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Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast
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State College, PA
2 reviews
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“Perfect Anniversary Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2006

We fell in love with the pictures we saw on their website, and fortunately, the reality was even better than the advertisement. Ashley and Glenn were the perfect hosts--we felt pampered, welcomed and special. The home is beautiful, the breakfasts were to-die-for and there were too-many-to-count little touches of hospitality and comfort here and there. You can tell innkeeping isn't a job for this couple--it's a calling. We would definitely like to come back sometime. There are tons of things to do in the area and the Hamanassett is a great base to explore the Brandywine Valley, Philadelphia and Delaware.

  • Liked — All the little hospitable touches that made it special
  • Disliked — Kind of hard to find, but once you do, SO worth it
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2006

Our visit to Chad's Ford was enhanced by staying at this beautifuly decorated property where our little dog was welcomed as readily as a family member. Our second floor bedroom was decorated in the style of the era , and we had a spacious step-down bathroom with excellent shower facilities. We enjoyed some complimentary port in the living room after dining at Simon Pierce, a local restaurant and glass-blowing mill which was recommended by the hotel proprietors, who graciously made our reservation. The Sunday morning breakfast was a touch of Pennsylvania Amish country blended with New Orleans served by our hosts, Ashley & Glenn, whose pride in their establishment is matched by their culinary expertise.
The Wyetth art exhibits and DuPont Museum are a short drive from this B & B.
If you enjoy wine tasting sign up for the $ 20 tour , it is a better value, and don't miss Va La Vineyards, a wee bit further out but the best of the lot. We intend to be back again to Hamanesset.

Bob & Lauren

Stayed November 2006
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Bermuda
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2006

We stayed at H. recently for only two nights and look forward to going back. We were in the Windsor Room, and the picture on the B&B's website doesn't show you how large the room is, though the photo does give you an idea of the luxurious furnishings. The property is beautiful, breakfast was fabulous, and there were numerous niceties throughout the B&B (such as freshly baked cookies, sherry and port available in the common rooms on the main level, a stocked guest pantry, plenty of brochures and maps to nearby attractions.)

  • Liked — the rooms/furnishings were so gorgeous!
  • Disliked — the bathroom could use remodelling
  • Tips/Secrets — not many wineries/tasting rooms in the area are open during the week
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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new york city
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2006

We - me, my boyfriend, and our miniature pincser, Samantha, just got back from a wonderful weekend that we spent at the Carriage House at the Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast. Ashley and Glen, the owners of this magnificant inn, are the sweetest, most accomodating people we've ever met. We are from New York City and wanted a little privacy - and we have a dog - so we went for the Carriage House, a house separate from the main inn. The main house is really more like a mansion, including a billiards room and a living room where the generous owners offer sherry and port in pretty crystal. The Bed & Breakfast sits on grounds including a pond with a waterfall and a stable with two cute horses. They offer a gourmet breakfast as well. The Carriage House itself is a beautiful country house with a large kitchen and beautiful upstairs bedroom and large bathroom with an old-fashioned stand-alone bath tub and separate shower. The house also has a front porch complete with a grill and rocking chairs, and on a huge expanse of property including a hammock, which we took advantage of in unusually warm weather this past Saturday. There are also many cute restaurants, wineries, gardens and shopping centers nearby if you want to go out. You should go to this wonderful little getaway - you will enjoy your surroundings and will feel pampered by the friendly hosts.

  • Liked — The grounds, the accomodations, the house and the hospitality
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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State College
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2006

An exceptional place to stay. Attention to detail is above and beyond almost any B & B and certainly beyond any normal hotel lodging.

It is readily apparent that Ashley and Glenn have put their heart and soul into this wonderful property.

Their hospitality is really special - if you value top-of -the-line type of places to stay, you will not be disappointed at the Hamanassett.

Dennis & Karen Zwigart

  • Liked — Attention to detail
  • Disliked — A little hard to find
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't miss this place.
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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Sonoma County, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2006

Everything about our stay was perfect. Ashley, the inn keeper, upgraded us to the beautiful Windsor room. The setting and all the extra "touches" were wonderful - from fresh homemade cookies to the interior of the house. (And Brandy and Gumbo the resident dogs were a delight!!)

The breakfast was superb. My husband and I are both vegetarians, so sometimes our choices are limited when we travel. But not here!! (I still have fond memories of the dill sauce and the poached pear.. yum!!)

Thanks Ashley for making our stay so special!! I know we'll see you again.

Leah and Steve from Sonoma County, CA

  • Liked — The setting , the ambiance, the dogs, the breakfast, the room, our hostess - it was all great
  • Disliked — Wish I had more time
  • Tips/Secrets — Yes - there's lots to do in the area, but make sure to spend time just hanging out here.
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2006

My husband and I met old friends at the Hamanasset B&B for a long weekend. We stayed in the carriage house - for 2 couples, it was perfect. A short walk from the main house for breakfasts (excellent - the poached pear was amazingly tasty) and for warm cookies in the evening, the carriage house still gave us tons of privacy to visit with each other.

The owers are very pleasant and helped us identify activities we'd enjoy (we went to Winterthur - my husband thought it would be boring, but we spent 5 hours there and could have stayed much longer). Plus - they sent us to Media for dinner -very close and many choices for dining (including some vegan for my husband).

We enjoyed petting the horses and dogs, but if you're not animal lovers you could never see the animals and it'd be fine.

Only downside - it might be hard to find in the dark on your first trip, but that is part of what makes it so pleasant once you're there.
We'd definitely go again.

  • Liked — Relaxing scenery
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — carriage house is great for 2 couples
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast

Property: Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast
Address: 115 Indian Springs Dr, Chester Heights, PA 19063-5622
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Chester Heights
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Chester Heights
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Brandywine Valley romantic escape near major attractions such as Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Nemours, Brandywine River Museum, Barnes Museum, and Hagley. 30 minutes from Philadelphia. Enjoy our Southern Hospitality where customer service is a priority. ... more   less 
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