Glencairn Castle in Bryn Athyn Pennsylvania

The Great Hall of Glencarin located in the historic district of Bryn Athyn, Pa.

Although we have lived in Pennsylvania almost twenty five years, I am always learning about new and exciting attractions to visit.  The most recent attraction I’ve learned about is a Beaux Arts mansion called Glencairn.  The medieval castle like museum … Continue reading

Brandywine Battlefield in the Brandywine Valley Pennsylvania

Exhibit of 18th century medicine at the Brandywine Battlefield in Chadds Ford, Pa.

Did you know that the largest battle fought during the American Revolution (or as the British refer to it The War for American Independence) was right here in the Brandywine Valley?  The British were trying to capture Philadelphia which was … Continue reading

Bed and Breakfast Cooking School Italian Menu Added

Hamanassett bed and breakfast cooking class busy making dinner.

  If you are looking for a fun filled weekend learning the basics of Italian cooking look no further.  Our Pennsylvania bed and breakfast cooking school on July 21, 2018 offers Mi Amore That’s Italian cooking.  Our classes are geared … 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 to … Continue reading

Philadelphia and Brandywine Valley Fourth of July Events

Magnificent fireworks will explode over the Philadelphia Art Museum

Philadelphia is where it all began so why not celebrate July 4 in the cradle of independence?  There will be all types of events to celebrate Independence Day beginning the week prior to the fourth and running through the holiday. … Continue reading

Dog Friendly Vacation Rental Brandywine Valley Pa

Even the horses at Hamanassett are dog friendly.

If you are planning to visit the Brandywine Valley with your best friend, consider Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast.   We have two 2 story cottages on the grounds and both have pet friendly fenced in yards so you can safely … Continue reading

Hiking and Biking in the Brandywine Valley

Darlington Walking Trail is 1/2 mile from Hamanassett

Although half of Delaware County is not technically in the Brandywine Valley, it is close enough to claim kinship.  And  most of the trails are close enough to claim kinship.  The good news is many are so close to Hamanassett.  … Continue reading

Food Festivals In and Around Philadelphia

Beautiful blueberries on the vine waiting to be picked.

If you are a Foodie have I got great news for you.  From now through October there will be over 40 food festivals in the Philadelphia area and all are within a thirty minute drive of Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast. … Continue reading

Hamilton at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

One of the founding fathers of the United States is Alexander Hamilton

Whether you saw the musical Hamilton on Broadway or just meant to, why not learn about the real Alexander Hamilton?  From now through December 31, 2018 a new exhibit entitled Hamilton:  The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation highlights the … Continue reading

Treat Mom to Mother’s Day in the Brandywine Valley

Winterthur A Country Estate boasts 1000 acres of woodlands and flowers

Why not give Mom memories and the day off rather than stuff this Mother’s Day?  To help you out, we are offering a  Mother’s Day Special at Hamanassett.  Stay any two nights the weekend  of Mother’s Day from May 11, … Continue reading