|CHESTER COUNTY STUDIO ART TOUR. MAY 16-17. FREE!
Guests staying at a participating BVBB member B&B can receive a gift bag including a certificate worth $50 towards the purchase of art at any of the 47 studios on the tour (a minimum purchase may be required). Quantities are limited and a gift bag should be requested when you make your reservation or at least 72 hours prior to check-in. For more information click here to: http://www.chestercountystudiotour.com
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 especially after the winter we’ve had. It was a slow start, but now the flowers are jumping up, all over. 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 over a thousand acres of flowering trees, shrubs, and bulbs. Enjoy Spring Blooms from April 4th through May 31st. Of course the 4 acres of conservatories are a sight and fragrance to behold always and the beautiful fountains start returning in 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 Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing Trio on April 17th, Curtis Music Recitals on April 19 and Delius Society: Nigel Potts & Mezzo Soprano Sarah Rose Taylor on May 3rd. 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 6th, this year on multiple stages and garden wide, featuring Vocalist René Marie& the John Pizzarelli Quartet and Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience- an evening journey with moving imagery and light set to original music, on view July 1 through October 31.
The dazzling beauty of Winterthur’s glorious 60 acre garden is ever changing, ever more beautiful. The narrated tram tour allows you to ride through acres of gardens or take the walking paths to saunter amid breath taking scenes in Spring. Right now the March Bank and East Terrace are bursting with Spring blooms and the blooms will be progressing into different parts of the garden. As the year unfolds, the beauty unfurls.
A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life is on display from March 1, 2015–January 3, 2016. This exhibit explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and pottery.
The tours of the mansion 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 3rd -steeplechase racing, tailgate picnicking, antique carriages, historic autos, and more! Wristbands on sale now.
Spend hours at the Brandywine River Museum exploring the incredible Wyeth Family’s creations as well as others in the Brandywine School. Hurry in to see Jamie Wyeth on view through April 5th. The exhibit- Horace Pippin: The Way I See It will only be here at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. There will be no other venue for this exhibition, the first major examination of the artist’s work in more than 20 years, on view April 25 through July 19, 2015
The Andrew Wyeth Studio will be open for tours April 1 through November 22, 2015. You will not want to miss this and the NC Wyeth House & Studio and Keurner Farm tours also ending on 11/22.. Music on the Brandywine – April 30th, 7:30 p.m. Galleries open at 6 pm, features mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams.
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 & the Annual Bonsai Show-May 30 and May 31, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 PM are outstanding.
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, and available from Memorial Day till Labor Day.