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.
5 on September 15, 2017
Our hosts, Chip and Cheryl, made our 48th Anniversay a memorable event. Their hospitality far exceeded our expectations. Upon arrival, Chip had our tickets to Longwood Gardens ready and we started our adventure. The Inn is centrally located and only a 5 minute drive to the Gardens, Winterthur, and the Brandywine River Art Museum's Andrew Wyeth Retrospective. Pensbury Inn has a collection of period pieces, and each of the rooms has a unique theme. After a hearty breakfast including home-baked breads and pastries, and a stroll around the well-manicured grounds, we were off to the Wyeth exhibit. We highly recommend Pennsbury Inn when touring the Chadds Ford and Brandywine region.
4.0 on August 07, 2017
This was our first stay at the Pennsbury Inn. We live about 50 miles away and planned to view the new Longwood Gardens Fountains evening show. not wanting to drive home afterward we decided to spend the night nearby. The Inn is conveniently located close to Longwood Gardens. When we arrived we had some time before we left for dinner and decided to sit outside in the gardens. We watched the butterflies all around the bushes and sat near one of the ponds. Very relaxing. Our room was in the oldest part of the property and very clean. I saw other reviews critical of the amount of "clutter" or "nicknacks" in the rooms. Our room did have an abundance of items, like 3 pitcher/bowl sets and antique furniture but I was not bothered by this, just felt a little overwhelmed. When returned after the show the bed was turned down with cookies placed on the bed and soft music playing. Very nice. One of the things I enjoy about B&B's is the breakfast. I enjoy the meal and make a variety for my self. Generally the breakfast is something that I would not make for myself. I guess this was my only disappointment. A tortilla with egg, pepper, mushrooms, onion. Taste was OK, but frankly I make this for myself and it was not the type of meal I usually have at a B&B.
5 on August 07, 2017
Pennsbury was a joy after staying in a hotel for four days. The innkeeper provided the perfect balance of providing information and giving us the space we wanted. Great hospitality, surprising breakfasts and all the creature comforts of home. The care package they left us for our early morning departure was a nice touch.
5 on August 03, 2017
My wife and I were looking for a relaxing escape from it all... and boy did we find it! Cheryl and Chip are lovely innkeepers who attend to every little detail to make your stay feel home like. In fact... we almost forgot we were at a B and B and felt like we were at Aunt Cheryl and Uncle Chip's. Cheryl's food (homemade jams and breads) are like none other. Her garden is perfection! Chip provided guidance for all we should visit while there. He even hooked up an extension cord outside so we could charge our hybrid car. The house itself is a beautiful old colonial home with much history! Visit the Pennbury Inn. You will be happy!
Wow!!! & Thank you!!!!!
- Cheryl (innkeeper)
3.8 on August 01, 2017
Pennsbury Inn- B&B was my daughters 1st experience. Breakfast was terrific. House was super homey. Reminded me of my childhood. The Innkeepers were extremely welcoming. Will definitely recommend . Thank you for our 1st mother-daughter weekend to be a success.
Thank you so much and we wish you many years of weekends together¿¿¿¿
- Cheryl (innkeeper)
4.8 on July 31, 2017
My room was built in 1714... you don't try that everyday. The owners were the sweetest. I would definitely go back.
You're right, I can only try it when there are no guests in it:) ! Seriously though, the General Lafayette room is my favorite, even though people ooo and ahhh over the Winterthur Suite, the Lafayette just exudes colonial history. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
- Cheryl (innkeeper)
5 on July 22, 2017
We loved this gorgeous historic little Inn. From the kind helpful nature of the owners, to the beautiful comfortable room, to the stunning breakfast, we 2 strangers could not have been happier. A definite place to head if you are visiting this wonderful area.
Wow strangers, even our best friends couldn't have said nicer things. Please come back!!
- Cheryl (innkeeper)
4.6 on June 26, 2017
the gardens were better than I expected and the building was charming. The hosts were extremely nice and helpful.
4.8 on June 12, 2017
the gardens were beautiful. The breakfasts were very different each day.
4.0 on June 11, 2017
Very comfortable room with the most gorgeous garden view! Very much enjoyed our night away from the city to enjoy Longwood gardens and Chadds Ford winery - this was the perfect way to end our beautiful day!
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
Queen suite. Simply put - our OOOH - AAAH Room
King 4 Poster bed Walk-in closet. Big Bed, Bigger TV, Bigger Closet- great for an extended stay
Queen antique brass bed. Historic Quaker Woodwork over Fireplace, Great Shower Bath
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
Queen bed, Hall bath. Very quiet, The PRIVATE Bath is just a few feet down the hall. A great value
Double 4 poster bed, No bath with this room! There is a Powder Room downstairs. The room is usually used when traveling with others who take an adjoining room with a bath. Can be a real bargain, that way.
Lafayette parlor only
Parlor in conjunction w/ other rooms
Entire first floor except owner's quarters
Garden livingroom and L Sit down capacity=26-dinner w/ extra round for 8-buffet =30-if served Cocktail=35
Outside grounds Tented wedding
All seven of the Inn's guest rms
Casinos/Racetrack, Museums, Colonial historical area, Gardens, Revlutionary War Battlefield, Antique/Outlet Shopping, Countryside, Small town, Wine country
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 20 miles
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.
Antique Shopping, Lancaster & the Amish, Reading Outlets,Old Historic New Castle,Historic Philidelphia,
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
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
Bird watching, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Badmitten, Volleyball, & extensive gardens
limited French and German, English
Dogs , Havanese-Tucker
Extensive US and international travel, Natural Gardening, Cooking ; Baking, Nature, Crafts, Quilting, Fitness ; leisure walking, Fine Arts, Woodworking and Pets
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Milk free, Vegan, Low salt,Gluten Free
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.