My husband wanted to take me to Longwood Gardens, and he found Hamanassett on the web. And, I am so glad he did. We stayed in the Carriage House which is a house a stone's throw from the main house. (The Carriage House is complete with fenced yard and fine food dishes for your dogs ... we didn't bring ours, but we could have done so.) Glenn and Ashley really want to take care of you. The wanted to know what we would drink with breakfast so they could be sure to have it on hand. Neither of us drinks coffee, so they were more than happy to have decaf Earl Gray for me and hot chocolate for my husband. Breakfasts were divine. It was fun to have a chance to offer the horses some treats (provided by Ashley & Glenn). My husband had arranged to have champagne, chocolates, and roses waiting (including rose petals on the bed). They were ready for us even though we got there earlier than expected. (The rose petals were actually fake, but I think that's even better because they didn't wilt after being beautifully placed one by one ... not merely tossed. The roses were real and lovely.) The tub in the bathroom was great. I think I soaked for an hour the first day (maybe less the second and third). I liked the rubber ducky that was there to soak with me if I wished.
Ashley and Glenn had great suggestions for things to do, and Glenn was happy to tell us all about the history of the place. You should ask to see the big music box. (It's really far more than a music box, but I can't remember what it's called. It has different tunes punched on metal discs, so they can be changed.)
I highly recommend the Hamanassett. If you need to stay longer, the Carriage House would be great. There's a kitchen complete with everything you need, so you wouldn't have to eat out every meal. (And you could bring your canine family members, too.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Brandywine Valley romantic escape near major attractions such as Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Nemours, Brandywine River Museum, Barnes Museum, and Hagley. 30 minutes from Philadelphia. Enjoy our Southern Hospitality where customer service is a priority. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.