Pierre du Pont House Expansion at Longwood Celebrates 100 Years

Longwood Gardens

Pierre du Pont modernized what would later become Longwood Gardens in 1914 with heat, electricity and plumbing and constructed a two-story addition with a library and a courtyard conservatory. Du Pont added modern technology to the conservatory with sash windows … Continue reading

Listen to Live Music at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens

  Longwood Gardens offers up a magical musical experience with several live performances this fall. Indoor and outdoor, with a beer in hand or without, Longwood provides a great background to take in live music and it’s only about 10 miles … Continue reading

Gardens of Brandywine Valley


  The beauty of Brandywine Valley is easily found in its numerous gardens and arboretums and there are many from which to choose to spend your day. Chanticleer Garden The 35-acre garden was once the estate of Christine and Adolph Rosengarten, … Continue reading

Longwood Gardens Lights Up the Night with Nightscape

Longwood Gardens

8 Longwood Gardens, only a few miles down the road from Hamanassett, will light up the night with its Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience exhibit starting July 1. On Wednesday through Sunday evenings the night comes alive at Longwood Gardens. Philadelphia … Continue reading

Beer Gardens Pop Up All Around Hamanassett

Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers Festival

  Enjoying a beer on a warm summer day can only be enhanced by enjoying that beer outdoors. Fortunately, there are numerous pop-up beer gardens in the areas surrounding Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast to choose from this summer. Spruce Street … Continue reading

Philly Pops Perform at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens

Enjoy the sounds of the Philly Pops this Memorial Day weekend at Longwood Gardens, less than 20 minutes down the road from Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast. On May 23, Philly Pops will perform a Memorial Day Salute to Broadway with guest conductor … 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


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