Wayne Bed & Breakfast Inn

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

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Majors universities in the area, including Villanova University, Haverford College, Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College, Eastern University, Cabrini College, 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 R5 train 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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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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

An excellent extended stay experience!

5 on August 08, 2016

I had the pleasure of staying at Bob and Traudi's B&B at the end of July for several days, and I must admit that I enjoyed it more than any previous extended stay experience I have had in the last ten years. I have stayed at several four and five star hotels, but absolutely nothing compares to the comforts of home that one can find at Wayne B&B. Bob and Traudi were very accommodating! I cannot wait to visit them again!

Innkeeper Response
Michael: Thank you so much for your wonderful words. You were a gracious guest..we look forward to your return.

Just a wonderful B and B

5 on August 01, 2016

This is a lovely and tranquil place to stay. The location, grounds, house, Innkeepers and four-legged companion all are just warm and welcoming. The tlc and graciousness are very apparent from the moment one arrives. We had a absolutely wonderful stay at this beautiful B and B. We just loved it!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your great and wonderful words. Both of you were exceptional guests, that we were so happy to meet.

Relaxing stay

4.6 on June 28, 2016

I wanted a visit that was comfortable and relaxing. The Wayne B&B provided both. I plan to stay here again when I travel to this area again next year.

Convenience, charm, and hospitality...

4.8 on June 21, 2016

Travelers to the leafy Mainline town of Wayne have the choice of bedding down in one of several large, impersonal hotels — or their antithesis: the charming Wayne Bed and Breakfast Inn, a rambling, restful, and lovingly restored old home owned and run by Bob and Traudi Thomason. This exceptionally friendly couple are the very model of gracious and helpful hosts. To enter the Inn is to step back into a bygone era of carved dark-wood furniture, of overstuffed leather sofas, of big four-poster beds, of conversation rather than TV, and, most importantly, of the sort of old-time, accommodating hospitality that every bit matches the period decor. Without asking, we were upgraded to a larger room with a lavishly appointed bathroom fit for a pasha; with no hesitation we were granted our request to invite a friend over for breakfast the following morning (breakfast, incidentally, featured wonderfully prepared omelettes, croissants, and all the trimmings). Visitors to the Inn are sure to meet house dog and official greeter Maddie, a lumbering female English bulldog, who, though resembling gruff Winston Churchill, behaved with the good manners and gentle restraint of Queen Elizabeth; we found it impossible not to fall in love with her. And finally, it would be hard to imagine a more convenient location than the Inn’s. From there it’s an easy jaunt to the White Dog Cafe for dinner or, for trekkers, to the nearby Radnor Trail to walk off some of the excess calories. In sum, we enjoyed a delightful stay at the Inn and hope to return on our next visit to the area.

Banana pancakes

5 on April 26, 2016

Traudi & Bob treated us like family. Banana pancakes Mmmm ! Antiques are beautiful. The April garden was starting to bloom and beautiful. I practiced Tai Chi in the garden. Wow ! Great stay. Max & MarieLou

We love our visits here!

4.8 on March 25, 2016

A wonderful B&B to visit outside of the Philadelphia area. We enjoy our stays there with delicious breakfasts and wonderful hospitality! We love to try different rooms each visit and have loved every one. Thank you as always and we will see you again in a few months!

Charming B&B

5 on March 14, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay on Valentine's weekend! It was the coldest day of the year, but it was warm inside. Many shops and dining within walking distance. Our hosts were very gracious, and the breakfast atmosphere with the other guests was very nice. We would definitely go back!

Gracious hosts and a lovely home!

5 on March 11, 2016

Our stay at the Wayne B&B Inn was quite relaxing. Our hosts were very welcoming and made us feel right at home. There were several other guests, but it did not feel crowded with the comfortable spaces and rooms throughout the house. Breakfast was delicious and the hosts were accommodating to a variety of tastes and even vegetarian pallets. We would recommend this B&B to anyone.

Innkeeper Response
We always appreciate the time and effort of sending a review, and thank you for the positive words. A lively breakfast is always a delight.

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Rooms & Rates

Pennsylvania Room

A king-sized antique post bed with overhead ceiling fan and built-in desk area with ceiling cut in dramatic lines. Two windows ensure that light brightens your day. Adjoining ensuite private bath, shower, and sink c.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $329

Wayne Wicker Suite

A king-sized bed complements this room, basking 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 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 - $379

Mainline Room

Full-size antique bed adorned in hand-painted finish reminiscent of the Art & Crafts period adorns this lovely room with 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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $329

Strafford Suite

A highly carved four post king-size BED with exquisite antique bureau circa mid-19th century adorns the room. The elegant master suite is grand and spacious with neutral decor and features a bay of windows. 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

Nightly Rate: $299 - $379

Valley Forge Room

A metal four post king-size BED with exquisite antique wardrobe circa mid-19th century adorns the room. Adjoining en suite private bath with sink , separate shower, connects directly to the bedroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $329

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Location Type

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


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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, 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, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, 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, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • 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: Yes 3 rooms have a sleeper sofa, that opens into a single bed.
  • Childcare Provided: Yes 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.



Traudi and Bob Thomason

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

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

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  • 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