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

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

Godiva and Frappuccino Summer Time Drink

A cool and delicous summer drink with Godiva chocolate liquer.

So happy that Epicurious Community liked our summer drink so much they posted our recipe on their site.  Amounts are easily adjusted for your particular tastes.  Recipe below.   Godiva Mochatini 1 ounce vodka 1 ounce Godiva Chocolate Liquer 4-6 … 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

Nightscape A Light and Sound Experience Returns to Longwood

Imagine a kaleidoscope of colors bursting across the night sky accompanied by musicl

This is your last chance to view this amazing light and sound show by Klip Collective at Longwood Gardens.  Even if you attended last year you’ll enjoy new music and some new experiences.  The show runs from August 3 – … Continue reading

Brandywine Treasures Passports Available at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast

Mansion of Hagley Museum with tulips in foreground.

The following Brandywine Valley attractions are included:   Longwood Gardens, Winterthur,  Brandywine River Museum (Wyeth Museum), Hagley, Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Mount Cuba, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts,  Delaware Museum of Natural History, The Read House and Rockwood … 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

Celebrate Our Flag’s 238th Birthday in Philadelphia

Betsy Ross holding the original flag in Philadelphia.

My how time flies.  This year is our flag’s 238th birthday and you don’t want to miss the celebration at the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia.  Festivities begin June 13 and will continue will activities through the week until June … Continue reading

Winterthur in March Brings Spring Events

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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