozy visit, you must return for a warm, beautiful walk in my 4 acre garden, then a longer walk in Longwood Gardens. Spring is just around the corner.

- cheryl (innkeeper)

Cozy getaway

5 on December 27, 2017

Chip and Cheryl were excellent hosts during our stay at the Pennsburg Inn. Chip was very welcoming and accommodating, helpful with directions, knowledgeable about the area, and cooks a delicious breakfast! Cheryl makes some wonderful jams and homemade Nutella and has a great garden which we hope to come back and see in the spring when everything is in full bloom. We had a lovely time sipping coffee by the fireplace and chatting with other visitors. All-around, a pleasant experience.

Innkeeper Response
Most guests feel that our walk-in fireplace is the best part of winter and my gardens the best part of spring summer and fall. I hope that you can return for your “second half”.

- Cheryl (innkeeper)


4.4 on December 12, 2017

Very accomodating innkeeper and great location for visiting Longwood Gardens.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review. Chip especially liked knowing that he was accommodating! :)

- cheryl (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

General Lafayette

King 4 poster canopy bed. From 1714, private winder staircase to the room. The ultimate in Charm There is a daybed, so the room capacity is “3”. It is also possible to book this room and the parlor below as an Up & Down Suite

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

1 Winterthur

Queen suite. Simply put - our OOOH - AAAH Room

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

Four Seasons

King 4 Poster bed Walk-in closet. Big Bed, Bigger TV, Bigger Closet- great for an extended stay

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

Daniel Webster

Queen antique brass bed. Historic Quaker Woodwork over Fireplace, Great Shower Bath

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


Twin beds or King. Very Flexible- Can be two twin beds or for an additional $10 fee we lock them into a king. Either way very charming

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

John Marshall

Queen bed, Hall bath. Very quiet, The PRIVATE Bath is just a few feet down the hall. A great value

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

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Location Type

Casinos/Racetrack, Museums, Colonial historical area, Gardens, Revlutionary War Battlefield, Antique/Outlet Shopping, Countryside, Small town, Wine country


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Please check out our web site for detailed directions. Drive slowly, watch for our small yellow sign with flag flying over it as the inn is not visible from the road. Brandywine Valley (home of the world renowned, Longwood Gardens (2miles away), Brandywine River Museum of Art, (2 miles) the DuPont mansions, (5-10 miles) Brandywine Battlefield (4 miles) and so much more, with Valley Forge and historic Philadelphia minutes away.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Lancaster & the Amish, Reading Outlets,Old Historic New Castle,Historic Philidelphia,

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , 4 acres landscaped w/ formal gardens, Putting green, Outdoor games, 4 acres of wooded trails, Fish pond, Reflecting pool

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Badmitten, Volleyball, & extensive gardens

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  • Check In:: 3-6 pm or call
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Limited outside area available
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well behaved children who can respect antiques & collectible
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Ask about possibility of using the innkeepers as babysitters
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required One dog per night-must sign a pet contract, have vaccines
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends preferred, 3 nights on holiday weekends preferred
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card hold.
  • Cancellations: Credit card hold at time of booking, if canceled 10 days or more before (2 weeks for stays involving a holiday), the deposit is refunded,if less than 10/14 days no refund, unless we re-book the room and then there is only a $25. rebooking fee. If the room is not rebooked the deposit may be used on a future visit of one extra day than the original booking.



Cheryl Grono

Languages spoken

limited French and German, English

Resident Pets

Dogs , Havanese-Tucker

About the innkeepers

Extensive US and international travel, Natural Gardening, Cooking ; Baking, Nature, Crafts, Quilting, Fitness ; leisure walking, Fine Arts, Woodworking and Pets

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Full Country

  • Time Served: M-F-8-9:30,S-S-9-10:30 or ????
  • Serving Location: Private parlor when available, Gardens or patio, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Milk free, Vegan, Low salt,Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Cheryl's Special Egg Wraps
Rich and creamy scrambled eggs, topped with a choice of carmelized red and green peppers & sweet onions,sauteed mushrooms and a mixure of three different grated cheeses. These can be garnished with fruit sauce and/or fruit salsa, as well as special seasonal treats,and is served on a fresh, often homemade, soft flour tortilla, making this our most asked for breakfast entree.