Just returned from enjoyable stay at this quaint hotel. It is on Rt. 1, Baltimore Tnpk, which is a very busy road, but the hotel is quiety tucked back on a hill, away from any noise. It has a colonial/traditional feel, with a welcoming fireplace & seating in the lobby. There is also a breakfast room serving a variety of cereals, yogurt, fruit, breads and make your own waffels. The room had nicely coordinated bedding and drapes and the double bed room was spacious for two. I liked that the coverlet on the beds looked like a bed spread, but was a light covering that could easily be laundered.
The surrounding area is a mixed bag of strip malls with shopping if you need anything and fast food/family type restaurants. Then as you get closer to the hotel area, you have more of a "historic" feel with the Brandywine Battle Park and Brandywine River museum. There are several restaurants nearer to the hotel, but most were pricey. There are a few multi dealer antique/collectible shops in the area - worth a gander if you like to look. We primarily went to visit in the Willmington DE area, which is about a half hour away. We took South Creek Road (across from hotel) which is a lovely country road with hundreds of acres of fields with horses and great stone farm houses. The revolutionary stone houses, both big & small, added to the historic feel of the area. Again, it's a mixed zoning of shopping and scenery. We also visited Longwood Gardens for the orchid show. Unfortunately it was not nice enough weather to enjoy the grounds. Not to be missed if you like gardening, unusual plants, home decor, is the shop "Terrain", near Targets. They have a very natural rustic store, plus eating area for lunch, coffee, desserts.
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- Nestled on a hillside in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, the Brandywine River Hotel offers distinctive European style lodging for both leisure and business travelers, capturing the unique charm and tranquility of the Brandywine in a stylish, colonial setting. ... more less
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