The Fairville Inn Bed and Breakfast is a historical landmark and romantic inn located in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, PA. Situated between Longwood Gardens, the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, and the Brandywine River "Wyeth" Museum, the landmark property is just a short drive to Delaware, Philadelphia, and Wilmington and is an ideal getaway for both business and leisure travelers.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as part of the Fairville Historic District, the Fairville Inn was built between 1825 and 1837 and features 13 elegantly appointed guest rooms and two luxury suites located in the Main House, the Springhouse, and the adjacent Carriage House. Set on five acres of pristine gardens and grounds, accommodations feature plush country-style décor and furnishings, en-suite bathrooms with showers and baths, and private decks with breathtaking views. A complimentary full breakfast with a choice of three hot entrees is served every morning, along with a traditional afternoon tea boasting freshly baked goodies and imported brews.

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Guest Accommodations

The Fairville Inn Bed and Breakfast feature 13 beautifully appointed guest rooms and two luxury suites located in the Main House, the Springhouse, and the adjacent Carriage House. The Main House and the Springhouse have four guest rooms each, while the Carriage House features four bedrooms and two suites, with private decks and gorgeous garden views. The two luxury suites in the Carriage House have wood-burning fireplaces and spectacular cathedral ceilings, while some of the rooms feature striking architectural accents from the estate’s original barn.

All lodgings are well-appointed and charmingly decorated in plush country-style décor and contemporary furnishings with king or queen-size pillow-top beds dressed in luxurious linens. En-suite bathrooms have shower/bath combinations, luxurious towels, and bathrobes, and branded toiletries, and sitting areas have upholstered armchairs, antique work desks and chairs and private balconies with beautiful views. Modern in-room conveniences include flat-screen televisions with cable channels, individual climate control with cooling and heating, clock/radios, in-room storage safes, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, and complimentary wireless Internet.

Dining

A hearty and healthy three-course breakfast is served every morning and includes a continental buffet featuring fresh fruit platters, home-baked bread, and pastries, yogurt, and cereals, along with signature dishes such as French toast, pancakes, omelets, waffles, or a mouthwatering fruit-stuffed French toast soufflé. The main dishes are accompanied by bacon or inn-smoked sausages, along with freshly brewed coffee, tea, and juices.

The Fairville Inn serves afternoon tea daily, featuring freshly baked cookies, pastries, and sweet treats, as well as savory snacks, and a variety of imported teas. For lunch and dinner, there are several excellent restaurants within a few minutes of the Inn.

Amenities and Recreation

Deluxe amenities and facilities at the Fairville Inn include a complimentary three-course breakfast every morning, traditional afternoon tea daily, and beautiful gardens and grounds in which to relax. There is a "Pitch, But No Putt" four-flag golf course in the meadow next to the Inn where golfers can practice their approach game from the fairway and low rough, and friendly and professional staff are on hand to help with a variety of concierge services such as restaurant reservations and tour bookings. Activities in the area include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, and birding.

Local Attractions

Attractions and activities in the Brandywine Valley range from arts and cultural excursions to outdoor and recreational pursuits and there is something for everyone. Gardens and museums include the Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, the Brandywine River Museum, the Hagley Museum, the 300-acre country estate of Nemours, and the Sanderson Museum. Other things to see and do in the area include the Mt. Cuba Center, the Chanticleer Garden, the Delaware Museum, the Historic Houses of Odessa and the Read House and Gardens.

506 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52) Chadds Ford, PA 19317, Phone: 610-388-5900

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