Step By Step Christmas Decorating at Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast

Mantle decorated with green, gold, and white.

So many people ask where we buy our decorations or how do we do our decorating that I’ve decided to show step by step how to decorate a mantle.  The same steps can be used on a window, a stairway, … Continue reading

Cajun Kate’s Best Cajun Food in the Brandywine Valley

Enjoy Po-Boys, red beans and rice, jambalaya and other New Orleans cuisine in the Brandywine Valley

If you come to the Brandywine Valley and are in the mood for genuine cajun food, you can’t go wrong with Cajun Kate’s.  This is a tiny little place in Booth’s Corner Farmer’s Market.about 15 minutes from Hamanassett.  Technically they … Continue reading

Brandywine Battlefield in the Brandywine Valley Open Again

Two hundred year old stone house

  Did you know that the largest battle fought during the American Revolution (or as the British refer to it The War for American Independence) was right here in the Brandywine Valley?  The British were trying to capture Philadelphia which … Continue reading

Winterthur in March Brings Spring Events


Winterthur’s museum, gardens and library are a prefect place to see Spring bloom into action. In March, Winterthur offers numerous events for guests and it is only about 13 miles from Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast. In the Winterthur Galleries, visitors can view A … Continue reading

Point-to-Point Tickets On Sale Now

Enjoy an English country outing at Winterthur, a Country Estate

Point-to-Point Steeplechase at Winterthur is THE spring time event to attend on May 3. Are you already missing Downton Abbey?  The festive and elegant horse racing events at the 37th Annual Point-to-Point will have you feeling like you have just … Continue reading

4 Wineries to Visit at Barrels on the Brandywine


Stay at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast during any weekend in March and enjoy the spirits of local wineries at Barrels on the Brandywine. Hurry and grab your wine glass though because its the final month of Barrels on the Brandywine … Continue reading

American Revolutionary Soldiers Cemetery Chester County Pennsylvania

Most of you are familiar with George Washington and his troops spending the winter at Valley Forge.  We also have nearby the Brandywine Valley Battlefield where the largest battle of American Revolutionary War was fought.  Few people know there is … Continue reading

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate at Penns Woods Winery in the Brandywine Valley

We really love the wine at Penns Woods Winery in the Brandywine Valley and what could be better than pairing wine with cheese or chocolate or both!  Each weekend in February you can taste wines they have specifically chosen to … Continue reading

Yuletide at Winterthur

The Marlboro Room at Winterthur where the family gathered to unwrap their packages.

The Brandywine Valley is blessed with a multitude of beautiful attractions during the Christmas season.   Everyone knows of Longwood Gardens, of course.  Other du Pont estates in our area include Hagley and Nemours Mansion and Gardens.  The  One of the most spectacular … Continue reading