Fairville Inn

506 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52) , Chadds Ford, PA 19357 USA (Show map)
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The Fairville Inn is in the heart of the Brandywine Valley between Winterthur Museum and Longwood Gardens, and only minutes from the business district in Wilmington, Delaware. The Hagley, Brandywine River (Wyeth and Pyle collections), and Nemours Museums are also within minutes. Our 13 rooms and 2 suites are located in three buildings: the Main House (built in the early-mid 1800s), the Carriage House, and the Springhouse. Rooms begin at $175 per night (plus applicable taxes), which includes a full breakfast and afternoon tea. All rooms have a private bath, satellite TV, wireless internet, telephone, and individual heating and air-conditioning. Many rooms have a fireplace (seasonal) and most have a private deck/porch. All rooms have either a king- or queen-sized bed, some under a romantic canopy (one room has twin beds, which can be made into a king). Fine dining nearby. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.2

An especially appealing B&B, offering historic charm, comfortable accommodations, and a welcoming and attentive staff

4.6 on October 24, 2016

Fairville Inn stands apart for its numerous strengths. We are looking forward to our fourth stay there in just a few weeks. The Inn's bucolic setting is quiet and relaxing, yet it sits within easy driving distance of all the most popular Brandywine Valley attractions. The accommodations are comfortable and well-appointed; the Inn offers an excellent breakfast and afternoon tea; and most importantly, owners Laura and Rick Carro and their always-helpful staff are a dedicated team.


Fall Vacation

3.4 on October 20, 2016

We enjoyed relaxing at this inn for 3 nights while touring the Brandywine Valley. Room was cozy with a nice view of the property and cleaned fully each day. Breakfast had three nice options each day and was served in a lovely dining area in the historic house, however the staff could use a bit of training.


Charming inn/gorgeous venue

4.0 on August 12, 2016

The Fairville Inn is simply gorgeous and it is ensconced in a beautiful, sylvan corner of Delaware...close to Winterthur, Nemours, the Brandywine Museum and Longwood Gardens. The carpet and bathroom in our room could use a little updating, but those details won't keep us from returning to Fairville.


A nice and welcoming B&B outside Philly

4.4 on October 24, 2015

The B&B is located in an convenient location outside Philadelphia. Our room in the Carriage House was nicely decorated and quiet. It has a veranda to a very nice garden. When we arrived the weather was a bit chilly, but there was a fireplace in the room. The Innkeepers gave us good ideas for places to visit, e. g. the Longwood Garden nearby. That was really a beautiful garden worth to see. For breakfast you get everything you need.


Great place to stay and great location

5 on August 25, 2015

We stayed at the Fairville Inn last week for three nights. We were there a year ago and liked it so much we returned. Just as good the second time. The room was very clean and well appoointed. We had a small porch to sit on. Afternoon tea was a very nice feature and breakfast we tasty and had great eye appeal. The location for Brandywine activities and restaurants can't be beat. Highly reccomended. I should mention that the innkeepers were most anxious to help with dining reservations and travel directions. Like having your own concierge.


Wonderful area

3.2 on December 13, 2014

Overall our stay was wonderful. We were greeted by our hosts and they proved to be very accomodating and pleasant. Laura was very informative regarding the restaurants and local attractions; printing off information and making reservations for us. We stayed in Springhouse with 3 other couples which was nice because we had the entire dwelling to ourselves. They are in bad need of renovation which should include updating the TVs but overall the bed was comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed the fireplace. There was a problem with plumbing in Springhouse that was not pleasant and when brought to Rick and Laura's attention, they took care of the problems and compensated us for the inconvenience.


Last minute, one night

3.2 on November 29, 2014

Emailed the B&B a few questions before booking and got a quick response (within hours), which was nice. Arrived around 6pm, after visiting area attractions. They do an afternoon cheese and tea, which we missed, but the hostess was kind enough to set the cheese out again for us and make us some tea, which we enjoyed in the rocking chairs on the front porch. Upon check in, they have you sign up for a time slot in which to attend breakfast in the morning. Having arrived later than everyone else, all the later slots were taken, which meant getting up way earlier than we'd have liked in order to have the breakfast. The breakfast was scrambled eggs with veggies, but seemed more like a quiche, but it was good. Since it was last minute and we weren't going to be spending a lot of time there, we opted for the least expensive room. Room was in the main house, 2nd floor, back corner, so it was quiet and cozy. I am not a fan of carpeting, and feel that in general the room and its bathroom could use a little updating. Unless we are 100% in love a place, we rarely return, but instead try out other places in the area next time. If we ever did book here again, we'd prob spring for the suite or cottage rooms. Overall, pleased with the location and stay for the price.


The ambiance of the Inn is friendly and has a lovely European feeling to it. The room we stayed in was beautiful. It would have been better for my back (pinched nerve) if the mattress had a bit more give to it and molded to the back. Otherwise, the staff was lovely, so very kind and friendly.

4.6 on November 09, 2014

We appreciated the lovely antiques and paintings decorating the living and dining area. We plan to make trips to this region often now and plan to stay at your Inn.


November 2014 visit

4.6 on November 09, 2014

We were looking for a weekend away to relax. Stayed one night and it was lovely. For me, its the little details that count and these hosts did that- soft towels in the bathroom, nice-size bedrooms (bath was small but it's an old home), lovely tea in the afternoon and great breakfast. Hosts made sure we were set for dinner reservations and at breakfast, gave us suggestions of where to go.


July Visit to the Fairville Inn

4.8 on July 16, 2014

We are looking forward to going back in the near future. We had a lovely stay and enjoyed our host, hostess and resident dog.


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Rooms & Rates

Springhouse 2

On 1st floor of Springhouse. Has king-sized bed, deck, and fireplace.

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

Springhouse 3

On 2nd floor of Springhouse. Has queen-sized canopied bed, deck, and fireplace.

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

Springhouse 4

On 2nd floor of Springhouse. Has queen-sized canopied bed, deck, and fireplace.

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

Carriage House 1

1-Flr,K, Shower Priv. Entrance, King, Shower (2-Pe cathedral ceiling, deck, fireplace, entrance.

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

Carriage House 2

On 1st floor of Carriage House. Has queen-sized canopied bed, deck, and private entrance.

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

Carriage House 3

On 1st floor. Has king-sized canopied bed, cathedral ceiling, deck, fireplace, & private entrance.

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

Carriage House 4

On 2nd floor. Has queen-sized canopied bed, double sinks, and private deck.

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

Suite 1

On 1st floor of CH. King-sized canopied bed, sitting room, fireplace, & private deck.

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

Suite 2

On 2nd floor of CH. King-sized canopied bed, doub sinks, sitting room, private deck, & fireplace.

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

Main House 1

On first floor of Main House and has a queen-sized bed with 1/2 canopy and private deck.

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

Main House 2

On second floor of Main House and has a queen-sized bed.

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

Main House 3

On the second floor of Main House and has twin beds.

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

Main House 4

On second floor of Main House and has queen-sized canopied bed.

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

Main House 5

On second floor of Main House and has a queen-sized bed.

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

Springhouse 1

On 1st floor of Springhouse. Has a king-sized canopied bed, deck, fireplace, and private entrance

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

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  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Wine country

Airport

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Please see "Directions" on our website.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Longwood Gardens, Nemours, Winterthur Museum, Brandywine Battlefield, Brandywine River Museum, Hagley Museum, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Computer, Fireplace

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Canoeing, Golfing, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm-8:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No $250 charge for smoking in any building.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: A two-night minimum required on most weekends and holidays.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Required deposit: one-half of the reserved nights, rounded down in the case of an odd number of nights.
  • Cancellations: If you cancel your reservation 10 or more days before the date of arrival, your deposit will be refunded in full, less a cancellation fee of $20 per room reserved. If you cancel your reservation less than 10 days before the date of arrival, you are responsible for the entire amount of reserved time, except to the extent we are able to re-book the cancelled room(s). A reservation made 9 or fewer days before the date of arrival is considered a guaranteed reservation and you are responsible for the entire amount of reserved time except to the extent we are able to re-book your room(s). The only exceptions are if an airport you are traveling through is closed, service is suspended on a rail line you are traveling, or if law enforcement authorities along your driving route are recommending that travelers stay off the roads due to severe weather conditions. In these cases, we will charge your credit card for any balance due and gladly provide you with a Fairville Inn gift certificate for the full amount of your reserved time valid for one year. The Gift Certificate is transferrable. If your reservation is for 3 or more rooms, for a holiday period, or during a local special event, the same cancellation policy applies, except that the cancellation period is 30 days. Holiday periods are February 12-16, Memorial Day Weekend (Friday – Monday), July 2-6, Labor Day Weekend (Friday – Monday), Thanksgiving week (Sunday – Saturday), and December 23 – January 2. Special Local events include Winterthur’s Point-to-Point Weekend (usually early May), and the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival (usually mid-September). Please visit our website .fairvilleinn for additional information.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Laura & Rick Carro

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full country

  • Time Served: M-F 7-9; S & S 8-10
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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