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.
We stayed in the regent room for 2 nights. The room was spacious and the beds were very comfortable. The breakfasts were good served buffet style. The owners were friendly and offered help. This is a residential neighborhood. There are restaurants 2 blocks away. The trolley passes right in front of the inn so you can park your car and take it downtown. Very convenient. Overall the stay was great.
We loved it here. It was a beautiful old mansion with two adorable cats and and great morning conversation with the hostess and guests. All the breakfast fruit, preservatives, and delicious breads was also great.
Marney was very nice and gave us a warm welcome by introducing the area and the city. She prepared a wonderful breakfast every morning and talked a lot about her life and the neighbourhood. The room was small but very nice with lovely furniture and sweet decoration. We really enjoyed our stay at Marneys :)
It is a beautiful old house with so many decorations such old vases, pictures and lamps. The owner is a gentleman and the breakfast was typical American style. It was a very precious experience to stay in such a house.
This is our second stay at the the Gables. The property is well-managed and also well appointed with a fabulous collection of 19th and early 20th century antique furniture, glassware, lamps, and silver pieces. Breakfast was home-cooked and tasty. Location on a quiet street not far from Univ of Penn and only a $8 Uber ride to downtown was excellent. There are also many restaurants in the area. And there's an intelligent poodle should you wish some canine companionship.
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!
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
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.
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!
A neighborhood in transition, this house is real and honest. A lovely owner/host, who's knowledge of Philly is well worth the visit. A remarkable home, more than just a B&B; I am looking forward to going back and bring my family and friends with me for a stay and view of this historic area.
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!
This is a B&B from 1880. The architecture is amazing. It is filled with antiques. It is also updated throughout. The rooms have window ac units with fans also. The bathroom had an exhaust fan and a heat lamp. Each room has a separate key. You also get a key to the house. They have free WiFi. The breakfast was great. It has cereals, fresh fruit, eggs, sausage, juice, tea, coffee. One morning they had homemade apple muffins. Another morning they had asparagus quiche. It's in a nice neighborhood. You can walk to several restaurants. There is a park at the end of the block. The landscaping is nice also. There is a hammock in the garden to relax in also.
My daughter lives in West Philly and invited out-of-town family members for a birthday celebration. The hotels in the University City area are not really walkable to her home for the older members of the group so decided to try The Gables. Just a couple of blocks from my daughter's home, The Gables was the perfect choice. We had a room on the 3rd floor of the beautifully restored home, 2 beds, beautifully furnished, very nice updated bathroom. Hot and cold reakfast options, snacks and beverages available all day, small business center. Room was quiet, except for the drone of the small window AC unit. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in this fun neighborhood which has lots of restaurants, shops, great architecture.
We love The Gables and are making our way through its many bedrooms when we come to Philly to visit our daughters. Everything is just so, the hosts are friendly and helpful, The Gables is close to everything! The only improvement would be - half and half for the morning coffee.
I was in Philly for a weekend gathering and wanted to be close to my family who live in West Philly. The closest hotel was a little bit farther than I wanted so I decided to try The Gables. The location worked perfectly as it is only 2 blocks from my daughter's home. The house is amazing, beautifully restored on a huge lot with plenty of nice landscaping and outdoor area. I had a twin room on the 3rd floor which was nicely furnished with a very nice private bath. The morning offerings were plentiful with cold and hot items, beverages and cookies are available all day and there's a small business center if needed. I only have one minor complaint and that would be the noise from the window airconditioning unit. Otherwise I recommend The Gables to anyone who prefers a quiet residential area with plenty of walkable stores and restaurants and a short walk to the Trolley stop for ease of transporation.
This is the best B&B there is, and better than any hotel I've been in. We rented the cottage and it was amazing. Its got plenty of space, comfy bed and furniture, the kitchen is great, and the staff is very friendly and the food is out of this world. The place is like a museum of fine antiques and art from around the world. If you're looking for a great weekend, rent the cottage.
We've stayed at the Gables three times now and each time our delight is new and different. The Gables is a restored and re-embellished miracle of Victoriana with museum quality pieces set among colour-coordinated rooms. The visual pleasure of each space--rooms, parlour, dining room--cannot be described. In addition, the rooms are clean and air conditioned, the beds are luxuriously comfortable, and there is no noise pollution. The gardens and porch lure you into long meditative sits. The breakfast is generous and varied. The staff are there when you need them, but otherwise invisible so you can pretend you live in this incredibly lovely home. If you are old enough to have grandparents alive in the early part of the twentieth century, the scent of wax polish and velvet draperies will take you back to a childhood remembered fondly. But even if you are young, you can't help but love the magical atmosphere fostered by the ambience created at the Gables. And don't get me started about the Gables around Christmastime!
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.
Our stay at the Gables was the highlight of our trip to Philly to see our son, his partner and our first grandson. As always, Warren was accommodating when we asked to arrive before check in time. Breakfast was, as always, a delightful treat. Not only was the food exceptional, the folks who were staying there and joined us for breakfast were enjoyable, adding international spice to an already enjoyable experience. We exchanged pictures with our new French friend and enjoyed the company of the Chinese couple who were touring the states. Good food, nice people and very kind inn keepers. We will return.
Our stay at the Inn at Bowman's Hill was an experience of a lifetime. After we entered through the gated entrance and parked in our individual grass covered and shaded parking stall, we were greeted by Innkeeper Mike. A truly fascinating host, Mike escorted us to our amazing room and personally showed us all of its luxurious features. His attention to detail everywhere in the inn is remarkable. The view of the heated pool, pond, fields of grass and wildlife from our balcony provided us with an opportunity to relax while we sat and enjoyed enjoyed each other's company. Breakfast was another treat. The inn's personal chef prepared a breakfast that rivals the best anywhere. And, everywhere you look there are treats to be found - from the interesting decorating pieces to the home prepared juice and homemade baked goods. The pièce de résistance however is Mike himself. He doesn't miss a trick and makes the whole experience unique and memorable. Everyone should experience the Inn at Bowman's Hill at least once in their life!
We had a wonderful two day stay at the Inn at Bowman's Hill. Our room was beautiful and overlooked the exquisite grounds. The staff was very friendly and gave great advice on activities and restaurants in the area. We relaxed at the lovely pool and had wonderful breakfasts. We are looking forward to visiting again and give this B & B the highest ratings.
The host was welcoming and provided good information about transportation. The rooms were neat and clean and beautifully furnished. The host was friendly and breakfast had several options to choose from. I highly recommend this place for service, beauty and comfort. We enjoyed our stay. it was the best of the 3 BnBs we stayed at throughout our vacation trip.
We spent two wonderful nights in Norma's bed and breakfast. What a gracious host! Attracted to New Market by its appropriate rates and historic ambiance, the B & B is located within walking distance of Philadelphia's historic sites and small restaurants, where we sat outdoors in the evening and enjoyed the area's nightlife. We were served delicious breakfasts at times of our choosing, which were accompanied by good conversation. We highly recommend the New Market Bed and Breakfast!