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
The Brandywine with its fields, woodlands,
and waterpower, is a unique place that has fostered natural and human
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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There’s that wonderful feeling as you walk outside. The fragrance, clean, crisp, and slightly perfumed,
it must be “SPRING” in the Brandywine Valley.
Wow, April arrives and there’s no holding back. There’s not enough time in the day to attend everything that the Brandywine Valley has to offer. Longwood’s landscape comes alive in April and May with hundreds of acres of flowering trees, shrubs, and bulbs. Enjoy Spring Blooms through May 19th. New this year are the Beyond the Garden Gates Days, when you get to meet, question and learn from Longwood’s gardeners and arborists. Of course the 4 acres of conservatories are a sight and fragrance to behold always and the beautiful fountains returned in early April. Let Your Inner Child Come Out in the Indoor children’s garden & playground & Nature’s Castles “tree houses” daily. There are all kinds of instrumental & vocal concerts, such as the Curtis Institute of Music, Student Recitals, Peter Richard Conte and Jeremy Filsell and Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey. Many events require advance tickets so check the website. This is not to mention all of the educational classes, lectures, and tours etc. that go on continually. Looking ahead- plan on attending the Wine & Jazz Festival on June 1st and the illuminated fountain shows which run from May 31–August 31, 2013 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 9:15 pm.
The dazzling beauty of Winterthur’s glorious 60 acre garden is ever changing, ever more beautiful. Right now the Sundial Garden is ablaze and progressing into different parts of the garden as the year unfolds, the beauty unfurls. The narrated tram tour allows you to ride or take the walking paths to saunter amid breath taking scenes in Spring. Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience April 20, 2013 – January 5, which takes you on a journey through the centuries that included the colonial wars, the American Revolution, and decades of nation building. The tours of the house put the Newport Mansions to shame with all their glory. An Introductory or Family Tour is included with admission. Other “focus” tours are available at an extra charge. Children are not forgotten here, Wonder at the magic of Winterthur's famous fairy-tale children's garden, Enchanted Woods, and enjoy hands-on learning in the Touch-It Room. “Point to Point” is Sunday May 5th -steeplechase racing, tailgate picnicking, antique carriages, historic autos, and more!
Spend hours at the Brandywine River Museum exploring the incredible Wyeth Family’s creations as well as others in the Brandywine School. Andrew Wyeth's "Ides of March: “The Making of a Masterpiece is on view through May 19.
The Andrew Wyeth Studio will be on view through November 23rd and brings together paintings and drawings from private collections that depict the interior and exterior of the studio, as well as some of the models who posed there. You will not want to miss the NC Wyeth House & Studio and Keurner Farm tours also ending on 11/24.. The Annual Wildflower and Native Sale on Mother’s Day weekend is a complete education on native plants. Then the Antique Show on Memorial Day weekend is outstanding.
Then stay tuned for Which Way the Wind Blows: Antique American Weathervanes
May 25 through July 28 and Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan
June 15 through November 17.
Did we mention the Hagley Museum, Nemours, Brandywine Battlefield and so much more? Outdoor activities galore… Antiquing, wineries, outstanding restaurants…
The Brandywine Valley truly has it all!!! We’re going to save you big bucks this summer as well. Be sure to ask your innkeeper about the “Brandywine Treasures Passport”- it’s a real winner.