The Compleat Angler – Fly Fishing in the Brandywine Valley of Pennsylvania

Learn the art of tying fly fishing lures.

I’m sure most of you have heard about the book “The Compleat Angler” written by Izaak Walton in 1653.  Rather than being just a manual on fishing it is a story both in prose and verse which celebrates the joys … Continue reading

Elopements in Pennsylvania

The Elopement package at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast includes appetizers, wedding cake, bouquet, and bouteniere for the groom.

Congratulations on your engagement.  You’ve got the ring and now starts the planning for your special small wedding or elopement in Pennsylvania.  Sometimes it can become oveerwhelming.  Who do we invite?  What is our budget?  There is a way to … 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

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