Serving Visitors to the Historic Brandywine Valley, where Southeastern Chester County, PA meets Northern New Castle County, DE.
Brandywine Valley Bed & Breakfasts
Nearby Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Brandywine River Museum, Hagley Museum, Nemours Mansion & Gardens and other area attractions

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Brandywine Valley Bed & Breakfast
Preview our B&Bs in the slide show at right. Hold your mouse over a picture to stop the show, and click a picture go to that B&B's page for a short summary of their property, rooms, rates and policies, contact information and a link to their Web site.

In 1931 the most significant fountain collection in North America was created by Pierre S. DuPont. On May 27, 2017, the main fountain garden at Longwood Gardens, reborn and revitalized will take a bow. For over two years the fountains have gone through a complete restoration including all of the hand carved Italian limestone being repaired, cleaned and restored, all electrical plumbing systems being brought up to 21st century standards and completely new landscaping. There will be entirely new water choreography including undulating, flexing and spinning effects, flying flame jets, LED lights, more color and a Grotto, the spiritual center of the new fountain garden. Come to escape, be inspired and entertained The president of Fluidty of L.A., the company responsible for this transformation, feels that this display “should make people cry it will be so awesome!” Be aware that Longwood Garden tickets are timed, but most of the Bed and Breakfasts sell discounted, untimed tickets, so that our guests can go to the gardens at the best time for them.
Longwood Gardens Summer of Spectacle
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The Brandywine Valley B&B Association Cookbook
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tep back to the unhurried pace of the past while enjoying the modern conveniences of today in a Brandywine Valley Bed and Breakfast. The Brandywine Valley region is an important piece of our nation's history. In fact, many of our member B&B's are located on property that was part of a land grant from William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. The Brandywine with its fields, woodlands, and waterpower, is a unique place that has fostered natural and human achievement.

On this land battles were fought, and fortunes were made. Out of those fortunes and a commitment to stewardship have sprung some of the world's most fascinating attractions and large tracts of preserved open spaces. We have four seasons of breathtaking gardens, elaborate mansions, world-class museums, scenic beauty and many cultural points of interest along the way.

Aside from our close proximity to such world-class attractions as Longwood Gardens and Winterthur Museum, the Brandywine Valley innkeepers offer an experience unlike any other in the valley. Sip afternoon tea on a quiet verandah, sleep in an antique bed, curl up with a cozy quilt, relax in front of a warm fireplace, soak in a luxurious jacuzzi bath, take an evening stroll through fragrant gardens, and indulge in a hearty breakfast. Choose from a variety of architecturally styled homes that have been lovingly restored to welcome you. We have federal style mansions, farmhouses, Victorian homes and Georgian manor houses.

We'll help to make your stay in the valley a pleasurable and memorable experience as you enjoy the personalized service that an innkeeper provides. After an uplifting and fun day exploring the valley, we can recommend restaurants that cater to your tastes and preferences. Whether you want a gourmet restaurant or a casual local favorite, you'll find it within reach of your B&B.

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Can you smell it? Can you hear it? Can you feel it?

It's Summer in the Brandywine Valley!

 

Escape to the incredibly beautiful Brandywine Valley. The sights are breathtaking. After a great night's sleep, and a delicious breakfast, enjoy just some of this area's offerings.  And then dine at one of dozens of fine restaurants with cuisines to delight every taste.

Consider the tours offered by the Brandywine River Museum  for NC Wyeth's home and studio, Andrew’s studio and the Kuerner farm (an inspiration for Andrew Wyeth's paintings for 70 years).  Admission is free on the first Sunday morning of the month, from February through November.  Be sure to check out the traveling exhibits, as well as the incredible Wyeth family art.

Imagine, in order to house his collection of American Fine Arts, young Henry DuPont had to add 105 rooms to his father's original mansion, Winterthur, www.winterthur.org.  Check out the incredible galleries exhibits. Take a narrated garden tram ride to discover garden highlights and the history of the estate and an introductory house tour (advance reservations required) to see some of the finest antiques of early America and the rooms where the DuPonts entertained.  Specialized mansion tours are available together with regularly scheduled garden programs and tours. 

  The Nemours Mansion and Gardens Nemoursmansion.org  will amaze you with its grandeur.  The estate is known as the Versailles of the US -- the furnishings and décor  are indescribable and the gardens spectacular. Reservations are no longer necessary, and Garden “only” Tours are available as well.

The Hagley Museum & Library www.hagleymuseum.org has the Walking Tour: Sights, Sounds, and Smells -- an in-depth, hands-on tour focused on gunpowder production in the Hagley Powder Yard and a visit to production areas rarely seen by guests.  Also consider the tour of Eleutherian Mills, the original duPont home.

World-class Longwood Gardens www.longwoodgardens.org is, of course the premier horticultural experience in the Brandywine Valley and in the U.S.  Check their website for the current concert and theatrical schedules. And do not miss, the Main Fountain Garden’s return, after two years of repair and rejuvenation. It is truly a spectacular, beautiful, outstanding, phenomenal (there are not enough superlatives) to describe the  experience. Be sure to check for days and times on Longwood’s website for daytime shows, evening shows and the incredible fountains and fireworks shows. You will not be sorry.

Be sure to ask your innkeeper about the “Brandywine Treasures Passport” that offers admission to about a dozen attractions at a significant discount, from Memorial Day through Labor Day and keep in mind the attractions mentioned above are just a very small sampling of what the Brandywine Valley offers.

  Remember the Brandywine Valley has it all!!
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