Longwood B&B Inn

268 Kennett Pike (PA52 - A Scenic Byway), Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania 19317
Innkeeper(s): Barbara Ann & John Haedrich
  • Introduction

    Longwood B&B InnLongwood Bed & Breakfast Inn - Where we pamper our guests

    The most convenient location with charming and tranquil accommodations within a few minutes of all the Brandywine Valley world class attractions. Located between Winterthur and Longwood on the BV Scenic Byway.

    Free WiFi Broadband Internet in all suites.

    Longwood Bed & Breakfast Inn, formerly Hedgerow Bed and Breakfast Suites, is situated in the very heart of the Brandywine Valley, on the Kennett Pike, the road built by P.S. DuPont so he could easily travel from his farm at Longwood to his office in Wilmington, Delaware. The Kennett Pike, a Scenic Byway, travels through the beautiful chateau country of Southeast Pennsylvania and Northern Delaware where many of the DuPont families settled and built their estates. Today the unspoiled Kennett Pike area is unique with its open spaces, rolling country side, villages and large estates beckoning to visitors just as it did during the formative years of our Nation. Many of the jewels of our area border on this road: Longwood Gardens - 1 mile, Winterthur Museum and Gardens, and Brandywine River Museum are 6 minutes away. The business district of downtown Wilmington is only 12 miles from Longwood B&B, making our fine residential setting a perfect place for the business traveler.

  • Amenities

    Longwood B&B Inn-FireplaceLongwood B&B Inn- Dining Area

    The beautifully restored Carriage House sits adjacent to our main house and provides three spacious suites. Each unique suite offers guests the luxury and comfort of a sitting room, private full bath, and separate bedroom(s). The Longwood Suite with a fireplace and Jacuzzi; the Brandywine Suite has a canopy queen bed and twin bed; and the Winterthur Suite with two bedrooms can easily accommodate up to four guests. A wet-bar kitchen and pantry for guests use is equipped with a refrigerator, complimentary beverages/snacks, microwave, and eating area offering at-home convenience for refreshments at any time. Our cookie jar is always full! The quiet and very private accommodations are great for a special romantic weekend get away, wedding night, reunion, anniversary celebration, or an extended stay of a week, a month, or longer.

    All Suites Include These AmenitiesLongwood B&B Inn-Kitchen Area

    • Breakfast at your convenience
    • Central Air-conditioning / Gas Heat / Room Thermostat
    • Desk with Phone, complimentary Wireless Internet Access
    • Alarm Clocks, Iron and Board, Hair Dryers
    • Complementary Snacks, Soft Drinks, Tea, and Coffee
    • Down Comforters and Pillows
    • Flat screen Color TV, Cable with DVD
    • Luxurious Bath Robes
    • Designer Linens
    • Fresh Flowers Always
  • Grounds & Gardens

    Come and enjoy the flower gardens while sitting on the deck, terrace, patio, or by our koi fish pond or relax wandering around our yard, among the many tall tress on our grounds.

    "Thanks so much for everything! We truly enjoyed our week at your wonderful B&B. The rooms and gardens are gorgeous, and we enjoyed the interesting conversation!"

    Tom, Paula + Michael, Alaska

    "The oasis of peace and warmth... the stars and moon at night are especially wonderful in your garden"

    Carlie, NC

    "The gardens boast such lovely flowers and trees its the perfect place to relax and unwind."

    Bonnie, VA

    Longwood B&B Inn-PondLongwood B&B Inn- Back Patio

  • Testimonials from the Longwood Guest Book

    Longwood B&B Inn-View of Greenery"What a lovely location! We have stayed in B&B's in Europe and many places in the U.S. This is indeed the most memorable. Your attention to detail - the little touches that make one feel so welcome is phenomenal. Don't change! We will return." Frank & Connie, MD

    "Wow!! What a fantastic B&B! Out of all our travels, we've not seen a more beautiful setting or home. Each room is charming with its own character and reflects care and attention to hospitality and quality. We couldn't have asked for a more peaceful or relaxing get-away from the city. Your advertising truly does not do this place justice, but we'll do our part to spread the word! Thanks again." Dominic & Jessica, VA

    "Our stay was just perfect as were your hospitality and wonderful accommodations and food! You receive our 5-star recommendation. Thanks for everything." Nancy, OK

    P.S. Really great trees and leaves.

    "Thanks so much for your hospitality and helpfulness. This must be our 7th or 8th stay at the Longwood and we are so comfortable in this warm and charming B&B. We will return." Dan & Liz, FL

    "Thank you so much - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay 'at Longwood', in a lovely, warm, beautiful atmosphere. Your attention to detail is quite 'impressive.' We were very comfortable and delighted with every aspect. We hope to visit with you again." Wayne & Pat, FL

    "You have made our first B&B experience a great one. Our suite was beautiful, the food great and the hospitality wonderful. The only problem is that the next B&B we try will have to try and meet the standards here. We hope to return real soon." Joe & Gerri, NY

    "For once I am at a loss for words to describe what is simply indescribable. Cynic that I am, I truly believe there was no such thing as perfection. My experience at your glorious B&B belies that belief. Thank you for your warm and gracious hospitality." Roberta

    "What a cozy, beautiful place! We both enjoyed our stay here so very much. You have an excellent eye for detail and great taste. What a wonderful treat this was. We shall return." Adrienne & Ken, PA

    "This has been one of the best experiences of my life. I've never felt more at peace. You are gracious hosts. May your business prosper. I look forward to the day when I can again return to Longwood." Bonnie

    "What a lovely place to come to for a weekend get-away. The house and gardens are beautiful. Each time you walk in the rooms you see something beautiful that you didn't notice before. Breakfasts were great and we felt right at home. I'll certainly recommend Longwood B&B to my friends and family." Sonia, VA

  • Brandywine Valley's Most Popular Attractions

    Longwood B&B Inn- GazeboBrandywine River Museum

    U.S. Route 1, Chadds Ford PA 19317


    Relax and enjoy the exhibits in a 19th century grist mill, set along the banks of the Brandywine River. The museum houses the premier collection of three generations of the Wyeth Family; Nathaniel Converse Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth and Carolyn Wyeth. The museum is internationally known for its unparalleled collection of illustration, still life and landscape paintings. Tour the museum open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, closed Christmas Day or the N.C. Wyeth Sudio, open seasonally.

    Hagley Museum

    Route 141,

    Wilmington DE 19807


    Hagley is the birthplace of the DuPont Company (Eleutherian Mills) built in 1803 by E.I. DuPont on 230 acres. The Georgian-style residence and gardens sit on the banks of the Brandywine River within walking distance from the black power factories. It features the original DuPont mills, estate and gardens, interactive science exhibit (museum), machine shops, Blacksmith Hill worker's community and the DuPont automobile, once the most expensive car in the world. Regular Hours - March 12, 2005, through December 31, 2005: Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Winter Hours - January 1, 2005, through March 11, 2005: Open weekdays for one guided tour at 1:30 p.m. Open weekends - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Longwood Gardens

    U.S. Route 1, Box 501 Kennett Square Pa 19348 610-388-1000

    A world premiere horticultural display garden created by Pierre S. DuPont on 1,050 acres. Dress comfortably and enjoy a four acre conservatory, exquisite flowers, ancient trees, opulent architecture, spectacular seasonal events and displays. The fabulous fountains should not be missed. Open everyday and many evenings, two restaurants, gift shops and picnic facilities. Allow 3 to 7 hours to visit.

    Nemours Mansion and Gardens

    1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington DE 19807 800-651-6912

    Alfred I. DuPont's modified Louis XVI French-style chateau (built between 1909 and 1910) contains 102 rooms and is located on a 300 acre country estate. The 47,000 sq.ft. mansion is furnished with fine examples of antique furniture, rare rugs, tapestries and outstanding works of art set among spectacular formal gardens. Also you will able to see the various utility systems of the house, many designed by A.I. DuPont. The tour takes about 2 hours. Advance reservations required. Opens May 1, 2008.

    Winterthur Museum and Library

    Route 52 (Kennett Pike) Wilmington DE 19735 302-888-4600

    Winterthur is one of a few surviving great American country estates built by Henry Frances DuPont. Early American decorative art objects and antiques (1640-1860) are displaying in 175 rooms. Discover an incomparable blend of beauty and history as you; enjoy the garden tram (operated March through December), 60 acre garden, with azaleas and rhododendron, the Enchanted Woods (a fairy tale garden for children of all ages), a nationally acclaimed research library, Campbell Soup Tureen collection, highlight tours (approx one hour, reservations required), fantastic gift shops and restaurant. The Museum and Garden is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 am-5 pm. Closed Mondays (except holidays), Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

    Additional Area Attractions

    Brandywine Battlefield

    U.S. Route 1, Chadds Ford PA 19317 610-459-3342

    The small museum has artifacts that bring the Battle of the Brandywine to life. Self tour of the campsites of General George Washington's colonial troops plus tour Washington's headquarters and the Marquis de Lafayette's quarters. The Visitor Center sells a map (driving tour) of the battle area. The self driving tour is about 2 hours.

    Chadds Ford Historical Society

    1736 Creek Road 1/4 mile North of Route 1, Chadds Ford PA 19317 610-459-3342

    The focus is on colonial life in 18th century Chadds Ford. Exhibits are in the Bar Visitors Center; it maintains two historic houses (John Chadd House and Barn-Brinton House) and hosts many events.

    John Chadds House

    Creek Road (formerly Route 100), Chadds Ford PA 19317 610-388-7376 This house was built in 1725 by John Chadd, a farmer and ferryman for whom the town, Chadds Ford was named! The John Chadd House is open weekends May through September, 1 pm to 5 p.m.

    Barns-Brinton House

    U.S. Route 1, Chadds Ford PA 19317 610-388-7376

    An early 18th century tavern authentically restored as a living history museum. The Barns-Brinton House is open weekends May through September, 1 to 5 p.m. A $5 admission is good for John Chadd House and Springhouse, Barn Visitors Center and the Barns-Brinton House.

    Christian Sanderson Museum

    Creek Road (formerly Route 100), Chadds Ford PA 19317 610-388-6545 Sanderson's unique small house filled to the brim with a lifetime collection of artifacts, Wyeth artwork and memorabilia. Hours are from 1pm to 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday. For other times, please call for an appointment. Donations appreciated.

    Delaware Museum of Natural History

    4840 Kennett Pike (Route 52), Wilmington DE 19807 302-658-9111

    Discover the wonders of the natural world and experience dynamic temporary exhibitions, seasonal special events, one of the World's largest bird egg collections, views of extinct and vanishing birds and an array of seashells. Monday through Saturday; 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. Sunday; 12:00p.m. - 4:30p.m. Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas. Opening June 4th, 2005.

    National Constitution Center

    525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia PA 19106 215-409-6600 The first museum in the world dedicated to honoring the U.S. Constitution. Visitors will enjoy the latest in technology, including state-of-the-art multimedia exhibits, live theater, selected artifacts and interactive programming. Open Sunday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday from 9:30 am - 6:00 pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Philadelphia Museum of Art

    26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia PA 19130 215-763-8100

    The largest art museum in the country. Unique among American museums in its integrated presentation of fine and applied arts from Asia, Europe and the United States with over 300,000 works spanning over 2,000 years. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday evenings until 8:45 pm Closed Mondays and legal holidays. On Sunday's pay what you wish all day.

    Read House and Gardens

    42 The Strand, New Castle, DE 19720 302-322-8411

    This beautifully restored Federal mansion was built in 1801, in colonial New Castle by the son of one of Delaware's signers of the Declaration of Independence. Open to the public Tuesday through Thursday and Sundays 11:00am - 4:00 pm and Fridays and Saturdays: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Closed on Major Holidays.

    Riverfront Wilmington

    800 South Madison Street, Wilmington DE 19801 877-92-RIVER

    Located conveniently along Interstate 95, this unique entertainment destination on the waterfront provides; outlet shopping, exciting restaurants, museums and the Riverfront Arts Center, which houses changing major exhibits from time to time.

    Rockwood Mansion and Garden

    610 Shipley Street (Enter on Washington Street Extension), Wilmington DE 19809 302-761-4340

    For a delightful retreat from the 21st century come stroll the 72 acres of lighted trails or visit the restored Victorian Mansion. Museum open 10am to 3pm (Free tours offered on the hour). Butlers Pantry self serve cafe open 7am to 3pm. Park Open from 6am to 10pm.

    Local Activities

    Gateway Stables, Inc.

    949 Merrybell Lane, Kennett Square PA 19348 610-444-1255

    Great trail rides for all ages, camps, lessons and family rides. Founded in 1976, Gateway Stables, Inc., continues to be recognized as a multifaceted riding center located on the Pennsylvania/Delaware border in the heart of the historic Brandywine Valley. Gateway offers a picturesque introduction to many facets of equestrian activities, including spectacular scenery with our native-wildlife-filled tails and meadows. Reservations required. Previous riding experience is not necessary. Mounts from ponies to gentle giants.

    Viking Horse, Icelandic Horses of Chester County

    P.O. Box 3151, West Chester PA 19381 610-571-7980

    Limited riding skills needed, instruction given to experience the rare Icelandic Horse of Chester County. Viking Horse offers a variety of year-round riding treks on the rare Icelandic horse that take you through the bucolic countryside of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Year-round trail riding, 1.5 hour ride to multi-day events. Reservations Required.

    Brandywine Outfitters, Inc.

    2096 Strasburg Road, Mortonville PA 19320 610-486-6141 or 800-CANOES8

    Brandywine Outfitters' canoe and kayak rental season runs from April through September. We offer canoe and kayak rentals Wednesday through Sunday throughout the season. Our rentals begin at 8:00 am. All rentals must be on the river no later than 1:00 pm. Reservations required.

    Northbrook Canoe Co.

    1810 Beagle Road, West Chester PA 19382 610-793-2279

    Plan a wonderful day on the Brandywine River and rent a canoe, kayak, tube or splash boat. Reservations are requested but walk-ins are also welcome. Open May until the end of September, 7 days a week starting at 9am and ending at 4pm.

    QVC Studio Tour

    1200 Wilson Drive, West Chester PA 19380 800-600-9900

    The tour you've never seen before! Take the QVC Tour to learn about QVC's beginnings, successes and growth into the world's largest electronic retailer. Live broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Take the one hour and 15 minute guided walking tour from 10 am to 4 pm. No Reservations Needed.

    U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team

    Box 490, Hopewell Road, St. Peters PA 19470 800-763-5987

    Float gently over the upper reaches of the Brandywine River Valley in a beautiful hot air balloon. The best year round pleasure and adventure tour available. Reservations required.

    Brandywine Valley Wineries

    Black Walnut Winery

    3000 Lincoln Highway Sadsburyville PA 19369 610-857-5566

    Located in Chester County in an old historic bank barn. Red and white wines are a blend vinifera and French-hybrid grapes as well as seasonals.

    Chadds Ford Winery

    632 Baltimore Pike (US Route 1), Chadds Ford PA 19317 610-388-6221 Located on a small estate the 18th century barn houses an award winning winemaking facility. Wine tasting, tours, sales, special events and concerts. Open Daily noon to 6 pm, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

    Kreutz Creek Vineyards and Winery

    553 South Guernsey Road, West Grove PA 19390 610-869-4412

    Enjoy these handcrafted regional wines while picnicking in the scenic vineyard. Open Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.

    Local Golf Courses

    Hartefeld National Golf Course

    1 Hartefeld Drive, Avondale PA 19311 610-268-8800 An 18 hold championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio on a beautiful country estate. Full service bar and restaurant.

    Loch Nairn Golf Course

    514 McCue Road, Avondale PA 19311 610-268-2234

    A full service 18 hole (par 70) public golf course with water on four holes, a bar and fine dinning restaurants called The Farmhouse and The Greathouse. Hours: dawn to dusk.

  • Directions

    Longwood B&B Inn-MapFrom the north, east, or west

    1. We are on PA Route 52, 1/4 mile south of US Route 1, on the right side.

    From the south (Wilmington)

    1. We are on PA Route 52, 9/10ths mile north after crossing the railroad tracks in Mendenhall

    2.turn left into Longwood Bed & Breakfast Inn.

    From the Philadelphia Airport

    1. Take I95 South to Route 322 west to US Route 2. See "from the north, east, or west" above.

    3. Look for our sign and 268 on a post at our driveway and the two large ivy-covered stone pillars at the entrance to Longwood Bed and Breakfast Inn. At night, look for the two lighted lamp posts (the only ones in this vicinity), at the end of our driveway.