Longwood Gardens, in Kennet Square, PA, is a beautiful respite from the fast-paced noisy world we all have become adjusted to. Wandering through the exquisite gardens and tree-lined paths can take an entire day. And, with so much else to see and do in Chester County, how can you see it all? The solution, find a great bed and breakfast nearby and extend your stay. Here are 8 of the best Bed and Breakfasts our area has to offer.
Bed and Breakfasts near Longwood Gardens
1. Whitewing Farm
370 Valley Rd, West Chester, PA · (610) 388-2013
With Longwood Gardens just minutes away, Whitewing Farm extends the beauty with rare trees, beautifully manicured lawns and gardens and even a fully stocked pond. The farm features 10 suites and guest rooms. All are luxurious and perfectly appointed and with windows large enough to get a great view of the grounds surrounding it. Add to that a delicious, chef-prepared breakfast, and you may understand why this bed and breakfast is the perfect beginning or end to your day’s fun.
2. Fairville Inn
506 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford, PA · (610) 388-5900
In the heart of the Brandywine Valley, the Fairville Inn wants all its guests to feel like family. Each newly renovated room has a fireplace and comfortable seating and bed. The suites feature balconies so you can relax while taking in the incredible views. This great bed and breakfast in close to many attractions including wineries, the Brandywine River Museum and the Winterthur Museum.
3. Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast
699 W Rosedale Ave, West Chester, PA · (610) 436-5788
The Faunbrook Inn was established in 1860. This Victorian bed and breakfast features 7 rooms, two of which are suites, and large, inviting public areas, inside and out. Sitting on top of a hill, overlooking the perfectly groomed 2-acre grounds, it is close to so many things and yet you will feel like the hectic pace of daily life is so far away.
4. Longwood Bed & Breakfast Inn
268 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford, PA · (610) 388-6080
Located on the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway, Longwood Bed & Breakfast is less than a mile from Longwood Gardens and only 12 miles from downtown Wilmington. This makes it the perfect place or a business trip or vacation, or both. Built in 1865, the Carriage House from the original farmstead now features 3 suites, a dining room, gathering room and a shaded patio. With only guest suites, this bed and breakfast promises to pamper you with personalized service.
5. Kennett House Bed & Breakfast
503 W State St, Kennett Square, PA · (610) 444-9592
The Kennet House Bed & Breakfast offers its guests the best of both worlds. While only a five-minute drive from the scenic tranquility of Longwood Gardens, it is also in walking distance of Kennet Square’s shopping district with its variety of shops and restaurants. The 3 rooms and one suite are set in a granite mansion which also features many public gathering spaces and a dining room where the made to order breakfasts are served.
6. Bancroft Manor Bed and Breakfast
318 Marshall St, Kennett Square, PA · (610) 470-4297
The Bancroft Manor Bed and Breakfast is located in the historic district of Kennet Square, but just a few blocks from downtown where all the action is. Close to the many Chester County attractions, including Longwood Gardens, the Brandywine Battlefield, and many museums and wineries. The house, built in 1909 by the founder of the mushroom empire in the area, features rooms filled with antiques from the period and all the amenities you would expect from a fine hotel.
7. Wild Wisteria Bed and Breakfast
883 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA · (610) 388-1435
Established in 1714, the historic Wild Wisteria Bed and Breakfast features 6 rooms with private baths, a comfortable living room where guests are encouraged to have a glass of wine by the fire, or kick back in some of the other cozy public areas. Not far from Longwood Gardens and the many other local attractions it is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of seeing the sights or shopping.
8. 1732 Folke Stone Bed and Breakfast
777 Copeland School Rd, West Chester, PA 19380 · (800) 884-4666
Built in 1732, this historic building was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. Renovated and reopened it 1995, the Folke Stone Bed and Breakfast still maintains the feel of the time period it was built in. It is close to the many local attractions, but you will feel like you have traveled back to a quieter more peaceful time once you walk through the doors.
Bed and Breakfasts of Chester County
Bed and breakfasts have been a tradition in America as long as people have taken to the roads to see all that this country has to offer. With all the historical, educational, fun and relaxing things to do in and around Chester County, PA, it is no wonder that there are so many high-quality bed and breakfasts in the area as well.
How We Ranked the B&Bs near Longwood Gardens:
The Bed and Breakfast had to be in close proximity to Longwood Gardens. We compiled the list by using online data from major review websites, including Facebook, Yelp, TripAdvisor and others, giving each B&B a score based on reviews and how many times it appears on a top list. Also, we gave each establishment our own rating. We then tallied up the scores to create the final ranking. Essentially, those establishments that consistently inspired positive reviews rose to the top of this list.
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