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 Dining4.7

This is a tight ship. She thinks of everything

4.8 on April 20, 2017

Such a nice, historic inn. The owner is so thoughtful. She provides the rooms with many small amenities. We will always go back. She is also a good cook. She serves real maple syrup with her fantastic French toast.

B&B Adventures

4.2 on April 03, 2017

A charming B&B was the ideal location for a few rainy days in the early spring. My partner and I love Kennett Brewing Company (amazing beer and food) so this little vacation allowed us to be in walking distance of our favorite place while also giving us the chance to explore other parts of the Mushroom Capital (we endorse visiting Philter and Lily Asian Cuisine). After a day of adventures, this B&B was the best place to come back to with its cozy atmosphere (always a must in my book), charming innkeeper, and delicious breakfast. Regardless of the time of year, it encapsulates all the warm and happy feelings one may associate with a magical holiday, such as Christmas. We would definitely love to return in the future and stay a little longer!

A Lovely Home Away From Home

4.8 on February 28, 2017

Breakfasts were artistically presented and delicious. Classical music enhanced the the morning dining experience. My husband and I have made Kennett House our home away from home, whenever we're in the area. The inn keeper now welcomes us as extended family.

Christmas Vacation at Kennett House

5 on December 31, 2016

Our host, Gilija, was outstanding! Friendly and what a fabulous chef. I had food limitations and she met those with ease preparing delicious alternatives. The oriental appointments throughout Kennett House are beautiful as are all the furnishings. The house is maintained with love and care -- as are the guests!

Loved our stay

4.6 on December 23, 2016

Our host was very nice, friendly and accommodating. The room was cozy, comfortable and quiet. And the breakfast was delicious. We will definitely be returning in the future.

Birthday Trip

4.2 on December 12, 2016

Very good overall. Bathroom could use some updating. Sink did not drain properly.

Best B&B

5 on December 11, 2016

Great location but the service and atmosphere sold us. The place was spotless and the meals were outstanding. Our stay could not have been any better! Looking forward to a return trip in the spring.

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!

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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

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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.
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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.

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