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“Just a delight”
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The Pennsbury Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Chadds Ford B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 29, 2012

My wife and I just had a delightful stay at The Pennsbury Inn. This 250 year old inn is full of charm, history, and comfort. The innkeepers,Chip and Cheryl add so much to the enjoyment of being at the inn. Be sure to ask Chip to give you his history tour of the inn. He is as entertaining as he is informative. And the gardens around the inn only add to the wonder of it all.

Room Tip: We stayed in The Winterthur Room with its giant windows overlooking the gardens. Be sure to ask for...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Just spent a night at Pennsbury Inn, only negative was climbing the original stairs (narrow and winding) to the Gen. Lafayette room. Chip, the host, was welcoming and accommodating, ably assisted by Tucker, his rescued shelter dog. 4 acres of magnificent gardens surround the building, and while on a busy road, our room was quiet, with no traffic noise coming in. Bed was comfortable, room whimsically decorated, and private bath was adequate, which is fine for a building that old. (Yes, it was indoors.) Magazines and newspapers throughout public spaces, plenty of seating in various rooms. Sodas/water available at all hours. Communal dining for breakfast. Located very near Longwood Gardens, across the road from an antique center, and convenient to numerous restaurants, I would recommend Pennsbury to any and all who enjoy B&B's.

Room Tip: Ask about access before picking room. Most via normal staircase, but Gen. Lafayette you must be able...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank ivorytower4
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Management response:Responded July 4, 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. This is the first time that our cutie, Tucker, was mentioned but I'm sure not the last. Though he's only been with us a few months, he's very quickly becoming a highlight for guests. I also appreciate your mentioning how quiet your room was, even though on the front of the house, as those stone walls between 18 & 24" thick, really insulate well. We certainly hope that you'll come back again when you can spend more time and truly enjoy this treasure filled area.

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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Picked out the Pennsbury Inn from their web site and the Trip Advisor reviews - worked out great for a mis May visit to the gradens in the area. Cheryl and Chip were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area - steered us to a couple of really good restaurants. Winterhthur room overlooking the garden was very comfortable. Gardens are spectacular. We will stay again. Tom & Sylvia Smith

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Tom S
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Our visit was a delight. The friendly, helpful innkeepers are available at all times to answer all sorts of questions and give suggestions when asked. They are wonderfully informed about the history of their 1714 house, and the local region. The house has many common rooms downstairs - comfortable, many daily newspapers provided. The gardens are extensive, beautiful and a pleasure after a day's outing. (The location is superb for visiting the major area attractions). The room we were in was comfortable and well appointed, although the road noise was noticeable when the windows were open since our room faced the road. There were evening snacks and we were presented with champagne because it was our anniversary - a graceful touch. Coffee and snacks and cold drinks are available (no cost) all day, all night. Breakfast was at the guests' convenience, not the inn-keepers (in contrast to other B&Bs when breakfast was at a fixed time or not at all). We intend to return the next time we're in the area.

Room Tip: Facing the garden is quieter.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank JudyRabkin
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

My husband and I spent three nights at Pennsbury Inn and loved every minute of it! Our room was very clean, comfortable and luxurious. The Inn was fascinating. We loved the history, decor and all the cool little spots to sit and read or relax in. The gardens were gorgeous! The Inn Keepers are very good at what they do..they were very welcoming. The breakfasts were fantastic, they also accommodated my husbands dairy allergies with no fuss. I loved all the extra touches, the heated mugs, huge and varied breakfasts, lovely sweet snacks at bedtime, spacious umbrellas to borrow, refillable water bottles with available filtered water, wi-fi....the perks are too many to list! Best location in the area too! So close to all the best attractions and restaurants. Can you tell we loved this place?

Room Tip: For privacy, choose the Lafayette Room. It has it's own twisty staircase lighted by electric &qu...
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Mary G
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

My boyfriend and I planned a visit to Longwood Gardens. Since that same evening we were meeting friends for dinner at the Dillworthingtown Inn, I thought it would be nice to stay at a nearby B&B. I was somewhat put off by the cluttered and slightly messy sitting room when we entered the B&B. Our innkepper was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed in the inn's largest suite, 'the Winterthur'. It was overdecorated with Christmas knicknacks but clean and comfortable. Breakfast was served, at our request, at 8:30 (before they usually serve breakfast). I thought the food was delicious and well-presented. A particular stand-out was the homemade granola.

Room Tip: For foodies who are planning to shop in nearby Kennett Square, I'd recommend the coffee and dess...
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank concetta2
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

Lovely innkeepers that gave a lively tour of their historic jewel of a home- from tge wide planked, burnished floors to the tasteful decor and dream kitchen, they make you feel completely at home.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Additional Information about The Pennsbury Inn

Address: 883 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317-9351
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Chadds Ford
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Chadds Ford
Price Range: $156 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Pennsbury Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
c.1714 Colonial Country Inn, with 7 guest rooms (featuring comfy feather-bedded twins to kings), 5 first floor parlors and 8 acres of award-winning gardens and wooded trails. There are sumptuous breakfasts, all day beverages and treats & bedtime snacks at this warm cozy bed and breakfast. A perfect getaway place for travelers far and wide who come to the Brandywine Valley to explore its myriad treasures. Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Nemours, Hagley and the Wyeth art at the Brandywine River museum are all just a few minutes a way, and just the beginning of this area's treasures. Hiking, biking, hot air ballooning, fishing, horseback riding and so much more. The 7 wineries of the Brandywine Wine Trail and other independent wineries, invite you to taste and tour. Our outstanding area restaurants end your evening with perfect taste. ... more   less 
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