Wayne Bed & Breakfast Inn

211 Strafford Avenue , Wayne, PA 19087 USA (Show map)

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The Award Winning Bed & Breakfast Majors occupies a Historic 1885 Victorian. Colleges Universities in the area, including Villanova, Haverford, Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, Eastern, Cabrini, and Valley Forge Military Academy. A Short drive to Devon Horse Show, Valley Forge National Park, Chanticleer Gardens, Jenkins & Morris Arboretum, Longwood Gardens and Amish County. 15 miles west of Philly and a 2 block walk to the SEPTA Regional Rail (Thorndale/Paoli) line which goes directly to the heart of Philadelphia, we welcome you to the historic WAYNE BED & BREAKFAST INN. Built at the turn of the century in the Arts & Crafts Victorian style, the Wayne B&B offers an elegant and tranquil stay in a historic 1890 home with modern amenities of WIFI, air conditioning and a 50 foot swimming pool. Five bedrooms retaining the charm and character of an earlier century are filled with style and grace. This classic Victorian beauty, nestled in the heart of Wayne and only blocks from downtown and the train, will charm you at every turn. This private garden retreat is located on a quiet street just minutes from the heart of the historic village of Wayne. We are 15 miles from Center City Philadelphia and a short drive to Valley Forge and Amish Country, Our location offers easy highway access from major highway routes (PA Turnpike, Rt 476, Rt 202) and within a two-block walk of the SEPTA regional rail with direct train service into Philadelphia. Hier wird Deutsch gesprochen.

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Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Fabulous

5 on May 14, 2017

We stayed one night before our Daughter's graduation at Haverford. Was a great decision. A restful and quiet night's sleep in an heavenly bed in the Valley Forge Room. Spacious private bath and of course Maddie the Bulldog. The house is fascinating and filled with many unique pieces....the living room set is incredible. Wish it was not raining so we could have enjoyed spring in the garden. Bob made an incredible Breakfast, even with all my dietary needs and our early departure. Best scrambled eggs ever. He is an incredible story teller and host. The Inn is close to downtown Wayne and restaurants not to be missed.

Innkeeper Response
Katy & Mike, I short but sweet stay, and so gracious. Thank you for shuttling our other Haverford mother to graduation. Thank you, so much. Bob

- Bob (innkeeper)


Visiting Villanova

5 on April 09, 2017

The breakfast is fantastic and we loved our stay!! They were very helpful to us about getting around and it felt like staying with family, so welcoming. The inn is beautiful and had the best night sleep.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for this great review...Go Cats!

- Bob Thomason (innkeeper)


Great stay !

5 on March 01, 2017

Just spent one night in this beautiful home. The room was spacious & comfortable; the bathroom large & pristine. Bob the innkeeper could not be more accommodating. Highly recommend ! Plan to return ...

Innkeeper Response
What a pleasure to host you and then get such a wonderful review. We appreciate your stay and words. Thank you. Traudi & Bob

- Bob Thomason (innkeeper)


Felt like family!

4.8 on January 05, 2017

I stayed at the Wayne B&B while I was at company training for a week since I wanted a more homey experience, and that was exactly what I got! Bob and Traudi were so incredibly warm! The house is gorgeous, the surrounding neighborhood lovely, and the hospitality at the Wayne B&B was unparalleled! I highly recommend it!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks, Jennifer, It was such a pleasure having you as a guest that became a friend. See you soon. Traudi & Bob

- Bob Thomason (innkeeper)


Wane B&B Inn

5 on November 27, 2016

My group 100 % recommends this lovely home, setting and hospitality.

Innkeeper Response
What a wonderful group and thanks for the video. Hope you return with the local college freshman.

- Bob Thomason (innkeeper)


Wayne Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on November 21, 2016

My husband and I had a delightful stay here. The hosts were extremely gracious and made us feel welcome in the lovely 1870s home they've converted into the bed and breakfast.


So Lovely!

5 on November 14, 2016

As sophisticated travelers we sought a perfect inn near Bryn Mawr, and we found it in the Wayne B&B Inn. Innkeeper Bob Thomason could not be more welcoming, warm, competent or thoughtful, and "our" room, the Wicker Room, is a haven of peace that feels like a dreamy return to a country house with gardens and comfort in a time gone by. Furnished in white with cozy touches and an enormous, downy king bed, the room has two walls of almost floor to ceiling windows looking out on gardens in which birds sing. Spring in that room, with a blooming mature pink magnolia bursting right outside the window, alone is worth a trip. The Inn is beautiful, furnished carefully with antiques and conveniences with an eye towards comfort and welcome for its guests. Max, the rotund English bulldog whose bed is in front of the fireplace and who sports pajamas on occasion, is always ready to chase sticks with delight or lean in for pets and lovin'. Breakfast is gracious and Bob is happy to accommodate any request. The Inn is 20 minutes from Bryn Mawr and 25 minutes from downtown Philadelphia. Wayne is choc-o-bloc with cute local restaurants (try the Diner for a blast from the past!) and stores. Welcome home.

Innkeeper Response
It is so nice to have return guests, that continue to make us try harder and hopefully achieve your high standards. Such a gracious guest and Thank you

- Bob Thomason (innkeeper)


Very Accommodating and Lovely Hosts

4.4 on October 25, 2016

Our hosts were very friendly and accommodating for our special request. The B&B is very clean, beautiful and charming. We hope to return one day!


A wonderful place to stay and share time!

5 on August 21, 2016

Everything was wonderful! The room was beautiful and clean. Our host and hostess were so kind and welcoming! The food was delicious! My daughter and I enjoyed our stay so much! I highly recommend!


Lovely place to stay any time of year

5 on August 19, 2016

What a lovely B&B owned by friendly and gracious hosts who are knowledgeable about the area, and enjoy being helpful. We stayed during the hot summer and the pool was refreshing, the gardens delightful. Please listen to Bob & Trudy's dining suggestions; they really know the best spots. And don't miss Chanticleer Gardens; an unusual treasure. Oh, and another great thing: they went out of their way to accommodate my dietary restrictions. We plan to return . T&T

Innkeeper Response
Hi T&T, You were the best...always our pleasure to serve you. Cannot wait to see you again. T&B

- Bob Thomason (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

Mainline Room

This lovely room with a three piece king-sized bed with two dressers in dark green; and an antique fold down top desk and chair for writing and computer use.; and overhead ceiling fan . This room boasts charming architectural lines and three tall windows ensure that light brightens your day with us. An adjoining en suite private bath, shower, and sink connects directly to the bedroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $299

Wayne Wicker Suite

A king-sized bed with a large dresser and wicker couch complements this suite and legal style bookcase with the Innkeepers book collection are available to enjoy You will bask in natural light of two walls of tall windows overlooking the brilliant gardens and pool. Take in the sunset or share a glass of wine in this wonderful room. Unwind from a long day or watch the sunrise from this beautiful vantage point capturing the tranquil setting of the spectacular gardens. Inviting the natural beauty of the outside in, this accommodation has a small kitchenette with mini-fridge, toaster, and sink and an antique metal table and three chairs for writing and computer use; along with overhead ceiling fan . A private bath includes a shower and two twin sinks.

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

Nightly Rate: $299 - $349

Strafford Suite

A highly carved four post king-size bed; exquisite antique bureau circa mid-19th century; and an antique Empire table and two monastery chairs for writing and computer use; and a New England antique blanket box adorns the room. The elegant suite is grand and spacious with neutral decor and features a bay of windows. Built-in bookcase with the Innkeepers book collection are available to enjoy. Three tall Victorian windows ensure that light brightens your day with us. Adjoining en suite private bath with marbled tile, over sized Jacuzzi , sink , brass swan-ornamental fixtures with separate shower, connects directly to the bedroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $299 - $359

Pennsylvania Room

A king-sized antique post bed with overhead ceiling fan and built-in desk area with ceiling cut in dramatic lines. Three windows ensure that light brightens your day. Adjoining en suite private bath, shower, and sink connects directly to the bedroom. A little history: A visit by a former resident, Deidre (Lord) Cervini revealed that the Pennsylvania Room was a Cedar Closet in the 60's.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $299

Valley Forge Room

A metal four post king-size bed; exquisite antique wardrobe circa mid-19th century adorns the room; and an antique desk and chair for writing and computer use. Adjoining en suite private bath with sink , separate walk-in shower, connects directly to the bedroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $299

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Location

Location Type

Colleges - Villanova, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Colleges - Swarthmore, Cabrini, Eastern, Devon Horse Show, Chanticleer Gardens, Longwood Gardens, Small town

Airport

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Exit 13 off Route 476, west on Route 30, right on Strafford Ave, to 211 Strafford Ave.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Valley Forge National Park, Chanticleer Gardens, Longwood Gardens, Barnes Foundation, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Hier wird Deutsch gesprochen.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Turndown Service, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Chanticleer Gardens, Longwood, Jenkins, Morris, Chanticleer Gardens, Longwood, Jenkins, Morris, Chanticleer Gardens, Longwood, Jenkins, Morris, Chanticleer Gardens, Longwood, Jenkins, Morris, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking in or around the Inn
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 3 rooms have a sleeper sofa, that opens into a single bed.
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Available Babysitter
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Pet sitters are available
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: For special weekends; such as, College Graduation, College Parents Weekend, Devon Horse Show, a one night non refundable deposit is required.
  • Cancellations: We would like to share the details of our CANCELLATION POLICY. If you need to cancel your reservation within 45 days of your scheduled arrival, we will make every attempt to rebook the room(s), and if we are able to do so successfully, you will incur no charges. However, if we are not able to rebook the nights that you booked, we reserve the right to charge the full reservation rate to the credit card provided to us at the time the reservation was originally made.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Traudi and Bob Thomason

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Gardening, Family Vacation, Biking, Yoga, Ballroom Dance, Marathons, Running, Traveling, Reading, Music,

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7:30 AM to 10:00AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free, Vegan


Signature Dish

Greek Omelet
Four eggs with Feta Cheese, Black Olives, Sundried Tomatoes, and Fresh Basil with Baked Ham or Sausage and Muffins or Specialty Breads


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