The Pennsbury Inn

883 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania 19317
Innkeeper(s): Cheryl A. Grono
 
  • Introduction

    The Pennsbury Inn - Chadds Ford, PennsylvaniaWelcome to the Pennsbury Inn

    An historically prominent Bed & Breakfast in the heart of the Brandywine Valley offering exceptional accommodations.

    The Pennsbury Inn is situated on eight acres of sculptured grounds bordered by woodland trails, offering privacy for special events such as wedding receptions, anniversary dinners, bridal showers, corporate meetings and catered parties. We are located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, only minutes from Delaware and the city of Philadelphia.
     
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    On acreage purchased from Wm. Penn's Commissioners in the 17th Century, Pennsbury Inn's original dwelling house, erected in 1714 of Brandywine Blue Granite rubble stone, was enlarged mid-century by a stone addition of surpassing proportions with the front facade clad in hand-molded Flemish Bond brick. A 19th Century clapboard extension housed both coachman quarters and beehive bake oven. A 20th Century addition contains a garden view dining area.

    Looking to unwind and gBack View of Innet away for a weekend? Our backyard will take you away.

    Located just two minutes from Longwood Gardens, The Pennsbury Inn is a lovely and comfortable country house, with seven sumptuous bedrooms and private baths, large living room with huge open fireplace, library, music room and private conference room on 8 acres of landscaped grounds. Our beautiful gardens span over eight acres. This is the perfect place to have a garden wedding, or host a special event.

    The Pennsbury Inn's four sitting rooms, seven bedrooms, dining room and landscaped grounds comfortably blend colonial heritage with casual elegance. Located on the National Register of Historic Places, the inn is a large but cozy retreat with uneven floorboards, slanted doorways, winding staircases and huge open fireplaces.
     
    Our Dining Room overlooks the beautiful gardens.                      The Longwood Room

    An extensive collection of antiques and old books add to the inn's inherent charm. Featured in Colonial Homes (Aug 97) and Travel and Leisure (June 98, "Inn of the Month"), The Pennsbury Inn is one of Chester County 's showcase properties.

    All of the guestrooms have feather beds, telephones, cable television and lovely private bathrooms. Many rooms have decorative fireplaces.

    We look forward to hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to meet with you and show you the Inn. 

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Cheryl Grono for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Longwood Gardens-the world’s premiere garden, the Brandywine River Museum-N.C., Andrew & Jamie Wyeth and more, all of the DuPont mansions.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    4 acres of gardens, fabulous breakfasts, historic tour, décor,  the character and the history of our inn.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Longwood Gardens.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The obvious love, respect and beauty that I’ve added to the inn and gardens and my caring attitude that makes guests feel at home.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The absolutely fabulous restaurants.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Longwood Gardens, The Brandywine River Museum, Winterthur, Nemours, Hagley Museum & if there’s still time-the Brandywine Battlefield, Sanderson Museum, wineries & antiquing.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    A winery and antique shops.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Floga Bistro.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Every attraction has their own website and www.thebrandywine.com.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    7 rooms

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes, limited, no cats.

  • Weddings

    Your wedding your way. With our assistance you will have the wedding of your dreams. Whether for just the two of you, or in the midst of 150 friends and relatives, we'll create the most beautiful day of your life. Small weddings may be done in the gardens or within the historic c.1714 inn, while larger events are always held in the award-winning gardens. Let us support you in your quest for perfection.

  • Kid Friendly

    We want children to be able to explore our extensive grounds, including gardens, grassy areas and woods.The fish and frogs in the refecting pool and fish ponds, never fail to entertain and there are both outdoor and indoor games for all ages. We do ask parents to be aware that there will be other guests, looking for a quiet retreat or romantic rendevous, so they should be sure that their child is well behaved and able to understand that other guests may want to be left alone.

  • Pets Welcome

    We know that "Fido" or "Rover" does not like to be left home nor do you like to travel without your faithful friend, so we do allow a limited number of pets, (no cats due to allergies, please). We have 8 acres to run on and a number of our restaurants have outdoor patios where you can eat with your four legged buddy. We just ask that your pup be at least a year old, well behaved and not likely to bother other people who might not be quite so enamored of your dog as you are. Please ask us to send our "doggie etiquette agreement" for your perusal, wnen you make a reservation.

  • Area Attractions

    • Brandywine Valley
    • Longwood Gardens
    • Brandywine River Museum
    • Winterthur Museum
    • Nemours Mansion & Gardens
    • Hagley Museum
    • Brandywine Battlefield
    • Philadelphia Museum of Art
    • Delaware Museum of Art
    • Delaware History Center
    • Hartefeld National Golf Course
    • Brandywine Conference Center & Visitors Bureau
    • Chester County Visitors Bureau
    • Chester County Historical Society
    • Delaware Tourism Office
    • Chaddsford Winery
    • Wilmington Renaissance Corporation
    • Baldwin's Book Barn
    • The Barnes Foundation
    • West Chester University
    • University of Delaware
    • New Castle County Delaware
    • Amish Farmlands
    • Horseback Riding, Canoeing, Golf

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    Of the many local restaurants, we highly recommend Pace One, (intimate and charming, with award winning cuisine and service), Dilworthtown Inn (authentic colonial atmosphere with formal, attentive service), Buckley's Tavern (friendly pub-like atmosphere in colonial era restaurant and bar), and the Gables, Californian cuisine with French and Asian influence.

  • How to Find Us

    Use the directions that best describe where you are coming from.

    From NE PA:

    1. Take the North East extension I 476, South to PA Turnpike
    2. Take the Turnpike West to the Valley Forge exit.
    3. Take Rt. 202 South to Rt. 1 ( Baltimore Pike).
    4. Turn Right onto Rt. 1 South.
    5. The Inn is approx. 2/10th mile after the 5th traffic light (cross street "Independence Way") We'll be on your right, across from a large white barn. Look for small yellow sign: if you pass the Chadds Ford Veterinary Hospital you've gone one driveway too far.

    From Points North (NYC):

    1. Take the New Jersey Turnpike South to exit 2 (Sweedsboro).
    2. Take Rt. 322 West approx. 8 Miles to the Commodore Barry Bridge.
    3. Cross bridge into Pennsylvania.
    4. Continue on Rt. 322 West approx. 8 more miles to intersection with Rt. 1 (Baltimore Pike).
    5. Turn left (South) onto Rt. 1. Go through 8 Traffic lights (6 miles or so).
    6. The Inn is approx. 2/10th mile after the 8th traffic light (cross street Independence Way). We'll be on your right, across from a large white barn. Look for small yellow sign: if you pass the Chadds Ford Veterinary Hospital you've gone one driveway too far.

    From Points South (Wilmington, DC):

    1. Take I 95 North to exit 7 (Wilmington - DE).
    2. At top of ramp go one more block and turn left onto Rt. 52 (North).
    3. Continue for approx. 10 miles to Rt. 1 (Baltimore Pike).
    4. Turn right onto Rt. 1 (North).
    5. The Inn is approx. one mile after the first traffic light, across from a large white barn. The barn will be on your right, the Inn on your left.
    6. You can't turn left into the Inn because a median strip prevents all turns, therefore, immediately after the barn is a sign "All Turns". Turn right into "Jug Handle" that allows you to head back (left) onto Baltimore Pike.

    From Points West:

    1. Take PA Turnpike East to exit 23 (Downingtown).
    2. Take 100 South. Take Rt. 202 South to Rt. 1 (Baltimore Pike).
    3. Turn Right onto Rt. 1 (Baltimore Pike) South.
    4. The Inn is approx. 2/10th mile after the 5th traffic light (cross street Independence Way). We'll be on your right, across from a large white barn. Look for our small yellow sign: if you pass the Chadds Ford Veterinary Hospital you've gone one driveway too far.

    From Points East and the Phila Airport:

    1. Take I 95 South past the airport to "Exit 3 rt. 322 West Chester"
    2. Continue on Rt. 322 West approx. 8 more miles to intersection with Rt. 1 (Baltimore Pike).
    3. Turn left (South) onto Rt. 1.
    4. Go through 8 Traffic lights 6 miles or so).
    5. The Inn is approx. 2/10th mile after the 8th traffic light (cross street Independence Way). We'll be on your right, across from a large white barn. Look for small yellow sign: if you pass the Chadds Ford Veterinary Hospital you've gone one driveway too far.

    From Lancaster area:

    1. Take Rte 41SE to Rte 1N (Baltimore Pike).
    2. Continue N on Rte. 1 (Baltimore Pike).
    3. When 1 turns into a small 4 lane highway, continue on past the light at Longwood Gardens and the 2 more lights.
    4. The inn is 1 mile past the third light on the left, across from a large white barn.
    5. Just past the barn is an ""All Turns" sign. This is where you can make a "U" turn (or turn around and go back 2/10 mile past th at intersection. Go slowly. We'll be on your right. Look for a small yellow sign, with a flag flying over it as the driveway is immediately past it.If you pass the Chadds Ford Veterinary Hospital you've gone one driveway too far.