I traveled to West Chester for a conference at the University and there is literally NO WHERE the school could put me. One of the students mentioned the Faunbrook since her parents had stayed there once or twice and I am GRATEFUL that I found it! It's only 3 blocks (10 min) walk to WCU's campus, and it's very close to downtown West Chester. First of all, you're taken aback by how large and beautiful the house is...not to mention the abundance of flora surrounding the grounds. There's ample parking right by the house, a beautiful fountain to grace your entrance, and various ways to leave the property if you're going out to dinner (Limoncello's was the best!). You can unload your belongings infront of the house, and then you move your car to the parking area so patrons can drive through. The house is located in a nice suburban area, but the street is noisy simply because it's one of the main drags. At night, you hear very little of it because of the fountain and the antique windows. Few rooms have a television, but there is a televsion in the entertainment room downstairs for your enjoyment. ALL of the rooms are beautifully appointed and stay true to the house's circa of 1860. The innkeepers, Lori and Steve, are amazing people who genuinely love the house and enjoy what they do. Not to mention that Lori's breakfasts are to die for! I stayed in Elizabeth's room on the second floor, but I was surrounded by the Darlington (my favorite) May's room and the end suite. Elizabeth's room has a beautiful double bed, an antique vanity, a large closet, several chairs, and a rocking chair, and HUGE beautiful sunken clawfoot tub. I loved this room, especially because I fell asleep to the sound of the fountain. You'll hear a high pitched noise around 7:30, and 8:05 am because of the old water pipes, but they stop after a few minutes. It just reminds you that you're staying inside a piece of history. Everything was clean, comfortable (especially the sumptuous sheets & pillows), and was well appointed. ***Things to remember: Check-in is from 4-8, but the earlier the better! Check out is 11am. There is a fridge for your left-overs downstairs but no microwave, there is tea and coffee every morning but remember to bring your own snacks and drinks for your room if you want something after breakfast. Also, most of the outlets are 2 prong, so don't forget an adapter or Lori and Steve will let you borrow theirs if you need one. Lastly, I cannot wait to come back to the Faunbrook and stay in another room - I really hope more people discover this hidden gem and help Lori and Steve keep its enchantment alive!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast is perfect for your intimate wedding, your monthly business trip overnight, your girl's weekend on the wine trail, your milestone anniversary celebration, or your small business retreat. Established in 1860, Faunbrook is a Victorian inn set atop a hill overlooking the wooded 2-acre Brandywine Valley property. ... more less
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