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

Why does Huffington Post Recommend Staying at Bed & Breakfasts

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Just had to share the article from Huffington Post from April of 2014.  You can’t get a much better recommendation than the Huffington post.   It points out that the old ideas of a bed and breakfast such as sharing … Continue reading

Brandywine Valley Wineries Fall Festival

Time for a grape stompin’ good time in the Brandywine Valley.  The six wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail are celebrating their 2014 harvest the next two weekends (September 27 & 28 and October 4 & 5) from 12 … Continue reading

Restaurant Week in Brandywine Valley 9-8 through 9-13-14

It always amuses me when potential guests call and ask if we have any good restaurants in the Brandywine Valley.  We have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to dining which includes steak houses,  Italian, Continental, farm to table … Continue reading

Hamanassett Guests Attend Downton Abbey Cocktail Party at Winterthur

Guests of Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast, Lady Diane and Sir Michael,  had a wonderful evening at the Downton Abbey cocktail party on Saturday evening, July 26.  They dressed beautifully; she in a stunning royal blue gown with over the elbows … Continue reading

Last Dinner on the Titanic at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast

If you are a fan of Downton Abbey as I am, you will recall it begins when an heir to the Crawley family dies on the Titanic and the family is left to ponder how they will handle the inheritance … Continue reading