Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast

699 West Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382
Innkeeper(s): Steve and Lori Zytkowicz
 
  • Introduction

    Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast - West Chester, Pennsylvania

    Faunbrook...an extraordinary Victorian Bed & Breakfast!

    Step back in time as you join us in our breathtaking, historic inn. This 1860's Italian Federal mansion has intricate wrought iron surrounding the wraparound veranda - a great place to sit, looking out over majestic rhododendrons transplanted years ago from Longwood Gardens..

    The B&B is tucked away in a gardens adorned with antique fountains, icehouse, and gazebo.

    Just 30 minutes from Philadelphia, Wilmington, King of Prussia Shopping and Amish Country and closer to Longwood Gardens and QVC Studios.

    Faunbrook, within walking distance of West Chester University, is perfectly situated in the Brandywine River Valley and the quaint town of West Chester with its numerous first rate restaurants and antiques shops.

    Just minutes from the Many Attractions of the Brandywine Valley

    • Longwood Gardens
    • Historic Chadds Ford
    • Chaddsford Winery
    • The Brandywine River Museum featuring the art of Andrew Wyeth
    • Brandywine Battlefield
    • Canoeing, rafting, hiking and mountain biking
    • Winterthur and Hagley Museums

    Guests will enjoy the richly detailed rooms furnished with many antiques, an entry graced by a grand staircase, and a parlor with walk-through Monticello windows opening onto the veranda, a library, an elegant dining room and a charming sunroom. Rooms have 12' ceilings with large windows and beautiful mahogany woodwork.

    On chilly days you can find a cozy spot in front of one of the three fireplaces; on pleasant days you'll find freshly picked flowers from the garden and enjoy the refreshing breeze through the house. Faunbrook has 32 rooms, 11 of which were originally servants' quarters and now serve as the innkeeper's residence.

    "Your B&B is the nicest place we have ever stayed -- elegant & romantic, yet very cozy. We loved breakfast and your gracious hospitality."
    Nancy and John Reston, VA

    Innkeepers Lori and Steve Zytkowicz are local to the area and provide extreme hospitality in southeastern Pennsylvania in this gorgeous setting, making it the perfect spot for B&B lovers.

     

    The aroma of a delicious, three-course breakfast will entice

    guests to the candlelit dining area or, weather permitting, to the veranda. Lori is a superb cook whose favorite dishes include stuffed French toast, homemade blueberry streusel coffeecake, and poached pears. If you have special dietary needs, be sure to let the Innkeepers know when you book your reservation.

    Faunbrook offers seven luxuriously furnished rooms, each named for the original Darlington family and their six children.

     

     

    Hall 

     

    Faunbrook is also available for...

    • Small weddings or receptions
    • Elegant parties such as showers, anniversaries, or christenings
    • Filming on location (look for us behind the products on QVC)
    • Group accommodations such as family reunions and wedding parties
    • Corporate lodging and meeting areas

    "We are truly amazed and impressed with the energy you have clearly put into this home, such fabulous decorating and such an attentive innkeeper."
    Carolyn and Bob, McLean, Virginia

  • Weddings

     

     

    Faunbrook provides the ideal setting for weddings and life ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners for up to 85 people. Located in the heart of the Brandywine Valley and just a short drive from Philadelphia, it is convenient to many locations.

    Due to the popularity of Faunbrook for weddings and receptions, please call well in advance to allow for booking and special considerations.

    Please contact Lori at 610-436-5788 or faunbrook@gmail.com if you are interested in making an appointment to tour our guest rooms and/or event space.  

  • Breakfast

    Faunbrook guests enjoy a full breakfast served at 9:00 a.m. (earlier by request) with candlelight, a firelight if the weather permits. Coffee is freshly brewed each morning starting at 7:30 am and is available until 11 am

    Parents visiting students at West Chester University and other local schools are welcome to invite their children for breakfast at no additional cost. Guests of Faunbrook may also invite friends to join them for a nominal fee.

     

  • How to Find Us

    From New Jersey Turnpike (North or South) 

    Take Exit 6 for Pennsylvania Turnpike. Follow Pennsylvania Turnpike West for approximately 35 miles to Exit 24, Valley Forge. After paying toll, take Exit 26  S (Paoli, 202  S), then stay to left. On 202 South for approximately 20 minutes. Take first exit past traffic light (WCU, High St. Business District). At second light, go left onto Rosedale Avenue. (*)

    From Delaware Memorial Bridge (NJ) 

    Cross bridge, follow signs for 95 N. (Wilmington). Get on 95 N. through Wilmington to exit for 202 N. (Concord Pike). Bear left on exit ramp. follow 202 North. At Routes 1 and 202, you are 7 miles from West Chester. Go straight (do not turn right at West Chester Inn) following signs for Business District, High Street. Go under the overpass. At second left on Rosedale Avenue (Cornerstone of University). (*)

    From Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., etc. 

    Take 95 N. through Wilmington to exit for 202 North (Concord Pike). Bear left on exit ramp. Follow 202 N. At Routes 1 and 202 you are 7 miles from West Chester. go straight (do not turn right at West Chester Inn) following signs for Business District, High Street. Go under the overpass. At second light, go left on rosedale Avenue (Cornerstone of University). (*)

    From Commodore Barry Bridge (NJ)

    Coming from either North or South on New Jersey Rt. 295, follow signs for 322 W. The bridge is on 322 W. Cross bridge and continue to follow 322 W. to Route 1. Left on Route 1 to Route 202 N. Right on 202 N. (at this point you are 7 miles from West Chester). Go straight (do not turn right at West Chester Inn) following signs for 322 W., High Street, Business District. Go under the overpass. At second light, go left on Rosedale Avenue (Cornerstone of University). (*)

    From Walt Whitman Bridge (NJ) 

    Cross bridge and follow signs 95 S. (and 291 S.). Follow 95 S. past Philadelphia Airport to exit for 322 S. Follow 322 W. to Route 1. Turn left on Route 1 to 202 N. Follow 202 N. for approximately 7 miles. Do not turn right at West Chester Inn, but go straight under overpass, following signs for Business District and High Street. At second traffic light past overpass, turn left onto Rosedale Avenue (Cornerstone of University). (*)

    From Western Pennsylvania 

    Take Pennsylvania Turnpike to Downington exit. Turn left onto Route 100 S. Follow Route 100 S. which will become High Street. Stay on High Street through the town of West Chester until you come to Rosedale Avenue (Cornerstone of University). Turn right onto Rosedale Ave. (*) Or follow Route 100 S. to signs for 202 S. Follow 202 S. to first exit past first traffic light (WCU, High Street, Business District). At second traffic light, go left on Rosedale Avenue. (*)

    From Allentown, Bethlehem, etc.

    Take Northeast Extension of Turnpike (Rt. 9 S.) to Pennsylvania Turnpike West. Follow Turnpike to Valley Forge exit. Continue about 1/4 mile to 202 S. (exit 26 S.) Exit and stay to left on 202 S. Continue on 202 for approximately 20 minutes. Take first exit past traffic light (WCU, High Street, Business District). At second light, go left onto Rosedale Avenue (Cornerstone of University). (*)

    (*) Continue 3 1/2 blocks (past tennis courts and Cambridge Hall Apts. on left) to 699 W. Rosedale Avenue (on right). Very large brick Victorian (widow's walk on top and fountain in middle of circular driveway). Driveway to parking lot on left side of the house for guests.