Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast

115 Indian Springs Drive , Chester Heights, PA 19063 USA (Show map)

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Historic elegance in the Brandywine Valley. This 1856 English Country house offers spacious romantic accommodations with every amenity you could wish for. We are conveniently located to all Brandywine Valley attractions, the Philadelphia airport and only 30 minutes from Philadelphia. All 7 guest rooms have private ensuite baths, coffee makers, TV/DVD player with library of movies, robes, hair dryers. Billiard room, summer pavillion, outdoor chess game. Free WIFI is available throughout the property. Gourmet candlelight breakfasts, seclusion, tranquility, and comfortable elegance. For those traveling with young children or dogs, or just seeking more privacy, our two 2 bedroom cottages are the perfect answer. We also have one room in the main house that is dog friendly. Cooking classes offered throughout the year. Special policies for corporate travelers. Please inquire about extended stays.

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Elegant place, perfect location, wonderful food

5 on September 05, 2017

We drove up from Annapolis specifically to spend some time at the Brandywine Valley Art Museum to visit the Wyeth displays, homes and studios. This B&B was just 10 minutes from the museum and we gave it a shot based on the reviews and we are so glad we did. Historic and elegant home, in a setting that seems farther away from civilization than it really is. We had the large room with the antique 10-foot bed and a nice "balcony" overlooking the woods on which we had wine and a snack upon arrival, then played some pool and sipped a sherry. Stayed two nights, both nights the innkeepers took care of reservations (they know everyone), the first night at Brandywine Prime, a fantastic steak place, and a very nice Italian restaurant the second night. The innkeepers own a horse farm right next door so if you choose you can feed them or play with them or I suppose ride I'm not sure. And being a B&B of course breakfast was featured and what breakfasts they were, delicious ... first was a poached pear with cheese and cream, then a nice omelet and sides; second was blueberry upside down pancakes, a new one on me but so delicious. Next time we are within 30 minutes of Hamanassett we will definitely stay again.


We highly recommend staying at the Hamanassett B&B

4.0 on January 22, 2017

We stayed at Hamanassett from January 19-23, 2017 for the first time and do plan to return for more visits. I was searching for a B&B in the area and am delighted to find this Old English Manor style B&B here. It is huge, gorgeous, exquisitely appointed. The rooms are all beautiful with attached baths. The main house has three levels by staircase (very elegant). There are separate cottages, as well. And a horse barn and pasture. Its magical. The rooms are large, very well appointed and stocked with the finest linens and toiletries. The innkeepers are a delight and went out of their way to accommodate all of our needs. The staff is unobtrusive and delightful. Breakfast is gourmet and to die for. We received a surprise upgrade on our room when they found out it was a celebration visit. The innkeepers, Ashley and Glenn, could not have gone out of their way for us any more than they did. Our stay felt like home and I don't look forward to leaving. I highly recommend Hamanassett, especially if you are looking for this style B&B. It is PERFECT for an entire wedding or corporate stay (I am a former meeting planner). Don't miss this magical place.


Highly recommended

4.6 on May 24, 2016

A party of four (three brothers and our father) stayed for two nights recently, and we very much enjoyed the experience. The brothers shared the Carriage house (beds were huge so more than enough room to share, but a pull-out couch was available) and our father stayed in the gorgeous Windsor room. Arriving late, we were greeted as expected with a map and key to the residence, and everything was perfect. The grounds, architecture and warm but sumptuous decor were wonderful and the hosts/proprietors charming. Being mid-spring, the setting was impressive with all the greenery. Breakfasts were well thought-out and high quality and it was clear that the hosts paid great attention to special diets. The only detraction would have been that a stronger coffee option would have been appreciated. Highly recommended!


Amazing

5 on April 22, 2015

We were beyond pleased at what we got from the owners, to staff experience. the owner/innkeepers were so friendly down to earth people. I would highly recommend staying.


Intimate Wedding Package and Family Weekend Stay

5 on June 29, 2014

My family and I had an amazing stay at Hamanassett. My new husband and I arranged to get married there through their intimate wedding package option and with that took the opportunity for most of our family to stay on site with us. The accommodation was lovely, the beds were comfortable, the breakfasts were divine and the service was exceptional. We felt that Ashley and Glenn were very accommodating and made our wedding day very memorable. The grounds were beautiful and even though we live close by we feel we were truly transported somewhere else. The small touches add to the stay as well and I know we will be going back routinely.


Fabulous Experience

5 on December 11, 2013

Luxurious accommodations, warm welcoming hosts, elegant home and grounds. Accommodated special dietary needs with no problem, perfect balance of helpfulness and respecting privacy. A perfect choice for those looking for a rejuvenating getaway.


Can't wait to return

5 on August 30, 2013

My husband and I spent our anniversary weekend here. Glen, Ashley and Corinne were fabulous. We stayed in the Windsor room which was extremely nice. The building and grounds are beautiful and welcoming and close enough to many sites such as Longwood Gardens and Winterthur. Breakfast was a culinary treat and my husband thoroughly enjoyed the homemade chocolate cookies each day. Looking forward to returning to this lovely B&B.


The Place in Greater Philadelphia

5 on August 01, 2012

For the last two weeks in May we had the great fortune to stay in the Meadows Cottage at the Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast near Media, PA. We needed to find a furnished rental/lease that would accommodate two adults and two older yellow labradors. Ashley and Glenn Mon go out of their way to attend to the needs of all guests. On a few occasions, B&B staff member Corine was made available to feed and walk our dogs. One day, yours truly allowed his wife to take off in the running Sienna without the key for the keyless ignition. A simple inquiry to Glenn evolved quickly into Glenn providing me with the keys to his LR3 Land Rover. Glenn didn’t even give it a second thought. There are many sights and wonderful place to eat in the Brandywine Valley. Glenn and Ashley are on top of them all and enjoy special relationships with many of the locations. Our time was otherwise occupied but we’ll look to them for help the next trip up. The cable TV and WiFi worked perfectly. There wasn’t any appliance, pot, pan or kitchen utensil we could think of that they didn’t have. Just bring groceries and you’re good to go. My one disappointment was that we only managed to make it up to the main B&B twice for breakfast. A reviewer from the New York Times had highlighted their breakfast and he was right on. Our last Sunday there we enjoyed fresh waffles with melted butter and Pecan Bourbon Maple Syrup. Ashley gave us the recipe. Hamanassett is a perfect place to come for a romantic weekend getaway from New England or Washington DC. Glenn and Ashley host special getaway packages that with room and board included are a steal. Periodically they have cooking classes run by a professional chef. We will definitely go back again, with or without the dogs. And if your travels take you to the greater Philadelphia area and you’re looking for fully furnished accommodations why on earth would you go to a Residence Inn or one of those suite hotels?!


Attention to Detail

5 on June 18, 2012

I had the most wonderful night and was blown away by the attention to detail. Ashley and Glenn Mon have certainly taken the fine art of hosting to a higher level. Hamanassett is located close to many wonderful sites and attractions, but we choose to spend the evening on our balcony enjoy the quiet splendor of the evening sun, and the view of a lovely garden and coy fish pond. The food was wonderful, and when you take into account everything that you get as a guest of Hamanassett, the price is truly a steal.


Exceptional place to stay

5 on September 19, 2011

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary at Hamanassett. Ashley and glenn could not have been more gracious or more helpful. Our room was beautiful, breakfast was fantastic, and we enjoyed the game room and the grounds. We have stayed at a number of very nice B&Bs in the past, but this was truly exceptional.


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Rooms & Rates

Devon Suite

3rd Floor Suite The Devon is our largest suite. It has 10 foot high ceilings and a king bed with canopy. Sitting room with sofa and two wingback chairs and 32 inch flat screen TV with DVD player. Free DVD library. Coffee maker with all supplies. Luxurious robes, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Dimplex fireplace offers all the romance of a real fireplace without the hassle! Large private attached bathroom with shower and tub. Windows on three sides. If using a gift certificate, call to make your reservation.

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

Inverness Suite

The Inverness Suite is a large Master bedroom (31 x 15) with windows on three sides. Attached bath has large walk in shower but no tub. 32 inch flat screen TV with DVD player. Free DVD library. Dimplex fireplace. Luxurious robes, hair dryer. Coffee maker with supplies. The room overlooks our waterfall and koi pond and has a large private balcony across the front of the house. On one side you can look out at the meadow with the horses and the other side looks out over the south lawn. Let the sounds of the waterfall lull you to sleep in this luxurious Brandywine Valley B&B bedroom. If using a gift certificate, call to make your reservation.

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

Windsor Room

Large, comfortable, second floor room (26 x 17 with 12 foot high ceiling) with French doors leading to a private balcony and windows on three sides. Flat screen TV with DVD player and free DVD library Dimplex fireplace. Large private attached bathroom with shower and full tub. Magnificent, 10 foot high, antique rosewood half tester Queen bed from a Louisiana plantation. Luxurious robes, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Coffee maker with supplies. IF USING A GIFT CERTIFICATE, CALL TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Tudor Room

3rd Floor A magnificent four poster canopied king bed with linen press headboard, antique armoire, and two comfortable chairs. Attached private bathroom with large shower; no tub. Flat screen TV with DVD player and free DVD library. Luxurious robes, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Coffee maker with supplies. IF USING A GIFT CERTIFICATE, CALL TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION.

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

Cambridge Room

2nd Floor Second floor room with Queen bed. Window seat where you can watch the horses romping in the meadow. Large private attached bathroom with shower and tub. Flat screen TV with DVD player, free DVD library. Dimplex fireplace offers all the romance of a real fireplace without the hassle. Luxurious robes, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Coffee maker with supplies. Desk and two comfy chairs. This is our dog friendly room. IF USING A GIFT CERTIFICATE, PLEASE CALL TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION.

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

Cotswold Room

2nd Floor Second floor room with Queen bed. Private attached bathroom with shower and tub. Flat screen TV with DVD player, free DVD library. Luxurious robes, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Coffee maker with supplies. Dimplex fireplace offers all the romance and warmth of a real fire without the hassle. The attached bathroom is 4 steps down so this room isn't appropriate for anyone who has problem with stairs. IF USING A GIFT CERTIFICATE, CALL TO MAKE RESERVATION.

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

Brighton Room

3rd Floor charming and cozy room. Flat screen TV with DVD player and free DVD libarary. Private attached large bathroom with shower and tub. Queen brass bed. One wingback chair. Dimplex fireplace. Coffee maker stocked with all supplies and comfy robes. Iron and ironing board. IF USING A GIFT CERTIFICATE CALL TO MAKE RESERVATION.

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

Meadow Cottage (1 room)

Our most private accommodation is located in the woods overlooking the meadow. This dog and child-friendly cottage rental is perfect for family vacations in Eastern Pennsylvania. It has two bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, a living room, a kitchen, and a dining room. There is a small fenced-in yard, so your four-legged friend can romp without a leash. The cottage sits at the end of the horse meadow, so you can enjoy sitting on your private front porch while watching the horses. **Dog Friendly**: Please note that there is a fee of $25/night per dog (up to $100 total). This fee will be collected at check in. IF USING A GIFT CERTIFICATE, CALL TO MAKE RESERVATION.

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

Carriage House (1 room)

If you are looking for hotels in the West Chester area, consider our Carriage House - the ultimate in privacy. Far enough away from the main house for total privacy but close enough to access if you need anything, this two-bedroom cottage is almost 1200 sq. ft. of English Country charm. Tucked into the woods behind the main house, it is pet and child friendly. **Dog Friendly**: Please note that there is a fee of $25/night per dog (up to $100 total). This fee will be collected at check in. IF USING A GIFT CERTIFICATE CALL TO MAKE RESEREVATION.

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

Meadow Cottage (2 rooms) up to 4 guests

Our most private accommodation is located in the woods overlooking the meadow. This dog and child-friendly cottage rental is perfect for family vacations in Eastern Pennsylvania. It has two bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, a living room, a kitchen, and a dining room. There is a small fenced-in yard, so your four-legged friend can romp without a leash. The cottage sits at the end of the horse meadow, so you can enjoy sitting on your private front porch while watching the horses. **Dog Friendly**: Please note that there is a fee of $25/night per dog (up to $100 total). This fee will be collected at check in. IF USING A GIFT CERTIFICATE CALL TO MAKE RESERVATION.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Carriage House (2 rooms) up to 4 people

If you are looking for hotels in the West Chester area, consider our Carriage House - the ultimate in privacy. Far enough away from the main house for total privacy but close enough to access if you need anything, this two-bedroom cottage is almost 1200 sq. ft. of English Country charm. Tucked into the woods behind the main house, it is pet and child friendly. **Dog Friendly**: Please note that there is a fee of $25/night per dog (up to $100 total). This fee will be collected at check in. IF USING A GIFT CERTIFICATE CALL TO MAKE RESERVATION.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Near Wilmington De., Near Media, Pa., Near West Chester, Pa., Near Swarthmore, Pa., Countryside

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Brandywine River Museum (Wyeth museum), Brandywine Battlefield, Hagley Museum, Valley Forge, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Billiards, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Fridge, Kitchenette, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , CD Playerwith Ipod docking in room, Free high speed wireless internet access, 24 hour Guest Pantry with ice machine, microwave, fridge, Complimentary Beverages and snacks, Lg. library of DVD movies, Billiard Room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Outdoor Chess Game, Cooking classes

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 - 7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking outside. Please be considerate of nonsmokers.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Under 10 in cottages. Above 12 in main house.
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Sitter on call for fee.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Extra fee and refundable deposit.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some weekends/holidays require 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Stays of 2 nights or less, full payment required when booking is made. Stays of 3 nights or more require 50% of total.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ashley and Glenn Mon

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet Candlelight

  • Time Served: 8-10 AM
  • Serving Location: Outside on Terrace, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan w/24 hr notice


Signature Dish

Begin Your Day with Breakfast
Breakfast always begins with a fruit dish such as praline bananas, baked pears in an almond cream sauce, poached pear (pictured to the right) or berries brulee. This is followed by an enticing sweet or savory main course (chef’s choice) with different side dishes each day as well as a choice of several juices and freshly brewed LaColombe coffee served in a warmed mug. Entrees may be waffles with a bourbon pecan maple syrup, eggs roulade with spinach and sundried tomatoes (pictured above) or eggs a la goldenrod, one of our guests’ favorite. Even on days when our main course is a sweet, it is always served with our special scrambled eggs as well as a meat course.


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Romance Packages

Hamanassett has been named one of the most romantic B&Bs in North America by a leading travel magazine so we definitely know how set the tone for your special getaway. Our package includes a bottle of champagne, white or red wine or nonalcoholic champagne, a dozen roses in a vase to keep, a box of handmade Swiss chocolate truffles, two souvenir Hamanassett champagne glasses to take home, and your bed turned down and strewn with silk rose petals. Tell us what to write and we will also include a card. All this for only $105.00 plus 6% tax. (Because our flower supplier charges more, the price is $125.00 on Valentine's.) Let your imagination soar!

B&B Cooking Schools

Brandywine Country Cooking School. Enjoy the beauty of the Brandywine Valley, the elegant surroundings of Hamanassett and sumptuous cuisine prepared by you in a one or two day hands-on cooking class. Our cooking school is for the casual cook and features recipes and techniques for preparing extraordinary menus themed to a particular time of the year or special occassions. Arrive Sunday evening for a welcoming reception then have a hearty breakfast Monday morning followed by a hands on demonstration by our chef. Lunch and dinner will be the fruits of your labor. Cost per couple varies according to the class and includes two nights' accommodations at Hamanassett, breakfast two mornings, lunch and dinner on Monday, apron, and tote bag. Rooms are first come first serve so book early to get the room of your choice. See our web site for a list of classes and rates.

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