14 Main Line Area Bed and Breakfasts Perfect for a Weekend Getaway
Need a romantic local getaway or somewhere charming to put up out-of-town guests? These inns and bed and breakfasts will do the trick.
Relax at this romantic stone manor house, built in 1732. Gourmet breakfasts and charming décor make the 1732 a perfect weekend getaway. Once a safe haven on the Underground Railroad, the home has a great deal of historical significance. Complete with fireplaces and open beam ceilings, the bed and breakfast is ultra cozy.
777 Copeland School Road, West Chester.
Elegantly decorated rooms, gorgeous gardens and made-to-order breakfasts make Alpenhof an ideal getaway destination. Rooms are spacious rooms and the surroundings scenic. Located in Media, Philadelphia, Valley Forge and King of Prussia are all close by for exploring.
2001 Ridley Creek Road, Media.
Red roses line the walkway of this 1909 Queen Anne home. Relax on the wrap around porch or enjoy the views from lead glass windows. Located within walking distance of downtown Kennett Square, Bancroft Manor is as convenient as it is scenic.
318 Marshall St., Kennett Square.
Wander through the sculpture garden or simply relax in one of just three bedrooms at the Buck School Inn. Originally built in 1840 and renovated in 2005, Buck School Inn blends tradition with modernity. Stay in the School Room, the Brandywine Suite, or the intriguingly named Van Gogh Room.
33 Buck Road, Downingtown.
Two acres surround this 1830 farmhouse, which overflows with Old World charm. The restaurant boasts eight period dining rooms and promises gourmet food and drink. The inn offers 13 bedrooms with fireplaces, sitting rooms and private patios. On warm days, venture out to the garden gazebo for a bit of peace.
146 South Whitford Road, Exton.
The luxurious Fairville Inn features three buildings, 13 rooms and two suites. Stay in the 19th century Main House, the Carriage House, or the Springhouse. Many rooms feature canopied beds, a fireplace and a private deck or porch. Enjoy full breakfast in the morning, then treat yourself to afternoon tea.
506 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford.
Located in West Chester, the Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast offers seven bedrooms appointed with the likes of mahogany millwork and Monticello windows. The Victorian inn resides on a hill and offers beautiful views of the borough.
699 W. Rosedale Ave., West Chester.
Founded before American independence, this 1700s inn brings history to life in a warm country setting. General Warren’s eight suites include a private bathroom and sitting area, authentically styled in the manner of 18th century homes. An Honor Bar and private deck elevate inn guests to VIP status, and an excellent restaurant promises high-quality meals. Plan a weekend trip or a wedding at the beautiful and expansive Warren Inn.
9 Old Lancaster Road, Malvern.
History buffs won’t want to miss the antique furnishings, vintage lace curtains and swimming pool at the Great Valley House. An original fireplace provides Pre-Revolutionary era charm, while the modern amenities and meals place guests firmly in the 21st century. Enjoy the elegant John Wilson, William Thomas, or Frederick Houseman rooms and then venture outdoors to stroll the property’s four acres.
1475 Swedesford Road, Malvern.
Nothing says classic getaway quite like a country house. This 1856 home is nestled in the Brandywine Valley and offers seven quaint, but modern guest rooms. The property also boasts a summer pavilion, billiard room and outdoor chess set, ensuring that guests are well entertained. Charming candlelight breakfasts and on-sight cooking classes create an intimate atmosphere.
115 Indian Springs Drive, Chester Heights.
Luxury getaways are the specialty at the Inn at Grace Winery. Pampering starts from the moment you arrive. An on-sight winery, housed in a converted rustic barn, with wine tastings available on the weekend makes this the perfect spot for oenophiles to unwind.
50 Sweetwater Road, Glen Mills.
Made up of four guest rooms, the intimate Manayunk Guest House is perfect for those looking to explore the city. A terrace, garden, meeting room and concierge elevate the experience. Built in 1877, the historic Victorian townhome prides itself on warm spirit and excellent meals.
168 Gay St., Philadelphia.
Eight acres surround the historic Pennsbury Inn, which boasts seven rooms, private baths, large open fireplaces, a library room and a music room. Guests feel as though they’re traveling back in time thanks to traditional décor.
883 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford.
This elegant 1885 Victorian retains its Old World, without compromising on modern, like a 50-foot pool. Ideally located within short driving distance from Villanova, the Wayne B&B proves both charming and convenient.
211 Strafford Ave., Wayne.