How to decorate a mantle for Christmas

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

Christmas at Longwood Gardens in the Brandywine Valley

Bright lights on Christmas trees are silhouetted against the dark sky at Longwood Garden's holiday festival.

“A Longwood Christmas” at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania begins Thursday, November 24 and continues through Sunday, January 8, 2017.  And no, even though we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving in the Brandywine Valley  it isn’t too soon to start … Continue reading

Old Fashioned Colonial Christmas at Colonial Plantation in Pennsylvania

Wearing a white gown topped by a red velvet cape trimmed in gold white, Father Christmas stands on the porch of the farm house.

Christmas at the Colonial Plantation in Media, Pennsylvania   December 5, 2016 from 11 AM – 4 PM Longing for an old fashion Christmas this year.  On December 5, 2016 be sure to visit the Colonial Plantation in Media, Pennsylvania. … 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

Romance at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast in the Brandywine Valley

The Brandywine Valley is a beautiful  place to visit any time of the year but it is at its most magical during the Chjrostmas season.  Every attraction is decked out for the season and Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast is no … Continue reading

Ring in New Year’s at Longwood Gardens

We at Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast are so fortunate to be so close to Longwood Gardens  in the Brandywine Valley.  If you didn’t get to see their magnificent Christmas display you still have time.  And they are open until 10 … Continue reading

All Aboard for All Railroad and Train Buffs

This is the time of year to really get your fix of trains.  Every year the Brandywine River Museum, six miles from Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast, devotes an entire room to their O-gauge railroad display.  It includes five rains running … Continue reading

Celebrating 12 Years in Business at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast

We’ve just completed 12 years of operating Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast in the Brandywine Valley thanks to all our wonderful guests who have returned year after year and referred their family and friends to us.   We’ve seen guests get engaged, come … Continue reading

Happy Holidays to All our Friends and Guests from Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast

    To all our friends and guests who helped make 2011 such a success, thank you so much.  We enjoyed having you stay with us and will look forward to seeing you and your friends next year.  I’ve uploaded … Continue reading