The inn hosts Marcy and Walt were waiting for us when we arrived late Tuesday afternoon for our 3-day stay in the Brandywine Valley. Our room was up a flight of stairs, a little tight, but very nicely appointed with a Queen bed and with our private bathroom just across the hall. Marcy gave us excellent suggestions for dinner nearby in West Chester and promised to give us more local advice the next morning. A delicious home-cooked breakfast was waiting for us at 8:30 the next morning--fresh fruit, fritata, muffins, good coffee and juice, and Marcy and Walt chatted with us over their own coffee. After breakfast, Marcy gave us maps and information about Longwood Gardens, Winterthur and other special sites. Since we were staying three nights, she also gave us a coupon for a significant discount at Longwood.
The inn itself is a stone home from 1732 that was refinished inside in 1988. It sits on an acre of green land looking over a pondthat is inhabited by a swan and several ducks. We saw a fox near the pond on the first morning. Walt continues to work on the house and yard to make sure everything is right. The house is furnished from Marcy's and Walt's homes, with furniture and art inherited from their parents and ancestors. Everything in the house means something to one or both of them, and the ambience is warm, welcoming and comfortable.
There is wi-fi access throughout the inn, and guests may also use the refrigerator and snack basket when they are peckish.
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