Kennett House Bed & Breakfast

503 W State Street , Kennett Square, PA 19348 USA (Show map)


The Kennett House Bed & Breakfast offers guests the casual elegance of a magnificent granite four square mansion in Kennett Square, PA. This Brandywine Valley bed & breakfast built in 1910 is nestled in the historic borough of Kennett Square, PA and features beautiful chestnut and rosewood woodwork, antique furnishings, and oriental rugs. The Kennett House is within walking distance of art galleries, specialty shops, and fine dining. It is minutes from all of the Brandywine Valley attractions and 3 miles from Longwood Gardens, the world's premier horticultural display garden.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Another delightful stay

5 on October 19, 2016

We always have a restful and wonderfully quiet stay at Kennett House. Gilja manages it all so well and hospitably, with comfortable beds in spotless rooms, help with sightseeing, lovely decorating in tune with the impressive Arts and Crafts house, attention to temperature during the swing seasons, considerate touches like bottled water in the guests' common fridge and snacks for midnight munchies, and delicious breakfasts beautifully presented. Thank you again!

An interesting house in a pleasant situation

4.0 on October 15, 2016

We enjoyed the architecture and décor and the wealth of information and books about the area. We were glad of good advice about places to eat and visit during our stay.

Exceeded expectations!

5 on October 12, 2016

Our stay at the Kennett House was lovely. The host is absolutely delightful. She treated us like family. The breakfast each day was fantastic. We stayed in the Deleware room and it was cozy and we loved it! I would highly recommend a stay at the Kennett House! You won't regret it!

Lovely B&B

5 on September 08, 2016

Miss Gilga was so warm and accommodating- even serving 3 different and equally delicious gluten and dairy free breakfasts! The room was beautiful AND comfy as well as very reasonably priced. The bathroom was elegant, great water pressure and amenities like shampoo, conditioner, etc. provided. The B&B is a 2 block walk into Kennett Square which has very good restaurants. I really enjoyed my stay here!

Charming property- great location

4.0 on August 25, 2016

Lovely period house located in proximity to all sightseeing venues. The suite was spacious and well appointed. There are stairs and you have to carry your luggage. Breakfast excellent. Inn keeper a bit quirky, but overall a pleasant experience.

Wonderful Anniversary Get-Away

5 on August 10, 2016

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Kennett House. Beautiful home and location in the charming town of Kennett Square. There are plenty of great attractions to explore (Longwood Gardens, Hagley Museum, etc.), and we loved our room - The Longwoood Suite. Gilja, the host, makes a top-rate breakfast and is very hospitable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Great B&B in Kennett Square

5 on July 11, 2016

We stayed here for four nights while visiting the DuPont Gardens, and other area attractions. It had great reviews, and deserves them. We stayed in the Longwood Suite which was spacious, attractive, comfortable, and clean. Gilja was very helpful with anything we needed; and is an excellent breakfast chef. It was an easy walk to downtown restaurants in Kennett Square, and short drives to all the Brandywine River Valley attractions. Kennett House is also a great building. So glad we chose it.

Wonderful Place

4.8 on June 26, 2016

Very nice B&B; walking distance to Kennett Square shops and restaurants; wonderful hostess; great breakfasts.

Older but wiser place to stay

5 on June 13, 2016

Need to walk stairs but rooms and open areas have amenities not normally provided. Breakfast was good but not overstuffing. Appreciated that! Convenient location to fabulous downtown stores. Relatively quiet despite location. Nice touches to interior, great sitting porch and an outstanding wireless internet connection.

Great location with a gracious hostess and fine breakfast!

5 on June 12, 2016

We enjoyed three nights at Gilja's wonderful B and B! The room had an alcove for computer and tv use. Gilja kept the house nice and cool during the hot weather. (An old house, but has central air!) And talk about the breakfasts! Wonderful stay!

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Location Type

Chester County Hunt Country, Brandywine Valley, Countryside, Small town, Village, Wine country


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 30 miles

Directions to property:

3 miles so of Longwood Gardens take Route 1 to Kennett Square exit, proceed through town on State St apx 1/2 mile on right from light at Route 82 (corner of State & Garfield)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Brandywine River Museum, Hagley Museum, Winterthur Museum & Gardens, Longwood Gardens, Dupont Estates, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Polo, Antique Shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00-7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well traveled children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: In season we request 2 night stay on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require a major credit card to hold a reservation and the card is charged upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations: A $25 per room night fee will be automatically charged for each cancellation. No-shows will be charged for the entire amount of reserved visit. Reservations of 3 or more rooms require 30-day cancellation notice. 50% of total reservation amount will be charged if cancellation is made less than 30 days in advance.



Gilja Kusano

Languages spoken

Korean, English, Japanese

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  • Time Served: 7:30 to 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Mushroom Omelet
Kennett Square is in the "Heart of Mushroom Country" so no visit would be complete without sampling our savory mushrooms. Enjoy a light, fluffy omelet filled with delicious Cremini mushrooms.