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

Brandywine Valley Events in November

Music Abounds in downtown Media Pa in November

Whether you love sports, music, or history you’ll find it this month in Media, Pa. just five miles from Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast.  World famous saxophonist Odean Pope is just one of the many performers you will hear on November … Continue reading

On Display American Artists Georgia O’Keefe, Wyeth, Demuth and others at Brandywine River Museum

Painting features green pastures with hills in the background. In front is a red orange painted barn behind a horse drawn wagon.

Here is a great opportunity to view 70 works of art of Georgia O’Keefe,  N. C. Wyeth, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth,  and other famous artists all in one location.  Their paintings are on loan from collections all across the country as well … Continue reading

Brandywine Valley Haunted Houses and Other SpookyHalloween Attractions

Creepy man trying to escape from behind bars.

Things that go bump in the night what you’re looking for this Halloween? Check out PennsHurst and Bates Motel Haunted Hayrides and visit Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast. 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

Chanticleer Garden Biggest Little Garden You’ll Ever See

Find out what is in bloom throughout the season at Chanticleer Garden.

As I’ve bragged here before, Philadelphia and the surrounding area is known as the Garden Capitol of the United States.  And one of the most over looked gardens is Chanticleer.  Located just 25 minutes from Hamanassett and 30 minutes west … Continue reading

N.C. and Andrew Wyeth Studio and House Tours

Kuerner Farm in Chadds Ford Pa.

If you’ve read Treasure Island, The Last of the Mohicans, or The Yearling you have seen the works of N.C. Wyeth.  One of the most famous of American illustrators, Wyeth worked right here in Delaware County, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania to … Continue reading

Philadelphia Area is Garden Capital of America

A riot spring blooms at Longwood Gardens

Did you know there are over 30 gardens in the Philadelphia area and Hamanassett is within 30 minutes of most of them?   Planted so that every season is colorful, you’ll find special events throughout the year for the family … Continue reading

Hamanassett Gardens Featured by Select Registry

Enjoy the gardens and koi pond in the Brandywine Valley.

We are proud that when Select Registry wrote about 21 beautiful gardens and grounds Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast was included.  In addition to our beautiful grounds which includes our koi pond with waterfall you can visit world famous Longwood Gardens, … 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